Heresy of the Week, Week of 3/19/04
By Bro. Michael Dimond and Bro. Peter Dimond
For more see: Heresies of the Week of John Paul II and the Vatican II sect regarding Heretics and Schismatics
Fr. Matthias Turk, Vatican Council for Promoting Christian Unity, March, 2004: “Among the more significant events was the touching ecumenical celebration organized by the Community of Sant’Egidio on 1 February 2003 in Rome’s Basilica of St. Bartholomew in order to commemorate the Lutheran Pastor Paul Schneider, who was killed in the Buchenwald concentration camp. Those attending on this occasion included Cardinal Walter Kasper… and other ecumenical representatives of Roman Parishes.
“This testimony, as the Holy Father has said, ‘speaks louder than the things which divide us.’” (L’Osservatore Romano, March 10, 2004, p. 11.)
Comment: Here we see the Vatican Council for Promoting Christian Unity commemorating a Lutheran heretic as a martyr for the faith. This is formal heresy against the Council of Florence.
Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, Cantate Domino, Session 11, Feb. 4, 1442, ex cathedra:“… no one, whatever almsgiving he has practiced, even if he has shed blood for the name of Christ, can be saved, unless he has remained within the bosom and unity of the Catholic Church.”
Pope Pelagius II, epistle (2) Dilectionis vestrae, 585:
“Those who were not willing to be at agreement in the Church of God, cannot remain with God; although given over to flames and fires, they burn, or thrown to wild beasts, they lay down their lives, there will not be for them that crown of faith, but the punishment of faithlessness, not a glorious result (of religious virtue), but the ruin of despair. Such a one can be slain, he cannot be crowned.”
But in promoting this clear (and formal) heresy in the official Vatican newspaper of last week, the members of the Vatican Council for Promoting Christian Unity are just following Antipope John Paul II’s lead, who has stated again and again and again that there are saints and martyrs in non-Catholic sects.
Antipope John Paul II, Ut Unum Sint (# 82), May 25, 1995: “All Christian Communities know that, thanks to the power given by the Spirit, obeying that will and overcoming those obstacles are not beyond their reach. All of them in fact have martyrs for the Christian faith.”
Antipope John Paul II, Ut Unum Sint (# 84), May 25, 1995: “Albeit in an invisible way, the communion between our Communities, even if still incomplete, is truly and solidly grounded in the full communion of the saints – those who, at end of a life faithful to grace, are in communion with Christ in glory. These saints come from all the Churches and Ecclesial Communities which gave them entrance into the communion of salvation.”
Antipope John Paul II, speech to schismatic non-Catholic Patriarch Karekin II, Nov. 9, 2000: “Again, I thank Your Holiness for your willingness to be part of that liturgy in the person of your representative. In effect, ‘perhaps the most convincing form of ecumenism is the ecumenism of the saints and of the martyrs. The communio sanctorum speaks louder than the things which divide us.’”
Antipope John Paul II, Ut Unum Sint (# 1), May 25, 1995: “The courageous witness of so many martyrs of our century, including members of Churches and Ecclesial Communities not in full communion with the Catholic Church, gives new vigor to the Council’s call and reminds us of our duty to listen to and put into practice its exhortation.”
Antipope John Paul II, Salvifici Doloris (# 22), Feb. 11, 1984: “Christ’s resurrection has revealed ‘the glory of the future age’ and, at the same time, has confirmed ‘the boast of the cross’: the glory that is hidden in the very suffering of Christ and which has been and is often mirrored in human suffering, as an expression of man’s spiritual greatness. This glory must be acknowledged not only in the martyrs for the Faith but in many others also who, at times, even without belief in Christ, suffer and give their lives for the truth and for a just cause. In the sufferings of all of these people the great dignity of man is strikingly confirmed.”
Antipope John Paul II, Angelus Address, Sept. 19, 1993: “In the unbounded space of Eastern Europe, the Orthodox Church too can well say at the end of this century what the Fathers of the Church had proclaimed about the initial spread of the Gospel: ‘Sanguis martyrum – semen Christianorum’ [the blood of martyrs is the seed of Christians].”
Antipope John Paul II, Tertio Millennio Adveniente (# 37), Nov. 10, 1994: “The witness to Christ borne even to the shedding of blood has become a common inheritance of Catholics, Orthodox, Anglicans and Protestants, as Pope Paul VI pointed out in his Homily for the Canonization of the Ugandan Martyrs.”
Antipope John Paul II, Tertio Millennio Adveniente (# 37), Nov. 10, 1994: “… the local Churches should do everything possible to ensure that the memory of those who have suffered martyrdom should be safeguarded, gathering the necessary documentation. This gesture cannot fail to have an ecumenical character and expression. Perhaps the most convincing form of ecumenism is the ecumenism of the saints and martyrs. The communio sanctorum speaks louder than the things which divide us.”
Antipope John Paul II, Ut Unum Sint (# 84), May 25, 1995: “In a theocentric vision, we Christians already have a common martyrology. This includes the martyrs of our own century, more numerous than one might think…”
Antipope John Paul II, Ut Unum Sint (# 84), May 25, 1995: “In the radiance of the ‘heritage of the saints’ belonging to all Communities, the ‘dialogue of conversion’ toward full and visible unity thus appears as a source of hope. The universal presence of the saints is in fact a proof of the transcendent power of the Spirit.”
Antipope John Paul II, General Audience, May 12, 1999: “The experience of martyrdom joined Christians of various denominations in Romania. The Orthodox, Catholic and Protestants gave a united witness to Christ by the sacrifice of their lives.”
All of this is repeated, public and formal heresy. And to think that some “traditionalists” have the audacity to assert that Antipope John Paul II has not denied any dogma! What an outrage and a lie! This heresy alone, without even considering the others, proves without any doubt that he is not a Catholic.
St. Alphonsus Liguori: “We should not forget that the devil has his martyrs, and that he infuses into them a false constancy. It is not the punishment, but the cause that makes the martyr; that is: the confession of the true faith.” (Victories of the Martyrs)