Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Refuting the Dimonds schismatic denial that age of reason non-Catholics have a positive obligation to reject their sect and profess the true Faith

This article is one in an important series on The Dimonds' soul damning errors, but the reader would do well to first become acquainted with the Catholic teaching concerning invincible ignorance.


The Dimonds are schismatic and heretical for denying that children of heretics are to be held as schismatic upon attaining sufficient use of reason and clinging to their heretical sect, despite valid baptism. The schism of the Dimonds stems both from their refusal to assent to the teaching of Pius IX, in Singulari Quadem, which asserts that it is unlawful to presume invincible ignorance (which only God can judge) in such cases and from their denunciation of Catholics who are faithful to these principles.  They are heretical because they deny the dogma:

Pope Boniface VIII, Unam Sanctum, Nov. 18, 1302, ex cathedra: "Furthermore, we declare, we proclaim, we define that it is absolutely necessary for salvation that every human creature be subject to the Roman Pontiff."

Here, briefly, is why such children are in schism, regardless of the presence or absence of obstinacy (for a supplement to this article, please read "On the absence of salvation among heretics and schismatics and those in communion with them"):


The Dimonds admit that upon attaining the use of reason, all are immediately bound by the Divine Law, and they also rightly assert that there are no exceptions to the Divine Law. But this is where they start to get fuzzy. They neglect to acknowledge that obedience to the Divine Law includes first and foremost (as common sense will tell anybody) obedience to the First Commandment. This includes a positive obligation to reject false religions and profess the true religion.

This neglect causes them to fail to acknowledge that such children are in schism, that is they are adhering to a false sect, professing a false religion.  St. Thomas Aquinas teaches us a very important principle in this regard:

St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Prima Secundae Partis, Q. 103, A. 4:  "All ceremonies are professions of faith, in which the interior worship of God consists. Now man can make profession of his inward faith, by deeds as well as by words: and in either profession, if he makes a false declaration, he sins mortally."

In other words, any person above the age of reason who makes a profession to a religion which rejects the papacy is immediately schismatic.

The Dimonds also agree that the only ways to lose the Faith are heresy, schism and apostasy, but they try to argue that only obstinacy constitutes schism. But their quotes from Pope Pius IX and Clement VI do not state that ONLY people who are obstinately separated from the Church are schismatic.

Pope Pius IX, Quartus Supra, January 6, 1873: “For the Catholic Church has always regarded as schismatic those who obstinately oppose the lawful prelates of the Church and in particular, the chief shepherd of all.”

Do we have to contradict Pope Pius IX to say that the Church may also regard as schismatics those who adhere to false sects in ignorance? Of course not. We would have to if he said “For the Catholic Church has ONLY regarded as schismatic…”

Pius IX has in fact made a statement that indicates obstinacy is not required for schism, but that merely by being deceived, one may become schismatic:

Pope Pius IX, Graves Ac Diuturnae, #3: "This sect overthrows the foundations of the Catholic religion, shamelessly rejects the dogmatic definitions of the Ecumenical Vatican Council, and devotes itself to the ruin of souls in so many ways. We have decreed and declared in Our letter of 21 November 1873 that those unfortunate men who belong to, adhere to, and support that sect should be considered as schismatics and separated from communion with the Church."

The principle is clearly laid out by this Pope of the Catholic Church. Any sect that rejects the dogmatic definitions of the Vicar of Christ is a heretical sect, and good willed or no, we learn that that any of those "unfortunate men who belong to, adhere to, and support that sect should be considered as schismatics and separated from communion with the Church."  He says "unfortunate", not obstinate.

The Dimonds propose another quote:

Pope Clement VI, Super Quibusdam, September 20, 1351: “…We ask: In the first place whether you and the Church of the Armenians which is obedient to you, believe that all those who in baptism have received the same Catholic faith, and afterwards have withdrawn and will withdraw in the future from the communion of this same Roman Church, which one alone is Catholic, are schismatic and heretical, if they remain OBSTINATELY separated from the faith of this Roman Church. In the second place, we ask whether you and the Armenians obedient to you believe that no man of the wayfarers outside the faith of this Church, and outside the obedience of the Pope of Rome, can finally be saved.”

These quotes proposed by the Dimonds, not only do not constitute a dogmatic definition of schism but neither do they address the question of people who are unwittingly separated due to their ignorance or being deceived. It can in no way be said that people professing to be Lutheran, ‘Old Catholic’, Eastern ‘Orthodox’, Novus Ordo, or SSPX, even though they all believe themselves to be the true Church of Jesus Christ, are in fact labouring for the true religion, and the Church has taught that such people are guilty in this matter in the eyes of God, UNLESS their ignorance is invincible.

Pope Pius IX, Singulari Quadem, December 9, 1854: "For it must be held by faith that outside the Apostolic Roman Church, no one can be saved; that this is the only ark of salvation; that he who shall not have entered therein will perish in the flood; but, on the other hand, it is necessary to hold for certain that they who labor in ignorance of the true religion, if this ignorance is invincible, are not stained by any guilt in this matter in the eyes of God."

This quote refers to the sin of infidelity, or refusal to submit to Christ and His true Church. Schism is infidelity to the true religion and any profession of a faith other than Catholic, and adherence to a false sect is manifest schism, even if it is done through ignorance. It is the sin of infidelity by omission of one's duty to reject false worship, and commission by making a false declaration.

If Lutherans are not held guilty in the eyes of God on account of invincible ignorance, they are nevertheless not Catholic, as their religion is manifestly opposed to the Catholic religion.  Therefore if they are truly inculpably ignorant, then God will bring them into the Faith before their deaths.  Whereas if a person already believes and professes himself to be Catholic, though he is subject to a heretical or religious superior, if God deems him invincibly ignorant of the nature of such subjection, then he has not in fact committed the sin of schism, and remains Catholic.

As has been already mentioned, schism is constituted in being separated from the unity of Faith and government of the Holy Catholic Church. While it is clearly necessary that reasoning Catholics knowingly subject themselves to the Apostolic See and its teachings, it is equally clear that failure to reject heretical and schismatical sects, which are of themselves non-Catholic, is enough to show that these people are in schism and not in the Catholic Church. They will remain schismatic until they exercise the duty to reject their false religions and join the Catholic Faith.

The Dimonds hold out the example of St. Vincent Ferrer in an attempt to argue that the understanding of Singulari Quadem presented in this article is heretical. They don’t actually say that this understanding denies any particular dogma, but that it is heretical on the account that it involves an implicit suggestion that St. Vincent was ignorant of the true religion, even though he was a Catholic.

Please note the following points well:

A person who subjects himself to the Roman Pontiff is subject to the true religion (if he also has the habit of faith).

A person who is subject to an invalidly elected or a heretical antipope is also no longer submitting himself to the valid authority of the Church, but to a false religion, one without Christ or His Vicar as its head (regardless of whether or not he believes rightly concerning faith or morals).

Now, St. Vincent Ferrer was not schismatic, since Pope Pius IX taught invincible ignorance is the only way a person can be exonerated of the guilt of infidelity one would incur by labouring outside of the true religion. St. Vincent was indeed labouring outside the legitimate canonical authority of the Catholic Church, being subject to one who was not the Vicar of Christ, but was still a man who was orthodox in belief, showing no external signs of heresy.

Since St. Vincent invincibly believed that he was following the true Roman Pontiff (which is attested to by the fact that the Church has canonized him, and never once called him schismatic), he is not stained by any guilt in this matter in the eyes of God - and having already entered the Catholic Church by baptism and holding the Faith whole and inviolate, he cannot be said to have incurred the punishment otherwise inherent to submitting oneself to an antipope.  St. Vincent Ferrer submitted to Antipope Benedict XIII, with no way of being able to know that he was such.  If Benedict XIII had been publicly knowable as an antipope, those submitting to him would have been ipso facto excommunicated from the body of Christ.

Furthermore, this understanding of the teaching of Pope Pius IX also has support from one of the Fathers of the Church, St. Augustine:

St. Augustine (The Catholic Dogma, Fr. Michael Müller): "But those who through ignorance are baptized there (with heretics), judging the sect to be the Church of Christ, sin less than these (who know it to be heretical); nevertheless they are wounded by the sacrilege of schism, and therefore sin not light, because others sin more gravely."

Note that St. Augustine says through ignorance, not invincible ignorance. Their ignorance would almost certainly be culpable - invincible means "impossible to overcome by study", according to St. Thomas. If someone has joined a heretical sect, following God's grace and asking the right questions would allow them to quickly overcome their ignorance by spotting the inconsistencies of the sect's heresies. Hence St. Augustine does not hesitate to mark such people as schismatic.

St. Augustine, On Baptism (Against the Donatists), Chapter 4: "And just as baptism is of no profit to the man who renounces the world in words and not in deeds, so it is of no profit to him who is baptized in heresy or schism; but each of them, when he amends his ways, begins to receive profit from that which before was not profitable, but was yet already in him."

Also, the Dimonds present Canon 2314 from the '1917 Code of Canon Law' in defense of the sede vacante position (despite it's invalidity due to promulgation by a heretical antipope):

1917 "Code of Canon Law", Canon 2314, §1: "All apostates from the Christian faith and every heretic or schismatic incur the following penalties: (1) ipso facto excommunication;”

But they leave out the following two canons:

(3): “…if they have joined a non-Catholic sect or have publicly adhered to it, they incur infamy ipso facto…”

Canon 2200 §2: "Positing an external violation of the law, dolus [evil will] in the external forum is presumed until the contrary is proven."


So even the '1917 Code of Canon Law' is against them, teaching that, not only in this matter, but also in regard to their sacrilegious reception of Sacraments at the hands of apostate priests.


The Dimonds even further deny a proposition taught by their antipope Pius XI (11):

Antipope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos (#11), 1928: "Furthermore, in this one Church of Christ no man can be or remain who does not accept, recognize and obey the authority and supremacy of Peter and his legitimate successors. "

This quote is presented, not to give credence or any semblance of authority to Pius XI himself, but to show that the Dimonds are inconsistent and contradicting a man they recognize as a pope.  Certainly, though he may have gotten many things right, Pius XI is nevertheless a manifest heretic and a schismatic who must be denounced as not ever having held the office of the papacy.  But if the Dimonds were to hold him as a pope, then they would have to be consistent and understand the dogmatic definition of Pope Boniface VIII in light of Pius XI's words.  In other words, they would have to hold that nobody above the age of reason is subject to the Roman Pontiff unless he ACCEPTS, RECOGNIZES and OBEYS the office of the papacy as having supreme authority.


To sum up:

Does the Divine Law not teach to profess the true religion? Does the Divine Law not teach to reject heresy, heretics and communion with heretics and all other enemies of God? Not only is it forbidden by Divine Law to reject the Catholic Church, but it is commanded that we MUST reject false worship, failure to do so being schism.

Pope Pius IX (9), Singulari Quadem, December 9, 1854: "For it must be held by faith that outside the Apostolic Roman Church, no one can be saved; that this is the only ark of salvation; that he who shall not have entered therein will perish in the flood; but, on the other hand, it is necessary to hold for certain that they who labor in ignorance of the true religion, if this ignorance is invincible, are not stained by any guilt in this matter in the eyes of God. Now, in truth, who would arrogate so much to himself as to mark the limits of such an ignorance, because of the nature and variety of peoples, regions, innate dispositions, and of so many other things? For, in truth, when released from these corporeal chains "we shall see God as He is" [1 John 3:2], we shall understand perfectly by how close and beautiful a bond divine mercy and justice are united; but, as long as we are on earth, weighed down by this mortal mass which blunts the soul, let us hold most firmly that, in accordance with Catholic teaching, there is "one God, one faith, one baptism" [Eph. 4:5]; it is unlawful to proceed further in inquiry."

So even though it is possible that God may very well judge this or that person who is objectively in a heretical sect to have been invincibly ignorant and not culpably ignorant of the fact that the sect is not the true Church, the Catholic Faithful must judge based on objectively knowable facts, and adherence to a sect is both objective and knowable, while the internal disposition of any particular individual is not. It is unlawful, therefore, to hold that such adherents are Catholics until they explicitly abjure and enter into communion with the Catholic Church.



More from The Catholic Dogma, Fr. Michael Müller


"Those who have learned theology well," says St. Basil, “will not allow even one iota of Catholic dogmas to be betrayed. They will, if necessary, willingly undergo any kind of death in their defence." (Apud. Theod., lib. 4, Hist. Eccl., c. xvii.)


Almighty God, who is just and condemns no one without his fault, puts, therefore, such souls as are in invincible ignorance of the truths of salvation, in the way of salvation, either by natural or supernatural means...

Almighty God can also, by a miracle, carry a priest to a person invincibly ignorant and living up to the dictates of his conscience; or he can carry such a person to a priest--­or make use of an angel or a saint to lead him to the way of salvation...


About these miraculous conversions Dr. O. A. Brownson well remarks:--

“That there may be persons in heretical and schismatical societies, invincibly ignorant of the Church, who so perfectly correspond to the [prevenient] graces they receive, that Almighty God will, by extraordinary means, bring them to the Church, is believable and perfectly compatible with the known order of his grace, as is evinced by two beautiful examples recorded in Holy Scripture. The one is that of the eunuch of Candice, Queen of Ethiopia: he, following the lights that God gave him, though living at a great distance from Jerusalem, became acquainted with the worship of the true God, and was accustomed to go from time to time to Jerusalem to adore him. When, however, the Gospel began to be published, the Jewish religion could no longer save him; but being well disposed, by fidelity to the graces he had hitherto received, he was not forsaken by Almighty God; for when he was returning to his own country from Jerusalem, the Lord sent a message by an angel to St. Philip to meet and instruct him in the faith of Christ, and baptize him (Acts, viii. 26). The other example is that of Cornelius, who was an officer of the Roman army of the Italic band, and brought up in idolatry. In the course of events, his regiment coming to Judea, he saw there a religion different from his own,--the worship of one only God. Grace moving his heart, he believed in this God, and following the further notion's of divine grace, he gave much alms to the poor, and prayed earnestly to this God to direct him what to do. Did God abandon him? By no means; he sent an angel from heaven to tell him to whom to apply in order to be fully instructed in the knowledge and faith of Jesus Christ, and to be received into his Church by baptism. Now, what God did in these two cases he is no less able to do in all others, and has a thousand ways in his wisdom to conduct souls who are truly in earnest to the knowledge of the truth, and to salvation. And though such a soul were in the remotest wilds of the world, God could send a Philip, or an angel from heaven, to instruct him, or, by the superabun­dance of his internal grace, or by numberless other ways unknown to us, could infuse into his soul the knowledge of the truth. The great affair is, that we carefully do our part in complying with what he gives us; for of this we are certain, that, if we be not wanting to him, he will never be wanting to us, but, as he begins the good work in us, will also perfect it, if we be careful to correspond and to put no hindrance to his designs.

“However, in all the instances of extraordinary or miraculous intervention of Almighty God, whether in the order of nature, or in the order of grace known to us, he has intervened ad Ecclesiam, and there is not a shadow of authority for supposing that he ever has miraculously intervened or ever will intervene otherwise. To assume that he will, under any circumstances, intervene to save men without the medium ordinarium, (the Church) is perfectly gratui­tous, to say the least. To bring men in an extraordinary manner to the Church is easily admissible, because it does not dispense with the revealed economy of salvation, nor imply its inadequacy, but to intervene to save them with­out it appears to us to dispense with it, and to imply that it is not adequate to the salvation of all whom God's goodness leads him to save. That those in societies alien to the Church, invincibly ignorant of the Church, if they corre­spond to the graces they receive, and persevere, will be saved, we do not doubt, but not where they are, or without being brought to the Church. They are sheep in the prescience of God, Catholics, but sheep not yet gathered into the fold. “Other sheep I have," says our Blessed Lord, "that are not of this fold; them also I must bring; they shall hear my voice; and there shall be made one fold and one shepherd." This is conclusive, and that these must be brought, and enter the fold, which is the Church, in this life, as St. Augustine expressly teaches."

But is no one brought to the Faith and Church of Christ but those who correspond as they ought with the graces received before?

“God forbid," says Bishop Hay: “for, though it be certain that God will never fail to bring all those to the Faith and Church of Christ who faithfully correspond with the graces he bestows upon them, yet he has nowhere bound himself to bestow that singular mercy on no other. Were this the case, how few, indeed, would receive it! But God, to show the infinite riches of his goodness and mercy, be­stows it on many of the most undeserving; he bestowed it even upon many of the hardened Jews who crucified Jesus Christ, and of the priests who persecuted him to death, even though they had obstinately opposed all the means he had previously used by his doctrine and miracles to convert them. In this he acts as Lord and Master, and as a free disposer of his own gifts; he gives to all the helps necessary and sufficient for their present state; to those who cooperate with these helps he never fails to give more abundantly; and in order to show the riches of his mercy on numbers of the most undeserving, he bestows his most singular favors for their conversion. Hence none have cause to complain; all ought to be solicitous to cooperate with what they have; none ought to despair on account of their past ingratitude, but be assured that God, who is rich in mercy, will yet have mercy on them, if they return to him. Those only ought to fear and tremble who remain obstinate in their evil ways, who continue to resist the calls of his mercy, and put off their conversion from day to day. For though his in­finite mercy knows no bounds in pardoning sins, however numerous and grievous, if we repent, yet the offers of his mercy are limited, and if we exceed these limits by our obstinacy, there will be no more mercy for us. The time of mercy is fixed for every one, and if we fail to embrace its offers within that time, the gates of mercy will be closed against us. When the bridegroom has once entered into the marriage-chamber the doors are shut, and the foolish virgins who were unprepared are for ever excluded, with this dreadful reproach from Jesus Christ, --I know ye not, depart from me, ye workers of iniquity. Seeing, therefore, that no man knows how long the time of mercy will last for him, he ought not to delay a moment; if he neglect the present offer, it may be the last. That hour will come like a thief in the night when we least expect it, as Christ himself assures us, and therefore he commands us to be always ready."

"Let us mark well: To assert that acts of divine faith, hope, and charity are possible out of the Catholic Church is a direct denial of the article of faith: There is positively no salvation out of the Catholic Church; for, on account of these acts, God unites himself with the soul in time and eternity. If these acts, then, were possible out of the Catholic Church, there would be salvation out of the Catholic Church, to say which is a direct denial of the above article of faith, and therefore the assertion is heretical."



What Must You Do To Get to Heaven?

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Benedict XV heretical again in 1918, Dimonds hypocrites again

Benedict XVI, as we will see, promoted a false worldly peace, which is alien to the peace of Jesus Christ.  And the Dimonds rightly criticize and denounce him for it, among other things.  But did Antipope Benedict XV teach the same thing almost a century earlier? He did indeed! This following excerpt from Scripture PERFECTLY describes the situation with Benedict XV and his (not too) subtle inculcation of heresy, and what occurred a few short decade later.  It, and, and the words of both of these heretics, also shows how the Dimonds have cherry picked who to condemn and who to support:

1 Thessalonians 5:3: "For when they shall say, peace and security; then shall sudden destruction come upon them, as the pains upon her that is with child, and they shall not escape."

In fact, you can see an example of this heresy war being raged in the following quote from the evil antipope:

Antipope Benedict XV, Quod Iam Diu, (#1-2), 1918: "Soon the [non-Catholic] delegates of the various nations will meet in solemn congress to give the world a just and lasting peace; no human assembly has ever had before it such serious and complex determinations as they will have to take. ... in order that there may come from the [non-Catholic] Congress shortly to be held that great gift of heaven ... the decisions which are to be taken to ensure for ever in the world the tranquility of order and concord be willingly accepted and faithfully carried out by Catholics everywhere."

This is opposed to the words of Christ:

St. John 14:27: "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth"


But Benedict XV asked Catholics to willingly accept and faithfully carry out the peace that the world giveth, a peace which would be dictated by a Godless assembly of post-revolution governments.

And Antipope Benedict XVI, the current antipope, is simply rehashing, albeit more boldly, what was begun by the antipope of the same name nearly a hundred years ago. The following are specific excerpts quoted from the Dimonds' site, which the brothers condemn, despite the striking similarity between these and the teachings of Antipope Benedict XV. This once again shows them to be completely arbitrary in their judgments:

Antipope Benedict XVI’s encyclical Charity in Truth #56: “The Christian religion and other religions can offer their contribution to development only if God has a place in the public realm, specifically in regard to its cultural, social, economic, and particularly its political dimensions. The Church's social doctrine came into being in order to claim “citizenship status” for the Christian religion. Denying the right to profess one's religion in public and the right to bring the truths of faith to bear upon public life has negative consequences for true development. The exclusion of religion from the public square — and, at the other extreme, religious fundamentalism — hinders an encounter between persons and their collaboration for the progress of humanity. Public life is sapped of its motivation and politics takes on a domineering and aggressive character.”

Antipope Benedict XVI teaches the heresy that other religions can offer a true contribution to a positive development in the world. He then says that “denying the right to profess one’s religion in public has negative consequences for true development.” This is heresy. Benedict XVI then utters the heresy that when different false religious beliefs are excluded from the public sphere it hinders the progress of humanity and “public life is sapped of its motivation.”

Antipope Benedict XVI’s encyclical Charity in Truth #57: “Fruitful dialogue between faith and reason cannot but render the work of charity more effective within society, and it constitutes the most appropriate framework for promoting fraternal collaboration between believers and non-believers in their shared commitment to working for justice and the peace of the human family. In the Pastoral Constitution Gaudium et Spes, the Council fathers asserted that ‘believers and unbelievers agree almost unanimously that all things on earth should be ordered towards man as to their centre and summit’. For believers, the world derives neither from blind chance nor from strict necessity, but from God's plan. This is what gives rise to the duty of believers to unite their efforts with those of all men and women of good will, with the followers of other religions and with non-believers, so that this world of ours may effectively correspond to the divine plan: living as a family under the Creator's watchful eye.”

Antipope Benedict XVI says that believers and non-believers help bring justice and peace to the human family. He then utters the blasphemy that all things on earth should be ordered toward man, instead of God. Benedict XVI then utters the heresy that when believers in any religion on the planet work together the world will more correctly follow the divine plan.

Antipope Benedict XVI’s encyclical Charity in Truth #67: “In the face of the unrelenting growth of global interdependence, there is a strongly felt need, even in the midst of a global recession, for a reform of the United Nations Organization, and likewise of economic institutions and international finance, so that the concept of the family of nations can acquire real teeth. One also senses the urgent need to find innovative ways of implementing the principle of the responsibility to protect and of giving poorer nations an effective voice in shared decision-making. This seems necessary in order to arrive at a political, juridical and economic order which can increase and give direction to international cooperation for the development of all peoples in solidarity. To manage the global economy; to revive economies hit by the crisis; to avoid any deterioration of the present crisis and the greater imbalances that would result; to bring about integral and timely disarmament, food security and peace; to guarantee the protection of the environment and to regulate migration: for all this, there is urgent need of a true world political authority, as my predecessor Blessed John XXIII indicated some years ago. Such an authority would need to be regulated by law, to observe consistently the principles of subsidiarity and solidarity, to seek to establish the common good, and to make a commitment to securing authentic integral human development inspired by the values of charity in truth. Furthermore, such an authority would need to be universally recognized and to be vested with the effective power to ensure security for all, regard for justice, and respect for rights. Obviously it would have to have the authority to ensure compliance with its decisions from all parties, and also with the coordinated measures adopted in various international forums. Without this, despite the great progress accomplished in various sectors, international law would risk being conditioned by the balance of power among the strongest nations. The integral development of peoples and international cooperation require the establishment of a greater degree of international ordering, marked by subsidiarity, for the management of globalization. They also require the construction of a social order that at last conforms to the moral order, to the interconnection between moral and social spheres, and to the link between politics and the economic and civil spheres, as envisaged by the Charter of the United Nations.”

ETC...

Still think these men are not evil, heretical antipopes? Still think they're just dumbo bumbling Catholic popes who mean well but get everything wrong and lead souls to hell in the process??

Further Catholic teachings on peace:

Fourth Lateran Council, 1215: "rulers of the christian people keep peace with each other"

Pope Benedict XIV, Peregrinantes, (#4), 1749: "cries to the Lord for pardon and peace for the faithful"


Why only peace for Catholics? Because peace for non-Catholics would not help in their conversions and eternal well-being. Common sense! Benedict XV lies about what true peace is and therefore lies about the Prince of Peace. True peace can only come when all states are CATHOLIC.

Pope Gregory XVI, Mirari Vos, (#23), 1832: "Placed as if they were parents and teachers of the people, they will bring them true peace and tranquility, if they take special care that religion and piety remain safe."

And now here's more from the antipope of the early 20th century:

Antipope Benedict XV, Pacem, Dei Munus Pulcherriumum, (#17-19), 1920: "... it is much to be desired, Venerable Brethren, that all States [Catholic and non-Catholic], putting aside mutual suspicion, should unite in one league, or rather a sort of family of peoples, calculated both to maintain their own independence and safeguard the order of human society. ... To come back to what We said at the beginning, We turn affectionately to all Our children and conjure them in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ to forget mutual differences and offences and draw together in the bonds of Christian charity, from which none are excluded and within which none are strangers. We fervently exhort all the nations [Catholic and non-Catholic], under the inspiration of Christian benevolence, to establish a true peace among themselves and join together in an [non-Catholic] alliance which shall be just and therefore lasting."

This is heresy and perhaps the most evil of all heresies, except for the explicit denial of God, because it will lead to the denial of every other dogma. It leads to calling non-Catholic "family" on Earth, which will result in the denial of the salvation dogma and many other dogmas.

Notice the emphasis on creating a worldwide human "family". Is this allowable? Are Catholics and Catholic nations to unite with demons and demon nations? No, this is a denial of Scripture and 2000 years of Catholic teaching that Catholics do not unite with non-Catholics.

It is a dogma that peace can only exist with concord in religious doctrines. Benedict XV denies this dogma. Explicit heresy!

Pope St. Leo the Great, Council of Chalcedon, ex cathedra: "In establishing his disciples in the knowledge of the faith, our lord and Savior Christ said: "My peace I give you, my peace I leave to you"', so that no one should disagree with his neighbour regarding religious doctrines but that the proclamation of the truth would be uniformly presented. But the evil one never stops trying to smother the seeds of religion with his own tares and is for ever inventing some novelty or other against the truth; ..."

Moreover, the Church militant has always held that peace can only exist among Christians, and that we war against heretics.

Pope Innocent IV, Council of Lyons, 1274: "we therefore ordain, with the approval of this holy and general synod, that peace be generally kept in the whole world among Christians"

Pope Clement XIV, Salutis Nostrae, 1774: "they must pray to God for the exaltation of Holy Church, the destruction of heresies, peace among Catholic rulers, and the safety and quiet of the Christian people"



What Must You Do To Get to Heaven?

Friday, July 17, 2009

Athanasian Creed

"Whoever wills to be saved, before all things it is necessary that he holds the Catholic Faith. Unless a person keeps this Faith whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish eternally.

"The Catholic Faith is this, that we worship one God in the Trinity, and the Trinity in unity, neither confounding the persons nor dividing the substance. For there is one person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Spirit. But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit is one, the glory equal, and the majesty co-eternal.

"Such as the Father is, such is the Son, and such is the Holy Spirit. The Father uncreated the Son uncreated and the Holy Spirit uncreated. The Father infinite, the Son infinite and the Holy Spirit infinite.

"The Father eternal, the Son eternal and the Holy Spirit eternal. Yet they are not three eternals, but one eternal. As also they are not three uncreateds nor three infinites, but one uncreated and one infinite. Likewise the Father is almighty, the Son is almighty and the Holy Spirit is almighty.

"Yet they are not three almighties, but one almighty. Likewise the Father is God, the Son is God and the Holy Spirit is God. Yet they are not three gods, but one God.

"Likewise the Father is Lord, the Son is Lord and the Holy Spirit is Lord. Yet they are not three lords, but one Lord.

"For just as we are compelled by the Christian truth to acknowledge each person by himself to be God and Lord, so we are forbidden by the Catholic religion to say there are three gods or three lords.

"The Father is made by none, neither created nor begotten. The Son is from the Father alone; not made nor created, but begotten. The Holy Spirit is from the Father and the Son; not made nor created nor begotten, but proceeding.

"So there is one Father, not three fathers; one Son, not three sons; one Holy Spirit, not three holy spirits. And in this Trinity nothing is before or after, nothing is greater or less; but the whole three persons are co-eternal together and co-equal.

"So that in all things, as aforesaid, the unity in Trinity and the Trinity in unity is to be worshipped. Whoever, therefore, wishes to be saved, let him think thus of the Trinity.

"It is also necessary for salvation to believe Faithfully the Incarnation of our lord Jesus Christ. The right Faith, therefore, is that we believe and confess that our lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, is God and man. God, of the substance of the Father, begotten before the ages; and man, of the substance of his mother, born in the world.

"Perfect God, perfect man, subsisting of a rational soul and human flesh. Equal to the Father according to his Godhead, less than the Father according to his humanity. Although he is God and man, he is not two, but one Christ.

"One, however, not by conversion of the Godhead into flesh, but by the taking of humanity into God. One altogether, not by confusion of substance, but by unity of person. For as a reasoning soul and flesh is one man, so God and man is one Christ.

"He suffered for our salvation and descended into hell. On the third day he rose from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father almighty. Thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. At his coming all shall rise again with their bodies, and shall give an account of their own deeds. Those who have done good shall go into eternal life, but those who have done evil shall go into eternal fire.

"This is the Catholic Faith. Unless a person believes it faithfully and firmly, he cannot be saved."


This creed was decreed ex cathdera by Pope Eugene IV at the Council of Florence in AD 1439. It is infallible and an objective and absolute truth. Every single member of the whole human race must know and believe the above in order to be said to hold the Catholic Faith, in order to have a chance to be saved. To deny any article of it at all, including the first and last phrases, is heresy.

Any person who is unaware of any of the points of doctrine contained in this Creed is outside the Church and still in his sins.  While there is such a thing as material heresy - that is heresy without the will to oppose the Church, and it does not always mean a person is in sin, any incorrect belief or lack of knowledge against the above dogmas means certain damnation, unless it is corrected before death, as it is clearly defined:


"Whoever wills to be saved, before all things it is necessary that he holds the Catholic Faith. Unless a person keeps this Faith whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish eternally.  The Catholic Faith is this, [the articles]  This is the Catholic Faith. Unless a person believes it faithfully and firmly, he cannot be saved."



What Must You Do To Get to Heaven?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Dimonds' soul damning errors

Here are the errors of the Dimonds, of which I am aware, in brief, with references to the teachings they deny, and links to articles with more detail:

Their heretical rejection of Baptism of Desire, as if the Council Fathers of Trent could have then commissioned a Catechism, promulgated by a Sainted Pope, Pius V, which teaches the very opposite of what they had just formulated in the same Council, and not only opposite, but heretically so!  Please!  What a fool I was to follow along.

Their schismatic belief that one may knowingly receive sacraments from heretics and schismatics, contrary to St. Thomas, Galatians 1:8-9 and Titus 3:10-11 and Catholic common sense and constant tradition.

Their schismatic denial that validly baptized children who are born and raised in heresy are schismatic upon attaining reason and free will, since at that point they are then bound by the divine law (including the law to profess the true religion and be subject and obedient to the Roman Pontiff), which not even the Church can dispense them from, and it is unlawful for the Catholic Faithful to presume invincible ignorance. The Dimonds basically argued that a schismatic above the age of reason was, to paraphrase, "Catholic without knowing it", while publicly adhering to a sect that rejects the Catholic Faith, and subject to the Roman Pontiff, despite being subject to a religion that rejects the papacy.  The worst part is that history records that St. Josaphat never did adhere to the schismatic Churches.  So the Dimonds have dragged a saint through the mud to try and prove their evil position true.

Their acceptance of the Fatima apparitions as legitimate, including the Fatima ejaculation, which breaks the Rosary.

Their adherence to the line of antipopes beginning with Leo XIII and including the antipopes Pius X, Benedict XV, Pius XI, Pius XII.  Are you aware, by the way, that the Dimonds actually believe that Benedict XV, Pius XI and Pius XII are true popes AND heads of the beast mentioned in the Apocalypse of St. John!?

With all of these errors and monumental self-contradictions, it is no wonder at all that the Dimonds do not teach the necessity of specific abjuration for converts from heresy and schism.




What Must You Do To Get to Heaven?

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Penance and Mortification

Please read also:

Leviticus 5:5: “Let him do penance for his sin”

St. Matthew 4:17: “From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say: Do penance, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

And again,

Luke 13:3: "...unless you shall do penance, you shall all likewise perish"

There are many things that we can do for the sake of penance. First of all, any suffering we endure with a right intention, offering it up to the Lord, can be counted as penance. Our Lord, in His Sermon on the Mount, gives us a few examples of situations where such a penitential intention would be beneficial:

St. Luke 6:22-34: “Blessed shall you be when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. Be glad in that day and rejoice; for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For according to these things did their fathers to the prophets. But woe to you that are rich: for you have your consolation. Woe to you that are filled: for you shall hunger. Woe to you that now laugh: for you shall mourn and weep.

“Woe to you when men shall bless you: for according to these things did their fathers to the false prophets. But I say to you that hear: Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you. Bless them that curse you, and pray for them that calumniate you. And to him that striketh thee on the one cheek, offer also the other. And him that taketh away from thee thy cloak, forbid not to take thy coat also. Give to every one that asketh thee, and of him that taketh away thy goods, ask them not again.

“And as you would that men should do to you, do you also to them in like manner. And if you love them that love you, what thanks are to you? for sinners also love those that love them. And if you do good to them who do good to you, what thanks are to you? for sinners also do this. And if you lend to them of whom you hope to receive, what thanks are to you? for sinners also lend to sinners, for to receive as much. But love ye your enemies: do good, and lend, hoping for nothing thereby: and your reward shall be great, and you shall be the sons of the Highest; for he is kind to the unthankful, and to the evil.”


We are all unthankful and evil, and there is nothing that we can do on our own to even come close to repaying the debt we owe God for sacrificing His only begotten Son for us. The price of our redemption was just too high, yet as our Lord says, the Highest is kind to the unthankful and to the evil. His infinite mercy grants us leniency in paying the debt back to Him, but that does not mean that we are completely off the hook.

All have sinned and are in need of God’s mercy. It is because of this mercy that God allows us time in this world to work. If we put off paying our debts to God, then we may still be given the opportunity to do so in the next world, in Purgatory, but it would be far easier to willingly chip away at it while still in the flesh.

Job 24:23-24: “God hath given him place for penance, and he abuseth it unto pride: but his eyes are upon his ways. They are lifted up for a little while and shall not stand, and shall be brought down as all things, and shall be taken away, and as the tops of the ears of corn they shall be broken.”

What can we do for penance and mortification?

Saints are renowned throughout history for their heroic penances. We should definitely take hints from them. It is true that we may not be saints ourselves, but this is no reason not to emulate them, in fact it is all the more reason to try our best to do so. Our thoughts should be ordered thus:

“I am unworthy to be compared with saints. Nevertheless, it is quite safe to aim at perfection by degrees. What is to hinder me taking up unaccustomed practices? God is able to help me. It often happens that some poor man follows in the path of a mighty and wealthy nobleman. Although the nobleman reaches the inn sooner and enjoys a delicious meal and rests on a soft bed, yet the poor man reaches the same inn, though later and there he partakes of the leftovers from the nobleman's meal. If he had not followed in the nobleman's path and sought the same inn, he would not have enjoyed his nobleman's meal. In the same way I say now that, although I am unworthy to be compared with saints, I do wish to follow along their path, so that at least I might be able to partake of their merits.”

Naturally we should begin to do penance, as we are able and should not presume to exceed our natural abilities. As time goes on, we will be able to do more and more, and we should do so, for the sake of sinners, as penance is also a wonderful way to hope for the conversion and salvation of those we love.

Job 42:10: “The Lord also was turned at the penance of Job, when he prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.”

Some possible penitential or mortifying practices include taking cold showers, scourging oneself with a belt or a chain, wearing a hair-shirt, allowing a pebble in the shoe for the whole day, fasting, sleeping without a pillow, or without a blanket, or on the floor, praying while kneeling, genuflecting or bowing (especially on rocky ground or other hard surfaces). The important part of penance is that it is uncomfortable, inconvenient, even painful. Prudence must be your guide when performing penance, in order that you do neither take upon yourself too much nor increase your penances too fast. Doing so much penance that we become incapable of doing our duties, for example, would be sinful, if not also prideful. Nor should you do so little that it is rendered meaningless. As with all things, start small, and work your way up. Finally, do it in private, avoiding boasting and temptations to pride.


PRAYER BEFORE PENANCE
O my God, I offer this penance to Thee, in union with all the prayers said by Jesus during His holy life and bitter Passion, to satisfy Thy infinite justice, which I have offended by my many sins. Amen.


(ALTERNATIVE) PRAYER BEFORE PENANCE
O my God, I offer this penance to Thee, in union with all the prayers said by Jesus during His holy life and bitter Passion, to satisfy Thy infinite justice, which I have offended by my many sins, and I offer it for the souls in Purgatory and the conversion of sinners, retaining only enough merit to be granted the grace of final perseverance in the true Faith and in the state of sanctifying grace. Amen.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tattoos and piercings

Tattooing and piercing is regarded in Sacred Scripture as a pagan practice:

Leviticus 19:28: "You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor shall you make in yourselves any figures or marks: I am the Lord"

It should be considered as mutilation of the body in contravention of the Fifth Commandment. The fact that the tattoo may be of a religious object does not justify the practice. Exhibitionism is intrinsically un-Catholic, falling short of the virtue of humility. Would the Lord Jesus Christ have had a tattoo? The Blessed Virgin Mary? Of course not.  How do we know?  Because they would both have perfectly kept the law in all its points, including "nor shall you make in yourselves any figures or marks".

There is another argument against the practice, which relates to the Fifth Commandment, which forbids unnecessary harming of one's body, the Temple of the Holy Ghost, as St. Paul calls it. Catholic moral theology teaches that by the Principle of Totality, a person is not permitted to authorize the mutilation of his own body except for the benefit of the whole body by the principle of totality. Mutilation of the body can be justified only on the supposition that it is necessary or useful toward obtaining some just physical benefit (as an amputation of a diseased leg to prevent the spread of gangrene).

The practice of tattooing often involves an unnecessary medical risk of acquiring the dangerous virus Hepatitis C. This virus, once acquired through such practices as tattooing, can erupt virulently, or it can lie dormant in the body for twenty or more years after the tattooing incident. Hepatitis can destroy the liver and thus weaken the body until it dies in agony.

You should not get a tattoo or piercing. The Bible is pretty clear on the matter:

Leviticus 19:28: “You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh, for the dead, neither shall you make in yourselves any figures or marks: I am the Lord.”

1 Corinthians 3:16-17: "Know you not, that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? But if any man violate the temple of God, him shall God destroy. For the temple of God is holy, which you are."



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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

20th Century antipopes' actions: Leo XIII to Pius XII

The following are actions taken by non-Catholic antipopes during their antipapal reigns, and it is necessary to be aware of them, since while it is indeed quite possible that some, if not many, of the 'canonizations' and 'beatifications' below are accurate (i.e. the soul of the person allegedly canonized may be truly in Heaven), we cannot accept them as canonical canonizations.  Further, a good deal of them may also be heretical, as evidenced by some of the works of the people thus 'canonized' or 'beatified'.

At the very least, we are bound to recognize as schismatic and damned any person in this list who professed subjection to one of the heretical antipopes, starting with Leo XIII.

To my knowledge this list of alleged canonizations and beatifications by the antipopes (Benedict XV - Pius XII) is accurate and complete, though, as usual, I welcome correction if any mistakes or omissions can be found.

CONCERNING THE ACTIONS OF LEO XIII and PIUS X, the lists of the actions thereof may be incomplete (especially changes to liturgy, prayers, etc).



LEO XIII, actions as antipope

Leo XIII Canonizations
Clare of Montefalco
John Baptist de Rossi
Lawrence of Brindisi
Benedict Joseph Labre
Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order
Peter Claver
John Berchmans
Alphonsus Rodriguez
Anthony Maria Zaccaria
Peter Fourier
John Baptist de la Salle
Rita of Cascia


Leo XIII, Beatifications

Edmund Campion
Pope Urban II
Angellus of Pisa
Humphrey Middlemore
Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury
Sebastian Newdigate
Thomas Cottam
William Exmew
Anthony Baldinucci
Didacus Joseph of Cadiz
Hugh Cook Faringdon
Thomas Percy, 7th Earl of Northumberland
Thaddeus McCarthy


Leo XIII Other
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel



PIUS X
, actions as antipope


Pius X Canonizations
Alexander Sauli
Gerard Majella
Clement Mary Hofbauer
Joseph Oriol


Pius X Beatifications

Jean-Marie Vianney
Marie-Geneviève Meunier
Rose-Chrétien de la Neuville
Christina von Stommeln


Pius X Other

St. Joseph workers prayer



BENEDICT XV, actions as antipope

Benedict XV Canonizations
Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother
Margaret Mary Alacoque (Beatified by Pius IX)
Joan of Arc (Beatified by Pius X)


Benedict XV Beatifications
Louise de Marillac
Benedict Cottolengo
Anne of Saint Bartholomew (Venerable by Clement XII)
Nuno Alvares Pereira
John Pelingotto
Isnard de Chiampo
Mugagga
John Maria Muzeyi
Mukasa Kiriwawanvu
Anne Marie Taigi (Venerable by Pius X)
Oliver Plunkett
Angelus de Scarpetti
Margaret of Lorraine
Dominic Spadafora
Joseph Benedict Cottolengo


Benedict XV Venerables
Therese of Lisieux
Michael Garicoits
Mugagga
John Maria Muzeyi
Mukasa Kiriwawanvu
Oliver Plunkett
Marcelino Champagnat
Andrew Fournet


Benedict XV Elevations
Rafael Merry del Val - Secretary of the Holy Office
Pietro Gasparri - Cardinal Secretary of State
Pietro Gasparri - Chamberlain of the Holy Roman Church
Eugenio Pacelli - Papal Nuncio
Eugenio Pacelli - Archbishop
Ambrogio Ratti - Archbishop
Ambrogio Ratti - Cardinal
Angelo Roncalli - President of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith
Giovanni Montini - Ordained Priest
Giulio Tonti - Cardinal
Alfonso Maria Mistrangelo - Cardinal
Giovanni Cagliero - Cardinal
Andreas Franz Frühwirth - Cardinal
Raffaele Scapinelli di Leguigno - Cardinal
Giorgio Gusmini - Cardinal
Pietro La Fontaine - Cardinal
Vittorio Amedeo Ranuzzi de’ Bianchi - Cardinal
Donato Raffaele Sbarretti Tazza - Cardinal
Auguste-Rene-Marie Dubourg - Cardinal
Louis-Ernest Dubois - Cardinal
Tommaso Pio Boggiani - Cardinal
Alessio Ascalesi - Cardinal
Louis-Joseph Maurin - Cardinal
Nicolo Marini - Cardinal
Oreste Giorgi - Cardinal
Filippo Camassei - Cardinal
Augusto Silj - Cardinal
Juan Soldevilla y Romero - Cardinal
Teodoro Valfre di Bonzo - Cardinal
Aleksander Kakowski - Cardinal
Edmund Dalbor - Cardinal
Francesco Ragonesi - Cardinal
Michael von Faulhaber - Cardinal
Dennis Joseph Dougherty - Cardinal
Juan Bautista Benlloch y Vivo - Cardinal
Francisco de Asis Vidal y Barraquer - Cardinal
Karl Joseph Schulte - Cardinal


Benedict XV Other
1917 Code of Canon Law is Promulgated
Condemnation of the Secrets of La Sallette -- La Salette Book Placed on the Index
Fatima Apparitions (Happened During Reign)
Padre Pio Receives “Stigmata”
Our Lady of Loreto (Happened in Middle Ages) is Made Patron of Aviators
Legion of Mary is Founded



PIUS XI, actions as antipope


Pius XI Canonizations
Therese of Lisieux
Peter Canisius (Beatified by Pius IX)
Mary Magdalen Postel (Beatified by Pius X)
Mary Magdalen Sophie Barat (Beatified by Pius X)
John Eudes (Beatified by Pius X)
John Vianney (Beatified by Pius X)
Lucy Filippini
Catherine Tomas (Beatified by Pius VI)
North American Martyrs
Robert Bellarmine
Theophilus of Corte
Albertus Magnus (Beatified by Gregory XV)
Andrew Fournet
Bernadette Soubirous
Joan Antida Thouret
Mary Michaeli
Louise de Marillac
Joseph Benedict Cottolengo
Pompilius M. Pirotti
Teresa Margaret Redi
John Bosco
Conrad of Parzham
John Fisher (Beatified by Leo XIII)
Thomas More (Beatified by Leo XIII)
Andrew Bobola (Beatified by Pius IX)
John Leonardi (Beatified by Pius IX)
Salvatore of Horta (Beatified by Paul V)


Pius XI Beatifications
Therese of Lisieux
Bernadette Soubirous
Frances Cabrini
Joseph Cafasso
Anthony Mary Claret
Gemma Galgani
Catherine Laboure
Maria Mazzarello
John Bosco
John Ogilvie
Lucy Filippini
Robert Bellarmine
North American Martyrs
Paula Frassinetti
Christopher Bales
Edward James
George Gervase
George Napper
George Swallowell
John Duckett
John Robinson
Ralph Ashley
Ralph Corby
Richard Langley
Ambrose Edward Barlow
Augustine Webster
Claude de la Colombiere (Venerable by Leo XIII)
Nicholas Owen
Philip Howard
Thomas Garnet
Michael Garicoits
Mary Rose de Loye
Isaac Jogues
Anthony Mary Gianelli
Andrew Kim Taegon
Charles Garnier
Gabriel Lalemant
James Honore Chastan
John Lalande
Jung Hye
Paul Chong Hasang
Vincent Strambi
Yu Cecilia
Martyrs of September
Michael Ghebre
Noel Pinot
Solomon le Clerq
Andrew Fournet
Beatrice da Silva Meneses
Vincentia Gerosa
Falco
Hosanna of Cattaro
Benincasa of Cava
Conrad of Parzham
Teresa Margaret Redi
Balthassar of Chiavari
Contardo Ferrini
Joseph Pignatelli
Alonso Rodriguez


Pius XI Venerables
Christopher Bales
Ralph Ashley
Ambrose Edward Barlow
Augustine Webster
Thomas Garnet
Teresa Eustochio Verzeri
Solomon le Clerq
Martyrs of September
Noel Pinot
Alan de Solminihac
Conrad of Parzham
Gemma Galgani
Contardo Ferrini
Mary Assunta
Domenico Lentini
Marino Sanguineti
Anne Mary Javouhey
Maria Soledad Torres Acosta
Frances Cabrini
Benildus


Pius XI Doctors
St. Ephrem (Canonized by Early Church)
Peter Canisius (Beatified by Pius IX)
St. John of the Cross (Canonized by Benedict XIII)
Robert Bellarmine
Albertus Magnus (Beatified by Gregory XV)


Pius XI Notable Documents
Mortalium Animos
Casti Connubii


Pius XI Notable Liturgical Reforms
Institution of the Feast of Christ the King


Pius XI Elevations
Eugenio Pacelli - Cardinal
Angelo Roncalli - Archbishop
Annibale Bugnini - Ordained Priest
Albino Luciani - Ordained Priest
Marcel Lefebvre - Ordained Priest
Francesco Marchetti-Selvaggiani - Cardinal
Achille Lienart - Cardinal
George William Mundelein - Cardinal
Patrick Joseph Hayes - Cardinal
Achille Locatelli - Cardinal
Giovanni Vincenzo Bonzano - Cardinal
Enrique Reig y Casanova - Cardinal
Alexis-Armand Charost - Cardinal
Eugenio Tosi - Cardinal
Stanislas-Arthur-Xavier Touchet - Cardinal
Giuseppe Mori - Cardinal
Franziskus Ehrle - Cardinal
Giovanni Battista Nasalli Rocca di Corneliano - Cardinal
Luigi Sincero - Cardinal
Evaristo Lucidi - Cardinal
Aurelio Galli - Cardinal
Eustaquio Ilundain y Esteban - Cardinal
Vicente Casanova y Marzol - Cardinal
Bonaventura Cerretti - Cardinal
Enrico Gasparri - Cardinal
Patrick Joseph O’Donnell - Cardinal
Alessandro Verde - Cardinal
Luigi Capotosti - Cardinal
Carlo Perosi - Cardinal
Lorenzo Lauri - Cardinal
Giuseppe Gamba - Cardinal
Jozef-Ernest van Roey - Cardinal
August Hlond - Cardinal
Alexis-Henri-Marie Lepicier - Cardinal
Felix-Raymond-Marie Rouleau - Cardinal
Pedro Segura y Saenz - Cardinal
Charles-Henri-Joseph Binet - Cardinal
Jusztinian Gyorg Seredi - Cardinal
Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster - Cardinal
Manuel Goncalves Cerejeira - Cardinal
Luigi Lavitrano - Cardinal
Carlo Dalmazio Minoretti - Cardinal
Joseph MacRory - Cardinal
Jean Verdier - Cardinal
Sebastiao Leme da Silveira Cintra - Cardinal
Raffaele Carlo Rossi - Cardinal
Giulio Serafini - Cardinal
Angelo Maria Dolci - Cardinal
Pietro Fumasoni Biondi - Cardinal
Maurilio Fossati - Cardinal
Carlo Salotti - Cardinal
Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve - Cardinal
Elia Dalla Costa - Cardinal
Theodor Innitzer - Cardinal
Federico Tedeschini - Cardinal
Ignace Gabriel Tappouni - Cardinal
Enrico Sibilia - Cardinal
Francesco Marmaggi - Cardinal
Luigi Maglione - Cardinal
Carlo Cremonesi - Cardinal
Alfred-Henri-Marie Baudrillart - Cardinal
Emmanuel Celestin Suhard - Cardinal
Karel Boromejsky Kaspar - Cardinal
Santiago Luis Copello - Cardinal
Isidro Goma y Tomas - Cardinal
Camillo Caccia Dominioni - Cardinal
Nicola Canali - Cardinal
Domenico Jorio - Cardinal
Vincenzo Lapuma - Cardinal
Federico Cattani Amadori - Cardinal
Massimo Massimi - Cardinal
Domenico Mariani - Cardinal
Peitro Boetto - Cardinal
Giovanni Mercati - Cardinal
Eugene-Gabriel-Gervais-Laurent Tisserant - Cardinal
Adeodato Giovanni Piazza - Cardinal
Ermenegildo Pellegrinetti - Cardinal
Arthur Hinsley - Cardinal
Giuseppe Pizzardo - Cardinal
Pierre-Marie Gerlier - Cardinal


Pius XI Other
Fatima Apparitions (Approved During Reign)
Lucia Enters Institute of the Sisters of St. Dorothy
Our Lady of Knock (Approved During Reign)
Faustina Kowalska Enters Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy
Opus Dei is Founded
Legion of Decency is Founded
St. Jerome Emiliani (Canonized by Clement XIII) Made Patron Saint of Orphans and Abandoned Children



PIUS XII, actions as antipope



Pius XII Canonizations
Frances Cabrini
Joseph Cafasso
Anthony Mary Claret
Gemma Galgani
Maria Goretti
Margaret of Hungary (Beatified by Pius VI)
Mariana Paredes of Jesus (Beatified by Pius IX)
Catherine Laboure
Maria Mazzarello
Louis de Montfort (Beatified by Leo XIII)
Bernadino Realino (Beatified by Leo XIII)
Nicholas of Flue
John of Britto
Michael Garicoits
Jeanne Elizabeth des Ages
Jeanne de Lestonnac
Maria Josepha Rossello
Emily de Rodat
Bartolomea Capitanio
Vincenza Gerosa
Jeanne de Valois
Vincenzo M. Strambi
Emilie de Vialar
Anthony M. Gianelli
Ignatius of Laconi
Francis Xavier Bianchi
Pius X
Gaspare of Bufalo
Joseph Pignatelli
Mary di Rosa
Peter Chanel
Dominic Savio


Pius XII Beatifications
Domenico Savio
Maria Goretti
Teresa Eustochio Verzeri
Justin de Jacobis
Ignatius of Laconi (Venerable by Pius IX)
Joaquina Vedruna de Mas
Rose Philippine Duchesne
Placide Viel
Maria Chaira
Jeanne Marie Kerguin
Marie Amandine
Marie De Saint Just
Marie Adolphine Dierks
Mary Hermina Grivot
Teresa Eustochio Verzeri
Contardo Ferrini
Jeanne of the Cross Delanoue
Benildus
Anne Mary Javhouhey
Maria de Mattias
Marguerite Bourgeous (Venerable by Pius IX)
Vincentia Maria Lopez y Vicuna
Maria Soledad Torres Acosta
Alberic Crescitelli
Francesco Antonio Fasani
Pius X
Bertilla Boscardin
Rose Venerini
Bertilla Boscardin
Raphaela Maria Porras
Mary Assunta
John Baptist Turpin du Cormier
Marcelino Champagnat
Remigius Isore
Martyrs of China
Innocent XI
Mary of Providence (Eugenie Smet)


Pius XII Venerables
Placide Viel
Caterina Volpicelli
Ludovico Pavoni
Rose Venerini
Catherine Jarrige
Marie-Celine of the Presentation
Leo Dupont


Pius XII Doctors
St. Anthony of Padua (Canonized by Gregory IX)


Pius XII Notable Liturgical Reforms
Institution of the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Institution of the Feast of the Queenship of Mary
Institution of the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker
Suppression of the Solemnity of St. Joseph
Moving of the Feast of St. Philip and St. James the Apostle
Restoration of the Easter Vigil


Pius XII Notable Liturgical Reforms
The Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus is Renamed Shrove Tuesday
Abolition of the Midnight Eucharistic Fast
Eucharistic Fast Changed to 3 Hours


Pius XII Notable Documents
Mystici Corporis Christi
Humani Generis
Munificentissimus Deus
Sacramentum Ordinis


Pius XII Notable Documents
Allocution to Italian Midwives


Pius XII Dogmas
The Assumption of Mary


Pius XII Notable Elevations
Annibale Bugnini - Secretary to the Commission for Liturgical Reform
Angelo Roncalli - Apostolic Nuncio
Albino Luciani - Vicar General
Karol Wojtyla - Ordained Priest
Joseph Ratzinger - Ordained Priest
Francis Joseph Spellman - Cardinal
Josef Frings - Cardinal
Grégoire-Pierre XV - Cardinal
John Joseph Glennon - Cardinal
Benedetto Aloisi Masella - Cardinal
Clemente Micara - Cardinal
Adamo Stefano Sapieha - Cardinal
Edward Aloysius Mooney - Cardinal
Jules-Geraud Saliege - Cardinal
James Charles McGuigan - Cardinal
Samual Alphonsius Stritch - Cardinal
Agustín Parrado y Garcia - Cardinal
Clement-Emile Roques - Cardinal
Johannes de Jong - Cardinal
Carlos Carmelo de Vasconcelos Motta - Cardinal
Pierre-Andre-Charles Petit de Julleville - Cardinal
Norman Thomas Gilroy - Cardinal
José María Caro Rodríguez - Cardinal
Teodosio Clemente de Gouveia - Cardinal
Jaime de Barros Camara - Cardinal
Enrique Pla y Deniel - Cardinal
Manuel Arteaga y Betancourt - Cardinal
Juan Gualberto Guevara - Cardinal
Bernard William Griffin - Cardinal
Manuel Arce y Ochotorena - Cardinal
József Mindszenty - Cardinal
Ernesto Ruffini - Cardinal
Konrad Graf von Preysing Lichtenegg-Moos - Cardinal
Clemens August Graf von Galen - Cardinal
Antonio Caggiano - Cardinal
Thomas Tien Ken-sin - Cardinal
Giuseppe Bruno - Cardinal


Pius XII Notable Elevations
Giovanni Montini - Archbishop
Angelo Roncalli - Cardinal
Giuseppe Siri - Cardinal
Alfredo Ottaviani - Cardinal
Celso Benigno Luigi Costantini - Cardinal
Augusto Alvaro da Silva - Cardinal
Gaetano Cicognani - Cardinal
Valerio Valeri - Cardinal
Pietro Ciriaci - Cardinal
Francesco Borgongini Duca - Cardinal
Maurice Feltin - Cardinal
Marcello Mimmi - Cardinal
Carlos Maria Javier de la Torre - Cardinal
Alojzije Stepinac - Cardinal
Georges-Francois-Xavier-Marie Grente - Cardinal
John Francis D’Alton - Cardinal
James Francis Aloysius McIntyre - Cardinal
Giacomo Lercaro - Cardinal
Stefan Wyszynski - Cardinal
Benjamín de Arriba y Castro - Cardinal
Fernando Quiroga y Palacios - Cardinal
Paul-Emile Leger - Cardinal
Crisanto Luque Sanchez - Cardinal
Valerian Gracias - Cardinal
Joseph Wendel - Cardinal


Pius XII Other
Our Lady of All Nations (Happened During Reign)
Madonna del Ghisallo (Happened in Middle Ages) - Made Patron of Cyclists



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Blessed Virgin Mary: Co-Redeemer?

The Most Holy Mary voluntarily suffered for the love of Her son and for the love of the souls of all humankind.  By her heroic sufferings, which far surpassed those of all the holy martyrs put together, she certainly merited for herself even greater glory, being perfectly conformed to Jesus Christ in His sufferings for the world.  We are to honour and praise her above all other creatures, second only to God Himself.

This being said, however, the titles of "co-Redeemer", "co-Redemptrix" and "co-Redemptress" are intrinsically heretical in and of themselves, since they impute "Redeemer-hood" to someone other than He who alone may be called by such a title, as it is a dogma of the Catholic Faith that Jesus Christ alone is our Redeemer.

Pope Pius IV, Council of Trent, Session 25, On Invocation, Veneration and Relics of Saints, and on Sacred Images, ex cathedra: "...Jesus Christ our Lord, who alone is our Redeemer..."

Here are the false teachings of the false "popes" of the Pre-Vatican II post-Catholic church:

Antipope Leo XIII, Iucunda Semper Expectatione, On the Rosary, 8 September 1894, Sections 2-5: "For in the Rosary all the part that Mary took as our co-Redemptress comes to us, as it were, set forth, and in such wise as though the facts were even then taking place; and this with much profit to our piety, whether in the contemplation of the succeeding sacred mysteries, or in the prayers which we speak and repeat with the lips."

Antipope Benedict XV, Inter Sodalicia, March 22, 1918: "As she suffered and almost died together with her suffering and dying Son, so she surrendered her mother's rights over her Son for the salvation of the human race. And to satisfy the justice of God she sacrificed her Son, as well as she could, so that it may justly be said that she together with Christ has redeemed the human race."

The Blessed Virgin Mary, as worthy of honour and veneration as she is, above all creation, did NOT redeem the human race at all. She participated in the redemption by providing the human flesh, which nature Christ took from her, but she did not redeem the human race with Him. Anything that she merits for us, or that we merit through her intercession, can only be merited because Jesus Christ's perfect sacrifice was of infinite value, without which valuable sacrifice we and Mary could merit nothing.

Being so closely united to Christ in His sufferings, however, it is fitting, though not owed to her, that Mary should be elevated in glory beyond any human being other than Christ Himself, but to say that Mary is our redeemer, that she redeems anyone, in any way is heretical, even if it is with and subordinated to Christ, since this renders the decree from Trent false, which says that Christ alone is our Redeemer.

Therefore it may not justly be said that Mary together with Christ has redeemed the human race, because according to justice, only God could make such a purchase (you cannot demand a purchase unless it is OWED to you in strict justice), with the fitting price of His human blood and the intrinsic and infinite merit and value of the Divinity of the same, nor are we all "co-Redeemers".

Antipope Pius XII expanded even further on the term invented by Antipope Leo XIII in the following teaching:

Antipope Pius XII, Mystici Corporis Christi, #110, 1943: "It was she, the second Eve, who, free from all sin, original or personal, and always most intimately united with her Son, offered Him on Golgotha to the Eternal Father for all the children of Adam, sin-stained by his unhappy fall, and her mother's rights and mother's love were included in the holocaust. Thus she who, according to the flesh, was the mother of our Head, through the added title of pain and glory became, according to the Spirit, the mother of all His members. She it was who through her powerful prayers obtained that the Spirit of our Divine Redeemer, already given on the Cross, should be bestowed, accompanied by miraculous gifts, on the newly founded Church at Pentecost; and finally bearing with courage and confidence the tremendous burden of her sorrows and desolation, she, truly the Queen of Martyrs, more than all the faithful "filled up those things that are wanting of the sufferings of Christ . . . for His Body, which is the Church";"

Here the antipope quotes Colossians 1:24 out of context.  Whereas the commentary in the Challoner Edition of the Douay Rheims states ""Wanting"... There is no want in the sufferings of Christ in himself as head: but many sufferings are still wanting, or are still to come, in his body the church, and his members the faithful.", the antipope gives the verse a new meaning by the words "and her mother's rights and mother's love were included in the holocaust."  These words, when applied in consideration of the verse from Colossians, DIRECTLY suggest that the verse from St. Paul implied that the sacrifice of Christ in itself was insufficient and REQUIRED the cooperation of the blessed Virgin in order to be able to reach its full objective efficacy.

It is true that the merits of the saints supply "those things that are wanting of the sufferings of Christ for His Body, which is the Church".  But note very carefully that St. Paul says "for His Body, which is the Church".  Truly, NOBODY is in the Church until the objective redemption performed by Jesus Christ has been applied to his own individual soul.  But once a man receives baptism, which is the power of Christ's death and resurrection, he is sanctified and needs not offer any work of satisfaction of his own in order to go thence to heaven.  In other words, there is nothing wanting in Christ's sufferings to bring a soul into the Church.  But there are some who sin after receiving this great grace, and these must confess and then do PENANCE.

When someone has sinned in such a manner, they are again able to be sanctified by the power of Christ's blood, but NOW THEY OWE A DEBT OF PUNISHMENT.  This is where the merits of the saints may be of assistance to souls, when they have fallen after Baptism.

But again, Pius XII words clearly teach that there was something wanting of the sufferings by which Christ effected the objective redemption of souls.  But that is heresy in direct opposition to the Council of Florence.

Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, Session 11, 1442, ex cathedra: "It firmly believes, professes and preaches that never was anyone, conceived by a man and a woman, liberated from the devil's dominion except by faith in our lord Jesus Christ, the mediator between God and humanity, who was conceived without sin, was born and died. He alone by his death overthrew the enemy of the human race, canceling our sins, and unlocked the entrance to the heavenly kingdom, which the first man by his sin had locked against himself and all his posterity. All the holy sacrifices sacraments and ceremonies of the Old Testament had prefigured that he would come at some time."

None may hold that the Virgin's sacrifice of suffering was necessary for our salvation, nor that it contributed at all towards the objective redemption of the souls of men, the cancellation of sins, or the opening of the gates of heaven to man.  It was meritorious to herself, and built up a wealth of divine favour that she may communicate to men (as also did the sacrifices of the saints and martyrs in the communion of saints), but no matter how good your intention may be in desiring to praise the Holy Virgin, you are NEVER to grieve her by ascribing something to her that her Son's own Church has clearly declared as being His alone, and which she would never claim of herself.

St. Thomas Aquinas, Prima Secundae Partis, Q. 84, Art. 4, Obj. 5: "That a man commit a sin with a good intention, seems to point to ignorance, in so far as he knows not that evil should not be done that good may come of it"



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