PopeWatch: Luther Stamp

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I feel much freer now that I am certain the pope is the Antichrist.

Martin Luther

PopeWatch pities satirists trying to keep up with this Vatican:

The Vatican office charged with issuing stamps, known as the Philatelic and Numismatic Office, confirmed Tuesday to LifeSiteNews that Luther, who broke away from the Catholic Church in a schism 500 years ago, will be celebrated with a postage stamp in 2017. The office is in charge of the annual commission of stamps, coins, and other commemorative medals.

The Vatican regularly issues such memorabilia for special events, including papal trips and holy years. Honoring Luther and the Protestant Reformation is an unlikely choice, trumping other significant events in the Catholic Church such as the 100-year anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima and the 300-year anniversary of our Lady of Aparecida, Brazil.

Major events such as Christmas, Easter, the Holy Year of Mercy, and the World Meeting of Families have also merited a commemorative stamp. In the time before a Papal election, when the seat of Peter is vacant, the Philatelic and Numismatic office issues a “Sede Vacante” stamp.

Usually if individuals are commemorated on stamps they are saints, such as Teresa of Calcutta, John Paul II, and Pope John XXIII, who most recently were honored with stamps.

While the Vatican has in the past collaborated with other national post offices to create stamps that are not of explicitly religious content, such as Charlie Chaplain or the fall of the Berlin wall, the Luther stamp has an undeniable religious connotation linked with much hostility to the Catholic Church.

Go here to read the rest.  PopeWatch awaits the Judas Vatican stamp which he expects to see in a year or two.

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  1. What about a Mohammad stamp?
    Islam at best is too a heresy, at worst a (demonic front for a) “third” Abrahamic religion, certainly it qualifies. Any dates coming up?

  2. Could the Vatican combine two men on one stamp? Say, Mohammed and Obama…Or better yet a trio… Hitler, Mohammed and Obama. That would be…nice.

  3. A stamp of an unborn child would be truly amazing. The Vatican endorsing a cause worthy of the Holy Catholic Church. The right to LIFE.

    I have not received permission to link this, however Fr. MacRae from prison, has a short piece that came out this morning.
    If it’s alright with TAC, I’d like to pass it along. Fitting for the 22nd coming up.


    Thank you for your consideration.

  4. Next year maybe it’ll be Calvin, then perhaps that hammer and sickle crucifix, all in the spirit of pastoral care and accompaniment of course.

  5. The papal election process should be a one year affair wherein candidates debate, voters do research on each person’s writings, voters cross examine candidates. The quickie process we have does not work in modern times wherein heresy is a smog that filters through tv, songs, newspaper editorials. May Francis be the last quickie vote.

  6. The gratuitousness of these measures just amazes. Senescence isn’t nice sometimes. A while back. Steve Skojec compared Francis to a kamikaze with his plane pointed squarely at the ship that is the Church’s teaching authority.

  7. The Powers That Be in the Vatican (and Western hierarchy) are doing an excellent job of making Protestants, “protest-ants,” and practical/actual atheists.

  8. My Dad, who converted from Protestantism to the Catholic Faith, used to say all the time that “Luther would have been a saint if he hadn’t left the Church.”
    Ironic that the same reasons Luther left are the reasons for the Stamp.
    Nonsense from clergy. Luther should not have left, and neither we.

  9. David.

    Lol. The goulash of religion being served up from the Hell’s Kitchen of Rome.
    Sad thing is…It fits in perfectly…Even the top chef with his intimidation tactics.
    To close to home….

  10. I feel much freer now that I am certain the pope is the Antichrist.
    Martin Luther . Well, Fr. Luther’s comment rings close to the truth now, with only a little exaggeration.

  11. Wonders will never cease: Martin Luther and his heresies redeemed. What Christ couldn’t/wouldn’t do, Pope Francis can. Clearly, we have a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

  12. Has the pope been checked for dementia ?????? He has been doing a lot of strange things lately it’s almost scary to see where he’s leading us if we choose to follow him.

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