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50 years a priest of the Roman Catholic church

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  1. Frank Lee

    Frank Lee Well-Known Member

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    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sou...FjANegQICRAB&usg=AOvVaw2-FKiKhOKfKjO_4rrPwe9I

    Fifty years in the church of Rome

    This is an in depth personal testimony by a former catholic priest. Very informative.

    At present it can be downloaded as a free PDF but will soon disappear as free I suspect.

    Table of Contents
    Chapter 1 . . . The Bible and the Priest of Rome
    Chapter 2 . . . My First Schooldays at St. Thomas- The Monk and Celibacy
    Chapter 3 . . . The Confession of Children
    Chapter 4 . . . The Shepherd Whipped by His Sheep
    Chapter 5 . . . The Priest, Purgatory, and the Poor Widow's Cow
    Chapter 6 . . . Festivities in a Parsonage
    Chapter 7 . . . Preparation for the First Communion- Initiation to Idolatry
    Chapter 8 . . . The First Communion
    Chapter 9 . . . Intellectual Education in the Roman Catholic College
    Chapter 10 . . . Moral and Religious Instruction in the Roman Catholic Colleges
    Chapter 11 . . . Protestant Children in the Convents and Nunneries of Rome
    Chapter 12 . . . Rome and Education- Why does the Church of Rome hate the Common Schools of the United
    States, and want to destroy them?- Why does she object to the reading of the Bible in the Schools?
    Chapter 13 . . . Theology of the Church of Rome: its Anti-Christian Character
    Chapter 14 . . . The Vow of Celibacy
    Chapter 15 . . . The Impurities of the Theology of Rome
    Chapter 16 . . . The Priests of Rome and the Holy Fathers; or, how I Swore to give up the Word of God to follow
    the Word of Men
    Chapter 17 . . . The Roman Catholic Priesthood, or Ancient and Modern Idolatry
    Chapter 18 . . . Nine Consequences of the Dogma of Transubstantiation- The Old Paganism under a Christian
    Name
    Chapter 19 . . . Vicarage, and Life at St. Charles, Rivierre Boyer
    Chapter 20 . . . Papineau and the Patriots in 1833- The Burning of "Le Canadien" by the Curate of St. Charles
    Chapter 21 . . . Grand Dinner of the Priests- The Maniac Sister of Rev. Mr. Perras
    Chapter 22 . . . I am appointed Vicar of the Curate of Charlesbourgh- The Piety, Lives and Deaths of Fathers
    Bedard and Perras
    Chapter 23 . . . The Cholera Morbus of 1834- Admirable Courage and Self-Denial of the Priests of Rome during
    the Epidemic
    Chapter 24 . . . I am named a Vicar of St. Roch, Quebec City- The Rev. Mr. Tetu- Tertullian- General Cargo-
    The Seal Skins
    Chapter 25 . . . Simony- Strange and Sacrilegious Traffic in the S0-called Body and Blood of Christ- Enormous
    Sums of Money made by the Sale of Masses- The Society of Three Masses abolished, and the Society of One
    Mass established
    Chapter 26 . . . Continuation of the Trade in Masses
    Chapter 27 . . . Quebec Marine Hospital- The First Time I carried the "Bon Dieu" (the wafer god) in my Vest
    Pocket- The Grand Oyster Soiree at Mr. Buteau's- The Rev. L. Parent and the "Bon Dieu" at the Oyster Soiree
    Chapter 28 . . . Dr. Douglas- My first Lesson on Temperance- Study of Anatomy- Working of Alcohol in the
    Human Frame- The Murderess of Her Own Child- I for ever give up the use of Intoxicating Drinks
    Chapter 29 . . . Conversions of Protestants to the Church of Rome- Rev. Anthony Parent, Superior of the
    Seminary of Quebec; His peculiar way of finding access to the Protestants and bringing them to the Catholic
    Church- How he spies the Protestants through the Confessional- I persuade Ninety-three Families to become
    Catholics
    Chapter 30 . . . The Murders and Thefts in Quebec from 1835 to 1836- The Night Excursion with Two Thieves-
    The Restitution- The Dawn of Light
    Chapter 31 . . . Chambers and his Accomplices Condemned to Death- Asked me to Prepare them for their
    Terrible Fate- A Week in their Dungeon- Their Sentence of Death changed into Deportation to Botany Bay-
    Their Departure of Exile- I meet one of them a Sincere Convert, very rich, in a high and honourable position in
    Australia, in 1878
    Chapter 32 . . . The Miracles of Rome- Attack of Typhoid Fever- Apparition of St. Anne and St. Philomene- My
    Sudden Cure- The Curate of St. Anne du Nord, Mons. Ranvoize, almost a disguised Protestant
     
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    bbyrd009 Groper

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    you might post some highlights here Frank, to suck us in a little :)
     
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    Willie T Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. While I have to admit this is not a subject that interests me all that much, I am a sucker for collecting free books when I can.
     
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    Father Chiniquy was a Quebecois Roman Catholic priest whose eyes were opened to the evils of the RCC and he was converted, after which he wrote this book.
     
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    converted again you mean, right :)
     
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    Downloaded. This strikes a chord with me as it is a local story.

    I was browsing through the text and came across a man called Desaulnier (a common name) who was called "un homme singulier"...without translating the phrase (meaning "a singular man"...or "a different or unique man").

    Looks interesting.
     
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    I would like to add the following. Chinoquay at one time was being framed by his own church for a crime. He managed to get off, but the hatred of the priests who had organised the frame was palpable, and Chinoquay warned his lawyer that he would become a target. That Lawyer was a certain Abraham Lincoln.
     
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    The story keeps getting better. Abraham Lincoln? Sounds familiar! ;) Chiniquy was born in the village of Kamouraska...which today is a beautiful tourist town....a great place on the St-Lawrence river that has some of my own family history attached to it.
     
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    Marymog Well-Known Member

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    Hey Frank,

    Here is another "Very informative" link:

    Charles Chiniquy vs. the Catholic Church
     
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    Marymog Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    In an effort to help you become more knowledgeable about historical fact vs fiction I would encourage you to read this book:

    The Lincoln Writings of Charles P. T. Chiniquy by Joseph George, Jr.

    Here is a link that allows you to read it for free: https://www.jstor.org/stable/40191689?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

    Historical Mary
     
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    Sgt Alvin C. York, WWI hero, was much more spiritual than the movie was able to convey. The movie was very accurate except for a few necessary inventions, and York would not agree to allow it's production unless Gary Cooper would play his part. The pastor Pyle and York signed off on the script before they began production.

    York kept a daily journal from the time before he left Tennessee until he returned from Europe. The journal gives insight as to his dedication to God.

    Returning to the scene of the fierce battle he excelled in and standing in the very place he remarked that his survival was due to God's hand. All of the undergrowth was mowed off by machine gun bullets.

    The entire online Alvin C. York diary may be found here;

    "The Diary of Alvin York" by Alvin C. York

    An exerpt:

    And then General Lindsey asked me to describe the fight to him. And I did. And then he asked me to march him out just like I marched the German major out, over the same ground and back to the American lines.

    Our general was very popular. He was a natural born fighter and he could swear just as awful as he could fight. He could swear most awful bad.

    And when I marched him back to our old lines he said to me, "York, how did you do it?" And I answered him, "Sir, it is not man power. A higher power than man power guided and watched over me and told me what to do." And the general bowed his head and put his hand on my shoulder and solemnly said, "York, you are right."

    There can be no doubt in the world of the fact of the divine power being in that. No other power under heaven could bring a man out of a place like that. Men were killed on both sides of me; and I was the biggest and the most exposed of all. Over thirty machine guns were maintaining rapid fire at me, point-blank from a range of about twenty-five yards.




    "A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee."
    ~ Psalm 91:7 ~
     
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    @brakelite may want to read this also and step away from the Kool-aide before it does more harm to you.

    Charles Chiniquy's autobiography reads like a work of self-promotion. Many of its allegations are doubtful to say the least. As for Lincoln's assassination, the evidence simply is not there. When he died he left behind him a legacy of untruth in the name of faith that lives on, for his claims are still trotted out as ammunition against the Roman Church. His genuine concerns were lost in the rhetoric of his overstatements.......(source) www.christianity.com

    Historical Mary
     
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    Thanks be unto God I'd never heard of any of this when the lord Jesus came to save me. The corruptions, perversions, half truths and whole lies of any denominations were unknown to me, thanks be to God forevermore.

    God still reaches out and touches multitudes without the interference of man's creations, the perfidious denominations. God knew he would have to do so before time began as evidenced in Ezekiel 34 and many other places. Those believing that the so called great commission is carried out by disciples alone are mistaken. Not once has God advocated the creation of denominations. Those clubs that advocate their own peculiar beliefs above the truths Jesus preached.

    The historical muck of denominations, all of them, adds nothing to the revelation of the spirit of God to a wretched soul crying out to God. Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.
     
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    I agree that God did not advocate the creation of denominations. He advocated for one Church with one voice built on a rock that is the pillar and foundation of truth. Denominations have multiple "truths".

    Which Church is that?

    Mary
     
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