Saturday, September 30, 2017

Correctio Filialis De Haeresibus Propagatis


A 25-page letter signed by 40 Catholic clergy and lay scholars was delivered to Pope Francis on August 11th. Since no answer was received from the Holy Father, it is being made public today, 24th September, Feast of Our Lady of Ransom and of Our Lady of Walsingham. The letter, which is open to new signatories, now has the names of 62 clergy and lay scholars from 20 countries, who also represent others lacking the necessary freedom of speech. It has a Latin title: ‘Correctio filialis de haeresibus propagatis’ (literally, ‘A filial correction concerning the propagation of heresies’). It states that the pope has, by his Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia, and by other, related, words, deeds and omissions, effectively upheld 7 heretical positions about marriage, the moral life, and the reception of the sacraments, and has caused these heretical opinions to spread in the Catholic Church. These 7 heresies are expressed by the signatories in Latin, the official language of the Church.
This letter of correction has 3 main parts. In the first part, the signatories explain why, as believing and practising Catholics, they have the right and duty to issue such a correction to the supreme pontiff. Church law itself requires that competent persons not remain silent when the pastors of the Church are misleading the flock. This involves no conflict with the Catholic dogma of papal infallibility, since the Church teaches that a pope must meet strict criteria before his utterances can be considered infallible. Pope Francis has not met these criteria. He has not declared these heretical positions to be definitive teachings of the Church, or stated that Catholics must believe them with the assent of faith. The Church teaches no pope can claim that God has revealed some new truth to him, which it would be obligatory for Catholics to believe.
The second part of the letter is the essential one, since it contains the ‘Correction’ properly speaking. It lists the passages of Amoris laetitia in which heretical positions are insinuated or encouraged, and then it lists words, deeds, and omissions of Pope Francis which make it clear beyond reasonable doubt that he wishes Catholics to interpret these passages in a way that is, in fact, heretical. In particular, the pope has directly or indirectly countenanced the beliefs that obedience to God’s Law can be impossible or undesirable, and that the Church should sometimes accept adultery as compatible with being a practising Catholic.
The final part, called ‘Elucidation’, discusses two causes of this unique crisis. One cause is ‘Modernism’. Theologically speaking, Modernism is the belief that God has not delivered definite truths to the Church, which she must continue to teach in exactly the same sense until the end of time. Modernists hold that God communicates to mankind only experiences., which human beings can reflect on, so as to make various statements about God, life and religion; but such statements are only provisional, never fixed dogmas. Modernism was condemned by Pope St Pius X at the start of the 20th century, but it revived in the middle of the century. The great and continuing confusion caused in the Catholic Church by Modernism obliges the signatories to describe the true meaning of ‘faith’, ‘heresy’, ‘revelation’, and ‘magisterium’.
A second cause of the crisis is the apparent influence of the ideas of Martin Luther on Pope Francis. The letter shows how Luther, the founder of Protestantism, had ideas on marriage, divorce, forgiveness, and divine law which correspond to those which the pope has promoted by word, deed and omission. It also notes the explicit and unprecedented praise given by Pope Francis to the German heresiarch.
The signatories do not venture to judge the degree of awareness with which Pope Francis has propagated the 7 heresies which they list. But they respectfully insist that he condemn these heresies, which he has directly or indirectly upheld.
The signatories profess their loyalty to the holy Roman Church, assure the pope of their prayers, and ask for his apostolic blessing.

Dr. Gerard J. M. van den Aardweg
European editor, Empirical Journal of Same-Sex Sexual Behavior
Fr Claude Barthe
Diocesan Priest
Philip M. Beattie
BA (Leeds), MBA(Glasgow), MSc (Warwick), Dip.Stats (Dublin) Associate Lecturer, University of Malta (Malta)
Fr Jehan de BellevilleReligious
Dr. Philip Blosser
Professor of Philosophy, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Archdiocese of Detroit
Fr Robert Brucciani
District superior of the SSPX in Great Britain
Prof. Mario Caponnetto
University Professor, Mar de la Plata (Argentina)
Mr Robert F. Cassidy STL
Fr Isio CecchiniParish Priest in Tuscany
Salvatore J. Ciresi, MA
Director of the St. Jerome Biblical Guild, Lecturer at the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College
Fr. Linus F Clovis, PhD, JCL, M.Sc., STB, Dip. Ed,
Director of the Secretariat for Family and Life
Fr Paul Cocard Religious
Fr Thomas Crean OP STD
Prof. Matteo D’Amico
Professor of History and Philosophy, Senior High School of Ancona
Dr. Chiara Dolce PhD
Research doctor in Moral Philosophy at the University of Cagliari
Deacon Nick Donnelly MA
Petr Dvorak
Head of Department for the Study of Ancient and Medieval Thought at the Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague; Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Saints Cyril and Methodius Theological Faculty, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
H.E. Mgr Bernard Fellay
Superior General of the SSPX
Christopher Ferrara Esq.
Founding President of the American Catholic Lawyers’ Association
Prof. Michele Gaslini
Professor of Public Law at the University of Udine
Prof. Corrado Gnerre
Professor at the Istituto Superiore di Scienze Religiose of Benevento, Pontifical Theological University of Southern Italy
Dr. Ettore Gotti Tedeschi
Former President of the Institute for Works of Religion (IOR), Professor of Ethics at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan
Dr. Maria Guarini STB
Pontificia Università Seraphicum, Rome; editor of the website Chiesa e postconcilio
Prof. Robert Hickson PhD
Retired Professor of Literature and of Strategic-Cultural Studies
Fr John Hunwicke
Former Senior Research Fellow, Pusey House, Oxford
Fr Jozef HuttaDiocesan Priest
Prof. Isebaert Lambert
Full Professor at the Catholic University of Louvain, and at the Flemish Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Dr. John Lamont STL DPhil (Oxon.)
Fr Serafino M. Lanzetta STD
Lecturer in Dogmatic Theology, Theological Faculty of Lugano, Switzerland; Priest in charge of St Mary’s, Gosport, in the diocese of Portsmouth
Prof. Massimo de Leonardis
Professor and Director of the Department of Political Sciences at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan
Msgr. Prof. Antonio Livi
Academic of the Holy See
Dean emeritus of the Pontifical Lateran University
Vice-rector of the church of Sant’Andrea del Vignola, Rome
Dr. Carlo Manetti
Professor in Private Universities in Italy
Prof. Pietro De Marco
Former Professor at the University of Florence
Prof. Roberto de Mattei
Former Professor of the History of Christianity, European University of Rome, former Vice President of the National Research Council (CNR)
Fr Cor MennenLecturer in Canon Law at the Major Seminary of the Diocese of ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands). Canon of the cathedral chapter of the diocese of ‘s-Hertogenbosch
Prof. Stéphane Mercier
Lecturer in Philosophy at the Catholic University of Louvain
Don Alfredo Morselli STL
Parish priest of the archdiocese of Bologna
Martin Mosebach
Writer and essayist
Dr. Claude E. Newbury M.B., B.Ch., D.T.M&H., D.O.H., M.F.G.P., D.C.H., D.P.H., D.A., M. Med; Former Director of Human Life International in Africa south of the Sahara; former Member of the Human Services Commission of the Catholic Bishops of South Africa
Prof. Lukas Novak
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Charles University, Prague
Fr Guy Pagès
Diocesan Priest
Prof. Paolo Pasqualucci
Professor of Philosophy (retired), University of Perugia
Prof. Claudio Pierantoni
Professor of Medieval Philosophy in the Philosophy Faculty of the University of Chile; Former Professor of Church History and Patrology at the Faculty of Theology of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Father Anthony Pillari, J.C.L., M.C.L
Prof. Enrico Maria Radaelli
Philosopher, editor of the works of Romano Amerio
Dr. John Rao
Associate Professor of History, St. John’s University, NYC; Chairman, Roman Forum
Dr. Carlo Regazzoni
Licentiate in Philosophy at University of Freiburg
Dr. Giuseppe Reguzzoni
External Researcher at the Catholic University of Milan and former editorial assistant of Communio, International Catholic Review (Italian edition)
Arkadiusz Robaczewski MA (Phil.)
Fr Settimio M. Sancioni STD
Licence in Biblical Science
Prof. Andrea Sandri
Research Associate, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan
Dr. Joseph Shaw
Tutor in Moral philosophy, St Benet’s Hall, University of Oxford
Fr Paolo M. Siano HED
(Historiae Ecclesiasticae Doctor)
Dr. Cristina Siccardi
Historian of the Church
Dr. Anna Silvas
Adjunct research fellow, University of New England, NSW, Australia
Prof. Dr Thomas Stark
Phil.-Theol. Hochschule Benedikt XVI, Heiligenkreuz
Rev. Glen Tattersall
Parish Priest, Parish of Bl. John Henry Newman, archdiocese of Melbourne; Rector, St Aloysius’ Church
Prof. Giovanni Turco
Associate Professor of Philosophy of Public Law at the University of Udine, Member Corrispondent of the Pontificia Accademia San Tommaso d’Aquino
Prof. Piero Vassallo
Former editor of Cardinal Siri’s theological review Renovatio
Prof. Arnaldo Vidigal Xavier da Silveira
Former Professor at the Pontifical University of São Paulo, Brazil
Msgr. José Luiz Villac
Former Rector of the Seminary of Jacarezinho
On 24th September 2017:
Leo Darroch
President, Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce 2007 – 2013
Dr. Mauro Faverzani
Editor of the Magazine “Radici Cristiane” (Italy)
H.E. Mgr Rene Henry Gracida D.D.
Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas
Fr Pio Idowu BA (Phil.)
Fr Luis Eduardo Rodríguez Rodríguez
Parish Priest, Parroquia del Espíritu Santo y N.S. de La Antigua Diocese de Los Teques, Venezuela
Wolfram Schrems MA (Phil.) MA (Theol.)
Catechist for adults, contributor for Catholic and secular websites, works in the pro-life-field, Vienna (Austria)
On 25th September 2017:
Fr Luiz Antonio de Aguiar Portugal
Dr. Antonio Aragoni MA (Religious Science)
Dr. Riccardo Calzavara
Dr. Riccardo Cavalli
Dr. Andrea Martini, MA (Education Science)
Fr Michel Morille France
Fr Andrew Pinsent BA, MA, DPhil, PhB, STB, Phl, PhD
Director of the Ian Ramsey Center for Science and Religion, Oxford
Priest of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton
Fr Cyrille Perret France
Patrick Tomeny, Jr, MD, MPH, DABA
Prof. Leonardo Schwinden
Professor of Philosophy, Universidad Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Gianpaolo De Vita PhD (Phil.)
University of Salerno
On 26th September 2017:
Dr. Salvatore Giuseppe Alessi BA (Phil.), BA (Theol.)
Economist, Italy
Fr Enrique Eduardo Alsamora Spain
Dr. Winfried Aymans
Professor em. of Canon Law, University of Munich
Fr William Barrocas
Dr. Johannes Bronish PhD (Phil.)
Dr. Richard Belleville PhD
Formerly Chairman of Philosophy Department, Anna Maria College, Paxton (MA)
Fr Alejo Benitez Spain
Fr Felix-Maximilian-Marie Bogoridi-Liven France
Fr Giorgio Bellei Italy
Sister M. Blaise Chukwu Religious
Dr. Nicola Bonora Professor
Fr Nathaniel Brazil
Dr. Isobel Camp PhD
Professor of Philosophy at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Angelicum (Rome)
Fr José Miguel Marqués Campo Spain
Prof. Neri Capponi Former Professor of Canon Law at the University of Florence,
Judge of the Tuscany Ecclesiastical Matromonial Court
Dr. Fabiano Caso, Phd (Phil.) Phd (Theol.) BA (Theoretic Phil.)
Psychoanalyst, Italy
Fr Jose Chamakalayil
Dr. Francisco Fernández de la Cigoña Journalist and Writer, Spain
Dr. Richard Dalton BSc, MA, MBA, MPhil
Trinity College Dublin
Dr. Angelo Elli MA (Phil.)
Dr. Manuel Fantoni PhD
Fr Marazsi Ferenc 
Fr Thomas Agustin Gazpocnetti Lic. Phil.
Dr. Rossana Giannelli MA (Phil.)
Fr Alvaro Salvador Gutiérrez Félix Professor of Philosophy, Diocese of Mexicali, Mexico
Dr. Christian Hecht Phd (Phil.), BA (Theol.)
Fr John Houston
Dr. Ignacio María Gallo Ingrao
Professor of Philosophy
Fr Czeslaw Kolasa
Fr Eduardo Guzmán López, STL
Parish Priest, Spain 
Michael Theodor van Laack BA (Theol.)
Dr. Moisés Gomes de Lima Professor
Fr Andrea Mancinella Diocese of Albano
Fr Antonio Mancini Italy
Dr. Jose Marquez Lic. Canon Law
Fr Peter Masik PhD
Professor of Dogmatic Theology, Bratislava
Dr. Martin Mayer PhD (Theol.)
Fr Fabiano MontanaroDefensor Vinculi by the Rota Romana, Rome
Dr. Arroyo Moreno Lic. Phil.
Professor em. at the University Panamerica and University Anahuac, Spain
Dr. Renata Negri Professor, Italy
Prof. Hermes Rodrigues Nery 
Bioethicist, Journalist and Writer, Director of Movimento Legislação e Vida, Brazil
Dr. Lucrecia Rego de Planas 
University Professor, Mathematician, Master in Religious Science and Humanities, Doctor in Interdisciplinary Research
Fr Bernard Pellabeuf France
Fr Eros Pellizzari Italy
Thomas Pfeifer BA (Phil.)
Fr Vidko Podrzaj 
Priest of the Chapel of Our Lady of Good Success
Dr. José Arturo Quarracino 
Philosopher, Spain
Dr. Kevin Regan MD, BA MA (Theol.)
Fr Robert Repenning
Fr Jasson Rodas
Fr Darrell Roman
Fr Giovanni Romani Italy
Fr Humberto Jordán Sánchez Vázquez Diocesan Priest
Dr. Alvear Sanìn Editor, Writer, Columnist
Dr. Mauro Scaringi MA (Phil.)
RE Professor, Italy
Dr. Nikolaus Staubach PhD
Professor at the University of Münster
Rev. Prof. Alberto Strumia MA (Physics), STD
Professor at the Theological Faculty of Emilia-Romagna (Bologna) 
Fr. Tam X. Tran, STL
Pastor, Archdiocese of Washington, USA
Dr. Andreas Trutzel BA (Theol.)
Dr. Beata Vertessy Professor, Hungary 
Fr Marcelo Villegas Spain
Dr. Giorgio Zauli Professor, Writer, Italy
Dr. Hubert Windisch Professor em.
Dr. Paul Winske Professor, Germany
Fr Ernst-Werner Wolff Germany
On 28th September 2017:
John F. Ambs 
Senior Executive Service, US Intelligence Community
Brother André Marie M.I.C.M. BA (Humanities), MA (Theol.)
Prior of Saint Benedict Center in Richmond, New Hampshire.
Prof. Denis Crouan PhD (Theol.)
President of the ‘Association Pro Liturgia’, France
Fr James Duncan SJ
Professor em. of Theology, Maison St. Michel, Brussels
Fr Giorgio Ghio STD
Theological Faculty of Lugano (Switzerland)
Artur Paczyna
Former (2007-2016) President of Silesian Association of the Faithful of the Latin Tradition
Patrick Linbeck BA, STL
Board Member of the Avila Foundation and Texas Right to Life
Dr. Hon. J.D. RasnickSitting judge, Superior court probate court and municipal court judge President Una Voce Georgia
Trey Tagert BA (Phil. University of Dallas) M.T.S. (University of Dallas)
Prof. Giovanni Zenone PhD
President Fede & Cultura (Italy)
Director Gondolin Institute Press (Colorado, USA)
On 29th September 2017:
Fr Daniel Becker BS, MS, M.Div., PhD
Parish Priest, Diocese of Worcester (USA)
Fr Remus Mircea Birtz BA, STL, STD, BA (Christian Architecture)
Church historian, Romania
Prof. Balázs Déri
Professor at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Fr Mark Gantley, JCL, Judicial Vicar, Diocese of Honolulu (HI, USA)
Dr. Peter Micallef-Eynaud MD (UCathSCJ), MSc (PH Med), BA (Rel. St.), MA (Theol. Melit.)
Prof. Cesar Félix Sanchez Martínez
Professor of Philosophy of Nature, Philosophy of History and History of Philosophy (Modern and Contemporary) at the Archdiocesan Seminary of Saint Jerome, Arequipa-Perú
Prof. Nigel John Morgan
Professor em. of History of Art, University of Cambridge
Fr Alphonsus Maria Krutsinger C.SS.R.
Religious, Preacher of Parish Missions
Dr. Eric E. Puosi PhD
Lecturer in Systematic Theology and History of the Reformation, Viareggio, Italy
Dr. med. Christian Spaemann MA (Phil.)
Specialist in Psychiatry and Psychotherapeutic medicine, Germany
Fr Michael Sauer MA (Theol.)
Diocese of Eichstätt, Germany
On 30th September 2017:
Fr Osvaldo Briones SJS
Parish Priest, Wisconsin (USA)
Fr Carlo Brivio
Diocesan priest, Lombardia (Italy) 
Pablo Esteban Camacho PHB & MSc, BA (Phil.)
Fr Walter Covens
Diocesan priest, Martinica 
David Percival C. Flores
Human Resources Professional
Diocese of Malolos, Philippines 
Dr. med. Francisco Arturo Cuenca Flórez
Bogotá, Colombia
Dr. Lee Fratantuono AB Holy Cross; AM Boston College, PhD Fordham
Professor and Chair of Classics
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, Ohio (USA)
Deacon Franco Gerevini
Diocese of Bergamo (Italy)
Dr. Michael Kakooza PhD (Wales) in Communication & Ideology,
Consultant, Uganda Technology & Management University, Former Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research, Innovation & Development, KIM University, Rwanda
Dr. Robert Lazu PhD (Phil.)
Writer and Lecturer, Romania 
Philip James Maguire
Former Senior Journalist for the Melbourne Catholic Advocate, Sunday Herald Sun newspaper and Australian Broadcasting Commission. Former Senior Adviser to the Victorian State National Party Leader
Neerim East, Victoria (Australia).
Dr.  Paul A. Scott MA, PhD (Dunelm), FRHistS
Associate Professor of French, Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies in French, General Editor of The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies (Brill)
Department of French, Francophone and Italian Studies
School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures
University of Kansas (USA)
Fr Denis Tolardo
Parochial Vicar, Veneto (Italy)
Fr Christian Viña BA (Theol.)
Parish Priest, Archidiocese de La Plata, Argentina 
John-Henry Westen MA
Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Elizabeth Yore J.D.
Attorney and International Child Advocate
Former General Counsel at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and General Counsel at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Criminal Record: In 2016, for the first time in their history, Planned Parenthood Exceeded One Million of Abortions

Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood

The multinational abortionist killed 612,966 premature babies by surgical abortion, and 481,713 through chemical abortion. It also takes pride in having contributed to more than 950 legislative changes on abortion and contraception worldwide since 2005.

Actuall. By Tamara García Yuste - 09/20/2017. Planned Parenthood killed 1,094,679 babies last year, beating a bloody record.

The multinational abortionist killed 612,966 premature babies by surgical abortion, and 481,713 through chemical abortion. With these figures, it is the first time the abortionist has exceeded one million abortions.

According to a report published by Planned Parenthood, they performed more than 3.6 million abortion-related activities, including pre and post counseling and consultation, and treatment of incomplete abortions.

The multinational maintains 142 entities worldwide and operates in more than 170 countries

Founded in 1952, Planned Parenthood now maintains 142 organizations worldwide and operates in more than 170 countries, conducting and promoting abortion and "sexual and reproductive rights," according to The New American.

In its own research on the abortion giant, the Democratic Population Research Institute (PRI) notes that Planned Parenthood "invests millions of dollars in its Member Associations (affiliates) and other related organizations operating in the country to promote abortion and advocate for ever more lenient abortion laws. In 2016, Planned Parenthood awarded $68 million in grants to its Member Associations and other organizations.”

Planned Parenthood Legislative Changes on Abortion

In its latest report, Planned Parenthood boasts that it has contributed to more than 950 legislative changes regarding abortion and contraception worldwide since 2005.

For example, in 2016, the Guatemalan branch of Planned Parenthood influenced the courts of the nation to "reinterpret the South American country's abortion law to enable mid-level providers, ie nurses, pharmacists or rural doctors "to perform abortions within eight weeks of gestation.

But after the court ruling, "the number of abortion-related services increased by 68 percent overall.”

The multinational abortionist has experienced a golden period in its bloody business, thanks to the support of the White House, under Obama's mandate. Things might start to change with Donald Trump, who has put the company's finances on the spotlight.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Prayer for Mexico and for the Victims of the Earthquake

Sovereign Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our Lady, who not being satisfied with having carried out the most ineffable prodigies in favor of the American continent, providing from the sky benefits to sanctify this nation, adopting it as yours, and leaving us, as an irrefragable testimony of your mercy, a pious copy of your beauty in that sacred image of Guadalupe, you want, however, to show us every day your tenderness, protecting the wretched who invoke you, helping their needs, protecting them in their dangers and being all their solace in their anguish: Our Lady, confident in that whoever seeks you from the heart, will not go away without having found the remedy to their needs, and knowing that you never fail to keep your promises, we dare to come to you, to ask that you obtain for us forgiveness of the many sins with which we have offended your Most Holy Son, and of our ingratitude toward you, so that, putting and end to the causes of the calamities that we suffer, the rigors with which Divine Justice punishes us cease: Sweet Virgin Mary, listen to your children, who, though unworthy of such a name, are your children because you chose us, so that we may be freed from earthquakes, with which the earth is manifesting to us that its Creator looks at it with anger; please cease also the diseases, and that the times, taking their regular course, facilitate the abundance of the fruits of the earth.

Obtain for us the grace of God, because with it all good things will surely come to us, we will attain your help in this life, and we will deserve to see the original of your sacred image, looking face to face to your Divine Father, Husband and Son.

-To implore Our Lady's protection in any need.

For in Guadalupe we find remedy to all afflictions.
Deliver us, O Sweet Mother! from the plague and earthquakes.

PRAYER: Lord, we pray for the fallen and the victims of the earthquake. May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. And, we beseech you, Lord, to give us the conviction that it is necessary to live always in grace, and that we repent and confess all our sins to receive your forgiveness and mercy. Amen.

Taken from *PEQUEÑO DEVOCIONARIO GUADALUPANO*. Arranged by his Excellency Bishop FORTINO H. VERA, Bishop of Cuernavaca. With the recommendation of the Archbishop of Mexico -Rosepero María. February 9, 1899. Reprint: MCMXLVI Mexico. Blacksmith Brothers Successors. The last sentence is not contained in that work.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Most Precious Blood of Christ, without Spot or Blemish

Blood of Christ, most worthy of all glory and honor, pledge of eternal life

Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.

Blood of Christ, only-begotten Son of the eternal Father, save us.
Blood of Christ, Incarnate Word or God, save us.
Blood of Christ, of the New and Eternal Testament, save us.
Blood of Christ, falling upon the earth in Agony, save us.
Blood of Christ, shed profusely in the Scourging, save us.
Blood of Christ, flowing forth in the Crowning with Thorns, save us.
Blood of Christ, poured out on the Cross, save us.
Blood of Christ, price of our salvation, save us.
Blood of Christ, without which there is no forgiveness, save us.
Blood of Christ, Eucharistic drink and refreshment of souls, save us.
Blood of Christ, stream of mercy, save us.
Blood of Christ, victor over demons, save us.
Blood of Christ, courage of Martyrs, save us.
Blood of Christ, strength of Confessors, save us.
Blood of Christ, bringing forth Virgins, save us.
Blood of Christ, help of those in peril, save us.
Blood of Christ, relief of the burdened, save us.
Blood of Christ, solace in sorrow, save us.
Blood of Christ, hope of the penitent, save us.
Blood of Christ, consolation of the dying, save us.
Blood of Christ, peace and tenderness of hearts, save us.
Blood of Christ, pledge of eternal life, save us.
Blood of Christ, freeing souls from purgatory, save us.
Blood of Christ, most worthy of all glory and honor, save us.

Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who taketh away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, O Lord.

V. Thou hast redeemed us, O Lord, in Thy Blood.
R. And made us, for our God, a kingdom.

Almighty and eternal God, Thou hast appointed Thine only-begotten Son the Redeemer of the world and willed to be appeased by his blood. Grant, we beg of Thee, that we may worthily adore this price of our salvation and through its power be safeguarded from the evils of the present life so that we may rejoice in its fruits forever in heaven. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Letter and Request for a Hearing that Never Received an Answer from the Pope

Cardinal Caffarra: Another cardinal dies without receiving an answer to the Dubia and without being received by the Pope

On the morning of September 6, Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, archbishop emeritus of Bologna, and leading moral theologian, especially on matters of family and life, died unexpectedly.

With his death, and after the also unexpected death, on July 5, of Cardinal Joachim Meisner, the four cardinals who signed the "dubia", presented a year ago to Pope Francis on controversial points of "Amoris laetitia", have descended to half. The two remaining are the German Cardinal Walter Brandmüller and the American Raymond L. Burke.

Of the four Cardinals, Caffarra was the most vigorous. He signed the letter in which, last spring, he asked the Pope to receive him and the other three cardinals in audience. Once again, he did not receive an answer, as had already happened with the "dubia".

Shortly before the letter was sent, Caffarra had been fortunate enough to meet Pope Francis, who was visiting Carpi near Bologna on April 2. During lunch he sat beside him, but the Pope preferred to talk with an elderly priest and the seminarians who were sitting at the same table.

Below is the full text of the letter, the last one written by Caffarra to the Pope, already published on June 20th exclusively by Settimo Cielo, with the author's authorization.

Most Holy Father,

It is with a certain trepidation that I address myself to Your Holiness, during these days of the Easter season. I do so on behalf of the Most Eminent Cardinals: Walter Brandmüller, Raymond L. Burke, Joachim Meisner, and myself.

We wish to begin by renewing our absolute dedication and our unconditional love for the Chair of Peter and for Your august person, in whom we recognize the Successor of Peter and the Vicar of Jesus: the “sweet Christ on earth,” as Saint Catherine of Siena was fond of saying. We do not share in the slightest the position of those who consider the See of Peter vacant, nor of those who want to attribute to others the indivisible responsibility of the Petrine munus. We are moved solely by the awareness of the grave responsibility arising from the munus of cardinals: to be advisers of the Successor of Peter in his sovereign ministry. And from the Sacrament of the Episcopate, which “has placed us as bishops to pasture the Church, which He has acquired with his blood” (Acts 20:28).

On September 19, 2016 we delivered to Your Holiness and to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith five dubia, asking You to resolve uncertainties and to bring clarity on some points of the post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia.

Not having received any response from Your Holiness, we have reached the decision to ask You, respectfully and humbly, for an Audience, together if Your Holiness would like. We attach, as is the practice, an Audience Sheet in which we present the two points we wish to discuss with you.

Most Holy Father,

A year has now gone by since the publication of Amoris Laetitia. During this time, interpretations of some objectively ambiguous passages of the post-synodal Exhortation have publicly been given that are not divergent from, but contrary to, the permanent Magisterium of the Church. Despite the fact that the Prefect of the Doctrine of the Faith has repeatedly declared that the doctrine of the Church has not changed, numerous statements have appeared from individual Bishops, Cardinals, and even Episcopal Conferences, approving what the Magisterium of the Church has never approved. Not only access to the Holy Eucharist for those who objectively and publicly live in a situation of grave sin, and intend to remain in it, but also a conception of moral conscience contrary to the Tradition of the Church. And so it is happening — how painful it is to see this! — that what is sin in Poland is good in Germany, that what is prohibited in the archdiocese of Philadelphia is permitted in Malta. And so on. One is reminded of the bitter observation of B. Pascal: “Justice on this side of the Pyrenees, injustice on the other; justice on the left bank of the river, injustice on the right bank.”

Numerous competent lay faithful, who are deeply in love with the Church and staunchly loyal to the Apostolic See, have turned to their Pastors and to Your Holiness in order to be confirmed in the Holy Doctrine concerning the three sacraments of Marriage, Confession, and the Eucharist. And in these very days, in Rome, six lay faithful, from every Continent, have presented a very well-attended study seminar with the meaningful title: “Bringing clarity.”

Faced with this grave situation, in which many Christian communities are being divided, we feel the weight of our responsibility, and our conscience impels us to ask humbly and respectfully for an Audience.

May Your Holiness remember us in Your prayers, as we pledge to remember You in ours. And we ask for the gift of Your Apostolic Blessing.

Carlo Card. Caffarra

Rome, April 25, 2017
Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist
1. Request for clarification of the five points indicated by the dubia; reasons for this request.
2. Situation of confusion and disorientation, especially among pastors of souls, in primis parish priests.”

Source: Infovaticana