Monday, 9 April 2018

Declaration of the Rome Conference

"Therefore we testify and confess…"

Final declaration of the conference "Catholic Church, where are you going?" Rome, April 7, 2018

Due to contradictory interpretations of the Apostolic Exhortation "Amoris laetitia," growing discontent and confusion are spreading among the faithful throughout the world.

The urgent request for a clarification submitted to the Holy Father by approximately one million faithful, more than 250 scholars and several cardinals, has received no response.

Amidst the grave danger to the faith and unity of the Church that has arisen, we baptized and confirmed members of the People of God are called to reaffirm our Catholic faith.

The Second Vatican Council authorizes us and encourages us to do so, stating in "Lumen Gentium," n. 33: "Thus every layman, in virtue of the very gifts bestowed upon him, is at the same time a witness and a living instrument of the mission of the Church itself 'according to the measure of Christ's bestowal' (Eph. 4:7)."

Blessed John Henry Newman also encourages us to do so. In his prophetic essay "On Consulting the Faithful in Matters of Doctrine" (1859), he spoke of the importance of the laity bearing witness to the faith.

Therefore, in accordance with the authentic tradition of the Church, we testify and confess that:

1) A ratified and consummated marriage between two baptized persons can be dissolved only by death.

2) Therefore, Christians united by a valid marriage who join themselves to another person while their spouse is still alive commit the grave sin of adultery.

3) We are convinced that there exist absolute moral commandments which oblige always and without exception.

4) We are also convinced that no subjective judgment of conscience can make an intrinsically evil act good and licit.

5) We are convinced that judgment about the possibility of administering sacramental absolution is not based on the imputability of the sin committed, but on the penitent’s intention to abandon a way of life that is contrary to the divine commandments.

6) We are convinced that persons who are divorced and civilly remarried, and who are unwilling to live in continence, are living in a situation that is objectively contrary to the law of God, and therefore cannot receive Eucharistic Communion.

Our Lord Jesus Christ says: "If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free" (Jn 8: 31-32).

With this confidence we confess our faith before the supreme pastor and teacher of the Church and before the bishops, and we ask them to confirm us in the faith.

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Ana Milan said...

At this point in time, no amount of pleading with PF to confirm the Brethren in the True Faith is going to have any response, as he & his cronies obviously do not possess it. They are Marxists & sodomite plants intent on annihilating the CC no matter what it takes. The Cardinals/Bishops en masse need to publicly insist that he resigns the Seat of Peter immediately & hold another conclave, this time in total obedience to the rules set out by St.PJPII. The Papal Office itself is severely threatened, being brought into disrepute by the present incumbent & no amount of pussyfooting is going to restore it. We need firm action taken NOW.

Catholic Mission said...

It's nice to hear them repeat the moral teachings of the Church but the real issue is the faith and salvation teachings, here is where lies the confusion which changes doctrine on mission, ecumenism, non Christian religions, inter faith marriages and mortal sin, the receiving of the Eucharist for non Catholics etc.
Possibly liberal cardinals would also support their declaration at this Conference, saying that doctrine has not been changed by Pope Francis.

However if the speakers at the Conference could affirm Feeneyite extra ecclesiam nulla salus in harmony with Vatican Council II ( AG 7 supports the dogma EENS and LG 8, LG 16, GS 22 etc are not explicit exceptions) and the Catechism of the Catholic Church(1257 etc), then the liberal cardinals would not be able to say that they affirm the same doctrine.They would be up against a wall.

We now know that invisible baptism of desire, baptism of blood and being saved in invincible ignorance never were visible exceptions to Feeneyite extra ecclesiam nulla salus.
The Holy Office 1949 and the Archbishop of Boston Richard Cushing made an objective mistake and Fr. Leonard Feeney was correct.

So now with this rational approach ( invisible baptism of desire cases are not visible) what if we re-read Vatican Council II ?

It would mean there is nothng in Vatican Council II to contradict the dogma EENS and the past ecclesiology of the Church.So there can only be an ecumenism of return since there are no known cases of salvation outside the church.There is no theological base for the new ecumenism. Since there are no known exceptions outside the Church for us human beings, there is no theological basis for the New Theology of Rahner, Ratzinger and others.

If understanding of Vatican Council II in harmony with EENS, was a declaration at a conference do you think the two popes and the liberal cardinals would accept it?

So when is Cardinal Burke and Bishop Schnieder going to say all non Catholics are on the way to Hell according to Vatican Council II(AG 7) and there are no exceptions mentioned in the text of Vatican Council II. So Vatican Council II is in harmony with extra ecclesiam nulla salus according to the missionaries and Magisterium of the 16th century ?
When will they say this ?
I don't know.
It was much easier for them issuing this declaration last Saturday in Rome.
Can you imagine Bishop Schneider saying all the Muslim Kazakhs are on the way to Hell with no known exceptions according to Ad Gentes 7 ? Can you imagine Cardinal Burke saying all the Jews in Boston are on the way to Hell if they die without faith and baptism?
-Lionel Andrades

Kathleen1031 said...

Don't hold your breath.
They know precisely what they are doing.