Sunday, January 05, 2020

2014 1P5 Skojec: The "Office" of a True Pope means "Never has he [Francis] Officially endorsed Cardinal Kasper’s Erroneous Views on Adulterous Marriages – Nor could he!"

In 2014, One Peter Five publisher Steve Skojec said the "office" of a true pope means "never has he [Francis] officially endorsed Cardinal Kasper’s erroneous views on adulterous marriages – nor could he!":

"And yet despite the pope’s compliments on Kasper’s thought, never has he officially endorsed Cardinal Kasper’s erroneous views on adulterous marriages – nor could he! The infallibility of his office prevents him from doing so. [1P5's bolding]":

A One Peter Five commenter Asbury Fox tried to give Skojec an out from saying a true pope "could" "never... officially endorsed Cardinal Kasper’s erroneous views on adulterous marriages":

Asbury Fox

"I would disagree with the statement that the Pope could never accept Kasper's views. I think that the evidence has shown that Francis is in perfect agreement with Kasper, only that the Pope lets Kasper speak for him publicly. The office of the papacy does not have Impeccability. The Pope can embrace Kasper's heretical views of his own free will and teach them. Popes can fall into heresy. Popes can then expose their heretical views for the Church to see and be scandalized."

"Papal Infallibilty [sic] is very limited and applies only to ex cathedra statements. The Holy Ghost will prevent a Pope from teaching a heresy ex cathedra, but the Holy Ghost will not prevent the Pope from actually holding a heresy and spreading his error. The Pope is a man with free will who can reject the guidance of the Holy Spirit."

But, Skojec doubled down saying the "office" of a true pope means "He has never, and can never, officially endorse heretical views":


 "I believe the operative word in that statement was 'officially.' He has never, and can never, officially endorse heretical views. That's what the office prevents. It keeps him from ex officio or ex cathedra errors in faith and morals."

So what is Skojec waiting for now: an "official acts of the Apostolic See" such as this:

Not privately, but Pope Francis officially acting as the pope explicitly contradicted traditional Catholic teaching on divorce and remarriage when he in a "official act as the pope" placed the Argentine letter in the Acts of the Apostolic See (AAS) in which he said of the Buenos Aires region episcopal guidelines:

"There is no other interpretations."

The guidelines explicitly allows according to LifeSiteNews "sexuality active adulterous couples facing 'complex circumstances' to 'access the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.'"
(LifeSiteNews, "Confusion explodes as Pope Francis throws magisterial weight behind communion for adulterers, December 4, 2017)

In a article on OnePeterFive, specialist in Magisterial authority Dr. John Joy said "It means that it is an official act of the pope." 

Moreover, the article said:

"Dr. Joy pointed out that adding the letter to the AAS could, in fact, damage the credibility of Amoris Laetitia by potentially removing the possibility that it could be intercepted in an orthodox way, via its publication in the official acts of the Apostolic See, that the unorthodox interpretation is the official one."
(OnePeterFive, "Pope's Letter on Argentinian Communion Guidelines for Remarriage Given Official Status," December 2, 2017)
The "official act of" Francis is a "unorthodox interpretation."

It is not just a private contradiction of traditional Catholic teaching.
The "official act of the pope" is a "unorthodox interpretation" which means it contradicts traditional Catholic teaching which is just another way of saying by "official act the pope" is teaching heresy.

Now, let us quote philosopher Ed Feser:

"(1) Adulterous sexual acts are in some special circumstances morally permissible... these propositions flatly contradict irreformable Catholic teaching. Proposition (1) contradicts not only the perennial moral teaching of the Church, but the teaching of scripture itself."
(Edwardfeser.blogspot, "Denial flows into the Tiber," December 18, 2016)

How's that for an understatement?

But, just in case Skojec thinks an "official acts of the Apostolic See" isn't enough maybe he has heard that God commanded in one of the Ten Commandments:

"Thou shalt not commit adultery."

But, just in case he never heard of the Ten Commandments, Dubia Cardinal Walter Brandmuller said:

"Whoever thinks that persistent adultery and reception of Holy Communion are compatible is a heretic and promotes schism."
(LifeSiteNews, "Dubia Cardinal: Anyone who Opens Communion to Adulterers a Heretic and Promotes Schism," December 23, 2016)

Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church as well as for the Triumph of the Kingdom of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

      1 comment:

      Alexis Bugnolo said...

      I HONESTLY hope Skojec reads this post, so his conscience can be confronted with the fact that for a personal decision to remain in communion with friends who are modernists, he has changed the very definitions of truth as the years go by, doing exactly what he has condemned concerning liberals and marxists and modernists.

      He is not intellectually or morally consistent. And if he wont recognize that, then I hope everyone else does. Because his position is gravely immoral and extremely scandalous as it is leading many souls to damnation.

      Steve, if you read my comment, know that I am praying for you daily, to snap out of your political faith and return to the dogmatic faith of the Church. You have to chose between your friends and Christ, because the friends you have chosen are bad company and are not acting upon the faith when they say, that Bergoglio is the pope.