Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
If I were on the defense team, I'd be shaking in my boots. If the Catholics put the Pope on the stand, what jury could doubt such an infallible expert witness?
But I doubt they could show standing on the grounds of persecution anyway.
this is fun already:
"It is an ascertained fact," one Protestant minister wrote in 1836, "that Jesuits are prowling about all parts of the United States in every possible disguise, expressly to ascertain the advantageous situations and modes to disseminate Popery."
and this is interesting:
"All that was required of a new member was a blind obedience, as imperative in the soldier as in the monk."
Here's a bit more to read and enjoy:
"'Sang réal' has been traditionally interpreted as the 'holy grail' which, according to legend, Mary Magdalene carried to the Jewish kingdom of southern Gaul (including Rennes-le-Château. It may have been believed by adherents of a secret tradition that Mary Magdalene was the wife of Jesus and that what she brought was not a vessel but the royal seed of David in her womb."
- Steve Mizrach, "The Mysteries of Rennes-le-Château and the Prieure du Sion"