Bro. Peter Dimond, O.S.B. -9/29/06-
Benedict XVI praying ecumenical Vespers on Sept. 12, 2006 in Germany. (L’Osservatore Romano, Sept. 20, 2006, p. 10.) This is active participation in non-Catholic worship. It is a manifestation of heresy by deed.
Benedict XVI, Address during ecumenical Vespers service at Regensburg Cathedral in Germany, Sept. 12, 2006: “Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ! We are gathered, Orthodox Christians, Catholics and Protestants – and together with us there are also some Jewish friends – to sing together the evening praise of God… This is an hour of gratitude for the fact that we can pray together in this way and, by turning to the Lord, at the same time grow in unity among ourselves… Among those gathered for this evening’s Vespers, I would like first to greet warmly the representatives of the Orthodox Church. I have always considered it a special gift of God’s Providence that, as a professor at Bonn, I was able to come to know and to love the Orthodox Church, personally as it were, through two young Archimandrites, Stylianos Harkianakis and Damaskinos Papandreou, both of whom later became Metropolitans… Our koinonia [communion] is above all communion with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ in the Holy Spirit; it is communion with the triune God, made possible by the Lord through his incarnation and the outpouring of the Spirit. This communion with God creates in turn koinonia among people, as a participation in the faith of the Apostles…” (L’Osservatore Romano, Sept. 20, 2006, p. 10.)This is another major heresy of Benedict XVI. First, he takes active part in the prayer and worship of non-Catholics, which is condemned in Catholic teaching.
Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos (# 10): “So, Venerable Brethren, it is clear why this Apostolic See has never allowed its subjects to take part in the assemblies of non-Catholics…”Second, he says that he loves the Orthodox Church – a schismatic and heretical non-Catholic sect. What can be more heretical than saying: “I love the schismatic Church”? He then indicates that he, the schismatics and the Protestants have a communion with God, a communion with each other, and a communion in the Faith of the Apostles. This is a clear manifestation that Benedict XVI is a public heretic who is in communion with non-Catholics. So, let us hear no talk about schism from the defenders of Antipope Benedict XVI, when referring to those who reject him. Let us hear no more of it! Benedict XVI is a complete schismatic who loves the schismatic Church. Those who obstinately defend this non-Catholic as a legitimate pope are definitely schismatics.
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