Monday, April 18, 2016
As a result of the fact that in Germany the Modernist clergy – infected by local Protestantism – has introduced in several areas the sacrilegious act of giving Holy Communion to “remarried” divorcees (that is, to those who live in adultery, and according to Christ’s teachings, in sin), contradicting in this way the evangelical teaching that prohibits the reception of the Eucharist by those who are in mortal sin, the topic of giving Communion to divorcees in new unions has been discussed over a period of two years of the current pontificate (Pope Francis’), promoted by the main instigator of this sacrilege, German Cardinal Walter Kasper, whom Pope Francis strongly praised at the Angelus, after his election. (Click HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkCY7u7fhfw) to watch video)
The above-mentioned topic became the main topic of discussion during the two Synods on the Family. This means that the approval of sacrilege in the Church was subjected to discussion and put to the vote. Kasper played a key role during the Synods – especially during the first one – with the praise and support of the Pope. Finally, after the two Synods, Kasper’s proposal was not approved due to a lack of majority of votes in favor, but it was seconded by a great number of Modernists Cardinals. Despite this fact, and although it was made clear that it had not reached the number of votes required, it was recorded – at Pope Francis’ request – in the final document of the last Synod.
Catholics, faithful to the doctrine of Christ, to the evangelical teachings and to the infallible Magisterium of the Church, could not believe the Roman Pontiff, who instead of putting those German priests in their place for disobeying the Magisterium of two thousand years through the sacrilege against the Body of Christ, asked for the discussion of the topic in all countries, allowed it to be proposed in two synods, and put the evangelical truth to a “democratic” vote, as if the Truth Revealed by God were subject to the decision of the majority.
A lot of time passed before the stance of the Pope was made public. A great number of theologians and cardinals published several studies where the unchangeable and immutable doctrine on this matter was demonstrated, in the hope that the Pope would finally remember it in a clear and categorical way.
Finally, Pope Francis has published this month his post-synod exhortation Amoris Laetitia – a document that does not comply with the requirements established by the Church for it to be infallible, and for that reason it only expresses the Pope’s personal and fallible view on the matter. For that same reason, the outcome was truly terrible, despite the attempts that sought at all costs and with extremely bad results to achieve the hermeneutic of continuity, benefitting from what is usable in the document (where the traditional doctrine is repeated), and trying to “interpret” what Pope Francis really wanted to say but did not. It has to be acknowledged that many who followed that same line, honestly pointed out that this was just too much and that while the person of the Pope should be respected, it does not mean that we should fail to recognize the Catholic doctrine, in which the limits of the Pope’s authority are clearly indicated, since his mission is to guide the Church by teaching and guarding the Revealed Truth that he has received from Christ, without modifying a single thing. As the First Vatican Council warns and teaches: “The Holy Ghost was promised to the successors of Peter not so that they might, by his revelation, make known some new doctrine, but that, by his assistance, they might religiously guard and faithfully expound the revelation or deposit of faith transmitted by the apostles.” The Pope is the DEPOSITARY, and not the inventor of the Catholic Doctrine.
We must remember that this is not the first time in history that a Pontiff errs as a private person by not complying with the requirements, established by the Church, for his Magisterium to be infallible. And that error, as such, does not properly form part of the Magisterium. Thank God, every time something like this has happened, He has prompted the faithful to resist error and point it out, with due respect for the investiture, in defense of the evangelical truth, and out of love of Christ and His Church. And this has already happened in the present case. Let us remember that Saint Paul resisted Saint Peter (who was the first Pope) for a much less grave matter. (Click HERE http://www.catholicityblog.com/2016/01/saint-pauls-rebuke-to-first-pope-in.html to read the article).
We continue by reproducing a summary on the content of this document, which, in our opinion, has been the best so far.
The Post-Synod Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia: First reflections on a catastrophic document
By Roberto de Mattei
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