What does the Papacy set forth as the mark, or sign, of its power and authority?


"Question.-How prove you that the church hath power to command feasts and holy days?
"Answer.-By the very act of changing the Sabbath into Sunday, which Protestants allow of ."-"Abridgment
of Christian Doctrine," by Rev. Henry Tuberville, D.D., page 58.
NOTES-In a letter written in November, 1895, Mr. H. F. Thomas, chancellor to Cardinal
Gibbons, replying to an inquiry as to whether the Catholic Church claims to have changed the Sabbath,
said: "Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change was her act. . . . and the act is a mark of her
ecclesiastical authority in religious things," For other statements concerning this, see pages 133, 136.
The true Sabbath being a sign of loyalty to the true God, it is but natural that the false Sabbath
should be regarded as a sign of allegiance to apostasy. And such we find to be the case.

14. What beings of a higher order than man desire to study the truths revealed in the gospel of Christ?
How, according to prophecy, was Christ to conduct Himself when on trial?
What reason is assigned for the fall of Babylon?
What is the strength of sin?
What further imperial legislation in behalf of Sunday observance was issued in 386?
What did Christ say was to be the next great event following these signs?
What will he reap who sows to the Spirit?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle