Leo XII…

…judges Francis’ idea on Christian marriage realized in a partial and analogous way by adultery

  • The graver the evils threatening the flock, the greater the solicitude the Roman Pontiffs ought to employ in preventing them

Hence, the more grave the evils threatening the flock, the greater the solicitude the Roman Pontiffs ought to employ in preventing them. For, those who have been placed in the topmost Watch Tower of the Church can discern from afar the artifices which the enemies of the Christian family undertake to destroy the Church of Christ: (which they will never achieve) they can point them out and expose them to the faithful, who may then guard against them; they can drive away and remove them by their Authority. (Leo XII. Apostolic Letter Quo griaviora, no. 1, March 13, 1826)

…judges Francis’ idea on the Church’s fault for the Anglican schism

  • It is impossible for the most true God to approve all sects who profess false and contradictory teachings

It is impossible for the most true God, who is Truth Itself, the best, the wisest Provider, and the Rewarder of good men, to approve all sects who profess false teachings which are often inconsistent with one another and contradictory, and to confer eternal rewards on their members. […] By it we are taught, and by divine faith we hold one Lord, one faith, one baptism […] This is why we profess that there is no salvation outside the Church. (Leo XII. Encyclical Ubi primum, no. 14 May 5, 1824)

…judges Francis’ idea on obtaining spiritual fruits in other religions

  • Those who profess false teachings are not approved by God, who is Truth Itself

It is impossible for the most true God, who is Truth Itself, the best, the wisest Provider, and the Rewarder of good men, to approve all sects who profess false teachings which are often inconsistent with one another and contradictory, and to confer eternal rewards on their members. […] and by divine faith we hold one Lord, one faith, one baptism […] This is why we profess that there is no salvation outside the Church. (Leo XII. Encyclical Ubi primum, no. 14, May 5, 1824)

…judges Francis’ idea on Ecumenical dialogue

  • It is impossible for God to approve all sects who profess false teachings, which are inconsistent with one another and even contradictory

It is impossible for the most true God, who is Truth Itself, the best, the wisest Provider, and the Rewarder of good men, to approve all sects who profess false teachings which are often inconsistent with one another and contradictory, and to confer eternal rewards on their members. […] By it we are taught, and by divine faith we hold one Lord, one faith, one baptism. […] This is why we profess that there is no salvation outside the Church. (Leo XII. Encyclical Ubi primum, no. 14, May 5, 1824)

…judges Francis’ prayer in the ecumenical and interreligious Meeting in Sarajevo

  • The true God does not approve sects, with their wrong teachings, nor does He confer eternal rewards on their members

It is impossible for the most true God, who is Truth Itself, the best, the wisest Provider, and the Rewarder of good men, to approve all sects who profess false teachings which are often inconsistent with one another and contradictory, and to confer eternal rewards on their members. […] by divine faith we hold one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and that no other name under heaven is given to men except the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth in which we must be saved. This is why we profess that there is no salvation outside the Church. (Leo XII. Encyclical Ubi Primum, no. 14, May 5, 1824)

…judges Francis’ idea on the teaching of moral issues

  • The graver the evil, the more the Roman Pontiff ought to warn the faithful

Hence, the graver the evils threatening the flock, the greater the solicitude the Roman Pontiffs ought to employ in preventing them. For, those who have been placed in the topmost Watch Tower of the Church can discern from afar the artifices which the enemies of the Christian family undertake to destroy the Church of Christ: (which they will never achieve) they can point them out and expose them to the faithful, who may then guard against them; they can drive away and remove them by their Authority.  (Leo XII, Apostolic Constitution Quo Graviora, no. 1, March 13, 1826)

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