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Catholicism in a nutshell
How much graphic proof is needed? How much evidence shall you ignore? How many must the Lord send your way warning you of these truths? Here are just a "few" historic and very graphic facts that I have compiled recently. I will not share ALL of the articles I have, simply because the file is too large and i do believe you will get the point from what I have compiled here.
these the fruits of a Christian church? Jesus said: MAT 7:20
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not a hard verse to
understand is it? KEEP IN MIND... It's the last days. Jesus
warned us in Matthew 7:15, to, "Beware of false prophets,
which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are
ravening wolves." The devil will not tempt you with a piece
of rotted liver if it's a chocolate bar you desire. Nor would he
tempt you with a demon, if it's a "priest" you seek
Remember... while reading... "By their fruits ye shall know them" (Mat 7:20)
A Catholic Bishop BREAKS the 6th Commandment to protest the breaking of the 6th commandment. A Roman Catholic Bishop shot himself to death today in an effort to prevent to death of a Catholic prisoner on death row... CNN May 7 1998
Cardinal Newman admits in his book that; the "temples, incense, oil lamps, votive offerings, holy water, Holidays, and seasons of devotion, processions, blessings of the fields, sacerdotal vestments, the tonsure (of priests, munks and nuns), images, and statues... are all of PAGAN ORIGIN." The Development of the Christian Religion Cardinal Newman p.359
In Stanley's History, page 40: "The popes filled the place of the vacant emperors at Rome, inheriting
their power, their prestige, and their titles from PAGANISM."
"We hold upon this earth the place of GOD ALMIGHTY" ...Pope Leo XIII
"For thou art the shepherd, thou art the physician, thou art the director, thou art the husbandman, finally thou art ANOTHER GOD ON EARTH." Labbe and Cossart's "History of the Councils." Vol. XIV, col. 109
The title "LORD GOD THE POPE" can be found within a gloss of Extravagantes of Pope John XXII, title 14, chapter 4, Declaramus.
"Hence the Pope is crowned with a triple crown, as KING OF HEAVEN AND EARTH, and purgatory." Prompta Bibliotheca," Feraris, Vol. VI, p. 26, art. "Papa."
Roman Catholic Canon Law stipulates through Pope Innocent III that the Roman pontiff is "the vicegerent upon earth, not a mere man, BUT A VERY GOD;" and in a gloss on the passage it is explained that this is because he is the vicegerent of Christ, who is "VERY GOD AND VERY MAN." Decretales Domini Gregorii translatione Episcoporum, (on the transference of Bishops), title 7, chapter 3; Corpus Juris Canonice (2nd Leipzig ed., 1881), col. 99; (Paris, 1612), tom. 2, Devretales, col. 205
The Vatican II Council. Go to Page 346 and you will find...
"Christ's Catholic church alone which is the ALL EMBRACING MEANS OF SALVATION"
"The church may by Divine right confiscate the property of heretics, imprison their persons, and CONDEMN THEM TO THE FLAMES." Vatican II
"The Catholic Church has persecuted ... when she thinks it is good to use physical force she will use it... Will the Catholic Church give bond that she will not PERSECUTE?... The Catholic Church gives no bonds for her GOOD BEHAVIOUR." -Western Watchman, Dec. 24, 1908
Mr. Raywood Frazier, in the booklet "Catholic Words and Actions," presents documentary proof of the intensive persecution of Protestants and non-Catholics in Columbia, South America, between 1949 and 1953. The Catholic Church had the support of the Columbian government in the destruction of many churches, and the LIQUDATION of more than 1,000 documented cases -- some of whom were shot, drowned, or emasculated. He says there is EVIDENCE of over 60,000 killed. Pope Pius XII AWARDED the President of Columbia with one of the HIGHEST AWARDS which the Church bestows, and PRAISED Columbia for its EXAMPLE OF CATHOLIC FAITH." (Pp. 59,60)
The defense of Roman Catholics to this presentation is as follows: "Communists destroy churches because they are God's enemies; Catholic's destroy churches because they are God's friends... Against such men-founded churches... Catholics in Latin America should arise and WIPE THEM OUT WIITH FIRE." -John J. Oberlander, in The Voice of Freedom, 1954, p. 20.
The rector of the Catholic Institute of Paris, H.M.A. Baudrillart, revealed the attitude of the church and her leaders toward persecution. "When confronted with heresy," he said, "she does not content herself with persuasion, arguments of an intellectual and moral order appear to her insufficient, and she has recourse to FORCE , to CORPORAL PUNISHMENT, to TORTURE." The Catholic Church, The Renassance, and Protestantism, pp.182-183
A CATHOLIC PRIEST and an ex-guerrilla from Northern Ireland were CONVICTED Monday of charges related to the $7.4 million robbery of a Brink's armored car depot. Daily Southtown Nov. 29, 1994 p. A9 Section Nation/World art. Priest Guilty
10-24-96 Channel 18 News and every other channel or newspaper on the planet! Pope John Paul II states that EVOLUTION IS SCIENTIFICALLY SOUND
((((MAYBE JOHN PAUL MISSED THIS ARTICLE... "DNA FROM A NEANDERTHAL PROVES EVOLUTION FALSE WBGL News 7-16-97 The DNA from a neanderthal proves that it is a COMPLETE different species from humans!")))
A Roman Catholic priest makes the statement for all the viewing area to hear. "FELLOW BELIEVERS STONED STEPHEN" OakLawn Cable Channel #51 "Catholic Television" 11:00 a.m. May 5-2-95
The second council of Nicea, A.D. 787, was called to establish IMAGE WORSHIP in the church. This council is recorded in Ecclesiastical Annals, by Baronius, Vol. 9, pp.391-407. (Antwerp, 1612); and Charles J. Hefele, A History of the Councils of the Church From the Original Documents book 18, chapter 1, sec. 332-333; chapter 2, sec. 345-352 (T. and T. Clark ed., 1896), Vol. 5, pp. 260-304, and 342-372.
The decree set forth in the year 1229 A.D. by the Council of Valencia... places Bible on The Index of FORBIDDEN BOOKS. The doctrine withholds "it is forbidden for laymen (common man) to read the Old and New Testaments. - We forbid them most severely to have the above books in the popular vernacular." "The lords of the districts shall carefully seek out the heretics in dwellings, hovels, and forests, and even their underground retreats shall be entirely wiped out." Council Tolosanum, Pope Gregory IX, Anno. Chr. 1229
The church Council of Tarragona ruled that: "No one may possess the books of the Old and New Testaments in the Romance language, and if anyone possesses them he must turn them over to the local bishop within eight days after the promulgation of this decree, so they may be BURNED." D. Lortsch, Histoire de la Bible en France, 1910, p.14.
"Socialism, Communism, clandestine societies, BIBLE SOCIETIES... PESTS of this sort must be DESTROYED by all means.**" The encyclical Quanta Cura Issued by Pope Pius IX, December 6, 1866
The decree set forth in the year 1545 A.D. by the Council of Trent... The doctrine withholds and declares that TRADITION is of equal authority with the Bible.
"The Pope is of great authority and power that he can MODIFY, explain, or interpret even divine laws... The Pope can MODIFY divine law, since his power is not of man, BUT OF GOD, and he acts as vicegerent of God upon earth." -Lucius Ferraris, Prompta Ribliotheca, "Papa," art. 2, translated.
"The Pope has the power to change times, to abrogate laws, and to dispense with all things, even the precepts of Christ." "The Pope has the authority and often exercised it, to dispense with the command of Christ." Decretal, de Tranlatic Episcop. Cap. (The Pope can modify divine law.) Ferraris' Ecclesiastical Dictionary.
(((((SEE DANIEL 7:25 TO EXPLAIN THIS BLUNT ADMISSION... DNL 7:25 And he shall speak [great] words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change TIMES AND LAWS: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. )))))
Catholic Charities has more than $5 million worth of contracts with the city, but for Levada, more important is Catholic doctrine that says while simply being a homosexual is not a sin... Chgo SunTimes Feb. 16, 1997 Section Religion p. 34 art. S.F., Catholic Charities battle over benefits for GAY partners
Cardinal Bernardin writes... On homosexuality: he says GAYS ARE CHILDREN OF GOD, that they should be loved and that Catholics ought to DEFEND THEIR RIGHTS. ... God's plan for sexuality ... is best fulfilled in a stable union... But to teach that in no way is to belittle a person who may have a homosexual orientation. Chgo SunTimes Oct. 21, 1994 p. 18 art. Bernardin Letter Tackles Hot Topics for Teenagers
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH SAYS GOD "CREATES" PEOPLE GAY
CNN News 10-1-97 reports: Roman Catholic church states that homosexuals should not be condemned. The RCC says their sexual orientation is not freely CHOSEN.
NBC DATELINE 6-29-98 @ 9:00pm REPORTS:
Roman Catholic Church / School in Ft. Lauderdale Florida expelled all the children from the family of Mr & Mrs Anderson as well as excommunicate the Andersons from the Roman catholic church. Why? The Andersons did not want their Church to teach their children the aspects of "Masterbation & Homoexulaity" in their school curriculum along with other very objectional materials. The Andersons have tried for three years to get them to stop. They even tried holding a prayer vigil on the property of the Church. Their Roman catholic Church had the police remove them from the property for praying. The Andersons are actually very devout catholics. Mr and Mrs Anderson even participated in the Mass as Eucharistic ministers. And this is how they are treated because they choose not to allow their children to be taught things that sinful and very disgusting.
FORT WORTH - The Vatican has taken the rare step of returning convicted pedophile priest Rudolph "Rudy" Kos, 53, to lay status -- The Vatican did not, however, take the step of nullifying his ordination, which would mean that Kos never was a validly ordained priest. Kos is serving a life sentence in prison for molesting altar boys. The scandal led to a record $119.6 million verdict against the Diocese of Dallas, the largest clergy sexual abuse award in US history, though it was later greatly reduced. In a criminal trial later, Kos was convicted of sexual assault and indecency charges for molesting four boys more than 1,350 times between 1987 and 1992. Kos, who pleaded guilty to some assault and indecency charges, was suspended from his priestly functions and benefits in 1993, shortly after accusations surfaced. The Vatican's action also relieves the Dallas Diocese of financial responsibility for Kos if he ever is released from prison. 7/9 Associated Press SAN ANTONIO
This priests molests 4 young boys 1,350 TIMES! And the Vatican merely slaps his limp wrist?
IS IT UNEXPECTED? THIS EXPLAINS ALL THE NUMEROUS PRIESTS BEING CAUGHT, SUED, AND JAILED FOR MOLESTING BOYS... ANYONE CAN LOOK TO THE WWW AND FIND HUNDREDS OF ARTICLES TO PROVE THIS AS A FACT... HERE'S JUST A "FEW"...
And yes... The Roman Catholic Church tried to COVER UP the actions of another molesting priest! Dallas diocese "covered up" molesting priests actions! A 119 Million dollar mistake!
The Roman Catholic Church looses 102 MILLION DOLLARS thanks to this molesting priest
(((CHECK OUT THE RELATED SITES AS WELL.. TONS OF INFO!!)))
NBC News (ch 15) 1-8-98 reports: Rockford illinois Roman Catholic Diocese is running 30 second commercials ADVERTISING for "priests". They are spending $55.000.00 to see if anyone wants to become a priest in the Roman Catholic Church.
CNN News -1-24-98 reports: Pope john paul II "CROWNS" Cuba's most religious ICON in a show of "ACCEPTANCE"
B.J. McMahon's (bar) triumphantly crosses the finish line ahead of St. James place (bar), which ran into a bit of trouble, during the Oak Lawn BED RACERS on Sunday sponsored by the Knights of Columbus in Oak Lawn. The fundraising event, sponsored by the KNIGHTS OF CLUMBUSin Oak Lawn, drew participants from LCAL BARS, businesses and organizations. Daily Southtown Newspaper Aug. 11, 1994 Front page section Your Town art. Oak Lawn Bed Races a nightmare to riders.
Last weekend, a CHURCH-SANCTIONED BEER PARTY turned ugly. The Rev. Steven Lanza, pastor at the Notre Dame De Chicago Catholic Church, 1335 W. Harrison, was arrested for disorderly conduct after a college beer bash held on church property got out of hand. Ald. Ted Mazola (1st) told me he had dropped off his babysitter and was returning home about 1 a.m Saturday when he saw "about 300 KIDS" who had poured out of the beer blast but were still hanging around the neighborhood. "They were blocking the streets, jumping on cars, ...they pounded on my car and swore at me,... and they were using the front lawns and driveways as public urinals. Hey it wasn't only the guys," the alderman said "Women were doing it too." "This isn't the first time the neighborhood has had a problem with the church throwing or allowing parties, it's more like the 21ST TIME." said Mazola, who lives nearby. Chgo SunTimes Sept. 1, 1994 p.11 art. It's Time for Parishes to Go on the Wagon.
Roman Catholic officials don't mind a little WAGERING now and then but the church now says Iowa has taken gambling far enough. -"One of the reasons we didn't speak earlier was that some of the Catholic parishes in the state use BINGO for revenue raising." Said Timothy McCarthy for the Catholic Conference Board. "But when you compare it to horse racing and dog racing and riverboats, it's kind of minor league gambling." McCarthy said According to the Iowa Revenue Department, the States 1,170 licensed bingo operators grossed $51 MILLION in 1993. "Bingo is a SMALL thing." said Dubuque Archbishop Daniel Kucera, who heads the Iowa Catholic Conference Board. Daily Southtown Dec. 10 1994 Section Religion p. A9 art. "Iowa Catholics want to halt riverboat gambling growth"
If this God who loves little children because they are *HER* little children loved them so much as to become himself a little child at the first Christmas... Daily Southtown Dec 4, 1994 p. A19 Section "Opinion art. In praise of St. Nick" Author Andrew M. Greely
(NOTE: This priest is calling God Almighty "Her")
This is not the last time either...
"...I am rather suggesting that the only one who knows how personally guilty there were is God and SHE does not phone in to talk radio programs..." Daily Southtown Jan. 22, 1995 p. A21 art. "A Christian country?"
~And again, almost a month later~
...His presence going before the armies of the Children of Israel. Both the Hebrew name for her and the Greek translation "Spirit" are FEMININE in gender. Daily Southtown Feb. 19,1995 o. A21 art. "WOMANLY image of God"
Cardinal Bernardin's lecture at Hebrew University: -on anti-Jewish statements in St. John's Gospel (see John 8:44) - that these statements can no longer be taught as AUTHENTIC doctrine or used as catechesis by contemporary Christianity and can no longer regarded as definitive teaching. Christians may NO LONGER BELIEVE that the words that the Jews are the children of the devil are words Jesus actually said or are the revealed word of God. Daily Southtown April 9, 1995 p. A21 art. Bernardin and the Jews
Pontiff praises Buddhism:
Declaring he had come as a "friend from Rome," an exhausted Pope John Paul II offered a message of RELIGIOUS HARMONY... Buddhist leaders has threatened to disrupt the visit unless the pope APOLOGIZE for passages... that they view as critical of their religions doctrine of salvation. As HE DID before leaving Rome Jan. 11, John Paul issued conciliatory remarks... Daily Southtown Jan. 22, 1995 p. A11
BOB HOPE AND WIFE DOLORES AWARDED PAPAL KNIGHTHOODS
Entertainer Bob Hope and wife Dolores have been awarded papal knighthoods. Hope, 95, was invested as knight commander with the star designation and his wife, Dolores, 89, as dame with star in the Order of St. Gregory the Great. Pope John Paul II bestows PAPAL KNIGHTHOODS on those of UNBLEMISHED CHARACTER who have promoted the interests of humanity and the Catholic Church. Hope, a NON-CATHOLIC, and his wife, who is Catholic, were to have been invested in January but the couple was unable to attend the ceremony.
((((HOW CAN A NON-CATHOLIC PROMOTE CATHOLICISM??))))
Last month in manila, Pope John Paul II said LOYALTY to the papacy is ESSENTIAL for acceptance by the Catholic church. ...LOYALTY TO THE PEOPE IS A MUST FOR RECONCILIATION. He said: "Consequently, a Catholic who wishes to remain such, cannot reject the principle of communion with the successor of Peter." -Calvary Contender & The Sword of the Lord Feb 10, 1995 p. 2. art. Pope says Loyalty to Him is Essential
"If anyone says that in the holy sacrament of the Eucharist (communion wafer), Christ, the only begotten Son of God, is not to be adored with the worship of latria, also outwardly manifested, and is consequently neither to be venerated with a special festive solemnity, nor to be solemnly borne about in procession according to the laudable and universal rite and custom of the holy Church, or it not to be set publicly before the people to be adored and the adorers thereof are idolaters, let him be ANATHEMA." Ibid., p.80, Canon 6
WELL DOCUMENTED UNBIBLICAL CATHOLIC INVENTIONS
2 nd Century Elders were first called priests by Lucian.
3 rd Century Sacerdotal mass instituted by Cyprian.
300 AD Prayers for the deceased.
300 AD The sign of the cross adopted as beginning and ending of prayer.
320 AD Wax candles.
375 AD Veneration of angels, dead saints, and images of same. (Veneration = profound respect, reverence, worship, adoration, idolization)
394 AD The mass becomes a daily ritual.
431 AD The first official exultation of Mary as the "Mother of God" applied by Council of Ephesus.
500 AD Priests began wearing special clothing.
526 AD Extreme Unction. (Rite of healing)
593 AD Purgatory first enacted as binding doctrine upon all Catholics by Gregory the great.
600 AD The now unknown language of Latin used in worship.
600 AD Prayers offered to Mary, dead saints and angels.
610 AD First man proclaimed as a pope. (Boniface III)
709 AD Kissing of the pope's feet.
750 AD Temporal power of popes, conferred by Pepin, King of the Franks.
786 AD Veneration of crosses, statues, images, and relics authorized.
850 AD Holy water created by a pinch of salt, chrism, and a priest's blessing.
890 AD Veneration of Saint Joseph.
927 AD College of Cardinals begun.
965 AD Baptism of bells instituted by pope John XIII.
995 AD Canonization of dead saints by pope John XV.
998 AD Fasting on Fridays during Lent.
11 th Century The Mass developed gradually as a sacrifice, attendance was made obligatory.
1079 AD Celibacy of priests declared a necessity.
1090 AD The Rosary adopted from pagan beliefs by Peter the Hermit.
1184 AD The Inquisition instituted by Council of Verona.
1190 AD Sale of indulgences.
12 th Century Seven sacraments, defined by Peter Lombard.
1215 AD Transubstantiation, defined as binding doctrine by pope Innocent III. Denial of same punishable by death.
1215 AD Auricular confession (Rite of reconciliation) of sins to a priest instead of God, instituted by pope Innocent III.
1220 AD Adoration of the wafer (Communion host), decreed by pope Honorius III.
1229 AD Bible forbidden to laymen, and placed on the Index of Forbidden Books by the Council of Valencia.
1251 AD Scapular invented by Simon Stock of England.
1414 AD The cup forbidden to the laity at communion by Council of Constance.
1439 AD Purgatory proclaimed as a dogma by the Council of Florence.
1545 AD Tradition declared as being equal authority with the Bible by Council of Trent.
1546 AD Books of the Apocrypha are added to the Bible by the Council of Trent.
1560 AD Creed of pope Pius IV imposed as the official creed in place of the Apostle Creed.
1854 AD Immaculate Conception of Mary (to be utterly without sin) proclaimed by pope Pius IX.
1864 AD Syllabus of Errors proclaimed by pope Pius IX and ratified by the Vatican Council; condemned freedom of religion, conscience, speech, press, and scientific discoveries which are disapproved by the roman church; asserted the pope's temporal authority over all civil rulers.
1870 AD Infallibility of the pope in matters of faith and morals proclaimed by the Vatican Council.
1930 AD Pope Pius XI condemned the public schools.
1931 AD Pope Pius XI reaffirmed the doctrine that Mary is "The Mother of God"
1950 AD Assumption of Mary (Bodily ascension to Heaven without dying) proclaimed by pope Pius XXI.
1965 AD Mary proclaimed the "Mother of the Church" by Pope Paul VI.
A COLLECTION OF "QUICKIES"...
"Democracy is a michievous dream where the Catholic Church does not predominate." -Brownson's Review. "There is one, and only one, sure democracy, the Catholicism of the Popes" -The Catholic World, Oct, 1937. "Some dwell on the vastly increased tolerance shown in this country now to Catholics and Catholic thugs... It betokens a decay of Protestantism." -Catholic World, Oct. 1935, p.66 "It no longer can be said today that the U.S. is a Protestant country." -Cardinal Strich of Chicago, quoted in Time Magazine, Aug. 5, 1955 "The old Protestant culture is about at the end of its rope... Why can't we make the U.S. Catholic in legislation, Catholic in justice, aims and ideals?" -Father F. X. Talbot, editor of America, official jesuit magazine for the U.S. statement in New York Globe Dec. 14, 1930 "Religious liberty is merely endured until the opposite can be carried into effect without peril to the Catholic Church." -Bishop O'Conner of Pittsburg. "If Catholics ever gain sufficient numerical majority in this country, religious freedom is at an end. So our enemies say; so we believe" -The Shephard of the Valley, journal of the late bishop of St. Louis. In the book Confusion Twice Confounded, Monsignor Joseph H. Brady states that the U.S. Supreme Court is wrong in decisions regarding "seperation of Church and State." He says: "A sound view of the Constitution in its relation to religion probably awaits a change in personnel in our highest tribunal." -The Register, Jan. 23, 1955. "But Constitutions can be changed, and non-Catholic sects may decline to such a point that the political proscription [ban] of them may become feasible and expedient. What protection would they have against a Catholic state?" -The State and the Church, pp.38,39, by Miller and Ryan, imprimatur of Cardinal Hayes. "The Catholic Church in this nation must live on to accomplish her work, even though our Republican form of government disappears." -The Catholic World, April, 1935, p.12. "They [Catholics] must penetrate wherever possible in the administration of civil affairs... all Catholics should do all in their power to cause the constitution of states, and legislation to be modeled on the principles of the true Church." -Encyclical of Leo XIII.
"The church may by Divine right confiscate the property of heretics, imprison their persons, and condemn them to the flames." This decree is still considered valid according to the Vatican II Council!
"The Catholic Church has persecuted ... when she thinks it is good to use physical force she will use it... Will the Catholic Church give bond that she will not persecute?... The Catholic Church gives no bonds for her *good behaviour*." -Western Watchman, Dec. 24, 1908
Mr. Raywood Frazier, in the booklet "Catholic Words and Actions," presents documentary proof of the intensive persecution of Protestants and non-Catholics in Columbia, South America, between 1949 and 1953. The Catholic Church had the support of the Columbian government in the destruction of many churches, and the liquidation of more than 1,000 documented cases -- some of whom were shot, drowned, or emasculated. He says there is evidence of over 60,000 killed. Pope Pius XII awarded the President of Columbia with one of the highest awards which the Church bestows, and praised Columbia for its example of the Catholic faith." (Pp. 59,60)
The defense of Roman Catholics to this presentation is as follows: "Communists destroy churches because they are God's enemies; Catholic's destroy churches because they are God's friends... Against such men-founded churches... Catholics in Latin America should arise and wipe them out with fire." -John J. Oberlander, in The Voice of Freedom, 1954, p. 20.
The rector of the Catholic Institute of Paris, H.M.A. Baudrillart, revealed the attitude of the church and her leaders toward persecution. "When confronted with heresy," he said, "she does not content herself with persuasion, arguments of an intellectual and moral order appear to her insufficient, and she has recourse to force, to corporal punishment, to torture." The Catholic Church, The Renassance, and Protestantism, pp. 182-183
"The State has not the right to leave every man free to embrace whatever religion he shall deem true." "The Church has the right to require that the Catholic Religion shall be the religion of the State, to the exclusion of ALL OTHERS." "Cursed be those who assert liberty of conscience and of worship and such that maintain that the church may not employ FORCE." ((The syllabus of Pope Pius IX, December 1864))
"Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her; --she could not have SUBSTITUTED the observance of Sunday the first day of the week, for the observance of Saturday the seventh day, a change for which there is NO SCRIPTURAL AUTHORITY." -Rev. Stephan Keenan, A Doctrinal Catechism, "On the Obedience Due to the Church," chap. 2, p. 174. (Imprimatur, John Cardinal McCloskey, archbishop of New York.)
"The authority of the church could therefore not be bound to the authority of the Scriptures, because the Church had changed...the Sabbath into Sunday, NOT BY COMMAND OF CHRIST, but by its own authority." Canon and Tradition, p. 263
((((REMEMBER DANIEL 7:25???))))
"Is not every Christian obliged to sanctify Sunday and to abstain on that day from unnecessary servile work? Is not the observance of this law among the most prominent of our sacred duties? But you may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will NOT FIND A SINGLE LINE authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify." -James Cardinal Gibbons, The Faith of Our Fathers (1917 ed.), pp. 72, 73.
"THE CATHOLIC CHURCH," declared Cardinal Gibbons, "by virtue of her divine mission changed the day from Saturday to Sunday." Catholic Mirror Sept. 23 1983. (Official organ of Cardinal Gibbons)
Question - Which is the Sabbath day?
Answer - Saturday is the Sabbath day.
Question - Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
Answer - We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the CATHOLIC CHURCH, in the Council of Laodicea (A.D. 364), transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday." The Convert's Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, p. 50, 3rd ed.
"The Bible says, Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day. THE CATHOLIC CHURCH SAYS, NO! By my divine power I ABOLISH THE SABBATH DAY, and command you to keep the first day of the week. And lo, the entire civilized world bows down in reverent obedience to the command of the holy Catholic church!" Father Enright, C.S.S.R. of the Redemptoral College, Kansas City, Mo., History of the Sabbath, p. 802
Now for a few "Pagan Symbols" that MOST Catholic are unaware of in THEIR Church...
Baal Worship vs. Catholicism
1. (B) The nativity of the sun, the birth of Tammuz is December 25
(C) The nativity of Jesus, Christmas December 25
2. (B) The midsummer festival held June 24th
(C) The nativity of St. John held June 24th
3. (B) The assumption of Semiramis who became the mother goddess
(C) The assumption of Mary who became the mother of God
4. (B) The mother goddess worshipped as the queen of heaven (Jer. 7:18)
(C) The virgin Mary worshipped as the queen of heaven
5. (B) Cakes dedicated to the goddess with a "T" drawn on it (Jer. 44:17,19)
(C) Hot Cross Buns with a cross crawn on it
6. (B) 40 days of fasting for Tammuz
(C) 40 days of lent
7. (B) The festival of Easter (Ezekiel 8:16)
(C) The Festival of Easter
8. (B) The resurrection of Tammuz at Easter and the procession of graven images during holy week
(C) The procession of graven images of Jesus, Mary and Peter during holy week
9. (B) Veneration of graven images of Baal, Ishtar, Tammuz and lesser
gods in the heavens
(C) veneration of graven images of Jesus, Mary, Peter, and of saints
10. (B) The belief in immortality of the soul and burning place of torment
(C) The belief in immortality of the soul and burning place of torment
11. (B) The doctrine of purgatory
(C) The doctrine of purgatory
12. (B) The belief of the dead visiting the living. Feast helf for in November (All souls day)
(C) The festival of all souls day held Nov. 2, all saints day held Nov. 1
13. (B) Burning of incense (Is. 1:13; Jer. 11:17; Ez. 8:11)
(C) The burning of incense and candles.
14. (B) Chants and repetitious prayers. (Matt. 6:6)
(C) The rosary, hail Mary.
15. (B) The symbol of the cross as a symbol of sun worship
(C) The crucifix
16. (B) Amulets and idols to scare away evil spirits
(C) The wearing of crucifixes and images displayed for protection
17. (B) The round disc wafer with IHS symbol eaten as food for the soul
(C) The wafer used in the eucharist is round with IHS engraved on it.
18. (B) Painting of the child and mother with the glory of the sun around their heads
(C) Paintings of the child Jesus and Mary with Halos or a glory of the sun around their heads
19. (B) Infant baptism and sprinkling holy water
(C) Infant baptism and sprinkling holy water
20. (B) Necromancy
21. (B) The first day of the week Sunday, kept sacred to honour Baal.
(C) The change of the Sabbath to Sunday
22. (B) Pontifex Maximus name for chief head of the pagan babylonian system of idolatry
(C) Pontifex Maximus, one of the first names for the pope
23. (B) Janus and Cybele, holders of the keys to heaven and hell
(C) The Pope claims to have the keys of Peter
24. (B) The high priest kings carried on a throne to the temple of his god
(C) The Pope carried on a portable throne to the Basilica of St. Peter
25. (B) The pagan high priest king believed to be the incarnate of the sun god
(C) The Pope pretends to be Christ's vicar here on earth
26. (B) Offerings to appease the gods
(C) Penance, indulgences, salvation by works
27. (B) Houses for the virgin priestesses, to be employed at pagan temples
28. (B) Human sacrifices burned by fire as offering to appease the sun god
(C) Opposers of the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church burned at the stake
"And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, (Papacy) whose names are
not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the
world. If any man hear, let him hear. " Revelation 13:8,9
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
Truth is truth.