by Steve Meehan
February 13, 2018

Growing up as a Roman Catholic, I was led to believe that I was on the right course to be able to gain entrance into Heaven one day. I mean, who else besides Catholics, have the insurance policy that has cradle to grave coverage – and even beyond, with the afterlife doctrine of Purgatory to cover any leftover sins?

by Jacqueline Willliams
December 14, 2017

A royal commission investigating the sexual abuse of children in Australia found Friday that the nation was gripped by an epidemic dating back decades, with tens of thousands of children sexually abused in schools, religious organizations and other institutions.

by Understand the Times

If Protestants and evangelicals can be convinced to practice mysticism (contemplative spirituality), this conditions them to begin embracing Rome and even all religions. Mysticism is the bridge that unites all the religions of the world. In order to unite them, there would need to be a uniting, common denominator, so to speak. That common uniting medium is mysticism.

by Eric Jon Phelps
December 4, 2009

“The Jesuits set out to conquer the world to the pope. The Jesuits were the soldiers of the pope: they knew no law but the will of their general; no mode of worship but the pope’s dictate; no church but themselves.

by Michael Houdmann

Beatification and canonization are acts of the Roman Catholic Church declaring that a deceased person led a holy life. People still living can then request the blessed or saint to intercede with God on their behalf.In Roman Catholic practice, the saints are revered, prayed to, and in some instances, worshipped.

by Dr. David Reagan
January 7, 2017

The world  -  and most Catholics -  would probably respond by saying, “So what?” They would argue that her beliefs about God and Jesus are irrelevant because of the incredibly good works she performed for the outcasts of this world.

by Ann Marie
January 11, 2016

Ecumenism seems plausible because Catholics use words in a way that outsiders don’t understand. Because Protestants don’t understand what Catholics really mean, they think they have a lot of things in common, when in reality, they don’t.

by Michael Houdmann

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, an indulgence is “the remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sin whose guilt has already been forgiven.

by Michael Houdmann

For Catholics, the Holy Eucharist / Catholic Mass is considered the most important and highest form of prayer. In fact, attending Mass is an obligation, under penalty of mortal sin, each Sunday and on certain other Holy Days of Obligation.

by Michael Houdmann

Should church traditions be accepted as equally authoritative as Scripture? Or, should church traditions be followed only if they are in full agreement with Scripture?

by Michael Houdmann

Praying the rosary is promoted within the Catholic Church as a means of strengthening one’s faith, resisting evil, growing spiritually, and generally benefiting society.

by Michael Houdmann

In Catholic tradition, there are many reported occurrences of Mary, angels, and/or saints appearing and delivering a message from God.

by Michael Houdmann

The Bible is absolutely clear that we are to worship God alone. Roman Catholics attempt to “bypass” these clear Scriptural principles by claiming they do not “worship” Mary or saints, but rather that they only “venerate” Mary and the saints.

by Michael  Houdmann

The ability to trace one's church back to the “first church” through apostolic succession is an argument used by a number of different churches to assert that their church is the “one true church.” The Roman Catholic Church makes this claim.

by Michael Houdmann

According to the Roman Catholic Church, this infallibility of the pope, only when speaking ex cathedra, is part of the Roman Catholic Church’s Magisterium, or the “teaching authority of the Church” which God gave to the “mother Church” to guide her infallibly.

by Michael Houdmann

Some Catholics view Mary as a co-redemptrix or a mediatrix who plays a key role in the salvation of mankind.

by Michael Houdmann

Many people mistakenly believe that the Immaculate Conception refers to the conception of Jesus Christ. Jesus’ conception was most assuredly immaculate, but the Immaculate Conception does not refer to Jesus at all. The Immaculate Conception is a doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church in regards to Mary, Jesus’ mother.

by Michael Houdmann

The Catholic Church proclaims itself to be the church that Jesus Christ died for, the church that was established and built by the apostles. Is that the true origin of the Catholic Church? On the contrary. Even a cursory reading of the New Testament will reveal that the Catholic Church does not have its origin in the teachings of Jesus or His apostles.

by 532

Mary takes the place of Jesus in Catholic teaching. Instead of the faithful looking to Jesus as the Author and Finisher of their faith, they look to Mary. In Mary they find access to God. In her the Church is all holy and can learn obedience to God.

by John McArthur
February 27, 2013

Tradition dictates that Mary is part of the monarchy of heaven, soliciting grace and mercy from the Lord on behalf of sinners, and covering sin by distributing from her Treasury of Merit. She became a co-redeemer with Christ in His suffering on the cross, and is now a co-mediator alongside Him in heaven - essentially an alternative avenue of access to God.

by National Report

On Monday the Bishop Of Rome addressed Catholic followers regarding the dire importance of exhibiting religious tolerance. During his hour-long speech, a smiling Pope Francis was quoted telling the Vatican’s guests that the Koran, and the spiritual teachings contained therein, are just as valid as the Holy Bible.

by Following Jesus Christ
September 24, 2014

It is interesting to see that many of the idolatrous doctrines and practices of the Catholic Church, including inordinate respect for Mary, extra-biblical mysticism, and veneration for the Pope, are leaching into the hearts of Protestants, especially those in charismatic and non-denominational congregations.

Author: Hunt, Dave
Harvest House Publishers

In Revelation 17, the Apostle John describes in great detail the characteristics of a false church that will be the partner of the Antichrist. Was he describing the Roman Catholic Church? To answer that question, Dave has spent years gathering research and indisputable historical documentation (primarily Catholic sources) providing information not generally available.

by T.A. McMahon
February 1, 2015

The truth is that if we honestly love Catholics and want them to receive the forgiveness of their sins and the gift of eternal life that Jesus has paid for and that He offers through a simple act of faith on their part, then any form of encouraging the false gospel of Rome by those who profess to know Christ is a betrayal of the truth and insures for Catholics eternal separation from God. Tragically, that leaven of compromise is what has been infiltrating the church for the last three decades.

by Rick Wiles |
June 27, 2014

“The pope, in the video, expressed a desire for Protestants and Catholics to become what Jesus prayed for — that Christians would become family and not be divided,” Mr. Robison said the response to the video was very positive, and that Pope Francis asked Bishop Palmer whether a meeting could be arranged with Evangelical Protestants seeking Christian unity in the world.

by Michael W. Chapman |
February 4, 2015

Evangelical pastor Rick Warren, who leads the eighth largest church in America, Saddleback Church, and is the author of the hugely popular book The Purpose Driven Life, said that Protestants and Catholics must form a “unity of missions” to defend the sanctity of life, sex, and the family, stressing that, “If you love Jesus, we’re on the same team.”

by Heather Clark
May 28, 2015

ROME — In a recorded video statement released on Saturday, the Roman Catholic Pontiff known as Francis asserted that evangelicals and Catholics are one, and that it is the devil who has divided the two groups. “Division is the work of the ‘Father of Lies,’ ‘the Father of Discord,’ who does everything possible to keep us divided,” he said.

by Kate Hickey
June 10,2014

The Irish government has announced a statutory inquiry into the State sanctioned, Catholic Church-run institutions used as homes for pregnant, unmarried mothers and their children.

by End Times Prophecy

The Roman Catholic Church has the largest number of followers of all denominations and religions, and yet her teachings and doctrines can be clearly exposed as being false. So many sincere people have been deceived by this church, which is why we have created this page to expose some of these false teachings and doctrines.

by European Institute of Protestant Studies

The gross superstition and idolatry that have accompanied the use of relics reveal the deception and inconsistency with which Romanism has been plagued for centuries. - Professor Arthur Noble.

by European Institute of Protestant Studies

When a Jesuit of the minor rank is to be elevated to command, he is conducted into the Chapel of the Convent of the Order, where there are only three others present, the principal or Superior standing in front of the altar. On either side stands a monk, one of whom holds a banner of yellow and white, which are the Papal colours, and the other a black banner with a dagger and red cross above a skull and crossbones, with the word INRI, and below them the words IUSTUM NECAR REGES IMPIUS. The meaning of which is: It is just to exterminate or annihilate impious or heretical Kings, Governments, or Rulers.

by John Fay
June 10,2014
       
Father Edward Flanagan, founder of “Boys Town” made famous by the Spencer Tracy movie, was a lone voice in condemning Ireland’s industrial schools back in the 1940s – and he was viciously castigated by church and government for doing so.

by Patrick Counihan
June 07, 2014
    
More than 2000 Irish children in religious run homes were subjected to drugs trials in the 1930s according to a shocking new report.

by Emer O'Toole    
4 June 2014

Forget prayers. Only full disclosure by Ireland's Catholic church can begin to atone for the children who died in its care

by Brian Hutton
6 February 2014

The United Nations has openly challenged Pope Francis to launch an investigation into decades of abuse of girls and young women at Catholic-run workhouses in Ireland.

by Nowtheendbegins

The Roman Catholic Church claims to have started in Matthew 16:18 when Christ supposedly appointed Peter as the first Pope. However, the honest and objective student of the Scriptures and history soon discovers that the foundation of the Roman church is none other than the pagan mystery religion of ancient Babylon.

by Lighthouse Trails Editors
March 14th, 2013

Today, the evangelical/Protestant church is being drawn seductively into the Roman Catholic church, largely through what we call “The Jesuit Agenda.” Incredibly, while the evidence is obvious to some, the majority of proclaiming Christians are not at all aware it is happening.

by Beardsley Ministries
September 2011

Vatican II reaffirmed such Roman heresies as papal supremacy, the Roman priesthood, the mass as an unbloody sacrifice of Christ, a polluted sacramental gospel, Catholic tradition on equal par with Scripture, Mary as the Queen of Heaven and co-Redemptrix with Christ, auricular confession, Mariolatry, pilgrimages to "holy shrines", purgatory, prayers to and for the dead etc

by Arthur Maricle, Ph.D.

The Roman Catholic hierarchy has always boldly stated that it is not dependent upon Scripture alone, but also accepts tradition as another pillar of truth - and where a conflict exists, tradition receives the greater acceptance. Being its own arbiter of what is to be accepted as truth, it accepts no authority as being higher than itself. This explains why the Catholic belief system has been constantly evolving over the centuries.

by Dave Hunt

The emperors, in partnership with the popes, maintained "the unity of the faith" by persecuting and killing in the name of Christ those who dared to disagree with their dogmas and decrees.

by Dave Miller, Ph.D.

The Catholic Church are forthright and unreserved in declaring her to be the “mother of God,” and in sanctioning the offering of worship to her, and assigning to her an intercessory role.

by Michael Houdmann

The issue concerning any church and its practices should be “Is this Biblical?” If a teaching is Biblical, it should be embraced. If it is not, it should be rejected.

by Matt Slick

It is necessary to write a page on Roman Catholicism because there are significant differences between Protestant and Roman Catholic doctrines. Protestants accuse the Catholics of being unscriptural and the Catholics state that the Protestants do not have the true faith carried through the centuries by the Catholic Church. On which ever side you fall, the real issue is whether or not the Roman Catholic Church is representing true Christianity.

by Matt Slick

Transubstantiation is the teaching that during the Mass, at the consecration in the Lord's Supper (Communion), the elements of the Eucharist, bread and wine, are transformed into the actual body and blood of Jesus and that they are no longer bread and wine, but only retain their appearance of bread and wine.

by Matt Slick

Roman Catholicism teaches that when Jesus said "Do this in remembrance of me," he gave the apostles and hence his future priests the power to change bread and wine into his body and blood, Therefore, during the ceremony of the Mass during the part of the liturgy known as the consecration, the priest changes of bread and wine into Christ's body and blood.

by Matt Slick

From the earliest times the Blessed Virgin is honored under the title of Mother of God, whose protection the faithful take refuge together in prayer in all their perils and needs.

by Matt Slick

The Roman Catholic Church puts a great deal of emphasis on Peter and claims that Jesus said he would build his church on him.

by Matt Slick

Roman Catholics often mention that the Bible never says we are saved by faith alone and that the phrase "faith alone" occurs only once in James where it says that we are not saved by faith alone. If this is so, then why do the Protestants say we are justified by faith alone and not by works?  Because the Bible teaches that we are justified by faith alone, and not by works.

by cuttingedge

"All who die in God's grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven. The Church gives the name Purgatory to this final purification..."

by Matt Slick

We see that this so-called sacrament is a works based means of gaining forgiveness of sins from God.  This is in contradiction to scripture.  A right relationship with God is achieved through faith in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and not by our works, or combination of our works.

by Rebekka A. Sexton

Although there are many different kinds of rosaries, there is one in particular that I wish to discuss. The one that was familiar to me as a Catholic, the one that I prayed thousands of times. It's the same rosary that "St." Dominic alledgedly introduced to Roman Catholicism in 1214

by Matt Slick

Roman Catholics have an extremely high view of Mary and have attributed some astounding characteristics and abilities to her, such as her interceding for us, atoning for us, and delivering our souls from damnation. Protestants consider this elevation to be not only extreme, but idolatrous since they attribute to Mary what should only be said of God.

by Darryl Eberhart and Amazing Discoveries™

The Papacy has a long history of "wearing out" the saints of the Most High. Below is a timeline of the generally aggressive history of the Roman Catholic Church, but the most tragic one that concerns the Word of God is the persecution during the Middle Ages of anyone daring to oppose the Church.

by Gotquestions.org

Question: "What is Roman Catholicism?"

by Ernest D. Pickering

Have Bible-believers been in error for centuries in refusing to recognize the Roman Catholic Church as a part of the true Church of Christ? Did the martyrs of old die in vain as they protested the false teachings of the "mother of harlots", and were burned at the stake for their efforts?

by Ralph Woodrow

There are only two religions - the Truth of the Almighty, as expressed in the Bible and  every other belief.  These two religions cannot be mixed, without disastrous results.