Saturday, April 30, 2016

Pope Benedict's Top Inner Circle Philosopher States Francis' Amoris Laetitia Needs to be Corrected

 
The foremost living Catholic philosopher Robert Spaemann, who belonged to Pope Benedict XVI's inner circle of thinkers, in an interview said: 

Amoris Laetitia's paragraph 305, when read with its footnote 351, "directly contradicts paragraph 84 of John Paul II's letter Familiaris interview."

On April 28, in this interview with the German Catholic News Agency, the philosopher stated:

"Each individual cardinal,  as well as each bishop and each priest is called to preserve in his field of authority the Catholic Sacramental Order and to confess it publicly. If the Pope is not willing to make a correction, it is up to another pontificate to officially put things back into order. 

The friend of Emeritus Pope Benedict  directly says Amoris Laetitia contradicts the continuous teachings of the Church. 

Speamann, when asked if the Pope's document breaches the Church's traditional teachings, said:

"It is clear to every thinking person, who knows the text that are important in this context, that there is a breach."

Catholic author and former NewsMax journalist Fred Martinez said:

"In this great crisis it is important that all Catholics pray and offers their Masses and ask Emeritus Pope Benedict, the cardinals and bishops to correct Pope Francis as the foremost living Catholic philosopher has asked."

Pray for Bishops as Francis' Amoris Laetitia is Crucifying Jesus, the Truth, Again


Jesus was sooooo tired of all this on the cross when He said: "My God, My God why have you forsaken me."

As we hang on the cross with Jesus we can imitate Him in our deep worry for His Church and in all our sufferings.

We trust the Father in the darkest darkness.

Next, we join our suffering to Jesus crucified for all sinners especially ourselves.

Finally, with our Savior who is Truth we speak the truth.

Fr. John Hunwicke spoke it best:

At the end of the Amoris laetitia press conference Cardinal Schoenborn was asked "whether there was anything in this new document which contradicted paragraph 84 of Familiares consortio. "
Schoenborn" repudiated strongly" that there could be a contradiction and claimed Blessed Newman's doctrine development.

According to Newman expert Hunwicke the Blessed's teaching is that "Catholic Doctrine had in the past developed while remaining true to type. "

The Cardinal "by a neat conjuring trick, could present Change as Non-change...so if Amoris laetitia footnote 351 were to mean what many on both "sides" seem to assume, we would have now a truly lightning' development, ' all the way from X to Contra-X," said Fr. John.

For me more worrisome than the denial of the law of contradiction or more simply the denial of plain truth, is the deafening silence of the successors of the Apostles.

I pray that some bishops will join us simple laypeople and priests as we worry about contradictions from the teachings of Pope John Paul II.

I pray they will they join us as we worry about euphemisms such as irregular for adultery and as we worry about methods such as repeating over and over again the word "mercy" while emptying it of it's Scriptural and theological meaning and worst of all of contradicting the plain words of our Lord Jesus' "warnings that divorce/ remarriage is adultery."

I pray there are some bishops who will imitate St John the Apostle and will join us and Our Lady as we worry and are sorrowful as her Son, the Truth, is crucified, again.

Please pray an Our Father, Hail Mary and St Michael the Archangel prayer for Pope Francis, for our beloved Church, for ourselves and that some bishops will imitate St John the Apostle.

Vatican Experts Say Vatican Marginalizing Anti-Amoris Laetitia Prelates


First they came for the Trade Unionist, and I did not speak out- Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out- Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me- and there was no one to speak for me.(Niemoller)

It seems the Pope may be overly attached and surrounded by certain persons with unhealthy thought processes and strange conspiracy ideas.

The Vatican Insider usually a solid news source which has access to ranking Vatican insiders close to the Pope on October 19 wrote a tabloid like paranoid article.

It slandered anyone remotely criticizing questionable prudential actions where Francis has no expertise or promise of being guided by the Holy Spirit and the non-infallible teachings of his which contradict the teaching of scripture and all previous popes as being in a global conspiracy with Russian strongman Putin against the Pope.

Almost ironically, Phil Lawler, and his CatholicCulture.org, which defends Francis's teachings and even the Argentine norm of Amoris Laetitia yet when commenting on this article, said that it is "likely...people surrounding Pope Francis" have a "paranoid style" and have fallen into "conspiracy" thinking that "see enemies wherever there is resistance to their agenda."

It is also likely, that if those who surround Francis have fallen into paranoid and conspiracy thinking, that the Pope himself might exhibit this same types of fearful thought processes.

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America says individuals "with dementia may become paranoid."

Wikipedia says paranoia "is a thought process believed to be heavily influenced by anxiety and fear...typically includes...beliefs of conspiracy."

EWTN commentator Robert Royal of The Catholic Thing said in the 2014 article "Pope Francis Needs New Friends" said:

"He's clearly in a bubble" with Cardinals like the German Kasper who wants "God to repeal the Laws of Non-contradiction" and radicals like the Honduran Maraiaga who were leading Francis to "connect...global poverty-with a kind of conspiracy theory about arms sales and war is simply bizarre."

These persons with unhealthy thought processes in the papal bubble around the Pope who wrote Amoris Laetitia might have not told him about about many things including the famous footnote 351.

Maybe he agrees with those with conspiracy thought processes and authorized the footnote.

Maybe he is incapable of remembering the most important parts of his documents because of dementia.

Maybe he is lying when he said he forgot about the footnote.

Maybe he and others wrote the document and letter that attempts to overturn the standards that Jesus Christ proclaimed in the Gospel which the Church has held for 2,000 years according to the important journal First Things.

These seem to be the most likely scenarios to explain Francis saying:

"I don't remember the footnote." (Life Site News, April 18,2016)



Whichever the case, as Dr. Spaemann said, the errors in Amoris Laetitia need to be corrected.

Also, the bubble with the seeming nod of approval by Francis have begun what some call a method of operation that appears "quasi-revolutionary."

Vatican experts Matteo Mattuzzi, Maike Hickson and Giuseppe Nardi say the bubble is marginalizing Orthodox prelates in what one calls "strategic moves.
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They mention Cardinal Muller, Bishop Vitus Huonder of Chur, Switerland and Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Perfect of the Congregation for Bishops as being minimized, overruled and ignored.

Muller and Huonder as of April 21 are being publicly pressured and rebuked on the official German Bishops Conference website with explicit reference to Amoris Laetitia.

We must give bishops and others Spaemann's interview.

We must pray and offer our Masses that bishops and all the faithful Catholics especially those in the media and in positions of authority will have the actual graces to be courageous like Dr Speamann to correct Pope Francis.