"The Catholic Faith, which always preserves the unfashionable virtue, is at this moment alone sustaining the independent intellect of man."
CathTheo seeks to have the values of the Catholic faith upheld as the law and to have a state very closely tied to the Catholic Church.
On 27th of February of the year 380 AD, the Edict of Thessalonica was issued by emperor Theodosius I, making Christianity the state religion of the Roman Empire, outlawing all other religions and legalizing the prosecution of their followers, establishing the first de facto Catholic Theocracy in the world.
After the fall of the Roman Empire most of the Germanic tribes that previously practised Arian Christianity adopted Catholicism in order to ally themselves with the religious figures of the regions they were invading, leading to most of the former Western Roman Empire remaining a Catholic theocracy loyal to the Vicar of Christ in Rome, while the Eastern Roman Empire evolved into an Orthodox Theocracy loyal to the Emperor of Byzantium.
The Catholic Church maintained various degrees of control across Western Europe throughout the Middle Ages. Perhaps the place where this rule was most dominant was in the Papal States - a territory in central Italy under the direct rule of the Papacy. In other parts of Catholic Europe, the control of the church varied depending on both place and time. On one hand, the church maintained a great deal of sway over secular rulers, and Catholicism was the official state religion of most Western European states until the Protestant Reformation, with the church able to enforce her own laws in Ecclesiastical courts alongside state courts (such as in the Inquisition). On the other hand, the church often found itself in conflict with the various monarchies of Europe, most notably in the Investiture Controversy with the Holy Roman Emperors and the 'Babylonian Captivity' in France. The Papal States aside, assorted territories scattered across Europe were under the rule of prince-bishops, mostly located in the German territories. They were dissolved after being defeated in the Napoleonic Wars, with the German Confederation that replaced the HRE consisting of secular city-states and hereditary monarchies, leaving the Papal States the only full Catholic Theocracy in Europe.
The Papal states were dissolved in 1870 at the end of the Risorgimento after Rome was captured by Sardinian forces and Italy was unified, with the Pope being considered a "Prisoner in the Vatican" until the creation of the Vatican City in 1929 i the Lateran Treaty with the fascist government. Vatican City controls less than a square kilometer of land. Despite the small size of the only remaining catholic theocracy, Catholicism still has a lot of power due to having more than 1 billion followers. Andorra is a partial example of a modern Catholic theocracy, with the Bishop of Urgell being its co-leader along with the French head of state (exact position depends on the time period).
Catholic Theocracy believes that church and state are inseparable, and that the Head of the Catholic Church (Pope) should also act as the Head of State.
Papal Primacy, Supremacy and Infallibility
Papal Primacy is a Roman Catholic doctrine. The doctrine asserts that the Pope has a unique and central role in matters of faith, morals, and governance. As such, the Pope's decisions and teachings are considered to be authoritative and binding for the entire Catholic Church.
Papal Supremacy is a Roman Catholic doctrine. The doctrine emphasizes the Pope's authority as the supreme earthly head of the Church. According to it, the Pope has ultimate and supreme jurisdiction over all matters related to the Church, including matters of faith, discipline, and governance.
Papal Infallibility is a Roman Catholic doctrine. The doctrine defines the Pope's pronouncements on matters of faith and morals as being free from error and protected by the Holy Spirit from teaching falsehoods. For a papal pronouncement to be considered infallible, certain criteria must be met, including the Pope speaking ex cathedra (from the chair of Peter) and making a definitive and binding statement concerning faith or morals for the entire Church.
Catholic Social Teaching, commonly abbreviated CST, is an area of Catholic doctrine concerning matters of human dignity and the common good in society. The ideas address oppression, the role of the state, subsidiarity, social organization, concern for social justice, and issues of wealth distribution. Catholic social teaching is distinctive in its consistent critiques of modern social and political ideologies both of the left and of the right: liberalism, communism, anarchism, feminism, atheism, socialism, fascism, capitalism, and Nazism have all been condemned, at least in their pure forms, by several popes since the late nineteenth century.
Human dignity is one principle of Catholic social thought. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, "Being in the image of God, the human individual possesses the dignity of a person, who is not just something, but someone. He is capable of self-knowledge, of self-possession facts, and of freely giving himself and entering into communion with other persons. And he is called by grace to a covenant with his Creator, to offer him a response of faith and love that no other creature can give. Pope Benedict XVI has taught that "love for widows and orphans, prisoners, and the sick and needy of every kind, is as essential as the ministry of the sacraments and preaching of the Gospel". This preferential option for the poor and vulnerable includes all who are marginalized in our nation and beyond—unborn children, persons with disabilities, the elderly and terminally ill, and victims of injustice and oppression.
Traditionalist Catholicism is the set of beliefs, practices, customs, traditions, liturgical forms, devotions, and presentations of Catholic teaching that existed in the Catholic Church before the liberal reforms of the Second Vatican Council. In particular attachment to the Tridentine Mass, also known as the Traditional Latin Mass. Many traditional catholics tend to be fundamentalists and oppose progressive ideals.
How to Draw
- Draw a ball.
- Fill the left half with yellow and the right half with white.
- Draw the Vatican coat of arms.
- In the middle of the white side, draw two old keys in a saltire. Their posts should be facing up.
- Color the left key yellow and the right key grey.
- Draw a red ribbon interlacing the keys at the middle and going through the bows.
- Draw the papal tiara on top of the keys.
- Draw three yellow tiaras curved up. (make sure they touch each other)
- Draw the outline of a semicircle on the top tiara.
- Draw a yellow globus cruciger at the top of the outline.
- Draw a white ribbon from the bottom left end of the papal tiara shaped like an inverted S. (Make sure part of it goes under the collar)
- Do the same thing with the bottom right end of the tiara but make it in a regular S shape.
- On the ribbons, draw three yellow crosses. (one at the start of the ribbon, one at the throating of the key, and one at the end)
- Color the ends of the ribbons yellow.
- Draw a mitre on the ball's head.
- Fill it with white.
- Draw a cream colored inverted T across it.
- You are done!
- Christian Theocracy - Jesus was catholic, right?
- Distributism - A friend of Leo XIII is a friend of mine.
- Irredentism - We must restore the Papal States.
Don’t be violent like him please.
- Integralism - That's the right spirit. We both condemn the excesses of the left as well as the right . That said, don't you see that the world has changed and it would be more practical for us to adapt to it?
- Elective Monarchism - The Holy See's system.
- Pan-Latinism & Pan-Hispanism - The whole Romance/Neo-Latin World is loyal to the Church of Rome.
Except Romania, which is Orthodox, but I will let it slide
- Scientocracy - Georges Lemaître, Galileo Galilei, Gregor Mendel, Erich Wasmann, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Copernicus, all of them were brilliant scientists who followed the word of God. Apologies about the Galileo Affair, though. It was really embarrassing.
- Pan-Nationalism - 26 + 6 = 1
- Patchwork - Me in the modern day. I have a billion followers and phenomenal power over them, but itty-bitty living space.
I still miss the bigger Papal States.
- Catholic Fascism - You may be a Catholic, but you are too hateful for my taste.
- Pope Francis Thought - You might be trying to use modern social media like Twitter to spread love and Jesus Christ to teach others about the Catholic faith, but your attempt to shift away from Catholic traditions and rituals, too socially liberal views and push for Ecumenicism really gets on the nerves of my more traditionally minded followers... That being said, I also think you're doing your best to enforce reforms of the Second Vatican Council, Big Papa.
- Orthodox Theocracy - We work together more often than not now, even if he is a schismatic. You have some heterodox theology too.
But under no circumstances convert Orthodox Christians. It is a transgression again the ecumenist goal!
- Crusadism - Son, I know you support me, but can you calm down? This isn't the Middle Ages anymore and your holy wars were a failure. You can still peacefully visit the Holy Land if you like.
- Christian Democracy - DC is the best party in Italy, but why does CDU compromise with protestants?
- Christian Socialism - While I certainly am more open to hearing your arguments justifying socialism than MLs, I'm still quite skeptical, especially considering the anti-clericalism of historical socialist movements, ESPECIALLY the protestant ones mr. Florian Geyer.
- Jewish Theocracy - Why do you not recognise Christ as God?
- State Oriental Orthodoxy - Separated from us earlier on the 5th Century. The Council of Chalcedon was a valid council. Come back in communion with Rome.
- Reactionary Modernism - I appreciate the support but I beg of you to go outside as the games of yours might have rotted your brain.
- Person Dignity Theory - Same as the above. Why are you so keen on killing Buddhists?
- Bonapartism - Thank you for restoring me in France, but did you have to invade the Papal States?
Also mate, did you just fucking crown yourself? You can't do that!
- Protestant Theocracy - Heretic!! Mary Tudor was right!
- State Atheism - Atheists are banished to hell!
- Satanic Theocracy - VADE RETRO SATANA!
WHERE IS MY ROSARY AND HOLY WATER?!
- Islamic Theocracy - Jerusalem is mine! *Starts another crusade*
Thanks for translating Plato's and Aristotle's works and for the Andalusian cultural exchange!
- Esoteric Fascism - Pagan filth, Nazi traitor.
- Anarcho-Syndicalism - Infidel, you must burn for destroying the houses of god!
- Kleptocracy - On top of commandment #8, The HRE attempted to weaken me by selling clerical positions, and corruption inside me (which I later got rid of) caused them to show up.
- Pagan Theocracy - I will tie you to that tree you worship and burn you alive!
- Freemasonry - May God curse thou, Masonic heretics!
- Eugenicism - Absolute abomination. While I am perfectly fine with the teaching of genetics and evolution (unlike my more traditionalist followers), you literally advocate with the idea of playing God!
- Insurrectionary Anarchism and Anonymous - Stop misusing the Guy Fawkes mask for your godless and lawless goals.
- Existentialist Anarchism - Damn you Sartre, Dies irae dies illa!
- LGBT+ - Your actions are intrinsically disordered.
Your orientation alone is not sinful though. (According to the pope) though it needs to be reoriented accordingly which basically means you have to resist your temptations
- Turkish Idealism - 1981 never forgive! Although I did forgive the ex-assassin specifically because he regretted it.
- Holy Roman Emperor - I'm the Pope, you can't depose me, you're deposed!
- On the Pope by Joseph De Maistre
- Vatican City
- Holy See
- Papal States
- Catholic Social Teaching
- Science and the Catholic Church
- Holy orders in the Catholic Church
Portraits and Artwork
- Even though he was opposed to laissez-faire capitalism and socialism and was in favor of trade unions, he was still in favor of free enterprise rights and property rights.
- Williamson condemns the Jewish religion. He has urged the conversion of the Jews to Catholicism.
- Williamson supports conspiracy theories regarding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the World Trade Center controlled demolition conspiracy theory, denying that the September 11 attacks were foreign terrorist attacks and claiming they were instead staged by the U.S. government. He has also said that the 7 July 2005 London bombings were an "inside job" and propagated rumours about the likelihood of a nuclear attack on the London Olympics in 2012.