Tag Archives: Catholic Church

The ‘Defense’ of Johannes Oecolampadius

‘Defense’ literature was exceedingly common in the early years of the Reformation, as the Reformers had to ‘defend’ their departure from the corrupt Church of Rome while maintaining their adherence to historic Christianity.  Indeed, most ‘Apologetic’ literature (which is what … Continue reading

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Why Does the Catholic Church Reassign Pedophile Priests Rather than Remove Them?

1- Because the Catholic church’s theology, is, at its roots, a theology of redemption through the co-operation of the redeemed.   God does his part, to be sure, and then man must do his part (through cooperating with the gift … Continue reading

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Peter Leithart Thinks the Catholic Church is Led By Men too Old and too White

So he asks What other institution on the planet produces as many impressive old men as the Catholic church? I’ve got an answer for you Peter, it’s called Academia. A white old male academic pointing fingers at the Catholic Church … Continue reading

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Luther, Rome, and Vitriol

A year before he died Luther wrote a little book titled AGAINST THE ROMAN PAPACY AN INSTITUTION OF THE DEVIL It begins The Most Hellish Father, St. Paul III, in his supposed capacity as the bishop of the Roman church, … Continue reading

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That ‘Vatican Owns Beretta’ Thing? Yeah, That, it Turns Out, is a Hoax

From Beretta (in comments on the previous post) «In relazione a notizie diffuse nei giorni scorsi circa la composizione dell’azionariato di Beretta Holding, la società smentisce nella maniera più ferma che IOR o società ad esso riconducibilisiano parte della compagine … Continue reading

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Fun Facts From Church History: Luther’s Candid Thoughts on the Papacy

On 6 February 1539 Luther shared these thoughts with his dinner-companions: “These arrogant and unlearned papists can’t govern the church because they write nothing, they read nothing, but, firmly saddled in the pride of possession, they cry out that the … Continue reading

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In Which the Catholic Hospital Worships Mammon, and Not Christ

The Catholic hospital and its lawyers here exhibit the kind of reprehensible hypocrisy which gives all people of faith a bad name.  Shame on them. Lori Stodghill was 31-years old, seven-months pregnant with twin boys and feeling sick when she arrived … Continue reading

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This Is What Happens When Catholics Become the Majority of a City like Zurich

The other day I lamented the tragic fact that in Zurich Catholics now outnumber the Reformed.  What does it mean?  Stuff like this! The Swiss city of Zurich is to open drive-in sex boxes in an attempt to rid the … Continue reading

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This Priest Would Have Been Right at Home in 1515…

Proving again that no matter how much things change, they remain the same. Franciscan priest Father Sime Nimac disappeared after withdrawing the money he had made from selling a piece of Church land near Split without authorisation from the local … Continue reading

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Oh Those German Catholics

NPR tells us that Germany’s bishops have a clear message for the country’s 25 million Catholics: The road to heaven requires more than faith and good intentions; it requires tax payments, too.  Last month, German bishops warned that if members … Continue reading

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Zwingli’s Observations on War and Peace

Zwingli writes, masterfully … We [i.e., speaking in the voice of the Roman Church] wish to seem devoted to peace, even when we hold arms in our hands and live in camp. So grateful a thing is peace to poor … Continue reading

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The Boy Scouts Are a Lot Like the Catholic Church: Talk Big When it Comes to Homosexuality, and Shield Pedophiles

When volunteers and employees were suspected of sexually abusing children, Boy Scout officials often didn’t tell police, files from 1970-91 reveal. In many cases they sought to hide the situation. Over two decades, the Boy Scouts of America failed to … Continue reading

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Ouch

The following comment of John Calvin during his lectures on Hosea (2:4) is offered simply for your instruction.  Take it as you will- Since … apostacy prevails under the Papacy, and has for many ages prevailed, how senseless they are … Continue reading

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The Bishop Who Lives Like a Millionaire

He extols the virtues of poverty and humility, but the German bishop of Limburg enjoys first-class flights and a luxurious new living complex. As the truth comes out about their secretive shepherd, local Catholics are threatening to abandon the fold … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church Pays its Book-Keepers Too Much

This astonishes me. Not because she’s an embezzling thief who stole $900,000 only, but because she was paid $124,000 a year for merely being a book-keeper!  And worst of all, her disgusting ‘rationale’ for stealing all that money! A finance … Continue reading

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Catholic Adoration of the Saints: Its Roots According to Calvin

In a fascinating segment of his lectures on Hosea (at 2:8) Calvin writes As to the word Baal, no doubt the superstitious included under this name all those whom they called inferior gods. No such madness had indeed possessed the … Continue reading

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Aww, Poor Catholics: Their Visions of Mary Aren’t Going to Be Accepted Quite So Easily Anymore

Bummer.  Now all that toast for sale on Ebay with Mary on it will lose its value… To help bishops determine the credibility of alleged Marian apparitions, the Vatican has translated and published procedural rules from 1978 that had previously … Continue reading

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The Dutch Government is Going to Investigate the Catholic Church for Castrating Over 400 Boys

And it should! The Dutch government has promised to investigate “very serious and shocking” allegations that hundreds of teenage boys and young men were castrated while in the care of the Dutch Roman Catholic Church as a treatment for homosexuality … Continue reading

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Gee, Just When You Think You Can’t Hear Something Worse About the Catholic Church…

You hear something worse. At least 10 teenage boys or young men under the age of 21 were surgically castrated “to get rid of homosexuality” while in the care of the Dutch Roman Catholic Church in the 1950s. The gruesome … Continue reading

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International Conference on the ‘Council of Trent’: Call for Papers

The Catholic University of Leuven invites to submit proposals for the international conference on the Council of Trent, December 2013. On the 4th of December 2013, it will be 450 years since the Council of Trent (1545-1563) was solemnly brought … Continue reading

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