The veneration and even adoration of the dead is one of the hallmarks of the Catholic Church. So it is no wonder that the 700th anniversary of the canonization of Thomas Aquinas is now being celebrated with special ceremonies.
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New reliquary for Aquinas skull
The Catholic Church is delighted with the transfer of the remains of someone who died centuries ago. It is the skull of Thomas Aquinas, canonized by Pope John XXII in 1323. After his death, his bones were kept in Toulouse from January 1369. From 1792 to 1974 the bones were in the Basilica of Saint-Sernin and since then in the church of the Dominican monastery Les Jacobins. In 1567, under Pope Pius V, Aquinas was elevated to the rank of Doctor of the Church.
2023 marks the anniversary of the canonization of Thomas V. Aquinas for the 700th time. This was the reason for the creation of a new reliquary. Now the skull is embedded in the “new shine”. On Saturday, January 28, the shrine and skull were transferred to Toulouse’s Jacobin Monastery for the opening mass of the jubilee, according to Catholics News Agency (CNA).
The new shrine was made by Augustin Frison-Roche and can be “admired” in his Instragram-Account. If you feel inclined, you can also respond to the call for a donation.
Aquinas was based on Greek philosophy
Thomas Aquinas is one of the most important teachers of the Catholic Church. His elaborate “theologies” (including “Thomism”) are based primarily on the philosophy of Aristotle. Hellenistic ideas, which are primarily reflected in Catholic social teaching. The worldviews of the more recent popes, in particular Leo XIII and Francis with their encyclicals “rerum novarum” and “fratelli tutti” are based on the concept of natural law. Significant identifying features are e.g. the phrases “brotherhood, social justice and common good”.
The Catholic Church will never change
The goings-on of the Roman Church for around 1,700 years has nothing to do with the statements of the gospel, except that the bible predicted the appearance of such a “structure” and also described it in more detail. The Church of the Papacy will never and can never change, let alone revise any established dogma.
The Bible describes Rome clearly and unambiguously
The prophet Daniel had already received the descriptions that fit the Roman Church, as in Daniel 7:25:
“And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.”
Paul also announced the adversary in his time, as in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4:
“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.”
In Revelation 13:5-7, the LORD also announced to John the abominations of the earth that were to come from the perspective of the time:
“And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.”
The Bible knows the Church of Rome
Veneration of the dead and even worship of the dead, constant and repeated sacrifice of Jesus, Hellenistic social doctrine, Babylonian symbols and dogmas, the 3 lies of the serpent as official teaching and the persecution of true believers and gospel followers. The Bible left no doubt as to the identity of the “son of perdition,” the “man of sin,” and the “abomination of the earth.”
Bible verses from King James Version