Those popes who bear the name, "Pius," are the greatest guardians of the Church against heresy. This blog is a watchdog for modernism in the Church. In reality, outside this blog, the members of the board temper their criticisms and opinions with prudence and charity so as to help souls in their journey towards Christ. But sometimes, for the sake of their own sanity, the authors of this blog just need to blow off some steam. The result is Totus Pius.

22 June 2006

The Episcopal Church Rejects Jesus Christ

And we are not embellishing - read it all here.

The Rev. McDowell of the Diocese of North Carolina told VirtueOnline after the floor vote, "In the Episcopal Church we don't do up and down votes on Jesus Christ as Lord, and to do so is potentially a mean-spirited approach, to ask questions that aren't meant to be questions."

McDowell explained that how one lives his life is the more important issue than whether one affirms Jesus as Lord. To place a statement of belief over actions is the essence of "self-righteousness," he said. "Actions speak louder than proclamations...What Jesus calls us to do is to live our lives" ...

... But the message was clear to the Rev. Donald Perschall, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Centralia, Illinois, as he left the convention hall Tuesday, shocked by the events of the day. "On top of leaving the Anglican Communion, we've decided to leave Jesus Christ behind as well."
When have we seen this fundamental heresy (actually, it's more like apostasy or a complete rejection of the Christian religion) before? Oh yes, Pelagius. There is nothing new under the sun, particularly with radical liberalism. And how ironic that the original Reformation gripe was over a perceived Roman Catholic disconnect between faith, works, and grace.

Being an antipope, we typically see fit to question the newfangledness of the Second Vatican Council; but we must applaud how both conciliar and subsequent ecclesiastical statements on salvation outside the Church have had the common sense to uphold Christ as the sole wellspring of grace.


Papa Beatus Pius IX said...



Ma Beck said...

"In other news, the Cub Scouts have rejected camping, Hollywood's elite have rejected plastic surgery, and 14 year-old girls have rejected popular jocks who won't give them the time of day."

I mean, has the whole world gone crazy?!

(P.S. That's a rhetorical question.)

Philip said...

so they're saying what you do is more important than what you believe? that sounds an aweful lot like salvation by works to me... funny how apostacies always drift so far from their founding principles.

the anchor is such a fitting symbol for faith--cut yourself off from it, and you could end up anywhere.