A Conversation Between A True Bible-Believing Christian And A Heavily Indoctrinated Roman Catholic

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This dialog is a composite of many actual conversations that I, as a bible-believing Christian, have had with Catholics in Facebook discussion forums. Very often, Catholics will reply with some very harsh statements and crude language. What I have included here omits the truly nasty comments I have received. I must admit that not every professing Christian in these forums is kind-hearted in their comments to Catholics.
True Christian: Did you know that your Church is deceiving their members on many religious teachings and practices?
Roman Catholic: That’s just your opinion. The Catholic Church is the one true Church started by Jesus in 33 AD.
True Christian: Actually, the true Church was started by Jesus but it was not the Catholic Church. It was the Church described in the New Testament which was very different in their teachings and practices from the Catholic Church.
Roman Catholic: No. We have a line of 266 popes going back to the first pope, the apostle Peter.
True Christian: Actually, Peter was never a pope. He never had that title nor did he have a role as leader over the entire Church. There were other leaders, referred to as bishops, who oversaw local churches in other regions. And contrary to Catholic claims, the Catholic Church did not exist during the first century. It evolved over the course of several centuries, as a mixture of Christianity and pagan religions.
Roman Catholic: I don’t believe that. You’re just a heretic like Luther. Your religion didn’t exist until 500 years ago. We’re the one true holy and apostolic Catholic Church!
True Christian: Actually, if you take the time to study the Bible, especially the New Testament, you will see that most of Catholicism’s teachings cannot be found in the Bible.
Roman Catholic: Don’t tell me that our teachings are not in the Bible. We have the Magisterium and other spirit filled leaders and theologians who are much more qualified than you or your sect leader to interpret the Bible. Plus we have the writings of the Church Fathers and “sacred traditions” to refer to.
True Christian: But much of the Catholic Church teachings are based upon Scriptures taken in isolation or out of context or derived from unverifiable outside sources like those “sacred traditions” you mentioned.
Roman Catholic: You’re just a heretic, one of 40,000 Protestant denominations. We’re the one true holy and apostolic Catholic Church!
True Christian: Actually, I am going by what the Bible teaches and in there, there is no mention of many Catholic Church inventions such as scapulars, miraculous medals, votive candles, indulgences, purgatory, rosary beads, mass cards, statues of saints, sacrifice of the mass, eucharists, sacred heart pictures, Marian shrines, stations of the cross, the immaculate conception, the assumption of Mary, popes, cardinals, monks, Catholic priests, nuns, eucharistic ministers, last rites, masses for the dead, veneration of relics or any of the Catholic holy days of obligation.
Roman Catholic: You’re just a heretic. All non-Catholic churches are man-made. We’re the one true holy and apostolic Catholic Church!
True Christian: Actually, if you examine the New Testament, and look at the ordinances and practices of the early Church as described in there, you will see that what is being described is most definitely NOT the Catholic Church.
Roman Catholic: I disagree. We gave you the Bible. Only our clergy can properly interpret the Bible. They tell us what the Bible means. We need to trust them otherwise we will end up like the Protestants with 40,000 different sects.
True Christian: Actually, GOD gave HIS CHURCH the Bible, through Moses, the prophets and the apostles. And it is cults that tell their followers to rely on the cult leaders to interpret the Bible for the cult members.
Roman Catholic: But you didn’t have a Bible until we compiled it.
True Christian: Actually, the early Church had the Old Testament Scriptures and the letters to the churches and the 4 gospels before the first century ended. They were not waiting around for the Catholic Church to print a Bible centuries later.
Roman Catholic: But we have Christ in the Eucharist. Your sect does not.
True Christian: Actually, Jesus is ruling and reigning over the TRUE Church from heaven and He does that through the Holy Spirit indwelling true twice-born believers, those who have received Christ by the “new birth” referred to by Jesus in John chapter 3.
Roman Catholic: As Catholics, we receive Jesus every time we receive the host during the sacrifice of the mass.
True Christian: Believing in transubstantiation – the idea that each Catholic eucharist contains the entire body, blood, soul and divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ doesn’t mean it’s true. Your Church has taken the words of Christ in John chapter 6 literally, when they were meant figuratively as Jesus pointed out in John 6:63.
Roman Catholic: That’s just your opinion. You’re just like the people who walked away from Jesus when He said we must eat His body and drink His blood.
True Christian: Actually Catholics are like those people who walked away from Jesus because, like the people who walked away, Catholics believe that Jesus was speaking literally. But Catholics think they are better than the ones who walked away from Jesus because Catholics accept the idea that Jesus was promoting cannibalism, though they will never call it cannibalism.
Roman Catholic: Like I said before, your just another Protestant heretic who abandoned the one true Church.
True Christian: It is an honor to be called a heretic when sharing biblical truth with lost, hell-bound Catholics.
Roman Catholic: I am NOT hell-bound! I may have to spend some time in Purgatory but as long as I don’t die in a state of mortal sin, my church says I don’t have to worry about Hell.
True Christian: Sadly for you, there is no such place as Purgatory, regardless of how your church tries to find evidence for it in 2 Maccabees or elsewhere. Those who die in their sins, any sins, without having been truly born-again, will spend eternity in Hell.
Roman Catholic: Well that’s good to hear, since I was born again at baptism as an infant when the priest baptized me.
True Christian: Sorry, but that is not true. Being born again involves a supernatural act of God apart from any Catholic priest and apart from any water baptism ceremony. It is the event that turns a lost sinner into a new creature in Christ, when they repent and believe the Gospel of Christ… salvation by faith alone in the merits of Christ alone.
Roman Catholic: But salvation is not by faith alone. Works are necessary as the Bible says in James chapter 2 that faith without works is dead.
True Christian: If you read James chapter 2 carefully, you will see that works are the FRUIT of salvation, not the cause of it, when James says “I will shew thee my faith by my works” in verse 18.
Roman Catholic: I refuse to believe that. The Catholic Church has the Treasury Of Merit, intercession of Mary, intercession of the saints and masses for the dead that can help us get into heaven, so salvation by faith alone cannot be right.
True Christian: The Bible makes no mention of any soul-saving power in those things you just listed. On the other hand, the Bible clearly states that salvation is by the blood of the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world and by His sacrificial blood alone!
Roman Catholic: We Catholics don’t believe that. We believe that Christ’s death only removes original sin.
True Christian: Your false beliefs won’t change truth. They won’t change reality. Christ’s atoning death at Calvary was sufficient payment for sin and the ONLY acceptable payment – to God – for sin, for all those sinners who will ever believe in Christ and His merits ALONE for their salvation.
Roman Catholic: That’s just Protestant heresy. You’re nothing more than a child of the devil!
True Christian: Well then, I am in good company. Jesus Himself said: “It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?” Matthew 10:25
— RM Kane

What’s Wrong With Unmarried Celibate Catholic Priests?

Some food for thought about local church leadership for Catholics and non-Catholics alike

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So WHAT is wrong with (or unbiblical about) the Catholic Church policy of having unmarried church leaders? Why do Catholic priests not meet some of the most important biblical criteria for church leaders? Well we need to start this study by looking at what the BIBLICAL criteria for church leadership includes:

“This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop[elder], he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the HUSBAND of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; One that ruleth well HIS OWN HOUSE, having HIS CHILDREN in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)” 1 Timothy 3:1-5

God wants His TRUE Church [which is NOT the Catholic Church] to choose leaders/elders based NOT primarily on academic qualifications but primarily on MORAL & FAMILY LEADERSHIP qualifications… observable achievements regarding how a man interacts with his own wife and children. Catholic priests have zero experience in the two roles in life that are the FOUNDATION FOR SOCIETY… being a godly husband and a godly father. No wonder so many Catholics priests end up as homosexual child predators. They don’t even realize that as bachelors, they are renegades violating God’s guidelines for church leaders.
When taken in context, the full passage in 1Timothy chapter 3 is outlining an entire list of attributes of a church leader/elder – not just being married and not just being a father – but raising one’s CHILDREN well along with not being a drinker or a brawler or impatient or greedy. A leader is also to be vigilant (watchful of danger to the flock), sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality AND apt to teach, a LOT of which is to be teaching BY EXAMPLE. How in the world can a celibate Catholic priest teach others BY EXAMPLE about being a godly husband and father?
These leadership criteria mentioned by Paul in 1 Timothy are what are called litmus tests for biblically qualified church leaders. Nowhere in that passage (1 Timothy 3:1-5) is Paul saying that going to a Catholic seminary is a requirement. Nor is he mentioning anything about a sacrificial priesthood. Nor is he mentioning anything about celibacy. And you won’t find any mention in the New Testament of church elders wearing special religious robes or any kind of clothing that is different from the rest of the local church. That was only a requirement of the Jewish priests, whose role was abolished at the cross of Christ, at which time the temple curtain was torn in half by a supernatural act of God, signifying that man could now interact directly with God, by way of the Holy Spirit.

“And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.” Mark 15:37-38

Paul repeats the same biblical requirements for church leaders in his letter to Titus as he outlined in his letter to Timothy:

“For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee: If any be blameless, the HUSBAND of one wife, having faithful CHILDREN not accused of riot or unruly. For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate; Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.” Titus 1:5-9

A church leader MUST be raised up from WITHIN the local congregation BY that congregation, in order to be able to make an ACCURATE determination as to whether or not a man has the qualifications and moral character outlined in Titus chapter 1 above. Who may I ask, has a greater stake in the selection of a church leader than the local congregation? NO ONE! A godly congregation will want a godly leader whom they have RAISED UP over time and whose life they have closely examined, to ensure that the shepherd of their local flock can be trusted to oversee their families, oversee the spiritual health of their families first and foremost. A PLURALITY of elders is another safeguard on the health of the local church but many churches both Catholic and Protestant (and others) omit this additional safeguard – probably because the leaders they have chosen want to get paid for their “services”, rather than have regular employment like everyone else. This brings up another problem with most local churches and their leaders… they think the leadership are supposed to “run the entire show” rather than delegate many things to other church members. By delegating various responsibilities to other members, you can start laying the foundation for raising up future leaders.
We can see that by ignoring clear instructions – from apostles – in the Bible, we end up with man-made ideas about church leaders, ideas that lead to extremely serious problems in the lives of those leaders and in the lives of people who they have influence over. This does not mean that husbands and fathers are exempt from problems in their lives and the lives whom they shepherd in their local church. However, GODLY husbands and GODLY fathers – who have been raised up from within the local church and whose lives have been scrutinized over time by the local church, are a much safer choice for church leaders than someone hired off the street just because he has certain degrees or diplomas from “accredited” religious institutions. I will attest to the fact that Protestant churches and other non-Catholic churches have caused themselves serious problems by hiring “unknowns” based upon nothing more than a resume and a brief trial period. But throwing away most of the Biblical criteria for a church leader is a dangerous practice and a recipe for disaster for both the man in leadership and the local church he has oversight of.
I wish to conclude by saying that the Catholic Church doesn’t even preach God’s true BIBLICAL plan of salvation by the merits of the Lord Jesus Christ alone, so it is no surprise that they don’t follow the BIBLICAL plan for church leader selection. — RM Kane
SEE ALSO: The Clergy System

Horrific Stories Of Sex Abuse And Child Abuse In The Roman Catholic Church

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This article contains many lists of news articles describing the never ending cases of sex abuse and child abuse in the Catholic Church. Their leaders from the Pope on down, work tirelessly to HIDE these stories from the public by “paying off” victims and victims families. They then work equally hard at protecting the perpetrators by transferring them to other churches in other states and even other countries.

How the Catholic Church breeds this kind of perverse sexual environment

  • Prohibiting their clergy, including priests and nuns, from marrying.
  • Allowing their priests to have jobs around children including as Boy Scout leaders.
  • The practice of having altar boys help priests get dressed before mass and undressed after mass. This is a means of “grooming” sex abuse victims.
  • Allowing their priests and nuns to operate orphanages which is a major source of easy victims for these sex criminals.
  • Allowing the practice of “confession” of sins to a priest, opening the door to intimate conversations between priests and women regarding sexual sins.

How Catholic clergy grooms their victims

“Based upon testimony from victims, witnesses, and church authorities, in the Pennsylvania abuse cases, it was determined that “most of the victims were abused as teenage and prepubescent boys, though girls were also subject to attacks. The youth were manipulated with alcohol, pornography, and power, made to masturbate for assailants, groped, and raped. Each case is slightly different but one unifying theme prevails, according to the report: ‘All of them were brushed aside, in every part of the state, by church leaders who preferred to protect the abusers and their institution above all.'”[1]

Catholic Church “play-book” for downplaying and covering-up clergy sex abuse

Based upon the findings of a Pennsylvania grand jury after investigating 70 years of child sex abuse by more than 300 Catholic priests in six dioceses across the state, they determined that Catholic Church officials follow a “playbook for concealing the truth”[1], which basically consists of 7 rules for covering up abuse by Catholic clergy:

  1. Make sure to use euphemisms rather than real words to describe the sexual assaults in diocese documents. Never say “rape”; say “inappropriate contact” or “boundary issues.”
  2. Don’t conduct genuine investigations with properly trained personnel. Instead, assign fellow clergy members to ask inadequate questions and then make credibility determinations about the colleagues with whom they live and work.
  3. For an appearance of integrity, send priests for “evaluation” at church-run psychiatric treatment centers. Allow these experts to “diagnose” whether the priest was a pedophile, based largely on the priest’s “self-reports” and regardless of whether the priest had actually engaged in sexual contact with a child.
  4. When a priest does have to be removed, don’t say why. Tell his parishioners that he is on “sick leave,” or suffering from “nervous exhaustion.” Or say nothing at all.
  5. Even if a priest is raping children, keep providing him housing and living expenses, although he may be using these resources to facilitate more sexual assaults.
  6. If a predator’s conduct becomes known to the community, don’t remove him from the priesthood to ensure that no more children will be victimized. Instead, transfer him to a new location where no one will know he is a child abuser.
  7. Finally, and above all, don’t tell the police. Child sexual abuse, even short of actual penetration, is and has for all relevant times been a crime. But don’t treat it that way; handle it like a personnel matter, “in house.”

How the Catholic Church stifles litigation against themselves

“In New York [state], nearly 11,000 cases flooded state courts, many seeking to hold Catholic dioceses responsible for sexual abuse by clergy. A 2019 law suspended statutes of limitations that would have otherwise barred many lawsuits against the Catholic Church. [So] in response, four New York dioceses that collectively faced more than 500 sexual-abuse claims filed for bankruptcy. That halted the cases — and blocked those from anyone who might sue later — and forced the plaintiffs to negotiate a one-time settlement for all abuse claims in bankruptcy court.”[2]

News articles about abuse of children by nuns

News articles about abuse of nuns by Catholic clergy

News articles about Catholic Church child trafficking

News articles about rampant pedophiles and child abusers among Catholic clergy

News articles about the Catholic Church protecting their pedophile clergy

News articles about the prevalence of homosexuality among Catholic clergy

Something worse than all this abuse by Catholic clergy

What could be worse than all this child sex abuse by priests and nuns, or worse than nuns being abused by priests then being forced to have abortions? I will tell you what is worse: All the Catholics who DEFEND those criminals! That’s what’s worse. Even the perpetrators know they are committing acts of evil. Yet SO MANY members of the Catholic Church defend those monsters. They will say that “Protestant clergy are worse”. They will say “judge not lest ye be judged”. They will say “Don’t judge the majority by the acts of a few”, yet the scope of these crimes against women and children in the Catholic Church is monumental, despicable and indefensible.
1. https://qz.com/1356796/how-the-catholic-church-concealed-priests-sexual-abuse-of-children
2. https://www.usnews.com/news/top-news/articles/2022-12-30/special-report-boy-scouts-catholic-dioceses-find-haven-from-sex-abuse-suits-in-bankruptcy

Addressing FALSE Claims Of The Catholic Church

Rebuttals To Many Common Yet False Claims Of The Roman Catholic Religion

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“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” – Isaiah 5:20

Dear Catholic reader: Please view this information as an eye-opening experience regarding false Catholic dogma and not as a personal attack. Please don’t get mad at the author of this article who is here to help you find spiritual truth. And don’t make the mistake that so many sinners in Hell have made, which is that you already possess the truth on these issues.
This list was compiled by a former Roman Catholic after spending hundreds of hours online with Catholic Church defenders, who refused to believe that their Church could be misleading them or deceiving them. In order to keep this list a manageable size, I am not going to provide detailed scriptural backing for the rebuttals listed below. However, that information is available all over the Internet for those who care about truth. Also, you will have a hard time finding fault with my rebuttals, in Scripture. You are welcome to share your thoughts on this article with its author (RM Kane), by contacting him here via E-MAIL.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #1: Peter was the first pope – No. Actually Peter was never a pope. Catholic popes didn’t exist yet. Only regional bishops, including the bishop of Rome.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #2: Mary was a perpetual virgin – No. Actually Mary had children with Joseph.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #3: Mary was born without sin – No. Only Jesus was born without sin.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #4: Mary is the ark of the new covenant. – No. Jesus is the ark of the new covenant. By His life on earth He fulfilled the Law of God perfectly.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #5: Mary was assumed bodily into heaven. – No. Mary’s body ended up in a grave like everyone else.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #6: The Catholic Church is the one true Church. – No. The one true Church is a spiritual entity consisting of all those people world-wide who are trusting their salvation to the merits of Jesus alone.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #7: There were no other Christians except Catholics and Orthodox until the Protestant Reformation in the 1500s. – No. there was always a true remnant Church starting with the local churches of the New Testament.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #8: Luther was an evil rebellious heretic. – No. Luther was honoring God and doing the will of God by exposing corruption and false teachings in the Catholic Church. That’s why the corrupt Catholic leadership hated him so much and why they slandered his name continually for hundreds of years.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #9: Purgatory is a real place Catholics go to after death. – No. Purgatory was invented by the Catholic Church, mainly to rob Catholics of money for paid prayers and masses for the dead.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #10: Joseph was celibate his entire life. – No. Joseph fathered several children with Mary.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #11: Catholics popes are infallible in matters of faith and morals. – No. Catholic popes don’t even preach the truth about salvation by the grace of God alone.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #12: It is OK to call popes “holy father”. – No. It is a sin to call anyone but God, holy father. Holy father is a TITLE of RANK and AUTHORITY that belongs to GOD ALONE.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #13: Catholic priests have power from God to forgive sins. No. Only God can forgive sins. The Catholic Church has seriously mis-applied John 20:23 to all their priests, when it was was only directed to the apostles.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #14: The office of “priest” for offering the sacrifice of the mass is legitimate. – No. the sacrificial priesthood was abolished at the cross with the death of Christ, the Lamb of God.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #15: The Eucharist is the literal body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ. – No. Jesus is ruling and reigning from heaven through the Holy Spirit on earth. He doesn’t clone Himself into billions of wafers at every Catholic mass world-wide.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #16: The sacrifice of the mass with its re-presenting of Christ in the Eucharist is the proper form of communion. – No. A biblical communion ceremony is meant to be a memorial service honoring Christ’s death, burial and resurrection, not a bizarre literal – yet invisible – repeat performance of Christ’s death Calvary.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #17: To eat a Eucharist is to “receive Christ”. – No. Jesus Christ is received at the point of salvation, the point of being “born again” (regenerated) by the Holy Spirit.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #18: A Catholic is born-again and receives the Holy Spirit at their water baptism ceremony. – No. No one is born-again by an action of a Catholic priest. Sinners are only born-again by a supernatural act of God when they hear the Gospel preached (including the law of God showing them they are law-breakers). Then, in God’s time, they are convicted of their sin by the Holy Spirit and then are converted by the Holy Spirit.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #19: The Catholic Church gave the world the Bible. – No. The Bible was given by GOD, through Moses, the prophets and the apostles. The early Church had access to those writings LONG BEFORE the Catholic Church ever published any bibles.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #20: The Catholic Church was started by Jesus Christ in 33AD. – No. The Catholic Church evolved and grew out of a blending of many ancient pagan religions with some elements of Christianity. This process was almost complete in the 4th century after Roman emperors Constantine and Theodosius eased up on persecution of Christians. However, Catholicism continued to evolve as noted HERE
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #21: It is good to pray to Mary and to Catholic saints who have died. – No. To pray to anyone OTHER THAN Jesus requires elevating those people to gods and goddesses, as only such deities are able to hear and act upon prayers. So praying to non-deities is the sin of idolatry.
FALSE CATHOLIC CLAIM #22: Our salvation depends not only on Jesus but on our ability and willingness to do good works. – No. We have such a tremendous sin debt that no amount of good works could remove a single sin. We owe God a debt that could only be paid by the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. His death was of such value, that it could pay our sin debt IN FULL. When the Holy Spirit regenerates a sinner, they become a new creature in Christ, a person who WANTS to do good deeds out of love of Christ, not to attempt to pay a monumental sin debt. It is a huge insult to God to try to pay for something that Jesus already paid in full. God the Father is fully satisfied (well pleased) with what His Son Jesus accomplished at Calvary to pay the sin debt of all sinners who will come to believe in the Jesus of the Bible who saves sinners by His merits alone. Any good works that a person does to attempt to contribute towards their salvation are looked at by God as filthy rags. And any such attempts by sinners are in fact declaring that what Jesus did on the cross wasn’t good enough to pay their sin debt so they need to help pay it too. There is no greater insult to the propitiatory atonement of Christ than that. — RM Kane

“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” – John 8:12


Pagan Gods And Goddesses That Became Catholic Saints

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There is little if any difference between many pagan gods and Catholic saints. In fact, many Catholic saints are nothing more than renamed (rebranded) pagan gods and goddesses. Like their pagan counterparts, Catholic saints are associated with specific talents or responsibilities – a trade or craft, healing a certain disease, overseeing a particular city, etc. and are put under the authority of a leader god, with Zeus, Odin, and Shiva being some of the leader gods of pagan religions. Catholicism is not true biblical Christianity but rather a blending of elements of Christianity with many various pagan religious customs. This becomes evident when one studies the origins of many so-called Catholic “saints”.

Some examples of pagan gods that morphed into Catholic saints

The most prominent example of a pagan goddess being transformed into a Catholic saint is of the various fertility goddesses such as Semiramis and Isis being transformed into the Catholic saint Mary a.k.a. virgin Mary
Similarly, several pagan “mother-child” pairs of deities including the pagan goddess Semiramis and her son Tammuz, were adopted by the Catholic Church to become their virgin Mary and baby Jesus.
The Greek goddess Demeter (a goddess of many festivals, the primary festival being Thesmophoria, which fell in late October) became the Catholic saint Demetrios, a masculine warrior saint, whose feast day is October 26.
The Greek goddess Aphrodite became the Catholic saint Aphrodite.
The Greek goddess Nike became the Catholic saint Nicholas, who was extremely popular wherever shipping was important.
The Roman god Mars (originally a god who guarded wheat fields) became the Catholic saint Martin. Although March is the month associated with Mars the major festival for him in Christian times now usually falls in February, called Mardi Gras.
The Roman god Quirinus became the Catholic saint Cyrinus, of which there are various “equestrian warrior saints” such as saint Cyr in France, and saint Quirina, mother of saint Lawrence.
The Roman gods known as the Lares became the Catholic saint Lawrence. The Lares were gods who protected the grain growing in fields. In Italian, he became saint Lorenzo beyond the Walls, meaning outside of the walls of the city, for which there is still a church in Rome, with many “daughter” churches which were spawned off of it.
The Roman goddess Venus became the Catholic saint Venera (with a feminized ending to her name because “us” looks like a masculine ending in Latin).
The Roman gods known as the Gemini, who were protectors of sailors in Roman pagan times, became the Catholic Sanctos Gemino.
The Proto-Indo-European god Yama became the Catholic saint James.
The Zoroastrian god Ahura Mazda became the Catholic saint Ahura Mazda, in the early Syriac Christian church.

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Not all Catholics saints are even based on pagan gods. Some are based on pagan holidays. For example the Roman festival of Caro Patri (“Dear Parents” a festival to remember one’s ancestors) became the festival of saint Peter’s Chair in the Roman Catholic Martyrology a.k.a. “saints calendar”.

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