For All the New/Novel Doctrine in #AmorisLaetitia, Let Pope Francis Be Accursed!

For All the New/Novel Doctrine in Amoris Laetitia, Let Pope Francis be Accursed.

(What does this translate to canonically? That’s the question; and now, that should be the only question)

That Pope Francis Didn’t Change Doctrine is a red herring. The pope has taught new/novel doctrine. So says Card. Schönborn and Fr. Lombardi, and now, Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernández, the alleged ghostwriter of Amoris Laetitia:

After several months of intense activity by sectors that oppose the novelties of the eighth chapter of Amoris Laetitia – minorities, but hyperactive ones – or of strong attempts to disguise them, the war seems to have reached a stalemate. It is now worth pausing to acknowledge that which is concretely what Francis leaves to us as an irreversible novelty. (My emphases)


There Is No Other Gospel
6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and turning to a different gospel—[a] 7 not that there is another gospel, but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again, If any one is preaching to you a gospel contrary to that which you received, let him be accursed.
10 Am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still pleasing men, I should not be a servant[b] of Christ.[c] – Gal 1:6-10 (RSVCE)

Footnotes:
a. After the greeting there is no commendation, as was usual, but rather strong rebuke.
b. Galatians 1:10 Or slave
c. No doubt Paul was accused of exempting Gentile converts from the law of Moses in order to curry favor.

Example of a New/Novel Doctrine: With #AmorisLaetitia, Pope Francis Expands Kasper’s Proposal

And Canonist Dr. Edward Peters is in disbelief!

Dr. Edward Peters says:
12 April 2016 at 5:19 PM

I don’t think the import of AL fn. 329 has quite sunk in yet.

[It’s spectacular misuse of GS 51 sure has, at least with me and those who are paying attention. …]

That those in supposedly ‘sanctifying’ ‘irregular situations’ who are admitted to the Eucharist include the divorced and civilly remarried who do not intend to abrogate their sexual relationship, is flagged in #298, where in footnote 329, a passage in G&S 51 which discusses the question of temporary continence within marriage, as taught by St Paul, is outrageously transposed to those not in a Christian marriage, i.e. in ‘irregular situations’, as an argument that they should not have to live as brother and sister. The intention, prefaced by a misrepresentation of St John Paul and a bare-faced lie about the meaning of G&S 51 is clear. So where is the difficulty in understanding what the Pope intends?
21 apr, A Year After “Amoris Laetitia”. A Timely Word by Dr. Anna M. Silvas | Settimo Cielo di Sandro Magister during April 22 Rome Conference of Laity to Call for Clarity on ‘Amoris Laetitia’



Cf. #AmorisLaetitia: My Papa Offers Me A Mistress

With #AmorisLaetitia, Pope Francis Expands Kasper’s Proposal

With #AmorisLaetitia, Pope Francis Expands Kasper’s his Proposal

With #AmorisLaetitia, Pope Francis Allows not only the Divorced + Civilly Remarried to Access the Sacraments but also all People in “Irregular” Situations

My argument is in two parts. The first will be questions to ponder upon and the second will be to show that not only was Kasper’s proposal of admitting certain divorced + civilly remarried to communion in Amoris Laetitia, the pope has gone even further and expanded this to certain people in “irregular’ situations” of which the divorced + civilly remarried are of course a subset.

I. Questions to Ponder

1) The pope does not offer us case studies or recipes. Does he have examples of such case studies or recipes?

2) If yes, why did he not offer them for clarity?

3) If no, then on what basis did the pope affirm, in a humble and simple manner, in a note that the help of the sacraments may also be given in ‘certain cases’?

4) With the lack of the required clarity, how are the priests to ensure that the confessional is not be a torture chamber but rather an encounter with the Lord’s mercy and the Eucharist ‘is not a prize for the perfect but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak?

One conclusion that one must therefore draw is that the lack of clarity and therefore the ensuing confusion is a purposeful strategy.[a]

II. Has the pope opened up access to the sacraments for people who live in ‘irregular’ situations?
First, the Kasper’s Proposal:

A divorced and remarried person:
1. If he repents of his failure in the first marriage,
2. If he has clarified the obligations of the first marriage, if it is definitively ruled out that he could turn back,
3. If he cannot abandon without further harm the responsibilities taken on with the new civil marriage,
4. If however he is doing the best he can to live out the possibilities of the second marriage on the basis of the faith and to raise his children in the faith,
5. If he has a desire for the sacraments as a source of strength in his situation, should we or can we deny him, after a period of time in a new direction, of “metanoia,” the sacrament of penance and then of communion?

This possible way would not be a general solution. It is not the wide road of the masses, but rather the narrow path of what is probably the smaller segment of the divorced and remarried, those sincerely interested in the sacraments. Should not the worst be avoided precisely here? In fact, when the children of the divorced and remarried do not see their parents approach the sacraments they too usually fail to find their way to confession and communion. Should we not take into account the fact that we will also lose the next generation and perhaps the one after it too? Our long-established practice, is it not showing itself to be counterproductive? [. . .] – Source: Kasper Changes the Paradigm, Bergoglio Applauds

Proceeding to answer:

Since the pope affirms, in a humble and simple manner [what does this even mean and what is its purpose here?], in a note[b] that the help of the sacraments may also be given to those ‘irregular’ situations in ‘certain cases’ and since divorced + civilly remarried are a subset of those in ‘irregular’ situations, then the pope affirms, in a humble and simple manner, in a note that the help of the sacraments may also be given to the divorced + civilly remarried in ‘certain cases’[c]

What might the ‘certain cases’ be?

The pope has never repudiated Kasper’s proposal and it was at his invitation that Cardinal Kasper presented this proposal [which it is now clear was his all along] at the consistory in Feb 2014, therefore the conditions for the ‘certain cases’ to be admitted to the sacraments appear to be 1. thru 5. in Kasper’s Proposal.

“We all know many priests”, he said, who admit remarried divorcees to Holy Communion “without discussing or asking, and that’s a fact.” He added that it is “difficult to handle for the bishop,” and said he was “very happy” that the Pope in the document takes up the controversial approach he has adopted in Vienna.

This involves what he called “five attentions” made to remarried divorcees: a series of five questions the priest must ask to see how merciful and correctly they have behaved before, it can be inferred, they are able to receive Holy Communion. They include how they treat the children of their first marriages, how they treated their abandoned spouse, and how they dealt with unresolved hatred.
With this approach, the sacraments “come into another light,” he said. “It’s about the way of conversion.” –  | VIDEO — Schönborn: ‘Amoris Laetitia’ Needs Serious Theological Discussion, BY EDWARD PENTIN 04/12/2016 | NCR

Has the pope opened up the access to the sacraments beyond the divorced + civilly remarried?

Yes he has, because the pope affirms, in a humble and simple manner, in a note that the help of the sacraments may also be given to people who live in ‘irregular’ situations [of which the divorced + civilly remarried are a subset] in ‘certain cases’, 

As Card. Pell said after the first Synod in 2014, it was never about the divorced + civilly remarried:

Antonio Socci also reaches the same conclusion:

Naturally – in all of this – Communion to the divorced and remarried is only a pretext, it is a question that interests no-one, not even the divorced: the “revolutionaries” have simply used “irregular couples” as an impetus to demolish the foundations of two thousand years of Catholicism.
And now there is a panorama of ruins set before the eyes of priests who are still Catholic, since – like skittles toppling – after the indissolubility of marriage, everything will come toppling down: confession, the commandments, the natural law. Most of all, the constant teaching of the Church emerges destroyed. – RORATE CÆLI: Antonio Socci: There has been a coup in the Church

[Update FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016] Whose Side Are We on? by David Carlin | The Catholic Thing

And not just sexual morality. The whole structure of Catholicism will collapse. For if Jesus, who (we should remember) was no minor authority figure in the history of the Church, was wrong about marriage, who knows how many other things he was wrong about? And if Jesus was wrong, it is likely St. Paul and other New Testament writers were wrong. And if Jesus and Paul were wrong, who can be confident in the teachings of the Fathers and Doctors of the Church? One small leak in the dike.

Conclusion

From now on, it should be expected that not only will the divorced + civilly remarried present themselves to the priests in order to access the sacraments, but also people in ALL ‘irregular’ situations.

[UPDATE Sun August 5, 2018]

Amoris

ArthurMcGowan reply João Pedro and CR reply to ArthurMcGowan


Footnotes:

a. I understand those who prefer a more rigorous pastoral care which leaves no room for confusion. But I sincerely believe that Jesus wants a Church attentive to the goodness which the Holy Spirit sows in the midst of human weakness, a Mother who, while clearly expressing her objective teaching, “always does what good she can, even if in the process, her shoes get soiled by the mud of the street”. [AL, 308]

b. In certain cases, this can include the help of the sacraments. Hence, “I want to remind priests that the confessional must not be a torture chamber, but rather an encounter with the Lord’s mercy” (Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium [24 November 2013], 44: AAS 105 [2013], 1038). I would also point out that the Eucharist “is not a prize for the perfect, but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak” (ibid., 47: 1039). – Cf. Footnote 351 [paragraph 305], AMORIS LAETITIA

c. Cf. Presentation of the post-Synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia: the logic of pastoral mercy, 08.04.2016

(My emphasis)


[UPDATE Fri Feb 17, 2017]

Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio:

[T] he divorced and remarried de facto couples, those cohabitating…they’re certainly not models of unions in sync with Catholic doctrine. But the Church cannot look the other way. Therefore, the Sacraments of reconciliation and of Communion must be given, even to those so-called ‘wounded families’ and to however many, who, despite living in situations not in line with traditional matrimonial canons, express the sincere desire to approach the sacraments after an appropriate period of discernment. – ‘It gives the feeling of a schism’: EWTN panel analyzes current ‘disaster’ in the Church | LifeSiteNews

(My emphasis)


The final result will be precisely in accord with Archbishop Bergoglio’s tacit practice for years in Buenos Aires. Make no mistake, the end game is a more or less indifferent permission for any who present for Holy Communion. And so we attain the longed for haven of all-inclusiveness and ‘mercy’: the terminal trivialization of the Eucharist, of sin and repentance, of the sacrament of Matrimony, of any belief in objective and transcendent truth, the evisceration of language, and of any stance of compunction before the living God, the God of Holiness and Truth. If I may adapt here a saying of St Thomas Aquinas: Mercy without truth is the mother of dissolution.
A Year After “Amoris Laetitia”. A Timely Word by Anna M. Silvas, Rome, April 22, 2017


[UPDATE Mon May 14, 2018]

Priest explains how Amoris Laetitia was really written to ‘normalize’ homosexuality | LIFESITE

“If Paul VI, a great man, in a difficult situation in Africa, permitted nuns to use contraceptives in cases of rape”, then …

About Blessed Marie-Clémentine Anuarite Nengapeta (c. December 29, 1939 – December 1, 1964)

Blessed Marie-Clémentine Anuarite Nengapeta

Blessed Anuarite was a member of the Holy Family Sisters in then Belgian Congo today Congo DR. She became a martyr about the age of 25 when she was killed during the anarchy that followed Congo’s Mulele rebellion led by Simba rebels, in 1964.

It was in November 1964 when postulants, novices and religious sisters at Bafwabaka convent were taken to Isiro under the guise of protecting them. While in Isiro, Blessed Anuarite was singled out by one of the Simba leaders, Colonel Ngalo. He tried to persuade Anuarite to become his wife but she refused him. Colonel Pierre Olombe then offered to persuade Anuarite, on behalf of Ngalo but then decided he wanted her for himself and tried to rape her. Blessed Anuarite fiercely resisted Olombe telling him she preferred to die rather than commit sin. She was badly battered and in a fit of rage Olombe ordered some Simba fighters to stab Anuarite with their bayonets. Olombe is then said to have shot Anuarite in the chest.

Born Nengapeta sometime before the year 1941, Blessed Anuarite was baptised as Alphonsine. She was baptised together with her mother and some of her sisters in 1943. Anuarite was actually her sister’s name and became hers only through a clerical error. A Belgian sister who accepted her when she was presented for registration in order that she starts primary school, wrote her down as Alphonsine Anuarite. When she became a sister at the Holy Family convent, in 1959, she took the name of Sr. Marie-Clementine.

Blessed Anuarite lived most of her religious life in Bafwabaka area in the north eastern part of Congo DR. During her life as a religious sister, Sr. Marie-Clementine was known for her zeal in serving others and working hard to improve the lot of those under her care.

Since Blessed Anuarite died in 1964, this year marks fifty years from the time of her martyrdom and the Church in Congo has been commemorating the Jubilee year of Blessed Anuarite with various spiritual activities. According to Fr. Santedi, the secretary general at the Congolese episcopal conference, the Congolese Bishops see Blessed Anuarite as a role model who can inspire both Catholics and non-Catholics in Congo DR. They regard her as an example of a woman who, if emulated, can restore reconciliation and honour to Congo DR’s tainted image of violence against women and of endless civil wars. During her beatification on 15 August 1985 (Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary) in then Zaire, Saint Pope John Paul II likened her act of forgiving her aggressor before she died to that of Christ. Before succumbing to the blows of her killer, Blessed Anuarite had the strength to turn to him and say, “I forgive you because you do not know what you are doing.”

If Paul VI, a great man, in a difficult situation in Africa, permitted nuns to use contraceptives in cases of rape”, then …

A. The permission never reached Blessed Marie-Clémentine in time.

B. The Simba fighters did not allow the permission to get to Blessed Marie-Clémentine.

C. Permission was not for native religious.

D. Permission was only for nuns and not for religious sisters.

E. Blessed Marie-Clémentine was being more Catholic than the Pope.

F. What kind of a father was Paul the VI if good fathers will not give permission to their precious daughters to use contraception when in danger of rape? And what kind of a father is Pope Francis to propose him in this manner?

G. This young maiden Blessed Marie-Clémentine,  running to the odour of the ointments of the Queen of all the virgin choir, loved her Queen and Lady exceedingly.

H. Blessed Marie-Clémentine was madly in love with and faithful to her LORD and Spouse and wishing to preserve her honor for him, imitated those who had gone before her like SS. Maria Goretti, Agnes, Agatha, and Lucy.


Bl.  Marie-Clémentine and SS. Maria Goretti, Agnes, Agatha, and Lucy.
Pray for the Pope and pray for us.


Since it is lawful to take life in the legitimate defense of one’s material goods, it is evidently also lawful to do so in defense of chastity which is a good of a much higher order. With regard to honor or reputation, it is not lawful to kill one to prevent an insult or an attack upon our reputation which we believe he intends, or threatens. Nor may we take a life to avenge an insult already offered. The proceeding would not be defense of our honor or reputation, but revenge. Besides, in the general estimation honor and reputation may be sufficiently protected without taking the life of the offender. – Catholic Encyclopedia > Self-Defense > Honor

This is Religion! to ‘Dear Catholic World: Why do YOU Remain a Catholic?’

One reason, because, ‘This is Religion’.

[In] the catholic Church … I recognized at once a reality which was quite a new thing with me. Then I was sensible that I was not making myself a Church by an effort of thought; I needed not to make an act of faith in her; I had not painfully to force myself into a position, but my mind fell back upon itself in relaxation and in peace, and I gazed at her almost passively as a great objective fact. I looked at her; at her rites, her ceremonial, and her precepts; and I said, ‘This is a religion’.
Cardinal Newman’s reaction on becoming a catholic, Apologia pro Vita Sua 339-40

Easter Vigil at St William of York_Reading - by Joseph Shaw
Easter Vigil at St William of York, Reading, by Joseph Shaw.

“John Chrysostom – Easter Sermon (Paschal Homily)”

Descen into Hadies
Descen into Hadies – Fr. Andrew Tregubov

 – Source: Fr. Andrew Tregubov Portfolio | Icons and Wall-Paintings

“John Chrysostom – Easter Sermon (Paschal Homily)” preached by Fr. Rhone Lillard, FSSP on Saturday, Easter Vigil 4/4/15, 6 pm: Sacred Heart Chapel, Easter Vigil Mass.
A fine statement of faith in Christ’s resurrection, often heard at Easter (Pascha) in Orthodox Churches

Devout and God-loving people, enjoy this kind and bright festival. Wise people, come and share joy with your Lord. You who have laboured in fasting, receive your deserved reward.

You who have laboured from the first hour, come to the festival now! You who came at the third hour, rejoice! You who lingered until the sixth hour, celebrate! You who came at the ninth hour, do not be sad! You who managed to come only at the eleventh hour, do not be dismayed by your lateness. No-one will be deprived of heavenly joy.

For our Lord is generous. He welcomes those who come last in the same way as those who come first. He is grateful to the first and rejoices in the last. He consoles those who came at the last hour, as if they had laboured from the first hour. He gives to everyone: those who laboured and those who wanted to labour. He receives the service and kisses the intention.

He values the deed and praises the desire. All of you enter into the joy of the Lord: First and last, receive the reward! Wealthy and poor, rejoice with one another! Diligent and lazy, celebrate the festival! Those who have fasted and those who have not, be glad together.

The feast is abundant, eat your fill! All of you enjoy the wealthy banquet of the faith and mercy of God. Let no-one go away hungry or offended. Let no-one be sad about their poverty, for the kingdom is now here for everyone.

Let no-one weep over their sins, for forgiveness for all has burst with light from the grave. Let no-one be afraid of death, for the death of Jesus has freed us all.

Embraced by death, He subdued death. Having descended into hell, He took hell captive. He embittered it when it tasted of his flesh.

Isaiah prophesied: “Hell was troubled, having met You in the underworld!” Hell was in mourning, for it was abolished! Hell was distressed, for it was condemned! Hell was impoverished, for it was deposed! Hell was destroyed, for it was bound!

It took on a body, and touched God. It took on the earth, and met heaven. It took what it saw, and fell to where it did not expect! Death! Where is your sting? Hell! Where is your victory? Christ is risen, and you are brought down. Christ is risen, and the demons have fallen. Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice. Christ is risen, and life triumphs. Christ is risen, and there are no dead in the grave. Christ has risen from the dead, become the firstborn of those who sleep and set into motion the resurrection of all. To Him be glory now and forever. Amen! – Source: http://www.earlychurchtexts.com/public/john_chrysostom_easter_sermon.htm

The Paschal homily or sermon (also known in Greek as Hieratikon or as the Catechetical Homily) of St John Chrysostom (d. 407 CE) is read aloud on the morning of Pascha (a.k.a. “Easter” in the West), called “the Great and Holy Pascha of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ” in the Eastern Orthodox Church and Eastern Catholic Churches of the Byzantine rite. According to the Tradition of the Church, no one sits during the reading of the Paschal homily. Portions of it are often done with the interactive participation of the congregation. – Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paschal_Homily.

Cf. The Paschal Sermon | oca.org.


Cf. Easter Homily by St. John Chrysostom | EWTN

The United States of America flawed from its inception

we-the-people

If [THEY] THE PEOPLE of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty [for themselves] and [their] Posterity, [in] ordaining and establish[ing] [the] Constitution for the United States of America and subsequently amending it with the Bill of Rights

BillOfRights

got wrong What True Religious Freedom is, the duty of man due in justice and love to his God and Maker deriving from the first commandment1:

The Lord our God, the Lord is one; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. – Cf. Mk 12:29-31 (RSVCE)

Then the United States of America is foundationally flawed.

Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.

It is a matter of time …


1. [It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God, through Christ our Lord. – Cf. Prefaces from the Roman Missal]