One wake-up call after another, especially for Protestants seduced into ecumenical alliance with Rome - how many are heeding?:

A poisonous Pentecost for the Pope

Vatican and Holy See news


September 21, 2010
Vatican Bank Officials Under Investigation

September 16, 2010
Belgium's Catholic Church Repents — Too Little, Too Late?

September 10, 2010

Belgian Catholic Church probe finds 475 abuse cases

May 27, 2010
Italian priests' secret mistresses ask pope to scrap celibacy rule

May 11, 2010
Pope Benedict blames 'sin inside the church' for Vatican woes

May 11, 2010
Pope Issues His Most Direct Words to Date on Abuse

April 15, 2010
Pope Benedict says Catholics must 'do penance'

April 14, 2010
Pope Benedict and the Endless Sex Abuse Scandal 

March 28, 2010
Pope Benedict condemns 'petty gossip' over child sexual abuse scandal

March 24, 2010
Vatican Declined to Defrock U.S. Priest Who Abused Boys

March 12, 2010
Abuse Scandal in Germany Edges Closer to Pope

February16, 2010
Pope Benedict lambasts Irish Catholic church over 'heinous' child sex abuse

February 19, 2010
The pope's empty words to Ireland

A staggering depth of depravity behind the facade of piety and holiness - and arrogance in the face of legitimate inquiry:

Before the crisis meeting, the Vatican's secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, had called on clergy who had abused children to admit to their "abominable acts" in a scandal that threatened to sink the church in Ireland. He told the bishops: "The most dangerous storm is that which touches the heart of believers, shaking their faith and threatening their capacity to entrust themselves to God."

That call was undermined in Dublin by the news that the papal nuncio in Ireland, Cardinal Giuseppe Leanza, has refused to appear before a parliamentary inquiry in the Dáil, saying in a letter last week that "it is not the practice of the Holy See that apostolic nuncios appear before parliamentary commissions". Leanza has ignored requests from earlier official Irish investigations to assist them.  (From "Pope Benedict lambasts Irish Catholic church . . .;" emphasis added)

The world admires and allies itself with the power and influence:

And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.  For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.  (Rev. 18:1-3; emphasis added)

And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast [And all the world marveled and followed the beast (NKJV; emphasis added)].  (Rev. 13:2-3)


"Although it is true that there was a period in the life of the Seventh-day Adventist Church when the denomination took a distinctly anti-Roman Catholic viewpoint, and the term "hierarchy" was used in a pejorative sense to refer to the papal form of church governance, that attitude on the church's part was nothing more than a manifestation of widespread anti-popery among conservative Protestant denominations in the early part of this century and the latter part of the last, and which has now been consigned to the historical trash heap so far as the Seventh-day Adventist Church is concerned."  From EEOC vs. PPPA (1975 Reply Brief for SDA Defendants in Support of Motion for Summary Judgment)

The S.D.A. Church invited the Vatican to send an official observer to the Conference session of 1990.  "Rev. Thomas J. Murphy, director of the Indianapolis archdiocesan office of ecumenism, acted as the Vatican observer.  He addressed the conference July 10," (The Arkansas Catholic, July 29, 1990.)  The Vatican observer spoke of prayers being offered within the archdiocesan community for the "blessed success of this General Conference," and closed his remarks with a prayer from the liturgy of the Roman Church, (Ibid. In 1995 Monsignor John A. Radano represented the Church of Rome, and the Vatican flag was included in the Parade of Nations at the end of the General Conference session.

In 2000 the designated Vatican observer again was Monsignor John A. Radano.  Elder B. B. Beach introduced Monsignor Radano as "an old friend with whom we've been in contact for many years, who attended the session in Utrecht five years ago," (Adventist Review, July 11, 2000, p. 25; emphasis supplied.)  Monsignor Radano is a staff member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.  His name occurs time and again in reports of ecumenical dialogues with the Church of Rome.  The Catholic Encyclopedia states, "Those only bear the title of Monsignor, who are familiares summi pontificis, those who, by virtue of some distinction bestowed upon them, belong as it were to the family and retinue of the Holy Father."

SDA GC Group Photo 

Photo: SDA General Conference Leaders with the Roman Catholic Bishop of St. Louis, a Reformed Jewish Rabbi, and a prominent Lutheran clergyman at the 2005 General Conference Sessions in St. Louis, Missouri.  From left to right: Jonathon Gallagher, GC representative for the United Nations; John Graz, GC Director for Public Affairs and Religious Liberty; Roman Catholic Bishop of St. Louis, Robert J. Hermann; Rabbi Susan Talve from Central Reform Congregation in St. Louis; Dr. Samuel H. Nafzger, executive director of the Commission on Theology and Church Relations for the Lutheran Church; an unidentified Adventist church administrator; and Eugene Hsu King-Yi, general vice president of the GC. 

RC Priest 

An unidentified Catholic clergymen sponsoring an exhibition booth at the 2005 GC Session.

The Vatican Flag 

The Vatican Flag [standard] being flown at the 2005 General Conference World Session.

(Source of photographs: eternalgospelherald.com)

Softly, Softly, on the "Man of sin" (Cf. 2 Thess. 2:3-4)

Too Late for Corporate Repentance (Cf. Rev. 3:14-21)

October 27, 2008
Benedict Says He Wants Unity Faster

October 6, 2008
Simon Magus
(Scholarly proof of origin of the Roman Catholic Church)

Questions on the Trinity Doctrine & Alliance With Babylon