Thursday, February 14, 2019
Pope John Paul II, Cdl. Sarah, Cdl. Müller & Bp. Gracida on Francis, the “Silent Apostasy” & Religious Indifferentism
After Pope Francis wrote God wills “a diversity of religions” which infers the heresy of religious indifferentism in the “Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living,” Cardinal Gerhard Müller in his “Manifesto of Faith” said:
“The Church is the universal sacrament of salvation in Jesus Christ…”
“… To keep silent about these and other truths of the Faith… [is] ‘the price of their apostasy’ (CCC 675); it is the fraud of the Antichrist.”
Cardinal Robert Sarah connected “religious indifference” and the “silent apostasy”:
“This ‘religious indifference’ and ‘silent apostasy’… [is] the major challenge the Church has to take up today.”
(LifeSiteNews, “Vatican Cardinal warns of ‘silent apostasy’; says Catholic charities must evangelize,” 2011)
Pope John Paul II said that a “vision of man” which is “apart from Christ” or a kind of indifferentism to Christ part takes of the “impression of ‘silent apostasy'”:
[A]n attempt to promote a vision of man apart from God and apart from Christ… [in] European culture gives the impression of ‘silent apostasy.'”
(Ecclesia in Europa No. 9, 2003)
Along this lines, in 319, Alexander of Alexandria in his Catholic Epistle wrote of the Arian heretic Bishop Eusebius and his collaborators:
In our diocese… adversaries of Christ, teaching men to apologize… the precursor of Antichrist… who have become apostates.”
Apparently, at the time Eusebius was a material heretic and in Alexander’s words a material “apostate” because the Church hadn’t formally condemned Bishop Eusebius.
In this same way, John Paul II, Sarah, Müller and I think Bishop René Henry Gracida are saying there is a “silent apostasy” which implies material heresy, but not formal heresy.
In a recent YouTube video, “Pope Francis: Does God will many Religions,” Thomist Dr. Marshall Taylor and co-host scholar Timothy Gordon showed beyond doubt that the Spanish and Italian transcript of Francis’s words that God wills “a diversity of religions” can only be read as meaning God’s positive will and not permissive will.
As happened in the Beatific Vision material heresy of the Medieval Pope John XXII so Francis needs to recant or be corrected for words that can only be seen as material heresy, but not formal heresy, as Bishop Gracida, I believe, is saying and Cardinal Raymond Burke has implied in his famous Catholic World Report interview where he said “If a Pope would formally profess heresy he would cease, by that act, to be the Pope. It’s automatic.”
With the above in mind, The Wanderer on February 14, 2019 posted a article “Did Pope Francis ‘Apostatize’ In Abu Dhabi?” which wrongly claims that Francis’s words can be interpreted in a “orthodox sense” as God’s “permissive (or contingent) will.”
But even worst, the article is promoting the fake news that Bishop Gracida said things in quotes which he didn’t say, but are said in a article “Bergoglians are the party of Apostasy, and no one can deny it NOW!” which the bishop posted from the website From Rome in his blog.
Everyone who follows Bishop Gracida’s blog knows he posts articles which are of interest, but which he doesn’t necessarily agree with.
It is a disgrace and a calumny to quote Bishop Gracida saying things he didn’t say.
The Wanderer owes the bishop an apology.
Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church.