Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Pope Francis: True unity presupposes unity in truth

Over at Pewsitter, Frank Walker looks at the false irenicism of Pope Francis. The idea that unity is the most important thing, something which trumps even the demands of truth, is an asinine notion which was recently advanced by the "pastor" of Our Lady Immaculate Parish in Athol.

Dr. Dietrich von Hildebrand (whom Pope Pius XII referred to as the "20th century Doctor of the Church," refutes this distorted idea of unity.  He writes, "St. Paul says there always will be heresies and he adds that God permits them to test the faithful. The disunity that is based on the incompatibility of truth and falsehood cannot and should not be avoided...To deplore disunity as such, instead of deploring heresies, instead of condemning these and calling them by their name, implies first of all that one would keep unity even at the cost of truth. But, of course, true unity presupposes unity in truth. Error, falsehood, can never be the basis for true unity. That holy, supernatural unity of which our Lord speaks in the priestly prayer ut unum sint - that all may be one - can come to pass only in the profession of divine truth, in the membership of the Mystical Body of Christ. It is a unity which includes some but, by the same token, excludes others. As Father Werenfried van Straaten [the Bacon priest, my note] reminds us, 'Jesus' prayer that all may be one'...may not be separated from His other words: 'I say unto you that whoever does not enter by the door of the sheepfold is a thief and a robber...I am the door!' The same principle is expressed in the first encyclical of Pope Pius XI: Pax Christi in regno Christi, the peace of Christ in the reign of Christ. Even on the natural level, unity that is not grounded in truth is either a very silly or a very dangerous thing. That shallow comradeship so typical of modern society, for example, in which we approach everyone regardless of his relation to God in a spirit of 'tolerance' - the spirit incarnated in the words of Frederick II of Prussia: 'Let everyone attain beatitude in his own fashion' - that is a foolish pseudo-unity lacking any common principle to truly unite men. Such 'togetherness,' however, can be worse than foolish; it can be a sinister force when it is based not on a lack of principle, but on a common error - on an idol. The togetherness found in Nazism or in Communism is an amazing thing. Devotion to the common idol goes so far that the devotees are ready to die for it. So many young Germans gave their lives in the war while screaming, 'Heil Hitler!' They had given themselves in unity, to the devil." (The Charitable Anathema, pp. 3-4).

This false irenicism will play a significant role in this pontificate as the push for a one-world religion intensifies.



David said...

At a time when Christianity is dying in the United States, our "leadership" in the Church is betraying Christ. They have sold out or are selling out to the demon.

We are losing the youth because we lack heroic shepherds who are committed to truth. Instead we have effeminate clerics who care nothing for the People of God.

Anonymous said...

The man said that what he says sounds like a heresy. This means two things: 1) that he knows that what he says sounds heretical; 2) that he says it anyway. His own words condemn him for teaching novelties as though they come from God.

Unknown said...

C  O  E  X  I  S  T  E  N  C  E

"COEXIST" the latest command
of the "New World Order" band
live and let live
no need to forgive
for there ain't no sin
each living their own spin

Coexistence a cold and loveless word
in a cold and loveless earth
for they have declared God dead
and worship themselves instead
mankind in his selfish pride
orchestrates the worldwide divide

but LOVE will return as LOVE
He begs us to throw in the glove
to run away from the dragon
to escape the devil's paddy wagon
to turn to the Eternal Light
be our heart broken but contrite

He will cleanse us thoroughly
from all sin and iniquity
we will live as brothers and sisters 
no need to send us any twisters
no more armies, no more wars
no more enemies at our doors.

be watchful, children, be on guard
keep Me constant in your heart
My return date you don't know
but Myself suddenly I will show
in a new and peaceful Jerusalem
a new birth in a new Bethlehem

Rita Biesemans  November 18 2012

Unknown said...


LOVE has been everything but loved
In this world He persistently is being shoved
His very own creatures brush Him aside
so do many apostles of His Bride

He is being betrayed over and over
being scourged even by the Herd’s drover
Gethsemane’s blood sweating anxiety
does not even bring us back to piety

My Jesus, You suffered for us, for me
the most terrible, bitterest agony
to reopen the Gate of Your Kingdom
which for us still is an unearned income

My children, offer Me all your worries
calm down, get rid of all your flurries
leave the world for what he’s worth
give your soul a new virgin birth

Come sit with Me in the Silence of My Home
let go, escape from this world’s pressure dome
know that I am the most Lonely Daddy
I wait for you My children, are you ready ?

Father, may Thy Kingdom come SOON on earth as it is in Heaven
Rita Biesemans, August 2 2014

Michelle said...

Ireland is giving itself over to Satan.

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