Brother Michael Dimond
Francis’ Recent Heresies
Francis’ “homily” on November 1, 2016:
“… create bonds of unity and fellowship between Christians. One very eloquent sign of this is that here in your country, marked as it is by the coexistence of quite different peoples, we are jointly commemorating the fifth centenary of the Reformation. The saints bring about change through meekness of heart.”
A heretic (such as Antipope Francis) commemorates the Protestant “Reformation”. True Catholic popes condemn the Protestant “Reformation”.
Pope Pius XI, Rerum omnium perturbationem (# 4), Jan. 26, 1923: “… the heresies begotten by the [Protestant] Reformation. It is in these heresies that we discover the beginnings of that apostasy of mankind from the Church, the sad and disastrous effects of which are deplored, even to the present hour, by every fair mind.”
Francis’ November 1, 2016 in-flight question and answer session with journalists during return flight from Sweden:
Austin Ivereigh: “Thank you, Holy Father. This autumn has been marked by many ecumenical meetings with the traditional Churches: Orthodox, Anglican, and now the Lutheran Church. Yet the majority of Protestants in the world today are part of the Evangelical, Pentecostal tradition… I understand that on the Vigil of Pentecost next year there will be an event at Circus Maximus to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Charismatic Renewal. You have had many initiatives – perhaps a first for a Pope… with Evangelical leaders. What happened with those initiatives, and what is it you hope to achieve at the meeting next year? Thank you.
Francis: With these initiatives… I would say there were two kinds of initiative. One was when I went to the charismatic church in Caserta and along the same lines when I was in Turin and visited the Waldensian church. It was an initiative of reparation and to ask forgiveness because Catholics… part of the Catholic Church, did not act in a Christian way towards them. There it was necessary to ask for forgiveness and for wounds to be healed. The other initiative was dialogue, and this began in Buenos Aires. There, for example, we had meetings at Luna Park, which can hold 7,000 people. Three meetings of Evangelicals and Catholics in the context of the Charismatic Renewal, but also open… Events that lasted all day: a pastor would preach, an Evangelical bishop, a Catholic priest or bishop, alternating… You mentioned about the celebration organized by the ICCRS [International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services], the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Charismatic Renewal, which was ecumenical from the outset, and so it will be ecumenical in that sense… It will be celebrated in the Circus Maximus. I am due – if God lets me live that long – to give a talk there.”
Francis feels that it’s necessary to ask heretics for forgiveness. He also speaks about an upcoming celebration of the heretical “Charismatic Renewal”. The “Charismatic Renewal” engages in such heretical activities as “ecumenical” meetings between Protestants and “Catholics”. As Francis points out, at these meetings an “Evangelical bishop” and a “Catholic priest or bishop” will take turns preaching to the people. This is the kind of activity that Antipope Francis’ Protestant Vatican II sect carries out.
Francis’ November 3, 2016 address “to representatives of different religions” during an “interreligious audience”:
“The Church increasingly desires to adopt this way of life, also as part of her ‘duty to foster unity and charity’ among all men and women (Nostra Aetate, 1). The religions are likewise called to this way of life, in order to be, particularly in our own day, messengers of peace and builders of communion… This is pleasing to God and constitutes an urgent task, responding not only to today’s needs but above all to the summons to love which is the soul of all authentic religion… this is a summons rising from the heart of every genuine religious tradition… May this be the path we take. May we reject the aimless paths of disagreement and closed-mindedness. May it never happen again that the religions, because of the conduct of some of their followers, convey a distorted message… May there instead be fostered everywhere the peaceful encounter of believers and genuine religious freedom. Here, our responsibility before God, humanity and the future is great; it calls for unremitting effort, without dissimulation. It is a call that challenges us, a path to be taken together, for the good of all, and with hope. May the religions be wombs of life, bearing the merciful love of God to a wounded and needy humanity; may they be doors of hope helping to penetrate the walls erected by pride and fear. Thank you.”
Francis says that false religions are “messengers of peace and builders of communion”. According to Francis, false religions are “called” by God to help humanity. This is demonic. The truth is that those who follow non-Catholic religions are called to renounce their false beliefs and accept the Catholic faith. But as anyone can see, this is not what Francis teaches. Contrary to what Antipope Francis teaches, there is only one genuine religious Tradition: the Catholic religion. Non-Catholic religions are a distorted, false message of salvation that lead to eternal damnation. Francis calls those who embrace false religions “believers”. He tells the leaders of those religions that they have a great responsibility to guide humanity. He also identifies false religions as “wombs of life” and “doors of hope”. He is a total apostate.
Francis’ November 10, 2016 discourse on “Christian unity” to “the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity”:
“… unity is not uniformity… unity is not absorption. Christian unity does not imply an ecumenism ‘in reverse’, by which some might deny their own history of faith; nor does it tolerate proselytism, which is, rather, a poison for the journey of ecumenism.”
Unity is uniformity. Unity means oneness. Francis then says that unity is not attempting to convert non-Catholics to the Catholic faith. Francis declares that non-Catholics should not deny their “history of faith”. He ends his heretical discourse by asserting that the effort to convert non-Catholics to the Catholic faith is a “poison”.
Francis’ November 11, 2016 address:
“We need peace in the Church; all of the Churches need peace; all religions need to grow in peace, because all religions are messengers of peace, but they must grow in peace. Help them, each of you within your own religion.”
Francis believes that Islam and Satanism “are messengers of peace” because, according to him, “all religions are messengers of peace”.
Francis’ November 17, 2016 interview with the newspaper Avvenire:
Question: “How do you live out your own ecumenical commitment in meetings with brothers from other Christian Churches?”
Francis: “I live it out in a deep sense of brotherhood. You can feel it. Jesus is right there with us. They are all brothers to me. We bless one another – one brother blessing another. When I went from Lesvos to Greece with Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Hieronymus of Athens to meet with refugees, we truly felt as one. We were one. One! When I went to Fanar in Istanbul to meet with Patriarch Bartholomew for the Feast of Saint Andrew it was a wonderful celebration. In Georgia I met with Patriarch Ilia, who had not gone to Crete for the Orthodox council. The spiritual affinity I felt with him was very deep. I felt like I was in the presence of a saint, like a man of God had taken me by the hand and told me many beautiful things as much with his gestures as with his words. These Patriarchs are true monks. You can see that behind the conversation they are men of prayer. Kiril is a man of prayer, as well as the Coptic Patriarch Tawadros whom I met while entering the chapel. He was taking off his shoes and preparing to pray. A year ago, Patriarch Daniel of Romania gave me a Spanish translation of Saint Sylvester on Mount Athos, whose biography I first read when I was still in Buenos Aires: ‘pray for men and shed your own blood’. The saints unite us in the Church by bringing her mystery to life. We are fellow sojourners with our Orthodox brothers. We love one another. We have the same concerns. They even come here to study with us.”
Comment: Francis lavishes praises upon the leaders of notoriously heretical and schismatic “Churches”. Francis proclaims that he receives “blessings” from them, and that he is one with them. To Francis, they are men of God and saints, even though they reject Catholicism.
Question: “You have already made much progress with the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, a Successor of the Apostle Andrew, as evidenced by the joint declarations you have made with him. I imagine that the love that transformed the life of the Apostles sustained you in this: Peter and Andrew were brothers.”
Francis: “This is Bartholomew: a man who was able to carry forth the Great Orthodox Council despite all the difficulties, to speak theology at a high level…”
Question: “Why was it so important to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation in Sweden? Was it a big step forward?”
Francis: “The meeting with the Lutheran Church in Lund was a further step in the ecumenical journey that began 50 years ago with the Lutheran-Catholic theological dialogue, culminating in the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification signed in 1999…”
Question: “You also said to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow that ‘unity is achieved by walking forward’, that ‘unity will not come about as a miracle in the end; walking together is already unity’. You repeat this often. But what does this mean?”
Francis: “… unity is a grace that one must ask for, and it’s also why I say that every form of proselytism among Christians is sinful. The Church never grows through proselytism… Proselytism among Christians itself is therefore a serious sin for Christians.”
Francis: “Because it contradicts the very dynamic by which we become and remain Christians. The Church is not a soccer team in search of fans.”
Question: “What means, therefore, are to be used in the quest for unity?”
Francis: “Fully engaging in the process rather than just taking up space is also key in the ecumenical journey. At this moment in history, unity must be pursued in three ways: by performing works of charity together, by praying together, and by acknowledging the common confession as expressed in the common martyrion (witness) received in the name of Christ: in the ecumenism of blood. It is there that the Evil One makes no mistake in this. And these are all expressions of visible unity. Praying together is something visible. Performing works of charity together is something visible. Sharing martyrdom in the name of Christ is something visible.”
Comment: Francis says that any form of attempting to convert a non-Catholic who claims to be Christian to the Catholic faith is sinful. Francis declares that anyone who attempts to convert those non-Catholics to the Catholic faith commits “a serious sin” (a mortal sin)! Francis also once again encourages the mortally sinful activity of praying with non-Catholics. Francis also promotes the non-Catholic “martyrs” heresy (which he teaches all the time). He says the “martyrdom” of heretics manifests the “visible unity” of the Church. Francis believes the “visible Church” includes non-Catholic sects that claim to be Christian. That is heresy. The visible Church is only manifest in the Catholic Church and the true Catholic faithful.
Francis’ November 30, 2016 message to “Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople”:
“To His Holiness Bartholomaios
Archbishop of Constantinople
It gives me great joy, Your Holiness, to renew the tradition of sending a delegation to the solemn celebration of the feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle, patron of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, in order to convey my best wishes to you, my beloved brother in Christ, as well as to the members of the Holy Synod, the clergy and all the faithful gathered… I recall with great fondness our recent meeting in Assisi with other Christians and representatives of religious traditions gathered… Our gathering was a joyful opportunity to deepen our friendship, which finds expression in shared vision regarding the great questions that affect the life of the Church and of all society… I renew my best wishes for peace, health, and abundant blessings upon you and all those entrusted to your care.”
Francis commemorates the apostate gathering in Assisi. He also calls the heretical and schismatic leader “Your Holiness”, the schismatic Synod “Holy”, and schismatics “the faithful”. Francis also claims that God has entrusted souls to the “care” of a notorious schismatic.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, November 4, 2016, p. 8.
 The Papal Encyclicals, Vol. 3 (1903-1939), p. 242.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, November 11, 2016, pp. 4-5.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, November 11, 2016, p. 9.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, November 18, 2016, pp. 3-4.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, November 18, 2016, p. 5.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, December 2, 2016, pp. 6-7.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, December 2, 2016, p. 11.