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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 97 14:51:21 -0800
Subject: Papal Bull
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The popes, like Jesus, are conceived by their mothers through the
overshadowing of the Holy Ghost. All popes are a certain species of
man-god.... All powers in heaven, as well as on earth, are given to them.
-- Pope Stephen V (885-891)
The doctrine of the double motion of the earth about its axis and about
the sun is false, and contrary to holy scripture.
-- Pope Paul V (1605-1621)
Benito Mussolini is ... a gift from Providence, a man free from the
prejudices of the politicians of the liberal school.
-- Pope Pius XI (1922-1939)
From the polluted fountain of indifferentism flows that absurd and
erroneous doctrine, or rather, raving, which claims and defends liberty of
conscience for everyone. From this comes, in a word, the worst plague of
all, namely, unrestrained liberty of opinion and freedom of speech.... It
is in no way lawful to demand, to defend, or to grant unconditional freedom
of thought, or speech, of writing, or of religion, as if they were so many
rights that nature has given to man.
-- Pope Gregory XVI (1831-1846)
I would have made a good Pope.
-- Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994)
© 1997 Peter Langston