By Bro. Michael Dimond, O.S.B.
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Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas Est #31c, Dec. 25, 2005: “Charity, furthermore, cannot be used as a means of engaging in what is nowadays considered proselytism. Love is free; it is not practiced as a way of achieving other ends.”
Benedict XVI’s first encyclical was released this week. Almost the entire encyclical is about charity and love. When you get to #31c, you discover that converting others (proselytism) is not part of this charity and this love. That’s quite a heresy!
Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos #9, Jan. 6, 1928: “Everyone knows that John himself, the Apostle of love, who seems to reveal in his Gospel the secrets of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and who never ceased to impress on the memories of his followers the new commandment ‘Love one another,’ altogether forbade any intercourse with those who professed a mutilated and corrupt form of Christ’s teaching: ‘If any man come to you and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into the house nor say to him: God speed you.’ (II John 10)… The foundation of charity is faith pure and undefiled…”