Second Vatican Council (Official Teachings of Roman Catholicism) & Popes´ Speech
The following statements can be verified by consulting volumes 1 and 2 of the book, Vatican Council II printed by Costello Publishing Co., Northport, New York. Austin Flannery, O. P., is the general editor and each volume contains the Nihil Obstat and the Imprimatur. The editions are: 1984 (Vol. 1) and 1982 (Vol. 2).
The Second Vatican Council is the most recent Roman Catholic Council. It closed on December 8, 1965, and is the current official stand of Roman Catholicism. The following quotes are that official stand from the Second Vatican Council. (All bold print has been used for emphasis. Furthermore, brackets have been used to increase clarity.)
- "Hence, both Scripture and Tradition must be accepted and honored with equal feelings of devotion and reverence." (Vol. 1, page 755)
- "But the task of giving an authentic interpretation of the Word of God, whether in its written form or in the form of Tradition, has been entrusted to the living teaching office of the Church alone." (Vol. 1, p. 755)
- "But by divine institution it is the exclusive task of these pastors alone, the successors of Peter and the other Apostles, to teach the faithful authentically, that is with the authority of Christ ...." (Vol. 2, p. 430)
- "... it [the Roman Catholic Church] condemns with anathema those who say that indulgences are useless or that the Church does not have the power to grant them." (Vol. 1, p. 71)
- "An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain defined conditions through the Church's help when, as minister of Redemption, she dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfaction won by Christ and the saints." (Vol. 1, p. 75)
- "An indulgence is partial or plenary according as it removes either part or all of the temporal punishment due to sin." (Vol. 1, p. 75)
The Pope’s Church is the Largest, Richest Corporation in the World!
Pope Francis has often indicated his desire to help the poor and he often criticizes capitalism so it is only fitting that he sell off the church’s incredible assets at a massive yard sale. According to the The Vatican Billions by Avro Manhattan, “The Vatican has billions of shares in the most powerful international corporations such as Gulf Oil, Shell, General Motors, Bethlehem Steel, General Electric, International Business Machines, T.W.A., etc.” Note that it was not billions of dollars but billions of shares!
One called the ‘Holy Father’ is to visit Washington D.C., New York and Philadelphia from September 22-27. See the official schedule so that you can see the outstanding opportunities to witness to Catholics in each city.
Who Is Your Holy Father? - is a New Tract by Richard Bennett and is ready for you to distribute during the papal visit! You can read it below at the bottom of this page.