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Catholics Embracing Protestantism

Many within the Catholic Church seem to embrace an idea that the Church should adopt Protestant practices. She should adopt these practice to entice Protestants or fallen away Catholics to come into the Catholic Church.

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But does this make sense? After all, the term Protestant means to protest the Catholic Church.

So the Catholic Church adopting Protestant practices to appeal to these fallen away Catholics and Protestants make about as much sense as the Republican party adopting the ideals of the Democrat party to draw in Democrats or Republicans who have left the party. Or about as much sense as the Church proclaiming the Protestant Reformation to being a good thing.

Oh, wait a minute.

Jeff June 12, 2016 5 Comments Permalink

Praying With Other Christians

Over at Catholic News Services, I read that Pope Francis spoke to members of the Renewal in Spirit in St. Peter’s Square. This group is a Catholic charismatic group consisting of Lutherans, Anglicans, Orthodox, and Catholics.

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It is entirely possible that Pope Francis has not read any of his predecessors work. But that does not negate that his predecessors had strong words to say in regards to ecumenism and praying alongside other Christians.

From the article:

If the devil “unites us in death, who are we to divide ourselves in life?” he said, adding that all Christians can and must pray together, as they have all received the same baptism and are striving to follow Christ.

Pope Pius XI wrote in his encyclical Mortalium Animos (1928):

“This being so, it is clear that the Apostolic See cannot on any terms take part in their assemblies, nor is it anyway lawful for Catholics either to support or to work for such enterprises; for if they do so they will be giving countenance to a false Christianity, quite alien to the one Church of Christ.”

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Pope Pius XI is very clear that we do not recognize their false Christianity because of their rejection of the One True Church of Christ, the Catholic Church.

With the aforementioned paragraph, Pope Pius XI condemns this next statement from Pope Francis:

“Some people may not realize they can pray with Christians of other denominations”, adding that people must do so because “all of us have received the same baptism, all of us are following the path of Jesus, we want Jesus.”

No, the Catholic Church has condemned this act that you are trying to push forth. Those people who don’t pray with other Christians do so because the Church has forbidden it. For you to utter falsities like this demeans the authority of the papacy, as well as the Magisterium of the Church.

The Protestants have used the baptismal formula that the Catholic Church gave us by order of Jesus Christ. Some Protestants do not even use the Trinitarian formula and do not have valid baptisms.

In terms of ecumenism, Pope Francis stated “Christian unity was the work of the Holy Spirit” and “Christians need to pray together in a spiritual ecumenism, an ecumenism of prayer.”

While this does sound lovely on the outside, it is nothing but error. St. Maximilian Kolbe, when talking about false ecumenism says:

“Only until all schismatics and Protestants profess the Catholic Creed with conviction, when all Jews voluntarily ask for Holy Baptism – only then will the Immaculata have reached its goals. … In other words there is no greater enemy of the Immaculata and her Knighthood than today’s ecumenism, which every Knight must not only fight against, but also neutralize through diametrically opposed action and ultimately destroy. We must realize the goal of the Militia Immaculata as quickly as possible: that is, to conquer the whole world, and every individual soul which exists today or will exist until the end of the world, for the Immaculata, and through her for the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.”

St. Maximilian Kolbe does not mix words. Our Lady wants all souls to be a part of her Son’s Church. Those who are not a part of His Church are outside and will not take part of the Heavenly banquet. No matter what Pope Francis may say about praying with other Christians and how the Holy Spirit wants it, even though he has no way of knowing what the Holy Spirit wants, he speaks in error.

Fortunately, he was not speaking ex cathedra, but it doesn’t matter. The damage has already been done, and this papacy continues to march on, spreading as much error as possible.

Jeff July 6, 2015 3 Comments Permalink

Modernists Love Luther

Modernism is the synthesis of all heresies. It is a disease which has infiltrated the Church. Seeing Modernism for the evil it was, Pope St. Pius X wrote the encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis (On Modernism).

This is must read material for any Catholic who wishes to adhere to the dogmas, doctrines, and truths of Catholicism. The encyclical can be read on Papal Encyclicals. If you are looking for a good synopsis, I suggest reading The Old Evangelization’s excellent series on the subject.

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Q. And in other scientific matters, how do they proceed?

A. Acting on the principle that science in no way depends upon faith, when they treat of philosophy, history, criticism, feeling no horror at treading in the footsteps of Luther they are wont to display a certain contempt for Catholic doctrines, for the Holy Fathers, for the Ecumenical Councils, for the ecclesiastical magisterium; and should they be rebuked for this, they complain that they are being deprived of their liberty.

Modernists do not feel sorrow for following in the footsteps of Luther. In fact, they feel  joy for basking in his rebellion against the Church. They will argue that Luther has much to teach the Catholic Church in regards to being a better “Christian”.

There are far too many prelates within the hierarchy of the Vatican who believe that Luther was misunderstood. You can find proof of this on Vatican Radio’s website here. There will be discussion on how Catholics and Lutherans can work together and learn from each other’s “witness”, rather than Lutherans being reprimanded for being in a 500 year protest of the Catholic Church, the Church Christ founded.

These heretics (both the Lutherans and the “Catholics”) who are promoting this evil event will cause scandal and confusion among the faithful. Yes, this event is evil because it goes against the teaching of Christ and His Church. Any action that goes against Our Lord and is offensive to Him, is evil.

It is likely this event will occur without a hitch, much like the dreadful Assisi gatherings. However, pray this event does not go forth. The last thing the Church needs during this ridiculous time is this heinous event.

Jeff March 18, 2015 2 Comments Permalink

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