Post by David Amicus Post by Dfirstname.lastname@example.org
The Italian army crossed the papal frontier and advanced slowly
toward Rome. This would end the temporal power of the popes and
and the Papal States, which had been reconstituted by the
perverse great powers--Russia, Austria, Great Britain, France--at
the Congress of Vienna. It should be noted that these perverse
great powers would all come to a fitting end.
Excellent analysis! God's punishment with WWI.
1870 to 1914. 44 years. The Great Powers had two generations to repent and make restitution but failed to do so. God will not be not be mocked!
Napoleon should have served as an example of what happens when one goes against the Lord's Anointed, the Vicar of Christ, the Bishop of Rome, the Pope!
Napoleone Buonaparte did away with clerical courts, which treated
criminal clerics very lightly. The Catholic Church was placed under
civilian oversight, and the clergy was subject to the Napoleonic Civil
Code. Pope Pius VII was kept under house detention. All this was undone
by the Great Powers when the temporal power of the popes and the Papal
States were reconstituted under corrupt clerical government.
1. The Napoleonic Civil Code was abolished.
2. Most of the civil servants were dismissed.
3. Clerical courts were restored.
Chapter XII of Machiavelli's "Discourses" starts at the bottom of
page 186 at:
This Chapter contains a scathing critique of the decadence of the
"Church of Rome," and Machiavelli predicted that "her ruin or
chastisement is near at hand." This was written before Luther
launched his campaign. Of course, it should be noted that the
friar Girolamo Savonarola had made the same scathing critique
and prediction in the 1490s.