Friday, December 31, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
“The Pope is of great authority and power, that he is able to modify, declare, or interpret even divine laws. The Pope can modify divine law, since his power is not of man, but of God, and he acts as vicegerent of God upon earth...” — Lucius Ferraris, in “Prompta Bibliotheca Canonica, Juridica, Moralis, Theologica, Ascetica, Polemica, Rubristica, Historica”, Volume V, article on “Papa, Article II”, titled “Concerning the extent of Papal dignity, authority, or dominion and infallibility”, #30, published in Petit-Montrouge (Paris) by J. P. Migne, 1858 edition.
If this were really possible then the Papal Church should have no problem in changing any of the Ten Commandments to whatever they want and whenever they want and just exhorting that they had the authority. I would have expected Catholics to have said the same thing in regards to the second Commandment but when it comes to idolatry, instead of stating they deleted the second Commandment and they were allowed to do this, some Catholics tend to get upset and say that there is no idolatry in the Catholic Church. Like most people, it seems easy to sweep the fourth Commandment under the carpet but not so easy when it comes to something like idolatry.