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The Astounding Heresy on Original Sin in Benedict XVI’s 1986 Book In the Beginning

 

By Bro. Peter Dimond, O.S.B.

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*This is from my continuing study of Benedict XVI’s books.  For those who don’t know, Benedict XVI is Joseph Ratzinger.

 

In the Beginning by “Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger, 1986

 

Since there are so many heresies from Benedict XVI, I have limited myself to including only those heresies that are truly noteworthy.

 

HERESIES IN IN THE BEGINNING:

- BENEDICT XVI TEACHES THAT THE TERM “ORIGINAL SIN” IS FALSE

- OTHER QUOTES OF INTEREST FROM IN THE BEGINNING

 

BENEDICT XVI TEACHES THAT THE TERM “ORIGINAL SIN” IS FALSE

 

“Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger, In the Beginning, 1986, p. 72: “In the Genesis story that we are considering, still a further characteristic of sin is described.  Sin is not spoken of in general as an abstract possibility but as a deed, as the sin of a particular person, Adam, who stands at the origin of humankind and with whom the history of sin begins.  The account tells us that sin begets sin, and that therefore all the sins of history are interlinked.  Theology refers to this state of affairs by the certainly misleading and imprecise term ‘original sin.’”

 

Benedict XVI says that the term original sin is “certainly misleading and imprecise.”  This means that the term “original sin” is inaccurate and false, since it misleads people and is imprecise.  This is an astounding heresy!  The Council of Trent promulgated an infallible, dogmatic “Decree on Original Sin,” in which it used that term no fewer than four times (besides the title to the Decree). 

 

Pope Paul III, Council of Trent, Sess. 5, Decree on Original Sin: “…the sacred ecumenical and general Synod of Trent… has established, confesses, and declares the following concerning original sin:…”

 

To state that an infallible, dogmatic Decree of the Catholic Church is “certainly misleading and imprecise” is formal heresy; and this is exactly what Benedict XVI teaches above by his astoundingly heretical statement.

 

OTHER QUOTES OF INTEREST FROM IN THE BEGINNING

 

“Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger, In the Beginning, 1986, p. 50: “All of this is well and good, one might say, but is it not ultimately disproved by our scientific knowledge of how the human being evolved from the animal kingdom?  Now, more reflective spirits have long been aware that there is no either-or here.  We cannot say: creation or evolution, inasmuch as these two things respond to two different realities.  The story of the dust of the earth and the breath of God, which we just heard, does not in fact explain how human persons come to be but rather what they are.  It explains their inmost origin and casts light on the project that they are.  And, vice versa, the theory of evolution seeks to understand and describe biological developments.  But in so doing it cannot explain where the ‘project’ of human persons comes from, nor their inner origin, nor their particular nature.  To that extent we are faced here with two complementary – rather than mutually exclusive – realities.’”

 

This means that we cannot say no to evolution and yes to creation; we have to say yes to both, since they are complementary, rather than mutually exclusive.

 

A HERETIC CANNOT BE A VALID POPE

                   

It is a proven fact that Ratzinger (now Benedict XVI) is a non-Catholic heretic.  The Catholic Church teaches that a heretic cannot be validly elected Pope, since a heretic is not a member of the Catholic Church.  Ratzinger, who is now Benedict XVI, is a non-Catholic Antipope whose election was utterly null and void.

 

Pope Paul IV, Bull Cum ex Apostolatus Officio, Feb. 15, 1559: “6. In addition, [by this Our Constitution, which is to remain valid in perpetuity We enact, determine, decree and define:-] that if ever at any time it shall appear that any Bishop, even if he be acting as an Archbishop, Patriarch or Primate; or any Cardinal of the aforesaid Roman Church, or, as has already been mentioned, any legate, or even the Roman Pontiff, prior to his promotion or his elevation as Cardinal or Roman Pontiff, has deviated from the Catholic Faith or fallen into some heresy:

(i) the promotion or elevation, even if it shall have been uncontested and by the unanimous assent of all the Cardinals, shall be null, void and worthless
;
(ii) it shall not be possible for it to acquire validity (nor for it to be said that it has thus acquired validity) through the acceptance of the office, of consecration, of subsequent authority, nor through possession of administration, nor through the putative enthronement of a Roman Pontiff, or Veneration, or obedience accorded to such by all, nor through the lapse of any period of time in the foregoing situation;
(iii) it shall not be held as partially legitimate in any way

 (vi) those thus promoted or elevated shall be deprived automatically, and without need for any further declaration, of all dignity, position, honour, title, authority, office and power….

10. No one at all, therefore, may infringe this document of our approbation, re-introduction, sanction, statute and derogation of wills and decrees, or by rash presumption contradict it. If anyone, however, should presume to attempt this, let him know that he is destined to incur the wrath of Almighty God and of the blessed Apostles, Peter and Paul.

Given in Rome at Saint Peter's in the year of the Incarnation of the Lord 1559, 15th February, in the fourth year of our Pontificate.

+ I, Paul, Bishop of the Catholic Church…”

 

St. Robert Bellarmine: “A pope who is a manifest heretic automatically (per se) ceases to be pope and head, just as he ceases automatically to be a Christian and a member of the Church.  Wherefore, he can be judged and punished by the Church.  This is the teaching of all the ancient Fathers who teach that manifest heretics immediately lose all jurisdiction.” (De Romano Pontifice, II, 30)

 

The Catholic Encyclopedia, “Papal Elections,” 1914, Vol. 11, p. 456: "Of course, the election of a heretic, schismatic, or female [as Pope] would be null and void."

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