Real Catholics Follow St. Peter Up To Pius XII
Anti-Pope Harlot John Paul II
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In his encyclical on Sts. Cyril and Methodius (#27), Antipope John Paul II again indicated that Eastern Schismatics should not be converted to the Catholic Church. He stated that unity with the Schismatics ‘is neither absorption nor fusion,’(65) which means not by conversion. The Balamand Statement with the Orthodox actually quoted this very phrase from Antipope John Paul II's Encyclical on Sts. Cyril and Methodius to prove that Catholics should not convert the Orthodox.
On October 12, 2002, Antipope John Paul II and the Schismatic Patriarch of Romania jointly denounced trying to convert each other. They stated: “Our aim and our ardent desire is full communion, which is not absorption...”(66)
In his address on the same day, Antipope John Paul II told the schismatic Patriarch: “The goal is... to reach a unity which implies neither absorption nor fusion...”(67)
So Antipope John Paul II has publicly ensured his listeners over and over again that Catholics should not try to convert non-Catholics and that the Catholic Faith is not necessary for attaining salvation.
Pope Pius IX, Nostis et Nobiscum (#10), Dec. 8, 1849: “In particular, ensure that the faithful are deeply and thoroughly convinced of the truth of the doctrine that the Catholic faith is necessary for attaining salvation.”(68)
In fact, in the same address to the Schismatic Patriarch of Romania, Antipope John Paul II made this incredible statement:
“For her part, the Catholic Church recognizes the mission which the Orthodox Churches are called to carry out in the countries where they have been rooted for centuries. She desires nothing else than to help this mission...”(69)
So much for the Papacy! So much for the last 1000 years of dogmatic statements that the Schismatics reject! So much for divorce and re-marriage! And so much for the Catholic Church, according to Antipope John Paul II; for according to this apostate, all of this means nothing and in fact should not be believed, because quote “the Church” desires nothing else than to keep these people in schism and outside her teachings!
Pope Gregory XVI, May 27, 1832: “Be not deceived, my brother; if anyone follows a schismatic, he will not attain the inheritance of the kingdom of God.”(70)
Pope Leo XII, Encyclical, May 24, 1824: “We address all of you who are still removed from the true Church and the road to salvation. In this universal rejoicing, one thing is lacking: that... you might sincerely agree with the mother Church, outside of whose teachings there is no salvation.”(71)
Pope Leo XII, Ubi Primum (# 14), May 5, 1824:
“It is impossible for the most true God, who is Truth itself, the best, the wisest Provider, and the Rewarder of good men, to approve all sects who profess false teachings which are often inconsistent with one another and contradictory, and to confer eternal rewards on their members... by divine faith we hold one Lord, one faith, one baptism... This is why we profess that there is no salvation outside the Church.”(72)
Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos (# 11), Jan. 6, 1928: “The Catholic Church is alone in keeping the true worship… if any man enter not here, or if any man go forth from it, he is a stranger to the hope of life and salvation.”(73)
In the Summer of 2003, Antipope John Paul II again repudiated the proselytism of the Eastern Schismatics.
Antipope John Paul II, Ecclesia in Europa, Post-Synodal Apost. Exhortation, June 28, 2003: “At the same time I wish to assure once more the pastors and our brothers and sisters of the Orthodox Churches that the new evangelization is in no way to be confused with proselytism...” (L’Osservatore Romano, July 2, 2003, p. V).
Declaring Communion and Unity of Faith with Non-Catholic Sects
In his encyclical Ut Unum Sint, Antipope John Paul II declared that his Church is in communion with non-Catholic sects an incredible 16 times; and he declared that he has the same faith as non-Catholic sects 8 times.
Antipope John Paul II, Ut Unum Sint (# 62), May 25, 1995, speaking about the non-Catholic and Schismatic Patriarch of Ethiopia: “When the Venerable Patriarch of the Ethiopian Church, Abuna Paulos, paid me a visit in Rome on June 11, 1993, together we emphasized the deep communion existing between our two Churches: ‘We share the same faith handed down from the Apostles... moreover, we can affirm that we have the one faith in Christ...’”(74)
Pope St. Leo the Great, Sermon 129:
“Wherefore, since outside the Catholic Church there is nothing perfect, nothing undefiled... we are in no way likened with those who are divided from the unity of the Body of Christ; we are joined in no communion.”(75)
When Antipope John Paul II asserts that he has the same faith and communion as non-Catholic sects, he is asserting that he is a non-Catholic.
Pope Pius IX, Vatican Council I, Sess. 4, Chap. 3, ex cathedra: “Furthermore We teach and declare that the Roman Church, by the disposition of the Lord, holds the sovereignty of ordinary power over all others... This is the doctrine of Catholic truth from which no one can deviate and keep his faith and salvation.” (Denz. 1827)
This infallible definition of Vatican I declares that anyone who deviates from the dogma of the Papacy (that the Pope of Rome holds sovereign power in the Church of Christ), such as the Orthodox Schismatics and the Protestants, cannot keep his faith and salvation. Yet, Antipope John Paul II tells us that the Orthodox Schismatics and the Protestants not only can keep their faith and salvation while denying the Papacy, but should not believe in the Papacy! What a heretic! He completely rejects this dogma of Vatican I.
Various Other Acts of Heresy
Teoctist, the Schismatic Patriarch of Romania, revealed in 1999 that Antipope John Paul II made a large donation to his non-Catholic Church.(76)
Antipope John Paul II also gave Karekin II, the head of the Schismatic Church in Armenia, a relic of St. Gregory the Illuminator.
Antipope John Paul II, Homily to schismatic Patriarch Karekin II, Nov. 10, 2000: “... I am delighted to return to Your Holiness a relic of St. Gregory the Illuminator… The relic will be placed in the new cathedral now being built... My hope is that the new cathedral will adorn with still greater beauty the Bride of Christ in Armenia...”(77)
Here John Paul II calls the schismatic Orthodox Church the Bride of Christ, a title reserved to the Catholic Church.
The Anglican Sect Has a Valid Episcopacy!
In 2003, Antipope John Paul II bestowed the pectoral cross upon Rowan Williams, the Anglican “Archbishop” of Canterbury and sent him a telegram of congratulations!
Anglican “Archbishop” of Canterbury Rowan Williams to John Paul II, 10/4/03: “In 1966 Pope Paul VI gave Archbishop Michael Ramsey his own Episcopal ring, which has been treasured by his successors and which I wear today. I am glad to thank you for the personal gift of a pectoral cross, sent to me on the occasion of my enthronement earlier this year. As I took on my new ministry I appreciated deeply that sign of a shared task...” (L'Osservatore Romano, 10/8/03, p. 9)
For those who don't know, the Anglican non-Catholic sect does not even have valid priests or valid bishops! Pope Leo XIII infallibly declared that Anglican ordinations are invalid. Anglican “priests” and “bishops” are therefore laymen, besides being non-Catholic heretics and schismatics. Yet, after the election of the new Anglican “Archbishop” of Canterbury Rowan Williams, Antipope John Paul II dispatched the apostate Walter Kasper to give this non-Catholic layman a pectoral cross and a telegram of approval! This is so heretical that there are almost no words to describe it. The pectoral cross is a traditional Catholic symbol of Episcopal authority. By bestowing the pectoral cross upon the apostate Rowan Williams – who is also in favor of women priests and homosexuals being ordained – Antipope John Paul II is not only flatly denying by his deed Pope Leo XIII's infallible definition that Anglican orders are invalid (see below), but he is also making a complete mockery of the Catholic dogmas on the Papacy and the Church of Christ.
Pope Leo XIII, “Apostolicae Curae,” Sept. 13, 1896, ex cathedra: “... by Our authority, of Our own inspiration and certain knowledge We pronounce and declare that ordinations enacted according to the Anglican rite have hitherto been and are invalid and entirely void...” (Denz. 1966)
Antipope John Paul II therefore completely rejects this ex cathedra pronouncement. And what makes this action of Antipope John Paul II even more incredible is the fact that Williams himself has been banned from conducting “Communion” services in 350 Anglican parishes for his view in favor of women priests. (CWNews, Sept. 8, 2003)! But that doesn’t stop Antipope John Paul II – he just pushes ahead with the apostasy. Antipope John Paul II even indicated that the non-Catholic layman Williams is the legitimate Bishop of the “See of Canterbury.”
Antipope John Paul II, “To the Most Reverend and Right Honorable Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury,” Oct. 4, 2003: “These encounters have sought to renew the links between the See of Canterbury and the Apostolic See... It is fidelity to Christ which compels us to continue to search for full visible unity and to find appropriate ways of engaging, whenever possible, in common witness and mission... I pray for a renewed outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon you... May God keep you safe, watch over you and always guide you in the exercise of your lofty responsibilities.” (L’Osservatore Romano, Oct. 8, 2003, p. 9.)
During a meeting with Rowan Williams, John Paul II even kissed his ring, proving again that he recognizes this non-Catholic layman as a legitimate Bishop in the Church of Christ! If Antipope John Paul II bestowed the Pectoral Cross upon the Eastern Schismatic “Orthodox” (who have valid orders but are not Catholic) it would be a radical denial of the Papacy. But to bestow it upon a Western Schismatic Anglican layman who is in favor of women priests and homosexuals being ordained is beyond words. It is one of the most heretical things he has done. He is mocking Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church and all the English martyrs who suffered horrible tortures for refusing to abandon Catholicism and become Anglican. It is a complete rejection of the Catholic Church’s teaching on the Episcopacy, Ordination, Apostolic Succession and Church Unity, just to name a few.
Non-Catholics Can Receive Holy Communion
Antipope John Paul II also teaches that non-Catholics may lawfully receive Holy Communion. Canon 844.3 of his 1983 Code of Canon Law states that:
“Catholic ministers may licitly administer the sacraments of penance, Eucharist, and anointing of the sick to members of the oriental churches which do not have full communion with the Catholic Church...”(78)
The idea that non-Catholics may lawfully receive Holy Communion or the other Sacraments is contrary to the 2000 year teaching of the Catholic Church.
Pope Pius IX, Encyclical, April 8, 1862:
“... ‘whoever eats of the Lamb and is not a member of the Church, has profaned.”(79)
Binding False Doctrines Upon His Church
What’s particularly significant about this heresy of Antipope John Paul II (that it is lawful to give Holy Communion to non-Catholics) is the fact that it also appears in new Catechism, paragraph # 1401. This document was promulgated by the so-called supreme apostolic authority of Antipope John Paul II.
In his constitution Fidei Depositum, Antipope John Paul II promulgated his new catechism using his “apostolic authority” to declare that it is a “sure norm for teaching the faith.”
Antipope John Paul II, Fidei Depositum, Oct. 11, 1992:
“The Catechism of the Catholic Church, which I approved June 25th last and the publication of which I today order by virtue of my Apostolic authority, is a statement of the Church’s faith and of Catholic doctrine... I declare it to be a sure norm for teaching the faith.”(80)
Antipope John Paul II's Catechism is not a sure norm for teaching the faith. It is a sure norm for teaching heresy. Therefore, since Antipope John Paul II has pretended to declare from the Chair of Peter that his Catechism is a sure norm for teaching the faith when it is not, when know that he does not sit in the Chair of Peter. A Pope cannot err when speaking from the Apostolic See, that is, with his Apostolic authority from the Chair of Peter.
Pope Pius IX, Vatican Council I, ex cathedra
“... in the Apostolic See the Catholic religion has always been preserved untainted, and holy doctrine celebrated.”(81)
Pope Pius IX, Vatican Council I, ex cathedra:
“So, this gift of truth and a never failing faith was divinely conferred upon Peter and his successors in this chair...”(82)
Non-Catholic Sects Are a Means of Salvation
Antipope John Paul II also teaches that non-Catholic sects are a means of salvation.
Antipope John Paul II, New Catechism, paragraph 819, speaking of non-Catholic Churches: “Christ's Spirit uses these Churches and ecclesial communities as means of salvation...”(83)
Pope Pius IV, profession of faith, Council of Trent, ex cathedra: “This true Catholic faith, outside of which no one can be saved... I now profess and truly hold...”(84)
Non-Catholic Sects Have Saints and Martyrs
Antipope John Paul II teaches that non-Catholic sects have saints and martyrs.
Antipope John Paul II, Ut Unum Sint (# 83):
“All Christian Communities… All of them in fact have martyrs for the Christian faith.”(85)
Antipope John Paul II, Ut Unum Sint (# 84):
“These saints come from all the Churches and Ecclesial Communities...”(86)
Antipope John Paul II, Tertio Millennio Adveniente (# 37), Nov. 10, 1994: “The witness to Christ borne even to the shedding of blood has become a common inheritance of Catholics, Orthodox, Anglicans and Protestants, as Pope Paul VI pointed out in his Homily for the Canonization of the Ugandan Martyrs... the memory of those who have suffered martyrdom should be safeguarded, gathering the necessary documentation. This gesture cannot fail to have an ecumenical character and expression. Perhaps the most convincing form of ecumenism is the ecumenism of the saints and martyrs. The communio sanctorum speaks louder than the things which divide us.”(87)
Antipope John Paul II, General Audience, May 12, 1999: “The experience of martyrdom joined Christians of different denominations in Romania. The Orthodox, Catholic and Protestants gave a united witness to Christ by the sacrifice of their lives.”(88)
This proves that Antipope John Paul II directly rejects the solemnly defined dogma (from the Council of Florence below) that non-Catholics cannot be saved, even if they shed their blood for Christ.
Pope Eugene IV, Council of Florence, ex cathedra:
“... no one, even if he has shed blood in the name of Christ, can be saved, unless he has remained in the bosom and unity of the Catholic Church.”(89)
Pope Gregory XVI, May 27, 1832:
“Finally some of these misguided people attempt to persuade themselves and others that men are not saved only in the Catholic religion, but that even heretics may attain eternal life.”(90)
Antipope John Paul II has also “canonized” people who fully embraced the heresies of Vatican II, the New Mass and who were religious indifferentists, which is impossible for a true Pope to do, since canonizations by real Popes are infallible. This further proves that Antipope John Paul II is not a true Pope.
Antipope John Paul II has also approved of the practice of altar girls, a practice rampant in Vatican II Churches. The practice of altar girls was condemned as evil by Pope Benedict XIV, Pope St. Gelasius and Pope Innocent IV.
Pope Benedict XIV, Encyclical, July 26, 1755:
“Pope Gelasius in his ninth letter to the bishops of Lucania condemned the evil practice which had been introduced of women serving the priest at the celebration of Mass. Since this abuse had spread to the Greeks, Innocent IV strictly forbade it in his letter to the bishop of Tusculum: ‘Women should not dare to serve at the altar; they should be altogether refused this ministry.’ We too have forbidden this practice in the same words in Our oft-repeated constitution...”(91)
Antipope John Paul II has praised the greatest enemies that the Catholic Church has ever known, such as the Protestant revolutionaries Calvin and Luther. In Oct. 1983, Antipope John Paul II, speaking of Martin Luther, stated: “Our world even today experiences his great impact on history.”(92) And on June 14, 1984, Antipope John Paul II praised Calvin as one who was trying to “make the Church more faithful to the will of the Lord.”(93) To patronize, support and defend heretics is to be a heretic.
Pope Gregory XVI, Encyclical, May 8, 1844:
“But later even more care was required when the Lutherans and Calvinists dared to oppose the changeless doctrine of the faith with an almost incredible variety of errors. They left no means untried to deceive the faithful with perverse explanations of the sacred books...”(94)
Antipope John Paul II has also praised the notorious heretics Zwingli and Hus. He even went so far as to say that John Hus, who was condemned as a heretic by the Council of Constance, was a man of “infallible personal integrity”!
Antipope John Paul II has also condemned the Crusades. The Crusades were solemnly approved by four Councils and more than 10 Popes, including: Pope Urban II; Pope Callistus II; Pope Alexander III; Pope Callistus III; Pope Clement V; and others.
In December of 1996, the Grand Orient Lodge of Italian Freemasonry offered Antipope John Paul II their greatest honor, the Order of Galilee, as an expression of thanks for the efforts that he has made in support of Freemasonic ideals. The representative of Italian Freemasonry noted that Antipope John Paul II merited the honor because he had promoted “the values of universal Freemasonry: fraternity, respect for the dignity of man, and the spirit of tolerance, central points of the life of true masons.”(95)
On Oct. 24, 2001, Antipope John Paul II apologized to Red China. That's correct, Antipope John Paul II apologized to the Satanic Communist Regime in China for the supposed wrongs of Catholics! He even praised the social justice of Red China.
Antipope John Paul II, Oct. 24, 2001, Quote: “The Catholic Church for her part regards with respect this impressive thrust and far-sighted planning... The Church has very much at heart the values and objectives which are of primary importance also to modern China: solidarity, peace, social justice...”(96)
Social justice in China includes a one--child per family policy, which is imposed by forced abortion and contraception. The Chinese Government slaughters millions of children every year, in addition to imprisoning, torturing and murdering Catholics.
Antipope John Paul II stated that the Catholic Church and China are two ancient institutions “not in opposition to one another.”(97)
Antipope John Paul II has also stated numerous times that the theory of evolution is a fact. On Oct. 22, 1996, he declared that evolution is “more than a mere hypothesis.”(98)
In a series of speeches in the summer of 1999, reported in the official Vatican newspaper, Antipope John Paul II said that Heaven, Hell and Purgatory are not actual places.
At the Assisi meeting of Jan. 24, 2002, Antipope John Paul II issued a new ten commandments. He calls it “the Decalogue of Assisi.” The word Decalogue means the ten commandments. So Antipope John Paul II is saying that people need to proclaim his new ten commandments, that he issued at Assisi.
Antipope John Paul II, May 21, 2002:“To help create a world of greater justice and solidarity, take to heart the need to promote the ‘Decalogue of Assisi’, proclaimed at the Day of Prayer for Peace last 24 January.”(99)
Antipope John Paul II has changed the Rosary. In Oct. 2002, Antipope John Paul II added five new mysteries to the Rosary, called “the Mysteries of Light.” In the document which promulgated the mysteries of light, Antipope John Paul II stated:
“Anyone who contemplates Christ through the various stages of his life cannot fail to perceive in him the truth about man.”(100)
This is blasphemy and idolatry. When we contemplate the mysteries of Christ, we don't perceive in Him the truth about man. Antipope John Paul II says this because he preaches that man is God, and specifically, that the truth about man is that he is Jesus Christ.
Antipope John Paul II Teaches that Man is God
Antipope John Paul II, Very First Homily, Forever Marking the Beginning of his Pastoral Ministry, Sunday, Oct. 22, 1978: “‘1. You are the Christ, the Son of the living God’ (Mt. 16:16). These words were spoken by Simon, son of Jonah, in the district of Caesarea Philippi... These words mark the beginning of Peter's mission in the history of salvation...
“2. On this day and in this place these same words must again be uttered and listened to: ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ Yes, Brothers and sons and daughters, these words first of all....please listen once again, today, in this sacred place, to the words uttered by Simon Peter. In those words is the faith of the Church. In those same words is the new truth, indeed, the ultimate and definitive truth about man: the Son of the living God –‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”(101)
In his first ever homily as Antipope in 1978, in the very speech which will forever mark the beginning of his pastoral ministry, Sunday, Oct. 22, 1978, Antipope John Paul II proclaims to the world that MAN is the Christ, the Son of the Living God of Mt. 16:16. He even says that this is a “new truth” – a new truth which he (the great Antipope of history) is here to reveal. “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God,” spoken by St. Peter about Our Lord Jesus Christ, are the words which describe the truth about man, according to Antipope John Paul II.
Antipope John Paul II, General Audience, Feb. 22, 1984: “... so that consciences can be freed in the full truth of man, who is Christ, ‘peace and mercy’ for everyone.”(102)
Antipope John Paul II, Homily, Dec. 17, 1991: “Dear brothers and sisters, look to Christ, the Truth about man...’”(103)
Antipope John Paul II, Homily, Dec. 10, 1989: “... make straight the way of the Lord and of man...”(104)
Antipope John Paul II, Homily, August 10, 1985: “Today, in consecrating your cathedral, we ardently desire that it become a ‘true temple of God and man’...’”(105)
Antipope John Paul II, Dec. 25, 1978: “Christmas is the feast of man.”(106)
Antipope John Paul II, Dec. 25, 2001: “... let us pause in adoration in the cave, and gaze upon the Newborn Redeemer. In him we can recognize the face of every little child who is born...”(107)
Antipope John Paul II, Dec. 25, 1985: “What is grace? Grace is precisely the manifestation of God... Grace is God as “our Father”. It is the Son of God... It is the Holy Spirit… Grace is, also, man...”(108)
Antipope John Paul II, March 31, 1991: “Let respect for man be total... Every offense against the person is an offense against God...”(109)
Antipope John Paul II, Jan. 24, 2002: “To offend against man is, most certainly, to offend against God.”(110)
Antipope John Paul II, Address to Ambassador of Tunisia, May 27, 2004, p. 8: “...For its part, the modest Catholic community that lives in Tunisia has no other ambition than to witness to the dignity of man...” (L’Osservatore Romano, June 16, 2004, p. 8.)
The "Catholic community" in Tunisia has no other ambition than to witness to the dignity of man? Antipope John Paul II is again clearly indicating that the “Catholic” community in Tunisia has no desire to convert other non-Catholics, but only to witness to the dignity of man.
Antipope John Paul II, Homily, June 24, 1988: “... God wishes to encounter in man the whole of creation.”(111)
This means that in man one can find the whole of creation.
Antipope John Paul II, Redemptor Hominis, March 4, 1979:“IN REALITY, THE NAME FOR THAT DEEP AMAZEMENT AT MAN’S WORTH AND DIGNITY IS THE GOSPEL...”(112)
The Gospel is Jesus Christ (His Life and Teaching); it is the religion of faith and morals that He revealed to the world. To say that the Gospel, the Good News and Christianity are the “deep amazement at man” is to equate man with Jesus Christ; but this is exactly why John Paul II said it and what he is doing.
Galatians Chapter 1, verse 8: “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema.”
Antipope John Paul II is anathema. He preaches a new Gospel, not of Jesus Christ, but of man in the place of Christ – the Gospel of Antichrist.
Pope Pius X, E Supremi Apostolatus, Oct. 4, 1903: “... the distinguishing mark of Antichrist, man has with infinite temerity put himself in the place of God…”(113)
In her appearance at La Salette, France, Sept. 19, 1846, the Blessed Mother predicted, quote: “Rome will lose the Faith and become the seat of the Anti-Christ... the Church will be in eclipse.”
So the question that everyone professing to be Catholic must ask himself is this: Is John Paul II the head of my Church? Or is John Paul II part of a different religion?
If Antipope John Paul II is part of a different religion, and who would dare deny this, then he cannot be the head of the Catholic Church.
St. Francis De Sales, Doctor of the Church:
“It would indeed be one of the strangest monsters that could be seen – if the head of the Church were not of the Church.”(114)
This is why Pope Paul IV solemnly taught in his Feb. 15, 1559 Bull, cum ex Apostolatus officio, that it is impossible for a heretic to be validly elected Pope.
Furthermore, there are those who have rightfully acknowledged that the Vatican II Church is clearly not the Catholic Church, but they still maintain that Antipope John Paul II is the Pope. They hold that Antipope John Paul II can be a true Pope despite the fact that he is the head of a non-Catholic Church. To them we must say, in addition to what has been stated so far, that such a position separates Pope from Church, which is impossible.
Pope Leo XIII, Jan. 22, 1899: “Where Peter is, there is the Church.”(115)
Therefore, to acknowledge the Vatican II Church as a false Church requires that one acknowledge its head, Antipope John Paul II, as a false Peter. On the other hand, to acknowledge Antipope John Paul II as a true Peter requires that one acknowledge his false Vatican II Church as a true Church.
Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum (#15) June 29, 1896: “When the divine founder decreed that the Church should be one in faith, in government, and in communion, He chose Peter and his successors as the principle and center, as it were, of this unity.”(116)
Moreover, to obstinately acknowledge Antipope John Paul II as a true Pope requires that you have the same faith as he does, and are in communion with his Vatican II Church.
Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum (# 10), June 29, 1896:
“For this reason, as the unity of the faith is of necessity required for the unity of the Church, inasmuch as it is the body of the faithful, so also for this same unity, inasmuch as the Church is a divinely constituted society, unity of government, which effects and involves unity of communion, is necessary jure divino (by divine law).”(117)
And this is precisely why this issue is so important. Because to affirm that a particular person is your Pope, the head of your Church, means, by divine law, that you share communion and faith with that person and with his Church.
Pope Gregory XVI, on the Church and Papacy, May 17, 1835:
“... Christ established this ecclesiastical power for the benefit of unity. And what is this unity unless one person is placed in charge of the whole Church who protects it and joins all its members in the one profession of faith...”(118)
Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos (#9), on the unity of the Church: “... that unity can only arise from one teaching authority, one law of belief and one faith of Christians.119)
Pope Pius X, Encyclical, May 26, 1910: "... the Church remains immutable and constant, ‘as the pillar and foundation of truth,’ in professing one identical doctrine..."(120)
St. Francis De Sales, Doctor of the Church: “The Church is a holy university or general company of men united and collected together in the profession of one same Christian faith...”(121)
But to affirm that you profess the same faith as Antipope John Paul II, after seeing the facts that we have presented, is literally to deny the faith and break communion with the Catholic Church.
So, in order to profess the Catholic Faith whole and undefiled, and in order to declare that one is not part of a false Church, one must denounce John Paul II as a non-Catholic Antipope. A person cannot use the excuse that he does not have the authority to make this judgment about Antipope John Paul II either, because the judgment that a Catholic makes about Antipope John Paul II, is the exact same judgment, with the exact same authority, that a Catholic makes when he professes that he does not belong to the Lutheran, Calvinist, Presbyterian or Baptist sects; and that he is not in the same Church as those who deny Catholic teaching.
Catholics distinguish the true Church from the members of these countless sects, not by a specific declaration from Church authority about every single one of these people and their sects (which would be impossible for the Church to give), but rather by their open rejection of Catholic teaching, or by their open membership in a non-Catholic religious community, or by their open profession of a non-Catholic Faith. This has always been the way that the true Church has distinguished itself from heretical sects and the members of the true Church from the members of heretical sects.
Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum (# 9), June 29, 1896:
“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.”(122)
St. Robert Bellarmine, De Romano Pontifice, II, 30:
"... for men are not bound, or able to read hearts; BUT WHEN THEY SEE THAT SOMEONE IS A HERETIC BY HIS EXTERNAL WORKS, THEY JUDGE HIM TO BE A HERETIC PURE AND SIMPLE, AND CONDEMN HIM AS A HERETIC."
Therefore, to say that you don't feel that you have the authority to figure out the undeniable fact that Antipope John Paul II is a non-Catholic, and the head of a non-Catholic Church, means that you don't have the authority to determine that any heretic is a non-Catholic and outside the Church. This means that you don't have the authority to distinguish between the true Church and the countless heretical sects in the world. It means that you don't have the authority to distinguish between the true Church and a faceless blob of baptized heretics.
Therefore, those who assert that Antipope John Paul II is the Pope, after seeing the facts that we have presented, are in communion with a non-Catholic sect, the non-Catholic Church of Antipope John Paul II. They are sharing faith with a non-Catholic heretic, Antipope John Paul II. They are asserting that a manifest heretic, Antipope John Paul II, is a member of the Catholic Church, which is a denial of Catholic dogma. They are asserting that Catholics have no authority to distinguish the true Church of Christ from a heretical sect or the members of the true Church of Christ from the members of heretical sects; and they are asserting that a true Pope can authoritatively promulgate false doctrines.
The truth, on the other hand, is that Antipope John Paul II is not a true successor of Peter; but rather, he is another one of the more than 40 Antipopes which the Church has had to deal with in her long history.
The truth is that none of the four men who foisted upon the world this new Vatican II religion were true successors of Peter, but Antipope revolutionaries, who tried to impose a new faith, a new Mass and a new Gospel.
The truth is that God has allowed a counterfeit Catholic Church to be set up in the times of the great apostasy, in which we are living. This counterfeit Church attempts to eclipse the true Church of Christ, which God allows as a punishment for sin in the greatest tribulation that the world has ever seen.
The truth is that when there is a true Pope he is the center of unity in the Church; however, it is also true that the Church can be without a true Pope for a long period of time. This period of time when the Chair of Peter is vacant occurs every time a Pope dies, and has lasted for as long as 3 1/2 years in Church history. This period of time when the Church is without a Pope is called a Papal interregnum, which, according to theologians, such as the 19th century Fr. Edmund O'Reilly, could easily last longer than 35 years. Thus, there is nothing incompatible with the promises of Christ to His Church for Him to leave the Church without a Pope for decades through the worst part of the great apostasy; in fact, it is in not having a true Pope to guide people through the great apostasy which makes this apostasy so devastating to so many.
The truth remains that the Catholic Church is the one Church founded by Christ to which all must belong in order to be saved, and that this Church still exists in a remnant of Catholics who maintain the infallible teachings of the true Popes throughout history.
St. Athanasius: “Even if Catholics faithful to Tradition were reduced to a handful, they would be the true Church.”
“At one point in the Church's history, only a few years before Gregory's [Nazianz] present preaching (+380 A.D.), perhaps the number of Catholic bishops in possession of sees, as opposed to Arian bishops in possession of sees, was no greater than something between 1% and 3 percent of the total. Had doctrine been determined by popularity, today we should all be deniers of Christ and opponents of the Spirit.” (W.A. Jurgens, The Faith of the Early Fathers, Vol. 2, p. 39.)
If the Arian heresy was so bad that approximately 1% of the jurisdictional bishops remained Catholic and 99% became Arian, and the Great Apostasy preceding the Second Coming of Christ is predicted to be even worse – the worst apostasy of all time – then one should not be surprised by the fact that there are barely any authentically Catholic priests in the world today and no fully Catholic jurisdictional (i.e., governing) bishops to speak of and that an Antipope is reigning from Rome (as predicted by Our Lady of La Salette) and heading a counterfeit Catholic Church of apostasy, as the foregoing has so clearly shown.
The truth is that God has not abandoned His Catholic Church; it remains the immaculate Bride of Christ, and the gates of hell will never prevail against this Church that Jesus founded upon Peter the Rock.
Pope Vigilius, Second Council of Constantinople, 553:
"we bear in mind what was promised about the holy Church and Him who said the gates of hell will not prevail against it (by these we understand the death-dealing tongues of heretics)..."(123)
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.”(124)
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