Spot The Bad Pope.
“Do you need to convince the other to become Catholic? No, no, no! Go out and meet him, he is your brother. This is enough. Go out and help him and Jesus will do the rest”.
(Condemned Error Nr) 15.
Every man is free to embrace and profess that religion which, guided by the light of reason, he shall consider true. (Allocution Maxima quidem, June 9, 1862; Damnatio [i.e.,a document of Condemnation], Multiplices inter, June 10, 1851)
(Condemned Error Nr) 16.
Man may, in the observance of any religion whatever, find the way of eternal salvation, and arrive at eternal salvation. (Encyclical Qui pluribus, November 9, 1846)
Pope Pius IX, Syllabus of Condemned Errors.
Let me comment on this with the words of the immortal masterpiece of Jane Austen:
“This will not do,” said Elizabeth; “you never will be able to make both of them good for anything. Take your choice, but you must be satisfied with only one. There is but such a quantity of merit between them; just enough to make one good sort of man;