Catholic Advice (from Years Past)

I saw the following in a KY bulletin today & thought it was relevant. – SRB

Here is an excerpt from an address by the cardinals in the Roman Church to Pope Pius III [in 1503 AD], which is preserved in the National Library of Paris, folio NO. 1068, vol. 2, pp. 650-651:

“Of all the advice that we can offer your holiness we must open your eyes well and use all possible force in the matter, namely, to permit the reading of the gospel as little as possible in all the countries under your jurisdiction. Let the very part of the gospel suffice which is usually read in mass, and let no one be permitted to read more. So long as people will be content with the small amount, your interest will prosper; but as soon as the people want to read more, your interest will fail. The Bible is the book, which more than any other, has raised against us the tumults and tempests by which we have almost perished. In fact, if one compares the teaching of the Bible with what takes place in our church, he will soon find discord, and will realize that our teachings are often different from the Bible, and oftener still, contrary to it.”

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