A Proposed New Catholic “Syllabus of Errors”

Errors:
1. that a Roman Pontiff, accepted by the body of Bishops as the successor of Peter, could possibly not be the valid Roman Pontiff.

2. that the non-infallible teachings of the Roman Pontiff can err to any extent, even heresy.

3. that the Roman Pontiff can fail in faith by apostasy, heresy, schism, or idolatry.

4. that the decisions of the one holy catholic and Apostolic Church on liturgy can err to a grave extent, thereby leading the faithful astray

5. that the Church can become corrupt at the highest levels, so that the indefectibility would have false and wicked Shepherds as Roman Pontiff and in control of the body of Bishops.

6. that the Roman Pontiff is capable — despite the indefectibility of the Church and the charism of truth and of never-failing faith — of intending, planning, or attempting to corrupt the doctrine or discipline of the Church.

7. that the Antichrist or his false prophet will at some time be, or claim to be, the Roman Pontiff of the Catholic Christian Church.

8. that the Apostolic See is blemished, sullied, impure, defiled, or stained, or has succumbed to heresy, or has wandered from the path of Apostolic tradition, or is not perpetually assisted by the Holy Spirit, or is not charged by God with guarding, teaching, explaining and spreading Divine Revelation, or does not have divine assistance in the integral exercise of its mission, or is not most justly due homage, or has authority which is to be refused, or is to be judged by others, or that the faith of Peter has failed or will fail, or that we should not love the Roman Pontiff.

Correct Doctrine:

1. Dogma: The Church is indefectible. Dogma: The Church is Apostolic. Theological conclusion: The body of Bishops, successors to the Apostles, cannot go astray by following a Roman Pontiff who is invalid, or a false prophet, or a heretic. Then the Church would not be indefectible. Then the Church would not be Apostolic, if the Apostolic College, the body of Bishops, went astray.

2. Dogma: the Apostolic See is unblemished by grave error, as taught by the ordinary universal Magisterium and the First Vatican Council. Therefore, the teachings of the Roman Pontiff, even when not infallible, both require religious assent and also cannot err gravely.

3. Dogma: the Roman Pontiff has the divinely-conferred charism of truth and never-failing faith, as taught by Vatican I and the ordinary universal Magisterium. Therefore, he can never fail in faith by apostasy, heresy, schism, or idolatry.

4. Dogma: the indefectibility of the Church, the perpetual assistance of the Holy Spirit, and the unblemished nature of the Apostolic See. Theological conclusion: that even the disciplines of the Church, approved by the Roman Pontiff, cannot err gravely and cannot cause the faithful or the Church to defect.

5. and 6. Dogma: indefectibility; never-failing faith; Apostolic character of the Church; the Popes and the Bishops are successors of the Apostles. Theological conclusion: even though Popes can sin mortally, the grace of God does not permit them to sin to the extent or in a manner (a type of sin) that is contrary to the aforementioned dogmas. So the body of Bishops cannot, as a body, become corrupt; nor can the Roman Pontiff be corrupt in a certain sense, of intending, planning, or attempting to corrupt the indefectible Church. For the Apostolic indefectible Church cannot be corrupted by Her Apostles.

7. Material dogma: “And you will be hated by all nations for the sake of my name.” The world will hate Christianity and Christians. But the Antichrist wants to be worshipped by the world. Theological conclusion: The Antichrist cannot seek or obtain worship from the world by being Christian, not even a Christian heretic, nor by claiming to be Roman Pontiff of the Christian Church, nor by in any way acknowledging Jesus as the true Christ.
[1 Jn]
{2:22} Who is a liar, other than he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This one is the Antichrist, who denies the Father and the Son.

So the Antichrist cannot be Roman Pontiff, nor can his false prophet; otherwise, they would have to acknowledge the Father and the Son. So the Antichrist sets up his false Church, separate from and in opposition to the Catholic Christian Church. He and his false prophetess are never leaders in the true Church. They hate the true Church intensely and maliciously.

8. The Pope is the Rock on which the Church is founded. He exercises the Keys of Saint Peter. His authority is supreme in both doctrine and discipline. No one but God may judge the Roman Pontiff. There is no appeal from his decisions to an Ecumenical Council nor to any other authority on earth. Then the permanence of the Rock on which the Church is founded, Apostolic primacy and permanence, implies that no Pope can go gravely astray, for then the Church would cease to be founded on a Rock of never-failing faith, and the Church would cease to be indefectible.

As for the Apostolic See, there are many teachings, with a wide range of wordings, which all mean that the Roman Pontiff, exercising the Keys of Saint Peter, cannot err gravely in doctrine or discipline.

Ronald L. Conte Jr.

Profession of Faith in the Pope

I believe that the Apostolic See of Peter and his successors is unblemished, unsullied, pure, spotless, undefiled, and unstained, and has never succumbed to heretical innovations, has never wandered from the path of Apostolic tradition, and does always mend dangers to the faith, while never leading into grave error, never spreading heretical frauds, and never being afflicted with heretical stench, nor with pollution by any crack of depravity or contagion, and has never turned away from the path of truth in any direction of error, and does alone provide safety in extreme crises and refuge whenever heresy and internal strife troubles, and is perpetually assisted by the Holy Spirit, and is charged by God with guarding, teaching, explaining and spreading Divine Revelation, and always has divine assistance in the integral exercise of its mission, and is most justly due homage, and has authority which is never to be refused, and is judged by no one but God, and holds perpetual and divinely rooted and planted privileges, for the faith of Peter has never failed and will never fail, and therefore, we should and must always trust and love the Roman Pontiff, who with Christ constitutes one only Head of the one holy catholic and Apostolic Church.

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4 Responses to A Proposed New Catholic “Syllabus of Errors”

  1. P.J. says:

    I wonder if the Papal accusers will give Pope Francis credit for establishing the new World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, coming up soon. I think it is an excellent idea, and especially appropriate in these times.

  2. Barbara King says:

    Dear Ron ,is the mark of the beast part of Catholic teaching .? if so how will it show itself ? will the Church warn us when it comes and can accepting the mark be forgiven

    • Ron Conte says:

      The mark of the beast is in Scripture, but the Magisterium has no teaching on what it is. The Antichrist’s reign is in the distant future, hundreds of years from now. So we don’t need to worry about it. At the time, it will be abundantly clear who the Antichrist is and what the Mark of the beast is. Yes, accepting the mark can be forgiven. Before Christ returns, after the Fall of the Antichrist, many of his followers repent and become baptized Christians. Baptism forgives all sins.

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