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Facts which demolish the “No independent priest today has Jurisdiction” Position; Was the most powerful “Cardinal” in America after Vatican II a secret Satanist?...; Examining the Theological Status of Heliocentrism and Geocentrism and the Devastating Problems this creates for Baptism of Desire Arguments; The staggering implications of Benedict XVI’s new blatant heresy on limbo; Sean Hannity’s revealing encounter with Novus Ordo “priest”; ...Benedict XVI prays ecumenical Vespers with Protestants and schismatics and says he loves the Orthodox Church [PHOTO]…; Benedict XVI’s recent retraction of his quote against Islam is one of the most revealing heresies he has uttered… New Points from Pius XI on canonizations which are quite devastating to the heretical Vatican II sect and false traditionalists; Protestant pastor dies trying to walk on water – a case of spiritual blindness; Some comments on Mel Gibson’s scandalous outburst…;St. Anthony Messenger’s Special Issue on Vatican II strikingly confirms Vatican II’s real meaning and teaching;

 

About this website: defending the Catholic faith, exposing the Vatican II Counter Church and more [link to section]

 

Catholic churches taken over by Vatican II antipopes [link to section]

 

Refuting Protestantism from the Bible and Eastern "Orthodoxy" (audios and articles) [link to section]

 

Get a Catholic Bible [link to section]

 

Traditional Catholic Audio Programs [link to section]

 

Archived Catholic Radio Programs (Debate) [link to section]

The Great Apostasy and a counterfeit Church predicted in Catholic prophecy

The New Testament and Catholic prophecy paint a picture of the last days as a massive spiritual deception aimed to deceive those who intend to practice the true faith (the Catholic Faith), and which leaves the Earth with almost no one maintaining the true faith.

Our Lady of La Salette, Sept. 19, 1846: “Rome will lose the Faith and become the seat of the Anti-Christ… the Church will be in eclipse.”

Luke 18:8- “But yet the Son of man, when he cometh, shall he find, think you, faith on Earth?”

 

The Great Apostasy and a counterfeit Church predicted in the New Testament and in Catholic Prophecy [PDF]

 

In the Gospel, Our Lord Jesus Christ not only informs us that in the last days the true faith would hardly be found on the Earth, but that “in the holy place” itself there will be “the abomination of desolation” (Mt. 24:15), and a deception so profound that, if it were possible, even the elect would be deceived (Mt. 24:24).  St. Paul says that the man of sin will sit “in the temple of God” (2 Thess. 2:4).  The Apocalypse describes in detail the Whore of Babylon, a false bride (i.e. a Counter Church) which arises in the last days in the city of seven hills (Rome) and which spreads spiritual fornication all over the Earth.  The fact that the last days are characterized by a spiritual deception intending to ensnare Catholics proves, rather than disproves, the authenticity of the Catholic Church. 

 

Is the Vatican II sect the Whore of Babylon prophesied in the Apocalypse?

(This article gives the stunning evidence that the Vatican II sect, a counterfeit Church which opposes the true Catholic Church in the last days, is the Whore of Babylon prophesied in Apocalypse chapters 17 and 18)

 

Pope Leo XIII’s supernatural experience and Original Prayer to St. Michael predicting apostasy in Rome in the last days [PDF File]

 

Matthew 24:15- “When therefore you shall see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place: he that readeth let him understand.”

 

Matthew 24:24-25- “For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect.  Behold I have told it to you, beforehand.”

 

On this point, also see the section on Fatima

 

Benedict XVI (The Heresies of Benedict XVI File) [link to section]

 

John Paul II (manifest heretic who claimed to be pope 1978-2005) [link to section]

 

Vatican II - false council [link to section]

 

The Invalid New Mass vs. the true Latin Mass [link to section]

 

The New Rite of Ordination

 

Why the New Rite of Ordination is Invalid [PDF File]

(This article explains why the New Rite of Ordination – which was instituted by Paul VI on June 18, 1968 after Vatican II – is not valid.)

 

The New Rite of Consecration of Bishops

 

The New Rite of Consecration of Bishops [PDF file]

(This article explains the changes that Paul VI made to the rite of consecrating bishops after Vatican II.)

 

The Changes to the Other Sacraments

 

The Changes to the Other Sacraments [PDF file]

(This article explains the changes that Paul VI made to the rites of Baptism, Confirmation, Confession, Marriage and Extreme Unction after Vatican II.)

 

John Paul I (manifest heretic who claimed to be Pope for 33 days in 1978)

 

The Scandals and Heresies of John Paul I [PDF file]

Paul VI (manifest heretic who claimed to be Pope 1963-1978) [link to section]

 

John XXIII (manifest heretic who claimed to be Pope 1958-1963)

 

The Scandals and Heresies of John XXIII [PDF File]

(This article also contains numerous photos)

 

New John XXIII Photos

 

*According to the Grand Master of Italian Freemasonry, John XXIII was initiated into a Masonic Lodge in Turkey before he became “pope.”  John XXIII was a radical heretic who was suspected of Modernism as far back as 1926.  He was frequently seen fraternizing with Communists and other radicals who hate the Catholic Church.  He was the man who had the “inspiration” to call Vatican II and get the major part of the Great Apostasy rolling.  John XXIII has all the marks of a conspirator on him, and much evidence indicates that he was not the first to be elected in the 1958 conclave (see the Siri article).  After his death, John XXIII was praised by Freemasons and Communists as a great liberal and a revolutionary who supported their ideals – the former even labeled his encyclical Pacem in Terris “a vigorous statement of Masonic doctrine.”  John XXIII was a manifest heretic and a non-Catholic antipope.

 

Sedevacantism – the Chair of Peter is Empty

 

* There have been 260 valid popes in Church history and more than 40 antipopes.  There have been more than 200 papal vacancies (periods without a pope).  The facts available on this website prove that the last five men who have claimed be popes have been and are antipopes.*

 

Pope Paul IV's Apostolic Constitution Cum ex Apostolatus Officio (Pope Paul IV solemnly declares that a heretic cannot be validly elected pope, even with the unanimous consent of the cardinals)

The Catholic Teaching that a heretic cannot be a valid pope [PDF file]

Responses to 19 of the Most Common Objections Against Sedevacantism [PDF file]

The Great Western Schism (1378-1417) and what it teaches us about the post-Vatican II apostasy - Massive confusion, multiple antipopes, antipopes in Rome, an antipope recognized by all the cardinals; The Great Western Schism proves that a line of antipopes at the heart of the post-Vatican II crisis is absolutely possible-

The Cardinal Siri Elections in Brief - relating to the Papal Conclaves and Invalid Elections of John XXIII [1958] and Paul VI [1963]

 

St. Robert Bellarmine, De Romano Pontifice, II, 30:
"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."

 

St. Francis De Sales (17th century), Doctor of the Church, The Catholic Controversy, pp. 305-306 :  "Now when he [the Pope] is explicitly a heretic, he falls ipso facto from his dignity and out of the Church..."

St. Antoninus (1459): "In the case in which the pope would become a heretic, he would find himself, by that fact alone and without any other sentence, separated from the Church.  A head separated from a body cannot, as long as it remains separated, be head of the same body from which it was cut off.  A pope who would be separated from the Church by heresy, therefore, would by that very fact itself cease to be head of the Church.  He could not be a heretic and remain pope, because, since he is outside of the Church, he cannot possess the keys of the Church." (Summa Theologica, cited in Actes de Vatican I. V. Frond pub.)

Outside the Catholic Church There is No Salvation [link to section]

 

The Catholic Church’s enemies, Communists and Freemasons, made an organized effort to infiltrate her

 

The Catholic Church's enemies, Communists and Freemasons, made an organized effort to infiltrate her [PDF]

 

A complete list of Antipopes in History

 

A complete list of the 42 antipopes in Church history [PDF]

(In Catholic history there have been 260 valid popes, starting with St. Peter, and 42 antipopes – that is, men who claimed to be true popes but were not)

The Catholic Teaching that a heretic cannot be a valid pope [PDF file]

The Great Western Schism (1378-1417) and what it teaches us about the post-Vatican II apostasy - Massive confusion, multiple antipopes, antipopes in Rome, an antipope recognized by all the cardinals; The Great Western Schism proves that a line of antipopes at the heart of the post-Vatican II crisis is absolutely possible-

 

Traditional Catholic Calendar and Fast Days [link to section]

 

Fatima (the sign, the miracle, the Consecration of Russia, the False Sr. Lucy) [link to section]

 

The Vatican II sect vs. the Catholic Church on partaking in non-Catholic worship

 

The Vatican II sect vs. the Catholic Church on partaking in non-Catholic worship

(This article shows that the Vatican II sect now officially recommends what the true popes of the Catholic Church forbade under pain of mortal sin)

 

The Massive Sex Scandal among the Vatican II/Novus Ordo “priests”

 

The Massive Sex Scandal among the Vatican II/Novus Ordo "priests" [PDF File]

 

The Seminaries of the Vatican II sect are unspeakable cesspools of homosexuality and heresy

 

The Seminaries of the Vatican II sect are unspeakable cesspools of homosexuality and heresy [PDF File]

 

The Vatican II sect’s various ways of promoting idolatry and the worship of man

 

The Vatican II sect promotes idolatry by its general worship of man, by its particular worship of man in the New Mass, and by its promotion of idolatrous religions [PDF File]

 

The Deplorable State of “Catholic” Colleges and Universities

 

The Deplorable State of "Catholic" Colleges and Universities [PDF File]

 

The Deplorable State of “Catholic” Parochial and High Schools

 

The Deplorable State of "Catholic" Parochial and High Schools [PDF File]

 

One can be pro-abortion and part of the Vatican II sect at the same time

 

One can be pro-abortion and part of the Vatican II sect at the same time [PDF File]

 

The Vatican II sect’s religious orders: Totally Apostate

 

The Religious Orders in the Vatican II sect: Totally Apostate [PDF File]

(This article includes a section on the apostasy of Mother Teresa and her religious order, The Missionaries of Charity)

 

The Apostasy of the Hierarchy of the Vatican II sect: is this your hierarchy?

 

The Apostasy of the Hierarchy and prominent members of the Vatican II sect - is this your hierarchy? [PDF File]

(This article covers the astounding heresies and apostasy of the “bishops” and other prominent members of the Vatican II sect – the Counter Church – as well as the Catholic teaching that heretics immediately lose authority in the Catholic Church)

 

The Annulment Fiasco – The Vatican II sect’s De Facto acceptance of Divorce and Remarriage

 

The Annulment Fiasco - The Vatican II sect's De Facto acceptance of Divorce and Remarriage [PDF File]

 

The Idolatry of the Vatican II sect is connected with its rampant homosexuality

 

The Idolatry of the Vatican II sect is connected with its rampant homosexuality [PDF File]

 

The Statistics on the Post-Vatican II Decline

 

The Statistics on the Post-Vatican II Decline [PDF File]

 

Is the Vatican II sect the Whore of Babylon prophesied in the Apocalypse?

This article gives the stunning evidence that the Vatican II sect, a counterfeit Church which opposes the true Catholic Church in the last days, is the Whore of Babylon prophesied in Apocalypse chapters 17 and 18

 

False Apparitions (Divine Mercy, Bayside, Medjugorje) [link to section]

 

Natural Family Planning is Sinful Birth Control

 

Why Natural Family Planning is Sinful Birth Control [PDF File]

(This article proves that so-called Natural Family Planning [NFP] is sinful birth control, and that it contradicts Catholic teaching by subordinating the primary purpose of marriage and the marriage act.  This article doesn’t deal with artificial contraception, which most know is condemned as mortally sinful in Catholic teaching.)

 

The Joint Declaration with the Lutherans on Justification

 

The Vatican II sect's Protestant Revolution: the 1999 Joint Declaration with the Lutherans on Justification [PDF File]

 

Concerning those who reject the Vatican II religion but accept the Vatican II antipopes

 

Concerning those who reject the Vatican II religion but accept the Vatican II antipopes [PDF File]

 

EWTN and the Charismatic Movement [link to section]

This section covers some of the main problems and heresies with EWTN and its foundress, Mother Angelica

 

Some Basic Truths and Facts that Catholics must know

 

Since very few still have the faith and even fewer preach it, there is a widespread ignorance of even the basic truths of the Catholic Faith in our day. 

 

Pope Benedict XIV, Cum Religiosi (# 4), June 26, 1754:

“See to it that every minister performs carefully the measures laid down by the holy Council of Trent… that confessors should perform this part of their duty whenever anyone stands at their tribunal who does not know what he must by necessity of means know to be saved…”

 

We will now review some of them:

 

The Trinity and the Incarnation

 

There is one God in Three Divine Persons (Father, Son and Holy Ghost).  The Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Ghost is God; yet they are not three gods, but One God.  The Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, the Son of God, assumed a human nature and became man from the flesh of the Virgin Mary.  Our Lord Jesus Christ is one Divine Person with two natures: divine and human.  He is God and man.  The Trinity (One God: Father, Son and Holy Ghost) and the Incarnation are the two most essential mysteries of the Catholic Faith which no one above reason can be ignorant of and be saved.  

 

St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica:  After grace had been revealed, both the learned and simple folk are bound to explicit faith in the mysteries of Christ, chiefly as regards those which are observed throughout the Church, and publicly proclaimed, such as the articles which refer to the Incarnation, of which we have spoken above.”

 

Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica:  “And consequently, when once grace had been revealed, all were bound to explicit faith in the mystery of the Trinity.

 

All who die in mortal sin will go to Hell

 

Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, Letentur coeli,” Sess. 6, July 6, 1439, ex cathedra: “We define also that… the souls of those who depart this life in actual mortal sin, or in original sin alone, go straightaway to Hell, but to undergo punishments of different kinds.”

 

Catholics must also know that all who die in mortal sin will go to Hell forever.  Mortal sins include: murder, fornication (i.e. sexual acts outside of marriage or acts leading up to sex outside of marriage), lying, drunkenness, consenting to impure thoughts, masturbation, looking at pornography, adultery, cheating, taking God’s name in vain, birth control (NFP) or artificial contraception, assisting the propagation of heresy, funding heretics, dishonoring the Sabbath, breaking the commandments, etc.  If someone were to commit a mortal sin and then go to Confession, he must have the firm resolution never to commit the sin again.  This is called the firm purpose of amendment.  If a person commits a mortal sin and doesn’t have the firm purpose of amendment when he goes to Confession, he commits a sacrilege and the Confession is invalid.  Most souls go to Hell because of sins of the flesh.  Those who are committing sins of the flesh need to stop immediately if they don’t want to perish forever in the fires of Hell.

 

St. Alphonsus on the damnation of the impure: "Continue, O fool, says St. Peter Damian (speaking to the unchaste), continue to gratify the flesh; for the day will come in which thy impurities will become as pitch in thy entrails, to increase and aggravate the torments of the flame which will burn thee in Hell: 'The day will come, yea rather the night, when thy lust shall be turned into pitch, to feed in thy bowels the everlasting fire." (Preparation for Death, abridged version, p. 117)

 

What is the Papacy?

 

Many of those who claim to be Catholics also don’t understand the Papacy.  We’ve discovered from experience that many of those who even claim to be “traditional” Catholics don’t even know what the Papacy is.  The Office of the Papacy is the office that Christ instituted in St. Peter (see Mt. 16:18-20; John 21:15-17).  St. Peter was made the chief of the Apostles and visible head of the Church by Jesus Christ.  The Office of St. Peter (the Papacy) is occupied by every true and lawful Bishop of Rome, who becomes a successor to St. Peter in the primacy over the universal (Catholic) Church of Jesus Christ.  This means and guarantees that every time there is a true and valid occupant of the Office he is endowed by Christ with infallibility (in his authoritative and binding teaching capacity, not in everything he says or teaches); he is endowed with supreme jurisdiction over the universal Church; and he is the visible head of the Church.  That remains true for every true and lawful occupant of the Papal Office.  Those teachings proclaimed by the popes in history with their binding authority (such as the Council of Trent or the Council of Florence or a solemn Papal Bull on faith, etc.) constitute the deposit of faith – the unchangeable teachings to which Catholics must submit, and on which they base what they believe as the faithful transmission of the teaching of Scripture and Tradition.  The Papacy doesn’t mean that the Church will have a true pope at all times, as Church history and more than 200 papal vacancies prove, nor does it mean that antipopes reigning from Rome are an impossibility (such as Antipope Anacletus II, who reigned in Rome from 1130-1138) – as is the case today. 

Very few are Saved and most of the world, including most Catholics, are damned

Catholics must also understand that few are saved.  Our Lord Jesus Christ revealed that the road to Heaven is straight and narrow and few find it, while the road to Hell is wide and taken by most (Mt. 7:13). 

Matthew 7:13- “Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat.  How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life, and few there are that find it!”

Luke 13:24- “Strive to enter by the narrow gate; for many, I say to you, shall seek to enter, and shall not be able.”

Scripture also teaches that almost the entire world lies in darkness, so much so that Satan is even called the “prince” (John 12:31) and “god” (2 Cor. 4:3) of this world.

1 John 5:19- “We know that we are of God, and the whole world is seated in wickedness.”

It is the sad fact of history that most people in the world are of bad will and don’t want the truth.  That is why almost the whole world lies in darkness and on the road to perdition.  This has been the case since the beginning.  It was the case when only eight souls (Noe and his family) escaped God’s wrath in the deluge that covered the entire earth, and when the Israelites rejected God’s law and fell into idolatry over and over again. 

The truth is that for those who truly believe in God, accept His full truth (the Catholic Faith), don’t compromise it and want to do the right thing, it’s not hard to reach Heaven.  As Christ said, “My yoke is sweet and My burden light” (Mt. 11:30).  The reason that so few make it is not because it’s that hard, but because they refuse to believe the simple and easy things He has revealed, and do the simple and easy things He has commanded.  Those who do what God wants and believe what He says realize that they are much happier than they were before.

But the sad truth is that almost all people are of bad will.  This is why the saints and Doctors of the Church have consistently taught only a very small percentage of people are saved.  In fact, the saints and Doctors of the Church, even during the ages of faith, taught that most adult Catholics are lost. 

St. Leonard of Port Maurice [A.D. 1676-1751], on the fewness of the saved: “After consulting all the theologians and making a diligent study of the matter, he [Suarez] wrote, ‘The most common sentiment which is held is that, among Christians [Catholics], there are more damned souls than predestined souls.’  Add the authority of the Greek and Latin Fathers to that of the theologians, and you will find that almost all of them say the same thing. This is the sentiment of Saint Theodore, Saint Basil, Saint Ephrem, Saint John Chrysostom. What is more, according to Baronius it was a common opinion among the Greek Fathers that this truth was expressly revealed to Saint Simeon Stylites and that after this revelation, it was to secure his salvation that he decided to live standing on top of a pillar for forty years, exposed to the weather, a model of penance and holiness for everyone.  Now let us consult the Latin Fathers. You will hear Saint Gregory saying clearly, "Many attain to faith, but few to the heavenly kingdom." Saint Anselm declares, "There are few who are saved." Saint Augustine states even more clearly, "Therefore, few are saved in comparison to those who are damned."  The most terrifying, however, is Saint Jerome. At the end of his life, in the presence of his disciples, he spoke these dreadful words: "Out of one hundred thousand people whose lives have always been bad, you will find barely one who is worthy of indulgence."

When St. Leonard of Port Maurice uses the term “Christian,” he means Catholics, not heretics.  St. Leonard is repeating the consistent teaching of the Fathers and Doctors: most adult Catholics (not even including the non-Catholic world) are lost.  If this was the sentiment about the salvation of Catholics in the ages of faith, what would they say today?  If you have trouble accepting the truths presented on this website because “it’s just too hard to believe that this many people could be wrong or deceived,” consider the teaching of Our Lord and the saints above.  Consider how much more true the teaching on the fewness of the saved is today:

“Lucia found Jacinta sitting alone, still and very pensive, gazing at nothing.  ‘What are you thinking of, Jacinta?’  ‘Of the war that is going to come.  So many people are going to die.  And almost all of them are going to Hell.’” (Our Lady of Fatima, p. 94; p. 92 in some versions)

Jacinta of Fatima, who had visions of future events, said that of those who would die in World War II almost all of them would go to Hell.

St. Anselm: “If thou wouldst be certain of being in the number of the elect, strive to be one of the few, not of the many.  And if thou wouldst be quite sure of thy salvation, strive to be among the fewest of the few… Do not follow the great majority of mankind, but follow those who enter upon the narrow way, who renounce the world, who give themselves to prayer, and who never relax their efforts by day or by night, that they may attain everlasting blessedness.” (Fr. Martin Von Cochem, The Four Last Things, p. 221.)

Act of Contrition

 

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven, and the pains of hell; but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen.

 

Some Other Articles

       Modern-day priest speaks of how he was condemned to Hell by Jesus Christ for all eternity

       Canonizations Are Infallible  (this article includes a section on the apostasy of Mother Teresa of Calcutta)

       Responding to the heretic Fr. Cekada on NFP

 

Post-Vatican II Church Miscellaneous Photo Gallery

(new pictures: Mother Teresa Worshipping Buddha; and apostate nuns in Santa Fe pray the “Our Father/Our Mother”)

 

Newsletters

        Antipope John Paul II's "Canonization" of Josemaria Escriva Reveals Schism among many "traditionalists"

        A Short Refutation of the Theory of Baptism of Desire!

        Sedevacantism Refuted?

 

Beware: "Traditionalist" Groups and Individuals who teach Heresy [link to section]

 

The Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) [link to section]

 

More Archived Questions

 

 Questions, Answers and Comments

 

Main Question and Answers Archive; Questions and Answers, Fall 2004; Questions and Answers, Summer 2004; Questions and Answers, Spring 2004

 

Book/Article Reviews

The Great Apostasy, not The Great Facade

A Critique of Is Feeneyism Catholic? by Fr. Francois Laisney (SSPX)

       

The New Mass is the Abomination of Desolation

 

The New Mass is the Abomination of Desolation - and the First Four Vatican II Antipopes parallel the Four False High Priests at the time of the Abomination of Desolation in the Machabees

 

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All of this is just a brief introduction to the issue.  For much more information please consult the book:

 

Outside the Catholic Church There is Absolutely No Salvation [pdf file]

(This book answers all of the major objections on the baptism issue and the salvation issue – look through the Table of Contents if you are looking for a particular issue)

 

Important Spiritual Information: The Importance of Praying the Rosary and Devotion to Our Lady [link to section]

 

The Steps to convert to the traditional Catholic Faith and for those leaving the New Mass - Baptism and Conditional Baptism - the Council of Trent's Profession of Faith for Converts  [link to section]

 

Where to go to a Catholic Mass or confession today? [link to section]

An Introduction to False Ecumenism and some comments on Heretical Actions

*Ecumenism is a word that was used before Vatican II to indicate the apostolic endeavor to convert all to Catholicism.  An “ecumenical” Council is a universally binding general Council of the Catholic Church, such as the Council of Trent.  But after Vatican II and as a result of it the term has taken on a new meaning: “ecumenism” now describes the movement to unite with, accept, endorse and/or pray with heretical sects and false religions.

Cardinal Walter Kasper, Prefect of Vatican Council for Promoting Christian Unity: “… today we no longer understand ecumenism in the sense of a return, by which the others would ‘be converted’ and return to being Catholics.  This was expressly abandoned by Vatican II.” (Adista, Feb. 26, 2001)

Kasper was appointed specifically to this post by John Paul II to express his views on this very topic.  This is because John Paul II and Benedict XVI, who both worked closely with Kasper, held the exact same thing. 

Benedict XVI, Address to Protestants at World Youth Day, August 19, 2005: “And we now ask: What does it mean to restore the unity of all Christians?... This unity, we are convinced, indeed subsists in the Catholic Church, without the possibility of ever being lost (Unitatis Redintegratio, nn. 2, 4, etc.); the Church in fact has not totally disappeared from the world.  Other the other hand, this unity does not mean what could be called ecumenism of the return: that is, to deny and to reject one’s own faith history.  Absolutely not!” (L’Osservatore Romano, August 24, 2005, p. 8.)

Here we see Benedict XVI bluntly stating that he absolutely rejects the “ecumenism of the return,” that is, that non-Catholics must reject their own Protestant “faith” and convert to Catholicism for unity!  Benedict XVI boldly repeats the heresy of Kasper, and bluntly rejects the dogmatic teaching contained in Mortalium Animos on the necessity of the ecumenism of “the return” to the Catholic Church!  “Absolutely not!” says Benedict XVI to the idea of Protestants needing to convert!  Benedict XVI couldn’t be more formally heretical.

Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos (#10), Jan. 6, 1928: “… the union of Christians can only be promoted by promoting the return to the one true Church of Christ of those who are separated from it…”

This kind of false ecumenism is the distinguishing feature of the Vatican II apostasy, and it is totally condemned by Catholic teaching.  It makes a complete mockery out of the dogma Outside the Church There is No Salvation (an article of Faith defined many times), the necessity of accepting the dogmas of the Catholic Faith, the martyrs of the Catholic Faith, and Jesus Christ.

Pope Pius XI's Encyclical Mortalium Animos (This encyclical condemns false ecumenism as a total abandonment of the Catholic Faith; see especially #2)

The Vatican II sect and its Antipopes want you to be in communion with Devils

The Catholic Church teaches that there is only one true religion and the rest are false.  The Catholic Church teaches that pagan religions (such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Voodooism, etc.), which worship various “gods,” actually worship demons, since all the gods of the heathen are the devils.

Psalms 95:5- “For all the gods of the Gentiles are devils…”

 

1 Cor. 10:20- “But the things which the heathens sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God.  And I would not that you should be made partakers with devils.”

 

St. Paul says that when the pagans worship their gods they are worshipping devils, and he doesn’t want you to be in communion with devils.  The Vatican II sect, however, endorses these false religions which commit idolatry and worship devils.  This is unspeakably evil; it is a total rejection of the teaching of the Gospel and the Catholic Church, and it is condemned as apostasy by Pope Pius XI in Mortalium Animos.

 

Antipope John Paul II in Buddist Temple

 

At the notorious interfaith “ecumenical prayer gatherings” – the most well-known occurring at Assisi in 1986 and 2002 – religious leaders from all the major false religions were invited to pray alongside John Paul II at a “Catholic” church. 

 

Antipope John Paul II's interreligious meeting with false religions in Assisi gathering in 1986,

 

Each religion was invited to offer its own prayer for peace – blasphemous prayers, for instance, as the Hindu prayer said: “Peace be on all gods.”  But their gods are devils, as we saw above, so peace was being prayed for all the devils (who created these false religions) at the Vatican-sponsored World Day of Prayer for Peace.  The Vatican II religion wants you to be in communion with devils.

 

The Vatican II Sect on Islam

 

Then we have the Vatican II sect’s teaching on the false religion of Islam, which rejects the Holy Trinity and the Divinity of Jesus Christ.  Benedict XVI and John Paul have praised Islam, a false religion of the devil.  Here we see John Paul II in the Temple of infidelity (the mosque), endorsing their false religion.

 

John Paul II in mosque.Antipope John Paul II in mosque.

 

Pope Eugene IV, Council of Basel, Session 19, Sept. 7, 1434:

“Moreover, we trust that with God’s help another benefit will accrue to the Christian commonwealth; because from this union, once it is established, there is hope that very many from the abominable sect of Mahomet will be converted to the Catholic faith.”

 

The Catholic Church teaches that Islam is “an abominable sect” of infidels (unbelievers).  An “abomination” is something that God abhors; it is something that He has no esteem for and no respect for.

 

Pope Clement V, Council of Vienne, 1311-1312:

It is an insult to the holy name and a disgrace to the Christian faith that in certain parts of the world subject to Christian princes where Saracens (i.e., The followers of Islam, also called Muslims) live, sometimes apart, sometimes intermingled with Christians, the Saracen priests, commonly called Zabazala, in their temples or mosques, in which the Saracens meet to adore the infidel Mahomet, loudly invoke and extol his name each day at certain hours from a high place… This brings disrepute on our faith and gives great scandal to the faithful.      These practices cannot be tolerated without displeasing the divine majesty.  We therefore, with the sacred council’s approval, strictly forbid such practices henceforth in Christian lands.  We enjoin on Catholic princes, one and all.. They are to forbid expressly the public invocation of the sacrilegious name of Mahomet… Those who presume to act otherwise are to be so chastised by the princes for their irreverence, that others may be deterred from such boldness.”

The Vatican II sect, however, teaches that Islam is a good and noble religion of “believers.”  This has its foundation in the teaching of Vatican II on Muslims, the real meaning of which is expressed by the heads of the Vatican II sect (John Paul II and Benedict XVI below).  These apostates even encourage the spread of this abominable sect of infidels.

Antipope John Paul II, Message to "Grand Sheikh Mohammed," Feb. 24, 2000: "Islam is a religion. Christianity is a religion. Islam has become a culture. Christianity has become also a culture... I thank your university, the biggest center of Islamic culture. I thank those who are developing Islamic culture..."

Antipope John Paul II, March 21, 2000:

“May Saint John the Baptist protect Islam and all the people of Jordan... (L’ Osservatore Romano, March 29, 2000, p. 2.)

 

“Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI), Salt of the Earth, 1996, p. 244: “There is a noble Islam, embodied, for example, by the King of Morocco...”

 

The Vatican II sect on the Jews

 

*The Vatican II sect teaches that Jews don’t have to believe in Jesus Christ for salvation.  Vatican II’s Declaration Nostra Aetate specifically declares that the Jews are not rejected by God, even though they reject Our Lord Jesus Christ.  See: The Most Specific Heresy in Vatican II.  The Vatican II sect also teaches that the Old Covenant is still valid, which is a rejection of the following dogma defined by the Council of Florence.

Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, Cantate Domino, 1441, ex cathedra: “The Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes and teaches that the matter pertaining to the law of the Old Testament, of the Mosaic Law, which are divided into ceremonies, sacred rites, sacrifices, and sacraments, because they were established to signify something in the future, although they were suited to divine worship at that time, after our Lord’s coming had been signified by them, ceased, and the sacraments of the New Testament began; and that whoever, even after the passion, placed hope in these matters of the law and submitted himself to them as necessary for salvation, as if faith in Christ could not save without them, sinned mortally.  Yet it does not deny that after the passion of Christ up to the promulgation of the Gospel they could have been observed until they were believed to be in no way necessary for salvation; but after the promulgation of the Gospel it asserts that they cannot be observed without the loss of eternal salvation.  All, therefore, who after that time (the promulgation of the Gospel) observe circumcision and the Sabbath and the other requirements of the law, it declares alien to the Christian faith and not in the least fit to participate in eternal salvation, unless someday they recover from these errors.”

Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, Sess. 8, Nov. 22, 1439, ex cathedra: “Whoever wishes to be saved, needs above all to hold the Catholic faith; unless each one preserves this whole and inviolate, he will without a doubt perish in eternity… But it is necessary for eternal salvation that he faithfully believe also in the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ...the Son of God is God and man...– This is the Catholic faith; unless each one believes this faithfully and firmly, he cannot be saved.

 

Here we see Cardinal Walter Kasper, who was specifically appointed to his post by John Paul II to express his views on this topic, asserting that the Vatican II sect has abandoned the above dogmas:

 

Cardinal Walter Kasper: “… the old theory of substitution [that is, the theory of the New Covenant substituting for the Old] is gone since the Second Vatican Council… Therefore, the Church believes that Judaism, i.e., the faithful response of the Jewish people to God’s irrevocable covenant, is salvific for them, because God is faithful to his promises.” (Address at the 17th meeting of the International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee, New York, May 1, 2001.)

 

Both John Paul II and Benedict XVI have been and are in full agreement with Kasper’s heresy:

 

“Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI), God and the World, 2000, pp. 150-151: “This is another of the paradoxes that the New Testament sets before us.  On the one hand, their [the Jews] No to Christ brings the Israelites into conflict with the subsequent acts of God, but at the same time we know that they are assured of the faithfulness of God.  They are not excluded from salvation, but they serve in a particular way, and thereby they stand within the patience of God, in which we, too, place our trust.”

 

In fact, Benedict XVI is even worse than Kasper (if that’s possible) because Benedict XVI teaches that the Jews not only don’t need to believe in Christ (total heresy), but that the Jewish reading of the prophecies of the Old Testament about the Messiah – in other words, the Jewish position that Our Lord is not the Messiah   may be the true reading!

 

“Cardinal” Joseph Ratzinger, God and the World, 2000, p. 209: “It is of course possible to read the Old Testament so that it is not directed toward Christ; it does not point quite unequivocally to Christ.  And if Jews cannot see the promises as being fulfilled in him, this is not just ill will on their part, but genuinely because of the obscurity of the texts and the tension in the relationship between these texts and the figure of Jesus.  Jesus brings a new meaning to these texts – yet it is he who first gives them their proper coherence and relevance and significance.  There are perfectly good reasons, then, for denying that the Old Testament refers to Christ and for saying, No, that is not what he said.  And there are also good reasons for referring it to him – that is what the dispute between Jews and Christians is about.

 

This is such bold antichrist apostasy that there are almost no words to describe it – but this is what the man who is currently claiming to be the pope teaches.  He is a non-Catholic antipope.  Anyone aware of these facts and argues that Benedict XVI is not a manifest heretic is an antichrist.  In fact, Benedict XVI teaches the same thing in his book Milestones that we read above in God and the World.  It is perfectly accurate to say that Benedict XVI doesn’t believe in Jesus Christ.  That is why, as we see below, on Aug. 19, 2005, he traveled to the synagogue and took active part in a Jewish worship service.  To take part in non-Catholic worship has always been condemned by the Church, and if one does so at a non-Catholic Temple this is a manifestation of heresy or apostasy.  The entire event was a validation of the Jewish religion, and a manifestation of his apostasy and his position that Jews are perfectly fine even though they don’t accept Jesus Christ.

 

Antipope Benedicto XVI inside a Jewish synagogue.

 

Heresy and Apostasy Manifested by Word and Deed

 

How many of those outside the Catholic Church manifest that they are not Catholics by issuing written statements or making speeches that they are not Catholic?  The answer is very few.  Most heresy and apostasy is manifested by deed, not word.  People manifest their heresy and apostasy by attending the synagogue or by worshipping at the mosque or by joining the Protestants in their worship at their churches. 

 

St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Pt. I-II, Q. 103., A. 4: “All ceremonies are professions of faith, in which the interior worship of God consists.  Now man can make profession of his inward faith, by deeds as well as by words: and in either profession, if he make a false declaration, he sins mortally.”

 

So, when John Paul II and now Benedict XVI (with high-ranking members of the Vatican II sect) attend the mosque, the Buddhist Temple, the Lutheran temple and the synagogue they are manifesting their apostasy by their deed.  They are manifesting by their deed that they accept these false religions, and that these people don’t need to become Catholic for salvation.  When Benedict XVI entered the synagogue and took active part in a Jewish worship service on August 19, 2005, he was manifesting his apostasy (his acceptance of the false Jewish religion) by his deed.  That is why St. Thomas Aquinas taught that if anyone were to worship at the tomb of Mohammed he would be an apostate.  Such an action alone would show that he does not have the Catholic Faith, and that he accepts the false Islamic religion.   

 

St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Pt. II, Q. 12, A. 1, Obj. 2: “… if anyone were to… worship at the tomb of Mahomet, he would be deemed an apostate.”

 

John Paul II kissing the Koran, May 14, 1999

John Paul II kissing the Koran, May 14, 1999

 

John Paul II did the equivalent of worshipping at the tomb of Mahomet when he kissed the blasphemous Koran, when he praised Islam and its leaders countless times, and when he attended the mosque.  Just imagine what the Catholic saints would say about the Vatican II sect and John Paul II?  They would utterly denounce John Paul II and the Vatican II sect as completely apostate just for their teaching and actions with regard to the false religion of Islam:

 

St. Francis Xavier, May, 1546: “The evil [of Islam] was introduced by some Mahometan caicizes (ministers of religion), who came from Mecca in Arabia, where the accursed body of Mahomet is honored with great superstition.”

 

St. Francis of Assisi (+ c. 1210): [To the Muslims] “We have come to preach faith in Jesus Christ to you, that you will renounce Mohammad, that wicked slave of the devil, and obtain everlasting life like us.”

The Vatican II Sect on Heretics

The Vatican II sect also mocks the saints and martyrs and rejects the entire Catholic Faith with its teaching and actions on heretical sects, such as the Protestant sects.  Because Margaret Clitherow refused to accept the Anglican sect and its “Mass” – but rather invited Catholic priests into her home against the penal laws – she was martyred by being crushed to death under a large door loaded with heavy weights.  This style of execution is so painful that it is called “severe and harsh punishment.”  She suffered it all because she wouldn’t accept Anglicanism.  The Vatican II sect, however, teaches that Anglicans are fellow “Christians” who don’t need conversion, and whose invalid “bishops” are actually true bishops of the Church of Christ.  The Vatican II sect teaches that her martyrdom was completely pointless. 

Here is John Paul II, in mockery of all the Catholic saints and martyrs, such as Margaret Clitherow, endorsing the Anglican sect by kissing the ring of its non-Catholic leader, Rowan Williams.

Here is John Paul II, in mockery of all the Catholic saints and martyrs, such as Margaret Clitherow, endorsing the Anglican sect by kissing the ring of its non-Catholic leader, Rowan Williams.  John Paul II also gave Williams a gift, a pectoral cross, and a telegram of approval.  The pectoral cross is a sign of Episcopal authority – indicating that John Paul II considers that Williams, a layman posing as a bishop, is a valid bishop with Episcopal authority, even though Pope Leo XIII infallibly declared that the Anglican ordinations are invalid in Apostolicae Curae.  John Paul II’s action with regard to Rowan Williams is a perfect example of an action which manifests heresy: the action manifests that John Paul II accepts the Anglican sect and its leaders as true Christians and valid bishops.  Margaret Clitherow and all the Catholic saints would denounce John Paul II and the Vatican II sect as manifestly heretical, not even remotely Catholic and totally evil.

The Vatican II Sect on Schismatics

The “Orthodox” Schismatics reject the Papacy, Papal Infallibility and approximately the last 13 dogmatic councils of the Catholic Church.  But the Vatican II teaches that the Eastern "Orthodox" don’t need to believe in the Papacy and accept the Catholic Faith for salvation.  The Vatican II sect issued the official Balamand Statement with the Orthodox (see below), which declared that they have no obligation to convert to the Catholic Faith for salvation.  John Paul II approved of this agreement and taught the same many times. 

Vatican II Sect’s Balamand Statement with the “Orthodox,” #’s 14-15, 1993: “According to the words of Pope John Paul II, the ecumenical endeavor of the sister Churches of East and West, grounded in dialogue and prayer, is the search for perfect and total communion which is neither absorption nor fusion but a meeting in truth and love (cf. Slavorum Apostoli, 27).15. While the inviolable freedom of persons and their obligation to follow the requirements of their conscience remain secure, in the search for re-establishing unity there is no question of conversion of people from one Church to the other in order to ensure their salvation.”

This statement just boldly declared that schismatics don’t need to accept the Catholic Faith!  And below we see John Paul II sitting on equal level chairs with the schismatic Patriarch Teoctist.  This action is meant to indicate that the schismatic position, according to which all bishops are equal in the Church and the Bishop of Rome doesn’t possess universal jurisdiction, is accepted by John Paul II.  Below we also see John Paul II signing the common declaration of faith with Teoctist, in which they both denounced trying to convert each other.  This couldn’t be more formally heretical or schismatical.  It is a total rejection of the dogmatic teaching of Vatican I on the necessity to accept the Papacy for salvation, and a bold rejection of the dogma Outside the Church There is No Salvation.  (Benedict XVI teaches the same as the Balamand Statement and John Paul II, as one can see in the Heresies of Benedict XVI file above.)

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More information on all of these topics is available in the articles on our website, in our books and DVDs, in our archived radio programs, etc.  But this small introduction is meant to show people that the Vatican II counterfeit “Catholic” sect is anti-Catholic, totally heretical and apostate.  It is not the Catholic Church, but it is the counterfeit “Catholic” sect of the last days.  Those who defend Vatican II and the post-conciliar “popes” actually think that they are defending the Catholic Faith, but they are deceived.  They are defending a completely non-Catholic (and antichrist) sect and, in the process, they are attacking the Catholic Faith and becoming its enemies.  They are attacking the Papacy and all the dogmas by defending a sect which mocks the Papacy and all the dogmas of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  They are being used by the Devil if they obstinately defend this sect in the face of these facts, and will perish forever unless they wake up and convert.  Those who see these facts and who say that the Vatican II antipopes are wrong for doing these things, but not manifest heretics (such as the false traditionalists) don’t understand Catholic teaching on heresy and the supernatural union which requires holding the true faith to be part of the Church. 

Life is short and Hell is forever

Life is short and Hell is forever.  So, make saving your soul and embracing and practicing the true Catholic Faith your number one priority.

St. Alphonsus: “Man’s life is short: he cometh forth as a flower, and is destroyed’ (Job 14: 1,2).  The Lord commanded Isaias to preach this very truth: ‘Cry,’ He said to him, ‘all flesh is grass… indeed the people is grass.  The grass is withered, and the flower is fallen’ (Is. 40:6-7). The life of man is like the life of a blade of grass.  Death comes, the grass withers, and behold life ends, and the flower falls of all greatness and all worldly goods.”

“The torments of hell are all so horrible, so appalling, that they are enough to make the bravest man tremble.  But the thought of eternity is so awful that the serious consideration of it is almost enough to deprive one of one’s senses.” (Fr. Martin Von Cochem, The Four Last Things, p. 168)                                   

 

 

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