THE APOSTOLIC SEE

Roman, Catholic, and Apostolic Church

POPE BONIFACE X


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Bishop Kramer,


You have dared to malign the integrity of the Apostolic See in your private correspondences with it. Your own conscience appears to convict you of your heinous errors, including modernism. You have decided to defy the encyclicals and Bulls of Our Predecessors, placing your soul in a state of damnation.


You are hereby formally and publicly excommunicated from the Catholic Church by the Roman Pontiff, which notice will be publicly promulgated.


In point of fact, of course, you were already excommunicated for your grave heresies against the faith. We attempted to approach this matter with prudence, but your hardened heart has been exposed and must now be addressed.


As Our Predecessor Pius XII declared, even encyclical letters are part of the ordinary supreme magisterial teaching authority, wherein it is true to say “he who hears you, hears Me” (Humani Generis). Given this important fact, even defying encyclical letters puts you under the delict of heresy. But you do more than this, you even deny dogmas defined according to the extraordinary magisterium at ecumenical councils.


As far as is known by Us, you hold at least to the following heresies:

(1) False religions are more or less good and praiseworthy (condemned in Mortalium Animos)

(2) Religious liberty should be the right of every man (condemned in Mirari Vos)

(3) To be saved, men do not always need to hold the Catholic Faith (condemned in Cantate Domino and the Athanasian Creed)

(4) Baptism is not always necessary for salvation (condemned by the Council of Trent Canon 5 on Baptism)

(5) Dogmas can be receded from under a deeper understanding of them, and may have exceptions (condemned at Vatican I Decree on Faith).

(6) The Roman Pontiff does not carry Supreme Authority over the Universal Church (condemned at Vatican I).


WE THEREFORE PRONOUNCE UPON YOU THE SENTENCE OF ANATHEMA.


SENTENCE DELIVERED this 28th day of September, 2013.

Bonifatius X pp