Syncretism

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Religious Syncretism

“The fusion of diverse religious beliefs and practices. Instances of religious syncretism—as, for example, Gnosticism (a religious dualistic system that incorporated elements from the Oriental mystery religions), Judaism, Christianity, and Greek religious philosophical concepts—were particularly prevalent during the Hellenistic period (c. 300 bc–c. ad 300). The fusion of cultures that was effected by the conquest of Alexander the Great (4th century bc), his successors, and the Roman Empire tended to bring together a variety of religious and philosophical views that resulted in a strong tendency toward religious syncretism. Orthodox Christianity, although influenced by other religions, generally looked negatively upon these syncretistic movements.”[ENCYCLOPÆDIA BRITANNICA, Religious Syncretism] The Catholic Church also condemns this type of “all religions are equal” mentality; calling it indifferentism.

Myth of Osiris

For over three thousand years Osiris, the god of the blessed dead, was the Egyptian’s most important god. The only knowledge we have concerning Egyptian mythology comes to us from the Greek writers such as Plutarch. Plutarch says Osiris was an ancient Egyptian king who was murdered by his enemy, Seth,who sealed Osiris in a box and then through him into the Nile river. The box, after floating out to sea, eventually washed ashore in Lebanon. Isis, Osiris’ wife, searched for him and when finding the box, brought back his body to Egypt. After this Seth found the body of Osiris, he cut it up into fourteen pieces and scattered it over the whole land. Isis began collecting the body parts of Osiris, and Horus engaged Osiris’ murderer, Seth, in battle. As soon as Isis had finished gathering up the members of Osiris, Horus was also able to defeat Seth. Then Horus was able to apply the magic of “opening the mouth” of his father Osiris, and by this provided him entry into the the resurrection. Afterward, Osiris was able to rule as the king of the resurrected dead.[Passover Parable 1991, Voice of Elijah.org, Larry D. Harper]

Only recently have archaeologists started to appreciate how sophisticated the ancient Egyptians were in their theology. It wasn’t so long ago that some scholars thought them to be “prelogical” in their thinking. In 1961, a leading Egyptologist, A.H. Gardiner, called the Egyptian religious tradition a “vast accumulation of mythological rubbish inherited from the past.”(Egypt of the Pharaohs, p.227) He commented on the fact that they never seemed to discard any religious thought, no matter how much it contradicted their other formulated religious ideas.

“But the postulations of scholars in the past years are demeaning to the accomplishments of the ancients and without basis in actual fact. They stem from their misunderstanding of the intentions of the ancient Egyptian theologians. The Egyptians had already concluded that the other realm was a “tremendous mystery”(V. Tobin, theological Principles of Egyptian Religion, P.21ff.) It was beyond intellectual comprehension. In that they seem to agree with modern philosophers who contend that it is impossible to even think about God without placing limitations on Him.”[Passover Parable 1991, Voice of Elijah.org, Larry D. Harper, p.3] Because of their belief that other realm was a mystery, the Egyptians used symbols to represent things from the other realm; for example: the sky was believed to be held up by four pillars. They would preform rituals to influence and change events in that other realm.

An example of this is the burial ritual after the death of a Pharaoh. The body of their leader would be embalmed and mummified to preserve it from decay. Then it was placed in a boat, put in the Nile, and cast across to the western bank of the river. When the body was on the other side of the river, it was carried in procession to the base of the Pyramid and placed in the tomb. The priests conducted magic rites for the “opening of the mouth” of the king; this would allow him to be resurrected. The various symbols were meant to represent geographical locations and events in the other realm. But a deeper understanding of their theology is needed before we can continue.

The Son of God-Pharaoh

The Pharaoh was considered to be the son of God by the ancient Egyptians. This would represent Horus, the son of Isis and Osiris, who when he died passed into the realm of the dead with the setting of the sun. He passed though the Egyptian form of the underworld, or hell, to the foot of the mountain of God, where he would be judged. If he was found guiltless, then he would go up the mountain to be one with his Father, Osiris. Then Osiris would ascend into heaven and take his throne as king of Heaven.

Egyptian mythology tells us that all Pharaohs who died attained to resurrection. In and through him, regular Egyptians could seek resurrection to Heaven. To be resurrected, an ordinary Egyptian was united to Osiris.

In the burial ritual, the sea was seen as an obstacle to be crossed in the under world. The priests were attempting to overcome this underworld “sea” by performing the ritual of carrying the kings body across the Nile River. By enacting this ritual, they were trying to ensure his soul’s safe crossing of the “Sea of Reeds” in the underworld. Only after Horus defeated the serpent monster Seth, who lived in the sea, could Osiris’ “mouth be opened.”

The pyramid represents the Primordial Mountain of God. There may be a parallel here between the children of Israel and Mount Sinai. In fact this whole story seems to fit right into the story of the children of Israel from the book of Exodus. Why?

Who is Israel?

There are just too many parallels here. Once Horus was in the realm of the dead he had to hunt down and kill all other first born in the place of the dead, there by proving himself to Osiris. Also, when crossing the “Sea of Reeds” in the underworld, the soul required the service of a god to provide a ferryboat for crossing. However, the alternate means for crossing was a “parting of the water.” (J. Towers,”the Red Sea”, Near Eastern Studies 18, 1959,p.152n.19) As he moved through the Reeds Sea he also conducted a baptismal ceremony to purify him of his uncleanness.[Passover Parable 1991, Voice of Elijah.org, Larry D. Harper, P.6]

God is intentionally using a form of parallelism here, and it seems to be a much bigger reason than religious syncretism. He is trying to speak to the Israel people in a language they will understand. Since Israel had been living as slaves in Egypt for 400 year, they had assimilated a lot of their culture-including religion. This is also much more than God’s mimicry of Pharaoh’s burial procession. God is drawing a word picture, a parallelism, a parabolic pantomime (to borrow a phrase from Larry Harper)

Who is God’s firstborn son? If we look at the Bible in Exodus 4:22-23 we see the Lord calls Israel His first-born son. And when Pharaoh refuses to release them, God says He will kill Egypt’s firstborn sons. Israel in the Old Testament is a picture of the Church in the New Testament. As Israel is God’s son in O.T. imagery; so too in the N.T. the Church is viewed as the body of Christ.   Therefore, Israel is superseded by the Church.

In Conclusion

We are called, as Christians, to be all things to all people, in hopes that we should win some. In past centuries, this is what I think the Catholic Church did with the pagan religions. They accepted some of their forms and redefined them in Christian terms. There is nothing wrong with this as long as we do not compromise the truth.  The modern Church, however, has compromised doctrine to appeal to everyone. This is unacceptable. Unity at the cost of truth is no unity at all.  The current Catholic Church is using false ecumenism to morph itself into a church that will be attractive to the world.  But traditionally the Church is called to be a contradiction to the world: contra munda.

 

Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich’s Prophecy

Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich (d. 1824) was a mystic and stigmatist. She was beatified in 2004.

March 22, 1820

“I saw very clearly the errors the aberrations an the countless sins of men. I saw the folly and the wickedness of their actions, against all truth and all reason. Priests were among them, and I gladly endured my suffering so that they may return to a better mind.”

 April 12, 1820

“I had another vision of the great tribulation. It seems to me that a concession was demanded from the clergy which could not be granted. I saw many older priests, especially one, who wept bitterly. A few younger ones were also weeping. But others, and the lukewarm among them, readily did what was demanded. It was as if people were splitting into two camps…”

May 13, 1820

“I saw also the relationship between the two popes. . .

I saw how baleful (harmful) would be the consequences of this false church. I saw it increase in size; heretics of every kind came into the city (of Rome). The local clergy grew lukewarm, and I saw a great darkness…”

“Then the vision seemed to extend on every side. Whole Catholic communities were being oppressed, harassed, confined, and deprived of their freedom. I saw many churches closed down, great miseries everywhere, wars and bloodshed. A wild and ignorant mob took violent action. But it did not last long…”

“Once more I saw that the Church of Peter was undermined by a plan evolved by the secret sect [Freemasons], while storms were damaging it. But I saw also that help was coming when distress had reached its peak. I saw again the Blessed Virgin ascend on the Church and spread her mantle [over it].”

July, 1820

“I saw the Holy Father surrounded by traitors and in great distress about the Church. He had visions and apparitions in his hour of greatest need. I saw many good pious Bishops; but they were weak and wavering, their cowardice often got the upper hand…Then I saw  darkness spreading around and people no longer seeking the true Church.”  

August to October, 1820

 “I see more martyrs, not now but in the future…I saw the secret sect relentlessly undermining the great Church. Near them I saw a horrible beast coming up from the sea… All over the world, good and devout people especially the clergy were harassed oppressed and put into prison.  I had the feeling that they would become martyrs one day.”

“When the Church had been for the most part destroyed [by the secret sect Freemasons], and when only the sanctuary and altar were still standing, I saw the wreckers enter the Church with the Beast. There they met a Woman of noble carriage who seemed to be with child because she walked slowly. At this sight, the enemies were terrorized, and the Beast could not take but another step forward. It projected its neck towards the Woman as if to devour her, but the Woman turned about and bowed down [towards the altar], her head touching the ground. Thereupon, I saw the Beast taking to flight towards the sea again, and the enemies were fleeing in the greatest confusion…. Then, I saw in the great distance great legion approaching. In the foreground I saw a man on a white horse. Prisoners were set free and joined them. All enemies were pursued. Then, I saw that the Church was being promptly rebuilt, and she was more magnificent than ever before….” [After the Warning with billions of converts]

August 10, 1820

“I see the Holy Father in great anguish. He lives in a palace other than before [notice how Pope Benedict XVI no longer lives in the Papal residence?] and he admits only a limited number of friends near him. I fear that the Holy Father will suffer many more trials before he dies. I see that the false Church of darkness is making progress and I see the dreadful influence it has on the people. The Holy Father and the Church are verily in so great a distress that one must implore God night and day…”

“I have been told to pray much for the Church and the Pope…The people must pray earnestly for the extirpation (rooting out) of the dark church.”

“Last night I was taken to Rome where the Holy Father immersed in his sorrow, is still hiding to elude dangerous demands (made upon him). He is still very weak, and exhausted by sorrows, cares and prayers. He can now trust but few people. That is mainly why he is hiding. But he still has with him an aged priest who has much simplicity and godliness. He is his friend and because of his simplicity they did not think it would be worth removing him. But this man receives many graces from God. He sees and notices a great many things which he faithfully reports to the Holy Father. It was required of me to inform him while he was praying, of the traitors and evil doers who were to be found among the high ranking servants living close to him, so that he might be made aware of it.”

August 25, 1820

“I do not know in what manner I was taken to Rome last night, but I found myself near the Church of St Mary Major, and I saw many poor people who were greatly distressed and worried because the Pope was to be seen nowhere, and also on account of the restlessness and the alarming rumors in the city. These people did not seem to expect the Church doors to open; they only wanted to pray outside. An inner urging had left them there individually. But I was in the Church, and I opened the doors. They came in, surprised and frightened because the doors had opened. It seems to me that I was behind the door, and they could not see me. There was no office on in the Church. But the sanctuary lamps were lit. The people prayed quite peacefully…”

“Then I saw an apparition of the Mother of God, and she said that the tribulation would be very great. She added that people must pray fervently with outstretched arms, be it only long enough to say three Our Fathers. This was the way her Son prayed for them on the Cross. They must rise at twelve at night, and pray in this manner; and they must keep coming to the Church. They must pray above all for the Church of Darkness to leave Rome…”

“She (the Holy Mother) said a great many others things that it pains me to relate: she said that if only one priest could offer the bloodless sacrifice as worthily and with the same disposition as the Apostles, he could avert all the disasters (that are to come). To my knowledge the people in the Church did not see the apparition, but they must have been stirred by something supernatural, because as soon as the Holy Virgin had said that they must pray God with outstretched arms, they all raised their arms. These were all good and devout people, and they did not know where help and guidance should be sought. There were no traitors and enemies among them, yet they were afraid of one another. Once can judge thereby what the situation was like.”

September 10, 1820

“I saw the Church of St Peter: it has been destroyed but for the Sanctuary and the main altar. St Michael came down into the Church, clad in his suit of armor, and he paused, threatening with his sword and number of unworthy pastors who wanted to enter. That part of the Church which had been destroyed was promptly fenced in with light timber so that the Divine office might be celebrated as it should. Then, from all over the world came priests and laymen and they rebuilt the stone walls, since the wreckers had been unable to move the heavy foundation stones. And then I saw that the Church was being promptly rebuilt and She was more magnificent than ever before…”

September 12, 1820

 “I saw a strange church being built against every rule…No angels were supervising the building operations. In that church, nothing came from high above…There was only division and chaos. It is probably a church of human creation, following the latest fashion, as well as the new heterodox Church of Rome [one world church of the False Prophet], which seems of the same kind…”

“I saw again the strange big church that was being built there (in Rome). There was nothing holy in it. I saw this just as I saw a movement led by Ecclesiastics to which contributed angels, saints and other Christians. But there (in the strange big church) all the work was being done mechanically (i.e., according to set rules and formula). Everything was being done, according to human reason. I saw all sorts of people, things, doctrines, and opinions. There was something proud, presumptuous, and violent about it, and they seemed to be very successful. I did not see a single Angel nor a single saint helping in the work. But far away in the background, I saw the seat of a cruel people armed with spears, and I saw a laughing figure which said: ‘Do build it as solid as you can; we will put it to the ground’.”

“I saw that many of the instruments in the new Church, such as spears and darts, were meant to be used against the living Church. Everyone dragged in something different: clubs, rods, pumps, cudgels, puppets, mirrors, trumpets, horns bellows – all sorts of things. In the cave below (the sacristy) some people kneaded bread, but nothing came of it; it would not rise. The men in the little mantles brought wood to the steps of the pulpit to make a fire. They puffed and blew and labored hard, but the fire would not burn. All they produced was smoke and fumes. Then they broke a hole in the roof and ran up a pipe, but the smoke would not rise, and the whole place became black and suffocating. Some blew the horns so violently that the tears streamed from their eyes. All in this church belonged to the earth, returned to the earth. All was dead, the work of human skill, a church of the latest style, a church of man’s invention like the new heterodox church in Rome.”

September 27, 1820

“I saw deplorable things: they were gambling, drinking, and talking in church; they were also courting women. All sorts of abominations were perpetrated there. Priests allowed everything and said Mass with much irreverence. I saw that few of them were still godly, and only a few had sound views on things.  I also saw Jews standing under the porch of the Church [the Jews who will accept the Antichrist – John 5:43]. All these things caused me much distress.”

October 1, 1820

The Church is in great danger. We must pray so that the Pope may not leave Rome; countless evils would result if he did.  They are now demanding something from him. The Protestant doctrine and that of the schismatic Greeks are to spread everywhere. I now see that in this place (Rome) the (Catholic) Church is being so cleverly undermined, that there hardly remain a hundred or so priests who have not been deceived. They all work for destruction, even the clergy. A great devastation is now near at hand.”

“In those days Faith will fall very low and it will be preserved in some places only.”

“The Little Black Man in Rome, whom I see so often, has many working for him without their clearly knowing for what end. He has his agents in the New Black Church also. If the Pope leaves Rome, the enemies of the Church will get the upper hand. I see the Little Black Man in his own country committing many thefts and falsifying things generally. Religion is there so skillfully undermined and stifled that there are scarcely 100 faithful priests. I cannot say how it is, but I see fog and darkness increasing … All must be rebuilt soon; for everyone, even ecclesiastics, are laboring to destroy (and) ruin is at hand. The 2 enemies of the Church who have lost their accomplice are firmly resolved to destroy the pious and learned men that stand in their way…”

October 4, 1820

“When I saw the Church of St Peter in ruins and the manner in which so many of the clergy were themselves busy at this work of destruction – none of them wishing to do it openly in front of the others  – I was in such distress that I cried out to Jesus with all my might, imploring His mercy. Then I saw before me the Heavenly Spouse, and He spoke to me for a long time…He said, among other things, that this translation of the Church from one place to another meant that she would seem to be in complete decline. But she would rise again; even if there remained but one Catholic, the Church would conquer again because she does not rest on human counsels and intelligence. It was shown to me that there were almost no Christians left in the old acceptation of the word.”

October 7, 1820

“As I was going through Rome with St. Francis and the other saint, we saw a great palace engulfed in flames from top to bottom. I was very much afraid that the occupants would be burned to death because no one came forward to put out the fire. As we came nearer, however, the fire abated and we saw the blackened building. We went through a number of magnificent rooms (untouched by the fire), and we finally reached the Pope. He was sitting in the dark and slept in a large arm-chair. He was very ill and weak; he could no longer walk. The ecclesiastics in the inner circle looked insincere and lacking in zeal; I did not like them. I told the Pope of the bishops who are to be appointed soon. I told him also that he must not leave Rome. If he did so, it would be chaos. He thought that the evil was inevitable and that he should leave in order to save many things beside himself. He was very much inclined to leave Rome, and he was insistently urged to do so. The Pope is still attached to the things of this earth in many ways…” 

“The Church is completely isolated and as if completely deserted. It seems that everyone is running away. Everywhere I see great misery, hatred, treason, rancor, confusion and utter blindness. O city! O city! What is threatening thee? The storm is coming, do be watchful!…”

June 1, 1821

“Among the strangest things that I saw, were long processions of bishops. Their thoughts and utterances were made known to me through images issuing from their mouths. Their faults towards religion were shown by external deformities. A few had only a body, with a dark cloud of fog instead of a head. Others had only a head, their bodies and hearts were like thick vapors. Some were lame; others were paralytics; others were asleep or staggering. I saw what I believe to be nearly all the bishops of the world, but only a small number were perfectly sound. I also saw the Holy Father – God-fearing and prayerful. Nothing left to be desired in his appearance, but he was weakened by old age and by much suffering. His head was lolling from side to side, and it dropped onto his chest as if he was falling asleep He often fainted and seemed to be dying. But when he was praying, he was often comforted by apparitions from Heaven. Then, his head was erect, but as soon as it dropped again onto his chest, I saw a number of people looking quickly right and left, that is, in the direction of the world…”

“Then I saw that everything pertaining to Protestantism was gradually gaining the upper hand, and the Catholic religion fell into complete decadence. Most priests were lured by the glittering but false knowledge of young school-teachers, and they all contributed to the work of destruction. In those days, Faith will fall very low, and it will be preserved in some places only, in a few cottages and in a few families which God has protected from disasters and wars…”

1820-1821

“I also saw the various regions of the earth. My Guide (Jesus) named Europe and pointing to a small and sandy region, He uttered these words: ‘Here is Prussia (East Germany), the enemy.’ Then He showed me another place, to the north, and He said: ‘This is Moskva, the land of Moscow, bringing many evils’.”  

“I see many excommunicated ecclesiastics who do not seem to be concerned about it, nor even aware of it. Yet, they are (ipso factor) excommunicated whenever they cooperated to [sic] enterprises, enter into associations, and embrace opinions on which an anathema has been cast[i.e. become Freemasons]. It can be seen thereby that God ratifies the decrees, orders, and interdictions issued by the Head of the Church, and that He keeps them in force even though men show no concern for them, reject them, or laugh them to scorn.”

April 22, 1823

“I saw that many pastors allowed themselves to be taken up with ideas that were dangerous to the Church. They were building a great, strange, and extravagant Church. Everyone was to be admitted in it in order to be united and have equal rights: Evangelicals, Catholics sects of every description. Such was to be the new Church…But God had other designs…”

“I see that when the Second Coming of Christ approaches, a bad priest[Francis] will do much harm to the Church. When the time of the reign of Antichrist is near, a false religion will appear which will be opposed to the unity of God and His Church. This will cause the greatest schism the world has ever known. The nearer the time of the end, the more the darkness of Satan will spread on earth, the greater will be the number of the children of corruption, and the number of the just will correspondingly diminish…”  

“They built a large, singular, extravagant church which was to embrace all creeds with equal rights: Evangelicals, Catholics, and all denominations, a true communion of the unholy with one shepherd and one flock. There was to be a Pope, a salaried Pope, without possessions. All was made ready, many things finished; but, in place of an altar, were only abomination and desolation. Such was the new church to be, and it was for it that he had set fire to the old one; but God designed otherwise….”

“I came to the Church of Peter and Paul (Rome) and saw a dark world of distress, confusion, and corruption, through which shone countless graces from thousands of saints who there repose…”  

“I saw the fatal consequences of this counterfeit church: I saw it increase; I saw heretics of all kinds flocking to the city. I saw the ever-increasing tepidity of the clergy, the circle of darkness ever widening…”

“Again I saw in the midst of these disasters the twelve new Apostles laboring in different countries, unknown to one another, each receiving streams of living water from on high They all did the same work. They know not whence they received their tasks; but as soon as one was finished, another was ready for them…”  

“The Jews shall return to Palestine, and become Christians toward the end of the world.”

October 22, 1822

“Very bad times will come when non-Catholics will lead many people astray. A great confusion will result. I saw the battle also. The enemies were far more numerous, but the small army of the faithful cut down whole rows of enemy soldiers. During the battle, the Blessed Virgin stood on a hill, wearing a suit armor. It was a terrible war. At the end, only a few fighters for the just cause survived, but the victory was theirs…”

 

Source: veritas-vincit-international.org

 

 

A Church Without Dogma

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The architects of Vatican II, by their modernist philosophy, created a church without dogma. Reckless use of ambiguity and subtly destroyed the Vatican documents and it was to intentionally destroy the faith in the minds of the faithful. “For, by his Incarnation, he, the son of God, in a certain way united himself with each man.”(John Paul II, Redemptor Hominid) This quote from John Paul II is a definite sign of his
humanistic and modernist views. He also said,”The sin of the killing of
Christ on the cross has redeemed us.” Or how about, “Christ is in every
man.” On January 11, 1989 he said,”…that the part of the creed talking
about Christ descending into hell can be interpreted metaphorically.”

“How does a Catholic sin against faith? A Catholic sins against the faith
by apostasy, heresy, indifferentism, and by taking part in non-Catholic
worship.”(Catechism of Trent, Catechism of Pope St. Pius X, Baltimore
Catechism) Canon Law states: It is not permitted at all for faithful to
assist in any active manner or have any part in the worship of
non-Catholics.( Canon 1258)

False Ecumenism

All of these ,so called, Popes expressed views that showed their religious
indifference. As if all roads lead to heaven. This shows also the
influence of Masonic false ecumenism. True Catholic dogma does not teach
this.

“It 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 share in
eternal life and will go into the everlasting fire which was prepared
for the devil and his angels, unless they are joined to the catholic
church before the end of their lives;”{Pope Eugene IV, Council of
Florence, Cantate Domino, 1441, ex cathedra}

So why do these Popes continue to contradict this clear teaching of the extraordinary magisterium? Let’s look at some examples:

The kissing of the Qur-an (the “holy” books of the false religion of Islam)
by Pope John Paul the Second scandalized thousands in the Catholic
Church. Add the public dethroning of Christ: the Assisi
blasphemy, where the devotees of every false god known to man were
invited to stand alongside Peter. Surely we are witnessing the
“Diabolical disorientation of the Church, starting at the top,” of which
Our Lady forewarned us at Fatima?
[Essay by Don McGovern with acknowledgement to by the Remnant]

This is the contradiction I was talking about, Ecumenism and interfaith
dialogue always implies or at least encourages the heresy of
Indifferentism, according to which it does not matter what religion one
professes, as long as one has good will or shares certain beliefs or
“values” in common. Until the death of Pope Pius XII in 1958, the
Catholic Church always opposed the ecumenical movement and offered as
her own alternative the conversion of all non-Catholics to the only true
Church, which has been instituted by God as the sole means of
salvation.

“One must resist the Pope who openly destroys the Church.”(St. Cajetan) These
post-councilor Popes are all modernist who, by their own public
material heresy, have put themselves outside the Catholic Church.
Defection of the faith is accomplished by public heresy “Ipso facto”
without any declaration. From any ecclesiastical office.(Council of
Constance) So, even though Vatican I says,”a Pope cannot be judged by
anyone.” The Pope is judged by his own actions. Once heresy is public,
then that person ceases to be a member of the Church. [Pope Innocent
III] Therefore he ceases to be Pope. This is a “de fide” Catholic
teaching of the Church according to St. Robert Bellarmine, all the early
Church Fathers taught this through the ordinary Magisterium.

St. Robert Bellarmine,( De Romano Pontifice, II, 30:) “For, in the first
place, it is proven with arguments from authority and from reason that
the manifest heretic is ‘ipso facto’ deposed. The argument from
authority is based on St. Paul (Titus 3:10), who orders that the heretic
be avoided after two warnings, that is, after showing himself to be
manifestly obstinate – which means before any excommunication or
judicial sentence. And this is what St. Jerome writes, adding that the
other sinners are excluded from the Church by sentence of
excommunication, but the heretics exile themselves and separate
themselves by their own act from the body of Christ.”

St. Robert Bellarmine, (De Romano Pontifice, II, 30:) “This principle is
most certain. The non-Christian cannot in any way be Pope, as Cajetan
himself admits (ib. c. 26). The reason for this is that he cannot be
head of what he is not a member; now he who is not a Christian is not a
member of the Church, and a manifest heretic is not a Christian, as is
clearly taught by St. Cyprian (lib. 4, epist. 2), St. Athanasius (Scr. 2
cont. Arian.), St. Augustine (lib. De great. Christ. Cap. 20), St.
Jerome (contra Lucifer.) and others; therefore the manifest heretic
cannot be Pope.

“When foulness invades the whole Church we must return to the Church of the past.”(St. Vincent of
Lerins) Pope St. Pius X also wrote the famed Oath Against Modernism
which was required to be sworn to by clergy and others in the Church,
and sought to warn the faithful before it was too late. Much work was
done to extinguish modernist trends of thought within the Church thanks
to this most venerable and saintly Pope, and to this day, he remains the
most important saint to have ever fought against the poisonous
infections of the movement.(https://www.catholicgentlem…

While many devout Catholic people reside in the so called Roman Catholic Church, the
Novus Ordo rite is a new religion. Not Catholic! I am not relying on my
own personal interpretation, but that of the Church. This does not
include the blasphemous teachings of the post-councilor Popes. I
apologize, but “to be silent before error is to be repulsive to God.”

So this is why today dogma is frowned upon in the Church. Christ is just one among many gods! What a shame. The most painful part is the unwillingness for the laity to see the truth that they have been deceived.