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Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Sarah Pulliam Bailey is a national correspondent for RNS, covering how faith intersects with politics, culture and other news. She previously served as online editor for Christianity Today where she remains an editor-at-large.


  1. I have studied all religions for over 24 years. I have talked with Wiccans and Lucifer loving Satanists to Druids. Only one institution it this world claims Authority over GOD and Jesus. Only one institution routinely kills Jesus and claims authority to do so. When Jesus said it was finished the Mother Hen says it was not finished and you must die over and over at my authority.

    (Faith of Millions, John O’Brien, Ph.D., LL.D., 268-269, “nihil obstat” by Rev. T. E. Dillon-Censor Librorum and “imprimatur” by John Francis Noll, D.D. -Bishop of Fort Wayne).

    Power of Consecrating: The supreme power of the priestly office is the power of consecrating. ‘No act is greater,’ says St. Thomas, ‘than the consecration of the body of Christ.’ In this essential phase of the sacred ministry, the power of the priest is not surpassed by that of the bishop, the archbishop, the cardinal or the pope. Indeed it is equal to that of Jesus Christ. For in this role the priest speaks with the voice and the authority of God Himself. When the priest pronounces the tremendous works of Consecration, he reaches up into heavens, brings Christ down from His throne, and places Him upon our altar to be offered up again as the victim for the sins of man.

    “It is a power greater than that of monarchs and emperors: it is greater than that of saints and angels, greater than that of Seraphim and Cherubim. Indeed it is greater even than the power of the Virgin Mary. For, while the Blessed Virgin was the human agency by which Christ became incarnate a single time, the priest brings Christ down from heaven, and renders Him present on our altar as the eternal Victim for the sins of man – not once but a thousand times! The priest speaks and lo! Christ the Eternal and Omnipotent God, bows His head in humble obedience to the priest’s command.

    How many of God’s Faith-full have been murder by this institution who claims all attributes of God? Estimates are close to 50 million tortured and

    More Quotes from the Man who thinks he’s God.

    “Don’t go to God for forgiveness of sins, come to me.” -Pope John Paul II, LA Times, 12-12-1984

    “And God himself is obliged to abide by the judgment of his priest and either not to pardon or to pardon, according as they refuse to give absolution, provided the penitent is capable of it.” -Liguori, «Duties and Dignities of the Priest», p.27

    “This judicial authority will even include the power to forgive sin.” [The Catholic Encyclopaedia Vol xii, article ‘Pope’ pg 265]
    “the poor sinner kneels at his confessor’s feet. He KNOWS he is not speaking to an ordinary man but to ‘ANOTHER CHRIST,’ He hears the words: ‘I absolve thy sins…” and the HIDEOUS LOAD OF SINS DROPS FROM HIS SOUL FOREVER.” -William Doyle “Shall I be a priest” pp 14, 15

  2. When I saw that the doves were attacked this morning on the news, I thought to myself it wouldn’t take very long for some lunitic to use it as a sign of the “end of times”.

    Relgion is poison!!

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