First let me say how much I AM is at the doors is against the Catholic belief system, and just about everything they stand for. They are much worse than the Pharisee’s in Jesus’ time.
The Roman Catholic church was founded around 325 AD. They taught (falsely), and still do, that the Bishops of the church were “spiritual successors” to the original 12 apostles, in particular the Apostle Peter, and that they had the right to discern true or false doctrine. At that time, they changed many of the doctrines taught in the Bible, making Mary a deity, empowering the “church” as your salvation instead of Jesus Christ being the one and only way to salvation, changed the baptism taught by Jesus and His apostles, including Peter, and indoctrinated many false concepts. They even say that the mother of Jesus is the only way whereby you may receive grace. It’s true that Mary was blessed to carry and give birth to Jesus, but she was simply a Jewish woman, not a God. They made it a crime punishable by death to attempt to actually read the bible for yourself and/or contradict the Roman Catholic church during the Dark Ages, and they have killed an estimated 68 million Christians over the years for refusing to bow to the false doctrine of the Roman Catholic church.
According to the Catholic church you must do all of the following in order to receive salvation:
Confess your sins to a Roman Catholic priest.
“Receive” all appropriate Roman Catholic sacraments.
Believe that Grace comes only via Rome’s sacraments, and only through Mary.
Buy or earn as many indulgences as possible so as to avoid Purgatory.
Believe that Grace can only be distributed to you by Mary.
Attend the Roman Catholic Mass on all Sundays and holy days.
Obey all of Rome’s rules (i.e., precepts of the Church).
Be a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
- Submit yourself to the Pope.
The bible teaches that you must believe in Jesus and obey the Gospel for salvation, and that it’s by the grace of God, not Mary or Rome, that we are saved. All of the above only make you subservient to the Roman Catholic church and do not ensure your place with God at all.
Below is the article from the Daily Star
VERSAILLES: A priest in an ultra-conservative Catholic sect has been charged with rape and torture for acts allegedly committed during exorcisms involving three school teachers.
Verssailles prosecutor Vincent Lesclous told AFP the 40-year-old priest with the Society of Saint Pius X, whose identity has not been released to protect the victims, was charged on Wednesday and is being held without bail.
He is facing charges of aggravated rape, torture and “committing barbarous acts” for the alleged assaults on three teachers at a private religious school in the western suburbs of Paris.
The prosecutor refused to provide further details, but newspaper Le Parisien reported Thursday that the assaults took place in the autumn of 2010 at the Notre-Dame de la Sablonniere school run by the sect.
It alleged he had first raped one teacher during an exorcism to purge her of the “evil” from a previous sexual assault.
He then used his “spiritual influence” to convince two other female teachers to undergo similar exorcisms, Le Parisien said.
It said the victims had claimed that acts of torture had been committed using a broom, a toothbrush and scissors during the ceremonies.
Questioned by police, the priest claimed no assaults had been committed, saying he had only “simulated” sexual acts.
With 600,000 followers in 62 countries, the group founded in 1970 by French bishop Marcel Lefebvre has been dogged by accusations of anti-Semitism and far-right leanings. Lefebvre was ex-communicated in 1988 and died in 1991.