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Public letter to the Pontiff [III] [!] Throughout the human cities of Arcas one could see several notes hung on houses, doors, churches, palaces and in the different squares. And each time one was ripped down another five were hung up on the same place. It read the following: “I write a third letter to you, your holiness; In this letter, I wish to discuss marriage in my letter to you. I said in my first letter it is stated in the Holy Scrolls in the Canticle of Temperance: ‘9) So I am the Most High, and in pursuit of My Virtue, I bid my faithful this: You shall not lie with your kin, nor those of other tribes, and none shall lie together but in holy union.’ Horen married Julia and invented the sacrament of Matrimony. But before Horen and Julia could have been married, the first man and woman must have had sex. They couldn’t have been married as they existed before the first sacraments. Even if matrimony is exclusively heterosexual, monogamous relationships between people of the same sex fall under holy union. The sacraments of matrimony have traditionally been confined to men and women but tradition does not mean that there is only one singular type of holy union, evidenced in the marriage of man and woman before the sacraments’ existence. What is holy union exactly? One could argue that holy union can mean more than just a marriage between a man and a woman but also to that of a union between those of the same sex. The absence of recorded marriages between members of the same-sex does not mean that unions between the same-sexes are unholy. I assert that there may have been many unions between members of the same sex which had not officiated explicitly in the sacrament of matrimony as a result of this false interpretation. These unofficiated marriages were nevertheless neither sinful nor contrary to the Scrolls for if God had not wished for same sexes to be joined in holy union he would have clearly stated so as he does with that which he deems as unholy. I conclude that holy union is a union blessed by God in any way or form. If God meant marriage between a man and a woman, the sacraments would have clearly excluded same-sex relationships from being held through holy union and matrimony.” Signed, God’s Faithful Daughter
Public letter to the Pontiff [II] [!] Throughout the human cities of Arcas one could see several notes hung on houses, doors, churches, palaces and in the different squares. And each time one was ripped down another five were hung up on the same place. It read the following: “I write another letter to you your holiness, For I have heard the talk that my last one had created. I have heard how some spoke harshly about the letter, while others had spoke sympathetically about it. Others had failed to understand as a result of their inexperience. I come to you now with a few questions that I wish to divulge with yourself, my holiness. Why would a just God create these feelings if they were not to be acted upon by his creation?. God created me with a love for women, so why can I not act on this due to the will of his own holy likeness on Earth? God created many different forms of love like that of platonic love, romantic love and sexual love. So he must have created the love I feel as well. If Iblees only corrupts and destroys, then he cannot create this love that I feel; It is, truly, only God who can create pure love.” Signed, God’s Faithful Daughter
Public letter to the Pontiff [!] Throughout the human cities of Arcas one could see several notes hung on houses, doors, churches, palaces and in the different squares. And each time one was ripped down another five were hung up on the same place. It read the following: “I write this to the pontiff in my quest for answers. Long have I prayed for God to fix me, for I am different you see. The feelings I should have for a man I have for women. But I can no longer believe this to be Iblees’ work. For why is it that when I pray to God to free me of Iblees’ grip nothing changes? Why is it that when I pray to God I remain the same? It must be because God made me this way. He wants for me to love women the way I love men. For if not I would have already been free of evil after my years of praying. What if we have been wrong all these years? Maybe it is not a sin after all to be homosexual. God loves us anyways does he not? Maybe God did not say that it was wrong, but instead that it was not wise? As it would lead to more children. But he never meant that it was a sin. And that it was just we that misunderstood him? And as stated in the Holy Scrolls in the Canticle of Temperance: 5) And as I made for you the worldly pleasures, so too have I made the pleasures of the spirit, and the love of the husband and wife. 9) So I am the Most High, and in pursuit of My Virtue, I bid my faithful this: You shall not lie with your kin, nor those of other tribes, and none shall lie together but in holy union. It says “in the love of the husband and wife” yet it does not state “for only a husband and his wife”. This interpretation can be argued that yes it is implied but never outrightly stated that God is against it. For he outrightly states and makes clear that one shall not lie with another unless in holy union. Yet no mention of a homosexual couple or that it is a sin or wrong. So perhaps God is telling us that he sees it as unwise, but he is not against it? Or perhaps he meant that one can have the love of a husband or a wife even if you are homosexual. So I beg of you to ask God for a new sign. Ask him his thoughts on the matter, make him explain. You are God’s voice are you not?” Signed, God’s Faithful Daughter
APOSTOLIC UNIVERSITY OF ST. PONTIFF SIXTUS IV authorized with the blessing of His Holiness, JAMES II PREAMBLE The apostolic University of Saint High Pontiff Sixtus IV stems from great tradition and education of past ecclesiastical colleges. It is officially recognized by canon law of the Church of the Canon. The University is licensed by our Holy Mother Church to grant ecclesiastical degrees to graduates in: Theology Canon Law Ecclesiastical Philosophy Herbalism Elixism Church History Furthermore, each student of the Apostolic University may not only graduate in one of the aforementioned subjects, but also complete a military exercise and training with the Palatine Order. It is there the initiates are tested to their limits and capabilities in serving our Holy Mother Church by bearing arms. EDUCATION AND DEGREES Within the University, students have a huge array of knowledge available to them. Such ranging from direct ecclesiastical assistance from the shepherds of the faith, to the palatine library and its books. The University follows a strict set of code in accordance with the life and legacy of Saint Pontiff Sixtus IV. Furthermore, the students' education is divided into 3 different degrees. All ranging between the available subjects within the University. An academic degree is a qualification awarded to students upon successful completion of a course of study in higher education within the University of Saint Sixtus. The most common undergraduate degree is the bachelor's degree , yet there are lower level higher education qualifications that are also titled degrees. Those degrees are; Graduate - A student who graduated within a subject after 2 years of study. Bachelor - A student who graduated within a subject after 3 years of study. Magister - A student who graduated within a subject after 4 years of study. Doctore - A student who graduated within a subject after 6 years of study. Every passing year of a class, the students are required to take an exam on their level of knowledge of their respective subject. Once passed the test, the student is then handed their degree and graduates from the University. On the other hand, students who fail their exam are required to repeat a year of study and retake the exam upon completion of the repeated year. STAFF The University of Saint Sixtus has a wide array of staff to tutor the students with the best extent of their knowledge. The Professors of the University are highly educated and have at least a Magister degree within the subject they teach. Teachers may provide instruction in Theology, Canon Law, Ecclesiastical Philosophy, Herbalism, Elixism and Church History, on the accordance of them having graduated the University with the title of Magister or Doctore. Formal teaching tasks include preparing lessons according to agreed curricula, giving lessons, and assessing pupil progress. A teacher's professional duties may extend beyond formal teaching. Outside of the classroom teachers may accompany students on field trips, supervise study halls, help with the organization of school functions, and serve as supervisors for extracurricular activities. JOINING THE UNIVERSITY To join the University of Saint Sixtus, one must fill out the following application forms to be accepted! Name: Age: Race: Birthplace: Subject/s: Signed Holy Sir Johan Vuiller Horens Giant & Cardinal Aquila. Knight-Regent of the Holy Palatinate of Aquila Head of House Vuiller Knight of the Black Sepulchre & Cardinal Judge Headmaster at the University of St. Sixtus Protector of the Church of the Canon and its faithful