ARCHBISHOP ROBERT CARLSON SHOULD REJOICE THAT IN HIS ARCHDIOCESE THERE ARE CATHOLICS WITH REAL COURAGE, WOULD THAT EVERY DIOCESE WERE SO BLESSED

 

Saint Louis Catholic

 


Posted: 31 Oct 2017 12:06 PM PDT
[Luther] has now been declared a heretic; and so also others, whatever their authority and rank, who have cared nought of their own salvation but publicly and in all men’s eyes become followers of Martin’s pernicious and heretical sect, and given him openly and publicly their help, counsel and favour, encouraging him in their midst in his disobedience and obstinacy, or hindering the publication of our said missive: such men have incurred the punishments set out in that missive, and are to be treated rightfully as heretics and avoided by all faithful Christians, as the Apostle says (Titus iii. 10-11).
Our purpose is that such men should rightfully be ranked with Martin and other accursed heretics and excommunicates, and that even as they have ranged themselves with the obstinacy in sinning of the said Martin, they shall likewise share his punishments and his name, by bearing with them everywhere the title “Lutheran” and the punishments it incurs.
 
–from Decet Romanum Pontificem, Papal Bull of Excommunication of Martin Luther, Pope Leo X, 1521.

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2 Responses to ARCHBISHOP ROBERT CARLSON SHOULD REJOICE THAT IN HIS ARCHDIOCESE THERE ARE CATHOLICS WITH REAL COURAGE, WOULD THAT EVERY DIOCESE WERE SO BLESSED

  1. abyssum says:

    Thanks, Cathy, I have edited the post to reflect what you told me in your comment.

  2. The link I see is to a private blog, St. Louis Catholic, not the paper of the archdiocese.

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