Why antagonize? One should have more to do with their time... You asked if Candy is watching the pope on TV. I do not know Candy personally, but somehow I doubt that woman has the tube on much. She is too productive and too smart to have that thing blaring all day.
I don't recall seeing a television in Candy's house tour.
On the other hand, when I was growing up my grandmother ALWAYS had the television going during the day. She liked the background noise and she also liked being up to date with what was going on, especially after the Kennedy Assasination. Of course that was the era of NBC, ABC, and CBC only!
May God be with you and you seek out truth.
A sentiment that we share for Candy and all of her readers as well!
I will say something that is true... There is only one Messiah. God Himself came to earth over 2000 years ago and His name is JESUS! You should try to wrap your mind around the blessing that this is as we all should. We do not have to have any mediator standing between us and God (the pope or a priest, saints or whomever).n>
A very misunderstood passage by Candy and crew. We handle the one mediator concept here and here.
He payed the highest price so that YOU may go to God on your very own.
A very Catholic idea!
1019 Jesus, the Son of God, freely suffered death for us in complete and free submission to the will of God, his Father. By his death he has conquered death, and so opened the possibility of salvation to all men.
He gave His life so that you would... I doubt the pope would ever go to the cross the way your Savior did.
I'm not sure what that even means theologically.
Another highlight- a comment DEFENDING the Pope got through!
Actually, this Pope was required to register for the Hitler Youth, under German law (as all teens were when they reached age 14), but he never went to meetings. The fact that his cousin, who had Down Syndrome, was killed by the Nazis probably had a lot to do with his decision.
Hope this clears up Anne's question.
More info on that here and here.