Stunning Earlier Papal Indictments of the Current Revolution!

[This is taken from a Facebook post by a friend, Michelle, who is currently hosting a visit from Mr. Flu – along with her entire family, including her little ones!

Anyway, Michelle is a truly gifted artist (painter) of religious themes, speaks a number of languages (including Latin) and knows her way around Church history and documents as well as anyone I’ve been privileged to know on the internet.

Here’s her amicus curiae brief in the matter of Catholicism vs. The NO’s Revolutionary Hordes….]

( Jorge Bergolgio, please call your office… )

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“We find the Catholic Church solemnly legislating during the 7th century:

“If any ecclesiastic or layman shall go into the synagogue of the Jews or the meeting-houses of the heretics to join in prayer with them, let them be deposed and deprived of communion. If any bishop or priest or deacon shall join in prayer with heretics, let him be suspended from communion.” (3rd Council of Constantinople in AD 680)

The 3rd Council of Constantinople is, of course, an ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church and hence supreme. And need we point out that all priests & bishops who subscribe to the false council of Vatican II in the 1960s violate this decree regularly? Because they will often enter the meeting places of non-Catholics “to join in prayer with them”!

Yet we continue. The Catholic Church ruled during the 16th century:

“And since truth cannot contradict truth, we define that every statement contrary to the enlightened truth of the faith is totally false and we strictly forbid teaching otherwise to be permitted. We decree that all those who cling to erroneous statements of this kind, thus sowing heresies which are wholly condemned, should be avoided in every way and punished as detestable and odious heretics and infidels who are undermining the Catholic faith.” (5th Lateran Council in AD 1513, Session 8)

Now, obviously, unless a Catholic leaves this world or becomes a hermitic monk, then he cannot avoid “odious heretics and infidels” completely. All the same, no Catholic needs to join in with the religious acts of those who are outside the Catholic Church. We need not enter their places of worship to worship with them, we need not attend their religious services — whether held in an official ‘church’, a private home or a common public area — to join in a religious ceremony with them, we need not follow the prayers of a heretic who leads them in these prayers, and so forth and so on. To the contrary, we are strictly forbidden to do such things since they are hateful to God, injurious to souls and violate our baptismal vows.

(Incidentally, the decree from the 5th Lateran Council also refers to those who once were themselves personally Catholic, but who left the True Faith to espouse heresy. These kinds of people, especially in a Catholic country, are to be “avoided in every way” possible, even in everyday life, until they come to their senses and return to the bosom of the Catholic Church.)

These are the brass tacks. Canon 1258 is supremely authoritative, being the mind of the Church since earliest days regarding religious association with those who are not Catholic, and the 3rd Council of Constantinople and the 5th Lateran Council are just as authoritative, if not more so, having the full power of the Papacy behind them as well.

However, other pronouncements of the Church bear weight, too. They may not be supremely authoritative (say, from a council that, while legitimate, wasn’t ecumenical) or directly pertinent (say, a law that, while true, doesn’t mention attending the services or prayers of non-Catholics), nonetheless, they are highly respected & at least indirectly relevant. E.g.:

“No one shall pray in common with heretics and schismatics… It is not permitted to heretics to enter the house of God while they continue in heresy.” (Council of Laodicea during the 4th century, citing Canon 6)

As well:

“One must neither pray nor sing psalms with heretics, and whosoever shall communicate with those who are cut off from the communion of the Church, whether clergy or layman, let him be excommunicated.” (Council of Carthage)

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