Little Known Black History Fact: St. Adalbert Church

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  • St. Adalbert Church is known as the first and only African-American Catholic parish in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2009, St. Adalbert was among the 50 churches that were ordered to close due to a shortage of priests, funding and church members. Because of the parish’s rules on removing and selling artifacts, the valuable pieces inside St. Adalbert’s remained in the closed church for two years.

    After major protest to the Vatican by 11 of the closed churches, St. Adalbert’s doors have just re-opened.

    The church, which was built in 1922, was first named Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament. But by 1961, the church conditions were unsatisfactory and the congregation was moved to an existing church named St. Adalbert. Upon arrival, the black members painted all the paintings of Joseph and Mary with black faces. The congregation remained there until Bishop Richard Lennon closed the doors in 2009. Now, St. Adalbert is back open to worshipers in the Cleveland area.

    The first ceremony in the newly remodeled church ended with a version of “Oh Happy Day” by the congregation.
     

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    1. KNOWLEDGE SETS YOU FREE: And I thought bloody mary was a drink look her up. Mary the 1st

      Gracing the walls of St Peter’s Basilica is the Vatican-approved image of God. An angry bearded man in the sky, painted by Michael Angelo. Cruel and violent images of God’s tortured Son, suffering, bleeding and dying with thorns gouged through his skull and nails pounded through his feet and hands are on display throughout the Vatican. These images serve as reminders that God allowed His Son to be tortured and killed to save the souls of human beings who are all born sinners.

      The Vatican rules over approximately 2bn of the worlds 6.2bn people. The colossal wealth of the Vatican includes enormous investments with the Rothschilds in Britain, France and the USA and with giant oil and weapons corporations like Shell and General Electric. The Vatican solid gold bullion, worth billions is stored with the Rothschild controlled Bank of England and the US Federal Reserve Bank.

      The Catholic Church is the biggest financial power, wealth accumulator and property owner in existence, possessing more material wealth than any bank, corporation, giant trust or government anywhere on the globe.

      While 2/3 of the world earns less than $2 a day, and 1/5 of the world is underfed or starving to death, the Vatican hoards the world’s wealth, profits from it on the stock market and at the same time preaches about giving.

      So how did the Vatican accumulate all that wealth over the millennium? One method was to put a price-tag on sin. Many bishops and popes actively marketed gilt, sin and fear for profit, by selling indulgences. Worshipers were encouraged to pre-pay for sins they hadn’t yet committed and get pardoned ahead of time. Those who didn’t pay-up are threatened with eternal damnation. Another method was to get wealthy land owners to hand-over their land and fortune to the church on their death bed, in exchange for a blessing which would supposedly enable them to go to heaven.

      Pope Leo the fifth rebuilt St Peter’s Basilica, by selling tickets out of hell and tickets to heaven.

      The Catholic church has become the biggest mafia on earth, with their protection-racket of selling “forgiveness for sins”. How can these people possibly forgive sins when they do and teach the opposite of what God and Christ teach in the Bible and obviously do not work for Them?

      The Catholic church’s practice of teaching people that they can be sinful all their lives and all they need to do is pay the church for “forgiveness” is one of the chief causes of all the evil and dishonesty in the world, as people are actually taught and encouraged to be sinful and evil, rather than to purify themselves and strive to become perfect, even as God is Perfect, as the Bible teaches.

      The saddest part is that many people actually buy the church’s lies and think that they can get away with being evil all their lives and all they have to do is seek forgiveness from a priest. They are gravely mistaken and will find-out with a terrible shock that God is not stupid and that they will have to give an account for every single thought; word and deed in their lives to Him.

      During the dark ages, the Catholic Church not only hoarded the wealth they collected from the poor, but they hoarded knowledge. They kept the masses ignorant and in the dark by denying them a basic education. They also prohibited anyone from reading or even possessing a Bible, under pain of death.

      Between 1095 and 1291 AD the Pope launched 7 blood baths called the Christian Crusades, torturing, murdering, beheading and mass murdering hundreds of thousands of Muslims in the name of God. The Pope’s brutal solders were called Knights Templar or Knights of the Temple of Solomon and evolved into today’s secretive brotherhood called the Freemasons.

      Between 1450 and 1700 AD the Catholic Church followed up their holy terror with the inquisition. Based on rumors of practicing witchcraft, the Catholic Church hunted down, tortured and burned-alive tens of thousands of innocent women at the stake.

      During World War 2 the Vatican was criticized for supporting Hitler and his Nazi regime, whom the pope blessed and named “the envoy of God”.

      Over the past 5 decades more than one thousand five hundred priests and bishops have been identified in the sexual assault of tens of thousands of boys and girls in their trusting congregations and orphanages.

      Why is the filthy rich institution preaching spiritual values of poverty and chastity while cardinals, bishops and priests cover-up their crimes of sexual abuse? Why has the church fought and resisted the compensation claims of their sexually, emotionally and spiritually traumatized victims?

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