Does the Papacy acknowledge that it has changed the Sabbath?
NOTE "Question.-How prove you that the church bath power to command feasts and holy days?
"Answer. -By the very act of changing the Sabbath into Sunday, which Protestants allow of; and
therefore they fondly contradict themselves by keeping Sunday strictly, and breaking most other feast days
commanded by the same church.' "Abridgment of Christian Doctrine," by Rev. Henry Tuberville, D.D., of
Douay College, France (1849), page 58.
" Question - Have you any other way of proving that the church has power to institute festivals of
"Answer.-Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists
agree with her-she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday, the first day of the week, for the
observance of Saturday, the seventh day, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority." - "A
Doctrinal Catechism," by Rev. Stephen Keenan, page 174.
"The Catholic Church of its own infallible authority created Sunday a holy day to take the place of
the Sabbath of the old law."-Kansas City Catholic, February 9, 1893.
The Catholic Church, . . . by virtue of her divine mission, changed the day from Saturday to Sunday.'!-Catholic Mirror, official organ of Cardinal Gibbons, September 23, 1893.
"Question. Which is the Sabbath day?
"Answer. Saturday is the Sabbath day.
"Question. -Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
"Answer. -We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church, in the Council of
Laodicea (A.D. 336), transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.'!--"The Convert's Catechism of
Catholic Doctrine," by Rev. Peter Geiermann, C. SS. R., page 5o, third edition, 1913, a work which
received the "apostolic blessing" of Pope Pius X, January 25, 1910.
What was done at the Council of Laodicea was but one of the steps by which the change of the
Sabbath was effected. See under questions 17-21. The date usually given for this council is AD. 364.
6. What prayer of Christ shows that the redemption of a lost world trembled in the balance in that terrible hour?
How faithfully should parents teach their children the Word of God?
What is the last book of the Bible called?
When brought before the king, what did Daniel say?
13. The righteous dead are raised at Christ's second coming. When will the rest of the dead, the wicked, be raised?
What plain proposition did he submit to all Israel?
What has the Lord promised to be to the oppressed?
Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle