“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;
From the Syllabus of Errors:
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 “Multiplices inter,” June 10, 1851.
16. Man may, in the observance of any religion whatever, find the way of eternal salvation, and arrive at eternal salvation. — Encyclical “Qui pluribus,” Nov. 9, 1846.
17. Good hope at least is to be entertained of the eternal salvation of all those who are not at all in the true Church of Christ. — Encyclical “Quanto conficiamur,” Aug. 10, 1863, etc
You would think that a cardinal would have at least a vague knowledge of these simple things. You would think that a Cardinal wouldn’t stoop so low as to go to a gathering of Muslims and tell them that if they believe in Islam, than it is perfectly fine to stay that way. You would think that even the worst heretics and troublemakers would just shut up once they are retired.
Well, in the case of Cardinal McCarrick, you would be wrong. our home-made heretic is on record with saying these words:
“If a person sees the Quran as proof of God’s presence in the world, then I cannot say, ‘Don’t embrace the Quran.’ So that I think we are, we should always be willing to talk to people and we should always be willing to love them and we should always be willing to allow them that freedom of conscience which comes from God.”
What this old idiot (twice so, because a Cardinal) is saying is that faith in Islam is God-Given and he has nothing to say to that. Mind, he’d talk to the Muslim to see whether his faith in Islam really comes from God; but if he thinks this is the case, hey buddy, gimmefive….
Please also note that there is no reference here to the fact that conversion might be punished to death. What counts here is that Islam is the result of freedom of conscience and in his heretical mind comes from God.
People like him were, in better times, burnt at the stake. I understand that we now live in different times, where the respect for a single, utterly wasted human life dedicated to the perdition of souls comes before the interest of protecting Christianity. But still, there is no possible justification for a Cardinal, albeit retired, spreading such heresies and confusing Catholics.
The place where to send your email asking for the immediate excommunication of the above mentioned heretical idiot, Cardinal McCarrick, is.
Congregazione per il clero
Sua Em.za Rev. Card. Dario Castrillòn Hoyos, Prefetto
A link to the CNS article and your request to act will suffice. They’ll get enough mails anyway.