The Innocence of Pope Honorius

I’m currently working on a book which will defend Pope Francis against the papal accusers. I’ve just finished the chapter defending Pope Honorius. I’ve read through the letters to Sergius, for which he was accused of heresy. There is no heresy in these letters, properly understood. It’s clear that the Pope never taught the error of Monophysitism, and never adhered to the error even privately. There are some assertions that he made which have been taken out of context. He is defended on these points by Saint Bellarmine, Saint Maximus, Pope John IV (his second successor), and Cardinal Manning of Vatican I.

There are no convincing cases of past Popes who have ever taught or committed heresy or apostasy or idolatry.

RLCJ

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3 Responses to The Innocence of Pope Honorius

  1. James Newlin says:

    When asked where bad souls are punished, Francis replied: “They are not punished, those who repent obtain the forgiveness of God and enter the rank of souls who contemplate him, but those who do not repent and cannot therefore be forgiven disappear. There is no hell, there is the disappearance of sinful souls.” Denying hell is a heresy.

    Catholics praying with other religions has always been a sign of heresy and apostasy. Francis praying with Jews in a synagogue is apostasy. Until 1870, Popes locked Jews into ghettos and never prayed with them, but since Vatican II, the “popes” have embraced Jews, which is apostasy and they are no longer Catholic.

    Evangelii Gaudium6 n. 247: “We hold the Jewish people in special regard because their covenant with God has never been revoked”. This is heresy.

    You cannot square these teachings with the Catholic faith. You’re either a Catholic, or you follow the Conciliar Church. Men such as John Paul II and Francis are public heretics and non-Catholics.

    • Ron Conte says:

      Either all the Popes and Bishops since Vatican II are heretics and apostates, or you are. Which is more likely? And since Jesus promise that the gates of Hell would not prevail over the Church, and you are claiming that the gates of Hell did prevail, either Jesus lied, or He was unable to keep His promise, or you are wrong. Which is more likely? Francis did not make those comments about Hell and salvation. That was the claim of an elderly atheist journalist. The things you are saying about other religions and the teachings of Vatican II are all distortions. The simple answer is that you are wrong. But you are so filled with pride that you could condemn the entire Church, rather than admit you are wrong.

  2. I’m looking for this new book, Ron.

    ‘In Defense of Pope Francis’ and ‘The Indefectibility of the Pope’ have been a great read with important information.

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