Category Archives: Politics

Jesuits Have Seized The White House (Veith)

A fascinating talk by SDA researcher Walter Veith:

Rome in the News, April 2017

Some recentish Rome and eschatology-related headlines:

Catholic church may be forced to ordain married men in remote places with priest shortages, Pope Francis says

Catholics Against the Alt-Right

Mass graves are found in disused sewers at a former Catholic home for unmarried mothers in Ireland following decades of suspicion that hundreds of babies were buried in unmarked sites

Orgies, prostitution and porn videos: Vatican is hit by a wave of lurid accusations of misbehaving priests across Italy

Pope appears to back anti-Trump protests in letter condemning populism

Pope cuts penalties for paedophile priests – including one let off with just a lifetime of prayer for abusing five young boys 

Pope says carry and read bible as if it were a mobile phone

Pope warns the EU ‘risks dying’ and is facing a ‘vacuum of values’, as the bloc marks its 60th anniversary

Pope Francis’ dismantling of Vatican pro-life academy is devastating if you know how important it was

Pope Francis issues veiled warning about Donald Trump: ‘Populism is evil’

Pope Francis: ‘Muslim Terrorism Does Not Exist’

Pope Francis ‘urges parents not to have more children than they can bring up properly’

Right-wing fringe group building multimedia empire near Detroit

THE SOROS-PAPAL CONSPIRACY: PUSHING THE U.S. TO ACCEPT THE NEW WORLD ORDER

US teen pleads guilty to IS-inspired plot to kill pope

Vatican stakes out copyright to Pope Francis’ image

American Alone Can Sound The Death Knell

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Former priest William Hogan on the state of the RCC in the 1800s:

The continuance of Popery depends upon this country alone. Extinguish it in the United States, and it dies every where. The old world is sick of it; it has cursed it long enough. It is for us alone to say whether it shall live or die. Americans alone can sound the death knell of Popery; and, if this Christian League will unite their energies and bring them all to bear, in excluding Popery from the United States, they will be conferring a blessing, not only upon this, but upon the old world.

~William Hogan, Popery! As it Was and as it Is, Crusade Against the Albigenses

Religious Liberty is Merely Endured

Errors of the Roman Catholic Church, or, Centuries of oppression, persecution and ruin (1899) (14593174678)

While searching for an image for my last post, I came across this image and found the caption to be very illuminating.  Here is the caption [emphasis added]:

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Beast. No one will call Gladstone an enthusiast, or Bismarcka fool, or Thompson a knave. Yet these, and a host ofothers, are telling the world the danger there is from thissubtile, selfish, centralized power, which claims to be headof both Church and State. But I must close. I might detain you all the night, andthen only hint at the horrible outrages of the Papal Church,in which the life blood of 70,000,000 of human beings was PURGATORY, PENANCE AND PERSECUTION. 153 poured out. Is it any wonder her robes are scarlet\ Isit any wonder she is drunken with the blood of so manysaints ? Come out of her, O men and women of America,that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receivenot of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven,and God hath remembered her iniquities. Extract from Oath which each Bishop is required to take at his consecration: Heretics,schismatics, and rebels to our said lord, or his aforesaid successors, 1 will, to the utmost of mylower, oppose and persecute.
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o o O s-. o S-t cS O O Q 0> O oO The common School System of the United States is theworst in the world. Cardinal Manning. Religious liberty is merely endured until the opposite can be carried into effect, without peril to the Catholic Church. Bishop OConner. I would as soon administer the sacrament to dogs as toCatholics who send their children to the Public Schools, forthe Public Schools are the nurseries of vice, and are Godlessschools, and they who send their children to them cannot ex-pect the mercy of God. Priest Walker.(155) CHAPTER XI. THE BOMISII MASS, VIEWED IN THE LIGHT OF SCRIPTURE, REASON AND HISTORY. By REV. GEO. A. LOFTON, D.D. Bishop Ryan, in his lecture, asserted the motto: fc; Romeand Reason. The question of Rome or Reason, hedeclared, no longer existed. Rome appeals to Scripture,Reason and History. To this dread tribunal shall she go,on the subject of the Mass ; and if this arch-sacrament ofthe Catholic Church be proved a scriptural perversion, arational absurdity

Israel, Armageddon, and the Conversion of the Nations

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This past December, Israel took issue with U.S. involvement in a U.N. resolution condemning Israel’s settlement activity.  It stated that it considered the resolution to be a declaration of war against it.  Vox Popoli lists the nations with which Israel would be at war were that the case.

This incident reminded me of a sermon series I heard long ago on Armageddon, the millennium, and the conversion of the Jews.  The series was by Greg Price of Still Waters Revival Books/Puritan Downloads (a ministry which I do not wholeheartedly endorse) and was called God’s Gracious Covenant With Israel.  In Part 11, Rev. Price summarizes the way he thinks Armageddon will go down.  I post that summary here for interest’s sake (see pages 10 and 11 of the pdf attached to the sermon).  It is interesting that this sermon was given before the rise of ISIS and the openly widespread slavery occurring throughout the Middle East.  Writes Rev. Price:

  1.  Certain nations of Islam are significantly diminished of power and might (perhaps due to an attack by Israel while yet in her unbelieving state). This minimizing of power in these Islamic nations PREPARES the way for the kings of the east (although the kings of the east do not immediately set out on their journey at that time).
  2. Israel in her unbelieving state as the enemy of God (Romans 11:28) is attacked by a worldwide confederation of nations who are seduced and misled by antichrist.
  3. The first stage of the battle of Armageddon issues forth in victory for the coalition forces of antichrist and the defeat of Israel. A greater portion of Israel is cut off, either by death or dispersion among the nations (especially the nations of the east).
  4. Those Jews left in Israel turn from their sin and cry out to Christ to save them (this is the first stage of their conversion and restoration). The Lord miraculously intervenes for them and destroys the coalition of antichrist (this is the second and final stage of Armageddon).
  5. From the ranks of those Gentiles that are not slain in the battle of Armageddon, the Lord saves them as they behold the covenant love of Christ for Israel through the Gospel and through His miraculous deliverance of Israel. The Lord sends these faithful witnesses as missionaries back to their own nations whose testimony bears national fruit in bringing the nations to Christ. These nations covenant with Christ on the basis of biblical and historical testimony of Christ’s covenant with Israel and Israel’s covenant with Christ.
  6. The nations now converted teach and preach the Gospel and covenant love of Christ to Israel that is dispersed (and Israel that is dispersed no doubt hears the Gospel and the testimony of God’s covenant love from Israel that is in the Land and that has already been converted to Christ). Israel that is dispersed is likewise converted to Christ and is brought upon the shoulders of the Gentile nations back to her own land (this is second and final stage of Israel’s conversion and restoration). All Israel is now saved subsequent to the fullness of the nations.
  7. The salvation of Israel is like a resurrection for the whole world. Christ reigns from heaven over the world in prospering His Church in uniformity of doctrine, worship, discipline and government.

Source and read/listen to more:

-Sermon 11: http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=9709113397

-Sermon 11 pdf: http://media.sermonaudio.com/mediapdf/9709113397.pdf

-Sermon series: http://www.sermonaudio.com/search.asp?currsection=sermonstopic&keyword=god%27s+gracious+covenant+with+israel

Rome in the News, February 2017

Some recent-ish Rome and eschatology-related headlines:

Catholic Church is ‘full of s**t’ declares Philippines president Duterte in fresh tirade claiming priests are ‘corrupt’ and that one abused him while he was at university 

Catholic Church: New Priests Will be Expected to Preach Global Warming

Climate of fear in Vatican is very real.  Just one quote:

In his editorial in the upcoming December issue of LifeSite’s Faithful Insight magazine, John-Henry Westen relates more of what we discovered.

“… Catholic universities in Rome are watched and professors’ lectures screened to ensure they fall in line with a liberal interpretation of Amoris Laetitia. Clerics are reported to superiors if they are overheard expressing concerns about Pope Francis. Many are afraid to speak openly, even though in the past they were always very willing. Vatican reporters told us they were warned numerous times not to report on the dubia.”

Knights of Malta head has ‘agreed’ to resigns after dispute with Vatican

Pope Benedict reveals he ‘was unsure’ about Francis succeeding him until seeing ‘how he spoke with God’ 

Pope Francis expresses concern over ‘haemorrhage’ of priests and nuns from the Catholic church amid fears the loss of clergy is weakening the religion

Pope warns against populism and ‘saviours’ like Hitler

The Papal Wrecking Ball

TRUMP’S JESUIT/CATHOLIC TRANSITION TEAM …

Smiles on their Faces and Curses in their Hearts

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Former priest William Hogan on the treatment of Protestants in Catholic countries in the 1800s:

Our commercial transactions with Spain, Portugal, South America, Mexico, and the neighboring Island of Cuba, enables many of our people to judge for themselves, and say what is now the condition of Protestants in those countries where Popery predominates. Can a Protestant worship God in those countries, according to the dictates of his own conscience? He cannot. They are all told by their priests, that a Protestant is a thing too unclean to worship God until he is first baptised and then shrived or confessed by their priests. A Protestant cannot even carry his Bible with him, into these countries. Many of my fellow-citizens, who may see this statement, will bear testimony to its truth. When a Protestant arrives at any port in a purely Catholic country, his trunks and his person are examined; and if a bible is found in them, or about him, it is taken from him. The ministers of his religion dare not accompany him, or if he does, his lips are sealed, under pain of a lingering death. Should sickness lay its heavy hand upon him, there is no minister to attend him, no Bible allowed him, from which he may quench his thirst for the waters of life. Should death visit him, there is no one to close the eyes of the lonely Protestant stranger. A good Roman Catholic would not touch the accursed heretic, and when dead he is not allowed the rights of Christian interment; he must be cast by the wayside, as suitable food for the hog, the dog, and the buzzard. How many a worthy American have I seen myself, in Cuba, cast away when dead, as you would a carrion, not even a coffin to cover him; and why all this? Because he was a heretic; because he did not believe in the supremacy of the Pope, and the infallibility of the Romish church; and yet those inhuman wretches, those libels upon religion and humanity, come among us, ask you for lands on which to build churches and pulpits, from which they curse you and your children; become citizens of your republic, inmates in your families, with smiles on their faces and curses in their hearts for you. Let not this language be deemed exaggeration. I have heard it, I have witnessed it, I have seen it. And yet Americans, heedlessly fancying themselves and their institutions secure, refuse these, their sworn enemies, and foes of their religion, nothing they ask for. Such is the listlessness and apathy of our people upon this subject, that, as far as I am acquainted, no appeal has ever been made to our government, to ask even for a modification of those barbarities, with which our Protestant citizens are treated, in Roman Catholic countries; nor has there been any effort made to alter our free constitution, so as to enable us to retaliate upon those Popish monsters, and obtain from the bloodthirsty cowards, at the point of the bayonet, those common privileges, which are almost among the necessary appurtenances of humanity, and which even a Pagan would scarcely deny to a fellow-being.

~William Hogan, Popery! As it Was and as it Is, Popish Bishops and Priests Absolve Allegiance to Protestant Governments

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Death and Destruction of Heretics

Former priest William Hogan on the RCC’s approach to Protestant people and nations in the 1800s:

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~William Hogan, Popery! As it Was and as it Is, Popish Bishops and Priests Absolve Allegiance to Protestant Governments

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Lord. Having thus put to death the father and one son, thebigoted monsters next determined to sacrifice the motherand the other son ; but before doing this, all arts were em-ployed to induce them to quit the faith, and embrace theerrors of popery. The mother, at length, induced by theirthreats and promises, abandoned the truth ; and was thenexhorted by the monks to convert her son, which she prom-ised to do; but upon his being admitted to her for thatpurpose, he remonstrated so earnestly with her on the sin-fulness and folly of her conduct, that she was convinced,and turned again to the Lord, beseeching him, with tears,to grant her strength to maintain the right. And she con-tinued ever after firm in the faith ; which so incensed thebigoted monks, that they adjudged her, with her son, tothe flames, as obstinate lieretics. Soon after, they were bound and brought to the place oftheir martyrdom; his mother having ascended the scaffold,cried to Martin, Come up, come up, my son. And as he [rest missing in original]

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Younc: Wife Perishing- with her Husband. Page 491. Thus we have taught the two parties in the State to countthe Catholics as something. Cardinal Wiseman. If the United States ever lose their liberty, it will bethrough the Romish Priesthood. George Washington. The Catholics hold the balance of power and they /illnot permit the politicians to forget that fact. (489) Catholic Review. FARTHER PERSECUTIONS. # 489 ?as speaking to the people, she said, Speak out Martin,hat it may appear to all that we do not die heretics.vlartin would have made a confession of his faith, but waslot suffered. His mother being bound to the stake, spaken the hearing of the spectators, We are Christians, andhat which we now suffer is not for murder nor theft, but)ecause we will believe no more than that which the word)f God teacheth us, both rejoicing that they were countedvorthy to suffer for the same. The fire being kindled, theehemency thereof did nothing to abate the fervency ofheir zeal, but they continued [rest missing in original]

Under Pain of Being Damned

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We find in another part of the decrees of the council of Lateran, held under Pope Innocent III., the following denunciation:—”All magistrates who interpose against priests in any criminal case, whether it be for murder or high treason, let him be excommunicated.” Bear that in mind, American Protestants! If a priest murder one of you, if he commit high treason against your government, your magistrates dare not interfere, under pain of being damned. So says the infallible Roman church; and so will she act, should she ever acquire the power of doing so, in this country.

~William Hogan, Popery! As it Was and as it Is, Popish Bishops and Priests Absolve Allegiance to Protestant Governments

To Persecute To The Last Extremity

The mass and vestments of the Catholic church, liturgical, doctrinal, historical and archaeological (1909) (14595415580)

“Let him, and all Roman Catholics, be denied the right of voting, or of holding any office of honor, profit, or trust, under the government of the United States, until they forswear all allegiance, in spiritual as well as temporal affairs, to all foreign potentates and Popes. Until this is done, an oath of allegiance to this government, by a Roman Catholic, is entitled to no credit, and should not be received. This will appear evident to Americans, if they will turn their attention for a moment to the following oath, which is taken by every Romish bishop, before he is permitted to officiate, as such, in any of these United States:— “I do solemnly swear, on the holy evangelist, and before Almighty God, to defend the domains of St. Peter against every aggressor; to preserve, augment, and extend, the rights, honors, privileges, and powers of the Lord Pope, and his successors; to observe, and with all my might to enforce, his decrees, ordinances, reservations, provisions, and all dispositions whatever, emanating from the court of Rome; to persecute and combat, to the last extremity, heretics, schismatics, and all who will not pay to the sovereign pontiff all the obedience which the sovereign shall require.””

~Source: Popery! As it Was and as it Is by William Hogan, Origin of the Temporal Power of the Pope