Heresy of the Week, Week of 2/25/05
By Bro. Michael Dimond and Bro. Peter Dimond
For more see: Heresies of the Week of John Paul II’s Hierarchy and Members
Chris Ferrara, The Remnant, Feb. 15, 2005, p. 6: “Another example of this alarming situation… is the little-noticed story of how Bruno Forte, a priest of the Archdiocese of Naples, was suddenly made a bishop five months ago. Forte… is rumored to be Cardinal Ratzinger’s replacement as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. How this happened is anybody’s guess. The rumor has caused a great deal of consternation for one simple reason: Forte is a flaming neo-modernist. “…[Alessandro] Zangrando, a respected journalist… reveals Forte as nothing less than ‘the standard-bearer of theories so radical as to the point of putting in doubt even the historicity of the resurrection of Christ. The empty tomb, he [Forte] argues, is a legend tied into the Jewish-Christian ritual performed at the place of Jesus’ burial. It is a myth inherited by the Christians from Jesus’ early disciples. Therefore, the empty tomb, along with the other details surrounding the resurrection, is nothing but a ‘proof’ made up by the community.” (Bolding and underlining are my own)
Comment: So the possible replacement of “Cardinal” Ratzinger denies the Resurrection. I would say that is heresy, wouldn’t you? But notice what the heretic Chris Ferrara says and – more importantly in this case – what he doesn’t say about Forte! Ferrara calls Forte a “flaming neo-modernist”; but not once does he say that this apostate is even a heretic, even though Forte denies the Resurrection of Jesus Christ! This could be the outrage of the week, in addition to the Heresy of the Week.
Ferrara notes that Ratzinger consecrated Forte a Bishop, and that Forte may succeed Ratzinger as head of the “Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith”; but not once does Ferrara say that this Antichrist Forte is not a Catholic, not part of the Church, doesn’t have the Faith, and therefore cannot hold authority in the Church.
Chris Ferrara, The Remnant, Feb. 15, 2005, p. 6: “All we can do is continue our loyal opposition, pray for the advent of a kingly, militant pope…”
Yes, Mr. Ferrara, you will continue to be loyal to apostates who deny the Resurrection of Jesus Christ because you are a heretic.
Ferrara’s statement above clearly implies that he would accept Forte as part of his “Church,” just as he accepts Ratzinger and John Paul II. But if one can accept John Paul II as a Catholic after seeing his bold apostasy, as the false traditionalists do, then one must accept any and all the baptized as Catholics – including those who deny the Resurrection. The false traditionalists are just taking their heretical position, that not even John Paul II is a heretic, to its logical and evil conclusion. One can see how Antichrist such a position is: holding communion with those who deny the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ; but it is no different from holding communion with those who venerate the Synagogue; kiss the Koran; consider all religions great; and ask St. John the Baptist to protect Islam.
Chris Ferrara, The Remnant, Feb. 15, 2005, p. 6: “There is no doubt that the Holy Ghost will save the Church from extinction and bring about her restoration.”
Pope Gregory XVI, Mirari Vos (# 10), Aug. 15, 1832: “Therefore, it is obviously absurd and injurious to propose a certain ‘restoration and regeneration’ for her (the Church) as though necessary for her safety and growth, as if she could be considered subject to defect or obscuration or other misfortune.”