Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Even Cdl. Bernardin & Vatican II Condemn Pope Francis and Gaudete et Exsultate

Cardinal Joseph Bernardin in 1988 said:

"[S]ome people on the left.. don't hold anyone's feet to the fire on abortion. That is a misuse of consistent ethic, and I deplore it." (Catholic World Report, "The Consistent-and Not So Seamless-Ethic of Life," August 13, 2015)

Even the least pro-life American Cardinal of the 1980's, Bernardin, would "deplore" Francis's celebrating abortion promoters and politicians as well as his Vatican giving them papal awards despite the Pope's lip service to being against abortion.

The teachings of Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI and even Vatican II, also, deplore Gaudete et Exsultate.

Francis's making abortion (an intrinsic evil that is always wrong according the two previous pontificates and 20 centuries of Church teaching) equivalent to immigration (a prudential matter that is the responsibility of the laity according to the two previous pontificates) obviously contradicts the two previous popes teachings.

Gaudete et Exsultate even goes against Vatican II's the Decree on the Laity Apostolicam Actuositatem which states that renew of the temporal order belongs to the laity not to the clerics or the pope:

"'[T]he laws of the political community, international relations, and other matters of this kind, as well as their development and progress' (AA 7)- primarily belongs to the Laity (AA 2, 5)." (Catholic World Report, "The Consistent-and Not So Seamless-Ethic of Life," August 13 2015)

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