Hello all, I was just reading the book “Thy Kingdom Come” by Randall Balmer. I was reading about the danger of the wedding of the Church and the state. I then began reading the Syllabus of Errors, and was shocked to find that Catholics believe that the Church and the State should be one entity.
- The Church ought to be separated from the .State, and the State from the Church. – Allocution “Acerbissimum,” Sept. 27, 1852.
Also, it seems Catholics seem to think all other religions have no right to be practiced! :eek:
- In the present day it is no longer expedient that the Catholic religion should be held as the only religion of the State, to the exclusion of all other forms of worship. – Allocution “Nemo vestrum,” July 26, 1855.
Are these true? Do Catholics honestly believe a state run Catholic church is the only acceptable church?
EDIT: i also found this gem in exsurge domine.
An error of Martil Luther.
33. That heretics be burned is against the will of the Spirit.