Pope Pius IX (9), Neminem Vestrum, On the Persecution of Armenians, 1854, #5: "In order that the religious communities might enjoy better order, We instructed Our Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith to issue an appropriate decree, which We order all parties to observe diligently. In order to remove entirely every controversy and suspicion concerning the doctrine of the Mechitharist monks of Venice, We want you to know that those same monks sent Us a splendid profession of Catholic faith and doctrine, using all the necessary signatures.
The following two paragraphs are from the Dimonds' article entitled "Quotes to Refute Radical “Traditionalist” Schismatics"; the first is a quote from Antipoe Pius XI (11) and the second is the Dimonds' conclusion based upon it (all bold, underline, etc. is as it appears in Dimond's article):
In this "encyclical" the antipope is evidently trying (and succeeding) to convince his followers that a Roman Catholic Saint started off his saintly life by entering a monastery of schismatics. But here we have a blatant contradiction. If he had indeed entered a convent of schismatics, then why would Pope Pius IX (9), the very pope whose quote above clearly condemns and forbids communioon in divinis with schismatics, be the very same pope to canonize him!?
|While St. Josaphat was a true martyr, the part above that says "a true martyr for unity on the Orthodox side", if it implies that some "Orthodox" schismatic was a martyr, is heresy in opposition to the Council of Florence.|
Here is the online definition of Uniate: Of or relating to any of several Eastern Christian churches that are in communion with the Roman Catholic Church but retain their own languages, rites, and codes of canon law.
Hence Antipope Pius XI (11) was colouring the facts and leaving the door open for people to break the commandments of the Church on communicatio in divinis with schismatics, and the Dimonds eat it right up.