Since right now Vatican Officials are discussing the issue of pedophilia with UN Officials in Geneva, let me write a few lines on yet another controversial topic.
U.S. President George W. Bush once stated that when he looked into Benedict XVI’s eyes he saw God. Wow… it’s either Dubya’s sight isn’t that good, or I’m supposed to drink some more carrot juice.
But I guess Pope Leo XII would probably agree with Bush. In fact, this is what he said about the Vatican: “…we hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty.”
A concept reiterated by Pope Pius XI, who humbly declared – in 1922 – “You know that I am the Holy Father, the representative of God on Earth, the Vicar of Christ, which means that I am god on Earth.”
Furthermore, in the pamphlet written by St. Alphonsus Liguori and entitled “Dignities of the Priest”, we found out that “God Himself is obliged to abide by the judgment of His priests”.
Consider also that John Paul the II – a great admirer of the Virgin Mary – wrote, in his book “Crossing the Threshold of Hope”, that: “…Confronted with the Pope, one must make a choice. The leader of the Catholic Church is defined by the faith as the Vicar of Jesus Christ (and is accepted as such by believers). The Pope is considered the man on earth who represents the Son of God, who ‘takes the place’ of the Second Person of the omnipotent God of the Trinity…”
No wonder Hitler himself was impressed by the organization and power of the Catholic Church.
And how about Pope Francis, the one that Saint Malachy – an infallible prophet who didn’t miss a beat – calls Petrus Romanus? According to St. Malachy, he’s the last Pope.
“In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations, and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The End.”
Now, Pope Francis is the hero of Liberals and progressive newspapers throughout the world because he refuses to condemn sins that were previously considered “abominations unto the eyes of the Lord”, such as homosexuality and abortion. What Leftists fail to see, though, is that the reason why he is saying such things is because he’s trying to make Catholicism more digestible, in accordance with his doctrine of “turbo-ecumenism”. Some say he is a “Marxist Pope”.
Personally, I have nothing against gay or lesbians, but needless is to say that, according to the Bible, homosexuality is a sin:
“Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.” Leviticus 18:22
And abortion is also a sin:
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5
And no wonder all these “new” Catholic doctrines are – according to the Bible – utterly blasphemous. Consider, for example, the fact that Jesus Christ himself refused to be called “good”: “…Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.” Mark 10:18.
In this respect, consider also II Thessalonians, chapter 2, verse 4:
“…He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.”
But let’s be honest: more in general, Catholics have changed the Bible in accordance to their needs, needs that are merely pecuniary in nature. Johan Teztel, the Purgatory and indulgencies, anyone?
Moreover: Catholic priests must be addressed as “fathers”, which is in full-blown contradiction with what Jesus Christ said:
“Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.” Matthew 23:9
Catholics also pray in a repetitive way (Rosary…). And guess what? Jesus does not like that:
“And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words.” Matthew 6:7
But the Bible clearly states that men must worship God and only God.
Consider this passage of Luke’s Gospel, for example:
“…While Jesus was saying these things, one of the women in the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, ‘Blessed is the womb that bore You and the breasts at which You nursed.’ But He said, ‘On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.’” Luke 11:27-28
Also, make sure you check this other passage:
“…For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” I Timothy 2:5
Not to mention that Catholics consider Sunday the seventh day of the week, while the Bible teaches that Saturday is the seventh day. And, once again, this is in complete denial of God’s own words:
“By the seventh [Sabbath] day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.” Genesis 2:2-3
Catholics also celebrate the birthday of Jesus on December the 25th, which not only isn’t Jesus’ birthday, but curiously coincides with the festivity of the cult of “Mithra”, a Pagan God of Light.
What does the Bible says about that? It says that it’s wrong, obviously:
“You observe days and months and seasons and years. I fear for you, that perhaps I have labored over you in vain.” Galatians 4:10-11
There must be a reason why the Bible never mentions Jesus’ birthday, right?
One could go on forever with Catholic idiosyncrasies, but let’s just deal with one more issue, and namely with the issue of pedophilia. Let’s deal with Cardinal Bernard Francis Law, who was forced to resign as Archbishop of Boston on December 13, 2002 on the grounds of sexual abuses against minors. Actually, Law has been accused of both abusing children himself as well as covering the sexual abuses of other priests.
Now, what did Karol Józef Wojtyła, the Saint who loved Mary, do against this notorious pedophile? Did he punished Cardinal Law? Well… almost. He actually promoted him. That’ perhaps one of the clearest examples of the infamous Catholic practice of Promoveatur ut amoveatur, which means “promoting someone in order to remove him from his post”. In fact, as a “punishment” for having molested children, Cardinal Law was “awarded” with the title of Archpriest to the prestigious Cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome.
Now, what did Jesus say about the “little ones”? A couple of interesting things, the most important being, in this respect:
“…But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” Matthew 18:6
I guess that, given his heavily bejeweled neck, Cardinal Law wouldn’t need any additional weight in order to sink like a stone, but being a Christian I’m not allowed to judge anybody, lest God should judge me as well. However, I can still say something:
Catholics should not call themselves “Christians”, not by any means. And true followers of the word of Jesus Christ should distance themselves from the Vatican and from Catholic teachings as fast as they can. While the “Holy See” is being confronted on the matter of pedophilia for the very first time in Geneva, in the context of a United Nations hearing, and while Catholic nuns are getting miraculously pregnant, Catholic “priests” are probably abusing hundreds of kids throughout the world. Sadly, such thing is only inevitable, given the inherently twisted nature of priesthood.
As any serious reader of the Holy Bible knows, Christ never spoke about the institution of priesthood, but – to the contrary – he said: “go and multiply”. I wonder why he did that.
Paraphrasing Martin Luther’s quote according to whom “The Holy Christian Church is the principal work of God”(Die heilige christliche Kirche ist das fürnehmeste Weil Gottes), one could say that “The Holy Catholic Church is the principal work of Satan”. Amen.