The Real Presence in the Eucharist Part 5 B: Council of Trent’s Anathemas—Now

God’s WORD

    “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

    “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”—John 13:34

    “But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.”—Matthew 23:13

    “And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.”—Luke 22:25

Are the Council of Trent’s anathemas still in force? Does the Roman Church still believe the Eucharist is Jesus’ real blood and body?
The last post discussed the Council of Trent’s anathemas and what happened to those who would not agree that the Eucharist was Jesus’ body and blood. What about Now?

Because the church of Rome believes they are the only true church and salvation comes from them, not only are the anathema’s still legal, but there is a push towards uniting the whole world through the Eucharist.

The anathema’s have never been revoked

“I can find nothing in the Code [of 1983] now in force that explicitly or implicitly removes any anathemas of Trent.”
—Mr. Charles M. Wilson, an associate member of the Canon Law Society of America and president of the St. Joseph Foundation

The Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition is now The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

“The Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition” established in 1542, was staffed by Dominican cardinals and other officials whose task it was “to maintain and defend the integrity of the faith and to examine and proscribe errors and false doctrines.”

As of 1983, the name is “The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith” (CDF). The current pope was the head of the Congregation
(as it is sometimes called) before becoming Pope Benedict.

From “grand inquisitor” to pope: Peter Schwarz 4/21/2005
“…In 1981, three years after his appointment as pope, John Paul called upon Ratzinger to take up the position of supreme guardian
of the faith in Rome…”

The Roman Church has never disowned it’s right to persecute

[The Congregation of Inquisition] served as the final court of appeal in trials of heresy…[and] remained one of the most feared offices in 16th century Europe, and elsewhere in the Catholic world, due especially to its use of torture and execution, including immolation.

“…In short, no blame attaches to the Church for her behavior towards heresy in those rude days. On the whole, the Inquisition was humanely conducted…”—Inquisition

“The duty proper to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is to promote and safeguard the doctrine on the faith and morals throughout the Catholic world: for this reason everything which in any way touches such matter falls within its competence.”
Article 48 of the Apostolic Constitution promulgated by Pope John Paul II on June 28, 1988

“…for punishment does not take place primarily and per se for the correction and good of the person punished, but for the public good in order that others may become terrified and weaned away from the evils they would commit.”—Directorium Inquisitorum

Infallible Rome

The Roman Catholic Church, their dogma, the pope (including his ex cathedra declarations), the bishops dispersed throughout the world in union with the Holy See, the magisterium (the teaching body) and ecumenical councils are all infallible according to RCC doctrine.
Infallibility, Infallibility of the Church, Papal Inallibility,
Magisterium, Roman Catholic Dogma

The RC Church says salvation comes only from them, the true and universal church; others are separated brethren because of their stance on the Eucharist

The Dominus Iesus declaration says there is “No Salvation outside the church.” It was declared and approved by the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, signed by then Cardinal Ratzinger and then secretary Archbishop Bertone and aproved by John Paul II, Published August 6, 2000.

“…Above all else, it must be firmly believed that “the Church, a pilgrim now on earth, is necessary for salvation…The Church is the “universal sacrament of salvation…”—The official text of the document from the Congregation for the doctrine of the faith #20

Catholicism is only path to salvation, says pope
By Nicole Winfield Associated Press writer, July 11, 2007
“Pope Benedict XVI reasserted the primacy of the Roman Catholic Church, approving a document released Tuesday that says other Christian communities are either defective or not true churches and Catholicism provides the only true path to salvation.

“…The new document—formulated as five questions and answers—restates key sections of a 2000 text the pope wrote when he was prefect of the congregation, “Dominus Iesus,” which riled Protestant and other Christian denominations because it said they were not true churches but merely ecclesial communities and therefore did
not have the “means of salvation.”

Pope: Other denominations not true churches
Benedict issues statement asserting that Jesus established
‘only one church.’—MSNBC News Services July 10, 2007

Encyclical Letter “Ecclesia de Eucharistia” of His Holiness Pope
John Paul II…On the Eucharist in Its Relationship to the Church
(April 17, 2003)

30. …”The Ecclesial Communities separated from us lack that fullness of unity with us which should flow from Baptism, and
we believe that especially because of the lack of the sacrament
of Orders they have not preserved the genuine and total reality
of the Eucharistic mystery…

The Catholic faithful, therefore, while respecting the religious convictions of these separated brethren, must refrain from receiving the communion distributed in their celebrations, so as not to condone an ambiguity about the nature of the Eucharist…

Vatican II presented Roman Catholic beliefs in more eccumenical terms, but did not change the teachings of the church

Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, or Vatican II
Vatican II, (the twenty-first Ecumenical Council of the Roman Catholic Church), opened under Pope John XXIII in 1962 and closed under Pope Paul VI in 1965. Four future popes were present:
Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini—Paul VI
Bishop Albino Luciani—John Paul I
Bishop Karol Wojtyła—John Paul II
Joseph Ratzinger (35), present as a theological consultant—current Pope Benedict XVI.

“…The Second Vatican Council…presented the basic elements of the Catholic faith in a more understandable, pastoral language, without changing the teachings of the Church.
—Wolfgang Beinert Lexikon der katholischen Dogmatik, Herder, Freiburg, 1988 p. 89

Pope condemned pentecostals and other sects as rapacious wolves

Pope to Visit ‘Pentecostalized’ Brazil
…In his opening address to the fourth general conference of Latin American bishops, which was held in the Dominican Republic in 1992, the normally ecumenical Pope John Paul II condemned pentecostal and other sects as “rapacious wolves” who are devouring Latin American Catholics and “causing division and discord in our communities.”—by Luis Lugo, May 9, 2007

John Paul cries ‘wolf:’ misreading the Pentecostals

Edward L. Cleary 1992

Hispanics turn evangelical, Christian Century, December 14, 1994

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist Part 5 B cont’d: Council of Trent’s Anathemas—Now

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