Q. Do you think that ecumenism Vatican II-style can bring religious unity among the peoples of the world, and if not, why not?
A. To the first part of the question, the answer is in the negative. The answer to the second part is quite plain: Jesus Christ is the only Mediator between God and His rational creatures. Jesus is the only hope of the entire world because He is what He claimed to be: The Way, the Truth and the Life.
Individual and universal peace can only come when all that Jesus taught is accepted by the world.
The fullness of Christ is only found in the Roman Catholic Church, that is, that Christian institution of which a valid and legitimate Pope is the visible Head, while Jesus the Supreme Pontiff is the invisible Head.
To deny a true Pope such as Pope Pius XII and all the legitimate Popes before him is the same as denying Jesus Christ. This is the simple unadulterated truth.
That there are many people in the world who call themselves "Christians" while denying the Papacy and diverse doctrines of the Church not to their liking does not change the fact that outside of Jesus Christ there is no salvation.
Outside of fruitful Sacraments that are channels of supernatural grace, there is no grace that either gives supernatural life or increases it. All those wonderful "good" Christians you may associate with, unfortunately, are deprived of supernatural life.
Lacking grace, those outside the true Church lack the Author of grace _ the Holy Ghost. Therefore, as socially embarrassing as it may appear, these people are outside the zone of salvation.
There are two points to consider in regard to those who are outside the Church and yet call themselves "Christians."
The first, the words of Jesus Christ: "Not everyone who says to me, `Lord, Lord' shall enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of my Father in heaven shall enter the kingdom of heaven.
"Many will say to me on that day, `Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in they name, and cast out devils in thy name, and work many miracles in thy name?'
"And then I will declare to them, `I never knew you. Depart from me, you workers of iniquity!'" (Mat. 7, 21-23).
Of whom do you think Jesus is speaking? Certainly, no Shamanist, no Shintoist, no Hindu, no Brahmanist, no Sikh, no Muslim, no Hari Krishna, no Talmudist, or any other sectarian denying the divinity of Jesus Christ is meant here. Some of these sects did not even exist at the time Jesus spoke these words, for example, the Muslims. They only came into being in the fifth century. That is five hundred years after Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.
Exclude the Barbarian, the Scythian, the Hellenist and the Talmudist _ from which all heresies arose _ and whom do you have?
That is correct: You have only those who broke away from the Roman Catholic Church at whatever time in history since the coming of Jesus Christ.
It is to them that the words of our Lord apply: To all false Christians whether on the left or on the right; to everyone who is not united in faith and obedience to the visible representatives of Jesus Christ.
We are often asked: "Are you with the Pope?" The reason people ask this question is because they have been told by the Judaized Modernist heretics holding our churches and schools that we are not with the "Pope."
These people who calumniate us know that most Catholics are derelict in their duty to learn the teachings of their faith and led by their intellectual laziness think that it is enough to be Catholic to say that they are "with the Pope."
Persecution is not a fun thing. The multitude of a billion Roman Catholics have gone over to the Church of the Antichrist and still call themselves "Catholic."
In the present Great Apostasy, there are many who are still confused or in doubt as to the reality of things. They passionately hope that what their guided reason presents to them as true might not be true. They wish the truth away, so to speak.
They have fallen into that "False Quietism" of which Pope Pius XII spoke in his masterful and doctrinal Encyclical on the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ:
"No less far from the truth is the dangerous error of those who endeavor to deduce from the mysterious union of us all with Chris a certain unhealthy quietism. They would attribute the whole spiritual life of Christians and their progress in virtue exclusively to the action of the divine Spirit, setting aside and neglecting the collaboration which is due from us.
"No one of course can deny that the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ is the one source of whatever supernatural powers enters into the Church and its members. For `the Lord will give grace and glory' as the Psalmist says. But that men should persevere constantly in their good works, that they should advance eagerly in grace and virtue, that they should strive earnestly to reach the heights of Christian perfection and at the same time to the best of their power should stimulate others to attain the same goal, - all this the heavenly Spirit does not will to effect unless they contribute their daily share of zealous activity. `For divine favors are conferred not on those who sleep, but on those who watch' as St.Ambrose says."
Christ redeemed us without our help; He will not save us without it.
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