Who is Karol Wojtyla? He was known as Pope John Paul II. This pope devoted his entire reign as pope to the Virgin Mary. He even gave her the credit for saving his life in 1981 during an assasination attempt.
His famous phrase “Totus Tuus” (Latin for All Yours) described his devotion to Mary. He wrote in his last will and testament
“…this moment too I place into the hands of the Mother of My Master: Totus Tuus. In the same maternal hands I place All those with whom my life and vocation are bound. Into these Hands I leave above all the Church, and also my Nation and all humanity.” Then, a little later in the document he writes, “I feel myself totally in the Hands of God – and I remain continually at the disposition of my Lord, entrusting myself to Him and to His Immaculate Mother (Totus Tuus).”
Pope John Paul II, believed that Mary was the co-redeemer with Christ! On his casket is a large “M” engraved under the arm of the Cross of Christ. He taught that “Baptism is necessary for salvation in fact or at least in intention, by which men and women are freed from their sins and are reborn as children of God, and configured to Christ…” (Canon 849, Code of Canon Law by the authority of Pope John Paul II).
This is taken from the Vatican’s own website promoting the praying to Mary via the rosary:
The Rosary mystically transports us to Mary’s side as she is busy watching over the human growth of Christ in the home of Nazareth. This enables her to train us and to mold us with the same care, until Christ is “fully formed” in us (cf. Gal 4:19). This role of Mary, totally grounded in that of Christ and radically subordinated to it, “in no way obscures or diminishes the unique mediation of Christ, but rather shows its power”.(20) This is the luminous principle expressed by the Second Vatican Council which I have so powerfully experienced in my own life and have made the basis of my episcopal motto: Totus Tuus.(21) The motto is of course inspired by the teaching of Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, who explained in the following words Mary’s role in the process of our configuration to Christ: “Our entire perfection consists in being conformed, united and consecrated to Jesus Christ. Hence the most perfect of all devotions is undoubtedly that which conforms, unites and consecrates us most perfectly to Jesus Christ. Now, since Mary is of all creatures the one most conformed to Jesus Christ, it follows that among all devotions that which most consecrates and conforms a soul to our Lord is devotion to Mary, his Holy Mother, and that the more a soul is consecrated to her the more will it be consecrated to Jesus Christ”.(22) Never as in the Rosary do the life of Jesus and that of Mary appear so deeply joined. Mary lives only in Christ and for Christ!Praying to Christ with Mary
16. Jesus invited us to turn to God with insistence and the confidence that we will be heard: “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you” (Mt 7:7). The basis for this power of prayer is the goodness of the Father, but also the mediation of Christ himself (cf. 1Jn 2:1) and the working of the Holy Spirit who “intercedes for us” according to the will of God (cf. Rom 8:26-27). For “we do not know how to pray as we ought” (Rom 8:26), and at times we are not heard “because we ask wrongly” (cf. Jas 4:2-3).
In support of the prayer which Christ and the Spirit cause to rise in our hearts, Mary intervenes with her maternal intercession. “The prayer of the Church is sustained by the prayer of Mary”.(23) If Jesus, the one Mediator, is the Way of our prayer, then Mary, his purest and most transparent reflection, shows us the Way. “Beginning with Mary’s unique cooperation with the working of the Holy Spirit, the Churches developed their prayer to the Holy Mother of God, centering it on the person of Christ manifested in his mysteries”.(24) At the wedding of Cana the Gospel clearly shows the power of Mary’s intercession as she makes known to Jesus the needs of others: “They have no wine” (Jn 2:3).
The Rosary is both meditation and supplication. Insistent prayer to the Mother of God is based on confidence that her maternal intercession can obtain all things from the heart of her Son. She is “all-powerful by grace”, to use the bold expression, which needs to be properly understood, of Blessed Bartolo Longo in his Supplication to Our Lady.(25) This is a conviction which, beginning with the Gospel, has grown ever more firm in the experience of the Christian people. The supreme poet Dante expresses it marvellously in the lines sung by Saint Bernard: “Lady, thou art so great and so powerful, that whoever desires grace yet does not turn to thee, would have his desire fly without wings”.(26) When in the Rosary we plead with Mary, the sanctuary of the Holy Spirit (cf. Lk 1:35), she intercedes for us before the Father who filled her with grace and before the Son born of her womb, praying with us and for us.
Do you see where the Scriptures are twisted by the catholic church? At the bottom of this particular page (in the footnotes), it states:
(11) It is well-known and bears repeating that private revelations are not the same as public revelation, which is binding on the whole Church. It is the task of the Magisterium to discern and recognize the authenticity and value of private revelations for the piety of the faithful.
Furthermore, it is believed that
8. It would be impossible to name all the many Saints who discovered in the Rosary a genuine path to growth in holiness. We need but mention Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, the author of an excellent work on the Rosary,(12) and, closer to ourselves, Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, whom I recently had the joy of canonizing. As a true apostle of the Rosary, Blessed Bartolo Longo had a special charism. His path to holiness rested on an inspiration heard in the depths of his heart: “Whoever spreads the Rosary is saved!”.(13) As a result, he felt called to build a Church dedicated to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Pompei, against the background of the ruins of the ancient city, which scarcely heard the proclamation of Christ before being buried in 79 A.D. during an eruption of Mount Vesuvius, only to emerge centuries later from its ashes as a witness to the lights and shadows of classical civilization. By his whole life’s work and especially by the practice of the “Fifteen Saturdays”, Bartolo Longo promoted the Christocentric and contemplative heart of the Rosary, and received great encouragement and support from Leo XIII, the “Pope of the Rosary”.
Furthermore, this pope, along with others, have stated numerous times that Mary is co-redeemer with Christ. This is outright heresy!
Pope Paul II has referred to Mary by the title “Co-redemptrix” in his teachings. For example, in 1985, in Guayaquil, Ecuador, the pope said: “Having suffered for the Church, Mary deserved to become the Mother of all the disciples of her Son, the Mother of their unity. … In fact Mary’s role as Coredemptrix did not cease with the glorification of her Son” (Inside the Vatican, July 1997, p. 23).
In April 9, 1997, the pope said: “Mary … co-operated during the event itself [the crucifixion] and in the role of mother; thus her co-operation embraces the whole of Christ’s saving work. She alone was associated in this way with the redemptive sacrifice that merited the salvation of all minkind. In union with Christ and in submission to Him, she collaborated in obtaining the grace of salvation for all humanity. … In God’s plan, Mary is the ‘woman’, the New Eve, united to the New Adam in restoring humanity to its original dignity. Her cooperation with her Son continues for all time in the universal motherhood which she enjoys in the order of grace. Trusting in this maternal cooperation, let us trun to Mary, imploring her help in all our needs” (Vatican Information Service).
On July 30, 1997, the pope said: “As the Mother of all the Lord’s disciples, May offers her intercession and aid to all who journey towards the fullness of the Lord’s Kingdom. As the Bride and Temple of the Holy Spirit, she encourages us to imitate her openness to the workings of the Spirit and to live in constant, loving communion with the Blessed Trinity.”
In his encyclical Redemptoris Mater (Mother of the Redeemer), published March 25, 1987, pope John Paul referred to Mary as “Mediatrix” three times, and as “Advocate” twice. The third section is dedicated to the theme of “Maternal Mediation.”
He is not the only pope who has pushed this heresy. Pius XI gave the title Co-redemptrix to Mary. The Vatican Councils have also given the title of Co-Redeemer to Mary. Vatican Council II, which was held in the mid-1960s, also referred to Mary as Mediator and Advocate. Note the following citation:
“Rightly, therefore, the Fathers see Mary not merely as passively engaged by God, but as freely cooperating in the work of man’s salvation through faith and obedience. For as St. Irenaeus says, she being obedient, became the cause of salvation for herself and for the whole human race. Hence not a few of the early Fathers gladly assert with him in their preaching …’ death through Eve, life through Mary.’ This union of the Mother with the Son in the work of salvation is made manifest from the time of Christ’s virginal conception up to his death” (Vatican II, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, chap. 8, II, 56, pp. 380-381).
“Taken up to heaven she did not lay aside this saving office but by her manifold intercession continues to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation. By her maternal charity, she cares for the brethren of her Son, who still journey on earth surrounded by dangers and difficulties, until they are led into their blessed home. Therefore the Blessed Virgin is involved in the Church under the titles Advocate, Helper, Benefactress, and Mediatrix” (Vatican II, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, chap. 8, II, 62, pp. 382-383).
Since the catholics believe that the Bible, church traditions and magisteriums work together for their doctrine, then what do they do with the Bible when the church’s traditions and the popes and councils have directly contradicted the Word of God? The catholic church is taking its members straight to the pits of hell with its heretical teachings!!! 😦 This is very sad! My heart aches for the lost catholic who is depending on their church to get them into heaven and the Word says otherwise!
Please, if you are a catholic reading this, go to the tab above on Salvation. Read the tab For the Catholic and see the heresies you are being taught. God’s Word is final, my friend! Please free yourself from the bondage of the catholic church. You will be free! (Joh 8:36) If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. I do not write to hurt or to upset you but to warn you that you think you are on the right path but it is wrong! (Pro 14:12) There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. (Pro 16:25) There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. I know catholicism seems right to you because it is the largest religion in the world. However, when compared to the Bible, many of its doctrines are anti-Bible.