Brother Michael Dimond
Francis’ Recent Heresies
Francis’ December 2, 2015, ‘catechesis’ during his General Audience:
“… I met the Evangelical and Muslim communities, sharing prayer and the commitment for peace… The missionary spirit is not proselytizing: this nun told me that the Muslim women go to them because they know that the Sisters are good nurses who take good care of them, and they don’t catechize in order to convert them!… Please, do not rule out this possibility of becoming a missionary, to bring love, humanity, faith to other countries. Not to proselytize, no. That is done by those who are seeking something else.”
Francis’ January 6, 2016 “homily”:
“For the Church, to be missionary does not mean to proselytize…”
Throughout history Catholics and even the “secular world” have always understood Catholic missionaries as those who try to convert (proselytize) non-Catholics to the Catholic faith. Jesus laid down this command in Mark 16:16: “And he said to them: Go into the whole world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized shall be saved: but he who does not believe shall be condemned.” This is the gospel teaching revealed by God. If you are a Catholic, you have to believe it. Antipope Francis and the other antipopes of the Vatican II sect, however, preach a new gospel which tells people not to attempt to convert others. Francis is a non-Catholic antipope and anathematized.
Galatians 1:8,9- “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema. As we said before, so now I say again: If anyone preaches to you a gospel, besides that which you have received, let him be anathema.”
December 17, 2015, Public Statement by “the Holy See” from “the Meeting of the Bilateral Commission of the Delegations of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews”:
“The Jewish delegation took the opportunity to express its appreciation regarding the new document issued by the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews on the occasion of the aforementioned anniversary. This document written for the Catholic faithful as a theological reflection on the relationship of the Church to the Jewish People and titled ‘The gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable’ (cf. Romans 11: 29), affirms the eternal validity of the Divine Covenant with the Jewish People who are called to be loyal to Torah. Accordingly the document affirms the integrity of the Jewish faith and understanding of Scripture and that there is no intent on the part of the Church to convert Jews. The text also refers with esteem to the meetings and statements of this bilateral committee of the Pontifical Commission with the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and urges greater cooperation between the Church and the Jewish People for a more just and peaceful world…”
By approving this document, Antipope Francis affirms the apostasy of the Vatican II sect: “that there is no intent on the part of the [Vatican II] Church to convert Jews”. This document alone is all someone should need to see to recognize that Antipope Francis and his Vatican II sect are not Catholic.
Pope Gregory XVI, Mirari Vos (# 13), Aug. 15, 1832: “With the admonition of the apostle, that ‘there is one God, one faith, one baptism’ (Eph. 4:5), may those fear who contrive the notion that the safe harbor of salvation is open to persons of any religion whatever. They should consider the testimony of Christ Himself that ‘those who are not with Christ are against Him,’ (Lk. 11:23) and that they disperse unhappily who do not gather with Him. Therefore, ‘without a doubt, they will perish forever, unless they hold the Catholic faith whole and inviolate (Athanasian Creed).”
Francis’ January 17, 2016, speech greeting the Jewish community in the Synagogue in Rome:
“Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I am happy to be here today with you in this Great Synagogue… Our relationship is very close to my heart. Back in Buenos Aires I used to go to the synagogues and meet with the communities gathered there. I would follow the Jewish festivals and commemorations and give thanks to the Lord, who gives us life and who accompanies us over the course of history. Over time, a spiritual bond has been formed, fostering an authentic relationship of friendship and inspiring a common commitment. In interreligious dialogue it is fundamental that we encounter each other as brothers and sisters before our Creator and that we praise him; and that we respect and appreciate each other, and try to cooperate. And in the Jewish-Christian dialogue there is a unique and particular bond, by virtue of the Jewish roots of Christianity: Jews and Christians must therefore consider themselves brothers, united in the same God and by a rich common spiritual patrimony (cf. Declaration Nostra Aetate, n. 4), on which to build and to continue building the future.
With this visit I am following in the footsteps of my Predecessors. Pope John Paul II came here 30 years ago, on 13 April 1986; and Pope Benedict XVI was among you six years ago. John Paul II, on that occasion, coined the beautiful expression ‘elder brothers’, and indeed you are our elder brothers and sisters in the faith. We all belong to a single family, the family of God, who accompanies us and protects us as his people. Together, as Jews and as Catholics, we are called to take up our responsibilities for this city, bearing our contribution, especially spiritual… I hope that our closeness, mutual understanding and the mutual esteem between our two faith communities may continue to grow. That is why it is significant that I am among you precisely today, 17 January, when the Conference of Italian Bishops is celebrating the ‘Day of Dialogue between Catholics and Jews’… The inseparable bond that unites Christians and Jews is theologically clear. Christians, in order to understand themselves, cannot fail to refer to their Jewish roots… The violence of man toward man contradicts every religion worthy of this name, and in particular the three great monotheistic religions… Every human being, as a creature of God, is our brother or sister, independent of his or her origin or religious practice. Dear elder brothers and sisters, we should be truly grateful for everything that it has been possible to achieve over the last 50 years, because we have matured and our mutual understanding, trust and friendship have deepened. Let us pray together to the Lord that he lead us on our journey toward a good future, a better future. God has a project of salvation for us…”
Francis says he is happy to be back in the synagogue – a building dedicated to a false religion that rejects Catholicism and Jesus Christ. The apostate Francis says that in Buenos Aires he would visit synagogues and “would follow the Jewish festivals and commemorations and give thanks to the Lord”. At the Council of Florence, in the bull Cantate Domino, Pope Eugene IV declared that Jews and those who religiously follow the Old Law will be condemned. Francis, however, is teaching that it is permissible to practice the Old Law and Judaism. That is bold heresy against the Council of Florence. Francis then speaks of a “spiritual bond” with Christ-rejecting Jews and how they “praise” God. Francis says he appreciates Jews who reject Jesus and says they are “united in the same God” with “Catholics”, even though Jews reject the Trinity and that Jesus is God. Francis also says that Jews are our “elder brothers and sisters in the faith”. So, Christianity and “Judaism” are the same faith, according to the apostate antipope. Francis then says that Christ-rejecting Jews have a responsibility to protect the spiritual welfare of the city of Rome! The apostate Francis hopes the “closeness” and “esteem” he has for these Christ rejecters “may continue to grow”. Francis then says there is an “inseparable bond” uniting Jews and “Catholics”, and that it is “theologically clear”. Francis closes by asking for joint prayer with the members of this false religion, and he teaches that salvation is available for those who live and will die rejecting Jesus Christ. Francis completely rejects Catholic teaching and the words of the Bible.
1 John 2:23- “Whosoever denies the Son does not have the Father.”
Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, “Cantate Domino,” 1441, ex cathedra: “The Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes and preaches that all those who are outside the Catholic Church, not only pagans but also Jews or heretics and schismatics, cannot share in eternal life and will go into the everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels, unless they are joined to the Church before the end of their lives; that the unity of this ecclesiastical body is of such importance that only for those who abide in it do the Church’s sacraments contribute to salvation and do fasts, almsgiving and other works of piety and practices of the Christian militia produce eternal rewards; and that nobody can be saved, no matter how much he has given away in alms and even if he has shed blood in the name of Christ, unless he has persevered in the bosom and unity of the Catholic Church.”
Francis’ video message, “Dialogue between religions” was released on January 6, 2016. The message was delivered in Spanish with subtitles in nine languages. It was addressed to subscribers of Francis’ worldwide ‘prayer network’, ‘Apostleship of Prayer’:
Francis: “Many think differently, feel differently, seeking or meeting God in different ways. In this crowd, in this range of religions, there is only one certainty we have for all: we are all children of God.”
All of humanity was created by God, but the Catholic Church has infallibly taught throughout history that it is only through Baptism and the Catholic faith that we become Christians and children of God. However, as we can see, Francis tells all the members of various false religions that they can be certain they are “children of God”. Antipope Francis completely rejects Catholic teaching.
Francis’ December 6, 2015, address after the Angelus:
“Tomorrow, we mark the 50th anniversary of a memorable event between Catholics and Orthodox. On 7 December 1965, the vigil of the conclusion of the Second Vatican Council, a joint declaration of Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras eliminated the sentences of excommunication exchanged between the Churches of Rome and Constantinople in 1054.”
The Catholic Church formally excommunicated the Eastern schismatics in 1054. Nevertheless, Antipope Francis and Antipope Paul VI have declared that the Church’s formal excommunication has now been eliminated, and that the “Orthodox” are not excommunicated at all. The Catholic Church and the Vatican II Church are two different churches. The Catholic Church is true, and the Vatican II sect is false.
Francis’ ‘catechesis’ during General Audience, January 20, 2016:
“At the centre of the Lutheran Cathedral of Riga there is a baptismal font that dates back to the 12th century, when Latvia was evangelized by St Meinhard. That font is an eloquent sign of the origin of the faith, recognized by all the Christians of Latvia: Catholics, Lutherans and Orthodox. That origin is our shared Baptism… When we Christians speak of sharing in one Baptism, we affirm that we all — Catholics, Protestants and Orthodox — share in the experience of being called out of the merciless and alienating darkness to the encounter with the living God, full of mercy… The sharing of this grace creates an indissoluble bond between us as Christians, such that, by virtue of Baptism, we can consider ourselves truly brothers and sisters. We are truly the holy people of God… In conclusion, dear brothers and sisters, we Christians have all, by the grace of Baptism, been shown mercy by God and been welcomed into his people. We, Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants, form one royal priesthood and one holy nation.”
Francis rejects the Catholic Church’s dogmatic teaching that non-Catholics and heretics are outside the Body of Christ. He believes that all the baptized are members of the Church – a blatant heresy. He holds that people can reject the papacy and other dogmas and remain in the Church of Christ. Antipope Francis’ heretical teaching has been condemned by popes throughout history.
Pope Pius VI, Charitas (# 32), April 13, 1791: “Finally, in one word, stay close to Us. For no one can be in the Church of Christ without being in unity with its visible head and founded on the See of Peter.”
Pope Pius IX, Amantissimus (# 3), April 8, 1862: “There are other, almost countless, proofs drawn from the most trustworthy witnesses which clearly and openly testify with great faith, exactitude, respect and obedience that all who want to belong to the true and only Church of Christ must honor and obey this Apostolic See and the Roman Pontiff.”
Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos (# 11), Jan. 6, 1928: “Furthermore, in this one Church of Christ no man can be or remain who does not accept, recognize and obey the authority and supremacy of Peter and his legitimate successors.”
Pope Pius XII, Mystici Corporis Christi (# 23), June 29, 1943: “For not every offense, although it may be a grave evil, is such as by its very own nature to sever a man from the Body of the Church, as does schism or heresy or apostasy.”
Francis’ January 18, 2016, greeting speech to an ecumenical delegation of the Lutheran Church in Finland:
“Dear Brothers and Sisters, Your Eminence,
I offer you a cordial welcome, as once again this year you visit the Bishop of Rome in the course of your traditional pilgrimage for the feast of St. Henrik. I thank the Lutheran Bishop of Helsinki, Irja Askola, for her kind greeting on your behalf… In a special way, we can thank the Lord for the fruits of the dialogue between Lutherans and Catholics. Here I think in particular of the common document on Justification in the Life of the Church… working to overcome old ideas and suspicions. In a world frequently torn by conflict and marked by secularism and indifference, we are called to join in professing our faith in Jesus Christ, and thus to become ever more credible witnesses of unity and promoters of peace and reconciliation.”
Pope Leo XIII infallibly taught that Anglican rites of ordination (and therefore the rites of similar Protestants) are not valid. That means that if you are Catholic, you must believe that Lutherans, Anglicans, etc. do not have valid priests or bishops. If you don’t accept this, then you are not Catholic. But Antipope Francis spits on Pope Leo’s magisterial teaching because he is a heretic. Francis rejects Catholic teaching and publicly professes that the aforementioned Lutheran layman (and other non-Catholic laymen like him) are “bishops”.
Pope Leo XIII, Apostolicae Curae, Sept. 13, 1896: “… of Our own motion and certain knowledge We pronounce and declare that Ordinations carried out according to the Anglican rite have been and are absolutely null and utterly void.”
Francis also speaks of the “common document on Justification” with the Lutherans. That document/declaration (The Vatican/Lutheran agreement on the Doctrine of Justification) rejected the Council of Trent’s infallible teaching on justification, which condemned the heresy that a man is justified by faith alone. This outrageously heretical agreement was first approved by “Saint” John Paul II. It was also approved by “conservative” Benedict XVI. Speaking of this heretical agreement, Benedict XVI described it as having been “signed by the Catholic Church”. But the Vatican-Lutheran declaration says that we are justified by faith alone!
Annex to the Official Common Statement on Justification, #2, C [“Catholic” side and Lutheran side together]: “Justification takes place by grace alone, by faith alone, the person is justified apart from works.”
Joint Declaration with the Lutherans on Justification: “41. Thus the doctrinal condemnations of the 16th century [i.e., the Council of Trent], in so far as they are related to the doctrine of justification, appear in a new light: The teaching of the Lutheran churches presented in this Declaration does not fall under the condemnations from the Council of Trent.”
Pope Paul III, Council of Trent, Session 6, Chap. 10: “‘You see, that by works a man is justified and not by faith alone’ (James 2:24).”
This Lutheran heresy of faith alone was condemned numerous times at the Council of Trent. But the heretic Francis agrees with the Lutherans on justification.
Francis’ December 20, 2016, order to change ‘the rubric of the Roman Missal regarding the washing of feet during Holy Thursday’:
“After careful consideration, I have reached the decision to make a change in the rubric of the Roman Missal. Therefore, I order that the rubric according to which the candidates chosen to receive the washing of feet be men or boys be modified in such a way as to enable the Pastors of the Church from now on to choose the candidates for the rite from among all members of the People of God.”
This is just another of the many “changes” Francis has made during his anti-papacy. One “conservative” Vatican II “bishop” expressed his disapproval of Francis’ change with the following words: “… the innovation of washing the feet of women during the Holy Mass of the Last Supper on Holy Thursday: This Holy Mass celebrates the commemoration of the institution of the Sacraments of the Eucharist and [of] the Priesthood. Therefore, the foot washing of women along with the men not only distracts from the main focus on Eucharist and on Priesthood, but generates confusion regarding the historical symbolism of the ‘twelve’ and of the apostles being of [the] male sex… By the way: The public washing and usually also kissing of the feet of women on the part of a man, in our case, of a priest or a bishop, is considered by every person of common sense in all cultures as being improper and even indecent.”
Francis’ January 25, 2016, ‘homily during Vespers’ concluding ‘the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity’:
“In this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, let us always bear in mind that there cannot be an authentic search for Christian unity without trusting fully in the Father’s mercy. Let us ask first of all for forgiveness for the sin of our divisions, which are an open wound in the Body of Christ. As the Bishop of Rome and the Shepherd of the Catholic Church, I want to ask forgiveness and mercy for any behaviour on the part of Catholics towards Christians of other Churches that did not reflect the values of the Gospel… In this atmosphere of intense prayer, I greet in a brotherly way: H.E. Metropolitan Gennadios, representative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate; H.G. David Moxon, Personal Representative in Rome of the Archbishop of Canterbury; and all the representatives of the different Churches and ecclesial communities of Rome who have gathered here this evening. With them we walked through the Holy Door of this Basilica… we feel that our humble request is sustained by the intercession of the multitudes of Christian martyrs, past and present. They responded generously to the call of the Lord, they bore faithful witness with their lives to the wonderful deeds that God has done for us, and they already enjoy full communion in the presence of God the Father. Sustained by their example — an example that constitutes the ecumenism of blood — and comforted by their intercession, let us raise our humble prayer to God.”
The Catholic Church is undivided. The unity or oneness of the Catholic Church is a very important dogma. It’s one of the four marks of the Church, as in one, holy, Catholic and apostolic. When heretics form sects, they don’t break the unity of the Catholic Church, since the unity of the Church cannot be broken. They simply leave the Catholic Church.
Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum (# 4), June 29, 1896: “The Church in respect of its unity belongs to the category of things indivisible by nature…”
Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum (# 5): “… this unity cannot be broken, nor the one body divided by the separation of its constituent parts.”
In the “homily” above Francis also proclaims that there are “multitudes” of non-Catholic martyrs. This is heresy.
Pope Gregory XVI, Summo Iugiter Studio (# 2), May 27, 1832: “Finally some of these misguided people attempt to persuade themselves and others that men are not saved only in the Catholic religion, but that even heretics may attain eternal life.”
 L’ Osservatore Romano, December 4, 2015, p. 3.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, January 8, 2016, p. 1.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, January 8, 2016, p. 2.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, January 22, 2016, pp. 8,9.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, January 15, 2016, p. 2.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, December 11, 2015, p. 4.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, January 22, 2016, p. 3.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, January 22, 2016, p. 6.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, January 29, 2016, p. 4.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, January 29, 2016, p. 8.