Benedict XVI�s Recent Heresies


By Bro. Michael Dimond, O.S.B.

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Introductory Note: * A Heretic is a baptized person who rejects an authoritative teaching of the Roman Catholic Church.A schismatic is a person who refuses communion with a true Pope or refuses communion with true Catholics.An apostate is a person who rejects the Christian faith completely.All heretics, schismatics and apostates sever themselves from the Catholic Church automatically (Pius XII, Mystici Corporis, June 29, 1943).Therefore, if one is a heretic he is not a Catholic (Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum June 29, 1896).And most heretics convince themselves that they are not denying any dogma when they actually are.This page will be updated periodically.(All emphasis, such as bolding, underlining, and italicization is not necessarily that of the quoted author.)* Heresies from Benedict XVI used in past Heresy of the Week columns are usually found in Benedict XVI's recent heresies file.His worst heresies are found in our section on: The Heresies of Benedict XVI file.Other past Heresies of the Week are probably found in either the Heresy of the Week Archive or the Some of the Recent Feature Articles page or The Heresy of the Week Archive for those from years back.


Benedict XVI Declares the Supreme Buddhist Priest �Venerable� and his recent heresies on the �Orthodox�


Benedict XVI�s August 4, 2012 Message to the Supreme �Priest� of the Tendai Buddhist Denomination:


�The Venerable KOJUN HANDA

256th Tendai Zasu

Supreme Priest of the Tendai

Buddhist Denomination


I am pleased to greet you and the religious leaders gathered for the 25th anniversary of the Religious Summit on Mount Hiei, in the spirit of the 1986 historic meeting in Assisi promoted by my predecessor Blessed John Paul II.The commitment to the cause of peace by religious leaders is of the greatest importance and I am happy to learn that, thanks to your efforts, the Summit on Mount Hiei has become a major annual event that contributes effectively to dialogue between people of different beliefs� people of different beliefs can cooperate with one another for the good of the human person.With these sentiments, and as a pledge of goodwill and friendship, upon all gathered I invoke an abundance of divine blessings.


Benedict PP. XVI�[1]


Benedict XVI calls the �supreme priest� of the abominable false religion of Buddhism �venerable.�He then invokes blessings upon the leaders of false religions gathered at this ecumenical meeting.


Benedict XVI�s August 19, 2012 Reflection in Castel Gandolfo:


�In the past few days Kyrill I, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, is visiting the Orthodox Church in Poland.I cordially greet His Holiness, as well as all the Orthodox faithful.[2]


As he has done on numerous occasions, Benedict XVI declares a leader of a schismatic church �His Holiness� and a true �Patriarch� of the Church.This means that he considers the schismatic �Patriarch� to be the authentic leader of the Church of Christ for �Moscow and All Russia�.There is no doubt that Benedict XVI considers schismatics to be leaders of the Church of Christ.That�s heresy, of course.He also calls his schismatic leader�s followers �the Orthodox faithful.�


Benedict XVI�s June 28, 2012 Address to the �Orthodox� Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople:


�In addressing a warm welcome to you, I ask you to convey to His Holiness Bartholomaios I and to the Holy Synod, my sentiments of fraternal affection and deep gratitude for having deigned to send, this year too, worthy representatives to take part in our celebration, and to pass on a cordial greeting to the clergy, monks and all the faithful of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.Your presence here in Rome on the occasion of the liturgical Feast of Sts Peter and Paul affords us a special opportunity to raise our hymn of praise to God� Let us praise the Lord first of all for the rediscovery of the deep brotherhood that binds us� In remembering the anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, it seems to me fitting to commemorate the figure and activity of the unforgettable Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras, the 40th anniversary of whose death is in a few days� time� Your Eminence, dear Members of the Delegation, as I thank you once again for your presence among us, I assure you of my prayers that the Lord will grant holiness and strength to His Holiness Bartholomew I and prosperity and peace to the Ecumenical Patriarchate.�[3]


Benedict XVI calls the schismatic leader �His Holiness� and his schismatic synod �Holy.�Benedict XVI states that the presence of the schismatic leader �affords us a special opportunity to raise our hymn of praise to God.�He then says that he is deeply bound to the schismatic leader.Benedict XVI makes sure to remember that we are almost at �the 40th anniversary� of �the unforgettable Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras�.He remembers the deceased schismatic leader as if he were one of the great saints of the Catholic Church.This address is a totally heretical endorsement of schism.


Benedict XVI�s August 17, 2012 Telegram in sorrow over the death of Ethiopian �Orthodox� leader Abuna Paulos:


�Having learned with sadness of the death of His Holiness Abuna Paulos, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church, I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to the members of the Holy Synod, and to the clergy, religious and faithful of the Patriarchate.I still recall with satisfaction his visits to the Vatican, and in particular the address he delivered to the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops on 6 October 2009 and the important observations he made on that occasion.I am also grateful for his firm commitment to promoting greater unity through dialogue and cooperation between the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church. As the Patriarchate mourns the death of His Holiness, I willingly offer an assurance of my prayers for the repose of his soul, and for all who mourn him.


Benedictus PP. XVI�[4] ��


Benedict XVI once again endorses the members of a schismatic church as �the faithful.�He once again calls a schismatic synod �Holy.�He indicates that the deceased non-Catholic schismatic leader is saved (among the faithful departed).This is blatant heresy and a total rejection of the Catholic faith in numerous ways.


Previous Heresies of the Week:���������������������������������������� Benedict XVI's recent heresies file 

The Heresies of Benedict XVI file 




It is a proven fact that Ratzinger (now Benedict XVI) is a non-Catholic heretic.The Catholic Church teaches that a heretic cannot be validly elected Pope, since a heretic is not a member of the Catholic Church.Ratzinger, who is now Benedict XVI, is a non-Catholic Antipope whose election was utterly null and void.


Pope Paul IV, Bull Cum ex Apostolatus Officio, Feb. 15, 1559: �6. In addition, [by this Our Constitution, which is to remain valid in perpetuity We enact, determine, decree and define:-] that if ever at any time it shall appear that any Bishop, even if he be acting as an Archbishop, Patriarch or Primate; or any Cardinal of the aforesaid Roman Church, or, as has already been mentioned, any legate, or even the Roman Pontiff, prior to his promotion or his elevation as Cardinal or Roman Pontiff, has deviated from the Catholic Faith or fallen into some heresy:

(i) the promotion or elevation, even if it shall have been uncontested and by the unanimous assent of all the Cardinals, shall be null, void and worthless
(ii) it shall not be possible for it to acquire validity (nor for it to be said that it has thus acquired validity) through the acceptance of the office, of consecration, of subsequent authority, nor through possession of administration, nor through the putative enthronement of a Roman Pontiff, or Veneration, or obedience accorded to such by all, nor through the lapse of any period of time in the foregoing situation;
(iii) it shall not be held as partially legitimate in any way

(vi) those thus promoted or elevated shall be deprived automatically, and without need for any further declaration, of all dignity, position, honour, title, authority, office and power�.

10. No one at all, therefore, may infringe this document of our approbation, re-introduction, sanction, statute and derogation of wills and decrees, or by rash presumption contradict it. If anyone, however, should presume to attempt this, let him know that he is destined to incur the wrath of Almighty God and of the blessed Apostles, Peter and Paul.

Given in Rome at Saint Peter's in the year of the Incarnation of the Lord 1559, 15th February, in the fourth year of our Pontificate.

+ I, Paul, Bishop of the Catholic Church��


St. Robert Bellarmine: �A pope who is a manifest heretic automatically (per se) ceases to be pope and head, just as he ceases automatically to be a Christian and a member of the Church.Wherefore, he can be judged and punished by the Church.This is the teaching of all the ancient Fathers who teach that manifest heretics immediately lose all jurisdiction.� (De Romano Pontifice, II, 30)

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[1] L� Osservatore Romano, August 8-15, 2012, p. 6.

[2] L� Osservatore Romano, August 22, 2012, pp. 1,6.

[3] L� Osservatore Romano, July 4, 2012, p. 3.

[4] L� Osservatore Romano, August 22, 2012, p. 2.