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El Greco – Apostles Peter and Paul

Since the presentation of Pope Francis’ post-Synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia on Friday, April 8, 2016, perhaps with the exception of Bishop Athanasius Schneider, it appears that there isn’t any other Bishop in the whole world performing the duty incumbent upon them as regards the troubling exhortation. How can it be that as regards an exhortation that ought to be condemned that there is such a deafening silence from those who are the successors of the Apostles, the ones appointed to be shepherds of the LORD’s flock, the ones called to preach the Word they received in season and out of season?

The oft repeated line being offered is, ‘Doctrine has not changed’. This is a red herring, a party line, a misdirection. Given the troubling nature of the pope’s exhortation and the consternation it is has created, the first step of any good shepherd is to ensure that none of his sheep is attacked, consumed or carried away by false doctrine/teaching. Pope Francis’ exhortation needs to be examined under the pure and untarnished light of the Sacred Deposit of Faith [=Sacred Scripture + Holy Tradition] – this is what does not change! – and if found wanting, the document needs to be repudiated and it and Pope Francis be condemned because that’s precisely what the Sacred Deposit of Faith says ought to be done and the one who says this is Apostle St. Paul, whom you succeed in office. The same Apostle Paul has given the example of being brave to oppose Peter to his face should Peter stand condemned.

The LORD taught that even evil fathers know how to give good gifts to their children and it common sense that a good father will not lay before his children food that he knows is laced with fatal poison or even contaminated enough to make them sick. How is it then the successors to the Apostles can be so silent about Amoris Laetitia when the duty incumbent upon such a successor is to be brave as Paul before Peter and call out Pope Francis on his exhortation which is but just one among many of his condemnable actions since he ascended the papal chair?

In many cultures around the world, among many peoples, the glory of men is brave victors in battle. And so the Spartan mothers said to their sons departing for war, ‘Son, either with this or on this’ (pointing to their son’s shield). God foresaw us at this moment which has revealed in our time the War that broke out in heaven. It appears we are faced with that which is almost inconceivable to the mind of an orthodox Catholic, that the enemy in this battle is an enemy from within with the pope as its leader. The whole of Pope Francis’ pontificate has been troubling and now we have a document Amoris Laetitia that is very problematic and replete with many errors on so many levels.[i],[ii], [iii], [iv]

We have even a better Mother, Our Lady, Refugium peccatorum, Consolatrix afflictorum, Auxilium Christianorum to support us than did those Spartans have as they went off to do battle.  May she, the destroyer of all heresies, obtain for you all the graces and help you require to stand courageously and tend the LORD’s flock in his sublime name and to be brave to oppose Pope Francis to his face for his condemnable Amoris Laetitia and other acts.

Your Excellencies, your Apostolic blessing for us and our families.

[i] Exclusive Interview: Cardinal Burke Explains Plea to Pope for Clarity, November 14, 2016 | Catholic Action for Faith and Family

[ii] Pope Francis & The Synod on the Family 2015 STAND CONDEMNED!

[iii] Libellus of Condemned Errors regarding ‘#AmorisLaetitia’

[iv] Pro Domine et Ecclesia et Pontifice contra #AmorisLaetitia; Petitions: To the Pope; To all Catholic Cardinals; To all Catholic Bishops




De Mattei: When public correction of a pope is urgent and necessary by Roberto de Mattei, Corrispondenza Romana, February 22, 2017, Translation: Contributor Francesca Romana | RORATE CÆLI

Libellus of Condemned Errors regarding ‘#AmorisLaetitia’

This is excellent, brilliant, amazing, and at the service of Truth. Well done Members and Friends of Veri Catholici and God bless and yours, and may He crown this work!

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Libellus of Condemnation of the Errors Contained in, presupposed by, or underlying the document ‘Amoris Laetitia’

Mindful of the teaching of Our Most High Lord, Jesus Christ, that our “Yes”, be a “yes” and our “No”, a “no”, and, similarly mindful of the teaching of His Vicar on Earth, Pope Pius VI, of good memory, who taught:

“Whenever it becomes necessary to expose statements which disguise some suspected error or danger, under the veil of ambiguity, one must denounce the perverse meaning under which the error opposed to Catholic Truth is camouflaged”

We the members of Veri Catholici wish to express our loyalty to the faith which we have received from the lips of Christ through the preaching of the Apostles, as handed down in the Catholic Church and fortified by the infallible Magisterium of the Church, in condemning the so called Apostolic Exhortation, “Amoris Laetitia” as a work of…

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Concluding Excerpt from “Sulla #AmorisLaetitia di Papa Francesco: gioie, domande, tristezze di Josef Seifert”

Come possono Gesù e la sua Madre santissima leggere e paragonare queste parole del Papa con quelle di Gesù e della sua Chiesa senza piangere? Como può lo stesso Papa Francesco paragonarle senza piangere? Piangiamo dunque con Gesù, con profondo rispetto e affetto per il Papa, e con il dolore profondo che nasce dall’obbligo di criticare i suoi errori! E preghiamo affinché il Papa stesso o un Santo Concilio revochino queste false dottrine contrarie alle sante parole di Cristo, che mai moriranno, e alle sante dottrine della Chiesa!

Non è possibile, come propongono alcuni eccellenti cardinali e laici (come Rocco Buttiglione), leggere queste poche ma pregnanti parole della Amoris Laetitiaconsiderandole in armonia con le parole di Cristo o con le dottrine della Chiesa!

Qualcuno potrebbe chiedermi come io, misero laico, possa criticare un Papa. Rispondo: il Papa non è infallibile se non parla ex cathedra. Vari Papi (come Formoso e Onorio I) furono condannati per eresia. Ed è nostro santo dovere – per amore e per misericordia per tante anime – criticare i nostri vescovi e persino il nostro caro Papa, se essi deviano dalla verità e se i loro errori danneggiano la Chiesa e le anime. Quest’obbligo fu riconosciuto nella Chiesa fin dall’inizio.

San Paolo resistette al primo Papa, san Pietro, con dure ed energiche parole, quando egli, nella sua decisione pratica, deviava dalla verità e dalla volontà di Dio. Sant’Atanasio resistette a Papa Liberio che firmò una dichiarazione che conteneva l’eresia ariana o semi-ariana, che negava la vera divinità di Gesù Cristo. Questo Papa, davanti alla critica di sant’Atanasio, scomunicò sant’Atanasio ingiustamente, commettendo un errore contro il quale vi furono laici che levarono le loro voci e che fu corretto in seguito. E oggi la Chiesa, che deve in parte a questo Santo la preservazione della sua fede, celebra la sua festa in tutto il mondo.

Alcuni laici resistettero a Papa Onorio che fu poi condannato per eresia per essersi dichiarato a favore della eresia monotelita (che negò le due nature e le due corrispondenti volontà umane e divine della medesima persona Gesù Cristo). Laici protestarono contro l’eresia di Papa Giovanni XXII sulla visione beatifica, un’eresia che Giovanni XXII stesso revocò un giorno prima della sua morte con la bolla Ne super his e che fu condannata nella bolla Benedictus Deus dal suo successore Benedetto XII.

Seguiamo allora, senza paura, tali sublimi esempi di amore per la verità e per la Chiesa e non acconsentiamo mai se vediamo che Pietro è caduto in un errore. Papa Francesco stesso ci esortava a fare esattamente questo e a criticarlo invece di mentire al mondo cattolico o di adularlo. Prendiamo a cuore le sue parole, ma facciamolo umilmente e solo per amore di Gesù e della sua Santa Chiesa, per asciugare le lacrime di Gesù e per glorificare Dio in veritate.

In conclusione: se non è possibile, come non lo è, interpretare le affermazioni dell’AL, quelle menzionate e altre, in continuità con il magistero sempiterno della Chiesa, dobbiamo chiedere umilmente, ma con forza, e in modo deciso al Santo Padre che egli stesso revochi questi errori gravi o, almeno, corregga queste frasi che quasi nessun lettore dell’AL può intendere come conseguenze delle Sacre Scritture, ma che tutti (compreso le Conferenze episcopali come quella delle Filippine) interpreteranno inevitabilmente, più o meno subito, con un significato errato che nessun Papa deve affermare essere la verità. Come il Papa stesso, e non cattivi giornalisti o interpreti dell’AL, ha detto queste e altre cose false, credo che spetti al Papa sostituirle con la verità, affinché la parola della Santa Eucaristia e della Costituzione dogmatica Lumen Gentium si verifichi in modo glorioso e che la Chiesa si mostri a tutti come epifania e “ferma colonna della verità” e come forno di fuoco di un amore e di una misericordia infinita, ma in veritate.

(Source: Corrispondenza romana Sulla Amoris laetitia di Papa Francesco: gioie, domande, tristezze di Josef Seifert, 08 giugno 2016)

Peroration of the Talk ‘Some Concerns about #AmorisLaetitia’ by Dr. Anna M. Silvas

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 Dr. Anna M. Silvas

Peroration of the Talk ‘Some Concerns about #AmorisLaetitia’ by Dr. Anna M. Silvas

Can I exhort you in any way that can help? St Basil has a great homily on the text: Only take heed to yourself and guard your soul diligently (Deut 4:9). We must attend to our own dispositions first. The Desert Fathers have several stories in which a young monk secures his eternal salvation through the heroic meekness of his obedience to a seriously flawed abba. And he ends by bringing about the repentance and salvation of his abba too. We must not let ourselves be tempted into any reaction of hostility to Pope Francis, lest we become part of the devil’s game. This deeply flawed Holy Father too we must honour, and carry in charity, and pray for. With God nothing shall be impossible. Who knows whether God has got Jorge Bergoglio into this position in order to find a sufficient number to pray efficaciously for the salvation of his soul?

I notice that Cardinals Müller and Sarah and Pell are silent. What wisdom their may be in that—for the time being.

Meanwhile, you who have responsibilities in the governance of the Church, will have to make practical dispositions in regard to the thorny issues of AL. First of all, in our own minds, we should have no doubt what the real teaching of the Gospel is, and ever will be. Obviously, whatever strategy of pressing for an official clarification of projected pastoral practice that can be devised, must be tried. I particularly urge this on bishops. Remember how they compromised themselves with their statements about ‘conscience’ in the 1970s? Some of you may find yourselves in very difficult situations in regard to your peers, almost calling for the virtues of a confessor of the faith. Are you ready for the whipping, figuratively speaking, you may incur? You could of course, choose the illusory safety of conventional shallowness and superficial good cheer, a great temptation of ecclesiastics as company men. I don’t advise it. The times are serious, reverend fathers, perhaps much more serious than we suspect. We are being put to the test. The Lord is here. He is calling you. – Source: http://newmanparish.org/Response-to-Amoris-Laetitia.pdf (404 Not Found) | PDF
– Cf. Alice in “Amoris Laetitia” Land by Sandro Magister, ROME, June 7, 2016


Cf. #PopeFrancis: ‘I am a son of the church.’