Tuesday, April 20, 2010

In Contempt of the U.S. Constitution, Pope Benedict Speaker Rebukes Speaker Pelosi

"Let the principle once be established in the United States, that the church may employ or control the power of the State; that religious observances may be enforced by secular laws; in short, that the authority of church and State is to dominate the conscience, and the triumph of Rome in this country is assured." GC88 580

“The State has not the right to leave every man free to embrace whatever religion he should deem true. …The [Roman Catholic] Church has the right to require that the [Roman] Catholic religion shall be the religion of the State, to the exclusion of all others.…Cursed be those who assert liberty of conscience and of worship and such that maintain that the [Roman Catholic] Church may not employ force.” -The Syllabus Errorum of Pope Pius IX (December 1864)