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The Grand Old Papal Duke and the March Up and Down the Hill

The Grand Old Papal Duke and the March Up and Down the Hill, PDF format

Oh, the grand old Duke of York,
He had ten thousand men;
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And he marched them down again.

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This old children’s nursery rhyme sums up the recent Vatican summit on the sexual abuse of children by priests and bishops.  Substitute “Francis, Pope of Rome” for the “grand old Duke of York”, and it says it all.  Francis marched his cardinals, archbishops, bishops and priests up to the top of the seven hills of Rome (Rev. 17:3,9) – and then?

Then he marched them down again. Continue reading

The Vatican-China Accord Betrays Chinese Roman Catholics

The Vatican China Accord Betrays Chinese Roman Catholics, PDF format

In September 2018, after a long period of contact between the two, came the news that the Vatican and Red China had signed an agreement which would permit the Chinese Communist government to have the final say in the appointment of Roman Catholic bishops in China.

Expressing what millions of Roman Catholics felt, the signing was described as “a shocking development to many” by a Roman Catholic source.[1]  An understatement of note.

Just what was going on?

For many decades, the Chinese Communist government has claimed the right to control all religious activity in China, and has brutally clamped down on all who dissent: Protestants, Papists and others.  This approach to religion is of course in accordance with old-style Communist principles, to which China subscribes wholeheartedly.  The State must be all-powerful, according to Communist ideology; and in Communist countries like China and Russia (the old USSR), not to mention many others, the only religions permitted by the State to exist are State-sanctioned, State-controlled ones.  In this way the Reds give the appearance of permitting religious freedom while simultaneously controlling religions with an iron fist.

Following its anti-religious policy, China claimed the right to appoint Chinese Roman Catholic bishops, as well as Protestant ministers and all other religious leaders.   The Vatican strongly opposed the State appointment of bishops for all these years.  As a consequence, two “Catholic Churches” existed in China: the official, State-controlled one, known as the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association, the priests and bishops of which were not in subjection to the Vatican and were in fact Communist agents; and an underground, illegal one, the priests and bishops of which remained loyal to the Vatican.  The latter, being orthodox Roman Catholics, suffered persecution at the hands of the Chinese government for many years.

But with the signing of this agreement, all future bishops of the Chinese Roman Catholic “Church” would first be approved by the Chinese government – with the blessing and co-operation of the Vatican!

The Most Comprehensive Indictment Yet of Priestly Sex Abuse: the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report

The Most Comprehensive Indictment Yet of Priestly Sex Abuse, PDF format

The Grand Jury and Its Findings

In August 2018 a grand jury report revealed that over three hundred priests had abused over a thousand children in just six dioceses in Pennsylvania, over a number of decades – and that senior Roman Catholic officials did what they could to cover it up.  This was the most damning, most comprehensive indictment to date of the massive scale of the sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests. Continue reading

Top-Ranking Vatican Insider Accuses Francis I of a Cover-Up

Top Ranking Vatican Insider Accuses Francis I of a Cover Up, PDF format

A Bombshell Allegation against the Roman Pope – from One of His Own

As the massive global scandal of thousands of Roman Catholic priests having sexually abused tens of thousands of children and adults continues to grow, a potential bombshell has been dropped by an archbishop against his pope, Francis I.  On 25 August 2018, Carlo Maria Viganò, a retired 77-year-old archbishop who had been the Vatican nuncio (ambassador) to the United States under popes Benedict and Francis, a man who has been described as a top-ranking Vatican “insider”, released an open letter in which he alleged that Francis knew, five years ago already, about the sexual molestation of seminarians (young male students for the priesthood) by a former cardinal, Theodore McCarrick, because he himself (Viganò) had told him about it in June 2013. Continue reading

Ireland Rejects Anti-Christian Priestcraft, Embraces Anti-Christian Liberalism

Ireland Rejects Anti-Christian Priestcraft, PDF format

Ireland Legalises Abortion: Its Rejection of Roman Catholic Domination

In May 2018, Ireland voted – by a landslide – to legalise abortion, the murder of the unborn in their mothers’ wombs.  66.4%, or two thirds of the citizens, voted in favour of abortion, 33.6% voted against it.

How did it come to pass that a country which had been one of the most Roman Catholic countries in the world came to vote so overwhelmingly in favour of something contrary to official Roman Catholic doctrine? Continue reading

Billy Graham: Servant of Rome, Not Servant of Christ

Billy Graham, PDF format

Billy Graham died on the 21st February 2018, at the age of 99.  He was, beyond question, one of the most influential men in modern history.  It has been estimated that he preached to something in the region of 200 million people, in at least 180 countries and territories of the world.  And hundreds of millions more heard him via radio, TV, film, etc., so that some estimates of the numbers he reached go as high as 2.2 billion people.[1]  Millions think of him as a wonderful Christian and the world’s greatest preacher. Continue reading

Samson: the Movie vs. Samson: the Bible Truth

Samson the Movie, PDF format

In 2018 Samson, the latest screen version of the biblical hero and judge of Israel, was released.  It purports to bring the story of Samson to life for the big screen.  But it fails miserably, because it does not stick to the biblical account.  In typical filmmaking tradition, those who made this movie felt that they could improve on the Bible.  Essentially this was saying, “The account in God’s Word is good, but we can do better.  We can flesh it out, add lies to the truth, and basically re-tell the story in a more exciting and believable way.”  Of course the filmmakers did not actually utter these very words or anything like them, but in essence this is what they did. Continue reading

An Unbiblical “Day of Prayer” in South Africa’s Parliament

An Unbiblical Day of Prayer in SA’s Parliament, PDF format

Angus Buchan’s “Day of Prayer” in the South African Parliament

On the 24th November 2017, prominent South African Charismatic preacher, Angus Buchan, was the speaker at a “Day of Prayer” held in the South African parliament.  “Church” leaders from all over South Africa were invited, and attended.  And not surprisingly, Buchan and his followers hailed it as a wonderful blessing and a sign of great things to come in South Africa.

But it was not. Continue reading

Rhodesia Betrayed by the West, Zimbabwe Destroyed by Marxism and Mugabe

Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, Mugabe, PDF format

“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” (Proverbs 29:2)

On the 11th November 1965, Prime Minister Ian Smith of Rhodesia declared UDI (Unilateral Declaration of Independence) from Britain.  Exactly 52 years later, on the 21st November 2017, Robert Mugabe, the evil tyrant and dictator of Zimbabwe – which was what Rhodesia was renamed when his Marxist terrorists took power in 1980 in a fraudulent election overseen by Britain – was finally forced to resign by members of his own party. Continue reading

The Reforming Catholic Confession: “Protestants” on the Way to Rome

The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation (Part Four), PDF format

The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation (Part Four)

Shaun Willcock

The Historic Protestant Institutions’ Protest against Rome is Over

  The 31st October 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. 

  On this day in 1517, an obscure German monk named Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the castle door in Wittenberg, Germany – and sparked a spiritual, political and social revolution which shook the world. Continue reading