Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Some will tell you the Pope did not open the door for Holy Communion for the divorced and remarried, cohabitants, fornicators and sodomites. Bovine excrement!

Some will tell you the Pope did not open the door for Holy Communion for the divorced and remarried, cohabitants, fornicators and sodomites. Bovine excrement!

They're liars.

All over the world, the heretical priests and bishops are proclaiming victory.  

Who will rise to defend the faith and the Christian people? 

Who will stand against this Bergoglian Heresy and denounce it?

 Dr. Evil Air Quotes - The Catholic Bishops Have lost their MoJo

Read it!
305. For this reason, a pastor cannot feel that it is enough simply to apply moral laws to those living in “irregular” situations, as if they were stones to throw at people’s lives. This would bespeak the closed heart of one used to hiding behind the Church’s teachings, “sitting on the chair of Moses and judging at times with superiority and superficiality difficult cases and wounded families”. Along these same lines, the International Theological Commission has noted that “natural law could not be presented as an already established set of rules that impose themselves a priori on the moral subject; rather, it is a source of objective inspiration for the deeply personal process of making decisions”. Because of forms of conditioning and mitigating factors, it is possible that in an objective situation of sin – which may not be subjectively culpable, or fully such – a person can be living in God’s grace, can love and can also grow in the life of grace and charity, while receiving the Church’s help to this end. 
351 In certain cases, this can include the help of the sacraments. Hence, “I want to remind priests that the confessional must not be a torture chamber, but rather an encounter with the Lord’s mercy” (Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium [24 November 2013], 44: AAS 105 [2013], 1038). I would also point out that the Eucharist “is not a prize for the perfect, but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak” (ibid., 47: 1039).
Those who want to will use this to open the door, even though "in law" it has not been done.


Because as Tom Rosica has told us many times:

"Doctrine changes when pastoral contexts shift and new insights emerge such that particularly doctrinal formulations no longer mediate the saving message of God's transforming love. Doctrine changes when the Church has leaders and teachers who are not afraid to take note of new contexts and emerging insights. It changes when the Church has pastors who do what Francis has been insisting: leave the securities of your chanceries, of your rectories, of your safe places, of your episcopal residences go set aside the small minded rules that often keep you locked up and shielded from the world."

Even the secular world has caught on; what does this convert from secular Judaism have to say?
If there were any doubts that Pope Francis is a stealth reformer of the Roman Catholic Church, the apostolic exhortation he released last week (Amoris Laetitia, or the "Joy of Love") should settle the matter. A straightforward reformer of the church seeks to change its doctrines. A stealth reformer like Francis, on the other hand, keeps the doctrines intact but invokes such concepts as mercy, conscience, and pastoral discernment to show priests that it's perfectly acceptable to circumvent and disregard those doctrines in specific cases. A doctrine officially unenforced will soon lose its authority as a doctrine. Where once it was a commandment sanctioned by God, now it becomes an "ideal" from which we're expected to fall short. Before long it may be treated as a suggestion. Eventually, repealing it is no longer controversial — or perhaps even necessary.


Anonymous said...

The Church has always taught that a person can be in an objective state of grave sin and not be culpable. They may not even know they are in an objective state of sin. Objective sin is the fact of something contrary to the will of God - for instance, polygamy. If you were raised in Africa as a polygamist in a polygamist culture prior to the Christian era, would you be guilty of polygamy? Or, as St. Thomas cites, the Gauls, who had no idea that some sort of stealing was morally wrong. Or the case of two Protestants, in a second union for one of them, the prior divorce being for adultery of the other partner (I go into detail because for some Protestants this is the Scriptural exception - they are mistaken but they don't know that).

Now as soon as one knows one is doing wrong, one becomes culpable if one still does it. That is where subjective mortal sin enters in, and the loss of sanctifying grace.

The Church has always taught that those in an objectively sinful situation must get out of it, must separate. The only exception is if grave reasons forbid it (the good of their children), in which case they must live as brother and sister. The Church has said they must not present themselves for communion, even if they are living in continence, if their situation is public and if it would give scandal.

There are two reasons why a couple living in objective grave sin of a non-marital union must not present for communion. 1) That couple is knowingly and willingly engaging in adulterous acts or in fornication, and is thus in a state of grave sin. 2) Even if living in continence, the couple's objective life situation contradicts the meaning of the Eucharist. So it must be changed if this can be done without grave harm to themselves or others (loss of livelihood, ability to support children, loss of parent for children).

The Pope has conflated and confused some of these things, but we should be accurate. He also seems to assume that people cannot live as brother and sister.

George Kadlec said...

Two quotes from GK Chesterton:

"There are many ways to fall but only one way to stand."

"I want a church that moves the world not one that moves with it."

TLM said...

I many are saying.....'nothing has changed, nothing to worry about,everything is beautiful just as it has always been, move along now!!! blah, blah, blah, and 'he didn't change doctrine', blah, blah, blah. THEY KNOW, AS WELL AS YOU AND I KNOW, THAT WHEN YOU CHANGE PASTORAL PRACTICE, OR EVEN GIVE IT THE GREEN LIGHT AS ONE CHOOSES..............YOU ESSENTIALLY CHANGE THE DOCTRINE!!! Ugh!! As if practice and doctrine are separate issues!!! They are ONE AND THE SAME, and they KNOW IT!! I am so tired of being talked down to, as if people are brainless idiots, and can't figure it out!!

Anonymous said...

Ah the joy of hanging on a cross... Just more ammo for the sedas. As if they need more. Where do I sign ?

Peter Lamb said...

Anonymous @ 7:02, Right here...X. Welcome! :)

Anonymous said...

@anon 12:25am April 13
"Now as soon as one knows one is doing wrong, one becomes culpable if one still does it."

This is untrue. The conditions for being in a state of mortal sin are threefold: doing something (1) gravely wrong, (2) with full knowledge and (3) with full consent. If one of these conditions is missing, then no mortal sin has been committed. Therefore, simply knowing that what you are doing is gravely sinful does not mean you are committing a mortal sin. This is why Francis says that "in an objective situation of sin – which may not be subjectively culpable, or fully such – a person can be living in God’s grace." Even someone living in an adulterous union and knowing it to be gravely wrong can be in a state of grace if the third condition is lacking.