FSSP Exposed Beliefs, Heresies and Practices (Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter)
The FSSP or the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (In Latin: Fraternitas Sacerdotalis Sancti Petri - FSSP) is a group of self-professed traditionalist Catholic “priests” and seminarians in good standing with the Vatican II sect.
According to a FSSP website:
“In 1988, Pope St. John Paul II established the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) as a Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right and approved its constitutions. The Fraternity was founded for the formation and sanctification of priests in accordance with the Traditional Latin rites, and for their deployment in the service of the Church. The FSSP seeks to reunite those who feel attached to some previous liturgical and disciplinary forms of the Latin Tradition (Motu Proprio Ecclesia Dei, July 1988), and have felt alienated for some reason or other. The FSSP offers the sacred liturgy in all of its solemnity according to the Latin liturgical books of 1962, and strives to give the faithful sound catechetical teaching within the living tradition of the Church that is ever ancient, ever new. The Fraternity functions under the auspices of, and in complete union with, His Holiness Pope Francis I, and the Ordinary of the dioceses in which they serve.”
“The Fraternity of St. Peter currently operates two international houses of formation: the original formation house in Wigratzbad, Germany (diocese of Augsburg), and the other in Denton, Nebraska, U.S.A. (diocese of Lincoln). The Fraternity has organized its seminary training in accordance with the Church’s norms on priestly formation, including a year of more intense spiritual preparation before entering the cycles of philosophy and theology. By fostering a balanced life of prayer, study, community life, and personal discipline, care is taken to foster human maturity and to acquire the spirit of the Gospel, in close union with Christ. The spiritual life in the houses is centered on the sacrifice of the Mass. Special attention is paid to the faithful observance of the "liturgical and spiritual traditions" according to the dispositions of the Motu proprio Ecclesia Dei adflicta of July 2, 1988, which is at the origin of the Fraternity’s foundation (Constitutions, Art. 8).”
However, the Fraternity of St. Peter is horribly heretical. They accept Antipope Benedict XVI, Antipope Francis etc., Vatican II, false ecumenism, salvation outside the Church, the New Mass, among other heresies. Their so-called priests are faithless apostates. Their positions are of course false, heretical, contradictory and completely refuted by Catholic truth. Their “priests” do not adhere to or understand the Catholic faith.
They also utilize “bishops” who were made “bishops” in Antipope Paul VI’s new rite of episcopal consecration. That rite cannot be considered valid. They are therefore not validly ordained bishops or priests. One must not go to the FSSP, as they are heretical and use “priests” ordained by “bishops” made “bishops” in the rite of Antipope Paul VI.
Groups like the SSPX and FSSP really need to wake up and accept that the Vatican II sect is not the Catholic Church. Benedict XVI or Francis is not the pope. One must not attend the New Mass. It’s invalid. To affirm otherwise is to profess a unity of faith with heretics who embrace false religions, teach salvation outside the Church and hold other heresies. That is contrary to the faith, since the Catholic Church has a unity of sacraments, as well as of dogmas and hierarchy.
The changes Antipope Paul VI made in the new rite of ordination are so similar to the changes the Anglicans made that it is a mystery of iniquity why anyone would hold any men ordained in it to be priests…
The F.S.S.P. was established on July 18, 1988 at the Abbey of Hauterive, Switzerland by twelve priests and a score of seminarians, led by “Father” Josef Bisig, all of whom had formerly belonged to “Archbishop” Marcel Lefebvre’s Society of St. Pius X; they were unwilling to follow that movement into what the Vatican II’s Congregation for “Bishops” and “Pope” John Paul II defined to be a “schismatic” act and grounds for “excommunication” latæ sententiæ due to the consecration of four bishops by Marcel Lefebvre without a papal mandate. Father Josef Bisig became the Fraternity’s first superior general.
Archbishop Lefebvre and Bishop Antonio de Castro Meyer consecrated four Bishops at Écône, Switzerland (Bishops Bernard Fellay, Bernard Tissier de Mallerais, Richard Williamson, and Alfonso de Galarreta) in opposition to the modernism and indifferentism rampant in the Vatican II sect; in response the Vatican II Church pretended to excommunicate them (however, heretics cannot excommunicate anyone and all heretics are already automatically excommunicated from the Church), which they later claimed to rescind under Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI).
As of October 2011, the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter included 392 members: 228 “priests”, 10 “deacons”, and 154 seminarians in 117 dioceses spread among Australia, Austria, Benin, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Switzerland, and the USA. The Fraternity’s membership represents 35 nationalities, and the average age of its members is 36. The lay Confraternity of Saint Peter enrolls 3,487 members who spiritually support the Fraternity’s heretical and schismatical charism.
Since the introduction of the new sacramental rites, Rome had allowed no religious society or congregation exclusive use of the older rites. Then on June 30, 1988, Archbishop Lefebvre consecrated four bishops to ensure the survival of the traditional priesthood and sacraments, and especially of the traditional Latin Mass.
It is in large part because of the SSPX (and other traditionalist societies) that the Vatican II sect has responded by creating their own traditional societies to poach members and bring them under their control, such as the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter and Fraternity of St. Vincent Ferrer. There have been break-aways from the SSPX over the years such as the Society of St. Pius V (or SSPV).
Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter: Some Salient Problems
Q. I am not a sedevacantist. Do you have any reflections on the problems with the Fraternity of St. Peter apart from the pope question?
A. Firstly, there is no reason not to accept the sedevacantist position. See this file on this subject: Answers to the Most Common Objections against Sedevacantism.
Secondly, apart from the question of John Paul II, Benedict XVI, Francis the First’s etc. legitimacy, working with or supporting the Priestly Fraternity of St, Peter (FSSP) poses a whole slew of ecclesiological, doctrinal and moral problems. Whether an FSSP supporter is willing to admit it or not, he implicitly accepts the “orthodoxy”, “legitimacy” and/or intrinsic “goodness” of the Novus Ordo, i.e., numerous heretical teachings, abuses, ecumenism, religious liberty, communion in the hand, liturgical dance, server-ettes, patently phony annulments (or divorces), the new catechism, subjection to heretical bishops and priests (or even laymen posing as eccleastics), legally-sanctioned intercommunion with eastern schismatics, NFP, etc., etc.
FSSP “priests” cannot condemn any of these things; Fraternity members purchase “official approval” with the coin of their silence, whether it be silent resistance, or outright approval. Nor, logically speaking, could FSSP condemn such things — for while their organization is enjoying official approval in its side chapel of the Conciliar Church, John Paul II, for example, is at the main altar with the dancers for the African Synod Mass, an officially-approved female in another chapel is popping hosts in the officially-approved way into people’s hands, and someone else in still another chapel is running kiddy Masses according to the officially-approved Children’s Directory.
The traditional “Mass” and the traditional “faith” are thus reduced to nothing more than one dish among the many officially approved for the post-Vatican II smorgasbord. Worship and belief become nothing more than a matter of “preference” — I like the old way, you like the new way, and we’re all one big happy post-Vatican II family.
Lay people sometimes are oblivious to this broader picture. They see a traditional Mass, and presume all is well. It’s not. In reality, the Fraternity of St. Peter is leading its lay adherents bit by bit into the high-church, nostalgia wing of the ecumenical, post-Vatican religion of apostasy.
What the SSPX think of the Fraternity of St. Peter
Within two days of Archbishop Lefebvre’s consecrations, “John Paul II recognized (Ecclesia Dei Afflicta, July 2, 1988) the “rightful aspirations” (for these things) of those who wouldn’t support Archbishop Lefebvre’s stance, and offered to give to them what he had always refused the Archbishop. A dozen or so priests of the SSPX accepted this “good will” and broke away to found the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP).”
The SSPX goes on to say:
“The Fraternity of St. Peter is founded upon more than questionable principles, for the following reasons:
1. It accepts that the Conciliar Church has the power:
They are therefore Conciliar Catholics and not traditional Catholics.
This being so, attending their Mass is:
That is why a Catholic ought not to attend their Masses.”
In fact, Catholics must not attend the masses or religious services of any non-Catholics whatsoever.
1917 Code of Canon Law, Canon 823: “Mass may not be said in churches of heretics or schismatics, even though they were in the past properly consecrated or blessed.”
Pope Pius XI, Mortalium animos, (06/01/1928): “So, Venerable Brethren, it is clear why this Apostolic See has never allowed its subjects to take part in the assemblies of non-Catholics.”
The Great Apostasy Is upon Us!
The One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church CONDEMNS the Vatican II “Church” & Its False Prophets, the Apostate Antipopes.
Some Heresies of the
Vatican II “Church”
The Holy Catholic Church
The Catholic Popes
Non-Catholic religions are a means to salvation
Vatican II, Unitatis Redintegratio: “3. ... separated Churches and Communities... have by no means been deprived of significance and importance in the mystery of salvation. For the Spirit of Christ has not refrained from using them as means of salvation.”
John Paul II, Catechesi Tradendae: “32. …the other Churches and ecclesial communities that the Spirit of Christ does not refrain from using as means of salvation.”
Moslems worship the true God
Vatican II, Nostra Aetate: “3. The Church has also high esteem for the Muslims. They worship God, who is one, living and subsistent, merciful and almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth...”
John Paul II, May 5, 1999: “Muslims, who ‘together with us adore the one, merciful God… We believe in the same God, the one God, the living God, the God who created the world and brings His creatures to their perfection.’ ” (General Audience)
Benedict XVI, General Audience, Sept. 20, 2006: “I hope that in the various circumstances during my Visit – for example, when in Munich I emphasized how important it is to respect what is sacred to others – that my deep respect for the great religions, and especially the Muslims, who ‘worship God…’ appeared quite clear!”
Vatican II document, Lumen Gentium # 16: “But the plan of salvation also embraces those who acknowledge the Creator, and among these the MOSLEMS are first; they profess to hold the faith of Abraham AND ALONG WITH US THEY WORSHIP THE ONE MERCIFUL GOD WHO WILL JUDGE HUMANITY ON THE LAST DAY.”
Antipope Paul VI, Address, Dec. 2, 1977: “… the Moslems (who) profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day, as the Second Vatican Council solemnly declared.”
Antipope Paul VI, Address, Sept. 18, 1969: “… Moslems… along with us adore the one and merciful God, who on the last day will judge mankind.”
Antipope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium (# 252), Nov. 24, 2013: “Islam... they “profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, who will judge humanity on the last day...”
Catholics can pray in communion with non- Catholics
Vatican II, Unitatis Redintegratio: “8. In certain special circumstances, such as in prayer services ‘for unity’ and during ecumenical gatherings, it is allowable, indeed desirable, that Catholics should join in prayer with their separated brethren...the gaining of needed grace sometimes commends.”
Francis, Conversations With Jorge Bergoglio, p. 208: “Not long ago I was in a synagogue taking part in a ceremony. I prayed a lot and, while praying, I heard a phrase from one of the books of wisdom that had slipped my mind: ‘Lord, may I bear mockery in silence.’ It gave me much peace and joy.”
John Paul II, Ut Unum Sint: “24. With profound emotion I remember praying together with the Primate of the Anglican Communion at Canterbury Cathedral (29 May 1982)...”
Benedict XVI, General Audience, Dec. 6, 2006: “In the area of interreligious dialogue, divine Providence granted me, almost at the end of my Journey, an unscheduled Visit which proved rather important: my Visit to Istanbul’s famous Blue Mosque. Pausing for a few minutes of recollection in that place of prayer, I addressed the one Lord of Heaven and Earth, the Merciful Father of all humanity.”
In 2006, Benedict XVI also praised the 1986 interreligious prayer meeting at Assisi held by John Paul II. On Oct. 27, 1986, John Paul II invited the major leaders of all the false religions of the world to come to Assisi, Italy for a “World Day of Prayer for Peace”. John Paul II prayed with over 100 different religious leaders of various false religions, thereby repudiating the teaching of Scripture and the 2000-year teaching of the Catholic Church which outlaws such prayer with false religions. The entire day of prayer with the pagans, infidels and heretics was John Paul II’s idea. During this meeting the Dalai Lama placed a Buddhist statue on the tabernacle in the Church of St. Francis.
Benedict XVI, Message, Sept. 2, 2006: “This year is the 20th anniversary of the Interreligious Meeting of Prayer for Peace, desired by my venerable Predecessor John Paul II on 27 October 1986 in Assisi. It is well known that he did not only invite Christians of various denominations to this Meeting but also the exponents of different religions. It constituted a vibrant message furthering peace and an event that left its mark on the history of our time… attestations of the close bond that exists between the relationship with God and the ethics of love are recorded in all great religious traditions. Among the features of the 1986 Meeting, it should be stressed that this value of prayer in building peace was testified to by the representatives of different religious traditions, and this did not happen at a distance but in the context of a meeting… We are in greater need of this dialogue than ever… I am glad, therefore, that the initiatives planned in Assisi this year are along these lines and, in particular, that the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has had the idea of applying them in a special way for young people… I gladly take this opportunity to greet the representatives of other religions who are taking part in one or other of the Assisi commemorations. Like us Christians, they know that in prayer it is possible to have a special experience of God and to draw from it effective incentives for dedication to the cause of peace.”
Non-Catholic religions are not a means to salvation
Pope Boniface VIII, Unam Sanctum: “… The Catholic Church… outside which there is no salvation nor remission of sin.”
Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum: “9. The Church alone… supplies those means of salvation.”
Moslems don’t worship the true God
This is an amazing blasphemy! Catholics are worshippers of Jesus Christ and the Most Holy Trinity; the Muslims are not! Even a child can understand that we don’t have the same God.
“Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father.” (1Jn 2:22-23)
Nicene Creed: “I believe in one God, the Father Almighty…and in one Lord Jesus Christ…who was incarnate by the Holy Spirit… and I believe in the Holy Spirit…and in one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church…”
Pope Gregory XVI, Summo Iugiter Studio (# 6), May 27, 1832: “Therefore, they must instruct them in the true worship of God, which is unique to the Catholic religion.”
Pope St. Gregory the Great: “The holy universal Church teaches that it is not possible to worship God truly except in Her...”
It’s clearly a denial of the Most Holy Trinity to assert that Muslims worship the true God without worshipping the Trinity. Secondly, and even worse when considered carefully, is the astounding statement that Muslims worship the One Merciful God Who will judge humanity on the last day! This is an incredible heresy. Muslims don’t worship Jesus Christ, who is humanity’s supreme judge on the last day. Therefore, they don’t worship God who will judge mankind on the last day! To say that Muslims do worship God who will judge mankind on the last day, as Vatican II does in Lumen Gentium 16, is to deny that Jesus Christ will judge mankind on the last day.
Pope St. Damasus I, Council of Rome, Can. 15: “If anyone does not say that HE (JESUS CHRIST)…WILL COME TO JUDGE THE LIVING AND THE DEAD, HE IS A HERETIC.”
Catholics cannot pray in communion with non-Catholics
Third Council of Constantinople, 680-681: “If any ecclesiastic or layman shall go into the synagogue of the Jews or the meetinghouses of the heretics to join in prayer with them, let them be deposed and deprived of communion. If any bishop or priest or deacon shall join in prayer with heretics, let him be suspended from communion.”
Council of Carthage: “One must neither pray nor sing psalms with heretics, and whosoever shall communicate with those who are cut off from the communion of the Church, whether clergy or layman, let him be excommunicated.”
Council of Laodicea, Canon 9 (A.D. 363-364): “The members of the Church are not allowed to meet... any of the heretics, for prayer or service; but such as so do, if they be communicants, shall be excommunicated for a time; but if they repent and confess that they have sinned they shall be received.”
Apostolic Constitutions, Canon 65: “If any one, either of the clergy or laity, enters into a synagogue of the Jews or heretics to pray, let him be deprived and suspended.”
In his Jan. 6, 1928 encyclical Mortalium Animos Pope Pius XI specifically condemned Catholic participation in interreligious prayer meetings as apostasy. He taught that those who favor this activity have abandoned the Catholic religion.
Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos (# 2), Jan. 6, 1928: “For since they [who seek to unite] hold it for certain that men destitute of all religious sense are very rarely to be found, they seem to have founded on that belief a hope that the nations, although they differ among themselves in certain religious matters, will without much difficulty come to agree as brethren in professing certain doctrines, which form as it were a common basis of the spiritual life. For which reason conventions, meetings and addresses are frequently arranged by these persons, at which a large number of listeners are present, and at which all without distinction are invited to join in the discussion, both infidels of every kind, and Christians, even those who have unhappily fallen away from Christ or who with obstinacy and pertinacity deny His divine nature and mission. Certainly such attempts can nowise be approved by Catholics, founded as they are on that false opinion which considers all religions to be more or less good and praiseworthy, since they all in different ways manifest and signify that sense which is inborn in us all, and by which we are led to the obedient acknowledgment of His rule. Not only are those who hold this opinion in error and deceived, but also in distorting the idea of true religion they reject it, and little by little, turn aside to naturalism and atheism, as it is called; from which it clearly follows that one who supports those who hold these theories and attempt to realize them, is altogether abandoning the divinely revealed religion. … So, Venerable Brethren, it is clear why this Apostolic See has never allowed its subjects to take part in the assemblies of non-Catholics.”
In this context, please see:
The Holy Catholic Church is primarily recognized by Her Faith. She is one in the Faith that Christ handed down from the apostles through the popes. Truths of faith and morals that popes infallibly define are officially known as dogmas. All of the dogmas of the Catholic Church are referred to as the “Deposit of Faith.” All Catholics must believe the full Deposit of Faith and therefore must not deny or doubt even one dogma. The obstinate doubt or denial of even one dogma makes a Catholic a heretic and automatically excommunicates him.
The past infallible teachings of the Church cannot be contradicted by a future pope. A pope who publicly commits an act of heresy in word or deed becomes automatically excommunicated and automatically loses the papal office by the operation of Church law (Canon 188, n. 4). It is the Church Herself, not a man, who automatically deposes a pope who publicly teaches heresy.
It has been infallibly taught in the bull Cum Ex Apostolatus Officio, 1559, that if a candidate for the papacy was a heretic before his election to the papacy, and even if he was elected by the unanimous consent of the cardinals, his election would be null and void: “We declare that if ever a… sovereign Pope, had, before their elevation to the Cardinalate or Pontificate, deviated from the Catholic Faith or fallen into some heresy, the promotion or elevation—even if it had taken place with the unanimous assent of the Cardinals—is invalid and null.” This is also why the Popes, Saints and Doctors of the Church consistently teach that if a Pope were to become a manifest heretic he would immediately lose the office of Pope.
St. Antoninus: “In the case in which the pope would become a heretic, he would find himself, by that fact alone and without any other sentence, separated from the Church. A head separated from a body cannot, as long as it remains separated, be head of the same body from which it was cut off. A pope who would be separated from the Church by heresy, therefore, would by that very fact itself cease to be head of the Church. He could not be a heretic and remain pope, because, since he is outside of the Church, he cannot possess the keys of the Church.” (Summa Theologica, cited in Actes de Vatican I. V. Frond pub.)
Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum, 15, June, 1896: “No one, therefore, unless in communion with Peter can share in this authority, since it is absurd to imagine that he who is outside can command in the Church.”
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 or heretics and schismatics…”
St. Alphonsus, Bishop and Doctor of the Church: “If ever a Pope, as a private person, should fall into heresy, he would at once fall from the Pontificate.” (Oeuvres Complètes. 9:232)
St. Francis De Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church: “Now when the Pope is explicitly a heretic, he falls ipso facto from his dignity and out of the Church…” (The Catholic Controversy, TAN Books, pp. 305-306)
St. Robert Bellarmine, Cardinal and Doctor of the Church: “This principle is most certain. The non-Christian cannot in any way be Pope, as Cajetan himself admits. The reason for this is that he cannot be head of what he is not a member; now he who is not a Christian is not a member of the Church, and a manifest heretic is not a Christian, as is clearly taught by St. Cyprian, St. Athanasius, St. Augustine, St. Jerome and others; therefore the manifest heretic cannot be Pope.” (De Romano Pontifice, II, 30)
Pope Innocent III, Sermon 4, 1198: “The Roman Pontiff has no superior but God. Who, therefore, (should a pope ‘lose his savor’) could cast him out or trample him under foot—since of the pope it is said ‘gather thy flock into thy fold’? Truly, he should not flatter himself about his power, nor should he rashly glory in his honor and high estate, because the less he is judged by man, the more he is judged by God. Still the less can the Roman Pontiff glory because he can be judged by men or rather, can be shown to be already judged, if, for example, he should wither away into heresy; because “he who does not believe is already judged.” (St. John 3:18) In such a case it should be said of him: ‘If salt should lose its savor, it is good for nothing but to be cast out and trampled under foot by men.’”
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)
And the truth expressed by these saints, such as St. Robert Bellarmine, that a heretic cannot be the Pope or a member of the Church, is not merely their fallible opinion, as some defenders of the Antipopes have argued; rather, the teaching expressed by these saints is a dogmatic fact backed up the Popes, and is rooted in the infallible dogma that heretics cannot be members of the Catholic Church, which is why Pope Innocent III taught that a Pope is “already judged, if, for example, he should wither away into heresy.”
Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum (# 9): “No one who merely disbelieves in all (these heresies) can for that reason regard himself as a Catholic or call himself one. For there may be or may arise some other heresies, which are not set out in this work of ours, and, if any one holds to a single one of these he is not a Catholic.”
Pope Pius XII, Mystici Corporis Christi (# 23), June 29, 1943: “For not every sin, however grave it may be, is such as of its own nature to sever a man from the Body of the Church, as does schism or heresy or apostasy.”
We can see that it’s the teaching of the Catholic Church that a man is severed from the Church and Salvation by heresy, schism or apostasy.
The apostate antipopes of the Vatican II Church cannot thus be popes because they were and are notorious heretics. The Vatican II documents contain several heresies. Hence the bishops who consented to Vatican II became automatically excommunicated heretics and automatically lost their offices, that is, if they had not lost them previously. These truths that we have just stated are supported by the infallible teachings of the Catholic Church. We will now summarize them:
A. A pope infallibly defines truths which thereafter become known as dogmas.
Dogmas do not change their meaning. (Vatican Council, 1870, sess. 4, chap. 4;
sess. 3, chap. 4.)
B. A heresy is the denial of a dogma. A heretic obstinately doubts or denies a dogma.
C. A heretic is automatically excommunicated by the Catholic Church with no need of a warning or declaration. (c. 2314, § 1)
D. If a prelate (a pope or bishop) were to fall away from the Catholic faith by publicly teaching heresy, he would be automatically excommunicated and lose his office by the operation of Church law and without a declaration. (c. 188, n. 4)
E. The Second Vatican Council and its apostate antipopes publicly teach heresies; therefore, they are not Catholic and cannot be identified with the Catholic Church, whose faith is the same as handed down from the apostles through the popes.
F. As a spiritual act of mercy, it is a Catholic’s duty to admonish the sinner, which includes condemning heresies, and denouncing heretics and avoiding them in religious matters. If a Catholic does not do this when the situation presents itself, he is guilty of mortal sins of omission and association.
Now that you have read this information, you will be more culpable on Judgment Day if you do not accept these truths: “We declare that a great number of those who are condemned to eternal punishment suffer that everlasting calamity because of ignorance of those mysteries of faith which must be known and believed in order to be numbered among the elect.” (Pope Pius X, Acerbo Nimis, #2, April 15, 1905) Anyone who obstinately attends Mass in a church that teaches any Vatican II heresy or any other heresy is on the road to hell.
Some of Apostate Antipope John Paul II’s Crimes of Idolatry!
“I am the Lord thy God, thou shalt not have strange gods before Me.”
John Paul II prayed with Protestants and Schismatics. He prayed with apostate Jews and entered their main synagogue in Rome, treating them not just as equals but as “elder brothers in the faith.” He prayed with and honored 150 non-Catholic religions at Assisi and was present while a Buddha was placed on the tabernacle in the basilica at Assisi and praised the event afterward. He entered the main Buddhist temple and honored and venerated the Buddhist patriarch and a golden idol of Buddha by bowing down barefooted before both. He received a mark of Shiva, the Hindu war god, upon his forehead. He drank a potion mixed by a pagan witch doctor on the island of Papua, New Guinea. He praised, honored, and venerated the pagan Hindu Ghandi and knelt before his memorial while referring to him as one would to a saint. He also kissed the Koran in Iraq and asked Saint John the Baptist to protect Islam.
And much more! See The Amazing Heresies of “Saint” John Paul II Exposed. We have compiled and documented pictorial and written proof of the above crimes of heresy and idolatry. Visit the above address or view the website for detailed information regarding the facts set forth in this article.
St. Robert Bellarmine, Doctor of the Church, De Romano Pontifice: “It is proven with arguments from authority and from reason that the manifest heretic is ipso facto deposed... which means before any excommunication or judicial sentence... therefore the manifest heretic cannot be pope... A pope who is a manifest heretic automatically ceases to be pope and head of the Church...”
The Second Vatican Council’s Apostasy on Atheism and Atheists!
God defined infallibly, based on Romans 1, that the one true God can be known with certitude by the things which have been made, and by the natural light of human reason.
Romans 1:19-21: “Because that which is known of God is manifest in them. For God hath manifested it unto them. For the invisible things of Him, from the creation of the world, are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made; His eternal power also, and divinity: SO THAT THEY ARE INEXCUSABLE.”
Yet, the Vatican II sect officially teaches that one can be an atheist through no fault of his own:
Vatican II document, Lumen Gentium # 16: “Nor does divine providence deny the helps that are necessary for salvation to those who, through no fault of their own, have not yet attained to the express recognition of God yet who strive, not without divine grace, to lead an upright life.”
Vatican II is teaching here that there are some people who, THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN, have not yet attained to the express recognition of God. In other words, there are people who, through no fault of their own, don’t believe in God (i.e., are atheists). This is heresy.
St. Paul teaches that atheists are inexcusable because God’s creation proves His existence. Vatican II and Francis, on the contrary, teaches that atheists can be excused and saved. This causes us to ask, “What bible was Vatican II and Francis using?” It must have been the revised satanic edition.
Yet despite this dogmatic teaching based on Romans 1, in On Heaven and Earth, pp. 12-13 Francis says he respects atheists and doesn’t try to convert them. He also says that their “life is not condemned”:
“I do not approach the relationship in order to proselytize, or convert the atheist; I respect him… nor would I say that his life is condemned, because I am convinced that I do not have the right to make a judgment about the honesty of that person… every man is the image of God, whether he is a believer or not. For that reason alone everyone has a series of virtues, qualities, and a greatness of his own.” (Francis, On Heaven and Earth, pp. 12-13)
In contrast to Francis, the Council of Florence dogmatically defined that any individual who has a view contrary to the Catholic Church’s teaching on Our Lord Jesus Christ or the Trinity, or any one of the truths about Our Lord or the Trinity, is rejected, condemned and anathematized by God.
Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, Bull Cantate Domino, 1442, ex cathedra: “… the holy Roman Church, founded on the words of our Lord and Savior, firmly believes, professes and preaches one true God, almighty, immutable and eternal, Father, Son and Holy Spirit… Therefore it [the Church] condemns, rejects, anathematizes and declares to be outside the Body of Christ [and of God], which is the Church, whoever holds opposing or contrary views.”
An atheist interviewed Francis for the Italian newspaper The Republic. The interview was published on October 1, 2013. Francis directly told the atheist that he has no intention of trying to convert him. Francis rejects proselytism four different times in this interview. Francis declared: “Proselytism is solemn nonsense, it makes no sense.”
Now, our Lord commanded the apostle to go and proselytize, to go and teach. He said: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commended you.” (Matthew 28:19)
The Catholic Church infallibly teaches that atheists are condemned and that they must be converted to the Catholic faith for salvation. Yet, Antipope Francis is dominating the headlines around the world with his assertion that people don’t need to believe in God to get to heaven.
Antipope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium (# 254), Nov. 24, 2013: “Non-Christians [such as pagans and atheists], by God’s gracious initiative, when they are faithful to their own consciences, can live “justified by the grace of God”, and thus be “associated to the paschal mystery of Jesus Christ”… to the sacramental dimension of sanctifying grace... to live our own beliefs.”
Concerning atheists, Francis wrote:
“First of all, you ask if the God of Christians forgives those who do not believe and do not seek faith. Given that - and this is fundamental - God’s mercy has no limits if he who asks for mercy does so in contrition and with a sincere heart, the issue for those who do not believe in God is in obeying their own conscience. In fact, listening and obeying it, means deciding about what is perceived to be good or to be evil. The goodness or the wickedness of our behavior depends on this decision.” (“Pope” Francisco writes to La Repubblica: “An open dialogue with non-believers”, 2013/09/11/)
Here Francis clearly indicates that people who don’t believe in God can be forgiven and saved if they obey their own conscience and follow what they perceive to be good; and later in his “Evangelii Gaudium” (254) he confirmed that this indeed was what he meant. So don’t allow any liar to claim that Francis’ statement has been misrepresented. It has not been misrepresented as Antipope Francis himself confirmed.
That’s an astounding heresy because it’s a basic dogma of Catholicism that faith is necessary for salvation. This is a fundamental issue. As Hebrews 11:6 says, “…without faith it is impossible to please God.”
Based on Romans 1:20, which teaches that all who deny the existence of God are inexcusable, Vatican I solemnly declared in Canon 1, On Revelation, “If anyone shall have said that the one true God, our Creator and Lord, cannot be known with certitude by those things which have been made, by the natural light of human reason: let him be anathema.”
Therefore, the position that atheists can be excused (and saved) for not recognizing what is clear from the natural light of human reason, namely, that there is a God, is an anathematized heresy.
In Canon 1, On God the Creator, Vatican I also declared, “If anyone shall have denied the one true God, Creator and Lord of visible and invisible things, let him be anathema.”
That means that anyone who denies God or His existence, is specifically anathematized.
Francis and the Vatican II sect’s statements rejects these dogmatic definitions, in addition to all the others previously mentioned. People need to recognize the significance of this heresy.
The Second Vatican Council’s Apostasy on the Jews!
The Catholic Church also teaches infallibly that the Old Covenant ceased with the coming of Christ, and was replaced with the New Covenant. The Council of Florence taught that those who practice the Old Law and the Jewish religion are sinning mortally and are “alien to the Christian faith and not in the least fit to participate in eternal salvation, unless someday they recover from these errors.” (Denzinger 712)
In section II, A, 5, The Jewish People and their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible states:
“Jewish messianic expectation is not in vain...”
In section II, A, 7, The Jewish People and their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible states:
“…to read the Bible as Judaism does necessarily involves an implicit acceptance of all its presuppositions, that is, the full acceptance of what Judaism is, in particular, the authority of its writings and rabbinic traditions, which exclude faith in Jesus as Messiah and Son of God… Christians can and ought to admit that the Jewish reading of the Bible is a possible one…”
This is antichrist!
1 John 2:22 – “... he who denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist…”
Heresy is a rejection of a dogma of the Catholic Faith; apostasy is a rejection of the entire Christian Faith. This book contains both heresy and apostasy, fully endorsed by Benedict XVI.
Benedict XVI teaches that Jesus doesn’t have to be seen as the Messiah
Benedict XVI teaches the same denial of Jesus Christ in a number of his books:
Benedict XVI, God and the World, 2000, p. 209: “It is of course possible to read the Old Testament so that it is not directed toward Christ; it does not point quite unequivocally to Christ. And if Jews cannot see the promises as being fulfilled in him, this is not just ill will on their part, but genuinely because of the obscurity of the texts… There are perfectly good reasons, then, for denying that the Old Testament refers to Christ and for saying, No, that is not what he said. And there are also good reasons for referring it to him – that is what the dispute between Jews and Christians is about.”
Benedict XVI says that there are perfectly good reasons for not believing that the Old Testament refers to Christ as the prophesied Messiah. He says that the Old Testament doesn’t point unequivocally to Our Lord as the Messiah. This is another total denial of the Christian Faith.
What makes this apostasy all the more outrageous is the fact that the New Testament is filled with passages which declare that Our Lord is the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy. To quote just one passage of many, in John 5 Our Lord specifically tells the Jews that what is written in the Old Testament concerning Him will convict them.
John 5:39, 45-47 – “Search the scriptures, for you think in them to have life everlasting; and the same are they that give testimony of me… the one who will accuse you is Moses, in whom you have placed your hope. For if you had believed Moses, you would have believed me, because he wrote about me.”
But, according to Benedict XVI, all of these Biblical declarations that Our Lord is the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies, including Our Lord’s own words, may be false. According to Benedict XVI, the Jewish reading that Our Lord is not the Messiah, not the Son of God, and not foretold in the Old Testament, is possible and valid. This is totally heretical, apostate and antichrist.
Benedict XVI also denies Jesus Christ in his book Milestones:
Benedict XVI, Milestones, 1998, pages 53-54: “I have ever more come to the realization that Judaism… and the Christian faith described in the New Testament are two ways of appropriating Israel’s Scriptures, two ways that, in the end, are both determined by the position one assumes with regard to the figure of Jesus of Nazareth. The Scripture we today call Old Testament is in itself open to both ways…”
Benedict XVI again declares that Scripture is open to holding the Jewish view of Jesus, that Jesus is not the Son of God. This is precisely why Benedict XVI repeatedly teaches the heresy that Jews don’t need to believe in Christ for salvation.
Benedict XVI, Zenit News story, Sept. 5, 2000: “[W]e are in agreement that a Jew, and this is true for believers of other religions, does not need to know or acknowledge Christ as the Son of God in order to be saved…”
Benedict XVI, God and the World, 2000, pages 150-151: “…their [the Jews] No to Christ brings the Israelites into conflict with the subsequent acts of God, but at the same time we know that they are assured of the faithfulness of God. They are not excluded from salvation…”
This is a total rejection of Catholic dogma.
In this context, please see: