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.
How complete was Christ's victory over death?
By what is this cleansing from sin and fitting for God's service accomplished?
What was the special mission of John the Baptist?
By what means did Herod seek to destroy Christ?
What was in the ark, under the mercy-seat?
Can there be sin where there is no law?
Who made the Sabbath?
Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle