“However, many of the chief men also believed in Him: but because of the Pharisees, they did not confess it, that they might not be cast out of the synagogue. For they loved the glory of men, more than the glory of God.” (John 12:42-43)
Pope Pius IX: “… the new heretics who call themselves ‘Old Catholics’... these schismatics and heretics... their wicked sect... these sons of darkness... their wicked faction… this deplorable sect… 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.” (Graves ac diuturnae #’s 1-4, March 23, 1875, on the “Old Catholics” who reject Vatican I’s definition of Papal Infallibility)
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