‘If Any Religion Saves,|
Christ & Belial Are Alike’
In 1846, Pius IX pronounced severe words against religious Indifferentism, which apply opportunely to the ecumenism of Vatican II and the conciliar Popes. After condemning the “biblical societies” that induced careless Catholics to adopt free examination and fall into the “abyss of the most terrible errors,” the Pontiff censured religious Indifferentism
Pope Pius IX
Also perverse is the shocking theory that it makes no difference to which religion one belongs, a theory which is greatly at variance even with reason. By means of this theory, those crafty men remove all distinction between virtue and vice, truth and error, honorable and vile action. They pretend that men can gain eternal salvation by the practice of any religion, as if there could ever be any sharing between justice and iniquity, any collaboration between light and darkness, or any agreement between Christ and Belial.
(Pius IX, Encyclical Qui pluribus, November 9, 1846,
Recueil des allocutions, p. 181)
Posted on May 5, 2012
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