Before sharing something that will no doubt shock you, I would like to define the Roman Catholic doctrine of "transubstantiation," and the vital importance Rome places upon it. In the year 1215A.D. Pope Innocent III decreed the doctrine of transubstantiation. This is the Roman doctrine that states the priest has the ability to perform the miracle of changing the wafer into the body of Jesus Christ for all Catholics to receive as communion. Five years later in 1220A.D. Pope Honorius sanctioned the adoration and or worship of the wafer as doctrine.
In essence, the Roman Catholic church is declaring that it has the power to change normal bread and wine into the body and blood of Jesus Christ, the Creator of all that is seen and unseen. They truly believe the host (Eucharist) is in fact the TRUE body and blood of Jesus Christ Himself, and is in fact worthy of worship and adoration. Since they think this, do you suppose this doctrine will cause them to believe they are above the Creator?
"...the power of the priest is the power of the divine person; for the transubstantiation of the bread requires as much power as the creation of the world. ...thus the priest may be called the creator of the Creator..." -The dignity of the priesthood by Liguori, p. 33
"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." Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent. Original text with English translation, by Rev. H.J. Schroeder, O.P., B. Herder Book Co. 1960, Canon 6
The Roman Catholic priests have literally been brainwashed into thinking they are not only above the Creator. They are taught they ARE the "creator of the Creator." They stand by this doctrine to such an extent that they have actually killed hundreds of millions of people that denied the Eucharist was Jesus Christ incarnate during the prophesied great tribulation they personally enacted upon the true church of Jesus Christ during what history "softly" refers to as the dark ages. In fact, to this day it is placed in writing by the Vatican itself that those who do deny this doctrine, or any doctrine of Rome, should be damned, persecuted, sent to the flames, or whatever, as is apparent in the following quotes.
"If anyone denies that in the sacrament of the most Holy Eucharist (communion wafer) are contained truly, really and substantially the body and blood together with the soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, and consequently the whole Christ, but says that He is in it only as a sign, or figure or force, let him be anathema." (An exhausted definition of "Anathema" = To be damned and put to death) p.79, Canon 1.
consecration the transubstantiation of the bread and wine into the Body and
Blood of Christ is brought about. Under the consecrated species of bread and
wine Christ himself, living and glorious, is present in a true, real, and
substantial manner: his Body and his Blood, with his soul and his divinity
(cf. Council of Trent: DS 1640; 1651). From the Catechism of the Catholic Church.1413
"Experience teaches that there is no other remedy for
the evil, but to put heretics (Protestants) to death; for the (Romish)
church proceeded gradually and tried every remedy: at first she merely
excommunicated them; afterwards she added a fine; then she banished them; and
finally she was constrained to put them to death." -Cardinal
Bellarmine famous champion of Romanism cited by Schumucker p. 76
" 'The church,' says [Martin] Luther, 'has never burned a heretic.' . . I reply that this argument proves not the opinion, but the ignorance or impudence of Luther. Since almost infinite numbers were either burned or otherwise killed, Luther either did not know it, and was therefore ignorant, or if he was not ignorant, he is convicted of impudence and falsehood,--for that heretics were often burned by the [Catholic Church may be proved from many examples."--Robert Bellarmine, Disputationes de Controversiis, Tom. II, Lib. III, cap. XXII, 1628 edition [Bellarmine is one of the most respected Jesuit teachers in the history of the Gregorian University in Rome, the largest Jesuit training school in the world].
"The church may by Divine right confiscate the property of heretics, imprison their persons, and condemn them to the flames." -Vatican II
Who is a heretic you might ask? If you are not Catholic, then YOU are a heretic according to Rome.
"He is a heretic who does not believe what the Roman Hierarchy teaches. --A heretic merits the pains of fire. --By the Gospel, the canons, civil law, and custom."--148, 169
One strange twist on this "Eucharistic god" is this. The Roman doctrine of Transubstantiation confirms that the Pope himself, John Paul II, is actually a desecrator of what they refer to as "the most Holy Eucharist." He actually desecrates their "god" by omission. His complete and utter failure to remove cardinals and bishops that have been openly known to protect the child rapists running rampant all over the world. Truth is, John Paul II or ANY pope could never assume ignorance here. For a man in his position would absolutely know about every good or evil deed performed by his understudies. This pope as well as all popes are actually accomplices in all offenses against God, and that fact alone makes them just as guilty as those who committed these acts under his admitted jurisdiction. The pope has full power to remove any and all of these offending cardinals, bishops, and priests from office, yet he fails to do so. Not only that he hides them in Rome and refuses to allow other countries to bring them to justice, INCLUDING the USA. Sharing in his guilt are the numerous prelates (high ranking clerics), heads of government at all levels in Rome, police and other public officials, cooperating voters, and church members.
Now that we have a basic and fair definition of this doctrine along with an understanding of just how highly Rome thinks about it. Be prepared to see how Rome uses this doctrine to declare Jesus Christ a WEAK and useless Creator God. Just as prophecy said they would. Fact is, as you have just witnessed, they already claim themselves capable of "creating the Creator." So the following Roman Catholic authenticated dogmatic statements regarding this doctrine should be of no surprise to anyone who believes the prophecy of Daniel chapter 7:25.
Power of Consecrating:
The supreme power of the priestly office is the power of consecrating. 'No act is greater,' says St. Thomas, 'than the consecration of the body of Christ.' In this essential phase of the sacred ministry, the power of the priest is not surpassed by that of the bishop, the archbishop, the cardinal or the pope. Indeed it is equal to that of Jesus Christ. For in this role the priest speaks with the voice and the authority of God Himself. When the priest pronounces the tremendous works of Consecration, he reaches up into heavens, brings Christ down from His throne, and places Him upon our altar to be offered up again as the victim for the sins of man.
"It is a power greater than that of monarchs and emperors: it is greater than that of saints and angels, greater than that of Seraphim and Cherubim. Indeed it is greater even than the power of the Virgin Mary. For, while the Blessed Virgin was the human agency by which Christ became incarnate a single time, the priest brings Christ down from heaven, and renders Him present on our altar as the eternal Victim for the sins of man - not once but a thousand times! The priest speaks and lo! Christ the Eternal and Omnipotent God, bows His head in humble obedience to the priest’s command.
"Of what sublime dignity is the office of the Christian priest who is thus privileged to act as the ambassador and the vicegerent of Christ on earth! He continues the essential ministry of Christ; he teaches the faithful with the authority of Christ, he pardons the penitent sinner with the power of Christ, he offers up again the same sacrifice of adoration and atonement which Christ offered on Calvary. No wonder that the name which spiritual writers are especially found of applying to the priest is that of 'alter Christus.' For the priest is and should be another Christ" (Faith of Millions, John O'Brien, Ph.D., LL.D., 268-269, "nihil obstat" by Rev. T. E. Dillon-Censor Librorum and "imprimatur" by John Francis Noll, D.D. -Bishop of Fort Wayne).
"The priest says: Hoc est corpus meum, he has to say it for the validity of the consecration. Meum! But it is not he who says these words; his voice indeed we hear, but he is only the instrument of the Sovereign Priest: our Lord speaks through His minister. The glory of this minister consists precisely in disappearing, in allowing Jesus to act through his personality: Sacerdos alter Christus. This Christ now offering Himself to God by the hands of the priest is the same Christ who is in heaven. Same happiness, same power, same majesty. He is performing the same acts, offering the same adorations, the same thanksgiving, the same prayers. He, the object of the beatitude of the elect, is now in the hands of the priest: Agnoscite quod agitis. But if really the priest causes our Lord to be present on the altar, if he offers Him, whilst Jesus is now in heaven, have we not to conclude that it is from the very bosom of the Father that the priest draws this divine Victim? Agnoscite quod agitis". (Our Priesthood, Rev.Joseph Bruneau, S.D.D., 149-151, "nihil obstat" by M.F. Dinneen, S.S.,D.D. -Censor deputatus, "imprimatur" by James Cardinal Gibbons -Archbishop of Baltimore, "Re-Imprimatur" by Michael J. Curley -Archbishop of Baltimore).
"...we find in the obediance to the words of his
priests --- Hoc est Corpus Meum ---
God Himself descends on the altar, that he comes whenever they call him, and as often as they call him, and places himself in their hands, even though they should be his enemies. And after having come, he remains, entirely at their disposal; they move him as they please, from one place to another; they may, if they wish, shut him up in the tabernacle, expose him on the altar, or carry him outside the church; they may, if they choose, eat his flesh, and give him for the food of others. 'Oh, how very great is their power!' -The Dignity of the Priesthood by Ligouri p. 26,27
So... according to documented Roman Catholic sources, the Vatican is declaring that the priests of Rome have the power to REMOVE Christ from His Throne, regardless if He desires to come off that Throne. Because "Christ the Eternal and Omnipotent God, bows His head in humble obedience to the priest’s command" EVEN IF THEY ARE HIS ENEMIES?! They are declaring that even a decadent sinning priest has more power than Christ Himself! And what is the sin of choice for Rome? Sodomy! So a Sodomite priest is more powerful then Christ?
Now you know why they claim the child molesting priests of Rome are STILL considered priests. They can't go against their doctrines. Do some research and you will find that all the priests that are jailed for child molestation are STILL considered ordained priests of Roman Catholicism worthy of the title and still capable of removing Christ from His throne. The Roman Catholic church refuses to excommunicate those priests even if they are convicted and JAILED for such hideous crimes as child molestation!.
Now since we know that Jesus Christ is the Creator of all that is seen and unseen. For Scriptures do in fact confirm, "All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." - John 1:3 This means the Roman Catholic priest, 'A CREATED BEING' believes he has powers above that of His Creator. In fact, one would think that the priest is in fact a god, right? Historic fact is, Rome HAS said said this...
"Indeed, it is not too much to say that in view of the sublimity of their offices the priests are so many gods." (-The dignity of the priesthood by Liguori p, 36)
Seeing how they believe they are "gods." This would mean the Pope himself would even be above them, for he IS their leader. Fact is, the Pope has indeed declared that IN WRITING in numerous documents that very fact...
"The pope is of so great dignity and so exalted that he is not a mere man (...) he is as it were God on earth, sole sovereign of the faithful of Christ, chief of kings, having plenitude of power." -Lucius Ferraris, «Prompta Bibliotheca», 1763, Volume VI, 'Papa II', pp.25-29
"The Pope is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, he is Jesus Christ himself, hidden under the veil of flesh." Catholic National July 1895.
The title "Lord God the Pope" is found within a gloss of Extravagantes of Pope John XXII, title 14, chapter 4,
In an Antwerp edition of the Extravagantes, the words, "Dominum Deum Nostrum Papam" (Our Lord God the Pope) can be found in column 153. In a Paris edition, they are found in column 140.
"The pope is the supreme judge of the law of the land . . . He is the vicegerent of Christ, and is not only a priest forever, but also King of kings and Lord of lords"--La Civilta Cattolica, March 18, 1871.
For a VERY long list of similar quotes, click here
With that in mind, listen to this...
Vatican Exorcism Fails
September 12, 2002 08:12 CDT
A British newspaper has reported an unusual encounter with the devil in the Vatican, with Pope John Paul II, himself, attempting an exorcism of a possessed young woman.
The Telegraph reported "the Pope carried out an impromptu exorcism on a teenage girl after she began screaming insults in a cavernous voice during an audience in the Vatican City. Despite the Pope's efforts and those of his chief 'Satan-buster,' Fr. Gabriele Amorth, the girl remained possessed. The Devil's voice sneeringly laughed from within her at the Pope's failed attempt to drive him away," said the British news organization. -Staff Writer Sally Suddock
Devil Defeats The Pope In Vatican Exorcism
by Bruce Johnston in Rome, The Electronic Telegraph, 9/11/02
THE Pope carried out an impromptu exorcism on a teenage girl after she began "screaming insults in a cavernous voice" during an audience in the Vatican City, it emerged at the weekend.
Despite the Pope's efforts and those of his chief "Satan-buster", Fr Gabriele Amorth, the girl remained "possessed". The Devil's voice "sneeringly laughed from within her" at the Pope's failed attempt to drive him away.
"The Devil went to the Vatican," the Il Messaggero newspaper in Rome reported after being told of the incident by Fr Amorth. He said the exorcism had been the Pope's third in his 22-year papacy.
The paper said that although there may have been other instances of people being possessed in the Vatican, last week's incident had been "spectacular" and Satan had "shown his muscles". The incident occurred during last Wednesday's general audience in a packed St Peter's Square. Suddenly the unnamed 19-year-old girl from Monza began shouting "in a cavernous voice and as if in a fit of rage".
Constrained by Vatican guards, she was said to have displayed "a super-human strength" as she violently pushed them away. Bishop Gianni Danzi, Secretary-General of Vatican City, intervened and sought to calm her by showed her a crucifix. But she began "insulting him, uttering disconnected phrases, and speaking in unknown tongues".
Bishop Danzi hurriedly informed the Pope's private secretary, Mgr Stanislao Dziwisz, who in turn told the pontiff. After driving around the piazza in his Popemobile, the Pope talked to the girl, exorcised her, and stayed with her for half an hour. He prayed for her and assured her that he would say a Mass for her the next day "to obtain her liberation".
But it appeared afterwards that the Pope's intervention had only a temporary effect on the girl. She was said to have been "possessed since she was 12", as a result of someone putting a curse on her out of hatred for her parents. She had been taken by her mother and father to the audience in the hope that a papal blessing would be of some benefit.
Fr Amorth claimed that the Vatican had attempted to cover up the affair. He said: "I exorcised the very same girl on [the day before the indident] together with another exorcist, Fr Giancarlo Gramolazzo.
"She is a splendid girl in terms of purity and goodness. Her case of possession by the Devil is terrible. It moves one to pity to see her suffer so, all bent over and contracted."
Kind of reminds you of a similar event recorded in Scripture doesn't it...
Like those that had no faith in Jesus, but plenty of faith in Paul the "man", the pope and his HEAD EXORCIST were unable to remove mere demons from this girl. Like the sons of Sceva, the Pope only has faith in mankind. YET, in the doctrine of TRANSUBSTANTIATION the lowly priest is said to have the power to remove Christ from His throne?
You do know what this means don't you? The Roman Catholic pope, and ALL his priests are now exposed IN WRITING as LIARS. And worse than this, they are making a mockery of Jesus Christ Himself. They are openly declaring now to all the world that MERE DEMONS ARE MORE POWERFUL THAN JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF! How? They say they CAN remove Christ from His throne, even if they are Sodomite child rapists, but they can NOT remove Satan from his! That's right! That's exactly what they allowed Satan to preach to the masses that very day in the Vatican itself when the Pope and his head exorcist could NOT cast a demon out of a young girl. EVERY Catholic believes the priests have the power to REMOVE Christ from His throne in the mass because they are taught over and over again at each an every mass they attend. And here they now have proof right before their eyes and the eyes of hundreds of witnesses INSIDE THE VATICAN as well as the billions via satellite that the priests can NOT remove Satan from his throne!
By the way... not too long afterwards, the Vatican actually told a bold face LIE to all those that have the ability to read. They did this to try and save face because of the failed exorcism. Notice this next article...
W O R L D N E W S
S T O R Y
Pope notches up three exorcisms
19 February 2003
VATICAN CITY: Pope John Paul has performed three exorcisms during his 23-year pontificate, including one as recently as September, one of the Catholic Church's leading exorcists said on Monday. Father Gabriele Amorth told Italy's La Stampa newspaper that the Pope had carried out his first exorcism in 1982. "This girl was rolling around on the ground. People in the Vatican had never seen anything like it. For us exorcists it is run of the mill," Amorth said. The Pope has since taken part in two more exorcisms, including that of a 20-year-old woman in September, to underline the importance of the ceremony. "He carried out these exorcisms because he wanted to give a powerful example. He wanted to give the message that we must once again start exorcising those who are possessed by demons," Amorth said. For Roman Catholics, exorcism is the casting out of what is believed to be an evil spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands. Amorth said possession by demons took many shapes. "I have seen many strange things . . . objects such as nails spat out. The devil told a woman that he would make her spit out a transistor radio and lo and behold she started spitting out bits and pieces of a radio transistor," he said. "I have seen levitations, and a force that needed six or eight men to hold the person still. Such things are rare, but they happen," he said. Amorth said the woman whom the Pope exorcised in September was still undergoing treatment. "It's a very serious case. A series of curses," he said. The interview was published a day after the Pope warned of the daily temptations of the devil during his Sunday address. "The devil, the 'prince of this world', even today continues his insidious actions. Each and every man . . . is tempted by the devil when he least expects it," the Pope said. The official Roman Catholic exorcism starts with prayers, the blessing and sprinkling of holy water, the laying of hands on the possessed, and the making of the sign of the cross. It ends with the priest commanding the devil to leave the possessed person.
The Vatican is stating the exorcism worked in September? PLUS, the Vatican stated the girl is still undergoing treatment? Why does she need treatment? Was not the demon cast out as they just stated? And didn’t the article in September say they failed so miserably that the demon laughed at them? Ya know, when Jesus or His Apostles cast out demons they came out IMMEDIATELY and they did not need to have repeated "exorcisms" done to them, or “treatment” as Rome puts it. The power of Jesus Christ is not only MASSIVE, its UNIVERSAL and all demons, including Satan, know that. Fact is, the Pope and his "head exorcist" could NOT cast out the demons from that girl because, "if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?" -Matthew 12:26
BTW... in the second article it is stated... "The official Roman Catholic exorcism starts with prayers, the blessing and sprinkling of holy water, the laying of hands on the possessed, and the making of the sign of the cross. It ends with the priest commanding the devil to leave the possessed person."
Search the Scriptures... does it speak of holy water? NO! Does it speak of making the sign of the cross? NO! Laying on of hands without oil? NO! Ask any "knowledgeable" Catholic who knows about the inner workings of the church of Rome regarding exorcisms and they will tell you that exorcisms sometimes take months and even years to work, if at all. That in itself proves Rome has absolutely no power at all. In fact, MANY Catholics and even non-Catholics have sub-consciously been taught that Satan is far more powerful than Jesus because a mere Catholic priest can pull Him from His throne, but a mere demon directed by Satan is much more powerful than even the Pope himself can handle! Fact is people. If the pope or his priests had the power they say they have in transubstantiation, it would be a snap to cast demons out!
These "vagabonds" in Rome, as in Acts chapter 19, have no faith in Christ whatsoever, and that is why they have no power over Satan or his demons. They, like the sons of Sceva have faith in MAN. Period! And that is why they glorify MANKIND in Rome. Seriously! Walk into ANY Roman Catholic church and what do you see?
Now... look around. What else do you see?
In the Roman Catholic church you see MANKIND depicted as being able to help you. But Jesus Christ is either DEAD or a helpless child being held or helped by mankind. Catholic's are taught, as were the sons of Sceva, to look upon Jesus Christ as unable to help you, however MANKIND can help you instead. In fact, notice that ALL the statues of mankind in the Roman Catholic churches have kneelers in front of them! The church of Rome boldly teaches that God the Father is also helpless! They shout boldly that ONLY MAN can hear your prayers! That's why the kneelers before the statues of MANKIND are so prevalent in Roman Catholic churches!
Case in point. What will this "faith in mankind" prevent the Catholic from experiencing?
Corinthians 11:23-31 states, "Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a
fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons
more frequent, in deaths oft. Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes
save one. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered
shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; In journeyings often, in
perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in
perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in
perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; In weariness and
painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in
cold and nakedness. Beside those things that are without, that which cometh
upon me daily, the care of all the churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak?
who is offended, and I burn not? If I must needs glory, I will glory of the
things which concern mine infirmities. The God and Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not."
The apostle Paul is not seeking fame or glory for himself. No he seeks glory and honor to be bestowed upon God Almighty for blessing him with the strength to endure such attacks as this. His very much alive, breathing, and healthy body proclaims the Almighty to be a God that does indeed protect His own from death, and at the same time allow for Him to be glorified for all mankind to see. Yet the Pope who claims to be the entire World's Christian example openly proclaims otherwise. He drives about in a bullet proof "man-made" Pope-mobile proclaiming to all the world that God Almighty is unable to protect him as He did Paul. Therefore he must seek the help of mankind, the "created" beings of a living God to protect him instead. The Pope boldly tells all the loyal and trusting Catholic people that faith in God to protect you is a foolish act and you should rely on SELF or other men rather than God your Creator in desperate times of need. THAT is why they teach they can create a god for them to eat! That is the ultimate method of teaching the masses to worship the man.
Is not the Pope suppose to be the leader of the Catholic people? Is he not to be their example of Christian faith? Is he not suppose to show the weak in faith how a man of God trusts his Creator and by so doing glorify the Almighty at the same time? Shame on him for making such a vile and disgusting statement! Shame on him for making all Catholics appear to be as weak as he is! Shame on him for proclaiming the Almighty is a weak and useless God! I have met many Catholics over the years that have far greater faith than this man will ever have!
So I ask, when will the faithful Catholic stand up and proclaim that this church is no longer blessed of God? When will the true Christians still in this church open their eyes and see what their church leaders have done to their house of worship? When will the strong and God fearing Catholic shout from the rooftops that Hell has prevailed against the gates of this church! I know they are still in there! I have met them, and Revelation 18:1-4 states plainly that they are still in their. Fact is, the elect is in ALL the corrupted churches of the World. And as Revelation 18:1-4 states, they are about to LEAVE! THEY HAVE HAD ENOUGH!!
Pray for them my friends. Pray that they too will soon see that the church they call home has become "the habitation of devils and the hold of ever foul spirit." Pray that they will leave this "cage of every unclean bird" before the PLAGUES of Revelation fall upon them. For soon, very soon, all the world will see with their very owns eyes that the Scriptures were RIGHT! And Rome is WRONG!
By the way, some will come forward and say the priests that tried to cast the demon out of that young girl were no doubt lacking in some spiritual areas and are not the personification of the Catholic faith. Remind them that the Pope himself was TOTALLY unable to cast those demons out as well that day! Also remind them that the office of Pope is looked upon as the ultimate position a priest can hope to obtain. And since the "ultimate Catholic," who is the Pope, was unable to cast these demons out. That proves ALL the priests, including the Pope are as phony as the seven sons of Sceva in Acts 19:13-16.
To summarize in a few words...
If the Religious leaders claim Jesus IS in the wafer. Then they are IDOL worshippers.
Now, Haley Waldman's mother is pushing the Diocese of Trenton and the Vatican to make an exception, saying the girl's condition should not exclude her from the sacrament, which commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ before his crucifixion. The mother believes a rice Communion wafer would suffice.
"It's just not a viable option. How does it corrupt the tradition of the Last Supper? It's just rice versus wheat," said Elizabeth Pelly-Waldman. Church doctrine holds that Communion wafers, like the bread served at the Last Supper, must have at least some unleavened wheat. Church leaders are reluctant to change anything about the sacrament. "This is not an issue to be determined at the diocesan or parish level, but has already been decided for the Roman Catholic Church throughout the world by Vatican authority," Trenton Bishop John Smith said in a statement last week.
Haley was diagnosed with celiac sprue disease when she was 5. The disorder occurs in people with a genetic intolerance of gluten, a food protein contained in wheat and other grains. When consumed by celiac sufferers, gluten (pronounced GLOO'-ten) damages the lining of the small intestine, blocking nutrient absorption and leading to vitamin deficiencies, bone-thinning and sometimes gastrointestinal cancer. The diocese has told Haley's mother that the girl can receive a low-gluten wafer, or just drink wine at Communion, but that anything without gluten does not qualify. Pelly-Waldman rejected the offer, saying her child could be harmed by even a small amount of the substance.
Haley's Communion controversy isn't the first. In 2001, the family of a 5-year-old Massachusetts girl with the disease left the Catholic church after being denied permission to use a rice wafer. Some Catholic churches allow no-gluten hosts, while others do not, said Elaine Monarch, executive director of the Celiac Disease Foundation, a California-based support group for sufferers. "It is an undue hardship on a person who wants to practice their religion and needs to compromise their health to do so," Monarch said.
The church has similar rules for Communion wine. For alcoholics, the church allows a substitute for wine under some circumstances, however the drink must still be fermented from grapes and contain some alcohol. Grape juice is not a valid substitute. Haley, a shy, brown-haired tomboy who loves surfing and hates wearing dresses, realizes the consequences of taking a wheat wafer. "I'm on a gluten-free diet because I can't have wheat. I could die," she said last week. Last year, as the third grader approached Holy Communion age in this Jersey Shore town, her mother told officials at St. Denis Catholic Church in Manasquan that the girl could not have the standard host.
After the church's pastor refused to allow a substitute, a priest at a nearby parish volunteered to offer one, and in May, Haley wore a white Communion dress, and received the sacrament alongside her mother, who had not taken Communion since she herself was diagnosed with the disease. Last month, the diocese told the priest that the church would not validate Haley's sacrament because of the substitute wafer. "I struggled with telling her that the sacrament did not happen," said Pelly-Waldman. "She lives in a world of rules. She says 'Mommy, do we want to break a rule? Are we breaking a rule?'"
Pelly-Waldman is seeking help from the Pope and has written to Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome, challenging the church's policy. "This is a church rule, not God's will, and it can easily be adjusted to meet the needs of the people, while staying true to the traditions of our faith," Pelly-Waldman wrote in the letter.
Pelly-Waldman — who is still attending Mass every Sunday with her four children — said she is not out to bash the church, just to change the policy that affects her daughter. "I'm hopeful. Do I think it will be a long road to change? Yes. But I'm raising an awareness and I'm taking it one step at a time," she said. -USA Today 8-20-2004
The problem arises here with this simple fact. Rome says...
"If anyone denies that in the sacrament of the most Holy Eucharist (communion wafer) are contained truly, really and substantially the body and blood together with the soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, and consequently the whole Christ, but says that He is in it only as a sign, or figure or force, let him be anathema." (An exhausted definition of "Anathema" = To be damned and put to death) p.79, Canon 1
consecration the transubstantiation of the bread and wine into the Body and
Blood of Christ is brought about. Under the consecrated species of bread and
wine Christ himself, living and glorious, is present in a true, real, and
substantial manner: his Body and his Blood, with his soul and his
(cf. Council of Trent: DS 1640; 1651). From the Catechism of the Catholic Church.1413
According to Rome, when that bread changes it is Jesus Christ incarnate! So, if it really changes, why is it the girl can not take the host? According to Roman theology the Wheat is gone! So she should have no problems. However, she does have problems. This proves the Wheat is still in that bread and Rome lied once again!
And all it took was for the Lord to allow a little 8 year old child to be allergic to gluten!
MEXICO CITY, SEPT. 15, 2004 (Zenit.org).- Mexico's bishops think the
upcoming International Eucharistic Congress in Guadalajara will be a great
opportunity for the Church to reflect profoundly on the Blessed Sacrament and
to foster world peace.
The bishops expressed this in a press statement published Monday, in which they highlighted the most important moments of the Oct. 10-17 event, convoked by John Paul II. The theme of the congress is "The Eucharist: Light and Life of the New Millennium."
"This event will be a great opportunity to reflect profoundly and to meditate on the Eucharistic Mystery, in order to foster in the world peace, reconciliation and justice -- fruits among others of the new evangelization -- and to give to the whole of humanity the necessary food, Jesus Christ, to address the challenges of the new millennium," the bishops explained in the statement.
The text is signed by Bishop José Guadalupe Martín Rábago of Leon, and Bishop Carlos Aguiar Retes of Texcoco, president and secretary, respectively, of the episcopal conference.
The congress will be preceded by an international theological/pastoral symposium on the Eucharist, Oct. 6-8, at the Valle de Atemajac University. - Zenit Article #ZE04091520
You know what this means don't you? Just a few hundreds years ago Rome did this very same thing. And in order for "world peace" to be realized, ALL peoples must proclaim the Eucharistic wafer to be Jesus Christ INCARNATE! And if you failed to do so, Foxes book of Martyrs records at least 500,000,000 souls were burned at the stake, buried alive, boiled in oil, cut in half, and a hostr of many other torturous acts!