Jorge Bergoglio, aka "Pope" Francis, is leading the Vatican II sect into an era of adulation by the world. Despite Our Lord's warning, "Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you, for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets" (St. Luke 6:26), some still cling to the notion that this apostate is the Vicar of Christ. The world loves Frankie. He is Time magazine's Person of The Year (an "honor" shared by Antipopes John XXIII and John Paul II). He was named Person of The Year by The Advocate, a militant sodomite magazine which quoted Frankie's infamous "Who am I to judge?" Now he makes the cover of the New Yorker magazine depicted making "snow angels."
He's no angel, and when perverts sing your praises, only a fool could believe that this man holds the same office--and the same faith--as Pope Pius XII and all his predecessors. In yet another interview, Bergoglio now comes out with more outrages against the integral Catholic Faith. An outstanding example of his further departure from the vestiges of Catholicism is his novel teaching on "Ecumenism of Blood." It is a logical outgrowth of Vatican II's heretical ecclesiology. Here's what Frankie had to say:
"I knew a parish priest in Hamburg who was dealing with the beatification cause of a Catholic priest guillotined by the Nazis for teaching children the catechism. After him, in the list of condemned individuals, was a Lutheran pastor who was killed for the same reason. Their blood was mixed. The parish priest told me he had gone to the bishop and said to him: 'I will continue to deal with the cause, but both of their causes, not just the Catholic priest’s.' This is what ecumenism of blood is."
So it matters not what you teach about Christ, or what you believe (even atheists can get to Heaven, he says), you can now be a martyr as well! How did this come about, you ask?
Let's start with Vatican II's decree Unitatis Redintegratio paragraph #3
"For men who believe in Christ and have been truly baptized are in communion with the Catholic Church even though this communion is imperfect. The differences that exist in varying degrees between them and the Catholic Church - whether in doctrine and sometimes in discipline, or concerning the structure of the Church - do indeed create many obstacles, sometimes serious ones, to full ecclesiastical communion. The ecumenical movement is striving to overcome these obstacles. But even in spite of them it remains true that all who have been justified by faith in Baptism are members of Christ's body, and have a right to be called Christian, and so are correctly accepted as brothers by the children of the Catholic Church."
"It follows that these separated Churches and Communities, though we believe that they suffer from defects, have by no means been deprived of significance and value in the mystery of salvation. For the Spirit of Christ has not refrained from using them as means of salvation which derive their efficacy from the very fullness of grace and truth entrusted to the Catholic Church".
Vatican II in Lumen Gentium paragraph #8:
"This is the one Church of Christ which in the Creed is professed as one, holy, catholic and apostolic, which our Saviour, after His Resurrection, commissioned Peter to shepherd, and him and the other apostles to extend and direct with authority, which He erected for all ages as "the pillar and mainstay of the truth". This Church constituted and organized in the world as a society, subsists in the Catholic Church, which is governed by the successor of Peter and by the Bishops in communion with him, although many elements of sanctification and of truth are found outside of its visible structure. These elements, as gifts belonging to the Church of Christ, are forces impelling toward catholic unity."
John Paul II in Ut Unam Sint #42 (1995):
"It happens for example that, in the spirit of the Sermon on the Mount, Christians of one confession no longer consider other Christians as enemies or strangers but see them as brothers and sisters. Again, the very expression separated brethren tends to be replaced today by expressions which more readily evoke the deep communion — linked to the baptismal character — which the Spirit fosters in spite of historical and canonical divisions. Today we speak of "other Christians", "others who have received Baptism", and "Christians of other Communities". The Directory for the Application of Principles and Norms on Ecumenism refers to the Communities to which these Christians belong as "Churches and Ecclesial Communities that are not in full communion with the Catholic Church".This broadening of vocabulary is indicative of a significant change in attitudes. There is an increased awareness that we all belong to Christ. " (Emphasis in original).
What does all this mean? As Fr. Cekada points out:
"Benedict XVI, as Joseph Ratzinger, was a leading modernist theologian at Vatican II, and left a long paper trail of his errors.He was the chief architect of a new theology of the Churchwhich posits a “People of God” and a “Church of Christ” not identical with the Roman Catholic Church — a Super-Church or a Frankenchurch created from “elements” of the true Church that are possessed either fully (by Catholics) or partially (by heretics and schismatics)."
Therefore, the Lutheran pastor was in "partial communion" with the Catholic Church. Indeed, Vatican II's Gaudium et Spes #22 teaches that Christ "has united Himself in a certain way to all men." That would include atheists, so you see where Frankie is coming from with his remarks. The blood of the Lutheran was mixed with the blood of the Catholic priest to symbolize a real yet imperfect communion. since they were united in the "Church of Christ" (i.e. "Frankenchurch") why can't they BOTH be martyrs?
Now, the teaching of the True Church:
“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, cannot have a share in eternal happiness; but that they will go into the everlasting fire which was prepared for the Devil and his Angels (Matt 25: 41), unless they unite themselves to the Church before their death; and that so precious is the unity of this ecclesiastical body that only those who abide in it can benefit from the Church’s Sacraments for their salvation, and that they alone can receive an eternal recompense for their fasts, almsgiving and other works of piety and practices of the Christian militancy. No one, no matter how much he has given in alms and even if he has shed blood for the name of Christ, can be saved, unless he has persevered in the bosom and the unity of the Catholic Church.” (Pope Eugene IV, Cantate Domino, Denzinger n. 714--emphasis mine)
As brilliantly articulated by Bp. Dolan this means:
"There 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.
They 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.
The 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.
Because 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."
The two views are mutually exclusive: EITHER the pre-Vatican II ecclesiology is true OR Vatican II ecclesiology is true, but not BOTH. Since the Church CAN NOT defect (dogma of Indefectibility) we MUST conclude that Vatican II was not a product of the Church. The pope, as a private teacher, professed heresy and lost his authority as the pre-Vatican II theologians taught could happen. The hierarchy defected, and a new sect was formed in the buildings once occupied by the True Church. The Vatican II sect, of which Antipope Francis is the leader, is a man-made, false religion. Traditionalists are the remainder of the Roman Catholic Church, who carry forward with Christ's promise that the "gates of Hell shall not prevail." (St. Matthew 16:18)
The world praises the leader of the Vatican II sect, who is honest enough not to call himself pope (which he is not) but the more ecumenical "Bishop of Rome." He wants us to think his teachings have divine sanction, when they are doctrines from Hell--and take people there. As I saw Bergoglio's picture making a snow angel on the New Yorker, I thought of Martin Luther, whose heretical teaching on justification was likened to "a dung heap covered in snow." That is exactly what apostate Bergoglio does; cover his heretical dung in the snow of "feel good," "I'm OK, your OK," "Let's help the poor" sentimentality that everyone wants to hear and offends none. With that done, he can befuddle the masses and even write his new heresy on martyrdom in blood.