Brother Michael Dimond
The dogma of the Papacy is not only that one man has supreme authority in the Church, but that everyone else in the Church must accept that authority. Antipope Francis rejects that dogma, and thus he rejects the Papacy.
Francis’ November 30, 2014 responses to questions from journalists on the return flight from Turkey:
Alexey Bukalov of Russia: “Your Holiness, in thanking you for what you have done for the orthodox world, I would like to know, after this visit, and after this extraordinary meeting with the Patriarch of Constantinople, what is the outlook for relations with the Patriarchate of Moscow?”
Francis: “Last month, [Metropolitan] Hilarion attended the Synod as a delegate of Patriarch Kirill... Unity is a journey we have to take, but we need to do it together. This is spiritual ecumenism: praying together, working together. There are so many works of charity, so much work... Teaching together... Moving forward together. This is spiritual ecumenism. Then there is an ecumenism of blood: when they kill Christians, we have so many martyrs... starting with those in Uganda, canonized 50 years ago: half were Anglican, half Catholic, but the ones [who killed them] didn't say: ‘You're Catholic... you're Anglican...’ No: ‘You are Christian’, and so their blood mixed. This is the ecumenism of blood. Our martyrs are crying out: ‘We are one! We already have unity, in spirit and in blood’. I don't know if I told you the anecdote about Hamburg, which I heard from the parish priest of Hamburg. Did I tell you? When I was in Germany, I went to Hamburg to celebrate a baptism, and the parish priest was working on the cause for canonization of a priest who had been guillotined by the Nazis for having taught catechesis to the children. During his work on this cause, he discovered that in line behind the priest in question, there was a Lutheran pastor condemned to the guillotine for the same reason. The blood of these two mixed. And this parish priest went to the bishop and said: ‘I'm not taking this cause forward only for the priest: it's either for both or for neither!’. This is ecumenism of blood, which helps us so much, which tells us so much... I’ll say something that a few, perhaps, are not able to understand: the Eastern Catholic Churches have a right to exist, but uniatism is a dated word. We cannot speak in these terms today. We need to find another way. Now, ‘we land’ in Moscow. I told Patriarch Kirill, and he agreed, there is a willingness to meet. I told him: ‘I'll go wherever you want, you call me and I’ll come’; and he too wants this… Hilarion suggested that the commission, for which he presides over the Russian Orthodox part, hold a study meeting on the question of Primacy. We have to continue in the footsteps of John Paul II: ‘Help me to find a form of Primacy that we can agree on’. This is what I can tell you.”
Antipope Francis answers a question about the “Orthodox” (who reject the Catholic faith) by saying we need to pray, work, teach, and move forward together. Francis teaches that we “already have unity, in spirit and in blood” with non-Catholics. The Catholic Church teaches that unity only exists in the true Catholic Church. Francis once again teaches that there are non-Catholic martyrs, and that Anglicans “saints” were “canonized 50 years ago”. This is totally heretical and condemned by the infallible teaching of true Catholic popes. He even says that it was good for a “parish priest” to push for the canonization of a Lutheran “pastor”!
Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, “Cantate Domino,” Session 11, 1441, 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.”
Antipope Francis then teaches that “uniatism” is “a dated word”. Francis insists that “we cannot speak in these terms today”. Uniatism is “the union of an Eastern Rite church with the Roman Church in which the authority of the Papacy is accepted”. So, the schismatic Francis is publicly declaring that having the schismatic churches accept the Papacy is outdated teaching. This is a public rejection of the Papacy by Francis. Francis then talks about how he told schismatic “Patriarch” Kirill: “I'll go wherever you want, you call me and I’ll come”. “Pope” Francis will go wherever the schismatic leader wants him to go. Francis’ desire to please the schismatic leader is like an obedient dog responding to the call of his owner. This is Francis’ idea of how a “pope” runs “the Catholic Church” – conforming immediately to the desires of those who lead heretical and schismatic sects. Francis then says that he’s open to a change in Catholic teaching on the Papacy. Francis wants to find “a form of Primacy that we can agree on”. Francis is willing to further deny the Papacy to appease the schismatic “Orthodox” church. What an abomination.
Mimmo Muolo, of Avvenire: “I was struck by a phrase you used this morning during the Divine Liturgy: ‘I want to assure each one of you here that, to reach the desired goal of full unity, the Catholic Church does not intend to impose any conditions’. We would like to ask you to more fully explain this phrase, if possible, and whether it was in regard to the issue of Primacy, to which you referred earlier.”
Francis: “That is not a condition: it's an agreement, because they too want it; it's an agreement to find a form that is more closely in line with that of the first centuries… the Church has the shortcoming, the sinful habit of focusing too much on herself… And when the Church focuses too much on herself, divisions arise. And that's what happened after the first millennium. At the table today, Bartholomew and I were talking about the moment when a cardinal – I don't remember which one – went to convey the Pope’s excommunication to the Patriarch: the Church was focusing on herself too much at that moment! She wasn't looking to Jesus Christ. I believe that all these problems which arise between us, among Christians – at least speaking about our Catholic Church – come from focusing on oneself: we become self-referential.”
Here Francis says again that he wants an agreement (on the meaning of the Papacy) with the “Orthodox” that will be “more closely in line with that of the first centuries”. This denies Vatican I, which taught that Catholic truth on the Papacy was held in all generations of Church history. Francis’ statement clearly means “a form” of the “Papacy” that is in line with the schismatic “Orthodox” teaching on this issue. People need to consider this carefully, for it’s an unbelievable denial of the papal office. Next, Antipope Francis says the Holy Catholic Church has sin – that it has a “sinful habit”. The “sin,” according to Francis, is the teaching of Vatican I on the requirement of all professing Christians to accept papal primacy. Francis is calling Vatican I “sin”.
Pope Hadrian I, Second Council of Nicaea, 787: “… Christ our God, when He took for His Bride His Holy Catholic Church, having no blemish or wrinkle, promised he would guard her and assured His holy disciples saying, I am with you every day until the consummation of the world.”
Francis says the Catholic Church “focuses too much on herself” and should also focus on the other heretical and schismatic churches. Francis then condemns Pope Saint Leo IX’s excommunication of Michael Cerularius, the “Patriarch” of Constantinople. An interesting fact to consider about this event is that Pope Saint Leo IX refused to call Cerularius “Ecumenical Patriarch". Yet, Francis and the other Vatican II antipopes repeatedly referred to the schismatic leaders of the “Orthodox” church of Constantinople as “Ecumenical Patriarch".
Francis’ November 30, 2014 address “at the conclusion of the Liturgy”:
“Your Holiness, beloved brother Bartholomew,
When I was the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, I often took part in the celebration of the Divine Liturgy of the Orthodox communities there. Today, the Lord has given me the singular grace to be present in this Patriarchal Church of Saint George for the celebration of the Feast of the holy Apostle Andrew, the first-called, the brother of Saint Peter, and the Patron Saint of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Meeting each other, seeing each other face to face, exchanging the embrace of peace, and praying for each other, are all essential aspects of our journey towards the restoration of full communion… I believe that it is important to reaffirm respect for this principle as an essential condition, accepted by both, for the restoration of full communion, which does not signify the submission of one to the other, or assimilation. Rather, it means welcoming all the gifts that God has given to each…”
Francis tells the schismatic leader that, when he was the “Archbishop” of Buenos Aires, he “often took part in the celebration of the Divine Liturgy of the Orthodox communities there”. The Catholic Church has taught throughout history that to take part in a schismatic liturgy is a mortal sin. For example, if anyone looked at almost any moral theology manual before Vatican II, they would see that it clearly states that active participation in a non-Catholic service is a mortal sin. Francis speaks proudly of the mortal sins he “often took part in” back in Buenos Aires. Francis then asks the schismatics to pray for him. Francis explains what “the restoration of full communion” means to the leaders of the Vatican II sect. It means that the schismatics don’t need to submit to the Papacy or to any teachings of the Catholic Church they don’t agree with. Francis says that we must welcome “all the gifts that God has given” to the schismatic “Orthodox” church.
Francis’ November 30, 2014 common declaration with “Patriarch” Bartholomew:
“We, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, express our profound gratitude to God for the gift of this new encounter enabling us, in the presence of the members of the Holy Synod, the clergy and the faithful of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, to celebrate together the feast of Saint Andrew, the first–called and brother of the Apostle Peter… To this end, we offer the assurance of our fervent prayer as Pastors of the Church, asking our faithful to join us in praying ‘that all may be one, that the world may believe’ (Jn 17:21)… we also recognize the importance of promoting a constructive dialog with Islam based on mutual respect and friendship. Inspired by common values and strengthened by genuine fraternal sentiments, Muslims and Christians are called to work together for the sake of justice, peace and respect for the dignity and rights of every person… Our thoughts turn to all the faithful of our Churches throughout the world, whom we greet…”
In his public declaration of “faith”, Francis teaches that an openly schismatic leader is a “pastor of the Church”. Francis says we are “called to work together” with Muslims with “respect”, “inspired by common values”. Francis also calls schismatics “the faithful”, and asks to join in prayer with them.
Francis’ November 29, 2014 address during “Ecumenical Prayer Service” with schismatic “Orthodox leader” Bartholomew:
“Your Holiness, my dear Brother,
Each evening brings a mixed feeling of gratitude for the day which is ending and of hope-filled trust as night falls. This evening my heart is full of gratitude to God who allows me to be here in prayer with Your Holiness and with this sister Church after an eventful day during my Apostolic Visit... With this joyful hope, filled with gratitude and eager expectation, I extend to Your Holiness and to all present, and to the Church of Constantinople, my warm and fraternal best wishes on the Feast of your holy Patron. And I ask a favour of you: to bless me and the Church of Rome.”
Francis proclaims that the heretical and schismatic church in Constantinople is the true Church of Jesus Christ in Constantinople. Antipope Francis asks “His Holiness”, the leader of the schismatic “Church”, to bless him and the “Catholic Church”. Antipope Francis is a schismatic.
Francis’ November 22, 2014 address to the fourth “National Missionary Conference of the Church in Italy”:
“In the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, I spoke of a ‘Church which goes forth’. A missionary Church cannot help but ‘go forth’, without fear to meet, to discover the novel, to speak of the joy of the Gospel. To all, without distinction. Not to proselytize…”
Here Francis is addressing a “missionary conference”. Francis says attempting to convert people is not a part of missionary activity. Real Catholics know that missionary activity is, by definition, the work of trying to convert non-Catholics to the Catholic faith. Francis also tells them to go forth and “discover the novel”.
Francis’ October 31, 2014 address to members of “the Catholic Fraternity of the Charismatic Renewal”:
“I would like now to reflect upon some themes which I consider important. The first is unity in diversity. Uniformity is not Catholic, it is not Christian. Rather, unity in diversity. Catholic unity is different but it is one: this is curious! The cause of diversity is also the cause of unity: the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit does two things: he creates unity in diversity. Unity does not imply uniformity; it does not necessarily mean doing everything together or thinking in the same way. Nor does it signify a loss of identity. Unity in diversity is actually the opposite: it involves the joyful recognition and acceptance of the various gifts which the Holy Spirit gives to each one and the placing of these gifts at the service of all members of the Church. It means knowing how to listen, to accept differences, and having the freedom to think differently and express oneself with complete respect towards the other who is my brother or sister. Do not be afraid of differences!... The Charismatic Renewal has reminded the Church of the necessity and importance of the prayer of praise. When we speak of the prayer of praise in the Church, Charismatics come to mind… Spiritual ecumenism is praying and proclaiming together that Jesus is Lord, and coming together to help the poor in all their poverty. This must be done while never forgetting in our day that the blood of Jesus, poured out by many Christian martyrs in various parts of the world, calls us and compels us towards the goal of unity. For persecutors, we are not divided, we are not Lutherans, Orthodox, Evangelicals, Catholics…No! We are one in their eyes! For persecutors we are Christians! They are not interested in anything else. This is the ecumenism of blood that we experience today. Remember: seek the unity which is the work of the Holy Spirit and do not be afraid of diversity. The breathing of Christians draws in the new air of the Holy Spirit and then exhales it upon the world: it is the prayer of praise and missionary outreach. Share baptism in the Holy Spirit with everyone in the Church. Spiritual ecumenism and the ecumenism of blood. The unity of the Body of Christ.”
In this heretical rant, Francis teaches that “Catholics” must fully embrace those who hold heretical positions. He shouts, “accept differences!”. He promotes the demonic, non-Catholic “Charismatic Renewal” and their so-called “baptism in the Holy Spirit”. Francis blasphemes the Holy Spirit by saying that He is the author of various heretical and schismatic sects and “Churches”. Francis says there are many non-Catholic martyrs. That is a rejection of the Catholic dogma that there are only Catholic martyrs. At the Council of Florence, Pope Eugene IV infallibly proclaimed that non-Catholics who even shed their blood “for Christ” go to Hell.
Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, “Cantate Domino,” 1441, ex cathedra: “The Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes, and proclaims that none of those existing outside the Catholic Church, not only pagans, but also Jews, heretics and schismatics can become participants in eternal life, but they will depart ‘into everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels’ [Matt. 25:41], unless before the end of life they have been added to the flock; and that the unity of this ecclesiastical body is so strong that only for those who abide in it are the sacraments of the Church of benefit for salvation, and do fasts, almsgiving, and other functions of piety and exercises of a Christian soldier produce eternal rewards. No one, whatever almsgiving he has practiced, even if he has shed blood for the name of Christ, can be saved, unless he has persevered within the bosom and unity of the Catholic Church.”
Catholic dogma is exactly the opposite of what the heretic Antipope Francis teaches. Francis says more than once that we shouldn’t be concerned with those who reject various Catholic teachings. Francis teaches “do not be afraid of diversity”, for it is “the new air of the Holy Spirit”. Antipope Francis teaches that the unity of the Body of Christ is a unity between “Catholics” and those “Christians” who reject Catholic teachings. That is a clear profession that Protestants, etc. are in the Body of Christ – a total rejection of Catholic dogma.
Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos (#10), Jan. 6, 1928: “… the union of Christians can only be promoted by promoting the return to the one true Church of Christ of those who are separated from it…”
Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos (#9), Jan. 6, 1928: “Everyone knows that John himself, the Apostle of love, who seems to reveal in his Gospel the secrets of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and who never ceased to impress on the memories of his followers the new commandment ‘Love one another,’ altogether forbade any intercourse with those who professed a mutilated and corrupt version of Christ’s teaching: ‘If any man come to you and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into the house nor say to him: God speed you.’”
We have again reached the end of another examination of Antipope Francis’ heresies. Consider the magnitude of Francis’ rejection of the Papacy in these heresies. He openly and repeatedly teaches that a pope is not to be recognized as the one with supreme authority in the Church. He teaches that the “Orthodox” and Protestants are not to accept the jurisdictional authority of St. Peter and his successors. That is an open rejection of the dogma of the Papacy. One could not ask for a more explicit example of heresy. To say that he is not a heretic, as the false traditionalists do, is an incredible blasphemy.
Yet, it has become obvious to me that most “Catholics” who have seen Francis’ heresies in word and deed, and still regard him as a Catholic, will never change their position, even if he taught heresy 50,000 times. That’s because they are faithless. Externals are more important to them than the teaching of Jesus Christ and His Church. They simply reject the Church’s teaching that only those who profess the true faith can be considered in the Church. For more detailed information on this subject, see this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmV8-TDjwKo or this article: Catholic Teaching On Heresy, Judging Heretics, and Sedevacantism - Refuting False Traditionalists.
Pope Pius XII, Mystici Corporis Christi (#22). “Actually only those are to be included as members of the Church who have been baptized and profess the true faith.”
The fact that Francis clearly rejects defined Catholic teaching on the Papacy - by teaching that the “Orthodox” don’t need to submit to the Papacy - is all one should need to see. It proves (without any doubt) that Francis is a heretic and that he does not profess the true faith. He does not teach that the faith of Rome is to be held. Therefore, he cannot be considered a Catholic in the Church.
Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum (# 13), June 29, 1896: “You are not to be looked upon as holding the true Catholic faith if you do not teach that the faith of Rome is to be held.”
Pope Pius XII, Mystici Corporis Christi (# 23), June 29, 1943: “For not every offense, although it may be a grave evil, is such as by its very own nature to sever a man from the Body of the Church, as does schism or heresy or apostasy.”
It’s noteworthy that many of the false traditionalists, who obstinately reject the true position on this matter, are quite vocal in rejecting pro-abortion politicians as “not Catholic” and as “heretics”. Yet, Francis and the other Vatican II antipopes have taught heresies hundreds of times on matters that are every bit as dogmatic as the Church’s condemnation of abortion. The Church has also always taught that those who are public heretics are outside the Church and must be regarded as such. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be one faith in the Church.
Pope Boniface VIII, Unam Sanctam, Nov. 18, 1302: “One is my dove, my perfect one… which represents the one mystical body… And in this, ‘one Lord, one faith, one baptism’ (Eph. 4:5).”
In fact, the dogmas Francis denies have been defined more frequently than the Church’s opposition to abortion. But that fact doesn’t make any difference to those false traditionalists. Almost every month or week they will come out and complain or laugh about Francis’ latest blasphemy. They will endlessly whine about how Francis’ outrageous teaching is contrary to what true popes have taught throughout history. They will mock his false teaching and his false faith, failing to realize that they are only mocking themselves; for by recognizing him as a Catholic and the leader of the faithful, they simultaneously profess that his “faith” (and thus what they mock) is true. Nevertheless, since they are evil, they will continue to profess that the wolf (Francis) has authority over the sheep, and that he is not a heretic.
Their position is wicked, heretical, theologically ridiculous, and spiritually bankrupt. They are on the road to Hell, and they lead others to Hell. Those who hold this position (promoting heretics as Catholics) and those who follow such blind guides, who don’t serve Jesus Christ or believe in His faith, will pay the ultimate price in the eternal lake of fire.
Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum, June 29, 1896: “… can it be lawful for anyone to reject any of those truths without thereby sending himself headlong into open heresy? without thereby separating himself from the Church and in one sweeping act repudiating the entirety of Christian doctrine?…”
Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum, June 29, 1896: “… it is absurd to imagine that he who is outside the Church can command in the Church.”
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