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)

#AmorisLaetitia: My Papa Offers Me A Mistress

From the unchanging Sacred Deposit of Faith [= Sacred Scripture + Holy Tradition], religious infidelity/idolatry is called immorality/fornication/adultery. The unchanging Sacred Deposit of Faith like God its Revealer does not change. When Israel committed idolatry [= playing the whore with demons/devils], even though they exchanged God, they did not change him.

Now a story about me and the wife of my youth:

I married the wife of my youth. She is pure, very beautiful, the mother of my children. She has been my companion and it has been wonderful together. She has been Mother showering me with such tender loving care.

At 11:30 AM on Friday, April 8, 2016 in Rome, a day which will live in infamy, my papa offered me a mistress saying I do not have to change my wife. My wife is still my wife, she does not, and she won’t change. Some of my uncles and aunties, some of my friends, and even some of my own brothers and sisters are telling me that the offer conditions by my papa are excellent and make it fine since my wife is not changing. To them, a tantalizingly very good offer not to be refused, they are envious. Oh, one more thing, the mistress is not attractive all! She is nothing compared to my wife, and can’t hold a candle to her, not even remotely, … and, she has been around the block … [doctrine of demons]

In Coena Domini Mass 2016.03.24, Pope Francis: “Do as I say, not as I do!”

The Teacher and LORD: “I have given you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.” – Jn 13:15 (RSVCE)

His Vicar: “Do as I say, not as I do!”


Do as I say:

The Pope decrees that not only men may be chosen for the washing of the feet in the Liturgy of Holy Thursday, Vatican City, Thursday, 21 January 2016 (VIS)

Not as I do!:

The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said the Vatican norms are meant for traditional liturgies in Catholic communities, not necessarily a unique papal Mass where the overall message is one of universal brotherhood and the love of God for all his children.

“We must always take the pastoral context into account,” Lombardi said in an email. “Norms that are appropriate for a parish celebration aren’t to be considered binding on a very unique celebration of the pope in a refugee center with a non-Christian majority.” – Pope Washes Feet of Muslim Migrants, Says ‘We Are […] by LUIGI NAVARRO AND NICOLE WINFIELD, ASSOCIATED PRESS, CASTELNUOVO DI PORTO, Italy — Mar 24, 2016, 5:16 PM ET

… on the very day his supposed Teacher and LORD, whose Vicar he is, who having loved his own who were in the world and loving them to the end said to them:

If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.Jn 13:14-15 (RSVCE)


Who does the pope love, who are his own in the world?

Related: #CardinalBergoglio washes the feet of an unidentified woman on Holy Thursday at the Buenos Aires’ Sarda maternity hospital on March 24, 2005.

“Papal Response” to ChurchMilitant.com’s ‘Public Criticism of the Pope’

Opening

What does the Church Teach?

Q. May lay people manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the Church, and also make their opinion known to the other Christian faithful?

A. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church 907:

“In accord with the knowledge, competence, and preeminence which they possess, [lay people] have the right and even at times a duty to manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the Church, and they have a right to make their opinion known to the other Christian faithful, with due regard to the integrity of faith and morals and reverence toward their pastors, and with consideration for the common good and the dignity of persons.” – [CIC, can. 212 § 3.]

Thus according to the Code of Canon Law this right and even at times duty is an obligation and right belonging to all the Christian Faithful and from the Catechism of the Catholic Church it also what comes with participation in Christ’s prophetic office.


“Papal Response” to ChurchMilitant.com’s ‘Public Criticism of the Pope’

 Q. How has the Pope responded to public criticism?

A1. When Pope Francis called Mario Palmaro, who had criticized him, the late writer recounted that Pope Francis had during the call responded by saying that he 

“understood that the critics had been moved by love for the Pope.”

A2. Recently in the letter Pope Francis sent to Antonio Socci after receiving the latter’s book, the Pope wrote:

In reality, also criticism helps us to walk on the righteous path of the Lord.

In their article “The Pope Himself Says: Your Criticism is Good for Me” – And What will the Post-Synod Document Say? RORATE CÆLI provides a translated commentary by Roberto de Mattei on the pope’s words:

These few lines demolish a certain “papalotry” widespread in conservative circles. The Pontiff states that criticizing the Pope is not only licit but can “be very good” for the Pope himself, by helping him to “walk on the righteous path of the Lord”. With the term papolatry, we mean undue divinization of the Pope’s figure, which is very different from the veneration and devout respect we owe him for the office he holds. Frankness, also in criticizing, notes Socci, may be of help to the Bishop of Rome, “particularly when the prevailing mentality exaggerates with adulation” (p.92). The great Dominican theologian Melchoir Cano states: “Peter has no need of our lies or adulation. Those who blindly, indiscriminately defend every decision by the Supreme Pontiff are those who undermine most the authority of the Holy See: instead of reinforcing its foundations, they destroy them”.

Concluding, I see ChurchMilitant.com’s mistaken position on ‘Public Criticism of the Pope’ as shirking from their right and obligation as indicated by Church teaching,  a failure to participate in Christ’s prophetic office, and a missed opportunity to do something for Pope Francis that according to the pope himself, may help him.

 

Was Scalfari right when quoted as saying, “Pope has De Facto Abolished Sin with Evangelii Gaudium“?

 

Scalfari: “Pope has De Facto Abolished Sin With Evangelii Gaudium”
Source: “Pope Francis Just Abolished Sin” — Scalfari’s New Christendom, Where God is Replaced by I, Monday, December 30, 2013 | The Eponymous Flower.

Vatican responded: cf. It’s official: Pope has not abolished sin, says Vatican, Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:29am EST | Reuters.

It appears that this is the case from 2014 Synod’s “Relatio post disceptationem”

cf. Erdö’s Relatio cancels sin and the natural law in an instant, October 15, 2014, Il Foglio | Roberto de Mattei – Source: De Mattei on the Synod Relatio: “The Need to Resist Heretical Tendencies” | RORATE CÆLI.

Sin abolished by: “gradualness of law” vs. “law of gradualness”.


And mostly it would dispense of the need to observe the commandments, a power that no one on earth has. – RORATE CÆLI: Socci: The Pope Who Wants to Put Himself in God’s Place


In the incriminating article, Seifert, asked Pope Francis to retract an affirmation in Amoris laetitia from which, on the basis of convincing logic, would result in the  dissolution  of  Catholic moral teaching in its entirety. **

 
Seifert cites the sentence in Amoris laetitia according to which the conscience of adulterous couples, otherwise known as “irregular couples” can do more than recognize that a given situation does not correspond objectively to the overall demands of the Gospel.  It can also recognize with sincerity and honesty what for now is the most generous response which can be given to God, and come to see with a certain moral security that it is what God himself is asking amid the concrete complexity of one’s limits, while yet not fully the objective ideal (AL, no. 303). 
 
In other words, Seifert comments, besides defining the objective state of grave mortal sin “not yet fully the objective ideal”, Amoris laetitia affirms that we can know with a certain moral security that God Himself asks us to commit intrinsically wicked acts, like adultery and active homosexuality. 
 
The Austrian philosopher at this point poses his question:” I ask: Can pure Logic fail to ask us under this assumption: If only one case of an intrinsically immoral act can be permitted and even willed by God, must this not apply to all acts considered ‘intrinsically wrong’? If it is true that God can want an adulterous couple to live in adultery, should then not also the commandment ‘Do not commit adultery!’ be reformulated?  […] Must then not also the other 9 commandments, Humanae VitaeEvangelium Vitae, and all past and present or future Church documents, dogmas, or councils that teach the existence of intrinsically wrong acts, fall? […]Must then not from pure logic euthanasia, suicide, or assistance to it, lies, thefts, perjuries, negations or betrayals of Christ, like that of St. Peter, or murder, under some circumstances and after proper “discernment,” be good and praiseworthy because of the complexity of a concrete situation.” 

The Seifert Case: Who is separating themselves from the Church? by Roberto de Mattei | Corrispondenza Romana. September 6, 2017

Cf. Does pure logic threaten to destroy the entire moral doctrine of the Catholic Church? by Josef Seifert, August 5, 2017 | AEMAET


In Support of Dr. Seifert:

Josef Seifert, Pure Logic, and the Beginning of the Official Persecution of Orthodoxy within the Church by Claudio Pierantoni, 2017 | AEMAET

Cf. All the Reasons of Professor Seifert, Fired For Too Much Fidelity to the Church di Sandro Magister, Sep 14, 2017 | Settimo Cielo

Cf. Bishop Schneider on Prof. Seifert, Cardinal Caffarra, and the Duty to Resist by Maike Hickson, September 17, 2017 | 1P5


Cf. Joyful, Fruitful Racism by Guy McClung • September 17, AD2017 | Catholic Stand

Clip so Sweet: Pope Francis in S. Korea

Prayer for the Pope

O almighty and eternal God, have mercy on your servant our Holy Father, the Pope [Francis], and direct him according to your clemency into the way of everlasting salvation; that he may desire by your grace those things that are agreeable to you, and perform them with all his strength. Through Christ our LORD. Amen.

Celibacy for the sake of the Kingdom is from the LORD | Card. Brandmüller

Celibacy for the sake of the Kingdom is from the LORD | Card. Brandmüller

Card. Brandmüller

Update 03/07/2016:

Cf. Priests With Wives Yes, But As Brother and Sister | CHIESA site by Sandro Magister

Cf. INTERVIEW- Celibacy: a Blessing, Not a Burden – Interview with author Father Gary Selin, JUNE 17, 2016 | ZENIT

Cf. Cardinal Walter Brandmüller as a Defender of Priestly Celibacy by Maike Hickson September 2, 2016 | The Wanderer

Cf. Eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven. The Argument over Celibacy by Sandro Magister, ROME, May 28, 2010 | CHIESA site
Cardinal Schönborn proposes “rethinking” this obligation for the Catholic clergy. And so do other bishops. Benedict XVI, however, wants to strengthen it. In support he has the whole history of the Church, since the time of the apostles


[UPDATE 7/21/2019]

Tracing the Glorious Origins of Priestly Celibacy by Luiz Sérgio Solimeo | America Needs Fatima Blog

Vocations Boom Via Old Mass in Paraguay — Pope Francis Orders Visitation | The Eponymous Flower

Vocations Boom Via Old Mass in Paraguay — Pope Francis Orders Visitation | The Eponymous Flower

The Faithful or the Unfaithful Slave

41 Peter said, “Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for all?” 42 And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise steward, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time? 43 Blessed is that servant whom his master when he comes will find so doing. 44 Truly, I tell you, he will set him over all his possessions. 45 But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, and to eat and drink and get drunk, 46 the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will punish[f] him, and put him with the unfaithful. 47 And that servant who knew his master’s will, but did not make ready or act according to his will, shall receive a severe beating. 48 But he who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, shall receive a light beating. Every one to whom much is given, of him will much be required; and of him to whom men commit much they will demand the more. [Lk 12:41-48 (RSVCE)]

Pope Francis’ Martians

Recall:

Just as if, for example, tomorrow an expedition of Martians came … green, with long noses and big ears, just like children draw them … and one were to say, ‘I want to be baptized!’. What would happen? | We are all ostiaries (12 May 2014) | Morning Meditation in the Chapel of the Domus Santae Marthae | Pope Francis

Pope Francis’ Martians are  “people living in such unions [same sex] request[ing] a child’s baptism” cf. Instrumentum Laboris 2014 No. 120.



[Update 4/26/2015]:

In Baptism, join new faithful to the People of God. Do not ever refuse Baptism to anyone who asks! With the Sacrament of Penance, forgive sins in the name of Christ and the Church. And I, in the name of Jesus Christ, the Lord, and his Bride, the Holy Church, I ask you not to grow weary of being merciful. In the confessional, you are to going to forgive, not to condemn! Imitate the Father who never gets tired of forgiving. With holy oil, you will give relief to sick. Celebrating the sacred rites and raising at various times of day prayers of praise and supplication, you will make the voice of the People of God and of all humanity. – Pope Francis, Pope’s Homily to New Priests on 52nd World Day of Prayer for Vocations | ZENIT.