Three questions resolved. Viz. What is religion? What is the

Three questions resolved. Viz. What is religion? What is the

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Today, the Papal State extends no further than the Vatican City. Bonniface VIII possessed an insatiable hunger for power, and was known for frequent, fiery outbursts. See also Isaiah 45:20, “Gather yourselves and come; Draw near together, you fugitives of the nations; They have no knowledge, Who carry about their wooden idol, and pray to a god who cannot save. The initial draft of the Constitution did not even mention the church, which was included almost as an afterthought and only after intense pressure from the church's leadership.
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The Popes During the Carolingian Empire [Quintessential

The Popes During the Carolingian Empire [Quintessential

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We enjoin on Catholic princes, one and all.. Orthodoxy, in fact, had begun to reorganize itself, and in the religious domain had already almost recovered its former strength. The 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, however, brought decades of devastating repression. In the context of the discussion on the destiny of those infants who die without Baptism, the mystery of the universal salvific will of God is a fundamental and central principle.
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Keeping Open the Door of Faith: The Legacy of Vatican II

Keeping Open the Door of Faith: The Legacy of Vatican II

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Pope Francis allegedly waived the necessity for a second miracle because John XXIII’s canonization had been called for by the members of the Second Vatican Council in 1965, who craved to pay respects to the man who paved the way to the Church into modern times. Senator Bernie Sanders digs a bit further, recognizing the pope's "past passionate criticism of the global financial system, which has plunged more of the world into poverty while benefiting the wealthy few."
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Murder in the Vatican: The Revolutionary Life of John Paul

Murder in the Vatican: The Revolutionary Life of John Paul

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Again disproving evolution will NOT again NOT prove supernatural creation. Pio da Pietreicina (1968) — Italian priest who was inflicted with stigmata (the five wounds of Christ) while praying. Undoubtedly, in ways that vary according to the condition of each Church or Community, these actions can truly engender a life of grace, and can be rightly described as capable of providing access to the community of salvation. “It follows that these separated Churches and Communities, though we believe they suffer from defects already mentioned, have by no means been deprived of significance and importance in the mystery of salvation.
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Pope Gregory VII, 1073-1085

Pope Gregory VII, 1073-1085

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For we are, as a people, inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret proceedings and to secret oaths." ... "For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence--on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. Glimpses and outright guessing are sometimes the only means of constructing even a hypothetical picture of who or what is involved.
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The History of the Popes: Their Church and State, and

The History of the Popes: Their Church and State, and

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Historians peg the beginning of the American Revolutionary War to this date. In commanding one king to destroy another, Nicholas wrote: We order you, in the name of religion, to invade his states, burn his cities, and massacre his people.... 27 The qualifying information which John gives us under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit for identifying this woman, who is a city, is specific, conclusive, and irrefutable.
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Interreligious Dialogue: The Official Teaching of the

Interreligious Dialogue: The Official Teaching of the

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Days later, a fire breaks out at the scene. -‘Since it is not dogma, the door is always open to rethink priestly celibacy’ -Pope Francis hosts inter-religious prayers for peace at Vatican, including Muslim prayers -‘But God does not exist: Do not be shocked! Lectures on the Humanities, Volumes I and II, 1983. 19. He knows that we need the things that we can see, touch and feel to form His Church. This is clearly seen in the act of baptism itself: immersion in water.
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Vatican II in Plain English

Vatican II in Plain English

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They also carried out their initiation in an underground tomb, or vault in the middle of the night. Michael III chose brothers Constantine and Methodius for their missionary experience and because, along with Greek, they spoke the Slavic language. Spain) 1453: Muslim armies (Seljuk or Ottoman Turks) finally conquer Constantinople, thus ending the Byzantine Empire Ottoman Empire continues to expand for centuries, threatening Europe from the Southeast yet Islam remains the dominant religion in most of Northern Africa and the Middle East to this day. 320's: small city of Byzantium greatly expanded & renamed "Constantinople" by Emperor Constantine; made new capital of Roman Empire 395: death of Emperor Theodosius I, Roman Empire irrevocably divides E/W; Theodosian dynasty continues ruling in the East 527-565: Emperor Justinian reigns over & expands the Byzantine Empire, retaking parts of central & southern Italy, Sicily, etc. 714-741: Emperor Leo III attempts to suppress use of icons; orders his imperial troops to destroy or "break icons" (iconoclasm) 1453: Constantinople falls to Muslim/Turkish armies, the Byzantine Empire ceases to exist after over 1000 years!
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The Variations of Popery

The Variations of Popery

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But Petrus Guillermi merely copied, with certain additions and abbreviations, the biographies of the popes written by Pandulf, nephew of Hugo of Alatri. The compiler of the first part made use of two ancient catalogues or lists of the popes taking from them the order of succession, the chronological data, and also certain historical notes; these lists were: (a) the so-called "Catalogus Liberianus", and (b) a list of the popes that varies in length in the manuscripts, and perhaps depends on the "Catalogus Liberianus" for the period before the middle of the sixth century.
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Some seasonable thoughts, relating to our civil and

Some seasonable thoughts, relating to our civil and

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They were each called to deal with different situations and the only thing that they have in common is that they were both held in the same place. A major Puritan exodus to New England began in 1630, and within a decade close to 20,000 men and women had migrated to settlements in Massachusetts and Connecticut. (7) They were principal contributors to a virulent hatred of Catholicism in the American colonies. I’m not the one contradicting the Magesterium, unless you believe that Benedict XVI was a heretic too?
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