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The Accomplishments of Pope John Paul II

A work in 1999 applauded John Paul II in the following words, “No other world figure has commanded the admiration he has enjoyed as the globe-trotting (over 1/2 million miles) Pope.  His kindly smile and fatherly wave have made the ‘Pope Mobile’ a legend.  Although they might disagree with his theology, both Catholics and Protestants have joined Read More

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The Papal Claim to Have the Keys of the Apostle Peter

For most Catholics, the authority of the Pope, as derived from Peter, is the main cornerstone of their faith.  For the others, it is the lifesaver to fall back on when all else fails.  In my own life, it was a presupposition that I did not question until the very end of my years as Read More

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An Overview of the History of the Papacy

The Papal Church, a magnificently rich splendidly housed political and ecclesiastical power, headquartered in Rome stands in stark contrast to what started there in the first century with some pastors ministering to small congregations.  The differences are graphic.  The early home churches under their pastors looked to the authority of the Word as received in Read More

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True Gospel in the Context of my own Testimony

By Richard Bennett From the time I was a young boy in Dublin, Ireland, I was taught to look within myself for holiness. In my years in a Jesuit elementary and secondary school, I was trained to look within myself for moral goodness through the sacraments and mental prayer. I was ordained as a Dominican Read More

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The Biblical Mary Vs. Rome’s Counterfeit Mary

“By asking Mary to pray for us, we acknowledge ourselves to be poor sinners and we address ourselves to the ‘Mother of Mercy,’ the All Holy One.”[1]    Such is the superlative praise and veneration that Catholic teaching gives to their Mary.  The whole cycle of feasts of the Catholic Church is permeated with her festivals throughout Read More

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The Apparitions of “Mary” – Divine or Demonic?

The important subject of the apparitions of “Mary” must be addressed in the light of Biblical truth because the message given in the apparitions is either from God, and thus for the instruction of the believers, or from Satan, and thus to the destruction of believers.  It is of such great importance because many of those Read More