Condemnation of Martin Luther and his teachings
As the contemporary Church seems hell bent on its journey toward a reconciliation with the Lutheran “Church” with no sympathy for adherence to Catholic truths, it seems appropriate to review what was written previously concerning Martin Luther and his heretical views. At the height of the Luther led “Protestant Revolution”, Pope Leo X wrote the following quote from a papal bull date June 15, 1520:
“…we likewise condemn, reprobate, and reject completely the books and all the writings and sermons of the said Martin, whether in Latin or any other language, containing the said errors or any one of them; and we wish them to be regarded as utterly condemned, reprobated, and rejected. We forbid each and every one of the faithful of either sex, in virtue of holy obedience and under the above penalties (excommunication) to be incurred automatically, to read, assert, preach, praise, print, publish, or defend them. … Indeed immediately after the publication of this letter these works, wherever they may be, shall be sought out carefully by the ordinaries and others [ecclesiastics and regulars], and under each and every one of the above penalties shall be burned publicly and solemnly in the presence of the clerics and people.”
And so which pope are we supposed to follow? Does a more recent tendency in doctrine and papal writings and utterances, trump the earlier writings and proclamations? Or has the current pontificate abandoned Christ and His Church in favor of dialogue and capitulation as it worships the cult of man? I suspect the latter. Could this be part and parcel of the abomination of desolation?