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Vatican II contradicts pope Boniface VIII

May 11, 2010

We declare, say, define, and pronounce that it is absolutely necessary for the salvation of every human creature to be subject to the Roman Pontiff (Pope Boniface VIII, Unam Sanctam).

(similarly “There is but one universal Church of the faithful, outside of which no one at all can be saved” – Pope Innocent III, Fourth Lateran Council).

but Vatican II says:

Those also can attain to salvation who through no fault of their own do not know the Gospel of Christ or His Church, yet sincerely seek God and moved by grace strive by their deeds to do His will as it is known to them through the dictates of conscience. Nor does Divine Providence deny the helps necessary for salvation to those who, without blame on their part, have not yet arrived at an explicit knowledge of God and with His grace strive to live a good life.

The former says there is no salvation outside Rome; the latter says faith even in Jesus is not necessary. Was Pope Boniface VIII not infallible? Will the real Catholic church please stand up.i

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The pope condemned by an ecumenical council

April 26, 2010

Constantine IV (668-85) summoned the sixth of the ecumenical councils in November 680 — the Third Council of Constantinople. The council was a total triumph for the foes of Monotheletism, vindicating the belief in Christ’s full humanity for which Maximus and Martin had suffered. The council also named and condemned those who had taught the single-energy and single-will doctrine, especially patriarch Sergius of Constantinople and Pope Honorius, calling them instruments of Satan, heretics, and blasphemers.

Nick Needham