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21 Jan
Papal Bull

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 97 14:51:21 -0800
To: Fun_People
Subject: Papal Bull

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Forwarded-by: Pope-Pourri, by John Dollison

 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)

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