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UNCHANGED SENTIMENTS OF ROME
„We declare, affirm, define, and pronounce it necessary to salvation, for every human creature to be subject to the Roman Pontiff.”—Cardinal Manning.
„Accursed be those very crafty and deceitful societies, called Bible Societies, which thrust the Bible into the hands of the inexperienced youth.”—Pope Pius IX.
„What Father Walker says (i.e., that he would as soon administer the sacraments to a dog as to Catholics who send their children to the public schools) is only what has been said over and over again by the bishops in their pastorals all over the world, and we heartily indorse it.”—N.Y. Tablet.
„No Bible shall be held or read except by priests. No Bible shall be sold without a license, except upon the pains and penalties of that mortal sin that is neither to be forgiven in this world or in the next.”—Council of Trent.
„Moreover we confirm and renew the decrees delivered in former times by apostolic authority, against the publication, distribution, reading and possession of books of the Holy Scriptures translated into the vulgar tongue.”—Pope Gregory XVI.
„The following is from the bishop’s oath:—Heretics (Protestants), schismatics and rebels to the Pope or his successors, I will, to the uttermost of my power, persecute and wage war with.”—E. Trumpet.
— December, 1885 —