By Bro. Michael Dimond, O.S.B.
Read more of Benedict XVI’s Recent Heresies
Benedict XVI’s October 1, 2008 Message to Alexy II, “Orthodox” Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia: “… Your Holiness my cordial and fraternal greetings in the Lord. I have a deep affection for all the Orthodox brethren, and I am particularly close to them in these most recent days… Invoking upon Your Holiness the maternal protection of Mary, Mother of God, that she may preserve you in full health and assist you in your daily ministry, I renew to you the assurance of my heartfelt fraternal regard.”
Benedict XVI states that he is particularly close to schismatics. He calls the schismatic leader “Your Holiness.” He then asks that Our Lady protect the leader of a schismatic church. He prays that Our Lady assist this schismatic in his daily schismatic ministry.
Benedict XVI’s October 30, 2008 Address to International Jewish Committee: “Dear Friends, I am pleased to welcome this delegation of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations. For over 30 years your Committee and the Holy See have had regular and fruitful contacts, which have contributed to greater understanding and acceptance between Catholics and Jews. I gladly take this occasion to reaffirm the Church’s commitment to implementing the principles set forth in the historic Declaration Nostra aetate of the Second Vatican Council… As the Psalmist reminds us, God’s Word is a lamp and a light to our path; it keeps us alive and gives us new life. That word spurs us to bear common witness to God’s love, mercy and truth… In our troubled world, so frequently marked by poverty, violence and exploitation, dialogue between cultures and religions must more and more be seen as a sacred duty incumbent upon all those who are committed to building a world worthy of man. The ability to accept and respect one another, and to speak the truth in love, is essential for overcoming differences, preventing misunderstandings and avoiding needless confrontations. As you yourselves have experienced through the years in the meetings of the International Liaison Committee, dialogue is only serious and honest when it respects differences and recognizes others precisely in their otherness. A sincere dialogue needs both sides, in order for each to be enriched by the gifts of the other. In recent months, I have had the pleasure of meeting with Jewish communities in New York, Paris and here in the Vatican. I thank the Lord for these encounters, and for the progress in Catholic-Jewish relations which they reflect… With these sentiments, dear friends, I ask the Almighty to continue to watch over you and your families, and to guide your steps in the way of peace.” 
Benedict XVI first promotes a greater acceptance of Jews in their false belief system – heresy. Second, he states that the Jews bear witness to God’s love, mercy and truth – heresy. Third, he states that we need to respect Jews, as if they are perfectly fine while not believing in Jesus Christ. Fourth, he states that Catholics respect differences in religious beliefs – heresy. Fifth, he says that we can be enriched by members of false religions. Sixth, he says to the Jews: may the Almighty “guide your steps in the way of peace.” This is to assert that people can have the true peace that comes from God while rejecting the true God.
Rabbi David Rosen (of the International Jewish Committee) address to Benedict XVI, October 30, 2008: “Your Holiness… The fact that in Hungary where half of the Jewish community was exterminated, Kristallnacht will be commemorated by us together with the Catholic Church led by H.E. Cardinal Erdo who has been publicly recognized by the Jewish community for his work “to preserve the memory of the Jews killed during the Holocaust and those who saved Jews”, is itself a reflection of how far we have come in transforming the tragedy to advance our friendship and cooperation. At a Papal Audience for the ILC in 1990 celebrating the 25th anniversary of Nostra aetate, Pope John Paul II emphasized in accordance with that historic Document, that the Church’s very nature is intrinsically linked with her reflection… on the nature of the Jewish People. He then mentioned the challenge for the Church to further “reflect upon the ‘mystery’ which is the Jewish people” as “an intimate part of the ‘mystery’ of revelation and salvation”… During the last year and a half there has been some concern within the Jewish community that the commitment to this charge might be weakening and there were interpretations in the wake of Your Holiness’ Motu Proprio and reformulation of the Latin rite prayer in the Easter liturgy for the Conversion of the Jews, that portrayed these as a regression in terms of our relationship of mutual respect… We were accordingly most grateful for the clarifications we received from H.E. Cardinal Kasper – reiterated by H.E. Cardinal Bertone in his letter to the Chief Rabbi of Israel – affirming that this prayer is eschatological in nature and in no way reflects any endorsement of proselytization of Jews on the part of the Church… We are furthermore greatly heartened by the fact that the Synod of Bishops meeting just concluded here in Rome made a point of emphasizing the importance not only of the Hebrew Scriptures themselves for the Church, but also of the place of the people of these Scriptures, the people of Israel, in this regard. Moreover the fact that the Synod was addressed for the first time ever by a rabbi – one of the leading rabbis of Israel – is itself surely a remarkable testimony… Above all we profoundly appreciate the words of Your Holiness at your meeting last month with our co-religionists in France – a meeting which like those held by Your Holiness on your visit to the USA, reflected special regard of the Holy See for the Jewish community. In Paris you emphasized “the eternal Covenant of the Almighty” with the Jewish People, whom the Church sees “as her beloved brothers in faith.” 
This rabbi mentions that a “Cardinal” will be commemorating Jewish people who died during the holocaust – heresy. He then states that the Jews were concerned when Benedict had put a prayer for Jews’ conversion in the Easter liturgy. But then the chief rabbi of Israel was assured in a letter from the apostate “Cardinal” Walter Kasper that this is no way meant that Catholics believe that Jews need to be converted or will in any way attempt to convert Jews. The rabbi then mentions how incredible it was that Benedict XVI allowed one of the leading rabbis in the world to recently give a speech to the synod of “Bishops.” This is total apostasy.
Benedict XVI’s October 30, 2008 Angelus Reflection: “St. Andrew is the Patron of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, thus the Church of Rome feels linked to that of Constantinople by a special bond of brotherhood. Therefore, in accordance with tradition, on this happy occasion a delegation of the Holy See led by Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, went to visit the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I. I wholeheartedly address my greeting and my good wishes to him and to the faithful of the Patriarchate, invoking upon all an abundance of heavenly Blessings.” 
He calls people who are outside the one true Church and following a schismatic “the faithful” – heresy.
Benedict XVI’s Address to Ambassador of the Arab Republic, November 6, 2008: “Egypt was already advanced in seeking to build bridges between peoples and religions. Such relations are certainly based on deep mutual respect for one’s identity… to develop dialogue and cooperation among the members of the diverse cultures and religions… Religions can and must be peacemakers… I have just recalled the fundamental role of religions in establishing harmony among peoples, cultures and individuals. For decades the annual meetings between the Permanent Committee for Dialogue among Monotheistic Religions of the Al-Azhar al Sharif Institute and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue seek to open a way towards reciprocal understanding and respect between Islam and Christianity… mutual respect that should bring a reciprocal esteem. The individual and humanity would benefit, as would religions… This would be a beautiful sign that Egypt would give to the world, favoring friendly and fraternal relations among religions…”
Benedict XVI says that he has deep mutual respect for people that are in false belief systems and are on the road to eternal damnation. He then speaks of his respect and esteem for the false religion of Islam – heresy.
Benedict XVI’s Address to Muslim leaders and other participants of the Catholic-Muslim Forum, November 6, 2008: “This gathering is a clear sign of our mutual esteem and our desire to listen respectfully to one another… I am well aware that Muslims and Christians have different approaches in matters regarding God. Yet we can and must be worshippers of the one God who created us and is concerned about each person in every corner of the world. Together we must show, by our mutual respect and solidarity, that we consider ourselves members of one family: the family that God has loved and gathered together from the creation of the world to the end of human history… religious leaders have the duty of ensuring the free exercise of these rights in full respect for each individual’s freedom of conscience and freedom of religion… God’s name can only be a name of peace and fraternity, justice and love. We are challenged to demonstrate, by our words and above all by our deeds, that the message of our religions is unfailingly a message of harmony and mutual understanding. It is essential that we do so, lest we weaken the credibility and the effectiveness not only of our dialogue, but also of our religions themselves… May God sustain us in our good intentions, and enable our communities to live consistently the truth of love, which constitutes the heart of the religious man, and is the basis of respect for the dignity of each person. May God, the merciful and compassionate One, assist us in this challenging mission, protect us, bless us and enlighten us always with the power of his love.” 
Benedict XVI first states that he esteems Islam – heresy. Second, he says that even though Muslims and Catholics have different beliefs about God, that Muslims can still worship God while practicing Islam – heresy. Third, he states that he respects Islam, and that Muslims are part of the same family as Catholics. He gives the clear impression that Muslims are perfectly fine in God’s sight – heresy. Fourth, he promotes freedom of conscience and religion – heresy. Fifth, he promotes the heretical idea that all religions have “credibility” – heresy. Sixth, he presumes good intentions on the part of the leaders of false religions and also says: “May God sustain us in our good intentions.”
Benedict XVI’s Speech after the Angelus, November 9, 2008: “Today is the 70th anniversary of that sad event – which happened during the night of 9-10 November 1938 – when the Nazi fury against the Jews broke out in Germany. Shops, offices, houses and synagogues were attacked and destroyed, numerous people were also killed, starting the systematic and violent persecution of the German Jews, which ended in the Shoah… we commit ourselves, at all levels, to work against every form of anti-Semitism and discrimination, educating above all the young generations in respect and reciprocal acceptance. I invite you, moreover, to pray for the victims of those times and to unite with me in a profound manifestation of solidarity with the Hebrew world.”  He invites people to pray for deceased Jews, which is a mortal sin and then he talks about his “profound manifestation of solidarity with the Hebrew world”- heresy.
Benedict XVI’s November 26, 2008 Greeting to H.H.[“His Holiness”] Aram I of the Armenian “Orthodox” Apostolic Church: “This morning I greet with great joy His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of Cilicia of the Armenians, together with the distinguished delegation accompanying him, and the Armenian pilgrims from various countries… Your Holiness, I wish to express my particular gratitude for your constant personal involvement in the field of ecumenism…”
He calls another false schismatic religious leader “Your Holiness” and praises the schismatic for his involvement in ecumenism. Yes, for Benedict XVI the word “schism” is the same word as “holiness.”
 L’ Osservatore Romano, October 15, 2008, p. 30.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, November 5, 2008, p. 19.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, November 5, 2008, p. 19.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, December 3, 2008, p. 2.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, November 12, 2008, p. 9.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, November 12, 2008, p. 4.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, November 12, 2008, p. 1.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, December 3, 2008, p. 15.