what do you make of the following?
Pope Pius XI,
(# 10), Jan. 6, 1928: “...
Apostolic See has never allowed its
subjects to take part in
the assemblies of non-Catholics
All Catholic moral theology manuals before Vatican II
reiterated this truth.
They taught that it’s
a mortal sin against the divine law for Catholics to partake in non-Catholic worship.
Pope Pius IX,
(# 5), Feb. 2, 1854: “We want you to know that those same
monks sent Us a splendid profession
of Catholic faith and doctrine...
acknowledged and freely received the regulations and decrees which the popes and
the sacred congregations published
or would publish – especially those which
communicatio in divinis
(communion in holy matters) with schismatics
They acknowledge that they condemn the error of the schismatic Armenians and
recognize that they are outside of the Church of Jesus Christ.”
Notice that the decrees and regulations of the
popes prohibit communication in divine things
Pope Pius VI,
(# 31-32), April 13, 1791, speaking of priests who went along with
the notoriously heretical civil constitution of
the clergy in France: “Above all, avoid and
condemn the sacrilegious intruders...
do not hold communion with them especially in
Speaking of priests who belong to the “Old Catholic” sect, which publicly rejects Vatican I and its
definition on Papal Infallibility, Pope Pius IX declared:
Pope Pius IX,
Graves ac diuturnae
(# 4), March 23, 1875: “
They [the faithful] should
totally shun their religious celebrations, their buildings,
and their chairs of pestilence
which they have with impunity established
to transmit the sacred teachings. They
should shun their writings and all contact with
them. They should not have any dealings
or meetings with usurping priests and apostates from the faith who dare to exercise the
duties of an ecclesiastical
minister without possessing a legitimate mission or any
Canon 1258.1, 1917 Code of Canon Law: “It is
not licit for the faithful by any manner to
assist actively or to have a part in the sacred rites of non-Catholics.”