Why Francis Must Not Be Considered the Pope - by Brother Peter Dimond (www.vaticancatholic.com )__________________________________________________
Antipope Francis - the heretic
Cantate Domino of Pope Eugene IV
Pope Leo XIII's encyclical
Kosher Frank - antipope
Antipope Francis on converting to Catholic Church
Antipope Francis gives a resounding No!
It is indisputable, Francis does not profess the true faith. He professes, displays and states a false non-Catholic faith. In his interview with Eugenio Scalfari, Francis repeatedly denounced converting non-Catholics. He explicitly stated that he has no intention of converting the atheist.
Frank doesn't make sense - unity without conversion!
Profession of faith by deed
Kosher Francis hosts Jewish leaders for kosher lunch and prays with them
In one such meeting in January 2014, Francis hosted Argentine Jewish leaders for a kosher lunch and joint prayer. Together Francis and the Jewish leaders intoned Psalm 133 in Hebrew, which says, "How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity."
Francis thus professes in word and deed that Jews who reject the Son have unity with God the Father. The profession of the true faith is precisely the opposite. No one who denies the Son has salvation or unity with the Father. "No one who denies the Son has the Father." 1 John 2:23.
"... whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life." 1 John 5:12.
So the answer to our question: "Does Francis profess the true faith?" - could not be more clear.
It's a fact that Francis does not profess, state and display the true faith, but a false non-Catholic faith.
Francis displays a false non-Catholic faith
According to Catholic teaching, therefore, he cannot be counted among the members of the Church, for only those who are baptised and profess the true faith are to be considered members of the Church, as we covered earlier.
The significance and force of this argument should be apparent. It proves that Francis cannot be considered a member of the Catholic Church without even venturing into a discussion of whether he is personally guilty of heresy. We don't need to go there although one can go there quite effectively if one chooses to.
Rather, we can prove that Francis must not be considered a member of the Catholic Church based on a simple recognition and observation of the content of his external profession of faith. Now, of course, the fact that Francis does not profess the true faith, but a false faith is connected to the fact that he is a heretic.
The reason he doesn't profess the true faith is that he's a heretic and an apostate, a fact which can be, and has been proven without any doubt. But, it's not even necessary to venture into the territory of whether he is personally a heretic, to prove that he cannot be considered a member of the Catholic Church. The point is proven by a simple observation of the content of his external profession of faith and an observation of the content of the true faith.
Heretic greets heretic
In fact, many false traditionalists who decry the new religion and its new teachings, but accept Francis, make such an observation. They know there is a contradiction between the pre-Vatican II religion and the post-Vatican II on matters of faith. They compare the new teaching on matters of faith with the previous teaching, and they complain about the discontinuity.
Heretics of all colors proven in the external forum
They fail, however, to reach the conclusion Catholic teaching requires when confronted by a discontinuity between two professions of faith in the external forum. Someone who professes a false faith cannot be considered in the true Church with those who profess the true faith. To consider one who professes a false faith in the true Church with those who profess the true faith, is heresy. It denies the Church's unity, a mark of the Church, a supernatural protection and promise given to us by Jesus Christ Himself.
For, by holding that one who professes a false faith, such as Francis, is to be considered in the true Church, one either contradicts the truth that all in the Church have the same faith, or one equates the profession of the true faith, for example, that non-Catholics need to join the Catholic Church, with the profession of a false faith, that is, Francis' profession that non-Catholics don't need to join the Catholic Church.
Moreover, once it's clear that Francis cannot be counted among the members of the Church, the debate about whether he is the pope is over. Everything hinges on whether he is to be considered a member of the Catholic Church, for contrary to what you might read in a typically misleading and misleading false traditionalist publication, the issue of whether someone outside the Church, for example, a heretic can hold the Papal Office is not an open question - it's a settled issue.
As Pope Leo XIII taught in Satis Cognitum, #15, June, 1896: "No one, therefore, unless in communion with Peter can share in this authority, since it is absurd to imagine that he who is outside can command in the Church." It's absurd to maintain that someone outside the Church can command in the Church.
It's therefore certain that someone who is outside the Church cannot be the pope, for the papacy is an office which, by Divine Law involves power to command. The fact that one outside the Church, a heretic, etc., cannot be the pope, is further confirmed by the dogma that the pope is the visible head of the Church, and you cannot be the head of the Church if you are not a member of it.
False traditionalists who obstinately teach that someone outside the Church, a heretic, a non-member etc., can be considered the pope are promoting that which is absurd, condemned and contrary to the explicit teaching of the magisterium. Therefore, the very observation that Francis professes a false faith ends the debate about whether he is to be considered pope. He is NOT!
This observation also applies to the previous Vatican II antipopes, of course; they profess a false faith as well. It would apply to anyone who endorses and promotes false ecumenism, such as all the Novus Ordo "Bishops" in communion with antipope Francis.
Novus Ordo promoting false ecumenism
As Pope Pius XI, in "Mortalium Animos" #2, Jan 6, 1928, taught: to promote false ecumenism is to promote a false faith. Therefore, anyone who promotes false ecumenism cannot be considered in the Church, since that person does not profess the true faith.
The consequences of these facts are profound. They prove that the very recognition of Francis as the pope, is a recognition of his faith as true. Consider that deeply As much as false traditionalists might complain about this conclusion, there is no escape from it.
Their typical tactic of accepting Francis but ignoring or dissenting from his profession of faith won't work, for Francis is not simply committing theological mistakes while professing the true faith. No, he openly professes a false faith on issues of Catholic teaching and the basic profession of the true faith.
Thus, the very recognition of Francis as the pope, is a statement that the faith he professes is true. That means that all who obstinately consider Francis to be the pope in the face of the facts, necessarily do the following: they confess that rejecting the conversion of non-Catholics, rejecting the conversion of Jews, rejecting the conversion of atheists, and rejecting the conversion of schismatics, IS THE TRUE FAITH.
They profess that the promotion of false ecumenism IS THE TRUE FAITH; they profess that teaching that Protestants and schismatics, who reject the Papacy and other Catholic dogmas, are in the Church of Christ, IS THE TRUE FAITH.
They profess that the endorsement of non-Catholics as "saints and martyrs" IS THE TRUE FAITH.
They profess that supporting a Lutheran for "canonization" IS THE TRUE FAITH.
They profess that the public promotion of religious liberty as a fundamental human right, according to which false religions cannot be curtailed in the public expression of false beliefs, IS THE TRUE FAITH.
They profess that teaching non-Christians are "justified by the Grace of God," IS THE TRUE FAITH.
They profess that the promotion of Islamic prayers and religious services as "admirable" IS THE TRUE FAITH.
They profess that considering the rites and beliefs of non-Christian religions to be the work of the Holy Ghost IS THE TRUE FAITH.
They profess that Jews can have the Father while rejecting the Son IS THE TRUE FAITH.
There's no way around it, for if they say that the faith Francis professes is false, they are saying he is not the pope, for someone who professes a false faith cannot be considered the pope.
Hence, by stating that he is the pope they are saying that his profession of faith is true, and that is nothing short of diabolical! That's why this issue is serious.
Conclusion: the heretic Francis - cannot be considered to be the pope!