Heresy of the Week, Week of 2/25/05
By Bro. Michael Dimond and Bro. Peter Dimond
For more see: Heresies of the Week of John Paul II’s Hierarchy and Members
(FROM ISRAEL TODAY, JAN.22, 2004) “NEW BISHOP IN JERUSALEM IS JEWISH – For the first time since the Apostle James served as bishop of Jerusalem, the Holy City has a Jewish bishop! Benedictine Abbot Jean-Baptiste Gourion was ordained as the new bishop at the Catholic church in Kiryat Ye’arim, above the Israeli Arab village of Abu Ghosh near Jerusalem. Bishop Gourion will be responsible for the Hebrew-speaking Catholic community in Israel, many of whom are of Jewish origin... Explaining how he (Bishop Gourion), as a Jew, became a Catholic, he told us: ‘For me, Christianity and Judaism are the same. I didn’t have to leave Judaism to come to Christianity. The Jew and the Christian form the same body.”As such, he makes it clear that he will not engage in ‘missionary’ activities…
After his ordination, Israel today editor Aviel Schneider interviewed the new bishop.
Israel today: Congratulations, Bishop Gourion… How did your family react to your new title of bishop?
Bishop Gourion: I have a very close relationship with my three siblings, who attended my ordination in Jerusalem and gave me God’s blessing. All in all, I think my appointment by the Catholic Church points to a new era between Jews and Catholic Christians. We have to learn to understand each other better. The Catholic Church has no intention of converting Jews to Christianity. Therefore, the Pope advocated a Jewish bishop in Israel…
Israel today: …the Vatican was reluctant to recognize the Jewish state, establishing diplomatic ties with Israel just 10 years ago. One of the reasons is that the Catholic Church thinks of itself as God’s chosen people.
Bishop Gourion: Well, 40 years ago in the Second Vatican Council, the Church adopted a new theological position toward Israel as God’s chosen people. The Catholic Church does not replace the Jewish people with whom God made an eternal covenant…
Israel today: Do you still think of yourself as part of the Jewish people?
Bishop Gourion: Sure. I see myself as a Jew.”
Comment: “Bishop” Gourion is the new auxiliary Bishop of the Church of John Paul II in Jerusalem. In fact, as Gourion says in the interview, John Paul II specifically appointed Gourion to Jerusalem because of who he is and what he believes. Does one really need to say any more to prove that the Church of John Paul II is the counterfeit “Church” of the Antichrist? The fact that many who claim to be “traditional Catholics” still assert that Antipope John Paul II and his bishops are Catholic is simply a sick joke. Stop blaspheming Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church! The “New Bishop” in Jerusalem Gourion says that he is “a Jew”; that the Church of John Paul II “has no intention of converting Jews to Christianity”; that the Jewish covenant with God is still valid and not replaced by the Catholic Church. To those blind fools and blasphemers who obstinately defend that Antipope John Paul II is the Pope, some of whom pose as “traditional Catholics,” I say: Are you going to tell us that “Bishop” Gourion is a Catholic? Is “Bishop” Gourion a Bishop in your “Church” – yes or no?
Pope Pius XII, Mystici Corporis Christi (# 22), June 29, 1943: “As therefore in the true Christian community there is only one Body, one Spirit, one Lord, and one Baptism, so there can be only one faith. And therefore if a man refuse to hear the Church let him be considered – so the Lord commands – as a heathen and a publican. It follows that those who are divided in faith or government cannot be living in the unity of such a Body, nor can they be living the life of its one Divine Spirit.”
To assert that Gourion is a Catholic in the face of this information (i.e., that he is in your Church) is a mortal sin against the Faith and a denial of Jesus Christ – period. But those who believe that (Antipope) John Paul II is the Pope must say that Bishop Gourion is their fellow Catholic who has the same Faith and is in the same Church (Body), as we can see above, because all in the Church have the same Faith (de fide). One cannot hold obstinate communion with Antipope John Paul II without holding communion with and having the same Faith as Antipope John Paul II’s bishops. This is an impossibility. (This is why groups such as the SSPX, who believe that John Paul II is the Pope, pray for his apostate Bishops in the Canon of the Mass as the legitimate Bishops of the Church of Jesus Christ.)
St. Robert Bellarmine, De Romano Pontifice, lib. II, cap. 30:"Finally, the Holy Fathers teach unanimously not only that heretics are outside of the Church, but also that they are "ipso facto" deprived of all ecclesiastical jurisdiction and dignity. St. Cyprian (lib. 2, epist. 6) says: 'We affirm that absolutely no heretic or schismatic has any power or right'; and he also teaches (lib. 2, epist. 1) that the heretics who return to the Church must be received as laymen, even though they have been formerly priests or bishops in the Church. St. Optatus (lib. 1 cont. Parmen.) teaches that heretics and schismatics cannot have the keys of the kingdom of heaven, nor bind nor loose. St. Ambrose (lib. 1 de poenit., ca. 2), St. Augustine (in Enchir., cap 65), St. Jerome (lib. cont. Lucifer.) teach the same.”
Thus, those who affirm communion with Antipope John Paul II – and therefore Antipope John Paul II’s Bishops, such as Gourion – once they are aware of these facts, are simply non-Catholics who hold communion with and have the same Faith as a non-Catholic, apostate sect which totally rejects Our Lord Jesus Christ and the following dogmas (not to mention the Papacy, as proven last week).
Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, “ex cathedra: “The Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes and preaches that all those who are outside the Catholic Church, not only pagans but also Jews … cannot share in eternal life and will go into the everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels, unless they are joined to the Church before the end of their lives…”
Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, 1441, ex cathedra: “The Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes and teaches that the matter pertaining to the law of the Old Testament, the Mosaic law, which are divided into ceremonies, sacred rites, sacrifices, and sacraments… after our Lord’s coming… ceased, and the sacraments of the New Testament began.. All, therefore, who after that time (the promulgation of the Gospel) observe circumcision and the Sabbath and the other requirements of the law, the holy Roman Church declares alien to the Christian faith and not in the least fit to participate in eternal salvation.”
All of Antipope John Paul II’s Bishops believe the same thing as Gourion or accept as their fellow “Catholic” Bishops those who believe the same thing as Gourion; that is to say, the entire Church of John Paul II believes or holds communion with the heresy that Jews shouldn’t be converted to Jesus Christ (and that the Old Covenant is still valid). In an address to Jews in West Germany, Nov. 17, 1980, Antipope John Paul II spoke of “the Old Covenant, never revoked by God…”
Pope Benedict XIV, Ex Quo Primum (# 59), March 1, 1756: “However they are not attempting to observe the precepts of the old Law which as everybody knows have been revoked by the coming of Christ.”
Pope Benedict XIV, Ex Quo Primum (# 61): “The first consideration is that the ceremonies of the Mosaic Law were abrogated by the coming of Christ and that they can no longer be observed without sin after the promulgation of the Gospel.”
On August 13, 2002, the American Bishops in Union with Antipope John Paul II issued a document on the Jews. Spearheaded by the notorious apostate William Keeler of Baltimore, and without a peep of objection from Antipope John Paul II, the document publicly declared that: “… campaigns that target Jews for conversion to Christianity are no longer theologically acceptable in the Catholic Church.” In late 2001, a Vatican Commission under Antipope John Paul II released a book entitled The Jewish People and the Holy Scriptures in the Christian Bible. The book says that the Jews’ wait for the coming of the Messiah is still valid.
The Catholic Church will seek the conversion of the Jews until the end of time. Those who are in communion with a “Church” whose Bishops reject the conversion of the Jews should realize that they are not in the Church of Jesus Christ (the Catholic Church), but in a counterfeit Church which mocks Jesus Christ.
John 8:23-24: “And Jesus said to them: You are from beneath, I am from above. You are of this world, I am not of this world. Therefore I said to you, that you shall die in your sins. For if you believe not that I am He, you shall die in your sin.”
Pope Innocent III, Eius exemplo, Dec. 18, 1208: “By the heart we believe and by the mouth we confess the one Church, not of heretics, but the Holy Roman, Catholic, and Apostolic Church outside of which we believe that no one is saved.”
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