Brother Michael Dimond
Francis’ Recent Heresies
Francis’ October 11, 2017 “catechesis”:
“We have already been saved by Jesus’ redemption… Everything will be saved. Everything.”
On the Cross Jesus opened up the possibility of salvation for men. For a person to be saved, however, he or she must be baptized, have the true faith, and die in the state of grace. The heretic Francis teaches that all men will be saved. That is an outrageous heresy. The sad reality is that most of humanity will be lost forever in the eternal fire of hell.
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.”
1 Peter 4:17-18- “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?”
Francis’ October 11, 2017 address:
“It must be clearly stated that the death penalty is an inhumane measure that, regardless of how it is carried out, abases human dignity. It is per se contrary to the Gospel… Sadly, even in the Papal States recourse was had to this extreme and inhumane remedy that ignored the primacy of mercy over justice. Let us take responsibility for the past and recognize that the imposition of the death penalty was dictated by a mentality more legalistic than Christian… Yet the harmonious development of doctrine demands that we cease to defend arguments that now appear clearly contrary to the new understanding of Christian truth… It is necessary, therefore, to reaffirm that no matter how serious the crime that has been committed, the death penalty is inadmissible… Doctrine cannot be preserved without allowing it to develop, nor can it be tied to an interpretation that is rigid and immutable without demeaning the working of the Holy Spirit.”
This is an incredibly heretical address from the apostate antipope. First, Francis says the death penalty is “an inhumane measure”, “contrary to the Gospel” and “inadmissible”. But the Catholic Church has always taught that the death penalty is appropriate for certain very serious crimes. Francis’ assertion that the death penalty is contrary to Christianity and the Gospel proves that he is a notorious heretic.
Errors of Martin Luther, #33: “It is against the will of the Spirit to burn heretics.” – Condemned by Pope Leo X, Exsurge Domine, July 15, 1520
St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, Pt. II-II, Q. 11, A. 3: Heretics “deserve not only to be separated from the Church by excommunication, but also to be severed from the world by death. For it is a much graver matter to corrupt the faith which quickens the soul, than to forge money, which supports temporal life. Wherefore if forgers of money and other evil-doers are forthwith condemned to death by the secular authority, much more reason is there for heretics, as soon as they are convicted of heresy, to be not only excommunicated but even put to death.”
Second, Francis openly says that he adheres to a “new understanding of Christian truth”, and that doctrine cannot be tied “to an interpretation that is rigid and immutable”. That is blatantly heretical. Notice how directly his heresy contradicts Vatican I’s dogmatic teaching.
Pope Pius X, Pascendi Dominic Gregis (# 26), Sept. 8, 1907, On the doctrine of the Modernists: “To the laws of evolution everything is subject – dogma, Church, worship, the Books we revere as sacred, even faith itself, and the penalty of disobedience is death. The enunciation of this principle will not astonish anybody who bears in mind what the Modernists have had to say about each of these subjects.”
Pope Pius X, Lamentabile, The Errors of the Modernists, July 3, 1907, #22: “The dogmas which the Church professes as revealed are not truths fallen from heaven, but they are a kind of interpretation of religious facts, which the human mind by a laborious effort prepared for itself.”- Condemned
Pope Pius IX, First Vatican Council, Session 3, Canon 3 on Faith and Reason, 1870, ex cathedra: “If anyone says that it is possible that at some time, given the advancement of knowledge, a sense may be assigned to the dogmas propounded by the church which is different from that which the Church has understood and understands: let him be anathema.”
Pope Pius IX, First Vatican Council, Sess. 3, Chap. 2 on Revelation, 1870, ex cathedra: “Hence, also, that understanding of its sacred dogmas must be perpetually retained, which Holy Mother Church has once declared; and there must never be a recession from that meaning under the specious name of a deeper understanding.”
Vatican I declared that the understanding of dogmas must be preserved as the Church has “once declared”, and that one must never recede from that meaning under the specious name of a deeper understanding. Francis’ statement is a bold proclamation that he rejects the nature of dogma and preaches a new gospel. If you can’t see that he’s a notorious heretic in the face of such facts, you are blind. Francis also says that it demeans the work of the Holy Spirit to consider the interpretation of doctrine to be rigid and fixed. That is to say that all of Catholic dogma demeans the Holy Spirit.
Francis’ October 13, 2017 address to organizers of the Sri Lanka visit:
“I was deeply moved by the great number of Sri Lankans, united across religions and cultures, who came out to greet me at the airport and along the road to Colombo.”
Francis is “deeply moved” to see many members of false religions united.
Francis’ October 18, 2017 remarks to the delegates of the “World Conference of Religions for Peace”:
“All men and women of good will, particularly those in positions of responsibility, are summoned to work for peace with their hearts, minds and hands. For peace has to be ‘crafted’. In this effort, peacemaking and the pursuit of justice go together. The religions, with their spiritual and moral resources, have a specific and unique role to play… I express my esteem and appreciation for the work of ‘Religions for Peace’. You provide a valuable service to both religion and peace, for the religions are bound by their very nature to promote peace through justice, fraternity, disarmament and care for creation. There is a need for a common and cooperative effort on the part of the religions in promoting an integral ecology… The religions have the wherewithal to further a moral covenant that can promote respect for the dignity of the human person and care for creation.”
Francis describes the leaders of false religions as “men and women of good will”. The leaders of false religions are not “men and women of good will”. They are men and women of bad will. His statement is another example of his heresy and apostasy. Francis also says that false religions have “spiritual and moral resources” and “a specific and unique role to play”. He is an apostate.
Francis’ October 19, 2017 address to a Delegation of the World Methodist Council:
“Dear Brothers and Sisters, I thank Bishop Abrahams for his kind words and I offer all of you a warm welcome on this fiftieth anniversary of the inauguration of the Methodist-Catholic theological dialogue… Yes, we are no longer strangers, either in our hearts or in our belonging to the Lord, thanks to the one Baptism that has made us true brothers and sisters. We are, and we feel ourselves to be, ‘members of the household of God’. We have come to this realization as the result of dialogue. The Second Vatican Council continues to encourage the growth of knowledge and esteem between Christians of differing confessions by means of a dialogue carried out ‘with love for the truth, with charity, and with humility’ (Unitatis Redintegratio, 11). True dialogue gives us the courage to encounter one another in humility and sincerity, in an effort to learn from one another, and in a spirit of honesty and integrity. We are brothers and sisters… John Wesley sought to help his neighbors live a holy life. His example and his words encouraged many to devote themselves to reading the Bible and to prayer, and in this way to come to a knowledge of Jesus Christ. When we see others living a holy life, when we recognize the working of the Holy Spirit in other Christian confessions, we cannot fail to rejoice. It is impressive to see how widely the Lord sows his gifts; it is impressive to see brothers and sisters who embrace in Jesus our own way of life. But other ‘members of God’s household’ can also help us grow closer to the Lord and spur us to bear more faithful witness to the Gospel. Let us thank the Father, then, for all that he granted us, even before the last fifty years, in bygone centuries and throughout the world, in our respective communities. Let us strengthen one another by our witness to the faith… As we look to the future, beyond the past fifty years, one thing is certain: we cannot grow in holiness without growing in communion… I thank you for your presence. I am grateful to the Dialogue Commission for its work, past and yet to come, and I thank the World Methodist Council for its ongoing support for the dialogue. The blessing of the past fifty years resides in the grace we have discovered in one another, which has enriched both our communities. But the task is not yet ended, and we are called to look ahead as we continue our journey. We have learned to see one another as brothers and sisters in Christ…”
“Bishop” Abrahams is the presiding “Bishop” of the Methodist “Church” of Southern Africa. Since the Methodist “Church” does not have valid orders, Abrahams is a layman. But the heretic Francis, who rejects numerous teachings of the Catholic Church, calls the layman “Bishop”. Francis says non-Catholics are “members of the household of God”. That is blatantly heretical. Francis teaches that people should “esteem” members of heretical, non-Catholic confessions. Francis praises John Wesley, the founder of a non-Catholic sect and one of the most notorious heretics in history. Francis says we “cannot fail to rejoice” when we see the Holy Spirit “working” in “other Christian confessions”. Francis heretically declares that the activity of non-Catholic religions is the Lord sowing “his gifts”. Francis says that heretical non-Catholics “witness to the faith”. A non-Catholic “witness” is a witness to the true faith, according to the heretical antipope. Francis says we discover grace in non-Catholics, and that they are “brothers and sisters in Christ”.
Francis’ October 23, 2017 address during meeting with “Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem”:
“… any kind of violence, discrimination or displays of intolerance against Jewish, Christian and Muslim worshippers, or places of worship, must be firmly rejected.”
Francis says that any “displays of intolerance” against Jewish or Muslim “worshippers” “must be firmly rejected”. This is heretical. The apostate Francis calls Jews and Muslims “worshippers”.
Francis’ October 26, 2017 address to the “Representatives of the Church of Scotland”:
“Your presence affords me the opportunity to offer a warm greeting to all the members of the Church of Scotland. Our meeting takes place during the fifth centenary of the Reformation, which I joined in commemorating last year in Lund. Let us thank the Lord for the great gift of being able to live this year in true fraternity, no longer as adversaries, after long centuries of estrangement and conflict. This has been possible, with God’s grace, by the ecumenical journey that has enabled us to grow in mutual understanding, trust and cooperation. The mutual purification of memory is one of the most significant fruits of this common journey. The past cannot be changed, yet today we at last see one another as God sees us. For we are first and foremost his children, reborn in Christ through the one Baptism, and therefore brothers and sisters… We belong to the family of believers, of so many of our brothers and sisters who have begun to walk in newness of life through Baptism (cf. Rm 6:4) and who accompany us along that same path. My thoughts turn in a particular way to those Christians who in our day face grave trials and sufferings, enduring persecution for the name of Jesus. So many of them bear a heavy cross as they profess their faith, many to the point of martyrdom. Their witness impels us to persevere, with love and courage, to the end… The Catholic Church, especially through the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, has engaged for decades in a fruitful cooperation with the Church of Scotland and the World Communion of Reformed Churches, and desires to continue on this path. With gratitude for your presence here and on the ecumenical journey, I ask the Holy Spirit to strengthen our fellowship in Jesus Christ, to the glory of God the Father. And to Him we turn together in prayer for each other: ‘Our Father…’”
Francis mentions that he joined in commemorating the Protestant Reformation. The Protestant “Reformation” is one of the most evil events in history. Francis celebrates the Protestant revolution because he is a heretic like the Protestant revolutionaries. Francis refers to a “purification of memory”. This means Francis rejects the Catholic Church’s teaching throughout history that correctly identified non-Catholic religions as false religions that lead those who follow them to eternal darnation. Francis also says that Protestants “belong to the family of believers”, that they are martyrs, and that they help us to persevere “to the end”. Francis is a horrible heretic.
Francis’ October 28, 2017 address to the “Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community”:
“This leads us to reflect on the positive and constructive role that religion in general plays in the building up of society. I think, for example, of the contribution made by interreligious dialogue to greater mutual understanding between Christians and Muslims in Europe… Leaders together share responsibility for promoting a Europe that is an inclusive community… a community is truly inclusive when differences are valued and viewed as a shared source of enrichment.”
According to Francis, false religions play a “positive and constructive role” in “the building up of society”. The apostate then says that differences in religious beliefs should be valued and viewed as “a shared source of enrichment”.
On October 31, 2017 “at the conclusion of the year of the common commemoration of the Reformation, the Lutheran World Federation and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity issued the following Joint Statement”:
“On 31st of October 2017, the final day of the year of the common ecumenical Commemoration of the Reformation, we are very thankful for the spiritual and theological gifts received through the Reformation, a commemoration that we have shared together and with our ecumenical partners globally… We, Lutherans and Catholics, are profoundly grateful for the ecumenical journey that we have travelled together during the last fifty years. This pilgrimage, sustained by our common prayer, worship and ecumenical dialogue, has resulted in the removal of prejudices, the increase of mutual understanding… On this day we look back on a year of remarkable ecumenical events, beginning on 31st October 2016 with the joint Lutheran-Catholic common prayer in Lund, Sweden, in the presence of our ecumenical partners. While leading that service, Pope Francis and Bishop Munib A. Younan, then President of the Lutheran World Federation, signed a joint statement… Among the blessings of this year of Commemoration is the fact that for the first time Lutherans and Catholics have seen the Reformation from an ecumenical perspective. This has allowed new insight into the events of the sixteenth century… We rejoice that the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, solemnly signed by the Lutheran World Federation and the Roman Catholic Church in 1999, has also been signed by the World Methodist Council in 2006 and, during this Commemoration Year of the Reformation, by the World Communion of Reformed Churches. On this very day it is being welcomed and received by the Anglican Communion at a solemn ceremony in Westminster Abbey. On this basis our Christian communions can build an ever closer bond of spiritual consensus and common witness in the service of the Gospel. We acknowledge with appreciation the many events of common prayer and worship that Lutherans and Catholics have held together with their ecumenical partners in different parts of the world, as well as the theological encounters and the significant publications that have given substance to this year of Commemoration.”
This joint statement (approved by Antipope Francis) begins in this way: “we are very thankful for the spiritual and theological gifts received through the Reformation”. This is outrageous heresy. The joint statement also refers to a Lutheran layman as a “bishop”. The joint statement promotes common witness, common prayer, and common worship with Lutherans. That is mortally sinful. The joint statement references the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification with the Lutheran World Federation. They say it was “signed by the Catholic Church”. The heretical Joint Declaration on Justification formally agreed with the Lutheran heretics that man is justified by “faith alone”. The heretical “Joint Declaration” was approved by the apostate antipope John Paul II. It formally rejected the Council of Trent’s infallible teaching on the doctrine of justification. See the article on our website about this astoundingly heretical Joint Declaration.
[i] L’ Osservatore Romano, October 13, 2017, p. 3.
[ii] L’ Osservatore Romano, October 13, 2017, pp. 7,11.
[iii] L’ Osservatore Romano, October 27, 2017, p. 8.
[iv] L’ Osservatore Romano, October 27, 2017, p. 5.
[v] L’ Osservatore Romano, October 27, 2017, p. 11.
[vii] L’ Osservatore Romano, October 27, 2017, p. 5.
[viii] L’ Osservatore Romano, November 3, 2017, p. 4.
[ix] L’ Osservatore Romano, November 3, 2017, p. 7.
[x] L’ Osservatore Romano, November 3, 2017, p. 4.