Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Pope Francis Must Stop Adulterous Communions in Argentina or Risk Ceasing to be Pope if Report Accurate

-Updated June 13, 2017-

If Francis or any Pope "formally professed heresy," he would "automatically" cease to be Pope" said Cardinal Raymond Burke.
(Catholic World Report on December 19, 2016)

On December 23, 2016 Cardinal Walter Brandmuller, one of the four Cardinals of the dubia, 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]

What Brandmuller declared is a heretical position is Pope Francis's heretical position unless he corrects the Argentina Bishop Msgr. Macin who he appointed in 2013 if the report below is accurate.

Today, Rotate Caeli reported:

Macin "publicly announced that according to norms send in a letter 6 months ago by Pope Francis... the... divorced and remarried... (by order of the Pope) To Include Them In Full And Sacramental Communion... in the ceremony. At no point was mention made that those people had taken a vow of chastity... "

"In the same way, communion was given to all those mentioned (some 30 couples)." (Rotate Caeli.com, June 13, 2017, "Breaking: Argentinian Bishop Organizes Special Mass to Give Communion to Adulterous Couples, Cites Pope Francis")

If it is true that the 30 divorced and " remarried" couples have not made a vow of chastity, then the Pope must stop the adulterous Communions.

Unless Francis formally corrects the apparent heretical position which Bishop Macin announced is Francis's position he could "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.

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 Bishop Macin adulterous Communion "ceremony" must be corrected by Pope Francis or the four Cardinals must issue the correction to the Pope if there is no vow of chastity involved with the "ceremony."

Dr. John R. T. Lamont, philosopher and theologian, explains how Francis could cease to be Pope:  

"Some... 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..."

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 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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