101 Teachings of John Paul II

that go against the Faith

 

By Patrick Pollock (with some editing)

 

 "First prevent those who teach error, then prevent the people from paying attention to those who teach error." -St. Thomas Aquinas, Commentary on the First Epistle of St. Paul to Timothy (Chap. 1:3).

 

(Codes for the sources can be found at the end of this page.)

 

 

 Errors of John Paul II

Dogmas or Catholic Teaching

1.

The Catholic Church Lacks Unity. 
UUS:7-10

Christian unity is the Catholic Church. 
Pius XI, MA:3,15.

2.

Heretical sects have an apostolic mission. 
LOR, 06/10/1980

The Catholic Church is the only apostolic mission. 
Leo XIII, SCG:35

3.

Muslims worship the One True God. 
CH:141, 1994

Only Catholics worship the One True God. 
Gregory XVI, SJS

4.

Infants can be saved without baptism. 
EV:99, 3/25/1995

Infants need Baptism for salvation. 
St. Zosimus I, D.102.

5.

The Holy Spirit uses sects as means of salvation. 
CT:32, 10/16/1979

The Holy Spirit does not give life to heretics. 
Leo XIII, SCG:18

6.

We must pray with heretics for unity. 
UUS:21, 05/25/1995

If anyone prays with heretics, he is a heretic. 
St. Agatho I, SCN:XXI:635

7.

Liberty of conscience is a right of man. 
LOR, 09/01/1980

Liberty of conscience is insanity. 
Gregory XVI, D. 1613

8.

Heretics are Christians. 
LOR, 12/23/1982

Only Catholics can be Christians. 
Pius VI, D. 1500

9.

Each man is united with Christ. 
RH:13.3, 1979

Christ is not in all men. 
St. Pius X, D.2103

10.

Heretics have the Apostolic Faith. 
US:62, 05/25/1995

True Faith cannot be found outside the Church. 
Pius IX, Sqi

 

 Errors of John Paul II

Dogmas or Catholic Teaching

 11.

The New World Order is holy unity. 
PA:39, 1987

The New World Order is evil. 
Pius XI, MA:1-2

 12.

God loves heretics, pagans, etc. 
PA:48, 1978

Without the Catholic faith, it is impossible to please God. 
Paul III, D.787

 13.

Jews are our elder brothers in the faith. 
CH:99, 1994

The Jews reject the One Faith of Jesus Christ. 
Gregory I, ETC

 14.

Masons are sons of God the Father. 
LOR, 05/22/1984

The Masons are sons of the Devil. 
Pius IX, Sqa 

 15.

Heretics are our brothers in Christ. 
LOR, 09/16/1980

Heretics are sons of the Devil. 
Clement I, EIC:42,46

16.

Ecumenical Councils do not need to defend the truth. 
CH:162, 1994

Ecumenical Councils must defend the truth. 
Pius II, D.717

 17.

Dogmas and doctrines grow and evolve. 
EDA, 1987

Evolution of dogma and doctrine is condemned. 
St. Pius X, P:12-27

 18.

All inter-religious marriages are good. 
FC, 11/22/1981

All inter-religious marriages are discouraged. 
Gregory XVI, SJS:1-9

 19.

Buddhism is a great religion. 
PM:147, 06/17/1984

Buddhism is a false pagan religion. 
St. Pius X, P:14

 20.

All men have a human dignity of equal rights. 
PP:478, 09/01/1980

Equal rights for all men is senseless. 
Pius VI, QA

 

 Errors of John Paul II

Dogmas or Catholic Teaching

 21.

The New World Order is needed for the world. 
PP:809, 09/02/1981

The New World Order is a reign of terror. 
Benedict XV, TBR:35

 22.

Luther had a profound religious spirit. 
PM:105

If anyone does not condemn heretics, let him be anathema. 
Vigilius, D.223

 23.

John Paul II prayed with Jews: "our dearest brothers." 
LOR, 04/13/1986

The Jews are not "our dearest brothers." 
Innocent III, ETN

 24.

Christ's Body is not only the Catholic Church. 
LOR, 07/08/1980

Christ's Body is only the Catholic Church. 
Pius XII, MC:17-18

 25.

All men are saved. 
LOR, 05/06/1980

All outside the Catholic Church cannot be saved. 
Eugene IV, D:714

 26.

Christ's miracles do not prove His messianic dignity. 
LOR, 11/11/1983

Christ's miracles did prove His messianic dignity. 
St. Pius X, D.2028

 27.

All men have the right of religious liberty. 
CCC:2106, 10/11/1992

All have the right of religious liberty is heresy
Pius IX, D.1690,99

 28.

Infidels can be saved for : "May Ghandi live forever!" 
SME:9

All infidels are damned! 
St. Pius X, GOH:13

 29.

The Catholic Church rejoices when heretics preach. 
CH:141, 1994

The Catholic Church condemns a heretic's talk. 
Paul IV, ACA

 30.

Heretics can be Christian martyrs outside the Church. 
UUS:84, 05/25/1995

Outside the Church there are no Christian martyrs. 
Pelagius II, D.247

 

 Errors of John Paul II

Dogmas or Catholic Teaching

 31.

Heretics legally can receive the sacraments from us. 
UUS:46, 05/25/1995

Heretics cannot legally receive the sacraments. 
Leo XIII, ENL

 32.

Heretics are not our enemies, but our brothers. 
UUS:42, 05/25/1995

Heretics are our enemies. 
St. Clement I, EIC:42,46

 34.

Love is when we join in prayer with heretics. 
UUS:21, 05/25/1995

Heresy: is when we join in prayer with heretics. 
Piux XI, D.2199

 35.

Anti-Christs have the human right of religious liberty. 
FCR:2, 09/01/1980

Only Catholics have the right to religious liberty. 
Pius IX, D.1690, 1699

 36.

The State cannot forbid non-Catholic religions. 
FCR:2-4, 09/01/1980

The State must forbid non-Catholic religions. 
Pius IX, D.1777, 1778

 37.

Heretical sects can have the life of the Church. 
CT:32, 10/16/1979

Heretical sects cannot have the life of the Church. 
St. Gregory I, EP5

 38.

Christian unity subsists in the Catholic Church. 
CCC:820, 10/11/1992

Christian unity is the Catholic Church. 
Pius XI, MA:7

 39.

"Dialogue" is required to bring unity to the Church. 
CCC:821, 10/11/1992

The Catholic Church forbids meetings for "unity." 
Pius XI, MA:15

 40.

Sanctification and truth can be found in heretical sects. 
CCC:819, 10/11/1992

It is heresy to say: all religions are true. 
St. Pius X, P:14

 

 Errors of John Paul II

Dogmas or Catholic Teaching

 41.

Today's heretics are not to be blamed for their heresy. 
CCC:817, 10/11/1992

Today's heretics have despised the True Faith. 
Pius XI, MA:16

 42.

The Church of Christ subsists in the Catholic Church. 
CCC:816, 10/11/1992

The Church of Christ is the Catholic Church. 
Pius XII, MC:17-18

 43.

There is hope for infants who die without baptism. 
CCC:1261, 10/11/1992

Outside the Church there is no hope for salvation. 
Pius IX, D.1717

 44.

The understanding of dogmas grow by man's experience. 
CCC:94, 10/11/1992

Evolution of dogma is an error of the Modernists. 
St. Pius X, P:12-13,25-27

 45.

All men belong to the Catholic Church. 
CCC:836, 10/11/1992

Only Catholics are members of the Church. 
Pius XII, D.2286

 46.

The Catholic Church is joined to heretics. 
CCC:838, 10/11/1992

Heretics are separated from the Catholic Church. 
Pius XII, D.2286

 47.

The Old Law is alive and working to God's call. 
CCC:839, 10/11/1992

Old Law ceased, and fulfilled by the New Law. 
Eugene IV, D.712

 48.

The plan of salvation includes the Muslims. 
CCC:841, 10/11/1992

It is heresy to say: salvation is open to Muslims. 
Gregory XVI, VM:13

 49.

The Catholic Church has a bond with false religions. 
CCC:842, 10/11/1992

False religions are separated from the Church. 
Eugene IV, D.705

 50.

False religions seek the One True God Who saves. 
CCC:843, 10/11/1992

False religions worship the Devil. 
Gregory XVI, SJS

 

 Errors of John Paul II

Dogmas or Catholic Teaching

 51.

At Assisi, 150 false religions "prayed with one voice to the Lord." 
US:76, 05/25/1995

At Assisi, 150 false religions worshiped the Devil. 
Gregory XVI, SJS

 52.

John Paul II prayed with Anglican-heretics in 1982. 
UUS:24, 05/25/1995

If anyone prays with heretics: he is a heretic. 
Benedict XV, C.2338.2

 53.

One can be saved outside the Church by a moral life. 
VS:3, 08/06/1993

True morality and salvation are only in the Church. 
Gregory XVI, D.1613

 54.

Salvation is not only for those who are explicitly in the Church. 
Rmi:10, 12/07/1990

Salvation is found only in the Catholic Church. 
Boniface VIII, D.468-469

 55.

Apostate Jews and Christians have "a common heritage." 
PM:135, 04/13/1986

Apostate Jews do not have the Faith of salvation. 
St. Gregory I, ETC

 56.

In 1991, John Pual II prayed with Lutherans for "unity." 
UUS:25 05/25/1995

Praying with heretics for "unity" is heresy. 
Pius IX, D.1685-1687

 57.

Dialogue meetings can bring Christian unity. 
UUS:31,32, 05/25/1995

These "assemblies" for "unity" are condemned. 
Pius XI, MA:15

 58.

Christian unity is possible if we say the Catholic Church failed. 
UUS:34, 05/25/1995

The modernists hold that the Church has erred. 
Pius XI, MA:13

 59.

Catholics can legally receive the Sacraments from heretics. 
UUS:46, 05/25/1995

No one can pray with heretics and be a Catholic. 
St. Agatho, SCN:XI:635

 60.

Catholics must rejoice when heretics shed their blood. 
UUS:47, 05/25/1995

Catholics must anathematize all heretics. 
St. Martin I, D.271-272

 

 Errors of John Paul II

Dogmas or Catholic Teaching

 61.

John Paul II gave a blessing to Lutherans in 1991. 
UUS:73, 05/25/1995

If anyone patronizes heretics: he is a heretic. 
Innocent III, RCH:I:441

 62.

The "faith" of heretics praises and thanks God. 
UUS:74, 05/25/1995

It is heresy to say: heretics can praise God. 
Pius IX, D.1718

 63.

A communion of faith exists between heretics and Catholics. 
UUS:75, 05/25/1995

Catholics and heretics share no unity of faith. 
Leo XIII, SCG:18,27-18

 64.

Heretics honor Holy Scripture with a true religious zeal. 
UUS:12, 05/25/1995

Heretics dishonor the Holy Scriptures. 
Pius IX, D.1788

 65.

The Holy Spirit gives "sanctifying power" to heretics. 
UUS:12, 05/25/1995

Heretics cannot live in the life of the Holy Spirit. 
Pius XII, D.2286

 66.

God wills and inspires heretics to shed their blood for Him. 
UUS:12, 05/25/1995

All heretics who shed their blood go to Hell! 
Eugene IV, D.714

 67.

God's Church is build up when heretics receive the Eucharist. 
UUS:12, 05/25/1995

Heretics sin when they receive the Eucharist. 
Leo XIII, ENL

 68.

Catholic Church and Eastern Schismatic Church are one in faith. 
UUS:59,62

Heretics are not members of the Catholic Church. 
St. Pius V, CCT:101

 69.

Apostate Jews worship the One True God. 
PM:135, 04/13/1986

Apostate Jews do not worship the One True God. 
Gregory XVI, SJS

 70.

Every human being is the way of the Church. 
DM:3, 11/13/1993

Heresy: the Church is a collective conscience. 
St. Pius X, P:23

 

 Errors of John Paul II

Dogmas or Catholic Teaching

 71.

All nations form but one community. 
CCC:842, 10/11/1992

Heresy: all nations form but one community. 
Pius XII, MC:18

 72.

The UN is the supreme forum of peace and justice. 
PP:112, 10/02/1979

The Church is the supreme forum of peace. 
Pius XI, MA:1-17

 73.

The Catholic Church respects the Islamic spirutial tradition. 
PP:2443, 08/19/1985

It is heresy to say: all religions are true. 
St. Pius X, P:14

 74.

All men are brothers with a human dignity. 
PP:826, 09/05/1983

Only Catholics have a human dignity in Christ. 
St. Pius X, LFH

 75.

Goodness and truth are found in false religions. 
CCC:842, 10/11/1992

It is heresy to say: all religions are good. 
Pius XI, MA:2

 76.

The religious experience of Islam deserves respect. 
CH:93, 1994

It is heresy to say: Muslims can experience God. 
St. Pius X, P:14

 77.

Modernism renews and unites the Church of Christ. 
CH:76, 1994

Modernism attempts to destroy the Church. 
St. Pius X, P:23

 78.

In Hinduism men take refuge in God with love and trust. 
CH:80, 1994

It is heresy to say: Hindus can experience God. 
St. Pius X, P:14

 79.

Buddhists by higher help reach liberty and supreme illumination. 
CH:80, 1994

It is heresy to say: Buddhists can experience God. 
St. Pius X, P:14

 80.

The Church rejects nothing holy and true in false religions. 
CH:80, 1994

Outside the Church the Truth cannot be found. 
Gregory XVI, D.1617

 

 Errors of John Paul II

Dogmas or Catholic Teaching

 81.

The Holy Spirit works effectively a common root in all religions. 
CH:81, 1994

It is heresy to say: all religions are true. 
St. Pius X, P:14

 82.

Praying with false religions can bring peace. 
CH:81, 1994

Praying with false religions for peace is heresy! 
Pius XI, MA:1-17

 83.

Animist religions prepare many to be Christians. 
CH:82, 1994

It is heresy to say: Animists can experience God. 
St. Pius X, P:14

 84.

John Paul II prayed with animists and was amazed at it. 
LC, 08/23/1985

It is heresy to think: all religions are good. 
Pius XI, MA:2

 85.

The sphere of salvation includes those not in the Church. 
CH:140, 1994

No one can be saved who is not in the Church. 
Pius IX, D.1716

 86.

With God, man creates his personal salvation. 
CH:195, 1994

No one can be saved outside the true faith. 
Pius IV, D.1000

 88.

The Catholic Church is present in all its elements in heretical sects. 
CN, 05/28/1992

Outside the Catholic Church there is no holy unity. 
St. Leo IO, DJP:129,II:3

 89.

Vernacular languages should be used for Mass. 
SC:36, 12/04/1963

Heresy: popular language should be used for liturgy. 
Pius VI, D.1566

 90.

Unbaptized catechumens are members of the Church. 
LG:14, 11/21/1964

The unbaptized are not members of the Church. 
Paul III, D.895

 

 Errors of John Paul II

Dogmas or Catholic Teaching

 92.

Man's dignity is: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. 
ALL, 04/1980

Freemasonry is: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. 
St. Pius X, LFH

 93.

Evolution is more than just an hypothesis. 
LOR, 10/23/1996

Evolution is the doctrine of the Modernists. 
St. Pius X, P:26

 94.

Worship in common with heretics is good. 
UR:8, 1965

Worship in common with heretics is condemned! 
Benedict XV, C.1258

 95.

The rite of Mass should be simplified. 
SC:34,50, 1965

The rite of Mass should be simplified: is heresy! 
Pius VI, D.1533

 96.

John Paul II prayed with sorcerers, calling out the "spirits." 
LOR, 08/11/1985

John Paul II worshiped the Devil. 
Gregory XVI, SJS

 97.

Outside the Church there is no salvation is not Catholic exclusively. 
CH:141, 1994

The Catholic Church is the only way of salvation. 
Eugene IV, D.714

 98.

John Paul II did not profess the filioque with eastern schismatics. 
UUS:24, 12/06/1987

JPII was anathematized for patronizing heretics. 
Innocent III, RCH:1:441

 99.

All deceased men "are standing before" God as saints. 
LOR, 11/01/1993

No one can be saved who is not in the Church. 
Pius IX, D.1716

 100.

It is unevangelical to condemn heretics. 
UUS:15, 05/25/1995

It is evangelical to condemn heretics. 
St. Martin I, D.271-272

 101.

Buddhism is a religion of salvation. 
CH:84-85, 1994

Buddhism is a religion of damnation 
Eugene IV, D.714

 

 Errors of John Paul II

Dogmas or Catholic Teaching

 

Table of Sources Abbreviations

 

Abb.

Source: Name, Author, Publisher, Date, etc.

AAS

Acta Apostolicae Sedis. Commentarium officiale, Rome, 1909 (Tomus I) ff.

ACA

Ad Catholicos Angliae, Pope Paul IV

ALL

Allocution (a private audience with the Roman Curia)

C.

Canon number cited from 1917 Code of Lanon Law of Pope Benedict XV

CCC

Catechism of the Catholic Church, of John Paul II, 1992, Liguori Publications

CCT

Catechism of the Council of Trent, Pope St. Pius V, TAN Books, Rockford, IL

CH

Crossing the Threshold of Hope, by John Paul II, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. 1994

CN

Communionis Noito, Letter to Bishops on "Communion," May 28, 1992

CT

Catechesi Tradendae, Exhortation of John Paul II, Oct. 16, 1979, Pauline Books

D.

Enchiridion Symbolorum, "The Sources of Catholic Dogma," edited by Fr. Henry Densinger, B. Herder Book Co., Imprimatur, 1955

DJP

De Jejun. Pent., sermon 129, II:3, of Pope St. Leo the Great

DM

Dives in misericordia, Encyclical of John Paul II, Nov. 30, 1980, Pauline Books

EIC

Epistle to the Corinthians of Pope St. Clement I

EDA

Ecclesia Dei Afflicta, motu proprio of John Paul II, Jyly 2, 1988, Pauline Books

ENL

Exima Nos Laetitia, Decree of Pope Leo XIII

EP5

Exposition on Psalm V Poenit., tom. 3 of Pope St. Gregory the Great

ETC

Epistle to the Cledonius, of Pope St. Gregory the Great

ETN

Epistle to the Count of Nevers, 1208 AD, of Pope Innocent III

EV

Evangelium Vitae, Encyclical of John Paul II, March 25, 1995, Pauline Books

GOH

Gate of Heaven, Sister Catherine Clarke, MICM, Boston: Ravengate Press, 1952

FC

Familiaris Consortio, Encyclical of John Paul II, Nov. 22, 1981, Pauline Books

FCR

The Freedom of Conscience and Religion, letter of John Paul II to the heads of state of the nations who signed the Helsinki Final Act., Sept. 1, 1980, Pauline Books

LC

La Croix, a French Periodical

LFH

Letter to the French Hierarchy of Pope St. Pius X in 1910, C.M.R.I. Center

LG

Lumen Gentium: A Vatican II Council Decree, Nov. 21, 1964

LOR

L'Osservatore Romano, Vatican City, Italy, English edition

MA

Mortalium Animos, Encyclical Letter of Pope Pius XI on Fostering True Religious Unity, Jan. 6, 1928, AAS 20 (1928), 5ff. Angelus Press

MC

Mystici Corporis, Encyclical of Pius XII, June 29, 1943, AAS 35 (1943), 202ff.

P

Pascendi, the Encyclical of Pope St. Pius X, Sept. 8, 1907, AAS 40 (1907), 593ff.

PA

The Pope Comes to America, Publications International, Ltd. Stokie, IL, 1987

PM

Peter Lovest Thou Me?  Abbe Daniel Le Roux, Angelus Press

PP

Path to Peace: A Contribution.  Liturgical Publications Inc., Brookfield, WI, 1987

QA

Quod Aliquantulum, of Pope Pius VI

RCH

Readings in Church History, Fr. Barry, Westminster, MD, Newman Press, 1965

RH

Redemptor Hominis, Encyclical of John Paul II, March 4, 1979, Pauline Books

Rmi

Redemptoris Missio, Encyclical of John Paul II, Dec. 7, 1990, Pauline Books

SC

Sacrosanctum Concilium, Vatican II Council Decree, Dec. 4, 1963

SCG

Satis Cognitum, Encyclical of Leo XIII, June 29, 1896, AAS 28 (1896/96), 711 ff.

SCN

Sacrorum Conciliorium, Archbishop John Mansi, Thomas Florentiae: 1759

SJS

Summo Jugiter Studio, Encyclical of Pope Gregory XVI, May 27, 1832

Sqi-Sqa

Singulari Quidem and Singulari Quandem, Encyclical of Pope Pius IX

SME

Syllabus of Modern Errors: Papal Series, 1996, Michael Malone. Sacred Heart Press, 1419 Springcrest, Mesquite, TX 75149

TBR

The Brotherhood Religion: Is it Anti-Christian? Rev. Edward F. Brophy, 1954, The Christian Book Club of America, P.O. Box 638, Hawthorne, CA 90250

UUS

Ut Unum Sint, Encyclical of John Paul II, May 25, 1995, Pauline Books

VS

Veritatis Splendor, Encyclical of John Paul II, Aug. 1993, Pauline Books