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Pope Leo XIII “Unity of the Church”
“It is as wrong to divide the Church as to fall into heresy.”
Dear friends of faith:
In as much as there are different opinions among traditionalists on the status of the church today. It is safe to say that after 45 years no agreements are going to be reached among the Fathers before the coming of the Lord. We must and should understand that.
“……it is as wrong to divide the Church as to fall into heresy”
With this in mind, it is everyone’s responsibility to stop attacking one another out of pain of MORTAL SIN. Whatever differences we may have among our selves let’s keep it that way. Unless we can discuss them in the spirit of charity and in no way can they be allowed to divide us? Our enemy is the Vatican II Council and all who are promoting it. Along with this secular liberal Democracy. This is the Beast of the Apocalypse.
Encyclical “Satis Cognitum.”. To Our Venerable Brethren.
- Indeed no true and perfect human society can be conceived which is not governed by some supreme authority. Christ, therefore, must have given to His Church a supreme authority to which all Christians must render obedience. For this reason, as the unity of the faith is of necessity required for the unity of the church, inasmuch as it is the body of the faithful, so also for this same unity, inasmuch as the Church is a divinely constituted society, unity of government, which affects and involves unity of communion, is necessary jure divino. “The unity of the Church is manifested in the mutual connection or communication of its members, and likewise in the relation of all the members of the Church to one head” (St. Thomas, 2a 2ae, 9, xxxix., a. I). From this, it is easy to see that men can fall away from the unity of the Church by schism, as well as by heresy. “We think that this difference exists between heresy and schism” (writes St. Jerome): “heresy has no perfect dogmatic teaching, whereas schism, through some Episcopal dissent, also separates from the Church” (S. Hieronymus, Comment. in Epist. ad Titum, cap. iii., v. 10-11). In which judgment St. John Chrysostom concurs: “I say and protest (he writes) that it is as wrong to divide the Church as to fall into heresy” (Hom. xi., in Epist. ad Ephes., n. 5). Wherefore as no heresy can ever be justifiable, so in like manner there can be no justification for schism. “There is nothing more grievous than the sacrilege of schism….there can be no just necessity for destroying the unity of the Church” (S. Augustinus, Contra Epistolam Parmeniani, lib. ii., cap. ii., n. 25).
Five facts’ that can bring unity among Traditional Catholic Laity
1. We are living in the Great Apostasy spoken of by St. Paul the Apostle.
2. The Vatican Council II Anti-Christs have taken over the chair of St. Peter and will possess it until Christ returns
3. There will never be another True Pope.
4. Christ will be back in the Generation of the Great Apostasy. Matt.24:34
5. The general judgment starts on a Pentecost Sunday & lasts seven days. (Middle East time) After the Biblical Great Chastisement.