I saw some church of Christ friends of mine discussing a supposed “Roman Catholic Confession for Protestants” which can be found here (scroll down a bit). The site is obviously very anti-Catholic, and the “confessions” are obviously bogus, as they contain blatant heresy all over the place.
I was impressed at first that my friends were actually questioning the source…but because they found the apparent original source for the “confession” here (scroll down to page 343, it’s the section marked IV, starting with *“Confessio Romano-Catholica, in Hungaria Evangelicis publice proscripta and proposita”), *and because they found it mentioned here, they believe it’s most likely authentic, and that the translation on the anti-Catholic website above is probably a correct translation of the Latin found there. (Way to give Catholics the benefit of the doubt, eh?:rolleyes:)
So, my question is first, does anyone know anything about this document? The only sources I find mentioning it are anti-Catholic sources, so I’m inclined to believe it’s not even authentic, or at least not any kind of officially Catholic document…
Secondly, if it is authentic, can anyone tell me if the translation given is bogus or not?
I’m not going to lose any sleep over this, obviously, but I thought I’d ask just in case I could point them towards some more accurate info about it all. I told them it was full of heresy, but I’m sure they’ll be wanting more details about it, since, you know…the evil Catholic Church tries to hide what they really believe and all with the “official” sources, all the while secretly teaching that Mary and the Pope are really more important than Christ.
Thanks for any help!