Pontifix Maximus is a papal title meaning in Latin "chief bridge maker" between earth and heaven. However, Jesus Christ is the only One who can claim this title because "no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
This was a title of the Roman Caesars and of the Roman Emperors of paganism. Holy Father is a title the pope claims for himself. Father is a title that every Roman Catholic priest claims for himself and expects to be called.
Jesus warns in Matthew Reverend is a title of many Roman Catholic priests and Protestant ministers. This is also a title for God in Psalms Mary was the mother of Jesus Christ's humanity, but not the mother of Jesus Christ's divinity. It annulled all contracts made in favor of Vaudois, ordered their domestics to abandon them, forbade all persons to give them any aid whatever, and empowered all persons to take possession of their property.
The Pope rejoiced when he heard the news of the successful outcome. The Waldenses were burned; they were cast into damp and horrid dungeons; they were smothered in crowds in mountain caverns, mothers and babes, and old men and women together; they were sent out into exile in the winter night, unclothed and unfed, to climb the snowy mountains; they were hurled over the rocks; their houses and lands were taken from them; their children were stolen to be indoctrinated with the religion which they abhorred.
Rapacious individuals were sent among them to strip them of their property, to persecute and exterminate them. Thousands of heretics" or Waldenses, "old men, women and children, were hung, quartered, broken upon the wheel, or burned alive and their property confiscated for the benefit of the king, and Holy See. In the 3rd Canon of that Council it is enacted that bishops should inquire at least once a year in every parish, with power, if need be, to compel the whole community on oath to name any heretics whom they knew.
An aider or abettor of a heretic is himself ipso facto excommunicate; if discovered and publicly excommunicated, he incurs civil death, and those who communicate with such abettors shall themselves be excommunicated.
For the heretics themselves, they are to be 'exterminated,' and any prince neglecting to exterminate them is to be deposed by the Pope, who will release his subjects from their allegiance. Even, if we would otherwise have doubted what 'extermination' means in its final implications, the word is clearly glossed by St. Thomas Aquinas Summa , xi, 3 'remove from the world by death. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. To deny that, is to deny the very words of Jesus Christ.
It is impossible to form a complete conception of the multitude of her victims, and it is quite certain that no powers of imagination can adequately realize their sufferings. An excellent though lengthy article describing in detail the right of the Roman Catholic Church to do this, will be found in The Catholic Encyclopedia, vol. Beginning from the establishment of the Jesuits in to , nine hundred thousand were destroyed.
One hundred and fifty thousand perished by the Inquisition in thirty years. Within the space of thirty-eight years after the edict of Charles V against the Protestants, fifty thousand persons were hanged, beheaded, or burned alive for heresy. Eighteen thousand more perished during the administration of the Duke of Alva in five and a half years.
The pope rejoiced when he heard the news of the successful outcome. Read Great Controversy, chapter 15 for the details. Protestants put the number at 70, We prefer the latter figure. If there were 70, Huguenots [French Protestants] in Paris the night of the massacre, so much the more justification for the slaughter. We have heard ring out many times the very bells that called the Catholics together on that fatal night. They always sounded sweetly in our ears"--Western Watchman, Nov. That, we say, would entirely depend upon circumstances.
If it would benefit the cause of Catholicism, he would tolerate you: If expedient, he would imprison you, banish you, fine you; possibly, he might even hang you. But be assured of one thing: He would never tolerate you for the sake of 'the glorious principles of civil and religious liberty'. Catholicism is the most intolerant of creeds. It is intolerance itself, for it is truth itself. Of course the average number of victims yearly, was vastly greater, during those gloomy ages when popery was in her glory and reigned despot of the world; and it has been much less since the power of the popes has diminished to tyrannize over the nations, and to compel the princes of the earth, by the terrors of excommunication, interdiction, and deposition, to butcher their heretical subjects.
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.
XXII, 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]. Will the Catholic Church give bond that she will not persecute? The Catholic Church gives no bonds for her good behaviour. In our age, the right to inflict the severest penalties, even death, belongs to the church.
There is no graver offense than heresy, therefore it must be rooted out. 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 and The Catholic Church had the support of the Columbian government in the destruction of many churches, and the liquidation of more than 1, documented cases -- some of whom were shot, drowned, or emasculated.
He says there is evidence of over 60, killed. Against such men-founded churches Catholics in Latin America should arise and wipe them out with fire.
Oberlander, in The Voice of Freedom, , p. The rector of the Catholic Institute of Paris, H. Baudrillart, revealed the attitude of the church and her leaders toward persecution. 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.
Jesus waits for us in this sacrament of love Only the priest can PUT Jesus there for us Jesus wants to go there, but we cannot bring him unless you first give him to us. The supreme power of the priestly office is the power of consecrating. Thomas, 'than the consecration of the body of Christ. 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. 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! 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. Hoc est corpus meum, he has to say it for the validity of the consecration.
But it is not he who says these words; his voice indeed we hear, but he is only the instrument of the Sovereign Priest: The glory of this minister consists precisely in disappearing, in allowing Jesus to act through his personality: 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: 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?
Curley -Archbishop of Baltimore. The last time we left off, we were reflecting upon our participation in the "Communion of Saints" at mass. All who believe in Christ as Savior and Lord are united to Him and to each other. We pray that our unity may be complete. As we approach the moment when bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Christ which is called the Consecration the Communion of Saints is realized. Where Christ is present, there are His saints in glory, the holy souls in purgatory and all of us struggling in this world.
As I have said before the mass transcends space and time. Peri Lamy, a French priest and visionary who lived up until the 's, would have conversations not only with our Lord and Lady, but also with saints and angels during mass. What was open to His eyes visibly is open to our eyes in faith. We must defeat all heretics non Catholics at the ballot box. The holy father states that negative tactics are fatal. Care must be taken that no suspicion may be raised when Roman Catholics are secretly given more government jobs than Protestants, Jews and other heretics.
All legislation must be governed by the will of God, unerringly indicated by the pope. EDUCATION must be controlled by Catholic Authorities, and under education the opinions of the individual and the utterances of the press are included, and many opinions are to be forbidden by the secular arm, under the authority of the Church, even to war and bloodshed. In this intention he is aided by the Jesuits, and all the Catholic prelates and priests.
This is the task I intend to perform for you; this is the duty I promise to fulfil that all may once again be subject to the dominion of God, Jesus Christ and His Vicar on earth. Hieronymo Dal-Gal, translated and adapted by Rev. Gill and Son Ltd. Film of Pius XII coronation with audio. These are the actual words spoken: