by Thomas A. Droleskey
Contrary to what most people, Catholics and non-Catholics in the world believe, Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis is not a member of the Catholic Church. He does not know this, laboring under the mental delusion that he is the "Petrine Minister," a veritable first among equals, in the Catholic Church that is part of the "Church of Christ." He is a member of the Counterfeit Church of Conciliarism, which is itself a subsistent part of One World Ecumenical Church. We must do our duty and help him to understand this fact.
I promise not to take up too much of your time and my time as writing about this apostasy sickens and exhausts me to such an extent that the computer upon which these articles are written was barely touched on Thursday, April 25, 2013, the Feast of Saint Mark, after having written a pretty long article, Rocketing To The Very Depths Of Hell. This article is being written only because I know that there are some readers who access the site regularly and actually read these articles. Otherwise, you see, I would shut down the computer at 10:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2013, the Feasts of Saints Cletus and Marcellinus and of Our Lady of Good Counsel, and get another good night of rest. Duty beckons. Here goes.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio set hearts a leaping within the ranks of traditionally-minded and "conservative" Catholics who are as yet attached to the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism when he stated the following during his weekly general audience address on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, the Feast of Saint George, after whom he is named:
And so the Church was a Mother, the Mother of more children, of many
children. It became more and more of a Mother. A Mother who gives us the
faith, a Mother who gives us an identity. But the Christian identity is
not an identity card: Christian identity is belonging to the Church,
because all of these belonged to the Church, the Mother Church. Because
it is not possible to find Jesus outside the Church. The great Paul VI
said: "Wanting to live with Jesus without the Church, following Jesus
outside of the Church, loving Jesus without the Church is an absurd
dichotomy." And the Mother Church that gives us Jesus gives us our
identity that is not only a seal, it is a belonging. Identity means
belonging. This belonging to the Church is beautiful. (Petrine Minister's Blatherings at Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, the Feast of Saint George.)
One does not even need to read the reactions of the usual suspects in the conciliar structures who believe that being a member of the Catholic Church hinges on some kind of "irreducible minima" of dogmas that are claimed, in contravention of the teaching of the Catholic Church and without a shred of Patristic evidence to support it, to be "necessary" for membership. Their reaction has been very predictable. I know them without reading having read them. Why? Because I did this for a long time myself with the soon-to-be "canonized" Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II.
There is a little problem with any effort to say that Jorge Mario Bergoglio believes in the doctrine of Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus as it is taught by the Catholic Church.
Yes, what does it really mean for a man to say that "it is not possible to find Jesus outside the Church" when one believes that Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's creation of the so-called "Anglican ordinariate" was unnecessary because the "Church" needs the Anglicans where they are, namely, in the heretical and schismatic sect created by the blood lust of King Henry VIII?
Here is just a little reminder.
The new Pope has reportedly said the Church universal needs Anglicans and that the Ordinariate is "quite unnecessary".
a note released after the election of the first ever pontiff from Latin
America, the Anglican Bishop of Argentina and former Primate of the
Anglican Church of the Southern Cone, the Rt Revd Greg Venables said
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was "an inspired choice".
asking me what is really like. He is much more of a Christian, Christ
centered and Spirit filled, than a mere churchman. He believes the Bible
as it is written.
"I have been with him on many occasions
and he always makes me sit next to him and invariably makes me take part
and often do what he as Cardinal should have done. He is consistently
humble and wise, outstandingly gifted yet a common man. He is no fool
and speaks out very quietly yet clearly when necessary."
Venables added that in a conversation with Cardinal Bergoglio, now Pope
Francis, the latter made it clear that he values the place of Anglicans
in the Church universal.
"He called me to have breakfast
with him one morning and told me very clearly that the Ordinariate was
quite unnecessary and that the Church needs us as Anglicans.
The former Primate of the Anglican Communion's Iglesia Anglicana del
Cono Sur de America added, "I consider this to be an inspired
appointment not because he is a close and personal friend, but because
of who he is In Christ. Pray for him." (Anglican
Communion News Service: "The Church universal needs Anglicans"--
Francis the Head Citizen of the One World Ecumenical Church.)
In other words, Jorge
Mario Bergoglio/Francis believes that His Apostateness, Benedict XVI,
Antipope Emeritus, was wrong to have created the ordinariate for the
Anglicans with the issuance of Anglicanorum Coetibus on November 9, 2009 (see Defaming The English Martyrs and Still Defaming The English Martyrs.)There
was no need for Ratzinger/Benedict to have done so, he believes. The
Anglicans are "just fine" where they are. They are not.
Ah, you see, no one who is truly of Our
Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ speaks this way. This is not the
language of a believing member of the Catholic Church. This is the
language of apostasy.
The Catholic Church is the one and only true
Church created by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, founded as
she is upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope. All false churches are from the
devil, including the heretical and schismatic Anglican sect. It is
abundantly clear Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis takes false ecumenism
beyond the the limits expanded previously by his predecessors as false
claimants to the Throne of Saint Peter. He scoffs at doctrines that he
believes do not correspond to his false, naturalistic and
sentimentally-driven concept of "charity" and "universal tolerance" and
"respect for all religions.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis has demonstrated repeatedly throughout the entire course of his life, which was been spent as a layman, that he believes that members of the Protestant sects and of the Orthodox confessions are part of the "Church of Christ."
This is what he said on March 20, 2013, the day after his installation as Petrine Minister of the counterfeit church of conciliarism:
First of all I thank my Brother Andrew [Bartholomew I] very much for what he said. Thank you very much! Thank you!
It is a cause for particular joy to meet today with you, delegates of
the Orthodox churches, the Oriental Orthodox churches and ecclesial
communities of the West. Thank you for having wanted to take part in the
celebration that has marked the beginning of my Ministry as Bishop of
Rome and successor of Peter.
Yesterday morning, during Holy Mass, through your persons I
recognized as spiritually present the communities that you represent. In
this manifestation of faith, I seemed to experience in an even more
urgent way the prayer for unity among believers in Christ and together
to see somehow foreshadowed that full realization, which depends on the
plan of God and on our loyal collaboration.
I begin my Apostolic Ministry in this year which my venerable
predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, with truly inspired insight, proclaimed
the Year of Faith for the Catholic Church. With this initiative, which I
want to continue and hope is a stimulus for the faith journey of all,
he wished to mark the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Second
Vatican Council, proposing a sort of pilgrimage towards that which is
most essential for every Christian: the personal and transforming
relationship with Jesus Christ, Son of God, who died and rose for our
salvation. The heart of the Council's message resides precisely in the
desire to announce this perennially valid treasure of faith to the men
of our time.
Together with you I cannot forget how much that Council has meant for
the road of ecumenism. I would like to recall the words of Blessed John
XXIII, the 50th anniversary of whose death we will soon commemorate,
which he pronounced in his memorable inauguration speech: "the Catholic
Church considers it her duty to actively seek to fulfill the great
mystery of that unity which Jesus Christ with most ardent prayers
beseeched the Heavenly Father in the imminence of his sacrifice; It
enjoys delightful peace, knowing itself to be intimately United with
Christ in those prayers» (AAS 54 , 793). This is Pope John.
Yes, dear brothers and sisters in Christ, let us all feel intimately
united to the prayer of our Savior in the Last Supper, to his
invocation: ut unum sint. Let us ask the merciful Father to live in
fullness that faith that we received as a gift on the day of our
baptism, and to be able to bear free, courageous and joyful testimony to
it. This will be our best service to the cause of unity among
Christians, a service of hope to a world still marked by divisions, by
contrast and rivalry. The more we are faithful to His will, in our
thoughts, words and deeds, the more we will actually and substantially
walk towards unity.
For my part, I wish to assure you, in the wake of my predecessors, of
my determination to continue on the path of ecumenical dialogue and I
would like to thank in advance the Pontifical Council for Promoting
Christian Unity, for the help that it will continue to offer, in my
name, for this noble cause. I ask you, dear brothers and sisters, to
bring my cordial greeting and the assurance of my remembrance in the
Lord Jesus to the churches and Christian communities here represented,
and request of you the charity of a special prayer for my person, to be a
pastor according to the heart of Christ. (Address to Representative of the Schismatic and Heretical Orthodox Churches, Protesant sects, Talmudists, Mohammedans and Other Infidels, Masons and Pantheists.)
"Christian unity" is not something for which to "search" or "work." It exists solely in the Catholic Church as part of her Divine Constitution. She is the one and only Church of Christ:
Actually only those are to be included as members of the Church
who have been baptized and profess the true faith, and who have not been
so unfortunate as to separate themselves from the unity of the Body, or
been excluded by legitimate authority for grave faults committed.
"For in one spirit" says the Apostle, "were we all baptized into one
Body, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether bond or free." 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. (Pope Pius XII, Mystici Corporis, June 29, 1943.)
Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis spoke as heretically about "Christian unity" the day after his installation as "Petrine Minister:as have each of his doctrinally and liturgically corrupt predecessors without seeming to take any notice of the simple fact that our true popes spoke only as follows:
It is for this reason that so
many who do not share 'the communion and the truth of the Catholic
Church' must make use of the occasion of the Council, by the means of
the Catholic Church, which received in Her bosom their ancestors,
proposes [further] demonstration of profound unity and of firm vital
force; hear the requirements [demands] of her heart, they must
engage themselves to leave this state that does not guarantee for them
the security of salvation. She does not hesitate to raise to the Lord of
mercy most fervent prayers to tear down of the walls of division, to
dissipate the haze of errors, and lead them back within holy Mother
Church, where their Ancestors found salutary pastures of life; where, in
an exclusive way, is conserved and transmitted whole the doctrine of
Jesus Christ and wherein is dispensed the mysteries of heavenly grace.
It is therefore by force of the right of Our
supreme Apostolic ministry, entrusted to us by the same Christ the Lord,
which, having to carry out with [supreme] participation all the duties
of the good Shepherd and to follow and embrace with paternal love all
the men of the world, we send this Letter of Ours to all the Christians
from whom We are separated, with which we exhort them warmly and beseech
them with insistence to hasten to return to the one fold of Christ; we
desire in fact from the depths of the heart their salvation in Christ
Jesus, and we fear having to render an account one day to Him, Our
Judge, if, through some possibility, we have not pointed out and
prepared the way for them to attain eternal salvation. In all Our
prayers and supplications, with thankfulness, day and night we never
omit to ask for them, with humble insistence, from the eternal Shepherd
of souls the abundance of goods and heavenly graces. And since, if also,
we fulfill in the earth the office of vicar, with all our heart we
await with open arms the return of the wayward sons to the Catholic
Church, in order to receive them with infinite fondness into the house
of the Heavenly Father and to enrich them with its inexhaustible
treasures. By our greatest wish for the return to the truth and
the communion with the Catholic Church, upon which depends not only the
salvation of all of them, but above all also of the whole Christian
society: the entire world in fact cannot enjoy true peace if it is not
of one fold and one shepherd. (Pope Pius IX, Iam Vos Omnes, September 13, 1868.)
So, Venerable Brethren, it is clear why this
Apostolic See has never allowed its subjects to take part in the
assemblies of non-Catholics: for the union of Christians can
only be promoted by promoting the return to the one true Church of
Christ of those who are separated from it, for in the past they have
unhappily left it. To the one true Church of Christ, we say, which is
visible to all, and which is to remain, according to the will of its
Author, exactly the same as He instituted it. . . . Let,
therefore, the separated children draw nigh to the Apostolic See, set up
in the City which Peter and Paul, the Princes of the Apostles,
consecrated by their blood; to that See, We repeat, which is 'the root
and womb whence the Church of God springs,' not with the
intention and the hope that 'the Church of the living God, the pillar
and ground of the truth' will cast aside the integrity of the faith and
tolerate their errors, but, on the contrary, that they themselves submit
to its teaching and government. Would that it were Our happy
lot to do that which so many of Our predecessors could not, to embrace
with fatherly affection those children, whose unhappy separation from Us
We now bewail. Would that God our Savior, "Who will have all men to be
saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth," would hear us when We
humbly beg that He would deign to recall all who stray to the unity of
the Church! In this most important undertaking We ask and wish that
others should ask the prayers of Blessed Mary the Virgin, Mother of
divine grace, victorious over all heresies and Help of Christians, that
She may implore for Us the speedy coming of the much hoped-for day, when
all men shall hear the voice of Her divine Son, and shall be 'careful
to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.'" (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)
Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis is an apostate. He is also a false friend of the leaders of the non-Catholic religions he addressed on March 20, 2013, as it is an act of unspeakable spiritual cruelty to the souls of such people to reaffirm them in their religions. How can there be "peace" among men and their nations, Frankie boy, when you make war upon God by saying that what you think is the Catholic Church "needs" them to give "witness" in the fight of "religion against irreligion? There can be no such "peace." Such is the stuff of Antichrist, not a Catholic who believes in the teaching of Holy Mother Church on the doctrine of Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus.
Bergoglio/Francis's canard of "fighting irreligion with religion" that the proto-ecumenists of the early Twentieth Century and the conciliar "popes" have been using each time that a smelly feline might drag it in off out of the gutters for their use was condemned in this ringing manner by Pope Pius XI:
Is it not right, it is often repeated, indeed, even consonant with duty,
that all who invoke the name of Christ should abstain from mutual
reproaches and at long last be united in mutual charity? Who would dare
to say that he loved Christ, unless he worked with all his might to
carry out the desires of Him, Who asked His Father that His disciples
might be "one." And did not the same Christ will that His disciples
should be marked out and distinguished from others by this
characteristic, namely that they loved one another: "By this shall all
men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one for another"? All
Christians, they add, should be as "one": for then they would be much
more powerful in driving out the pest of irreligion, which like a
serpent daily creeps further and becomes more widely spread, and
prepares to rob the Gospel of its strength. These things and
others that class of men who are known as pan-Christians continually
repeat and amplify; and these men, so far from being quite few and
scattered, have increased to the dimensions of an entire class, and have
grouped themselves into widely spread societies, most of which are
directed by non-Catholics, although they are imbued with varying
doctrines concerning the things of faith. This undertaking is so
actively promoted as in many places to win for itself the adhesion of a
number of citizens, and it even takes possession of the minds of very
many Catholics and allures them with the hope of bringing about such a
union as would be agreeable to the desires of Holy Mother
Church, who has indeed nothing more at heart than to recall her erring
sons and to lead them back to her bosom. But in reality beneath these
enticing words and blandishments lies hid a most grave error, by which
the foundations of the Catholic faith are completely destroyed. (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)
The Catholic Church respects false religions? Not really.
Everyone should avoid familiarity or friendship
with anyone suspected of belonging to masonry or to affiliated groups.
Know them by their fruits and avoid them. Every familiarity
should be avoided, not only with those impious libertines who openly
promote the character of the sect, but also with those who hide under
the mask of universal tolerance, respect for all religions, and the
craving to reconcile the maxims of the Gospel with those of the
revolution. These men seek to reconcile Christ and Belial, the Church of
God and the state without God. (Pope Leo XIII, Custodi Di Quella Fede, December 8, 1892.)
Here we have, founded by
Catholics, an inter-denominational association that is to work for the
reform of civilization, an undertaking which is above all religious in
character; for there is no true civilization without a moral
civilization, and no true moral civilization without the true religion:
it is a proven truth, a historical fact. The new Sillonists
cannot pretend that they are merely working on “the ground of practical
realities” where differences of belief do not matter. Their leader is so
conscious of the influence which the convictions of the mind have upon
the result of the action, that he invites them, whatever religion they
may belong to, “to provide on the ground of practical realities, the
proof of the excellence of their personal convictions.” And with good
reason: indeed, all practical results reflect the nature of one’s
religious convictions, just as the limbs of a man down to his
finger-tips, owe their very shape to the principle of life that dwells
in his body.
This being said, what must be
thought of the promiscuity in which young Catholics will be caught up
with heterodox and unbelieving folk in a work of this nature? Is it not a
thousand-fold more dangerous for them than a neutral association? What
are we to think of this appeal to all the heterodox, and to all the
unbelievers, to prove the excellence of their convictions in the social
sphere in a sort of apologetic contest? Has not this contest lasted for
nineteen centuries in conditions less dangerous for the faith of
Catholics? And was it not all to the credit of the Catholic Church? What
are we to think of this respect for all errors, and of this strange
invitation made by a Catholic to all the dissidents to strengthen their
convictions through study so that they may have more and more abundant
sources of fresh forces? What are we to think of an association
in which all religions and even Free-Thought may express themselves
openly and in complete freedom? For the Sillonists who, in public
lectures and elsewhere, proudly proclaim their personal faith, certainly
do not intend to silence others nor do they intend to prevent a
Protestant from asserting his Protestantism, and the skeptic from
affirming his skepticism. Finally, what are we to think of a Catholic
who, on entering his study group, leaves his Catholicism outside the
door so as not to alarm his comrades who, “dreaming of disinterested
social action, are not inclined to make it serve the triumph of
interests, coteries and even convictions whatever they may be”? Such is
the profession of faith of the New Democratic Committee for Social
Action which has taken over the main objective of the previous
organization and which, they say, “breaking the double meaning which
surround the Greater Sillon both in reactionary and anti-clerical
circles”, is now open to all men “who respect moral and religious forces
and who are convinced that no genuine social emancipation is possible
without the leaven of generous idealism. . . .
Further, whilst Jesus was kind to sinners and to those who went
astray, He did not respect their false ideas, however sincere they might
have appeared. He loved them all, but He instructed them in order to
convert them and save them. Whilst He called to Himself in order to
comfort them, those who toiled and suffered, it was not to preach to
them the jealousy of a chimerical equality. Whilst He lifted up
the lowly, it was not to instill in them the sentiment of a dignity
independent from, and rebellious against, the duty of obedience. Whilst
His heart overflowed with gentleness for the souls of good-will, He
could also arm Himself with holy indignation against the profaners of
the House of God, against the wretched men who scandalized the little
ones, against the authorities who crush the people with the weight of
heavy burdens without putting out a hand to lift them. He was as strong
as he was gentle. He reproved, threatened, chastised, knowing, and
teaching us that fear is the beginning of wisdom, and that it is
sometimes proper for a man to cut off an offending limb to save his body.
Finally, He did not announce for future society the reign of an ideal
happiness from which suffering would be banished; but, by His lessons
and by His example, He traced the path of the happiness which is
possible on earth and of the perfect happiness in heaven: the royal way
of the Cross. These are teachings that it would be wrong to
apply only to one's personal life in order to win eternal salvation;
these are eminently social teachings, and they show in Our Lord Jesus
Christ something quite different from an inconsistent and impotent
humanitarianism. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
Yes, please do not help Jorge Mario Bergoglio to find the church to which he belongs as it is not the Catholic Church.
No one who believes in the counterfeit church of conciliarism's "new ecclesiology" believes in the Catholic Church.
Bishop Donald J. Sanborn dissected the "new ecclesiology" as follows in The New Ecclesiology: An Overview:
is but one Church of Christ, and it is the Roman Catholic Church. It is
the one true Church outside of which there is no salvation.
are members of the Roman Catholic Church who are validly baptized, and
who have not been alienated from it by (a) the sin of heresy, (2) the
sin of schism, (3) the censure of excommunication. Those who are validly
baptized in non-Catholic sects are presumed by Church law to
participate in and assent to the sins of heresy and/or schism of their
respective sects. Privately, however, they may be not guilty of these sins, owing to invincible ignorance of the true Faith, in which case they may belong
to the Catholic Church by desire, provided they fulfill other
conditions. In these cases, their adherence to the Roman Catholic Church
by desire is sufficient for salvation.
Roman Catholic Church is absolutely and exclusively identified with the
Mystical Body of Christ. They are one and the same thing. There is no
distinction to make. The Mystical Body is the Roman Catholic Church considered as a comparison to Christ’s physical body, where He is the Head and we the members.
Absolute requirements for belonging to the Roman Catholic Church and the Mystical Body of Christ are (1) that one profess all the
truths which are taught by the Church as pertaining to faith, and (2)
that one be submitted to the Roman Pontiff as the visible head of the
Church. If either of these conditions is failing, one cannot be a member
of the Roman Catholic Church.
the Roman Catholic Church is the unique Church of Christ, it is the
unique means of salvation. No other church has the means to bring people
to heaven. While it is true that they may have certain elements of the
truth, both natural and supernatural, and in some cases valid
sacraments, these elements are insufficient to lead people to heaven.
For they are mixed with poisonous false doctrines which, if they are
believed with pride and stubbornness, will necessarily lead to hell. All
of the “elements of truth” in the world a true religion do not make,
nor a means of salvation. By analogy, to have many elements of an
automobile does not make a working vehicle which will bring you to your
destination. An aircraft which has only certain “elements” of what an
aircraft should have will necessarily crash and burn at the end of the
runway, together with all of the people in it. The only way in which
people who adhere to these false religions can avoid the inevitable
result of being on a ship which is going to the bottom, is if they
adhere to the true Faith by desire, at least implicit, and adhere to the
false religion through no fault of their own. But they must fulfill
many other conditions in order to achieve the justification of their
souls and persevere in grace.
contrast to this simple and logical doctrine concerning the nature of
the Catholic Church, and the obligation to belong to it, the Modernists
have concocted a new doctrine, a novelty, a heresy.
new ecclesiology is, as I have said, a product of ecumenism. You cannot
do ecumenism with the ecclesiology I have just described, in which all
non-Catholic religions are perceived as death-ships, Titanics bound
for the mud below. The mania for ecumenism drove the progressive
theologians even in the 1930’s toward a theology whereby all religions
had a certain value, to the extent that they all possessed some religious truth.
pioneer in this thinking was Dom Beauduin, a Benedictine. Most
prominent however, was Henri de Lubac, whose theology was condemned
under Pius XII, but which later became the very teaching of the Council
under Montini. De Lubac was later made a “cardinal” by Wojtyla. Yves
Congar, a Dominican, was also influential. Ratzinger has become the most
notable of all of the promoters of the new ecclesiology, writing two
major documents which describe it, his 1992 Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on Some Aspects of the Church Understood as Communion, and his 2000 Dominus Jesus. Both of these were approved and signed by Wojtyla. Both contain explicit heresies concerning the Church.
What is the new ecclesiology? Here it is in summary:
Church of Christ and the Roman Catholic Church are not one and the same
thing, since non-Catholic churches belong to the Church of Christ, but
not to the Catholic Church.
Church of Christ “subsists in” the Roman Catholic Church, inasmuch as
the Roman Catholic Church has the “fullness” of all of the elements of
the Church of Christ.
Church of Christ, although it does not subsist in non-Catholic
churches, because they lack the “fullness,” is nevertheless found in
these non-Catholic churches in an imperfect way.
churches are therefore truly “particular churches” which make up,
together with the Roman Catholic Church, the one Church of Christ.
Roman Catholic Church is in “partial communion” with these non-Catholic
churches, to the extent that they have elements of the Church of
Christ, such as valid sacraments and true doctrines.
· Non-Catholic churches are “means of salvation” to the extent that they preserve the genuine elements of the Church of Christ.
those non-Catholic churches that have a valid Eucharist (e.g., Greek
Orthodox), the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church becomes present
every time they offer a valid Eucharist.
Non-Catholic churches which are not subject to the Roman Pontiff (which
means all of them) are “wounded” because of this lack of subjection. Yet
they continue, despite their repudiation of the Roman primacy, to be
“particular Churches,” i.e., member-churches of the big Church of
ecclesiology reduces the Church of Christ to an amalgam of many
different churches with different and opposing doctrines, disciplines,
and hierarchies. Membership in this great and broad Church of Christ is
subject to degrees. The more elements you have, the better off you are,
and the closer you are to the “fullness,” which is found in the Roman
something like bingo. If your card has all the numbers, you have the
“fullness” — you have bingo. But even if you miss bingo, your card could
be half filled or a quarter filled. While you do not have bingo, your
card nevertheless has value, since you have an imperfect collection of
what makes up bingo.
this new ecclesiology is “partial” and “full.” You are partially Church
of Christ if you are non-Catholic, but fully if you are Catholic.
Catholics are in “partial communion” with non-Catholics, but wait for
the day when they can be in “full communion,” i.e., when Modernism
erodes the faith enough that people will not care anymore if they are
Protestant, Orthodox, or Catholic. Likewise these non-Catholic churches
are means of salvation to the extent that they
possess valid sacraments and true doctrines. This is as silly as saying
that an aircraft has the capacity to take you to Europe to the extent
that it has a half a tank of fuel. The fact that it is lacking the other
half of the fuel means that you and your fellow passengers are going to
be food for the eyeless aquatic creatures that inhabit the dark depths
of the Atlantic Ocean.
words, the true Church of Christ is not a collection of true elements,
like a pile of rocks, but is a unified essence, a single thing, just as
Christ, its head, is one Person. What is outside of Christ cannot be
“partially Christ.” You cannot be partially a member of Christ, and
partially not, any more than you could be partially someone’s son, and
partially not. Essence does not admit of degrees or separable parts. Either the whole essence (nature) is there, or none of it is there.
Imagine a gas station that advertised that it sold a product “with
elements of true gasoline.” Imagine an airline that boasted of a fleet
of aircraft which possessed “elements of true airplanes,” or bragged
that its pilots had “elements of true pilot training.” Imagine if a
waiter put a steak in front of you, and said that it came from an animal
that had “elements of true cow.” I think the point is made.
the true Church of Christ do not constitute any false sect as a partial
member of the Church of Christ. The “elements” are stolen, like so much
booty, from the Catholic Church. They are false churches, sects, and
their use of Catholic doctrine and Catholic sacraments is under false
pretense and sacrilegious. They are involved in a shameful lie when they
present themselves as true Christianity, and their lie should be
exposed and condemned. (Bishop Donald Sanborn, The New Ecclesiology: An Overview.)
Bishop Sanborn provided documentation of his commentary in The New Ecclesiology: Documentation.
Here an excerpt from one of the documents cited by Bishop Sanborn to prove that conciliarism's "new ecclesiology" is heretical:
[Letter from the Holy Office, September 16, 1864, to the
It [this novelty] can be summed up in this proposition, that
the true Church of Jesus Christ is made up of one part
Roman Church, established and propagated throughout
the world, and one part the schism of Photius, and the
Anglican heresy, both of which have, with the Church
of Rome, one same Lord, one same faith, one same
The Roman Catechism (Catechism of the the Council of Trent) summarizes the matter as follows:
Hence there are but three classes of persons excluded from the Church's
pale: infidels, heretics and schismatics, and excommunicated persons.
Infidels are outside the Church because they never belonged to, and
never knew the Church, and were never made partakers of any of her
Sacraments. Heretics and schismatics are excluded from the Church,
because they have separated from her and belong her only as deserters
belong to an army from which they have deserted. It is not, however, to
be denied that they are still subject to the jurisdiction of the Church,
inasmuch as they may be called before her tribunals, punished and
anathematized. Finally, excommunicated persons are not members of the
Church, because they have been cut off by her sentence from the member
of her children and belong not only to her communion until they repent. (Catechism of the Council of Trent.)
One must believe in everything that is taught by the Catholic Church or he is not a Catholic.
One cannot believe in the "new ecclesiology" and be a member of the Catholic Church.
One cannot believe in "episcopal collegiality" and be a member of the Catholic Church.
One cannot believe in "false ecumenism" and be a member of the Catholic Church.
One cannot participate in "inter-religious dialogue" and "inter-religious prayer services" and be "blessed" by Protestant "ministers and enter into the temples of Protestants or the Orthodox or Mohammedans and be a member of the Catholic Church.
One cannot believe in and promote "religious liberty" and "separation of Church and State" and be a member of the Catholic Church.
One cannot engage in liturgical ceremonies that would have made even the Arians white with rage and be a member of the Catholic Church.
One cannot refer to the clergy of Protestant sects or the Orthodox confessions as being "pastors" in the "Church of Christ.
Bergoglio/Francis has done this by reaffirming Anglicans in their Anglicanism and, as noted above, by being "blessed" by Protestant "ministers" in 2006 when he was the conciliar "archbishop" of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Indeed, he wrote as follows to his fellow layman Justin Welby upon the latter's "installation" as the Anglican "archbishop" of Canterbury, one of many Catholic churches and buildings stolen by the Anglicans under the reign of Henry VIII as the blood of Catholics was shed in torrents:
I thank you for the kind words contained in
your message to me at my election, and I wish in turn to offer
my greetings and best wishes on the occasion of your Enthronement at Canterbury Cathedral.
The pastoral ministry is a call to walk in
fidelity to the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please be
assured of my prayers as you take up your new responsibilities,
and I ask you to pray for me as I respond to the new call that
the Lord has addressed to me.
I look forward to meeting you in the near
future, and to continuing the warm fraternal relations that our
predecessors enjoyed. (Message of The Head Apostate in Rome to the Head Apostate in England.)
This is identical to how Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI spoke to the then Greek Orthodox patriarch of Constantinople on November 30, 2006, in Istanbul, Turkey:
This fraternal encounter which brings us together, Pope Benedict XVI of
Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, is God’s work, and in a certain
sense his gift. We give thanks to the Author of all that is good, who allows us
once again, in prayer and in dialogue, to express the joy we feel as brothers
and to renew our commitment to move towards full communion. This commitment
comes from the Lord’s will and from our responsibility as Pastors in the Church
of Christ. May our meeting be a sign and an encouragement for us to share the
same sentiments and the same attitudes of fraternity, cooperation and communion
in charity and truth. The Holy Spirit will help us to prepare the great day of
the re-establishment of full unity, whenever and however God wills it. Then we
shall truly be able to rejoice and be glad. (Common declaration by Benedict XVI and Patriarch Bartholomew I, November 30, 2006.)
No heretic/schismatic has any "pastoral ministry" to fulfill in the "Church of Christ" as the Church of Christ is the Catholic Church and none other.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio has no such "pastoral ministry" in the Catholic Church as he is an apostate who has separated himself from the bosom of Holy Mother Church.
Yes, one must believe in everything taught by Holy Mother Church as it is been defined and understood from time immemorial or he is simply not a Catholic.
Who says so?
Well, let's take a little look:
With reference to its object, faith cannot be
greater for some truths than for others. Nor can it be less with regard
to the number of truths to be believed. For we must all believe the very
same thing, both as to the object of faith as well as to the number of
truths. All are equal in this because everyone
must believe all the truths of faith--both those which God Himself has
directly revealed, as well as those he has revealed through His Church.
Thus, I must believe as much as you and you as much as I, and all other
Christians similarly. He who does not believe all these mysteries is not
Catholic and therefore will never enter Paradise. (Saint Francis de
Sales, The Sermons of Saint Francis de Sales for Lent Given in 1622, republished by TAN Books and Publishers for the Visitation Monastery of Frederick, Maryland, in 1987, pp. 34-37.)
The Church, founded on these principles and mindful
of her office, has done nothing with greater zeal and endeavour than she
has displayed in guarding the integrity of the faith. Hence she
regarded as rebels and expelled from the ranks of her children all who
held beliefs on any point of doctrine different from her own. The Arians, the Montanists, the Novatians, the Quartodecimans, the Eutychians, did not certainly reject all Catholic doctrine: they abandoned only a certain portion of it. Still who does not know that they were declared heretics and banished from the bosom of the Church? In like manner were condemned all authors of heretical tenets who followed them in subsequent ages. "There
can be nothing more dangerous than those heretics who admit nearly the
whole cycle of doctrine, and yet by one word, as with a drop of poison,
infect the real and simple faith taught by our Lord and handed down by
Apostolic tradition" (Auctor Tract. de Fide Orthodoxa contra Arianos).
The practice of the Church has always been the same, as is shown by the unanimous teaching of the Fathers, who
were wont to hold as outside Catholic communion, and alien to the
Church, whoever would recede in the least degree from any point of
doctrine proposed by her authoritative Magisterium. Epiphanius,
Augustine, Theodore :, drew up a long list of the heresies of their
times. St. Augustine notes that other heresies may spring up, to
a single one of which, should any one give his assent, he is by the
very fact cut off from Catholic unity. "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 one
single one of these he is not a Catholic" (S. Augustinus, De Haeresibus, n. 88). (Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum, June 29, 1896.)
There is no wiggle room here at all.
If one even "privately" dissents from one article
contained in the Catholic Faith while holding, however tenuously, to
others, he has expelled himself from the bosom of Holy Mother Church by
virtue of violating the Divine Positive Law.
So much for
the utterly absurd claim that there are a "irreducible minima" of
which anyone, no less one of the conciliar "popes," can hold and thus
remain a member of the Catholic Church even
though he denies or puts into question many others. It does not get
much clearer, does it?
Those who believe that they have found a kernel of Catholicism in Bergoglio/Francis's recent blatherings are deceiving themselves as they must go into denial about the consistency with which he has spoken and acted in defiance of the Catholic Faith while supporting the "new ecclesiology" and "false ecumenism" and other assorted condemned propositions summarized above. Catholics seeking to do with Bergoglio/Francis what they did with Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI and what I did with Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II for far, far too long must eternally grasping at straws rather than face the fact that The Chair is Still Empty. Please help Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis recognize that he does not belong to the Catholic Church, and no amount of grasping at straws can make it so.
We must remember that this is all a chastisement for our sins and those of the whole world. Things are only going to get worse, which is why we must remain steadfast in prayer to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, He Who is the King of all men and of all nations, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary while we pray as many Rosaries each day as our state-in-life permits and remember these words that Our Crucified and Risen King spoke to saint Margaret Mary Alacoque:
"I will reign in spite of all who oppose Me." (Quoted in: The Right Reverend Emile Bougaud. The Life of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, reprinted by TAN Books and Publishers in 1990, p. 361.)
Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and the hour of our death.
Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us
Saint Joseph, pray for us
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
Saint Peter Canisius, pray for us.
Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints