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Catholic Word of the Day: LIBELLUS, 01-17-12
CatholicReference.net ^ | 01-17-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary

Posted on 01/17/2012 7:48:49 AM PST by Salvation

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LIBELLUS

Certificate of sacrifice, testifying that a person during the Roman persecutions had offered sacrifice to the pagan gods. The officials were requited to superintend the sacrifices on a fixed day, receive in writing a statement from the person, and countersign the testimony in the name of the emperor. Many Christians apostatized; others bought certificates or had them procured by pagan friends. There seems to have been wholesale connivance by the officials. Those who refused to sacrifice were sentenced to prison or even death. A papyrus copy of a libellus, dating from A.D. 250, was discovered at Fayoum, Egypt. Its first part reads: "To the Commissioners for sacrifices in the village of Alexander's island, from Aurelius Diogenes, son of Satabus, of the village of Alexander's island, aged 72; scar on right eyebrow." The receipt of the presiding official reads: "I certify that I witnessed his sacrifice, Aurelius Syrus. Dated this first year of the Emperor Caesar Gaius Messius Quintus Trajanus Decius, Pius, Felix, Augustus, the 2nd of Epiph. (26 Jun 250)."

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TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Theology
KEYWORDS: apostasy; catholic
**Many Christians apostatized**

Will something like this happen again?

Or is it happening right now?

1 posted on 01/17/2012 7:48:51 AM PST by Salvation
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2 posted on 01/17/2012 7:50:35 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
**Many Christians apostatized**
Will something like this happen again?
Or is it happening right now?

Happening right now; indeed has been happening for decades. Any supposed "christian" who votes for pro-abortion or "pro-choice" candidates for political office is apostate.

3 posted on 01/17/2012 7:57:28 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Amen, We were warned in so many ways through the Scriptures and Saints. Here is one of the most direct warnings ( http://www.traditioninaction.org/Questions/B249_StNilus.html ), well Fatima was pretty darn direct too.

Also Our Lady of Good Success left a very similar warning.
http://www.traditioninaction.org/OLGS/A001olgs%20fat.htm

Boy are we (Mankind) hard headed...


4 posted on 01/17/2012 4:20:35 PM PST by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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