The Material Heretic Must Still Be Avoided

Archbishop Lefebvre and Fr. Hesse made this very clear. The material heretic is poison to your Faith regardless as to “what degree of ignorance” he might be found in.


The Material Heretic Must Still Be Avoided
By: Eric Gajewski

I will try to speak in laymen’s terms as best as possible for the sake of those confused as to where they can go to Mass or not. Before I start we must understand what the traditionally understood notion of a “material heretic” is because it is being undermined by the likes of Salza and Siscoe (other false trads) who are using the erroneous modern day opinions of prelates to teach their false doctrine on “heretics” in general. Read here for more. (!1691&ithint=file%2cdocx&app=Word&authkey=!AH5zP2TOCoxh5M8)

It is quite clear from Catholic teaching that the obstinate heretic must be avoided but what about that heretic who believes what he is following is Catholic yet it truly is not?

You see the false traditionalist’s (OnePeterFive, Remnant, Neo-SSPX, CFN, Fatima Center of Canada) of our times get this area wrong time and time again. Heresy in general is poison and is offensive to God.

Obstinate heretics who willfully teach against what the Church has already taught infallibly not only commit mortal sin but they sever themselves from the Catholic Body of Christ.

But what about the material heretic who, in blindness, teach something to be Catholic when it is not (due to some level of ignorance)?

This is an area I will get into more with Fr. Kramer next month on the podcast but for the sake of this article I want to tackle various areas within this topic and handle attempted refutations while providing some further analysis in this worst crisis ever of the Church.

First, consider how the material heretic is still poisonous. Even though he might not be severed from the mystical Body of Christ (interiorly) due to his invincible ignorance (on the question of his following/teaching heresy) this does not mean that a catholic in full knowledge of the in-question heresy and/or heresies can now commune with these individuals.

Nor does it mean that it is prudent to be around these folks a lot.

The material heretic is still in error and is still leading others astray by his heresy objectively speaking. He is to be avoided lest by rubbing shoulders with this type you become victim to his false teaching as well (sin of human respect).

Some argue but Eric that is to extreme we can make an impact by constant dialogue with these types!


Take a look at the Neo-SSPX who has been rubbing shoulders with material heretics for decades now. They now see Cardinal Burke and other “conservative” Cardinals as “not that bad” anymore.

They have been swimming in the “false trad shark tank” and now they have loosened their position.

That is fact not open for debate anymore as they now see Vatican II as a legit “Catholic Council”.

One priest in the Society (a few years back) even accused the “Resistance types” of being to principally orientated! God forbid! Can you say compromise?

Does the man who goes into the porn shop for even 5 minutes think he will come out pure? The same applies to the Conciliar Church in general.

They have impure doctrines which will “rub off” on you overtime to say otherwise it highly delusional and imprudent.

Yes they smile and are “nice” but so are a lot of denominational protestants!


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