The very words of Sacred Scripture
nothing to the modernists who teach us we can attend non-Catholic
services for any reason other than the corporal works of mercy.
One of the spiritual works of mercy is to counsel the doubtful,
admonish the sinner [provided one is not committing the same sin or one
worse and has some reason to think that in doing so he will not make
matters worse], and yet another is to instruct
the ignorant. Authentic
charity seeks the conversion of others to the true Faith. If they are
not predisposed, we have to pray for them and not show scandal by
mollycollying their erroneous beliefs. To keep peace or to be
supportive in the family
would you go to a certain unsavory business to support your husband's
Of course not, so why are so many of us willing do even worse against
the First Commandment? More
people are in Hell because of sins of the flesh according to Our Lady
of Fatima. But this is only the most common sin, not the worst,
blasphemy, sacrilege and profanation of the Word of the Holy Spirit
say this to make you think, not to be harsh or condemning if you are
those who believes that the Catholic religion is necessary for
God can judge you. If I did not love you, my neighbor, I would leave
you be and not
bother, just let you go to Hell, too, objectively speaking. Of course,
if I did this, I would
be guilty of a far worse sin, a grave act of uncharity.
Saint John the Evangelist put it this way in his Second Epistle:
And this is charity,
that we walk according to His commandments. For this is the
commandment, that, as you have heard from the beginning, you should
walk in the same: For many seducers are gone out into the world, who
confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh: this is a seducer
and an antichrist. Look to yourselves, that
you lose not the things which you have wrought: but that you may
receive a full reward. Whosoever revolteth, and continueth not in the
doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that continueth in the
doctrine, the same hath both the Father and the Son. If any man come to
you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into the house nor
say to him, God speed you.
I know you think you
doing the right thing and that you have the majority opinion on your
side. This is immaterial, right is right even if no one else is willing
to acknowledge it and wrong is wrong even if everyone else is doing it.
The crowd chose Barabbas over Jesus on Good Friday. This is the way of
the world and it will always be so. At the foot of the Cross very few
people were there with our Savior. To stand for the truth today is to
wait beneath the Cross once again and suffer. People want to avoid the
truth now, thinking that if they do, their conscience won't be pricked
or they will not have to suffer by inconvenience. They preferred not to
know about Dachau either, how convenient! The truth is inconvenient
like Jesus was to the Sanhedrin. He told us that our Faith had been
purchased for us at great price and it is the pearl which we must not
cast before swine. He also instructed His Apostles that the road to
Hell is for the many [and many there are that go there] and Heaven the
few [and few there are that find it]. So we know there is not some
semi-universal salvation for everyone with good intentions. Most people
have them you know. Very few get up in the morning intending evil. But
still Christ said they [the many] go to Hell. His Gospel is
exacting and so are His precepts. The Cross was exacting to the last
drop. We are bound to adhere to Calvary and not this world----as it is
closest thing to Heaven, for in every Mass it is re-enacted in a
way. Do our non-Catholic neighbors support us in this display of
indifferentism by coming to Mass with us? Do they offer? Only stupid or
[pearls before swine] are supposed to compromise I guess. Better the
contempt of the world, if it comes to this, than God's!
Christ could have
compromised, I suppose, thinking like the world is wont to think, and
saved His life and condemned all mankind to the outer
darkness of Gehenna forever. He loved us too much for that so He lost
His life to give us ours. He never compromised the truth, He is the
Truth and it is not enough to believe
in Him, we must also believe
Him. [Not every man who says to me Lord, Lord . . .]
Pope Eugene IV's Papal Bull Cantate Domino, issued during the Council of Florence in 1441, is a clarion call to all Catholics to be faithful to the mission that Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ gave to the Apostles before He ascended to the Father's right hand in glory on Ascension Thursday. Cantate Domino states quite clearly that the souls of unbelievers are at risk, thus meaning that Catholics have an urgent need to seek their conversion:
It [the Holy Roman Church] firmly believes, professes, and proclaims that those not living within the Catholic Church, not only pagans, but also Jews and heretics and schismatics cannot become participants in eternal life, but will depart "into everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his Angels" [Matt. 25:41], unless before the end of life the same have been added to the flock; and that the unity of the ecclesiastical body is so strong that only to those remaining in it are the sacraments of the Church of benefit for salvation, and do fastings, almsgiving, and other functions of piety and exercises of Christian service produce eternal reward, and that no one, whatever almsgiving he has practiced, even if he has shed blood for the name of Christ, can be saved, unless he has remained in the bosom and unity of the Catholic Church.
Pope Leo XII in his first encyclical letter, Ubi Primum, May 5, 1824, denounced the errors of his day, including the ethos of Freemasonry [the sect referred to below] that leads ultimately to the acceptance of religious indifferentism:
Who can reflect without weeping on the fierce and mighty conflicts which have raged in Our times and continue to rage almost daily against the Catholic religion? Listen to St. Jerome: "It is no small spark, no small spark, I say, which is scarcely seen in being observed; it is not a little leaven which is obviously a small thing. It is rather a flame which attempts to devastate almost the entire world and to burn up walls, cities, broad pastures and districts; and a leaven which mixes with the flour and tries to destroy its whole substance." With this reason for fear, We would lose all heart for Our apostolic service were it not that the Guardian of Israel does not slumber or sleep, and says to His disciples: "Behold I am with you all days even to the end of the world," and condescends to be shepherd of shepherds as well as guardian of the sheep.
But at what are these remarks aimed? A certain sect, which you surely know, has unjustly arrogated to itself the name of philosophy, and has aroused from the ashes the disorderly ranks of practically every error. Under the gentle appearance of piety and liberality this sect professes what they call tolerance or indifferentism. It preaches that not only in civil affairs, which is not Our concern here, but also in religion, God has given every individual a wide freedom to embrace and adopt without danger to his salvation whatever sect or opinion appeals to him on the basis of his private judgment. The Apostle Paul warns us against the impiety of these madmen. "I beseech you, brethren, to behold those who create dissensions and scandals beyond the teaching which you have learned. Keep away from such men. They do not serve Christ Our Lord but their own belly, and by sweet speeches and blessings they seduce the hearts of the innocent."
No, this error that
Leo spoke of is not new, but in our day it rages with a new boldness
against the constancy and integrity
of the Catholic faith. The current
indifferentism has developed to the point of arguing that everyone is
on the right road. This includes not only all those sects which though
outside the Catholic Church verbally accept revelation as a foundation
such as Presbyterians, Seventh Day Adventists, Baptists, Jews, et al, who accept
it selectively of course----but those
groups also which reject the idea of Divine revelation and profess a
deism or even a pure naturalism. The indifferentism of the ancient
pagans seemed absurd to St. Augustine, and rightly so, but it did
acknowledge certain limits even then. But a tolerance which extends to
deism and naturalism, which even the ancient heretics rejected, can
never be approved by anyone who uses his reason. Nevertheless----alas
for the times; alas for this lying definition of solidarity!----such a
approved, defended, and accepted now! Have we entered at last into the
Great Apostasy predicted by St. Paul?
The matter is so
self-evident that it would be superfluous to give further arguments,
but since we live in such times of confusion and resistance to truth I
press on. It is impossible for the
most true God, Who is Truth Itself, to approve all sects who profess
teachings which are often inconsistent with one another and
contradictory, and to confer eternal rewards on their members. For we
have a surer word of the prophet, and in writing to you I have no
intention to use the wisdom of this world but the wisdom of God. By it
we are taught, and by Divine Faith we hold one Lord, one Faith, one
Baptism [the true formula is from Christ Himself] and that no other
name under Heaven is given to men
except the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth in which we must be saved.
This is why we profess that there is no salvation outside the Church
because Jesus Christ founded one Church, the Catholic Church. If He had
not intended such when some of His disciples walked away saying, "this
is a hard saying" [on the Eucharist] He would have said, "Hey, wait
a minute fellas, you misunderstand I did not really mean it . .
." Of course He did mean that and everything
As it is said by those more eloquent than I am: But Oh! the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How incomprehensible His judgments! God, Who destroys the wisdom of the wise, has clearly given the enemies of His Church, who despise supernatural revelation, a perverted mind corresponding to the symbol of iniquity which was written on the forehead of the wicked woman in the Apocalypse. For what greater iniquity is there than for those proud men not only to abandon true religion, but also to seek to ensnare the imprudent by criticisms of every sort, in speech and writings filled with all deceit! Let God arise and restrain, make futile and destroy this unbridled license in all its manifestations. [I wrote this paragraph down for edification, not realizing I would use it publicly, so I don't recall the source.]
Pope Pius VIII put the matter very bluntly in his first and only encyclical letter, Traditi Humilitati, May 24, 1829:
"Although God may console Us with you, We are nonetheless sad. This is due to the numberless errors and the teachings of perverse doctrines which, no longer secretly and clandestinely but openly and vigorously, attack the Catholic faith. You know how evil men have raised the standard of revolt against religion through philosophy (of which they proclaim themselves doctors) and through empty fallacies devised according to natural reason. In the first place, the Roman See is assailed and the bonds of unity are, every day, being severed. The authority of the Church is weakened and the protectors of things sacred are snatched away and held in contempt. The holy precepts are despised, the celebration of divine offices is ridiculed, and the worship of God is cursed by the sinner. All things which concern religion are relegated to the fables of old women and the superstitions of priests. Truly lions have roared in Israel. With tears We say: "Truly they have conspired against the Lord and against His Christ." Truly the impious have said: "Raze it, raze it down to its foundations."
Among these heresies
belongs that foul contrivance of those who do not admit any difference
among the different professions of faith and who think that the gate of
eternal salvation opens for all from any religion as long as "they are
in good faith", a monstrous impiety which assigns the same praise and
the mark of the just and upright man to truth and to error, to virtue
and to vice, to goodness and to turpitude. Indeed this deadly idea
concerning the lack of difference among religions is refuted even by
the light of natural reason. We are assured of this because the various
religions do not often agree among themselves. If one is true, the
other must be false; there can be no society of darkness with light.
Against these experienced sophists the people must be taught that the
profession of the Catholic faith is uniquely true, as the Apostle
proclaims: one Lord, one faith, one Baptism. Jerome used to say it this
way: he who eats the lamb outside this house will perish as did those
during the flood who were not with Noah in the ark. Indeed, no other
name than the name of Jesus is given to men, by which they may be
saved. He who believes shall be saved; he who does not believe shall be
condemned. That belief is understood to mean the Church, the Creed says
"I believe in the Holy Catholic Church . . ."
Jesus said "and I
other sheep, and them I must brings also." Bring into His Church. If
they were okay where they were He would not have to bring them.
Pope Gregory XVI, who succeeded Pope Pius VIII to the Throne of Saint Peter in 1831, used Mirari Vos, August 15, 1832, to condemn religious indifferentism and modernity's own love of novelty:
"Now We consider another abundant source of the evils with which the Church is afflicted at present: indifferentism. This perverse opinion is spread on all sides by the fraud of the wicked who claim that it is possible to obtain the eternal salvation of the soul by the profession of any kind of religion, as long as morality is maintained. Surely, in so clear a matter, you will drive this deadly error far from the people committed to your care. With the admonition of the apostle that "there is one God, one faith, one baptism" may those fear who contrive the notion that the safe harbor of salvation is open to persons of any religion whatever. They should consider the testimony of Christ Himself that "those who are not with Christ are against Him," and that they disperse unhappily who do not gather with Him. Therefore "without a doubt, they will perish forever, unless they hold the Catholic faith whole and inviolate." Let them hear Jerome who, while the Church was torn into three parts by schism, tells us that whenever someone tried to persuade him to join his group he always exclaimed: "He who is for the See of Peter is for me." A schismatic flatters himself falsely if he asserts that he, too, has been washed in the waters of regeneration. Indeed Augustine would reply to such a man: "The branch has the same form when it has been cut off from the vine; but of what profit for it is the form, if it does not live from the root?"
This scandal of
indifferentism gives leads to the erroneous secular dogma
which claims that liberty of conscience must be maintained for
everyone, even those who choose to be ill-informed. It spreads ruin in
sacred and civil affairs, though some
repeat over and over again with the greatest impudence that some
advantage accrues to religion from it. "But the death of the soul is
worse than freedom of error," as Augustine taught.
"When all restraints
are removed by which men are kept on the narrow path of truth, their nature,
which is already inclined to evil, propels them to ruin. Then truly
"the bottomless pit" is open from which John saw smoke ascending which
obscured the sun, and out of which locusts flew forth to devastate the
earth. Thence comes transformation of minds, corruption of youths,
contempt of sacred things and holy laws----in other words, a pestilence
more deadly to the state than any other. Experience shows, even from
earliest times, that cities renowned for wealth, dominion, and glory
perished as a result of this single evil, namely immoderate freedom of
opinion, license of free speech, and desire for novelty." [Ibid.]
Pope Gregory XVI's successor, Pius IX, wrote the following in Qui Pluribus, November 9, 1846:
Also perverse is the shocking theory that it makes no difference to which religion one belongs, a theory which is greatly at variance even with reason. By means of this theory, those crafty men remove all distinction between virtue and vice, truth and error, honorable and vile action. They pretend that men can gain eternal salvation by the practice of any religion, as if there could ever be any sharing between justice and iniquity, any collaboration between light and darkness, or any agreement between Christ and Belial.
Would Pope Pius IX have met with a group of Sikhs and not urged them to convert to the true Faith? Would he have contended that there are "elements of truth" in this false religion? Would his words be welcomed by the officials of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, a self-styled "Vatican II" diocese?
Syllabus of Errors, approved by Pope Pius IX in 1864, condemned the following errors [nos.
have become commonplace in Catholic schools and universities and
colleges and seminaries, to say nothing of the Vatican itself: Note
they are stated as if true since they were published by dissenters this
way, but the Pontiff is actually condemning these four declarations
because they are heretical.
15. Every man is free to embrace and profess that religion which, guided by the light of reason, he shall consider true.---- Allocution "Maxima quidem," June 9, 1862; Damnatio "Multiplices inter," June 10, 1851.
16. Man may, in the observance of any religion whatever, find the way of eternal salvation, and arrive at eternal salvation.---- Encyclical "Qui pluribus," Nov. 9, 1846.
17. Good hope at least is to be entertained of the eternal salvation of all those who are not at all in the true Church of Christ.---- Encyclical "Quanto conficiamur," Aug. 10, 1863, etc.
18. Protestantism is nothing more than another form of the same true Christian religion, in which form it is given to please God equally as in the Catholic Church.---- Encyclical "Noscitis," Dec. 8, 1849.
It is rather doubtful that the following passages from Pope Leo XIII's Satis Cognitum, December 8, 1896, were given to the Sikhs by the officials of the Diocese of Rockville Centre to study and to accept. Indeed, it is doubtful that any official from the Diocese of Rockville Centre has ever read Satis Cognitum, no less agree with its contents:
It is so evident from the clear and consistent passages of the Gospels that the true Church of Jesus Christ is one, that no thinking person, especially one claiming to be Christian, can deny it without manifesting pride. To avoid substituting our reason for that of Christ, the necessity of the Church and its perennial teachings which cannot be changed without peril, must be judged by what was actually done at the time, for those closest to Jesus understood what He taught them, for the Bible says that there were many things which He taught orally. The first Christian Martyrs did not go their deaths confused or confounded. How many of us would die for the sake of indifferentism? Indifferentism leads to the non-desire for Martyrdom. Jesus Christ did not found His Church to embrace several communities similar in nature, but in themselves holding separate beliefs, but when proclaiming His Mystical Body, He refers to only one Church, which He calls His Own----"I will build My Church; " any other Church except this one, since it has not been founded by Christ, cannot be the true Church. Most of the false sects were founded in the last two hundred years. Are you telling me that these are true, that Almighty God is so lacking in power that He could not tell the truth to His Own Apostles until these past two centuries? That He is in fact a liar? This is blasphemy! This becomes even more evident when the purpose of the Divine Founder is considered. For what did Christ, the Lord, ask? What did He wish in regard to the Church founded: the same mission and the same mandate which He had received from the Father, that they should be continually promulgated without fail: "As the Father hath sent Me, I also send you". "And thou hast sent Me into the world I also have sent them into the world".
"But the mission of
Christ is to save that which had perished: that is to say, not some
nations or peoples, but the whole human race, without distinction of
time or place. "The Son of Man came that the world might be saved by
Him." For there is no other name under Heaven given to men whereby we
must be saved" (Acts 4:12). The Church, therefore, is bound to
communicate without stint to all men, and to transmit through all ages,
the salvation effected by Jesus Christ, and the blessings flowing there
from. Wherefore, by the will of its Founder, it is necessary that this
Church should be one in all lands and at all times. To justify the
existence of more than one Church it would be necessary to go outside
this world, and to create a new and unheard-of race of men." [Ibid.]
"Furthermore, in this one Church of Christ no man can be or remain who does not accept, recognize and obey the authority and supremacy of Peter and his legitimate successors. . . . Let them therefore return to their common Father, Who, forgetting the insults previously heaped on the Apostolic See, will receive them in the most loving fashion. For if, as they continually state, they long to be united with Us and ours, why do they not hasten to enter the Church, "the Mother and mistress of all Christ's faithful"? Let them hear Lactantius crying out: "The Catholic Church is alone in keeping the true worship. This is the fount of truth, this the house of Faith, this the temple of God: 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. Let none delude himself with obstinate wrangling. For life and salvation are here concerned, which will be lost and entirely destroyed, unless their interests are carefully and assiduously kept in mind." [Ibid.]
The fact that there was no mention
the necessity of the Sikhs [mentioned above] to convert to the Catholic
Church to save their immortal souls speaks volumes about the
illegitimacy of the modernists who have seized the pulpit in the modern
Church and promote false tenets. Many Catholics are being misled.
Although the point should now be established with certainty, it is necessary to add that Pope Saint Pius X had it precise when he noted in Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910, that the thrust of Modernism (in the form of the The Sillon in France) was to lead to the establishment of the One-World Church:
"But stranger still,
alarming and saddening at the same time, are the audacity and frivolity
of men who call themselves Catholics and dream of re-shaping society
under such conditions, and of establishing on earth, over and beyond
the pale of the Catholic Church, "the reign of love and justice" with
workers coming from everywhere, of all religions and of no religion,
with or without beliefs, so long as they forego what might divide them
---- their religious and philosophical convictions, and so long as they
share what unites them---- a "generous idealism and moral forces drawn
from whence they can" When we consider the forces, knowledge, and
supernatural virtues which are necessary to establish the Christian
City, and the sufferings of millions of Martyrs, and the light given by
the Fathers and Doctors of the Church, and the self-sacrifice of all
the heroes of charity, and a powerful hierarchy ordained in Heaven, and
the streams of Divine Grace----the whole having been built up, bound
together, and impregnated by the life and spirit of Jesus Christ, the
Wisdom of God, the Word made man----when we think, I say, of all this,
it is frightening to behold new apostles eagerly attempting to do
better by a common interchange of vague idealism and civic virtues.
What are they going to produce? What is to come of this collaboration?
A mere verbal and chimerical construction in which we shall see,
glowing in a jumble, and in seductive confusion, the words Liberty,
Justice, Fraternity, Love, Equality, and human exultation, all resting
upon an ill-understood human dignity. It will be a tumultuous
agitation, sterile for the end proposed, but which will benefit the
less Utopian exploiters of the people. . . .
We fear that worse
is to come: the end result of this developing promiscuousness, the
beneficiary of this kind of social interaction, can only be a Democracy
which will be neither Catholic, nor Protestant, nor Jewish. It will be
a religion (for Sillonism, so the leaders have said, is a religion)
more universal than the Catholic Church, uniting all men become
brothers and comrades at last in the "Kingdom of God". "We do not work
for the Church, we work for mankind."
The One-World Church
is the apotheosis of indifferentism and in fact indifferentism is the
primary means to establish this monumental fraud.
In true charity, in honesty