St. Cyprian, writing in the third century, warned that "there is an evil even worse and more deadly than persecution: the insidious poisoning of men's minds." In the seventeenth century, the French bishop and theologian, Bossuet, wrote: "There are two sorts of persecution of the Church: the first kind is the violence used against it during its earliest beginnings under the Roman Empire; the second is a subtle corruption which will occur during the last days." (Note: CLICK image to enlarge scene of justice meted out by The Holy Iquisition.)
"schism ... more dangerous than the persecutions of the pagans."
"St. Cyprian, finding other remedies only served to make the schismatics more insolent, sent a commission to the bishops and priests, whom he had appointed to act in his stead, to declare the ringleaders among them excommunicated; which was done according to his orders. About the beginning of the year 251, St. Cyprian wrote to his flock, exhorting them to beware of being misled by the schism, which he calls more dangerous than the persecutions of the pagans. 'There is,' says he, 'one God, and one Christ, and but one episcopal chair, originally founded on Peter, by our Lord's authority. There cannot, therefore, be erected *another altar, or another priesthood. Whatever any man in his rage or rashness shall appoint, in defiance of the divine institution, must be a spurious, profane, and sacrilegious ordinance.'" (From: The Life of St. Cyprian Abp. of Carthage, Butler's Lives of the Saints)
*The revolt and separation must come…the Sacrifice shall cease and…the Son of Man shall hardly find faith on earth…All these passages are understood of the affliction which Antichrist shall cause in the Church…But the Church… shall not fail, and shall be fed and preserved amidst the deserts and solitudes to which She shall retire, as the Scripture says, (Apoc. Ch. 12).'" -St. Francis De Sales, Doctor of the Church, "The Catholic Controversy”.
Note: revolt and separation from the True Lawful Pontiff "The Bond of Faith" (Gregory XVII) elected October 26, 1958 and advent of the schismatic Novus Ordo (& their sspx) and sedevacantist (1.) antipapal sects of perdition.
The Supreme Crisis "Yet many Christians will remember that this was all foretold of Antichrist for centuries past and perceive the fraud of Satan and refuse to be deceived. They will stand firm and enlighten the faint-hearted and console them." -Venerable Bernard de Bustis
The Vatican Council in 1870 infallibly stated that St. Peter HAS (not will have) perpetual successors. The pertinent quotation is found in Denzinger #1825: Si quis ergo dixerit, non esse ex ipsius Christi domini institutione seu iure divino, ut beatus Petrus in primatu super universam ecclesiam habeat perpetuos successores; … anathema sit.”
Habeat = he has (present tense—subjunctive because it follows dixerit according to sequence of tenses). Future tense (he will have) = habebit. He must have = debeat habere. Habeat then equals has, not must have or will have.
Perpetuus, a, um:
• Cassell’s Latin-English and English-Latin Dictionary: (peto) continuous, uninterrupted, continual. I. a, of space, munitiones, Caes.; oratio, Cic; carmen, Hor.; b. of time, unbroken, continuing, lasting, perpetual; ignis Vestae perpetuus ac sempiternus, Cic; questiones, composed of a standing body of judges, Cic; interpetuum, for ever, Cic. II. universal, general; jus, Cic.
• Second Latin, Scanlon and Scanlon: perpetual, everlasting, unfailing; in perpetuum, forever.
"It is necessary for salvation that all the faithful of Christ be subject to the Roman Pontiff."
(V Lateran Council)
"The virtue of faith, the foundation of a Christian life, gives us an absolute certitude of the truths which we believe; a certitude more positive than that which is based on the testimony of our eyes and reason. It rests on God, whose word cannot fail: and on the Church, which is likewise infallible when teaching us that word." -The Rev. Father Francois Xavier Schouppe S.J.
(Source: Short Sermons For The Low Masses Of Sunday. Comprising In Four Series A Methodical Exposition of Christian Doctrine, p. 290, London: Burns & Oates, 1883 Imprimatur)
"And I say to thee, 'Thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give thee the keys to the kingdom of heaven.'"
Blessed be St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles!
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