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Daily Mass Gospel Reflection- Lumen gentium
Word on Fire Ministry ^ | 01.24.22 | Aux. Bishop R. Barron

Posted on 01/25/2022 11:29:12 AM PST by MurphsLaw

Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle

Mark 16:15-18

Friends, today we reflect on the significance of the conversion of St. Paul. Paul’s encounter on the road to Damascus was an answer to this question: when would God gather the nations and through Israel bring his rule to the whole world? When Paul met Jesus he realized that the promises of God had been fulfilled, that the expectations of the prophets had been met—but in a most unexpected and extraordinary way.

He knew from his tradition that God, through Israel, would deliver the world from sin, gather the nations, and establish peace and justice everywhere. That was the hope. The usual version of that hope was something like an avenging military and political ruler like Solomon or David, or a great lawgiver and leader like Moses.

What Paul saw in Jesus was someone greater than Moses, Solomon, or David—and someone wholly unexpected. God is establishing his justice, his right order, his way, through a crucified and risen criminal, and now returned from the dead? Forgiveness, compassion, nonviolence, having no truck with the ways of death? This is God’s justice, and it judges all of the fallen powers and kingdoms of the world.

TOPICS: Catholic
KEYWORDS: blasphemy; heresy; lumengentium; rottenfruit
+++Jesus appeared to the Eleven
and said to them:
“Go into the whole world
and proclaim the Gospel to every
Whoever believes and is baptized
will be saved;

whoever does not believe will be
These signs will accompany those who believe:
in my name they will drive out
they will speak new languages.
They will pick up serpents with
their hands,
and if they drink any deadly thing,
it will not harm them.
They will lay hands on the sick, and
they will recover.” +++

1 posted on 01/25/2022 11:29:12 AM PST by MurphsLaw
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To: MurphsLaw
Barron's Gospel Reflection today makes no mention of Lumen Gentium.

What possessed you to insert that heretical document into the title?

The Principal Errors of Vatican II

3.  Lumen Gentium - Constitution on the Church


     Lumen Gentium, Vatican II's constitution on the Church, became famous (or rather, notorious) for its heretical teaching of collegiality.  This is the idea that the bishops, taken as a whole, also are the supreme head of the Catholic Church. 


Lumen Gentium # 22:

"However, the order of Bishops, which succeeds the college of apostles in teaching authority and pastoral government, and indeed in which the apostolic body continues to exist without interruption, is also the subject of supreme and full power over the universal Church, provided it remains united with its head ..."[41]


     We see that Lumen Gentium explicitly teaches that the College of Bishops possesses supreme and full power over the universal Church.  If this were true it would mean that Christ did not institute single head in the Catholic Church in the person of St. Peter, but two supreme heads - the college of bishops and Peter - which would make the Church a monster with two heads.


Pope Boniface VIII, Unam Sanctam, Nov. 18, 1302:

"... Of the one and only Church there is one body, one head, not two heads as a monster..."


     The Pope alone possesses the supreme authority in the Church.  The Bishops do not.


Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum (# 14), June 29, 1896:

"For He who made Peter the foundation of the Church also 'chose, twelve, whom He called apostles' (Luke 6:13); and just as it is necessary that the authority of Peter should be perpetuated in the Roman Pontiff, by the fact that the bishops succeed the Apostles, they inherit their ordinary power, and thus the episcopal order necessarily belongs to the essential constitution of the Church.  Although they do not receive plenary, or universal, or supreme authority, they are not to be looked as vicars of the Roman Pontiffs; because they exercise a power really their own, and are most truly called ordinary pastors of the peoples over whom they rule."[42]


Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum (# 15):

"But the power of the Roman Pontiff is supreme, universal, and definitely peculiar to itself; but that of the bishops is circumscribed by definite limits, and definitely peculiar to themselves."[43]


     Besides the heresy of collegiality, there are others in Lumen Gentium that cannot be overlooked.  The most striking is found in Lumen Gentium 16.


Lumen Gentium # 16:

"But the plan of salvation also embraces those who acknowledge the Creator, and among these the MUSLIMS are first; the profess to hold the faith of Abraham AND ALONG WITH US THEY WORSHIP THE ONE MERCIFUL GOD WHO WILL JUDGE MANKIND ON THE LAST DAY."


     This is an amazing blasphemy!  Catholics are worshippers of Jesus Christ and the Most Holy Trinity; the Muslims are not!  A child can understand that we don't have the same God. 


Pope Gregory XVI, Summo Iugiter Studio (# 6), May 27, 1832:

"Therefore, they must instruct them in the true worship of God, which is unique to the Catholic religion."[44]


Pope St. Gregory the Great:

"The holy universal Church teaches that it is not possible to worship God truly except in Her ..."[45]


     It is a clearly a denial of the Most Blessed Trinity to say that Muslims worship the true God without worshipping the Trinity.  Secondly, and even worse when considered carefully, is the astounding statement that Muslims worship the One Merciful Who will judge mankind on the last day!  This is an incredible heresy.  As stated already, Muslims don't worship Jesus Christ - mankind's supreme Judge on the last day.  Therefore, they do not worship God who will judge mankind on the last day!   This is quite simple.  To say that Muslims do worship God who will judge mankind on the last day, as Vatican II does in Lumen Gentium 16, is to totally deny that Jesus Christ will judge mankind on the last day. 


Pope St. Damasus I, Council of Rome, Can. 15:



     In addition to what is stated above, in Lumen Gentium 16 we find another prominent heresy.


Lumen Gentium # 16:

"Nor does divine providence deny the helps that are necessary for salvation to those who, through no fault of their own, have not yet attained to the express recognition of God yet who strive, not without divine grace, to lead an upright life."[47]


     Vatican II is teaching here in Lumen Gentium that there are some people who, THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN, have not yet attained to the express recognition of God.  In other words, there are some atheists who are atheists through no fault of their own.  This is pure heresy. 


    It is infallibly taught in Sacred Scripture that everyone above the age of reason can know with certainty that there is a God.  They know this by the things that are made: the trees, the grass, the sun, the moon, the stars, etc.  Therefore, anyone who is an atheist - who believes that there is no God - is without excuse.  The natural law convicts him.  Read the teaching of Sacred Scripture.


Romans 1:19-21:

"Because that which is known of God is manifest in them.  For God hath manifested it unto them.  For the invisible things of Him, from the creation of the world, are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made; His external power also, and divinity: SO THAT THEY ARE INEXCUSABLE."


      St. Paul teaches that atheists are inexcusable, because of the things that God has made.  Vatican II, on the contrary, teaches that atheists can be excused.  This causes us to ask, "What bible was Vatican II using?"  It must have been the revised Satanic edition. Their statement about atheists is not only condemned by St. Paul, but it is also explicitly condemned by Vatican Council I, which dogmatically defined the principle set forth in Romans Chapter 1. 


Pope Pius IX, First Vatican Council, Session 3, On Revelation, Can. 1:

"If anyone shall have said that the one true God, our Creator and Lord, cannot be known with certitude by those things which have been made, by the natural light of human reason: let him be anathema."[48]


     Vatican II, in the above passage in Lumen Gentium 16, falls directly under this anathema.  Moving right along, in Lumen Gentium 15, Vatican II also teaches that the Church is united with those who don't accept the Papacy.


Lumen Gentium # 15:

"For several reasons the Church recognizes that it is joined to those who, though baptized and so honoured with the Christian name, do not profess the faith in its entirety or do not preserve communion under the successor of St. Peter."[49]


     It is a dogma that those who reject the Papacy are not joined to the Catholic Church.


Pope Pius IX, Amantissimus (# 3), April 8, 1862:

"There are other, almost countless, proofs drawn from the most trustworthy witnesses which clearly and openly testify with great faith, exactitude, respect and obedience that all who want to belong to the true and only Church of Christ must honor and obey this Apostolic See and the Roman Pontiff."[50]


Pope Pius VI, Charitas (# 32), April 13, 1791:

"Finally, in one word, stay close to Us.  For no one can be in the Church of Christ without being in unity with its visible head and founded on the See of Peter."[51]


Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum (# 13), June 29, 1896:

"Therefore if a man does not want to be, or to be called, a heretic, let him not strive to please this or that man... but let him hasten before all things to be in communion with the Roman See."[52]


     Vatican II also teaches that heretics honor Holy Scripture with a true religious zeal. 


Lumen Gentium # 15, speaking of non-Catholics:

"For there are many who hold the sacred scripture in honour as the norm for believing and living, displaying a sincere religious zeal... They are marked baptism... and indeed there are other sacraments that they recognize and accept in their own Churches or ecclesiastical communities."[53]


     The Catholic Church teaches that heretics repudiate the traditional Word of God.


Pope Gregory XVI, Inter Praecipuas (# 2), May 8, 1844:

"Indeed, you are aware that from the first ages called Christian, it has been the peculiar artifice of heretics that, repudiating the traditional Word of God, and rejecting the authority of the Catholic Church, they either falsify the Scriptures at hand, or alter the explanation of the meaning."[54]

2 posted on 01/25/2022 2:17:50 PM PST by ebb tide (Where are the good fruits of the Second Vatican Council? Anyone?)
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