Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Pope not only ignores the Cardinals' dubia, but their request for an Audience

The Pope not only ignores the legitimate questions, the dubia, of four leading Cardinals of the Church, he even ignores their plea for an audience.

Remember friends; your job and mine is to be faithful to Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Etneral Father begotten from the beginning, consubstantial with Him and the Second Person in the Unity of the Godhead of the Holy Trinity. Your job is to be faithful to Him. Let us praise the FATHER, SON & HOLY SPIRIT, let us praise Him forever. Put not your trust in princes or popes. You must remain faithful to Jesus and to His Church and to the Papacy as an institution and the Magisterium of teaching of Holy Scripture and Holy Tradition. You must be faithful to Christ, not to men.


 Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, the archbishop emeritus of Bologna, asked for an audience on behalf of the four 'dubia' cardinals.
“Most Holy Father,
It is with a certain trepidation that I address myself to Your Holiness, during these days of the Easter season. I do so on behalf of the Most Eminent Cardinals: Walter Brandmüller, Raymond L. Burke, Joachim Meisner, and myself.
We wish to begin by renewing our absolute dedication and our unconditional love for the Chair of Peter and for Your august person, in whom we recognize the Successor of Peter and the Vicar of Jesus: the “sweet Christ on earth,” as Saint Catherine of Siena was fond of saying. We do not share in the slightest the position of those who consider the See of Peter vacant, nor of those who want to attribute to others the indivisible responsibility of the Petrine munus. We are moved solely by the awareness of the grave responsibility arising from the munus of cardinals: to be advisers of the Successor of Peter in his sovereign ministry. And from the Sacrament of the Episcopate, which “has placed us as bishops to pasture the Church, which He has acquired with his blood” (Acts 20:28).
On September 19, 2016 we delivered to Your Holiness and to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith five dubia, asking You to resolve uncertainties and to bring clarity on some points of the post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia.
Not having received any response from Your Holiness, we have reached the decision to ask You, respectfully and humbly, for an Audience, together if Your Holiness would like. We attach, as is the practice, an Audience Sheet in which we present the two points we wish to discuss with you.
Most Holy Father,
A year has now gone by since the publication of Amoris Laetitia. During this time, interpretations of some objectively ambiguous passages of the post-synodal Exhortation have publicly been given that are not divergent from, but contrary to, the permanent Magisterium of the Church. Despite the fact that the Prefect of the Doctrine of the Faith has repeatedly declared that the doctrine of the Church has not changed, numerous statements have appeared from individual Bishops, Cardinals, and even Episcopal Conferences, approving what the Magisterium of the Church has never approved. Not only access to the Holy Eucharist for those who objectively and publicly live in a situation of grave sin, and intend to remain in it, but also a conception of moral conscience contrary to the Tradition of the Church. And so it is happening — how painful it is to see this! — that what is sin in Poland is good in Germany, that what is prohibited in the archdiocese of Philadelphia is permitted in Malta. And so on. One is reminded of the bitter observation of B. Pascal: “Justice on this side of the Pyrenees, injustice on the other; justice on the left bank of the river, injustice on the right bank.”
Numerous competent lay faithful, who are deeply in love with the Church and staunchly loyal to the Apostolic See, have turned to their Pastors and to Your Holiness in order to be confirmed in the Holy Doctrine concerning the three sacraments of Marriage, Confession, and the Eucharist. And in these very days, in Rome, six lay faithful, from every Continent, have presented a very well-attended study seminar with the meaningful title: “Bringing clarity.”
Faced with this grave situation, in which many Christian communities are being divided, we feel the weight of our responsibility, and our conscience impels us to ask humbly and respectfully for an Audience.
May Your Holiness remember us in Your prayers, as we pledge to remember You in ours. And we ask for the gift of Your Apostolic Blessing.
Carlo Card. Caffarra
Rome, April 25, 2017
Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist
1. Request for clarification of the five points indicated by the dubia; reasons for this request.
2. Situation of confusion and disorientation, especially among pastors of souls, in primis parish priests.”


Ana Milan said...

When is the Hierarchy going to wake up to the fact that showing filial respect to an imposter can carry the death knell of the CC with it? It is clear beyond reasonable doubt that the present Vicar of Rome has not been appointed to that Office by the Holy Ghost but by a band of heretical Marxists/Masonic/Modernists who have been scheming for generations to bring about the total demise of the CC as they hate its Founder, Jesus Christ, & His Followers. Their sole wish is to totally supplant Him & install Satan in His Stead.

We have been warned & the predictions for these dire times are being realised so rapidly that it is astonishing those in authority, by virtue of their Apostolic Succesion as Cardinals, still bend the knee to Christ’s enemies through the veil of false obedience to the Papal Office while that Office continues to usurp the very teachings & tradition of the Bride of Christ leading souls to perdition. PF does not bend his knee before Almighty God, says there is no Catholic God & no Hell yet still remains in position as titular head of the CC supported by spiritually defunct & grossly compromised LGBTQI sympathisers who hang on his every word. His various Commissions are inundated with infidels, pro-abort population controllers, schismatics of every hue, & Satan worshippers - in fact anyone but Catholic will do.

Our total focus must now be applied through intense prayer for the spiritual enlightenment of the few who can still insist on the absolute clarification of AL as detailed in the Dubia with or without an audience. They must act to bring about an imperfect council to insist PF clarifies the situation he has brought about or resigns. The very unity of the CC depends on them

Anonymous said...

Well said, Ana. However, maybe that's the entire point of not answering the dubia. Worst case scenario: Benedict XVI resigned, PF resigns, and a third pope is elected.

WHO do the faithful follow? The average Catholic in the pew will see this as 4+ cardinals ousting the Holy Father. Those who believe that Benedict is still pope will not accept a new pope as long as he lives. Most TCs will say that the resignations of BXVI and PF were valid and accept the new pope.

Millions of families are divided over religion. Catholic families are divided over who attends the TLM vs the NO. This would exacerbate the problem by dividing families over which pope to follow.

To paraphrase St. Paul: "I am for Benedict. I am for Francis. I am for _________." c.f. 1 Cor. 1: 10-18.

This is what the cardinals want to avoid.

I agree with you but remember the beginning of the Book of Job. (We read it during Holy Week. Very apropos.) God allows Satan freedom BUT imposes limits on what he can do.

There's a limit to what the Enemy can do and imo, that limit is coming soon. Keep the Faith!

O most holy Mother of God, save us!


Wolverine said...

Brilliantly stated Ana. Groveling to ecclesiatical miscreants is a nauseating disgrace.