The newly-invented “DDF” just released Dignitas Infinita. It has many heresies, but we’ll just tackle a few below:

Error 1: “The glorious Christ will judge by the love of neighbor that consists in ministering to the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick, and the imprisoned, with whom he identifies (cf. Mt. 25:34-36). For Jesus, the good done to every human being, regardless of the ties of blood or religion, is the single criterion of judgment.”—DI #12.

Truth #1:  The interesting thing is that I “called it” even before it came out.  In a recent Video Lectio Divina I did on Matthew 25, I explained how modernist heretics are correct that we will be judged on how we treated the poor but it is a total heresy to say that the corporal works of mercy are the “single criterion” (as the quote says above) at our particular judgment.  In fact, such an assertion is the same as the ancient heresy of Pelagianism which holds we can be saved by good works without grace.  Similarly, modernist heretics always purposefully ignore everything else that the Bible says is necessary for salvation.  First, we know that only “the blood of Christ… [can] purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.”—Heb 9:15.  (Talk about “blood ties” in there heretical sentence above!)  Secondly, we know that Jesus Christ Himself claimed in Jn 14 that He alone was “the way and the truth and the life” (not a way or a truth or a life.)  Finally, it’s a shocking heresy above to say one’s “religion” bares no bearing upon his salvation, for we know the Church even from Biblical times was called “the pillar and buttress of the truth.”—1 Tim 3:15.

Error #2: “Similarly, freedom is frequently obscured by a variety of psychological, historical, social, educational, and cultural influences. Real and historical freedom always needs to be ‘liberated.’ One must, moreover, reaffirm the fundamental right to religious freedom.”—DI #31.

Truth #2:  We have a right from God to pursue the truth via His positive will.  Only in His permissive will does He allow false religions.  God has never given any “right” to worship Hindu demons any more than He has given a “right” for Satanists to worship satan.  How many of you believe in religious freedom to Satanists who want to sacrifice babies?  God only allows such things for later conversion or eternal punishment.  Thus, “religious freedom” does not exist in God’s eyes.  However, in defense of Touchy-Touchy Fernandez, this error was originally found in Dignitatis Humanæ.  Keep in mind that resistance to this error is not tantamount to forced-conversions to Catholicism.  The Catholic Magisterium has never promoted forced-conversions.  In fact, I am not even aware of such activity at the height of the Spanish Inquisition.  Rather, the error in Dignitatis Humanae and Dignitas Infinita is that it insists that man can give other men rights to follow a false-religion.  (By the way, the term “Infinite Dignity” in reference to man—not God—is a totally freemasonic tenet.)

Error #3: “In this regard, we must recognize that the firm rejection of the death penalty shows to what extent it is possible to recognize the inalienable dignity of every human being and to accept that he or she has a place in this universe.”—DI #34 quoting Frutti Tutti #269.

Truth #3:  Not only has the Holy Spirit inspired the Old Testament to grant the death penalty to civil authorities, but even the New Testament contains the words of the Holy Spirit through St. Paul:   “But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience.”—Rom 13:4-5.

Every Pope and Council before 1950 infallibly promoted the death penalty as an aspect of justice in any civilized society.  Two of many examples are:

“It must be remembered that power was granted by God [to the magistrates], and to avenge crime by the sword was permitted. He who carries out this vengeance is God’s minister (Rm 13:1-4). Why should we condemn a practice that all hold to be permitted by God? We uphold, therefore, what has been observed until now, in order not to alter the discipline and so that we may not appear to act contrary to God’s authority.”—Pope Innocent I, 5th century, PL 20,495.


“The power of life and death is permitted to certain civil magistrates because theirs is the responsibility under law to punish the guilty and protect the innocent. Far from being guilty of breaking this commandment [Thy shall not kill], such an execution of justice is precisely an act of obedience to it. For the purpose of the law is to protect and foster human life. This purpose is fulfilled when the legitimate authority of the State is exercised by taking the guilty lives of those who have taken innocent lives. In the Psalms we find a vindication of this right:  Morning by morning I will destroy all the wicked in the land, cutting off all evildoers from the city of the Lord. (Ps. 101:8).”—The Roman Catechism of the Council of Trent, 1566, Part III, 5, n. 4.

Thanks to Catholic Esquire for indicating the three worst lines.