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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Is Pope Francis trying to Empty the Cross of Christ of its Power?

"Debating 'Amoris Laetitia': A Look Ahead" by Father Raymond J. de Souza says:

 "[T]he approach to the moral life proposed in Amoris Laetitia is at odds with the teaching of Veritatis Splendor." 

"Indeed, the third part of Veritatis Splendor, entitled 'Lest the Cross of Christ Be Emptied of Its Power,' warns precisely against the view that the demands of the moral life are too difficult and cannot be lived with the help of God’s grace. Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia appears to be exactly what St. John Paul II had in mind in writing Veritatis Splendor. It does appear to empty the cross of Christ of its power."

"The drafters of Amoris Laetitia persuaded Pope Francis that it was better to pretend that Veritatis Splendor had never been written. That was a mistake."[http://m.ncregister.com/daily-news/debating-amoris-laetitia-a-look-ahead#.WHt7yXOIYwi]

The bishops of Malta, in a pastoral letter published in the Pope's semi-official newspaper L'Osservatore Romano wrote:
 
-"[A] separated or divorced person who is living in a new relationship manages, with an informed and enlightened conscience, to acknowledge and believe that he or she are at peace with God, he or she cannot be precluded from participating in the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist (see [Amoris Laetitia], AL, notes 336 and 351)."


-" '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' (AL 305). This discernment acquires significant importance since, as the Pope teaches, in some cases this help can include the help of the sacraments (see AL, note 351)."

-"On the other hand, there are complex situations where the choice of living “as brothers and sisters” becomes humanly impossible and give rise to greater harm (see AL, note 329)."[http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/5346/a_malta_laetitia.aspx]

Pope John Paul II in Veritatis Splendor wrote:


"Certain currents of modern thought have gone so far as to exalt freedom to such an extent that it becomes an absolute, which would then be the source of values. This is the direction taken by doctrines which have lost the sense of the transcendent or which are explicitly atheist. The individual conscience is accorded the status of a supreme tribunal of moral judgment which hands down categorical and infallible decisions about good and evil. To the affirmation that one has a duty to follow one's conscience is unduly added the affirmation that one's moral judgment is true merely by the fact that it has its origin in the conscience. But in this way the inescapable claims of truth disappear, yielding their place to a criterion of sincerity, authenticity and "being at peace with oneself."[http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/5346/a_malta_laetitia.aspx]

Pope John Paul II in Familiaris Consortio wrote:



"However, the Church reaffirms her practice, which is based upon Sacred Scripture, of not admitting to Eucharistic Communion divorced persons who have remarried. They are unable to be admitted thereto from the fact that their state and condition of life objectively contradict that union of love between Christ and the Church which is signified and effected by the Eucharist. Besides this, there is another special pastoral reason: if these people were admitted to the Eucharist, the faithful would be led into error and confusion regarding the Church's teaching about the indissolubility of marriage."


"Reconciliation in the sacrament of Penance which would open the way to the Eucharist, can only be granted to those who, repenting of having broken the sign of the Covenant and of fidelity to Christ, are sincerely ready to undertake a way of life that is no longer in contradiction to the indissolubility of marriage. This means, in practice, that when, for serious reasons, such as for example the children's upbringing, a man and a woman cannot satisfy the obligation to separate, they take on themselves the duty to live in complete continence, that is, by abstinence from the acts proper to married couples."[http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/5346/a_malta_laetitia.aspx]


Pope Francis and his inner circle appear to have redefined mortal sin and adultery in a way that is contrary to the 2,000 year infallibly doctrine of the Catholic Church.

They redefine adultery as a "irregular relationship" and say mortal sin is not mortal sin because of the ultimacy of conscience.

This redefinition of Catholic conscience tells the murderer, rapist, sex abuser, the person in adultery or anyone in objective mortal sin that they are not in mortal sin if they are at "peace" with it, if the sinful behavior is "humanly impossible" to change, "if they can't change their sinful behavior" or don't know it is wrong. 


Under these "conditions", they say those in objective mortal sin may receive Holy Communion without forming their conscience and changing their sinful behavior.

Their redefinition of conscience is wrong. As St. Thomas said "An erroneous conscience may bind, but it does not excuse" as the great moral philosopher Ralph McInerny wrote:

"I think murder is wrong, but make up your own mind...It is pretty clear that we do not really accept the ultimacy of conscience in this way. That the rapist and the one raped have different views on the morality of rape does not much interest us when we consider the kind of deed it is."

"Each agent is obligated to follow his conscience, but this is not tantamount to saying that every agent has a well formed conscience. It is erroneous to believe that theft is permitted. It is wrong to hold that adultery is all right...If it is erroneous, we will be interested in his changing it. Indeed, we often prevent people from acting on their real or alleged views when those views are erroneous. Professional thieves are not considered to have an interesting and defensible concept of private property. As Thomas put it, an erroneous conscience may bind, but it does not excuse." (Ralph McInerny, "Ethica Thomistica," 1982, 1997, page 110-111)

Carl E. Olson in "A Malta Leatitia" wrote:

"That seems clear. It is clear. But Amoris Laetitia, especially chapter 8, is not clear. As Dr. E. Christian Brugger argued in these pages back in April 2016, remarking on AL 305: 'In this passage, the German bishops get all they want.' By that he meant that Cardinal Kasper, Cardinal Marx, and others had finally gotten the window they need to allow divorced and civilly 'remarried' Catholics to receive Communion:"


"But the passage does not presume that the sinner is in invincible ignorance or that the pastor supposes that. The passage supposes that people who are objectively committing adultery can know they are 'in God’s grace', and that their pastor can know it too, and that their judgment is right because it approves what is in fact what God is asking of them here and now, which is not yet the ideal. The pastor must help them find peace in their situation, and assist them to receive “the Church’s help”, which (note 351 makes clear) includes 'the help of the sacraments.'"

"So, again, the German bishops finally get what they want. Divorced and civilly remarried couples are in complex situations, sometimes without guilt. Pastors should help them discern if their situation is acceptable, even if it is 'objectively' sinful, so they can return to the sacraments."

"More than this, all those who dissented against the Church’s teachings of moral absolutes get what they wanted. For those so-called absolutes are now non-binding ideals, and people who think that contracepting, etc., are okay for them here and now are doing what God is asking of them in their complex situations."[http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/5346/a_malta_laetitia.aspx]

The Pope and every Catholic is obliged to have a well formed conscience and have a firm amendment not to commit mortal sin in order to receive Holy Communion. The infallible Church doctrine of Trent teaches that God gives everyone the grace to repent and overcome sinful behavior. 


These Catholic Church doctrines can't be redefined, even by the Pope, because they are part of Revelation.

Catholics who are open to the redefinition of "mercy" to mean the ultimacy of conscience may cease to be Christians because they deny that the Incarnate God-man Jesus Christ died to save us from our sins.

Pope John Paul II's Veritatis Splendor warns against the ultimacy of conscience in the third part called "Lest the Cross of Christ Be Emptied of its Power."

The ultimacy of conscience denies mercy because if there is no objective sin to be forgiven and one doesn't have by grace the power to overcome sin then the cross of Christ is emptied of its power.

Pope Francis and his inner circle who ostracizing the Four Cardinals for questioning the parts of Amoris Laetitia that appear to reject Veritatis Splendor are apparently rejecting the cross of Christ and saying it has lost its power.

They talk a lot about atheistic secular issues and social work, but rarely or never about life after the death of the body, salvation and damnation.

Francis and his inner circle say Jesus had authority because he was (past tense) a servant, but rarely or never that Jesus had authority because he is (eternal now) God.

One reason that they rarely or never talk about the four last things is that apparently in making individual conscience supreme, they deny truth, the authority of God and implicitly the existence of God.

Pope John Paul II said in Veritatis Splendor:

"Certain currents of modern thought...are explicitly atheist. The individual conscience is accorded the status of a supreme tribunal of moral judgment...about good and evil...in this way the inescapable claims of truth disappear."

It may be a valid question to ask those who promote these redefinitions:


 -Do you even believe in the Incarnation and salvation since you appear to deny the very words of Jesus Christ and his Church that He died to save us from our sins?

-Do you want to empty the cross of Christ of its power?

"Debating ‘Amoris Laetitia’: A Look Ahead" by Father Raymond J. de Souza says:

"Because the longer Amoris Laetitia remains under examination and discussion, the more clear it will be that the arguments of the critics, well developed in the Tradition of the Church, require arguments in response, similarly grounded."

"To date, the defenders of Amoris Laetitia have not offered arguments as much as undemonstrated assertions and appeals to authority. Without a convincing argument to demonstrate why Amoris Laetitia does not run afoul of Veritatis Splendor, which it prima facie does, attacking those who raise questions remains only a short-term political tactic."

"The magisterium is not, over the long term, shaped by such tactics."

"We live, though, in the immediate term, where such tactics have their impact."

"The year after the year of Amoris Laetitia will thus be one of greater acrimony and division, with those close to the Pope questioning the integrity of those who insist that, indeed, the cross of Christ has not lost its power and, in fact, remains that which makes possible the joy of love — even in the 21st century."[http://m.ncregister.com/daily-news/debating-amoris-laetitia-a-look-ahead#.WHt7yXOIYwi]

 

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Pope Francis, Psychological Manipulation and 1984

Cardinal Gerhard Muller's recent interview is causing puzzlement among co-workers according to an article by Vatican expert Edward Pentin.

The January 9, 2017 article for the National Catholic Register is titled "Cardinal Muller's TV interview Causes Bewilderment."

The Cardinal's Sunday interview in which he criticized the Four Cardinal's dubia is causing "bewilderment" because in it he contradicted "everything he said...on the matter until now."

Those who know and work with him in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) are puzzled by his behavior. Pentin wrote:

"Another senior official...told him personally...that what the cardinal states in the interview "is exactly the contradictory of everything which he has said to me on the matter until now" and he had the "impression of someone who was not speaking for himself but repeating what someone else had told him to say."[http://m.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/cardinal-muellers-tv-interview-causes-bewilderment#.WHRXZHOIYwg]

The "bewilderment" of those who know Muller best, oddly, came after I did the research which is presented in the following article. (To be perfectly honest, I hope the research is wrong. Unfortunately, it appears possible that it could explain some objective realities in the Church.)

Pope Francis and his inner circle appear to be using cognitive re-definition "management" manipulation, which management expert Richard Ofshe labeled "thought reform," on persons who disagrees with their cognitive re-definition of Church doctrine in Amoris Laetitia and the Argentina letter.

Below is Jesus Christ's teaching on divorce and adultery, next is Pope Francis's apparent redefinition of Church teaching on divorce, adultery, conscience and reception of Holy Communion and, then, the doctrine of the Catholic of Church on these same subjects.

 St. Matthew 5:32 says:


But I say to you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, excepting for the cause of fornication, maketh her to commit adultery: and he that shall marry her that is put away, committeth adultery. 


Amoris Laetitia and the Argentina letter reveal Pope Francis's new teaching to be:

Divorced and "remarried" Catholics, in some cases, can receive Holy Communion.

The Church has always taught those in mortal sin such as adultery can't receive Holy Communion.

So, Francis and his inner circle appear to have redefined mortal sin and adultery in a way that is contrary to the 2,000 year infallibly doctrine of the Catholic Church.

They redefine adultery as a "irregular relationship" and say mortal sin is not mortal sin because of the ultimacy of conscience.

This redefinition of Catholic conscience tells the murderer, rapist, sex abuser, the person in adultery or anyone in objective mortal sin that they are not in mortal sin "if they can't change their sinful behavior," don't know it is wrong and may receive Holy Communion without forming their conscience and changing their sinful behavior.

Their redefinition of conscience is wrong. As St. Thomas said "An erroneous conscience may bind, but it does not excuse" as the great moral philosopher Ralph McInerny wrote:

"I think murder is wrong, but make up your own mind...It is pretty clear that we do not really accept the ultimacy of conscience in this way. That the rapist and the one raped have different views on the morality of rape does not much interest us when we consider the kind of deed it is...."

"Each agent is obligated to follow his conscience, but this is not tantamount to saying that every agent has a well formed conscience. It is erroneous to believe that theft is permitted. It is wrong to hold that adultery is all right...If it is erroneous, we will be interested in his changing it. Indeed, we often prevent people from acting on their real or alleged views when those views are erroneous. Professional thieves are not considered to have an interesting and defensible concept of private property. As Thomas put it, an erroneous conscience may bind, but it does not excuse." (Ralph McInerny, "Ethica Thomistica," 1982, 1997, page 110-111)

The Pope and every Catholic is obliged to have a well formed conscience and have a firm amendment not to commit mortal sin in order to receive Holy Communion. The infallible Church doctrine of Trent teaches that God gives everyone the grace to repent and overcome sinful behavior. 

These Catholic Church doctrines can't be redefined, even by the Pope, because they are part of Revelation.

  on the The Deus Ex Machina Blog calls this type of cognitive re-definition: gaslighting. He said:

"GASLIGHTING is defined as:

a form of psychological abuse in which a victim is manipulated into doubting their own memory, perception, and sanity."

"What we are a witness to is Francis, the bishop of Rome engaging in a form of PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE whereby he is manipulating the Faithful “priests” into doubting their understanding of the meaning of the passage contained in Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew 5:32, among others, thereby trying to get them to doubt not only the OBJECTIVE TRUTH that the Catholic Church has taught for two millennia, but also their own memory, perception and sanity (rationality and healthiness of the human mind, like the ability to recognize objective truth)."[https://sarmaticusblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/13/the-soap-bubble-papacy-the-battle-is-in-your-mind-francis-gaslighting/]

Richard J. Ofshe, Ph.D., gives a overview of the cognitive re-definition process:

"Coercive persuasion and thought reform are alternate names for programs of social influence capable of producing substantial behavior and attitude change through the use of coercive tactics, persuasion, and/or interpersonal and group-based influence manipulations (Schein 1961; Lifton 1961). Such programs have also been labeled 'brainwashing' (Hunter 1951)."[https://culteducation.com/group/798-abusive-controlling-relationships/3260-coercive-persuasion-and-attitude-changes.html]

They redefine the meaning of words which have objective meaning in morals, faith and reason through association and repetition with this coercive persuasion, then isolate those who don't accept the new definitions, after which they ostracize the good name of any person or group that doesn't accept the new "culture" and isn't a "team player."

The ostracized Four Cardinals have experienced this part of cognitive re-definition.

It appears possible that Cardinal Muller has been influenced by this persuasive process because he has "a career investment in the organization" of the Vatican as head of the CDF which is controlled by Pope Francis and his inner circle.

The very respected management scholar Edgar H. Schein of MIT Sloan School of Management explains the procedure in Organizational Learning as Cognitive Re-definition: Coercive Persuasion Revisited:

"It may seem absurd to the reader to draw an analogy between the coercive persuasion in political prisons and a new leader announcing that he or she is going 'to change the culture.'

"However, if the leader really means it, if the change will really affect fundamental assumptions and values, one can anticipate levels of anxiety and resistance quite comparable to those one would see in prisons. The coercive element is not as strong. More people will simply leave before they change their cognitive structures, but if they have a financial stake or a career investment in the organization, they face the same pressure to 'convert' that the prisoner did. ... Consider, for example, what it means to impose a 'culture of teamwork' based on 'openness and mutual trust' in an individualistic society."

This is a process, some corporate executives and gender ideology leftists with media marketing ability learned they could use to create massive peer pressure – some would call it a "mob mentality," which changes the worldview of people with weak morals and weak faith.

These types of people see themselves as the "elite" because they accept the "culture of teamwork" and have "openness" to the new definitions.

Catholics who are open to the redefinition of "mercy" to mean the ultimacy of conscience may cease to be Christians because they deny that the Incarnate God-man Jesus Christ died to save us from our sins.

Pope John Paul II's Veritatis Splendor warns against the ultimacy of conscience in the third part called "Lest the Cross of Christ Be Emptied of its Power."

The ultimacy of conscience denies mercy because if there is no objective sin to be forgiven and one doesn't have by grace the power to overcome sin then the cross of Christ is emptied of its power.

Pope Francis and his inner circle who ostracizing the Four Cardinals for questioning the parts of Amoris Laetitia that appear to reject Veritatis Splendor are apparently rejecting the cross of Christ and saying it has lost its power.

They talk alot about atheistic secular issues and social work, but rarely or never about life after the death of the body, salvation and damnation.

Francis and his inner circle say Jesus had authority because he was (past tense) a servant, but never that Jesus had authority because he is (eternal now) God.

One reason that they rarely or never talk about the four last things is that apparently in making individual conscience supreme, they deny truth, the authority of God and implicitly the existence of God.

Pope John Paul II said in Veritatis Splendor:

"Certain currents of modern thought...are explicitly atheist. The individual conscience is accorded the status of a supreme tribunal of moral judgment...about good and evil...in this way the inescapable claims of truth disappear."

It may be a valid question to ask those who promote these redefinitions: Do you even believe in the Incarnation and salvation since you appear to deny the very words of Jesus Christ and his Church that he died to save us from our sins?

These persons of weak faith and weak morals wishing to be part of the "culture" or "team" are open to the managers semantic redefinition of "good or bad." Schein explains how it works:

"'Cognitive redefinition' involved two different processes. First, concepts like crime and espionage had to be semantically redefined. Crime is an abstraction that can mean different things in different conceptual systems when one makes it concrete. Second, standards of judgment had to be altered. Even within the western concept of crime, what was previously regarded as trivial was now seen to be serious. The anchors by which judgments are made are shifted and the point of neutrality is moved. Behavior that was previously judged to be neutral or of no consequence became criminal, once the anchor of what was a minimum crime was shifted. These two processes, semantic re-definition and changing one's anchors for what is good or bad, acceptable or unacceptable, are the essence of cognitive re-definition."[Organizational Learning as Cognitive Re-definition: Coercive Persuasion Revisited]

Fr. Antonio Spadaro who is called the "mouthpiece" of Pope Francis unwittingly pointed to where cognitive re-definition leads to by using a Doublethink phrase from the novel 1984. 

Doublethink is a process that uses "peer pressure" and other "programmes" on "thought-criminals." Spadaro Tweeted:
Theology is not #Mathematics. 2 + 2 in #Theology can make 5. Because it has to do with #God and real #life of #people...
— Antonio Spadaro (@antoniospadaro) January 5, 2017

 Wikipedia explains:

-"The phrase 'two plus two equals five' ('2 + 2 = 5') is a slogan used in many different forms of media, most notably in Part One, Chapter Seven of George Orwell's book Nineteen Eighty-Four; therein, it is used as an example of an obviously false dogma one may be required to believe, similar to other obviously false slogans by the Party in the novel. It is contrasted with the phrase 'two plus two makes four,' the obvious—but politically inexpedient—truth."

Orwell's protagonist, Winston Smith, uses the phrase to wonder if the State might declare 'two plus two equals five' as a fact; he ponders whether, if everybody believes it, does that make it true? The Inner Party interrogator of thought-criminals, O'Brien, says CV of the mathematically false statement that control over physical reality is unimportant; so long as one controls one's own perceptions to what the Party wills, then any corporeal act is possible, in accordance with the principles of doublethink."[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2_%2B_2_%3D_5]

-"Doublethink is the act of simultaneously accepting two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct, often in distinct social contexts.[1] Doublethink is related to, but differs from, hypocrisy and neutrality. Also related is cognitive dissonance, in which contradictory beliefs cause conflict in one's mind. Doublethink is notable due to a lack of cognitive dissonance — thus the person is completely unaware of any conflict or contradiction."

"George Orwell created the word doublethink in his dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (published in 1949); doublethink is part of newspeak. In the novel, its origin within the typical citizen is unclear; while it could be partly a product of Big Brother's formal brainwashing programmes,[2] the novel explicitly shows people learning doublethink and newspeak due to peer pressure and a desire to 'fit in', or gain status within the Party — to be seen as a loyal Party Member."[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doublethink]

The following could be an example of how the cognitive re-definition and/or the Doublethink process worked on Muller. (Of course, there could be many other explanations of his "bewildering" behavior.)

Cardinal Muller had cognitive dissonance, according to those who know him at the CDF, about Amoris Laetitia teachings which contradicted with Church doctrine.

But, now it appears that he is "completely unaware of a conflict or contradiction" between it and the 2,000 year old doctrines of the Church.

It is possible that he has a "desire to 'fit in', or gain status in the Party" of Francis.

It is possibly he is controlling his "perceptions to what the Party wills."


Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Fact Check: Pope Francis, Dementia, Sex Abuse and the Media Cover-up

The mainstream Media have been covering-up Pope Francis's involvement in sex abuse cover-ups.

However, the conservative and Catholic media, even the unorthodox liberal supporters of Francis, have reported the papal scandal.

"Imagine if Pope Benedict had so transparently contradicted himself, placed prelates accused of facilitating or perpetrating sexual abuse in positions of power and influence, then went on to condemn his critics for being 'dumb.' The media furor would have far eclipsed what happened after his remarks at Regensburg" according to Onepeterfive.com. [http://www.onepeterfive.com/where-does-pope-francis-really-stand-on-clerical-sex-abuse/]

Even the extreme leftist National Catholic Reporter said:

"In 2012, Pope Benedict XVI dismissed Fr. Mauro Inzoli, who was accused of abusing dozens of children over a 10-year period. In 2014, Pope Francis reinstated him and required him to live a life of "prayer and penance...On Jan. 21, 2014, after the United Nations hearings, Thomas C. Fox, the publisher of this paper, wrote that Pope Francis "does not understand the full magnitude of the related sex abuse issues, or, if he does, is yet unwilling or incapable of responding to it."[https://www.ncronline.org/news/accountability/strange-disconnect-between-pope-francis-words-and-actions-about-sex-abuse]

"Pope Francis and his cardinal allies have been known to interfere with CDF's judgments on abuse cases. This intervention has become so endemic to the system that cases of priestly abuse in Rome are now known to have two sets of distinctions. The first is guilty or innocent. The second is 'with cardinal friends' or 'without cardinal friends.'...Consider the case of Fr. Mauro Inzoli...Don Mercedes [Inzoli] was "with cardinal friends," we have learned. Cardinal Coccopalmerio and Monsignor Pio Vito Pinto, now dean of the Roman Rota, both intervened on behalf of Inzoli, and Pope Francis returned him to the priestly state in 2014, inviting him to a "a life of humility and prayer." These strictures seem not to have troubled Inzoli too much. In January 2015, Don Mercedes participated in a conference on the family in Lombardy" according to The Week. [http://theweek.com/articles/670249/child-abuse-scandal-coming-pope-francis]

According to Reuter on June 5, 2016, Pope Francis made a "vow"  to "remove pediphile cover-up bishops" with the new church law.

It appears that Francis, if he is true to his vow, may have to resign for his pediphile cover-ups and possibly for being mentally unfit.

The Catholic and conservative media despite reporting the sex abuse scandals, with a few exceptions, seem to be following in the footsteps of the mainstream Media in covering-up the fact that Pope Francis appears to have dementia.

The Media hypocrisy is transparent especially when comparing to their continued claims that Ronald Reagan was mentally unfit as contrasted to their cover-up of the signs of Francis's dementia.

In March 30,2015, The New York Times, 30 years after his presidency, said when "Ronald Reagan became the oldest elected president, his mental state was a political issue. His adversaries often suggested his penchant for contradictory statements, forgetting names and seeming absent-mindedness could be linked to dementia."

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Pope Francis could soon Cease to be Pope if Cardinal Kasper is Right

If Francis or any Pope "formally professed heresy," he would "automatically" cease to be Pope, as reported by the Catholic World Report on December 19, according to Cardinal Raymond Burke, an expert in Catholic canon law and theology.

LifeSite reported, on December 23, that Cardinal Walter Brandmuller, one of the four Cardinals of the dubia, speaking to the newspaper Der Spiegel said:

"Whoever thinks that persistent adultery and reception of Holy Communion are compatible is a heretic and promotes schism."[https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/dubia-cardinal-anyone-who-opens-communion-to-adulterers-is-a-heretic-and-pr]

Brandmuller's above heretical position which is called the Kasper Proposal is the apparent position of Pope Francis according to Cardinal Walter Kasper and other members of Francis's inner circle of advisors.

In the same article, LifeSite reported:

"In a separate interview released today by Vatican Radio, close papal confidant Cardinal Walter Kasper says the Pope has been clear in Amoris Laetitia and that the Pope confirmed his take in his statements approving the approach of the Argentine bishops. The letter to the Argentine bishops to which Cardinal Kasper refers has Pope Francis saying that it is authentic to interpret Amoris Laetitia in a way which permits Holy Communion in limited cases to divorced and remarried couples with no possibility of annulment."[https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/dubia-cardinal-anyone-who-opens-communion-to-adulterers-is-a-heretic-and-pr]

If Kasper and others of the papal inner circle are right about the Pope's thinking the following could be the consequence.

Were Francis to formally profess the heretical position which Kasper claims he holds then he would "automatically" cease to be Pope.

Burke said only members of the College of Cardinals are competent to declare Pope Francis to be in heresy.

If Pope Francis ceased to be Pope because he formally professed heresy and was declared a heretic by the Cardinals then the same discipline or rules that happened when Pope Benedict XVI resigned from the papacy would be followed according to Cardinal Burke.

The Cardinal, also, said: "I am not saying Pope Francis is in heresy. "

However, Burke said there can't be a pastoral situation for the divorced and remarried to receive communion. That pastoral situation "doesn't honor the truth taught by Christ Himself in the Gospel."

The Cardinal, moreover, said Pope Francis's Amoris Laetitia is ambiguous to permit "a practice which has never been admitted in the Church" which is allowing "people who are living in grave sin to receive the Sacraments."

Both Fr Z and Pope Francis' chosen Special Secretary for the synods on marriage and family Archbishop Bruno Forte think that the Pope holds the following position:

"[P]ersistent adultery and reception of Holy Communion are compatible."

On May 3, the website Zonoalocale reported Forte quoting Francis saying:

"If we speak explicitly about communion for the divorced and remarried you do not know the terrible mess we will make. So we won't speak plainly. In a way that the premises are there, then I will draw out the conclusions."(As reported on onepeterfive, translation from the Italian by Roberto Tommaso.)

Fr Zuhlsdord on Apri 16, posted:

"Pope Francis made it clear to everyone that he was backing the Kasper Proposal and Pope Francis knows how to use his absolute power!"

In the "battle between the Kasperites and Catholics," Fr Z in the same post showed the ultimate battle:

"The Trojan Horse " Forte "stealthily snuck into the Synod's Interim Report...of the 2014 Synod...was the moment when many of us knew that "homosexuality" was the bigger issue for the Kasperites."

Author Dr. John R. T. Lamont, Ph. D., a Canadian Catholic philosopher and theologian, in the article "Considerations on the dubia of the four cardinals" for Rorate Caeli explains the Catholic dubia process and the possibility that Pope Francis could be removed from office. He said:  

"Some might argue that the dubia and other criticisms of Amoris Laetitia that have been made already suffice as warnings to Pope Francis, and hence that he can now be judged to be guilty of the canonical crime of heresy. These criticisms might be said to make it clear to informed observers that Pope Francis is in fact a heretic rather than simply in error. But for juridical purposes – especially for the very serious purpose of judging a Pope to be a heretic – they do not suffice. The evidence needed for a juridical judgment of such gravity has to take a form that is entirely clear and beyond dispute. A formal warning from a number of members of the College of Cardinals that is then disregarded by the Pope would constitute such evidence.

The possibility of a Pope being canonically guilty of heresy has long been admitted in the Church. It is acknowledged in the Decretals of Gratian, the foundational work of canon law composed in the 12th century. The Decretals were incorporated in the Corpus Iuris Canonici, of which they form the first part.
Gratian states:

If the Pope, remiss in his duties and neglectful of his and his neighbour’s salvation, gets caught up in idle business, and if moreover, by his silence (which actually does more harm to himself and everyone else), he leads innumerable hordes of people away from the good with him, he will be beaten for eternity with many blows alongside that very first slave of hell. However, no person can presume to convict him of any transgressions in this matter, because, although the Pope can judge everyone else, no one may judge him, unless he, for whose perpetual stability all the faithful pray as earnestly as they call to mind the fact that, after God, their own salvation depends on his soundness, is found to have strayed from the faith.[10] (Gratian, Decretum, Part 1, Distinction 40, Chapter 6.)

Various explanations have been proposed of how a Pope can be removed from office if he commits the canonical crime of heresy. The explanations seek to explain how the Pope can lose office without being judged by any of his inferiors in the Church on earth. The simplest and possibly the best explanation that has been offered is that the Pope by pertinaciously maintaining heresy effectively removes himself from office. However, all these explanations agree that a Pope who is juridically guilty of heresy can and must be removed from office. There is no dispute among Catholic theologians on this point – even among theologians like Bellarmine who do not think that a Pope is in fact capable of being a heretic.
            It is to be hoped that the correction of Pope Francis does not have to proceed this far, and that he will either reject the heresies he has announced or resign his office. Removing him from office against his will would require the election of a new Pope, and would probably leave the Church with Francis as an anti-Pope contesting the authority of the new Pope. If Francis refuses to renounce either his heresy or his office, however, this situation will just have to be faced."
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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Pope Francis Defeated by Malta Knights

The sovereign state of the Knights of Malta defeated Pope Francis's apparent illegal attempt to interfere in it's internal affairs.

The Malta Knights told the Pope that his Vatican commission investigation of their "internal"  affairs was "unacceptable."

Vatican expert Robert de Mattei said the Knights were just in defending their sovereignty against a "bogus" external commission.

Many view the external commission attempt as an attack on Cardinal Raymond Burke who is the patron of the Knights of Malta.

The Pope's inner circle and allies have attempted to vilify Burke and three other Cardinals who issued a dubia letter asking the Pope if he disapproved or approved heretical interpretation of his teachings.

If Francis "formally professed heresy" according to expert Catholic canon lawyer Burke, he would "automatically" cease to be Pope as reported by the Catholic World Report on December 19.

LifeSite reported, on December 23, that Cardinal Walter Brandmuller, one of the four Cardinals of the dubia, speaking to the newspaper Der Spiegel said:

"Whoever thinks that persistent adultery and reception of Holy Communion are compatible is a heretic and promotes schism."

Brandmuller's above heretical position is the apparent position of Pope Francis according to Cardinal Walter Kasper and other members of Francis's inner circle of advisors.

If Kasper and others of the papal inner circle are right about the Pope's thinking the following could be the consequence.

Were Francis to formally profess the heretical position above then he would "automatically" cease to be Pope. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Cdl Burke: "If a Pope would Formally Profess Heresy he would Cease, by that Act, to be Pope. It's Automatic"

On December 19, in an interview with The Catholic World Report, Cardinal Burke said Pope Francis were he to "formally profess heresy" would "cease to be Pope. It's automatic."

Burke said only members of the College of Cardinals are competent to declare Pope Francis to be in heresy.

If Pope Francis ceased to be Pope because he formally professed heresy and was declared a heretic by the Cardinals then the same discipline or rules that happened when Pope Benedict XVI resigned from the papacy would be followed according to Cardinal Burke.

The Cardinal, also, said: "I am not saying Pope Francis is in heresy. "

However, Burke said there can't be a pastoral situation for the divorced and remarried to receive communion. That pastoral situation "doesn't honor the truth taught by Christ Himself in the Gospel."

The Cardinal, moreover, said Pope Francis's Amoris Laetitia is ambiguous to permit "a practice which has never been admitted in the Church" which is allowing "people who are living in grave sin to receive the Sacraments."

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Dementia: 2016 Pope Francis made 100 Degree Reversal of 2013 Francis Position on Divorced Communions

Back in July 28, 2013 CNA/EWTN News reported that Pope Francis was against his apparent current position on giving communion to the divorced and remarried. CNA/EWTN wrote:

"He criticized the 'gnostic solution' of elite groups of 'enlightened Catholics' who offer a 'higher spirituality.' He said some advocates of ordaining nuns to the priesthood or of giving communion to the divorced and remarried fall into this error."[http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/embrace-missionary-spirit-pope-tells-latin-american-bishops/]

The Pope at the beginning of his office knew the difference between infallible Catholic doctrine and his personal opinion. Francis appears to possibly be falling into dementia.

Besides Francis's current apparent confusion between his opinion, Church teaching and objective facts, might the Pope's many expressions of anger at those who follow the teachings of Pope John Paul II and the 2,000 years teachings of the Catholic Church be another symptom of dementia?

Dementia.com says a symptom of mid-stage dementia is becoming "angry...perhaps owing to frustration, or they may become overly attached to a certain person." [
http://www.dementia.com/symptoms.html]

Psychiatrist and anger expert Richard Fitzgibbons, October 3, at Lifesitenews.com wrote Pope Francis and the Vatican under his control have demonstrated attempts at "undermining" the 2,000 year old Church doctrine and in particular have shown expressions "of excessive anger at St. John Paul II's remarkable legacy...almost inexplicable."

Amoris Laetitia and Pope Francis's letter to the Argentinean Bishops according to Fitzgibbons an expert in cognitive therapy research, an author of a book on resolving anger and a consultor to the Vatican's Congregation for the Clergy in the article says the pope "directly opposes St. John Paul II's...Familiaris Consortio, n. 84, and 2,000 years of Church teaching."[
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/exploring-the-excessive-anger-at-st.-john-paul-ii]


Besides Francis's current apparent "excessive anger at St. John Paul II's remarkable legacy," the Pope's recent comments on poop eating are now infamous. Many are outraged, but I think the proper response is pity.

Most people don't realize that poop fixation and poop eating are signs of dementia as well as mental illness. To read more on these signs of mental unfitness and other signs of the Pope having dementia because of his apparent confusion between his opinion, Church teaching and objective facts click below:


http://allnurses.com/geriatric-nurses-ltc/coprophagia-and-scatolia-768081.html

http://catholicmonitor.blogspot.com/2016/06/four-cardinals-challenge-pope-heresy.html?m=1

Pope Francis like President Reagan needs to say he will resign his office if he is found mentally unfit.


It appears at the very least the Bishops, Cardinals and Catholic media have to ask the Pope to receive a battery of psychological tests as it appears the 2013 Francis now opposes the 2016 Francis.


At worst they need to ask him to resign for his own good to get the care he needs and for the good of the Church.

It appears the 2016 Francis has made a 100 degree reversal of his position on giving communion to the divorced and remarried that opposes the 2013 Francis position.


Dementia seems a likely cause of this remarkable change of positions.

Pope Francis "Not Against" Gnostic Pelagian Enneagram of Occult Origin

Pope Francis according Austen Ivereigh, his biographer, "knows the enneagram well and is not against it."

The enneagram is a gnostic Pelagian practice of occult origin according to occult and New Age expert Fr. Mitch Pacwa. Pacwa says:
"I have two criticisms [of Enneagram]. First, it's theological nonsense, suffused with Gnostic ideas. For instance, the nine points of the Enneagram are called the "nine faces of God," which become nine demons turned upside down. No one should speak that way. . . . And the way the Enneagram is taught is Pelagian -- self-salvation through a man-made technique, not by God's grace."

"Secondly, this is a psychological system that hasn't been tested by professional psychologists. We have no independent evidence that it's true. As a result, Enneagram experts -- who aren't necessarily aware of the occult aspects -- are making up descriptions as they go along. It's irresponsible to pass this off as true."[https://www.ourladyswarriors.org/dissent/enneagram.htm[
Ironically, according to "The Pope Francis Little Book of Insults" one of the Pope's favorite insults to faithful Catholics is calling them Pelagianist.[http://thatthebonesyouhavecrushedmaythrill.blogspot.ca/2013/12/the-pope-francis-little-book-of-insults.html?m=1]

Deacon Nick Donnelly of EWTN says:

"Ivereigh's claim carries weight as he is the author of a major biography of the Holy Father, The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope. In the light of Ivereigh's claims, it would be helpful to know how Pope Francis responds to serious criticisms of the Enneagram."[https://www.ewtn.co.uk/news/holy-see/is-pope-francis-really-not-against-the-enneagram]

Back in July 28, 2013 CNA/EWTN News reported that Pope Francis was against the enneagram and his apparent current position on giving communion to the divorced and remarried. CNA/ EWTN wrote:

"'He said the psychology-focused tendencies of some spirituality courses and spiritual retreats reduce the encounter with Jesus Christ to “self-awareness,” a “self-centered approach” that “has nothing to do with the missionary spirit.' He mentioned the new age practice of the Enneagram as one example.

He criticized the 'gnostic solution' of elite groups of 'enlightened Catholics' who offer a 'higher spirituality.' He said some advocates of ordaining nuns to the priesthood or of giving communion to the divorced and remarried fall into this error."[http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/embrace-missionary-spirit-pope-tells-latin-american-bishops/]

The Pope at the beginning of his office knew the difference between infallible Catholic doctrine and his personal opinion. Francis appears to possibly be falling into dementia.

Besides Francis's current apparent confusion between his opinion, Church teaching and objective facts, might the Pope's many expressions of anger at those who follow the teachings of Pope John Paul II and the 2,000 years teachings of the Catholic Church be another symptom of dementia?

Dementia.com says a symptom of mid-stage dementia is becoming "angry...perhaps owing to frustration, or they may become overly attached to a certain person." [http://www.dementia.com/symptoms.html]

Psychiatrist and anger expert Richard Fitzgibbons, October 3, at Lifesitenews.com wrote Pope Francis and the Vatican under his control have demonstrated attempts at "undermining" the 2,000 year old Church doctrine and in particular have shown expressions "of excessive anger at St. John Paul II's remarkable legacy...almost inexplicable."

Amoris Laetitia and Pope Francis's letter to the Argentinean Bishops according to Fitzgibbons an expert in cognitive therapy research, an author of a book on resolving anger and a consultor to the Vatican's Congregation for the Clergy in the article says the pope "directly opposes St. John Paul II's...Familiaris Consortio, n. 84, and 2,000 years of Church teaching."[https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/exploring-the-excessive-anger-at-st.-john-paul-ii]


Besides Francis's current apparent "excessive anger at St. John Paul II's remarkable legacy," the Pope's recent comments on poop eating are now infamous. Many are outraged, but I think the proper response is pity.

Most people don't realize that poop fixation and poop eating are signs of dementia as well as mental illness. To read more on these signs of mental unfitness and other signs of the Pope having dementia because of his apparent confusion between his opinion, Church teaching and objective facts click below:


http://allnurses.com/geriatric-nurses-ltc/coprophagia-and-scatolia-768081.html

http://catholicmonitor.blogspot.com/2016/06/four-cardinals-challenge-pope-heresy.html?m=1

Pope Francis like President Reagan needs to say he will resign his office if he is found mentally unfit.


It appears at the very least the Bishops, Cardinals and Catholic media have to ask the Pope to receive a battery of psychological tests as it appears the 2013 Francis now opposes the 2016 Francis.


At worst they need to ask him to resign for his own good to get the care he needs and for the good of the Church.


It appears the 2016 Francis has made a 100 degree reversal of his position on giving communion to the divorced and remarried as well as on the enneagram that opposes the 2013 Francis position.


Dementia seems a likely cause of this remarkable change of positions.