"To use the words of the Fathers of Trent, it is certain that the Church 'was instructed by Jesus Christ and His Apostles and that all truth was daily taught it by the inspiration of the Holy Ghost.' Therefore, it is obviously absurd and injurious to propose a certain 'restoration and regeneration' for her as though necessary for her safety and growth, as if she could be considered subject to defect or obscuration or other misfortune. Indeed these authors of novelties consider that a 'foundation may be laid of a new human institution,' and what [St.] Cyprian detested may come to pass, that what was a divine thing 'may become a human church.'"
- Pope Gregory XVI, Mirari vos (On the Condemnation of Liberalism),
15 August 1832
15 August 1832
|Martini, a wolf in the trappings of a Catholic prince, with Pope Benedict XVI|
Martini was an openly-avowed ‘Liberal’. The ‘Catholic Church’ he represented could only be a figment of the perverted mind of “the worst enemies of the Church… these liberal ‘Catholics’” (Blessed Pope Pius IX, in Fr. P. Kramer, ed., The Devil’s Final Battle). Let us not be deceived, for such false apostles are deceitful workmen, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ: and no wonder: for Satan himself transformeth himself into an angel of light (2 Cor. 11.13-14), but a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished up in the words of Faith, and of the good doctrine... (1 Tim. 4.6).