By Bro. Michael Dimond, O.S.B.
Read more of Benedict XVI’s Recent Heresies
Benedict XVI’s March 27, 2011 Greeting to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the 1944 massacre of 335 Italians. Benedict XVI knelt and recited a prayer for the dead with Chief Rabbi of Rome, Riccardo Di Segni: “Dear Brothers and Sisters, I very gladly accepted the invitation of the National Association of the Italian Families of the Martyrs who died for the freedom of the Homeland to come on pilgrimage to this Sacrarium, dear to all Italians and in particular to the people of Rome. I greet the Cardinal Vicar, the Chief Rabbi… in this place, a sorrowful memorial of the most horrendous crime, the truest response is to take one another by the hand, as brothers and sisters, and to say: ‘Our Father, we believe in you and with the strength of your love we want to walk together, in peace, in Rome, in Italy, in Europe and throughout the world’. Amen” 
This is amazing apostasy. Benedict XVI kneels with the Chief Rabbi and he recites a prayer for the dead with him! He even prays a form of the “Our Father” with the rabbi! By doing so, Benedict XVI mocks and denies Jesus Christ. Scripture is clear that those who deny Jesus (e.g., the rabbi with whom Benedict XVI prays) have not the Father. Yet, Benedict XVI addresses the Father with the rabbi as if He is the Father of them both. This is a direct blasphemy against God.
1 John 5:2-23- “Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father. He that confesseth the Son, hath the Father also.”
John 5:23- “That all men may honour the Son, as they honour the Father. He who honoureth not the Son, honoureth not the Father, who hath sent him.”
On April 22, 2011, Benedict XVI was interviewed for a program entitled: “In his image – A Good Friday Special”:
Benedict XVI: “Naturally, all the institutions that truly have the possibility to do something in Iraq for you should do it. The Holy See is in permanent contact with the diverse communities, not only the Catholic community and the other Christian communities, but also with our Muslim brothers and sisters, Shi’tes and Sunni. We want to create reconciliation and understanding…
Question from Muslim woman to Benedict XVI: ‘The next question comes to you from a Muslim woman from the Ivory Coast, a country that has been at war for years. This lady’s name in Bintu and she greets you in Arabic, saying ‘May God be in all the words that we say to one another and may God be with you’…
Response from Benedict XVI: ‘I would like to respond to your greeting: May God also be with you and help you forever. I have to say that I have received heartbreaking letters from the Ivory Coast in which I see the sorrow, the depth of suffering, and I am saddened that I can do so little. We can do one thing always: remain in prayer with you and, as much as possible, we can offer works of charity.”
Benedict XVI states that Muslims are our brothers and sisters. Benedict XVI then says to a Muslim woman “may God be with you forever” – even though the woman denies the Holy Trinity and the whole Catholic faith! This of course means that the Muslim woman can be saved as a Muslim. Benedict XVI then states he will always remain in prayer with the Muslim. He is a total heretic.
Benedict XVI’s May 22, 2011 Reflection to pilgrims from the pro-life movement: “Dear friends, I congratulate you in particular for the commitment with which you help women who face difficult pregnancies, engaged couples and married people who desire responsible procreation…”
Benedict XVI doesn’t say married couples should procreate. He says that they should engage in “responsible procreation.”
Benedict XVI’s May 16, 2011 Address to “Latin-rite Indian bishops”: “The Christian life in such societies always demands honesty and sincerity about one’s own beliefs, and respect for those of one’s neighbor… as Indian Christians strive to live in peace and harmony with their neighbours of other beliefs, your prudent leadership will be crucial in the civil and moral task of working to safeguard the fundamental human rights of freedom of religion and freedom of worship. As you know, these rights are based upon the common dignity of all human beings and are recognized throughout the concert of nations. The Catholic Church strives to promote these rights for all religions throughout the world. I encourage you, therefore, to work patiently to establish the common ground necessary for the harmonious enjoyment of these basic rights in your communities. Even if he encounters opposition, the Christian’s own charity and forbearance should serve to convince others of the rightness of religious tolerance, from which the followers of all religions stand to gain.”
Benedict XVI states that Christian life always demands respect for the beliefs of one’s neighbor. That’s apostasy. He also says that freedom of religion/worship is a fundamental human right. Freedom of religion and worship have been condemned by numerous popes. He then says the Catholic Church strives to promote those (condemned) ideas throughout the whole world. He is a heretic.
Benedict XVI’s April 29, 2011 Message to participants in the Plenary Session of the Pontifical Academy of Social Services. Benedict XVI made a new appeal to all States for the “recognition of the fundamental right to religious freedom”: “As I have observed on various occasions, the roots of the West’s Christian culture remains deep; it was that culture which gave life and space to religious freedom and continues to nourish the constitutionally guaranteed freedom of religion and freedom of worship that many peoples enjoy today. Due in no small part to their systematic denial by atheistic regimes of the 20th century, these freedoms were acknowledged and enshrined by the international community in the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Today these basic human rights are again under threat from attitudes and ideologies which would impede free religious expression. Consequently, the challenge to defend and promote the right to freedom of religion and freedom of worship must be taken up once more in our days. For this reason, I am grateful to the Academy for its contribution to this debate… the right to religious freedom should be viewed as innate to the fundamental dignity of every human person, in keeping with the innate openness of the human heart to God. In fact, authentic freedom of religion will permit the human person to attain fulfillment and will thus contribute to the common good of society. Aware of the developments in culture and society, the Second Vatican Council proposed a renewed anthropological foundation to religious freedom… The Council was careful to clarify that this freedom is a right which each enjoys naturally and which therefore ought also to be protected and fostered by civil law… The Holy See continues to appeal for the recognition of the fundamental human right to religious freedom on the part of all states, and calls on them to respect, and if need be protect, religious minorities who, though bound by a different faith from the majority around them, aspire to live with their fellow citizens peacefully and to participate fully in the civil and political life of the nation, to the benefit of all.”
Benedict XVI praises constitutionally-guaranteed freedom of religion and worship. As we have pointed out before, constitutionally-guaranteed freedom of religion/worship has been condemned numerous times by the Catholic Church. Pope Pius IX declared that those who obstinately maintain that freedom of worship and religion must be guaranteed in the laws of states are excommunicated from the Catholic Church. The heretic Benedict XVI also calls on states to respect and protect adherents of different false religions.
Pope Pius IX, Quanta Cura (#’s 3-6), Dec. 8, 1864, ex cathedra: “From which totally false idea of social government they do not fear to foster that erroneous opinion, most fatal in its effects on the Catholic Church and the salvation of souls, called by Our predecessor, Gregory XVI, an insanity, NAMELY, THAT ‘LIBERTY OF CONSCIENCE AND WORSHIP IS EACH MAN’S PERSONAL RIGHT, WHICH OUGHT TO BE LEGALLY PROCLAIMED AND ASSERTED IN EVERY RIGHTLY CONSTITUTED SOCIETY; and that a right resides in the citizens to an absolute liberty, which should be restrained by no authority whether ecclesiastical or civil, WHEREBY THEY MAY BE ABLE OPENLY AND PUBLICLY TO MANIFEST AND DECLARE ANY OF THEIR IDEAS WHATEVER, EITHER BY WORD OF MOUTH, BY THE PRESS, OR IN ANY OTHER WAY.’ But while they rashly affirm this, they do not understand and note that they are preaching liberty of perdition… Therefore, BY OUR APOSTOLIC AUTHORITY, WE REPROBATE, PROSCRIBE, AND CONDEMN ALL THE SINGULAR AND EVIL OPINIONS AND DOCTRINES SPECIALLY MENTIONED IN THIS LETTER, AND WILL AND COMMAND THAT THEY BE THOROUGHLY HELD BY ALL THE SONS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AS REPROBATED, PROSCRIBED AND CONDEMNED.”
Pope Gregory XVI, Inter Praecipuas (# 14), May 8, 1844: “Experience shows that there is no more direct way of alienating the populace from fidelity and obedience to their leaders than through that indifference to religion propagated by the sect members under the name of religious liberty.”
Benedict XVI’s May 12, 2011 Greeting to a delegation of B’nai B’rith International: “Dear Friends, I am pleased to greet this delegation of B’nai B’rith International. I recall with pleasure my earlier meeting with a delegation of your organization some five years ago… That meeting marked the fortieth anniversary of the dialogue, which was jointly organized by the Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews and the International Jewish Committee on International Consultations. What has happened in these forty years must be seen as a great gift from the Lord and a reason for heartfelt gratitude towards the One who guides our steps with his infinite and eternal wisdom. The Paris meeting affirmed the desire of Catholics and Jews to stand together in meeting the immense challenges facing our communities in a rapidly changing world and, significantly, our shared religious duty to combat poverty, injustice, discrimination and the denial of universal human rights. There are many ways in which Jews and Christians can cooperate for the betterment of the world in accordance with the will of the Almighty for the good of mankind… In a recent conversation between delegations of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, held in Jerusalem at the end of March, stress was laid on the need to promote a sound understanding of the role of religion in the life of our present-day societies as a corrective to a purely horizontal, and consequently truncated, vision of the human person and social coexistence. The life and work of all believers should bear constant witness to the transcendent, point to the invisible realities which lie beyond us, and embody the conviction that a loving, compassion Providence guides the final outcome of history, no matter how difficult and threating the journey along the way may sometimes appear. Through the prophet we have this assurance: “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jer 29:11) With these sentiments I invoke upon you and your families the divine blessings of wisdom, mercy and peace.” 
Benedict XVI regards those who reject that Jesus is the Messiah as his “dear friends.” Benedict XVI says that infinite and eternal wisdom guides the steps of Jews. He says that Jews and Catholics “stand together” and have a “shared religious duty.” He states that Jews and Catholics “cooperate for the betterment of the world in accordance with the will of the Almighty for the good of mankind.” He then tells the Jews about “the need to promote a sound understanding of the role of religion in the life of our present-day societies as a corrective.” This is to say that Judaism and all the other false religions are the solution for society and lead us to God. He then closes off his heretical greeting by saying that Jews are “believers” in the true God, and that God’s promise through Jeremias apply to Jews who reject Christ.
Benedict XVI’s March 25, 2011 Message to young people in Paris: “At the heart of the ‘City of Light’, in front of the magnificent masterpiece of French religious culture which is Notre Dame de Paris, a great court has been created in order to give a fresh impetus to respectful and friendly encounter between people of differing convictions. You young people, believers and non-believers alike, have chosen to come together this evening, as you do in your daily lives, in order to meet one another and to discuss the great questions of human existence. Nowadays many people acknowledge that they do not belong to any religion, yet they long for a new world, a world that is freer, more just and united, more peaceful and happy. In speaking to you tonight, I think of all the things you have to say to each other. Those of you who are non-believers in particular, by demanding of them the witness of a life consistent with the faith they profess and by your rejection of any distortion of religion which would make it unworthy of man… Dear young people, it is up to you, in your countries and in Europe as a whole, to help believers and non-believers to rediscover the path of dialogue. Religions have nothing to fear from a just secularity, one that is open and allows individuals to live in accordance with what they believe according to their conscience. If we are to build a world of liberty, equality and fraternity, then believers and non-believers must feel free to be just that, equal in their right to live as individuals and in community in accordance with their convictions; and fraternal in their relations with one another.”
Benedict XVI encourages respect for false convictions and religions, and encourages people to believe whatever their conscience desires. Benedict XVI then promotes the motto of the French Revolution – liberty, equality and fraternity.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, March 30, 2011, p. 12.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, April 27, 2011, pp. 3-4.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, May 25, 2011, p. 2.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, May 18, 2011, p. 5.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, May 11, 2011, p. 3.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, May 18, 2011, p. 11.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, March 30, 2011, p. 6.