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Is the Pope Toying with Heresy?
« on: October 27, 2015, 01:25:27 PM »
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  • http://buchanan.org/blog/is-the-pope-toying-with-heresy-124205

    Are Catholic truths immutable? Or can they change with the changing times?

    This is the deeper question behind the issues that convulsed the three-week synod on the family of the 250 Catholic bishops in Rome that ended Saturday.

    A year ago, German Cardinal Walter Kasper called on the church to change — to welcome homosexual couples, and to permit cohabiting and divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion.

    Retorted traditionalists: This is heresy.

    Had the pope followed his friend Cardinal Kasper and ordered Catholic teaching and diocesan practice changed, he could have provoked a schism inside the Church.

    Such a change in doctrine would have called into question papal infallibility. Defined at the Vatican Council of 1869-70, that doctrine declares that when the pope teaches ex cathedra, on matters of faith and morals, he is protected from error by the Holy Ghost. Doctrinal truths, taught by popes in communion with the bishops, down through the ages, cannot change.

    But if Catholic truths about the indissolubility of marriage and intrinsic immorality of homosexual unions can be changed, then, either the Church has been in grave error in the past, or the Church is toying with heresy today.

    Saturday, The Washington Post described the synod as a “brawl over Francis’ vision of inclusion.”

    Reporter Anthony Faiola compared the synod deliberations to a Tea Party rebellion in John Boehner’s House caucus, and the pope to a change agent like Barack Obama who finds himself blocked and frustrated by conservatives.

    Saturday’s document from the synod ignored the call for a new Church stance toward homosexual unions. And it did not approve of giving Communion to divorced and remarried Catholics, whom the Church considers to be living in adultery.

    Yet, in Sunday’s sermon the pope seemed angered by both the defiance of the resisting bishops and the conclusions the synod reached. To Pope Francis, the traditionalists appear to be placing the strictures of moral law above the Gospel command of mercy.

    “None of the disciples stopped, as Jesus did” said Francis of the blind man. “If Bartimaeus was blind, they were deaf. His problem was not their problem.

    “This can be a danger to us. … A faith that does not know how to grow roots into the lives of people remains arid and, rather than oases, creates other deserts.”

    The pope seems to be saying that the dissenting bishops, no matter their command of moral law, are lacking in charity, the greatest of the three theological virtues.

    Where does the bishops’ synod on the family leave the Church?

    In confusion, and at risk of going the way of the Protestant churches that continue to hemorrhage congregants.

    Recall.

    With its acceptance of birth control at the Lambeth conference of 1930, the Church of England started down this road, as did its sister, the Episcopal Church. The process led to the decline of both.

    From birth control, to divorce and remarriage, women priests, gay clergy, homosexual bishops, same-sex marriage, the Episcopal Church first broke apart, and now appears to be going gentle into that good night.

    Indeed the Church of England began in schism, when Henry VIII broke with Rome after Pope Clement VII refused to approve his divorce from Catherine of Aragon and his marriage to Anne Boleyn. According to Cardinal Kasper, Clement should have cut Henry some slack.

    In this battle between traditionalists in the synod and the bishops who favor acceptance of some or all of Kasper’s recommendations, the pope seems to stand squarely on the side of the reformers.

    Yet, it was the Protestant Reformation that destroyed the unity of Catholicism, five centuries ago, as it divided nations and led to conflicts of religion and nationalism, such as the Thirty Years War.

    How the Catholic Church can avoid greater confusion among the faithful — after the pope’s virtual blessing of the Kasper recommendations, and the synod’s rejection of them — escapes me.

    What does the pope do now?

    If he ignores the synod’s dissent and moves the Church toward the Kasper position, he could cause a traditionalist break, a schism. Third World bishops might well refuse to change.

    If he does nothing, he will disappoint Western bishops, priests and secularists who have seen in his papacy hope for an historic change in Catholic teaching and practice.

    If he permits the bishops to follow their consciences in their dioceses, he will advance the disintegration of the Church.

    The inevitable result of any of these courses that the pope chooses will be, it seems, to deepen the confusion of the faithful.

    As for Pope Francis himself, he, too, must choose.

    He can emulate Cardinal Wolsey — or Thomas More.
    "I receive Thee, redeeming Prince of my soul. Out of love for Thee have I studied, watched through many nights, and exerted myself: Thee did I preach and teach. I have never said aught against Thee. Nor do I persist stubbornly in my views. If I have ever expressed myself erroneously on this Sacrament, I submit to the judgement of the Holy Roman Church, in obedience of which I now part from this world." Saint Thomas Aquinas the greatest Doctor of the Church

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    Is the Pope Toying with Heresy?
    « Reply #1 on: October 27, 2015, 01:44:16 PM »
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  • Good piece.  Thanks for posting.


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    Is the Pope Toying with Heresy?
    « Reply #2 on: October 27, 2015, 01:57:15 PM »
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  • Quote from: MMagdala
    Good piece.  Thanks for posting.


    You are very welcome.  I have always admired his writing, not just what he writes but also how he writes it.  Very clear and concise.  
    "I receive Thee, redeeming Prince of my soul. Out of love for Thee have I studied, watched through many nights, and exerted myself: Thee did I preach and teach. I have never said aught against Thee. Nor do I persist stubbornly in my views. If I have ever expressed myself erroneously on this Sacrament, I submit to the judgement of the Holy Roman Church, in obedience of which I now part from this world." Saint Thomas Aquinas the greatest Doctor of the Church

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    Is the Pope Toying with Heresy?
    « Reply #3 on: October 27, 2015, 02:31:10 PM »
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  • Great post. Thank you. We need to be aware that the word "inclusion" is a psychological trick intended to make sin look good and to make opposition to sin look bad. The issue is God's rights; He has the right to make the rules and He has. The second Person of the Holy Trinity made it very clear when He said

    Mark 10:11
    And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.

    To tell a public adulterer that he or she can go to the sacrament of confession without true contrition, without promising to sin no more, but to continue in that sin is sinful in itself. To tell those who continue to sin that they have permission to continue to sin and have permission to receive the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord is a sacrilige. They are heaping coals of hellfire on their own heads and on those who have itchy ears and listen to them.
    Pray for the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

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    Is the Pope Toying with Heresy?
    « Reply #4 on: October 27, 2015, 04:07:31 PM »
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  • In this battle between traditionalists in the synod and the bishops who favor acceptance of some or all of Kasper’s recommendations, the pope seems to stand squarely on the side of the reformers.


    Too bad the "traditionalists in the synod" aren't truly traditional.
    "For there is not any thing secret that shall not be made manifest, nor hidden, that shall not be known and come abroad."- Luke 8:17


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    « Reply #5 on: October 27, 2015, 07:14:38 PM »
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  • Toying, yes he is toying with it. But the problem with modernism is that a Modernist will not flat out DENY the faith, but he will do everything he can to undermine it.

    I think the problem is that some people want these popes to be clear cut heretics so they can make a clear cut for/against decision.

    But see, Satan is smarter than that. Isn't this what makes it ten thousand times worse: plausible deniability in every act and every statement? Isn't the darkness deeper in the absolute ambiguity of it all?

    Christ himself would indicate so when he says to the Church of Laodicea: "I would that you were hot or cold!" In other words, I would rather you were hateful or loving, a heretic or a saint! But because you are NEITHER...I am going to vomit you out of my mouth!

    Let us also consider those seven letters in Apocalypse: Jesus Christ makes very great accusations against those churches, not only for the fault of the majority, but of the minority.

    Yet in all this, the Churches remained Churches. Is it impossible that these letters should inform our own perspectives here and now?
    'Take care not to resemble the multitude whose knowledge of God's will only condemns them to more severe punishment.'

    -St. John of Avila

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    Is the Pope Toying with Heresy?
    « Reply #6 on: October 27, 2015, 07:53:09 PM »
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  • Quote from: Gregory I
    Toying, yes he is toying with it. But the problem with modernism is that a Modernist will not flat out DENY the faith, but he will do everything he can to undermine it.


    I don't think he's toying at all.  He has embraced heresy and apostasy 100%.

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    Is the Pope Toying with Heresy?
    « Reply #7 on: October 27, 2015, 07:58:08 PM »
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  • Quote from: TKGS
    Quote from: Gregory I
    Toying, yes he is toying with it. But the problem with modernism is that a Modernist will not flat out DENY the faith, but he will do everything he can to undermine it.


    I don't think he's toying at all.  He has embraced heresy and apostasy 100%.


    But if someone says "where?" He can point to another statement that seems to mean the opposite.
    'Take care not to resemble the multitude whose knowledge of God's will only condemns them to more severe punishment.'

    -St. John of Avila


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    « Reply #8 on: October 27, 2015, 11:19:21 PM »
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  • Poor Bergoglio. Isn't collegiality a b----?
    "Kindness is for fools! They [modernists] want to be treated with oil, soap, and caresses, but they ought to be beaten with fists. In a duel, you don't count or measure the blows, you strike as you can. War is not made with charity. It is a struggle, a duel." -- Pope St. Pius X

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    « Reply #9 on: October 28, 2015, 07:34:41 AM »
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  • The major mistakes people make is to presume Francis is a "poor guy who is heretic but he's good in intention"

    Have you ever considered that he may know exactly what he's doing? Have you ever considered that he may be a freemanson or someone who thinks that the Church is the most evil thing on this earth?

    Is there a coincidence that John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis are doing exactly the same thing over and over?

    Can someone in his right mind say that all these Popes are good men but only "mistaken" ?
    Is it possible for 5 Popes make the same exact mistakes over and over and their omissions on the same issues?

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    « Reply #10 on: October 28, 2015, 08:22:27 AM »
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  • Quote from: Pat Buchanan
    Saturday’s document ... did not approve of giving Communion to divorced and remarried Catholics, whom the Church considers to be living in adultery.


    False.  As we have seen, the Relatio completely subjectivizes the decision about whether Catholics living in a bad marriage can approach the Sacraments, allowing them to make their own decision based on subjective criteria regarding "culpability" and/or because they themselves have decided that their previous marriage was invalid.


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    « Reply #11 on: October 28, 2015, 08:24:02 AM »
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  • Quote from: Charlemagne
    Poor Bergoglio. Isn't collegiality a b----?


     :roll-laugh1:

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    « Reply #12 on: October 28, 2015, 09:27:42 PM »
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  • Quote from: LucasL
    The major mistakes people make is to presume Francis is a "poor guy who is heretic but he's good in intention"

    Have you ever considered that he may know exactly what he's doing? Have you ever considered that he may be a freemanson or someone who thinks that the Church is the most evil thing on this earth?

    Is there a coincidence that John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis are doing exactly the same thing over and over?

    Can someone in his right mind say that all these Popes are good men but only "mistaken" ?
    Is it possible for 5 Popes make the same exact mistakes over and over and their omissions on the same issues?


    Tell it to Bishop Williamson and Bishop Fellay.......................

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    « Reply #13 on: October 28, 2015, 09:45:34 PM »
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  • they're just drawing on the same source: Vatican II.
    'Take care not to resemble the multitude whose knowledge of God's will only condemns them to more severe punishment.'

    -St. John of Avila

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    « Reply #14 on: October 28, 2015, 10:12:50 PM »
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  • Quote from: J.Paul
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    The major mistakes people make is to presume Francis is a "poor guy who is heretic but he's good in intention"

    Have you ever considered that he may know exactly what he's doing? Have you ever considered that he may be a freemanson or someone who thinks that the Church is the most evil thing on this earth?

    Is there a coincidence that John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis are doing exactly the same thing over and over?

    Can someone in his right mind say that all these Popes are good men but only "mistaken" ?
    Is it possible for 5 Popes make the same exact mistakes over and over and their omissions on the same issues?


    Tell it to Bishop Williamson and Bishop Fellay.......................


    I don't think +Williamson would agree that Francis is mistaken. On the other hand +Fellay loves Ratzinger more than he loves Jesus.

    I'm sure 99,9% people here never considered that Vatican II has a plan... and their Popes work precisely functions with the precision of a Swiss clock.
    Also their public acts are just clockwork. You had a smiling Pope, a Pope that ran from communist and was shot in public so by this fact could not be criticized for drinking pagan's fluids, you had the German Master of Theology who would appeal to the more intelligent Catholic, now you have the "Who am I to judge?" to appeal to the marxists and effeminate ...

    I always think about Vatican II in the way +Lefebvre described it: A protestant and freemanson takeover.

    I go further: Vatican II is a mix of Masonic Lodge organization (The Rites and structure ) and Aleister Crowley doctrine based on French Revolution "Liberté, égalité, fraternité"

    What do you think the following quote is from: A freemason or "Pope" Francis?

    "All citizens, being equal in its eyes, shall be equally eligible to all ... public positions and employments, according to their ability, and without other distinction than that of their virtues and talents."

     

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