By Bro. Michael Dimond, O.S.B.
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Benedict XVI, Address to “Bishops” of Brazil, May 11, 2007: “… the one Church of Christ… subsists in the Catholic Church which is governed by the successor of Peter and by the bishops in communion with him. In this way, through the National Council of Christian Churches, you will be able to move towards candid ecumenical dialogue, committing yourselves to complete respect for those other religious confessions…” (L’Osservatore Romano, May 16, 2007, p. 10.)
Benedict XVI tells the “Bishops” of Brazil that they should work with the National Council of Christian Churches. The National Council of Christian Churches is a heretical ecumenical union of various non-Catholic sects in Brazil. Through the aforementioned ecumenical union of sects, Benedict XVI says that the bishops should commit themselves to “complete respect” for these non-Catholic sects. This is heretical. The Catholic Church doesn’t look upon heretics with respect, and it certainly doesn’t have “complete respect” for their heretical bodies which keep people outside the Church and in a state of damnation.
Pope Innocent III, Fourth Lateran Council, 1215, Constitution 3, On Heretics:“We excommunicate and anathematize every heresy raising itself up against this holy, orthodox and Catholic faith which we have expounded above. We condemn all heretics, whatever names they may go under. They have different faces indeed but their tails are tied together in as much as they are alike in their pride.”
Pope Pelagius II, epistle (1) Quod ad dilectionem, 585: “If anyone, however, either suggests or believes or presumes to teach contrary to this faith, let him know that he is condemned and also anathematized according to the opinion of the same Fathers.” (Denz. 246)