Bishop Williamson promotes a large and increasing number of liberal errors.1
How much better he and his followers would be if he read and taught the doctrine of the Doctors of the Catholic Church, during the time he instead wastes reading false and heretical visions condemned by the Catholic Church before Vatican II, through the Holy Office of the great Cardinal Ottaviani!2
How much better Bishop Williamson and his followers would be if he did not waste his time surfing conciliar websites and gullibly believing and promoting false conciliar miracles.3
Bishop Williamson has now again added to the number of heresies he teaches. We quote him below, but first we summarize the true teaching of the Catholic Church.
The Catholic Faith Infallibly Teaches that only Catholics go to heaven, because there is no salvation outside the Catholic Church.
The Council of Florence and Pope Eugene IV infallibly declare:
The most Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes and preaches that none of those existing outside the Catholic Church, not only pagans, but also Jews and heretics and schismatics, can have a share in life eternal; but that they will go into the ‘eternal fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels’ (Matthew 25:41), unless before death they are joined with Her”.
Pope Boniface VIII infallibly declares:
With Faith urging us, we are forced to believe and to hold the one, holy, Catholic Church and that, apostolic, and we firmly believe and simply confess this (Church) outside which there is neither salvation, nor remission of sin”.
Unam Sanctam, 1302, Denz. 468.
Pope Pius IX declares:
There is only one true, holy, Catholic Church, which is the Apostolic Roman Church. There is only one See founded in Peter by the word of the Lord, outside of which we cannot find either true faith or eternal salvation. He who does not have the Church for a mother cannot have God for a father, and whoever abandons the See of Peter on which the Church is established trusts falsely that he is in the Church.
Singulari Quidem, §4.
Pope Pius XI declares:
The Catholic Church alone is keeping the true worship. This is the font of truth, this is the house of faith, this is the temple of God; if any man enters not here, or if any man goes forth from it, he is a stranger to the hope of life and salvation.
Mortalium Animos, §11.
Saint Cyprian of Carthage, a Father of the Church declares in writing against heretics of his time who denied the “faith and truth of the Catholic Church”, wrote that “there is no salvation out of the Church”. 3rd Century, Letter LXXII, to Jubaianus, Concerning the Baptism of Heretics, ¶¶ 20 & 21.
Pope Sylvester II infallibly declares:
I believe that in Baptism all sins are forgiven, that one which was committed originally as much as those which are voluntarily committed, and I profess that outside the Catholic Church no one is saved.
Pope Sylvester II’s Profession of Faith, 991 AD.
Pope Innocent III infallibly declares:
By the heart, we believe and by the mouth we confess the one Church, not of heretics but the Holy Roman, Catholic and Apostolic Church, outside which we believe that no one is saved.
Fitts exemplo, 1208, Denz. 423.
St. Thomas Aquinas, Greatest Doctor of the Church, declares:
[T]here is but one Church in which men find salvation, just as outside the Ark of Noah it was not possible for anyone to be saved.
Commentary on the Apostles’ Creed, at the article “The Holy Catholic Church”.
Saint Augustine, Doctor of the Church declares:
He who is separated from the body of the Catholic Church, however laudable his conduct may otherwise seem, will never enjoy eternal life, and the anger of God remains on him by reason of the crime of which he is guilty in living separated from Christ.
St. Augustine’s Epistle 141.
Pope St. Gregory the Great, Doctor of the Church declares:
The Holy Catholic Church teaches that... all those who are separated from Her will not be saved.”
De Moralis, bk.14, §5.
Bishop Williamson Contradicts Catholic dogma by teaching that it is more likely for a Catholic to get to heaven than a non-Catholic. Here are his words:
[It is better] to be a Catholic rather than a non-Catholic because a Catholic has a much greater chance to get to heaven.4
To say that a Catholic has a greater chance of getting to heaven than a non-Catholic, falsely indicates that non-Catholics have some chance of getting to heaven. This is like saying that a living person has a greater chance of running a marathon than a corpse does. Such a statement falsely indicates it is even possible for a corpse to run a marathon.
Thus, because Bishop Williamson indicates that non-Catholics have some chance to get to heaven, he denies the dogma that outside the Catholic Church “no one is saved.” Fitts exemplo, 1208, Denz. 423 (emphasis added). Thus, Bishop Williamson teaches heresy.
We should not be surprised that Bishop Williamson promotes this heresy. Many times, he has approved attending the “worship” of non-Catholics. He promotes attending:
Bishop Williamson even publicly declared that there is “true worship of God” among the Anglican heretics.8
It is striking how Bishop Williamson phrases his heresy in almost identical language to what the Catholic Church condemns. For example:
With Bishop Williamson promoting “worship” with non-Catholics, how could anyone be surprised that he says non-Catholics can get to heaven?
In this heresy, Bishop Williamson follows Vatican II. Here, for example is one way that Vatican II phrases the heresy Bishop Williamson has now embraced:
Unitatis Redintegratio, §3 (emphasis added; bracketed words added for clarity).
The brethren divided from us [ viz., heretics and schismatics] also use many liturgical actions of the Christian religion. These most certainly can truly engender a life of grace in ways that vary according to the condition of each Church or Community. These liturgical actions must be regarded as capable of giving access to the community of salvation.
It follows that the separated Churches and Communities as such, though we believe them to be deficient in some respects, have been by no means deprived of significance and importance in the mystery of salvation. For the Spirit of Christ has not refrained from using them as means of salvation....
Let us pray for Bishop Williamson and all other blind souls who are diabolically disoriented by Vatican II and the Great Apostasy in which we live!Home
Hear Bishop Williamson’s words, when he, Bishop Fr. Zendejas and their followers were in Fr. Bitzer’s feeneyite chapel in Louisville: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZlQ5BSgs9E ↑
Read Bishop Williamson’s words, cited back to his own source: Bishop Williamson further extends his ecumenism—this time to the Anglicans↑
Read his longer quote, cited back to his own source, here: Bishop Williamson further extends his ecumenism—this time to the Anglicans ↑