101 Heresies of John Paul II
 
"If anyone holds to one single one of these (heresies) he is not a Catholic."
-- Pope Leo XIII (from Encyclical Satis Cognitum:28)
 
   

What is Heresy?

"Heresy consists in a stubborn denial of truths which have been defined an proposed by the Church as divinely revealed doctrines." (Canon 1324-1325 of the 1917 Code of Canon Law). 

What must we believe?

"By the divine and Catholic Faith, all those things must be believed which are contained in the written Word of God and in tradition, and those which are proposed by the Church, either in a solemn pronouncement or in her ordinary and universal magisterium, to be believed as divinely revealed." (Vatican Council I, Denzinger 1792) 

Who does not believe all those things taught by the Magisterium of the Church?

"Any baptized person who obstinately denies or doubts any of the truths proposed for belief by divine and Catholic faith, is a heretic." (C. 1325) 

Can a heretic be a valid Pope of the Roman Catholic Church?

No. The Papal Bull Cum ex apostolatus officio of Pope Paul IV teaches that: if anyone was a heretic before the Papal election, he could not be a valid pope, even if he is elected unanimously by the Cardinals. Canon 188.4 (1917 Code of Canon Law) teachers that : if a cleric (pope, bishop, etc.) becomes a heretic, he loses his office without any declaration by operation of law. St. Robert Bellarmine, St. Antonius, St. Francis deSales, St. Alphonsus Liguori, and many other tehologians all teach that a heretic cannot be a pope: "If however, God were to permit a pope to become a notoriously and contumacious heretic he would by such fact cease to be pope, and the apostolic chair would be vacant." -- St. Alphonsus Liguori, Church Doctor: Verita bella Fede. Pt. iii, Ch.viii, 9-10. 


101 Heresies of John Paul II

Codes for the Sources can be found at the end of this page.
 
 
Heresies of John Paul II Truth of Divine and Catholic Faith
1.
The Catholic Church Lacks Unity. 
UUS:7-10
Christian unity is the Catholic Church. 
Pius XI, MA:3,15.
2.
Infants can be saved without baptism. 
EV:99, 3/25/1995
Infants need Baptism for salvation. 
St. Zosimus I, D.102.
3.
Muslims worship the One True God. 
CH:141, 1994
Only Catholics can worship God. 
Gregory XVI, SJS
4.
Heretical sects have an apostolic mission. 
LOR, 06/10/1980
The Catholic Church is the only apostolic mission. 
Leo XIII, SCG:35
5.
The Holy Spirit uses sects as means of salvation. 
CT:32, 10/16/1979
The Holy Spirit does not give life to heretics. 
Leo XIII, SCG:18
6.
We must pray with heretics for unity. 
UUS:21, 05/25/1995
If anyone prays with heretics, he is a heretic. 
St. Agatho I, SCN:XXI:635
7.
Liberty of conscience is a right of man. 
LOR, 09/01/1980
Liberty of conscience is insanity. 
Gregory XVI, D. 1613
8.
Heretics are Christians. 
LOR, 12/23/1982
Only Catholics can be Christians. 
Pius VI, D. 1500
9.
Each man is united with Christ. 
RH:13.3, 1979
Christ is not in all men. 
St. Pius X, D.2103
10.
Heretics have the Apostolic Faith. 
US:62, 05/25/1995
True Faith cannot be found outside the Church. 
Pius IX, Sqi
 
Heresies of John Paul II Truth of Divine and Catholic Faith
 11.
The New World Order is holy unity. 
PA:39, 1987
The New World Order is evil. 
Pius XI, MA:1-2
 12.
God loves heretics, pagans, etc. 
PA:48, 1978
Without the Catholic faith, it is impossible to please God. 
Paul III, D.787
 13.
Jews are our elder brothers in the faith. 
CH:99, 1994
The Jews reject the One Faith of Jesus Christ. 
Gregory I, ETC
 14.
Masons are sons of God the Father. 
LOR, 05/22/1984
The Masons are sons of the Devil. 
Pius IX, Sqa 
 15.
Heretics are our brothers in Christ. 
LOR, 09/16/1980
Heretics are sons of the Devil. 
Clement I, EIC:42,46
16.
Ecumenical Councils do not need to defend the truth. 
CH:162, 1994
Ecumenical Councils must defend the truth. 
Pius II, D.717
 17.
Dogmas and doctrines grow and evolve. 
EDA, 1987
Evolution of dogma and doctrine is condemned. 
St. Pius X, P:12-27
 18.
All inter-religious marriages are good. 
FC, 11/22/1981
All inter-religious marriages are discouraged. 
Gregory XVI, SJS:1-9
 19.
Buddhism is a great religion. 
PM:147, 06/17/1984
Buddhism is a false pagan religion. 
St. Pius X, P:14
 20.
All men have a human dignity of equal rights. 
PP:478, 09/01/1980
Equal rights for all men is senseless. 
Pius VI, QA
 
Heresies of John Paul II Truth of Divine and Catholic Faith
 21.
The New World Order is needed for the world. 
PP:809, 09/02/1981
The New World Order is a reign of terror. 
Benedict XV, TBR:35
 22.
Luther had a profound religious spirit. 
PM:105
If anyone does not condemn heretics, let him be anathema. 
Vigilius, D.223
 23.
John Paul II prayed with Jews: "our dearest brothers." 
LOR, 04/13/1986
The Jews are not "our dearest brothers." 
Innocent III, ETN
 24.
Christ's Body is not only the Catholic Church. 
LOR, 07/08/1980
Christ's Body is only the Catholic Church. 
Pius XII, MC:17-18
 25.
All men are saved. 
LOR, 05/06/1980
All outside the Catholic Church cannot be saved. 
Eugene IV, D:714
 26.
Christ's miracles do not prove His messianic dignity. 
LOR, 11/11/1983
Christ's miracles did prove His messianic dignity. 
St. Pius X, D.2028
 27.
All men have the right of religious liberty. 
CCC:2106, 10/11/1992
All have the right of religious liberty is heresy
Pius IX, D.1690,99
 28.
Infidels can be saved for : "May Ghandi live forever!" 
SME:9
All infidels are damned! 
St. Pius X, GOH:13
 29.
The Catholic Church rejoices when heretics preach. 
CH:141, 1994
The Catholic Church condemns a heretic's talk. 
Paul IV, ACA
 30.
Heretics can be Christian martyrs outside the Church. 
UUS:84, 05/25/1995
Outside the Church there are no Christian martyrs. 
Pelagius II, D.247
 
Heresies of John Paul II Truth of Divine and Catholic Faith
 31.
Heretics legally can receive the sacraments from us. 
UUS:46, 05/25/1995
Heretics cannot legally receive the sacraments. 
Leo XIII, ENL
 32.
Heretics are not our enemies, but our brothers. 
UUS:42, 05/25/1995
Heretics are our enemies. 
St. Clement I, EIC:42,46
 33.
The Catholic Church has sinned against unity. 
UUS:34, 05/25/1995
The Modernists say: the Church has erred. 
Pius XI, MA:8
 34.
Love is when we join in prayer with heretics. 
UUS:21, 05/25/1995
Heresy: is when we join in prayer with heretics. 
Piux XI, D.2199
 35.
Anti-Christs have the human right of religious liberty. 
FCR:2, 09/01/1980
Only Catholics have the right to religious liberty. 
Pius IX, D.1690, 1699
 36.
The State cannot forbid non-Catholic religions. 
FCR:2-4, 09/01/1980
The State must forbid non-Catholic religions. 
Pius IX, D.1777, 1778
 37.
Heretical sects can have the life of the Church. 
CT:32, 10/16/1979
Heretical sects cannot have the life of the Church. 
St. Gregory I, EP5
 38.
Christian unity subsists in the Catholic Church. 
CCC:820, 10/11/1992
Christian unity is the Catholic Church. 
Pius XI, MA:7
 39.
"Dialogue" is required to bring unity to the Church. 
CCC:821, 10/11/1992
The Catholic Church forbids meetings for "unity." 
Pius XI, MA:15
 40.
Sanctification and truth can be found in heretical sects. 
CCC:819, 10/11/1992
It is heresy to say: all religions are true. 
St. Pius X, P:14
 
Heresies of John Paul II Truth of Divine and Catholic Faith
 41.
Today's heretics are not to be blamed for their heresy. 
CCC:817, 10/11/1992
Today's heretics have despised the True Faith. 
Pius XI, MA:16
 42.
The Church of Christ subsists in the Catholic Church. 
CCC:816, 10/11/1992
The Church of Christ is the Catholic Church. 
Pius XII, MC:17-18
 43.
There is hope for infants who die without baptism. 
CCC:1261, 10/11/1992
Outside the Church there is no hope for salvation. 
Pius IX, D.1717
 44.
The understanding of dogmas grow by man's experience. 
CCC:94, 10/11/1992
Evolution of dogma is an error of the Modernists. 
St. Pius X, P:12-13,25-27
 45.
All men belong to the Catholic Church. 
CCC:836, 10/11/1992
Only Catholics are members of the Church. 
Pius XII, D.2286
 46.
The Catholic Church is joined to heretics. 
CCC:838, 10/11/1992
Heretics are separated from the Catholic Church. 
Pius XII, D.2286
 47.
The Old Law is alive and working to God's call. 
CCC:839, 10/11/1992
Old Law ceased, and fulfilled by the New Law. 
Eugene IV, D.712
 48.
The plan of salvation includes the Muslims. 
CCC:841, 10/11/1992
It is heresy to say: salvation is open to Muslims. 
Gregory XVI, VM:13
 49.
The Catholic Church has a bond with false religions. 
CCC:842, 10/11/1992
False religions are separated from the Church. 
Eugene IV, D.705
 50.
False religions seek the One True God Who saves. 
CCC:843, 10/11/1992
False religions worship the Devil. 
Gregory XVI, SJS
 
Heresies of John Paul II Truth of Divine and Catholic Faith
 51.
At Assisi, 150 false religions "prayed with one voice to the Lord." 
US:76, 05/25/1995
At Assisi, 150 false religions worshiped the Devil. 
Gregory XVI, SJS
 52.
John Paul II prayed with Anglican-heretics in 1982. 
UUS:24, 05/25/1995
If anyone prays with heretics: he is a heretic. 
Benedict XV, C.2338.2
 53.
One can be saved outside the Church by a moral life. 
VS:3, 08/06/1993
True morality and salvation are only in the Church. 
Gregory XVI, D.1613
 54.
Salvation is not only for those who are explicitly in the Church. 
Rmi:10, 12/07/1990
Salvation is found only in the Catholic Church. 
Boniface VIII, D.468-469
 55.
Apostate Jews and Christians have "a common heritage." 
PM:135, 04/13/1986
Apostate Jews do not have the Faith of salvation. 
St. Gregory I, ETC
 56.
In 1991, John Pual II prayed with Lutherans for "unity." 
UUS:25 05/25/1995
Praying with heretics for "unity" is heresy. 
Pius IX, D.1685-1687
 57.
Dialogue meetings can bring Christian unity. 
UUS:31,32, 05/25/1995
These "assemblies" for "unity" are condemned. 
Pius XI, MA:15
 58.
Christian unity is possible if we say the Catholic Church failed. 
UUS:34, 05/25/1995
The modernists hold that the Church has erred. 
Pius XI, MA:13
 59.
Catholics can legally receive the Sacraments from heretics. 
UUS:46, 05/25/1995
No one can pray with heretics and be a Catholic. 
St. Agatho, SCN:XI:635
 60.
Catholics must rejoice when heretics shed their blood. 
UUS:47, 05/25/1995
Catholics must anathematize all heretics. 
St. Martin I, D.271-272
 
Heresies of John Paul II Truth of Divine and Catholic Faith
 61.
John Paul II gave a blessing to Lutherans in 1991. 
UUS:73, 05/25/1995
If anyone patronizes heretics: he is a heretic. 
Innocent III, RCH:I:441
 62.
The "faith" of heretics praises and thanks God. 
UUS:74, 05/25/1995
It is heresy to say: heretics can praise God. 
Pius IX, D.1718
 63.
A communion of faith exists between heretics and Catholics. 
UUS:75, 05/25/1995
Catholics and heretics share no unity of faith. 
Leo XIII, SCG:18,27-18
 64.
Heretics honor Holy Scripture with a true religious zeal. 
UUS:12, 05/25/1995
Heretics dishonor the Holy Scriptures. 
Pius IX, D.1788
 65.
The Holy Spirit gives "sanctifying power" to heretics. 
UUS:12, 05/25/1995
Heretics cannot live in the life of the Holy Spirit. 
Pius XII, D.2286
 66.
God wills and inspires heretics to shed their blood for Him. 
UUS:12, 05/25/1995
All heretics who shed their blood go to Hell! 
Eugene IV, D.714
 67.
God's Church is build up when heretics receive the Eucharist. 
UUS:12, 05/25/1995
Heretics sin when they receive the Eucharist. 
Leo XIII, ENL
 68.
Catholic Church and Eastern Schismatic Church are one in faith. 
UUS:59,62
Heretics are not members of the Catholic Church. 
St. Pius V, CCT:101
 69.
Apostate Jews worship the One True God. 
PM:135, 04/13/1986
Apostate Jews do not worship the One True God. 
Gregory XVI, SJS
 70.
Every human being is the way of the Church. 
DM:3, 11/13/1993
Heresy: the Church is a collective conscience. 
St. Pius X, P:23
 
Heresies of John Paul II Truth of Divine and Catholic Faith
 71.
All nations form but one community. 
CCC:842, 10/11/1992
Heresy: all nations form but one community. 
Pius XII, MC:18
 72.
The UN is the supreme forum of peace and justice. 
PP:112, 10/02/1979
The Church is the supreme forum of peace. 
Pius XI, MA:1-17
 73.
The Catholic Church respects the Islamic spirutial tradition. 
PP:2443, 08/19/1985
It is heresy to say: all religions are true. 
St. Pius X, P:14
 74.
All men are brothers with a human dignity. 
PP:826, 09/05/1983
Only Catholics have a human dignity in Christ. 
St. Pius X, LFH
 75.
Goodness and truth are found in false religions. 
CCC:842, 10/11/1992
It is heresy to say: all religions are good. 
Pius XI, MA:2
 76.
The religious experience of Islam deserves respect. 
CH:93, 1994
It is heresy to say: Muslims can experience God. 
St. Pius X, P:14
 77.
Modernism renews and unites the Church of Christ. 
CH:76, 1994
Modernism attempts to destroy the Church. 
St. Pius X, P:23
 78.
In Hinduism men take refuge in God with love and trust. 
CH:80, 1994
It is heresy to say: Hindus can experience God. 
St. Pius X, P:14
 79.
Buddhists by higher help reach liberty and supreme illumination. 
CH:80, 1994
It is heresy to say: Buddhists can experience God. 
St. Pius X, P:14
 80.
The Church rejects nothing holy and true in false religions. 
CH:80, 1994
Outside the Church the Truth cannot be found. 
Gregory XVI, D.1617
 
Heresies of John Paul II Truth of Divine and Catholic Faith
 81.
The Holy Spirit works effectively a common root in all religions. 
CH:81, 1994
It is heresy to say: all religions are true. 
St. Pius X, P:14
 82.
Praying with false religions can bring peace. 
CH:81, 1994
Praying with false religions for peace is heresy! 
Pius XI, MA:1-17
 83.
Animist religions prepare many to be Christians. 
CH:82, 1994
It is heresy to say: Animists can experience God. 
St. Pius X, P:14
 84.
John Paul II prayed with animists and was amazed at it. 
LC, 08/23/1985
It is heresy to think: all religions are good. 
Pius XI, MA:2
 85.
The sphere of salvation includes those not in the Church. 
CH:140, 1994
No one can be saved who is not in the Church. 
Pius IX, D.1716
 86.
With God, man creates his personal salvation. 
CH:195, 1994
No one can be saved outside the true faith. 
Pius IV, D.1000
 88.
The Catholic Church is present in all its elements in heretical sects. 
CN, 05/28/1992
Outside the Catholic Church there is no holy unity. 
St. Leo IO, DJP:129,II:3
 89.
Vernacular languages should be used for Mass. 
SC:36, 12/04/1963
Heresy: popular language should be used for liturgy. 
Pius VI, D.1566
 90.
Unbaptized catechumens are members of the Church. 
LG:14, 11/21/1964
The unbaptized are not members of the Church. 
Paul III, D.895
 
Heresies of John Paul II Truth of Divine and Catholic Faith
 91.
Outside the Church there is remission of sins. 
LOR, 11/20/1989
Outside the Church there is no remission of sins. 
Boniface VIII, D.468
 92.
Man's dignity is: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. 
ALL, 04/1980
Freemasonry is: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. 
St. Pius X, LFH
 93.
Evolution is more than just an hypothesis. 
LOR, 10/23/1996
Evolution is the doctrine of the Modernists. 
St. Pius X, P:26
 94.
Worship in common with heretics is good. 
UR:8, 1965
Worship in common with heretics is condemned! 
Benedict XV, C.1258
 95.
The rite of Mass should be simplified. 
SC:34,50, 1965
The rite of Mass should be simplified: is heresy! 
Pius VI, D.1533
 96.
John Paul II prayed with sorcerers, calling out the "spirits." 
LOR, 08/11/1985
John Paul II worshiped the Devil. 
Gregory XVI, SJS
 97.
Outside the Church there is no salvation is not Catholic exclusively. 
CH:141, 1994
The Catholic Church is the only way of salvation. 
Eugene IV, D.714
 98.
John Paul II did not profess the filioque with eastern schismatics. 
UUS:24, 12/06/1987
JPII was anathematized for patronizing heretics. 
Innocent III, RCH:1:441
 99.
All deceased men "are standing before" God as saints. 
LOR, 11/01/1993
No one can be saved who is not in the Church. 
Pius IX, D.1716
 100.
It is unevangelical to condemn heretics. 
UUS:15, 05/25/1995
It is evangelical to condemn heretics. 
St. Martin I, D.271-272
 101.
Buddhism is a religion of salvation. 
CH:84-85, 1994
Buddhism is a religion of damnation 
Eugene IV, D.714
 
Heresies of John Paul II Truth of Divine and Catholic Faith
 

Table of Sources - Abbreviations

Abb. Source: Name, Author, Publisher, Date, etc.
AAS Acta Apostolicae Sedis. Commentarium officiale, Rome, 1909 (Tomus I) ff.
ACA Ad Catholicos Angliae, Pope Paul IV
ALL Allocution (a private audience with the Roman Curia)
C. Canon number cited from 1917 Code of Lanon Law of Pope Benedict XV
CCC Catechism of the Catholic Church, of John Paul II, 1992, Liguori Publications
CCT Catechism of the Council of Trent, Pope St. Pius V, TAN Books, Rockford, IL
CH Crossing the Threshold of Hope, by John Paul II, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. 1994
CN Communionis Noito, Letter to Bishops on "Communion," May 28, 1992
CT Catechesi Tradendae, Exhortation of John Paul II, Oct. 16, 1979, Pauline Books
D. Enchiridion Symbolorum, "The Sources of Catholic Dogma," edited by Fr. Henry Densinger, B. Herder Book Co., Imprimatur, 1955
DJP De Jejun. Pent., sermon 129, II:3, of Pope St. Leo the Great
DM Dives in misericordia, Encyclical of John Paul II, Nov. 30, 1980, Pauline Books
EIC Epistle to the Corinthians of Pope St. Clement I
EDA Ecclesia Dei Afflicta, motu proprio of John Paul II, Jyly 2, 1988, Pauline Books
ENL Exima Nos Laetitia, Decree of Pope Leo XIII
EP5 Exposition on Psalm V Poenit., tom. 3 of Pope St. Gregory the Great
ETC Epistle to the Cledonius, of Pope St. Gregory the Great
ETN Epistle to the Count of Nevers, 1208 AD, of Pope Innocent III
EV Evangelium Vitae, Encyclical of John Paul II, March 25, 1995, Pauline Books
GOH Gate of Heaven, Sister Catherine Clarke, MICM, Boston: Ravengate Press, 1952
FC Familiaris Consortio, Encyclical of John Paul II, Nov. 22, 1981, Pauline Books
FCR The Freedom of Conscience and Religion, letter of John Paul II to the heads of state of the nations who signed the Helsinki Final Act., Sept. 1, 1980, Pauline Books
LC La Croix, a French Periodical
LFH Letter to the French Hierarchy of Pope St. Pius X in 1910, C.M.R.I. Center
LG Lumen Gentium: A Vatican II Council Decree, Nov. 21, 1964
LOR L'Osservatore Romano, Vatican City, Italy, English edition
MA Mortalium Animos, Encyclical Letter of Pope Pius XI on Fostering True Religious Unity, Jan. 6, 1928, AAS 20 (1928), 5ff. Angelus Press
MC Mystici Corporis, Encyclical of Pius XII, June 29, 1943, AAS 35 (1943), 202ff.
P Pascendi, the Encyclical of Pope St. Pius X, Sept. 8, 1907, AAS 40 (1907), 593ff.
PA The Pope Comes to America, Publications International, Ltd. Stokie, IL, 1987
PM Peter Lovest Thou Me?  Abbe Daniel Le Roux, Angelus Press
PP Path to Peace: A Contribution.  Liturgical Publications Inc., Brookfield, WI, 1987
QA Quod Aliquantulum, of Pope Pius VI
RCH Readings in Church History, Fr. Barry, Westminster, MD, Newman Press, 1965
RH Redemptor Hominis, Encyclical of John Paul II, March 4, 1979, Pauline Books
Rmi Redemptoris Missio, Encyclical of John Paul II, Dec. 7, 1990, Pauline Books
SC Sacrosanctum Concilium, Vatican II Council Decree, Dec. 4, 1963
SCG Satis Cognitum, Encyclical of Leo XIII, June 29, 1896, AAS 28 (1896/96), 711 ff.
SCN Sacrorum Conciliorium, Archbishop John Mansi, Thomas Florentiae: 1759
SJS Summo Jugiter Studio, Encyclical of Pope Gregory XVI, May 27, 1832
Sqi-Sqa Singulari Quidem and Singulari Quandem, Encyclical of Pope Pius IX
SME Syllabus of Modern Errors: Papal Series, 1996, Michael Malone. Sacred Heart Press, 1419 Springcrest, Mesquite, TX 75149
TBR The Brotherhood Religion: Is it Anti-Christian? Rev. Edward F. Brophy, 1954, The Christian Book Club of America, P.O. Box 638, Hawthorne, CA 90250
UUS Ut Unum Sint, Encyclical of John Paul II, May 25, 1995, Pauline Books
VS Veritatis Splendor, Encyclical of John Paul II, Aug. 1993, Pauline Books