As some of us may know, the Roman Catholic "church" plunged Europe into the dark ages and has terrorized and killed multitudes. According to their own canon law, anyone who will not submit to the Roman monster is called a heretic. According to their canon law, a heretic is to be purged by the following steps:
I. Excommunication. This sentence is to be pronounced not only on notorious heretics, and those suspected of heresy, but also on those who harbour, defend, or assist them, or who converse familiarly with them, or trade with them, or hold communion of any sort with them.
II. Proscription from all offices, ecclesiastical or civil,--from all public duties and private rights.
So the folks in number one above no longer had any rights or jobs to support their families. It gets worse.
III. Confiscation of all their goods.
This is what the hierarchy really wanted in the first place. In Foxe's Book of Martyrs we find that they accused some rich people (even devout Catholics) of heresy just so that they could get their money. Why do think the Vatican is one of the richest governments in the whole world?
According to their canon law, their priests cannot be compelled to pay their debts, "It is not lawful for a layman to sit in judgment upon a clergyman. Secular judges who dare, in the exercise of a damnable presumption, to compel priests to pay their debts, are to be restrained by spiritual censures." (Decreti, Gregorii, lib. ii. tit. ii. cap. i. ii. vi, and Sexti Decret. lib. ii. tit. ii.cap. ii.) According to this decretal, the priests are not subject to the legal system--even when they have debts. Anybody knows that's wrong.
Canon law also says, "The tribunals of kings are subjected to the power of priests." (Decreti, pars i. distinct. x. can. vi)
IV. The last punishment is death sometimes by the sword,--more commonly by fire.So they can kill anyone who opposes them. This is anti-Biblical. And none of these oppressive, despotic, absolutist decrees are supported by the Bible.
These four decretals respecting heresy are quoted from JUS CANONICUM, Gregorii IX. But Gregorii IX is not the only pope to make the Catholic position clear. Let's look at Pope Honorius:"And all heretics, of both sexes and of every name, we damn [I thought that God does this] to perpetual infamy; we declare hostility against them; we account them accursed, and their goods confiscated; nor can they ever enjoy their property, or their children succeed to their inheritance [punishing the children!]; inasmuch as they grievously offend against the Eternal as well as the temporal king [the pope]."
source: Quinta Compilatio Epistolarum Decretalium Honorii III. P.M. Innocentii Cironii, Juris Utriusque Professoris, Canonici ac Ecclesiae, et Academae Tolosannae Cancellarii, Comp. v. tit. iv. cap. i. p. 200; Tolosae, 1645.
You might say, "But the Catholic religion is different today." It cannot be for you see, it claims that it is infallible, my friend. This is the cornerstone of the Roman monster's power. What does "infallible" mean? According to my Webster's:incapable of error; never wrong
The Catholic religion cannot correct itself because that means that it is not infallible and the whole ball of wax begins to melt.
Here is a pronouncement from Decreti, pars ii. causa xxiii. quaest v. can. xlvii--"Those are not to be accounted homicides who, fired with zeal for Mother Church, may have killed excommunicated persons."
In history, the Roman Catholic has killed multitudes and killed many kings. King James often wrote about this and Rome's heresies in his Workes.
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