After one consistory, two synods, three years and countless "gestures" of propaganda in defense of communion for unrepentant adulterers, what can we expect from this dreadful document? Two things:
- On communion for the incontinent divorced "remarried", what had been until now - in official Church documents - a clear "NO", will now become an ambiguous "MAYBE";
- The doctrinal authority of Church will be officially "decentralized".
|Cartoon Pope, cartoon marriage. No laughing matter.|
In keeping with Pope Francis' trademark style, this will be done in an ambiguous, confused, muddled way, creating doubt and contradictory interpretations which is exactly what is intended and is in direct opposition with the previous Magisterium and Christ's mandate (Lk 22:32).
The next post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation will:
- Directly contradict the magisterium of previous Popes and the doctrine of the Church as set out in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (see previous post with the relevant quotations);
- Directly contradict the Council of Trent on the issue of contrition and the Sacrament of Penance (see this post);
- Directly contradict a dogma of the Church concerning the necessity of the State of Grace for the worthy reception of the Eucharist (Yeah, I'm afraid it's true);
- Officially promote geographical differences in Faith and Morals (see previous post on this matter).
- Set up a "false and corrupt moral standard" in regard to adultery and Eucharistic sacrilege (see previous post on indefectibility);
- Break the 'supreme law' - salus animarum suprema lex - by leading adulterers to commit Eucharist Sacrilege in spite of the clear words of St. Paul: "he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord" (1 Cor 11, 29);
- Directly contradict "the words of Jesus Christ" (see Catechism of the Catholic Church n.º 1650).
The worst Pope in the history of the Church
By signing this Apostolic Exhortation, by promoting divorce with his 'reform' of the procedures for the declarations of nullity and by his constant attacks on the doctrine of the Church and on the faithful (see Denzinger-Bergoglio), this Pope became IMHO the worst Pope in the history of the Church.
|The breach of Porta Pia during the capture of Rome by the Italian army (1870). Oh happy days when the papal army actually tried to fight the enemies of God and the Church instead of targeting the faithful.|
By failing to uphold the teaching of the Church on these matters he will become a member of the 2-member club of Popes who "permitted [the] purity [of the the teaching of Apostolic tradition] to be polluted."
Unlike Honorius I, his fellow club member, it is difficult to ascribe good intentions to his actions.
As someone said, "we knew in our gut, the moment he stepped out into the loggia in that fateful evening of March 13, 2013, that something was very wrong"...
What can we do ... to whom shall we go ?
I don't know about you, but I'm staying put. I'll just pretend that I'm a jesuit during the pontificates of John Paul II and Benedict XVI ... waiting for the next Pope...
In the meanwhile, we know what to do:
- St. Thomas Aquinas teaches that we must "not give assent to strange preaching"; "must not give assent to a prelate who preaches against the faith";
- "If a Magisterial member teaches us something which is clearly contrary to the tradition of the Church (the remote rule), we are to ignore that particular teaching and pray for him" (see see full transcript here).
- [UPDATE] Don't take your eyes from the ball: whatever Pope Francis may say or do, "this is the will of God, your sanctification" (1 Thess 4:3), and "if thy right eye
scandalize thee, pluck it out and cast it from thee. For it is expedient
for thee that one of thy members should perish, rather than that thy
whole body be cast into hell" (Mt 5:29). [/UPDATE]
"When there is an imminent danger for the Faith, Prelates must be questioned, even publicly, by their subjects"(Summa Theologica, II, II, Q.33, A.4).