Is it considered un-Catholic to disagree with something the Pope says?
Jesus conferred primacy on Saint Peter but does this mean that Catholics need to accept everything Peter and his succcessors did or said?
- Bobby JimLv 71 year ago
According to the Catholic Church, yes. But Jesus did not confer Peter with primacy. Jesus gave Peter the keys to the kingdom, which is the good news: the Gospel. Matthew 16.
- PaulLv 71 year ago
Catholics don't have to accept personal opinions voiced by the Pope. Jesus's promises to the first Pope and his successors apply only to official statements on matters of faith and morals. A few popes have lived scandalous lives, yet even they have never officially taught anything false. God will not allow it. It is that divine gift of authority that has allowed the Catholic Church to remain one in belief, one in teaching, one in worship, one in biblical understanding throughout the world for 2,000 years, while those who have defected from His Church, having no such authority, have disintegrated into thousands of unauthorized manmade denominations teaching thousands of conflicting and therefore false beliefs, in just a few hundred years.
- Miss SmartypantsLv 61 year ago
The Pope to me is only a religious leader and nothing more. I'm a Catholic Christian who believes that the Pope is human like the rest of us and prone to mistakes, and the Vatican has proven already that they made some very huge mistakes when it came to the abuse of children. Not all Catholics agree with everything the Pope or the Catechism (beliefs of the church) says.
- Anonymous1 year ago
Peter was never a "pope".
Catholicism and orthodox lead to eternal torment in the lake of fire, since they both teach works for salvation, which leads to hell (Acts 15:1, Galatians 1:6-9).
You need to believe in JESUS without works, to get into heaven (Romans 4:5).
Catholicism and orthodox are deceptions from satan to get you into hell. Catholicism and orthodox are not Christian. Jesus is not in catholicism or orthodox. Reading the Bible proves to us that catholicism and orthodox are full of lies.. Catholicism and orthodox teach works for salvation, which leads to eternal torment in the lake of fire (Galatians 1:6-9). And "purgatory" doesn't exist. Every "pope" is a false prophet of satan. Catholicism and orthodox didn't even exist for over 300 years after the Bible was complete and compiled. So avoid catholicism and orthodox, get away from them both
Jesus is God. Jesus is not a "religion"
Nobody can be good enough to avoid hell. The truth is that death leads to immediate heaven or hell, depending only on whether the person believed in Jesus for eternal life, or not.
The truth is that Jesus loves you and wants to bless your life freely :) Most of all, Jesus wants you with Him forever, and not in hell. The truth is that every belief except one will lead to eternal torment in the lake of fire for every person. Because nothing pays for our sins except the death and blood of Jesus, the sacrifice of Jesus that is already accomplished by Him . Jesus loves you! The truth is that Jesus is God, and Jesus died on the cross to pay for all of our sins in full, and then Jesus resurrected from the dead. Nothing else pays for our sins, not works, not deeds, not religions. So the only way to heaven and to avoid hell, is by believing in Jesus for eternal life (John 6:47), without adding any of your own works (Romans 4:5). Believe in Jesus to take you to heaven, and you will be in heaven, no matter what, guaranteed. That easy, thanks to Jesus! Tell Jesus that you thank Him that you will be with Him in heaven when you die, because you believe in Jesus! It is too late to be saved, after death.
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- Anonymous1 year ago
Peter was the first pope. Paul was not being un-Catholic when Peter needed to be corrected.
- Doug CatholicLv 71 year ago
It's complicated. The Pope's role is to confirm the brethren in the authentic faith of Jesus Christ. But these days, knowing the authentic faith and knowing the Pope sometimes results in a major conflict. One theory is that a Pope who fails to actually do what a Pope is supposed to do, must be a fake - an anti-pope.Source(s): www.askmeaboutgod.org
- 1 year ago
Yes. Unlike during the Dark Ages, fortunately today one can disagree with the Pope without fear of being killed by the RCC as a heretic.
- 1 year ago
Catholics MUST agree with the pope when he speaks ex-cathedra (officially). This does not make it right, though. I am just telling you that they must, that's all.