It follows traditions that nullify the words of the Lord, much like the Pharisees and Sadducees of the Sanhedrin, that Jesus had to contend with. All cults go around God's words as the highest and final authority, and you have to take the interpretations of the Magisterium or whomever else is doing the interpretation and read the Scriptures out of their true context. Jehovah's Witnesses do that with their Watchtower publications magazines, Joseph Smith's additional Mormon books...etc... nothing new.. Do a comparison study. Crack open the Bible, and read it, and compare its teachings to the Roman Catholic church's teachings. Try 1 and 2 Peter, since they say Peter is their pope.