The Holy Bible and Catholicism

A Roman Catholic pamphlet entitled, “A Pastoral Statement For Catholics On Biblical Fundamentalism,” is a warning from Catholic Bishops to Catholics “who may be attracted to Biblical Fundamentalism without realizing its serious weaknesses.” It criticizes Fundamentalists for “rigid doctrinal and ideological positions” and for interpreting the Bible to be literally true. It says: “We do not look upon the Bible as an authority for science or history.” And: “The gospel comes to us through the…

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The Bible Is a “Dead Letter”

 “The Scriptures indeed is a divine book but it is a dead letter, which has to be explained, and cannot exercise the action which the preacher can obtain.” [Our Priesthood, by Rev. Joseph Bruneau, S.D.D., p 155, B. Herder Company, 1911 (“nihil obstat” by M.F. Dinneen, S.S.,D.D. -Censor deputatus, “imprimatur” by James Cardinal Gibbons – Archbishop of Baltimore, “Re-Imprimatur” by Michael J. Curley -Archbishop of Baltimore). ]  “…(The Bible is) A dead and…

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Protestants Rely on Sola Scriptura

1582, the Catholic church finally gave up fighting the translation of the Bible into tongues other than Latin and produced their own version translated directly from the Latin text Protestants claimed had been corrupted over time, the Douay Old Testament and the Rheims New Testament. Bibles translated today are based on these two philosophies, with Protestant Bibles translated from the original texts and Catholic Bibles being translations of the original Latin Vulgate used to produce…

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1983 Canon Law and Scripture

The current Code of Canon Law, which went into effect in 1983, reads as follows: Books of the Sacred Scriptures CANNOT be published unless they have been approved either by the Apostolic See or by the conference of bishops; for their vernacular translations to be published it is required that they likewise be approved by the same authority and also annotated with necessary and sufficient explanations. With the permission of the conference of bishops Catholic…

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Pope Leo XII Condemns Vernacular Bibles as Harmful

You have noticed a society, commonly called the Bible society, boldly spreading throughout the whole world. Rejecting the traditions of the holy Fathers and infringing the well-known decree of the Council of Trent, it works by every means to have the holy Bible translated, or rather mistranslated, into the ordinary languages of every nation. There are good reasons for fear that (as has already happened in some of their commentaries and in other respects by…

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  • 1 Peter 1:24-25 October 28, 2020
    “For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.” And this is the word that was preached to you.”
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