By Bro. Michael Dimond, O.S.B.
Introductory Note: * A Heretic is a baptized person who rejects an authoritative teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. A schismatic is a person who refuses communion with a true Pope or refuses communion with true Catholics. An apostate is a person who rejects the Christian faith completely. All heretics, schismatics and apostates sever themselves from the Catholic Church automatically (Pius XII, Mystici Corporis, June 29, 1943). Therefore, if one is a heretic he is not a Catholic (Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum June 29, 1896). And most heretics convince themselves that they are not denying any dogma when they actually are. This page will be updated periodically. (All emphasis, such as bolding, underlining, and italicization is not necessarily that of the quoted author.) *This section of our website will deal with significant heresies taught by members of the Vatican II Church other than the Vatican II Antipopes.
The Vatican’s “Day of Judaism” and Messages of Congratulations to Buddhists and Hindus for their “feast days”
Message from the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue to Buddhists for the “Feast of Vesakh/Hanamatsuri:
“Dear Buddhist Friends,
1. On behalf of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, I am happy to offer again, this year, heartfelt congratulations on the occasion of Vesakh/Hanamatsuri. It is my wish that this annual feast may bring joy and serenity to the hearts of all of you throughout the world.
2. Today, more and more in classrooms all over the world, students belonging to various religions and beliefs sit side-by-side, learning with one another and from one another. This diversity gives rise to challenges and sparks deeper reflection on the need to educate young people to respect and understand the religious beliefs and practices of others, to grow in knowledge of their own, to advance together as responsible human beings and to be ready to join hands with those of other religions to resolve conflicts and to promote friendship, justice, peace and authentic human development.
3. With His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, we acknowledge that true education can support an openness to the transcendent as well as to those around us. Where education is a reality there is an opportunity for dialogue, for inter-relatedness and for receptive listening to the other. In such an atmosphere, young people sense that they are appreciated for who they are and for what they are able to contribute; they learn how to grow in appreciation of their brothers and sisters whose beliefs and practices are different from their own. When that happens there will be joy in being persons of solidarity and compassion called to build a just and fraternal society giving thus hope for the future.
4. As Buddhists you pass on to young people the wisdom regarding the need to refrain from harming others and to live lives of generosity and compassion, a practice to be esteemed and recognized as a precious gift to society. This is one concrete way in which religion contributes to educating the young generation, sharing the responsibility and cooperating with others… Dear friends, we join our hearts to yours and pray that together we will be able to guide the young people by our example and teaching to become instruments of justice and peace. Let us share the common responsibility we have towards the present and future generations, nurturing them to be peaceful and to be peace makers.
Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran
Archbishop Pier-Luigi Celata
As it does every year, the Vatican has mailed its congratulations to members of false religions as they celebrate their non-Christian “feast days.” Such an act fully endorses the practice of non-Christian religions. The Church teaches that these religions and their practices lead to everlasting damnation. In this heretical message to the Buddhists, Benedict XVI’s representatives in the Vatican state that Catholics should learn from various false religions and that we should respect their evil practices and beliefs. They then declare that Buddhists pass on wisdom to young people; that Buddhists have a common responsibility with Catholics for the present and the future generations; and that Buddhists will guide young people by their example and teaching. This is outrageous heresy, and it is fully endorsed by the apostate Benedict XVI.
Message from the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue to Hindu people for the “Feast of Deepavali”:
“Dear Hindu Friends,
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue is pleased to send you its cordial greetings as you celebrate Deepavali on 26 October of this year. May God, the source of all light, illuminate your hearts, homes and communities for a life of peace and prosperity.
Maintaining our tradition of sharing a reflection on this occasion, we propose this year the theme of Religious Freedom. This subject is currently taking center stage in many places, calling our attention to those members of our human family exposed to bias, prejudice, hate propaganda, discrimination and persecution on the basis of religious affiliation. Religious freedom is the answer to religiously motivated conflicts in many parts of the world. Amid the violence triggered by these conflicts, many desperately yearn for peaceful coexistence and integral human development.
Religious freedom is numbered among the fundamental human rights rooted in the dignity of the human person. When it is jeopardized or denied, all other human rights are endangered. Religious freedom necessarily includes immunity from coercion by any individual, group, community or institution. Though the exercise of this right entails the freedom of every person to profess, practice and propagate his or her religion or belief, in public or in private, alone or in a community, it also involves a serious obligation on the part of civil authorities, individuals and groups to respect the freedom of others. Moreover, it includes the freedom to change one’s own religion.
When respected and promoted, religious freedom allows believers to be more enthusiastic about cooperating with their fellow citizens in the building of a just and humane social order… Let us strive, then, to join hands in promoting religious freedom as our shared responsibility, by asking the leaders of nations never to disregard the religious dimension of the human person.
Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran
Archbishop Pier-Luigi Celata
In this message, the Vatican and Benedict XVI celebrate the pagan “feast” of Deepavali with the Hindus. They also fully endorse the condemned heresy of religious liberty. They also teach that a Catholic society should never discriminate against a person on the basis of his or her religion, no matter how evil or antichrist it might be. That’s heresy.
Under the heading of “The special responsibility of Jews and Catholics,” the Vatican explains their “Day of Judaism.”
“On 17 January, as in past years the Church in Italy will celebrate the ‘Day of Judaism’ which affords a special opportunity to remember the Jewish roots of the Christian faith, to look with gratitude to the systematic dialogue with Judaism that has been going on since the Second Vatican Council, and to further encourage it in the current situation with practical actions. The Day of Judaism has so far been accepted by the Bishops’ Conferences of Austria, Poland, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Cardinal Kurt Koch, who was appointed President of the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews by the Holy Father, has urged certain countries in which Jews and Catholics live side by side and have kept up a dialogue for some time to consider introducing this commemorative day… From the theological viewpoint, Jews and Christians not only have a rich patrimony in common but can promote common values in society, work for human rights and collaborate in the social assistance and humanitarian aid sectors. Judaism and Christianity, however, are called in a special way to promote peace in the world. And they must do this together, because they have always been dependent on one another. The then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger emphasized this very close bond in an article which came out in L’Osservatore Romano on 29 December 2000: It is obvious that as Christians our dialogue with the Jews is on a different level than our dialogue with the other religions. For us the faith witnessed in the Bible by the Jews, the Old Testament of the Christians, is not another religion but the foundation of our faith.” 
The Catholic Church does not celebrate a day for Judaism or Judaism itself. The Catholic Church condemns this dead religion as a false religion, and it charitably warns the Jews of the need to convert to Jesus Christ and His Church to be saved. The Church repeats what the Council of Florence taught: that those who observe Judaism will not participate in eternal life in Heaven.
However, the apostate Vatican and Benedict XVI state that, “as in past years the Church will celebrate the ‘Day of Judaism.’” According to them, the day celebrating Judaism has already been fully approved “by Bishops’ Conferences of Austria, Poland, the Netherlands and Switzerland.” The article explains that the apostate “Cardinal” Koch has pushed for this “Day of Celebration” in every country where “Jews and Catholics live side by side.” The purpose of this day is clear: under the guise of noting the Old Testament origins of Christianity, the Devil is introducing the acceptance of modern-day Judaism and Christ-denial. It’s simply a sneaky way for the Devil to promote apostasy. The Vatican says that Judaism promotes peace in the world. Yet, the only real peace comes from the Prince of Peace (Jesus Christ – Isaiah 9:6), whom the Jews reject. The Vatican then says that Christianity is dependent on Judaism. That’s heresy. The Jewish religion is dead and has been dead for 2,000 years. Judaism today cannot be separated from its denial of Jesus Christ. Therefore, any celebration of Judaism today is a denial of Jesus Christ.
Pope Pius XII, Mystici Corporis (#’s 29-30), 1943: “… the New Testament took the place of the Old Law which had been abolished… Jesus made void the Law with its decrees… To such an extent, then… was there effected a transfer from the Law to the Gospel, from the Synagogue to the Church… that, as our Lord expired, the mystical veil which shut off the innermost part of the temple and its sacred secret was rent violently from top to bottom. On the Cross then the Old Law died…”
Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, 1441, ex cathedra: “The Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes and teaches that the matter pertaining to the law of the Old Testament, the Mosaic law, which are divided into ceremonies, sacred rites, sacrifices, and sacraments… after our Lord’s coming… ceased, and the sacraments of the New Testament began… All, therefore, who after that time (the promulgation of the Gospel) observe circumcision and the Sabbath and the other requirements of the law, the holy Roman Church declares alien to the Christian faith and not in the least fit to participate in eternal salvation.”
Pope Benedict XIV, A Quo Primum, June 14, 1751: “Surely it is not in vain that the Church has established the universal prayer which is offered up for the faithless Jews from the rising of the sun to its setting, that they may be rescued from their darkness into the light of truth.”
 L’ Osservatore Romano, April 4, 2012, p. 9.
 L’ Osservatore Romano, October 26, 2011, p. 15
 L’ Osservatore Romano, January 18, 2012, p. 4