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Politicizing Communion

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on December 11, 2019 by andelino

Joe Biden “owes” Fr. Robert Morey a “huge thank you.”

The Internet exploded recently with the news that Fr. Morey of South Carolina had “denied” Communion to Biden at a parish Sunday Mass there. Biden is known to attend Mass frequently, if not weekly. Priests in other locations, as well as Pope Francis who clearly has no “heart” for fighting the culture war, have been told in no “uncertain terms” that they are to give “Communion” to Biden. Or else.

What Fr. Morey courageously did was to refuse to “Politicize Communion,” despite longstanding claims in high places otherwise, instead putting Biden and his “salvation” before every other consideration.

The “Catholic Faith is not a superstition and “Communion” is not an “anti-death pill” that communicates the Lord’s Resurrection, life, and holiness despite the lack of a “state of grace” on the part of the “soul” receiving Him.

Any Catholic who knowingly receives Communion in a state of “mortal sin” is practically functioning in a state of superstition. Leaving such a soul in this dangerous state of “delusion” is the opposite of pastoral care. It is never loving to “refuse” to intervene for the sake of “salvation” of souls.

Reception of grace always necessarily involves a cooperation with it. As St. Augustine expressed it, “The God who made us without us will not save us without us.” God gave us “free will” and we receive the grace of “communion” in order to build up the “state of grace.”

One of the negative side effects of the postconciliar era is that priests are often treated as if they no longer have a conscience and are subjected to “political” orders from higher headquarters, expected to function like “ecclesial bots.”

Priests make a promise to “obey” their bishops, but there is no guarantee that they will be always ordered to do what is “right or Catholic.”

Giving Communion to “pro-abort and same sex marriage politicians” is a case in point.

Many bishops telegraph publicly that they intend to give Communion to “pro-child-killing pols” and, at the same time, make clear that their priests are expected to do the same regardless of the “judgment of their own conscience” on the matter.

In Fr. Morey’s case, we may be thankful, his refusing “Communion” to Biden was part of a “diocesan” policy. In doing so he has offered Biden a opportunity to “correct his own practice of the Catholic faith in order to save his soul.”

Biden’s public “betrayal” of Christ by advocating for, and voting for, “abortion and same sex marriage” has placed him in objective “grave sin and scandal.”

 His physical reception of “Communion,” therefore, would not communicate “grace” but rather would place him in the situation described by Paul in 1 Cor. 11-27, “So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.”

The Lord Jesus’ purpose in “Communion” is to build up grace for those who are in a state of grace, following Baptism or absolution for “mortal sin” after Baptism. Have we completely “lost our minds” about giving Communion to “pro-abortion” and “same sex marriage” politicians, thereby degrading it’s a “useless” and “non-sacrilegious” act?

When Biden, as vice-president, performed the wedding ceremony for two “gay” White House staffers, it was a cynical move for “LGBT” support, but far more importantly, another brazen “scandal” demanding a response from the Church.

Biden has been essentially “defying” the American bishops for decades, knowing that it’s highly unlikely they “dare put him on the spot.”

Have we forgotten that presenting oneself for “Communion” is predicated on the fact that one is a “believing” Catholic?

Receiving “Communion” is based on the fact that one is in a “state of grace.” One is only in the “state of grace” if free from the stain of “mortal sin” and embracing, with full assent of “intellect and will” all that the Catechism teaches.

When those who claim to be “practicing” Catholics go to the “Women’s March,” for example, without distancing themselves from the “pro-abort, pro-SSA activity and support for the redefinition of marriage” that organizers have made clear is the March’s agenda, while posting photos of themselves at the March on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks, they’re committing “public scandal.” After that, the idea of going to “Communion” publicly without repairing that scandal is being a hypocrite.

Priests who participate in “public scandal” by knowingly giving “Communion” to baptized Catholics who publicly advocate or support “abortion and same sex marriage” are politicizing Communion, especially when the one presenting himself for Communion is a “politician” running for office.

Such “Politicizing of Communion” should never have a place at Mass and no “Priest nor Pope” should ever “aid and abet” such sacrilege.  It is not a political matter. It’s a question of whether the Catholic Church, as it claims, takes seriously the most serious things, namely the nature of “Communion” and what it means for someone to receive the “Body and Blood” of Christ.

There have been various “dodges” from the Catholic Church hierarchy on this matter. New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan, as well as Pope Francis, remarked that they would never judge the “state of someone else’s soul.” But that’s not what is involved in the Biden case or Nancy Pelosi, another Catholic hypocrite.

The question is whether to allow someone who has publicly adopted positions, and acted on them, that are directly “contrary” to the teachings of the Catholic Church, and constitute grave “public scandal,” to go along just like any other Catholic.

Public scandal does not mean, as it does in the tabloids, that you’ve done something spectacularly wrong. In Catholicism, it means a public stumbling block that “confuses” people, Catholic and not, about grave matters like “abortion” and God’s intentions in “creating the two sexes.”

People sometimes argue, a known sinner may have been to “Confession” and, therefore, may again in a “state of grace.”

But someone who has created a serious and longstanding “public scandal” must do some “public act of repudiation,” both of his “beliefs and acts.” Otherwise, the “scandal” remains.

After being “denied” Communion by Fr. Robert Morey Joe Biden “defiantly” told the press that he would just receive “Communion” from Pope Francis himself.


Pro-abortion Joe Biden: ‘The Holy Father…gives me Communion’

Ecological Sins

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on December 9, 2019 by andelino

Green Pope Francis told a group of lawyers we are thinking about to introduce the category of “ecological sin” into official Catholic teaching.

We must introduce in the “Catechism” of the Catholic Church the “ecology sin” against the common home, because it is a duty, the pope said in addressing participants in an international conference on penal law.

More specifically, Francis said, are all those actions that can be considered as “ecocide,” for instance, “the massive contamination of air, land and water resources, the large-scale destruction of flora and fauna, and any action capable of producing an ecological disaster or destroying an ecosystem.”

Ecocide “is to be understood as the loss, damage or destruction of the ecosystems of a given territory, so that its utilization by inhabitants has been or can be seen as severely compromised,” he said, adding that such a sin is “a fifth category of crimes against peace, which should be recognized as such by the international community.”

The pontiff said that such actions are “usually” caused by corporations, and “an elementary sense of justice would require” that they be “punished” for them.

An ecological sin is “an action or omission against God, against one’s neighbor, the community and the environment,” Francis said, quoting the Fathers of the recently concluded Pan-Amazon Regional Synod.

“It is a sin against future generations and is manifested in acts and habits of pollution and destruction of the harmony of the environment, in transgressions against the principles of interdependence and in the breaking of networks of solidarity between creatures.”

“Above and beyond its sinfulness, failure to care for the environment is an injustice and a crime,” Francis suggested and should be legally enforced. “I would like to appeal to all the leaders and actors in this area to contribute their efforts to ensuring adequate legal protection for our common home,” he said.

The pope’s words coincided with the release of a new survey by the Pew Research Center, which found that church going Americans “accept” their clergy’s on spiritual matters, but generally “distrust” their advice on issues such as “climate” change.

Pew found that 68 percent of U.S. adults who attend religious services at least a few times a year say they have “a lot” of confidence in the advice of their clergy on “growing closer” to God, yet just a small fraction of this number (13 percent) say they have this confidence when the topic is “climate change.”

Thou Shalt Not Be a Climate Change Denier.

Pope Francis has thrown his “moral” weight behind the battle against “anthropogenic” climate change, but has also acknowledged that the Church has no “authority on scientific questions.”

In his 2015 encyclical letter on the environment, Francis urging nations and individuals to exercise more responsible “stewardship” of the created world, but insisted that he wanted to encourage “debate” rather than pronounce on environmental issues.

“On many concrete questions,” he wrote, “the Church has no reason to offer a definitive opinion; she knows that honest debate must be encouraged among experts, while respecting divergent views.”

“Here I would state once more that the Church does not presume to settle scientific questions or to replace politics,” Francis said.

“But I am concerned to encourage an honest and open debate so that particular interests or ideologies will not prejudice the common good.”

Not surprising that “Communist” Jorge Mario Bergoglio would want to “destroy” religion. Like many “Cult Leaders,” Francis is playing “god” and tries to rewrite the Catechism to fit his “personal” ideology.

Nowhere does it tell us in the Bible we can’t get into “Heaven” for not believing in “climate extremism.”

If you are claiming “ecological sins” you are in effect saying that the “sins are against God” rather than inanimate objects.

“There is no possible sin against planet Earth. When we abuse the natural world, people, animals or plants, we are sinning against God their creator, who gave them to us to use for the right purposes and in accordance with their nature and ours.” 

The only “targets of sin” are people. The Cardinals will eventually have to rise up and remove this “Marxist” globalist.

I would not be surprised if Pope Francis soon substitutes the “Qur’an” for the “Bible” and thereby leading his “cult followers” straight to hell.

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Catholic Death Wish

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , on July 15, 2019 by andelino

Pope Francis calls on the faithful to be as “blind to real life dangers” as he is. When he’s not pushing “global” warming and “open” borders, he’s pushing partnership and “brotherhood” with Islam.

Pope Francis called for a “reform” of the way theology is taught in Catholic schools, saying students must learn about “Islam” and that overall there must be greater “freedom in theological research and academic pursuits.” 

The “Jesuit” pope made the call during a speech at the Jesuit run “Theology University” in Naples, Italy. It follows his outreach this year to the Muslim world with the signing of a “joint statement” with the imam of Cairo’s Al Azhar, the seat of Sunni learning, establishing the relationship between Catholics and Muslims as “brothers with a common mission to promote peace.”

In his speech, Francis said “dialogue and partnership” with the Muslim world is necessary “to build a peaceful existence, even when there are the troublesome episodes by fanatic enemies of dialogue.” Catholic theology students must learn the culture, language and way of thinking of  Muslims “to better understand and live out our relationship,” he said.

After the theologically doctrinaire papacies of St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, Francis has stressed instead the need to “walk together” with interfaith partners, often joking that theologians should “ruminate” on a deserted island while religious leaders press ahead with “dialogue” on the ground. He has also called for a more pastoral, merciful and conscience-driven approach to “sticky” theological problems, such as Communion for the civilly “remarried.”


The Pope is pushing for Catholic students to be taught the “lie” that normative Islam is a “religion of peace” and so, it follows that anyone who “disagrees” with this lie would be deemed “intolerant” opposed to dialogue and pluralism.

In truth, it is Islam that is “intolerant, supremacist and resistant to diversity.”

If the Pope is genuine about “dialogue” then he should be mutually calling for Islamic States and Islamic schools, beginning with Al Azhar University in Cairo, to establish and preach equal status to all “disbelievers, women, gays” etc., and promote dialogues with unbelievers like “Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists” etc.

In his “promotion” of Islam, the Pope has become “the Grand Sheikh Francis of Al Vatican“, and is dismissing the sufferings of “persecuted” Christians, victims of jihad “terror and assaults.” The Pope’s call for reform within “the way theology is taught in Catholic schools” is a continuation of his dogged efforts which are subjugating “Christianity” under Islam.

In a meeting with hundreds of alumni of Jesuit schools in the Vatican, Francis told his hearers that authentic hospitality “is our greatest security against hateful acts of terrorism.”

With your help, the Pope said, “the Church will be able to respond more fully to the human tragedy of refugees through acts of mercy that promote their integration into the European context and beyond.”

Francis continued, “I encourage you to welcome refugees into your homes and communities, so that their first experience of Europe is not the traumatic experience of sleeping cold on the streets, but one of warm human welcome.”

Pope Francis, the leader of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, told reporters aboard his plane returning from a visit to Turkey that he understood why Muslims were “offended” by many in the West who automatically equated their “religion with terrorism.”

The Argentine “communist” pope, who has been trying to foster cooperation with so-called “moderate” Islam in order to work for peace and protect Christians in the Middle East, said it was wrong for anyone to react to terrorism by being “enraged” against Islam.

And if that isn’t bad enough, Pope Francis recently called for the “opening” of Europe’s borders even wider than they already are so that Muslim “invaders” can advance their plan of creating a worldwide “Islamic” caliphate. How do you say “traitor” in Latin?

During the meeting, al-Issa thanked the Pope for his “fair positions” on what he called the “false claims that link extremism and violence to Islam.” In other words, he thanked the Pope for dissembling about the motivating “ideology of jihad terror” which his group has been accused of “financing”, and for defaming other religions in an effort to “whitewash” Islam.

The Grand Imam of Cairo’s al-Azhar, Ahmed al-Tayeb, has extended his gratitude and thanked the Pope for his “defense of Islam against the accusation of violence and terrorism” while Christianity is still waiting for the Pope to “defend it against widespread Islamic persecution.”

In direct contradiction to Pope Francis, Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, has called it “his duty” to warn fellow Christians and Europe that Islam is not benign but “expansionary and threatens free societies.”

He stated: “As during the fall of Rome, elites are only concerned to increase the luxury of their daily life and the peoples are being anesthetized by ever more vulgar entertainment… The barbarians are already inside the city.”

He was referencing to Muslim “migrants” who have now immigrated but not “integrated” into Western societies.

It is only a matter of time before the Pope promotes “Mohammad over Jesus.”

Soon Pope Francis will become a “born again” Muslim!

Beware Chrislam

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on June 3, 2019 by andelino

Following his historic trip to the Arabian Peninsula, Pope Francis has returned to the Vatican and announced to his followers that “Islam and Christianity” are to form a “coalition” working together to promote “common values.”

In other words, one world religion “Chrislam,” but as everyone knows, it would only be a “matter of time” before Islam “devoured” Christianity. 

His increasingly shocking “behavior” which appears to favor “Islam over Christianity” has only gotten worse since he was appointed Pope, replacing his predecessor, Pope Benedict, who is “rumored” to have been forced out because of his “anti-Islam” declarations.

Surely, Francis can’t be “ignorant” of the fact that formerly Christian-majority countries that are now Muslim-majority countries achieved that status mainly through “force and genocide”, not proselytism.

Pope Francis announced this “unfeasible” new coalition between Islam and Christianity after his trip to Arabian Peninsula in Feb. 2019. He proclaimed this after meeting with the Great Imam of Al-Azhar and their signing of the “Human Brotherhood” treaty, which aims to spread “authentic values” throughout the world while condemning all forms of “religious violence.”

“The Great Imam of Al-Azhar and I signed the document on the Human Brotherhood, in which together we affirm the common vocation of all men and women to be brothers in. As God’s sons and daughters, we condemn all forms of violence, especially those with religious motivation, and we commit ourselves to spreading authentic values and peace throughout the world” Pope Francis said.

As a matter of fact, Grand Imam Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb is “on record” for taking a position that is in “direct opposition” of the document he “co-signed.”

He recently said “Those learned in Islam [al-fuqaha] and the imams of the four schools of jurisprudence consider apostasy a crime and agree that the apostate must either renounce his apostasy or else be killed.”

Additionally, in a 2013 interview on Egyptian TV, he said that Muslims suffer from global Zionism and Judaism and “You shall find the strongest among men in enmity to the believers to be the Jews and the polytheists.” 

Statements like that would “disqualify” him from even being considered as a signatory on the “Document on Human Fraternity and World Peace.”

The pontiff urged followers of both faiths to “unite as one”, allowing the different cultures and civilizations to live together without “clashing.” By creating a unity between the two religions, Francis said that “together we affirm the common vocation of all men and women to be brothers, as God’s sons and daughters.”

He also “denounced” the temptation to see a “clash between Christian and Islamic civilizations.” Pope Francis is the first Roman Catholic pontiff to visit the Arabian Peninsula, the “birthplace” of Islam.

Pope Francis “warned” Catholics in Morocco “not to convert” Muslims to Christianity during an address at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rabat, Morocco before roughly 400 Christian followers.

During the speech, in which the Pope also discussed the “rights” of Muslim migrants and promoted “open” borders, Francis urged Christians to ”unite” with Muslims, before he warned: “Please, no proselytism!” 

Trying to convert people to Christianity “always leads to an impasse,” said the head of the 1.3 billion-member church, as reported by Agence France-Presse. In Morocco, there are currently around 30,000 “Catholics” and 10,000 “Protestants” and they make up less than “1% of the population” there, where the majority of citizens follow “Sunni” Islam.

Following his official visit to the Islamic North African state, Pope Francis “blasted” nationalism and likened ”populists” to Hitler as he pushed for “open” borders and blamed the rise of populism in Western countries, “claiming the movement gains followers by stoking fear in the same way as the Nazis did in the 1930s.”

In a joint declaration, Pope Francis and Morocco’s King Mohammed VI signed the “Jerusalem Pact” which they described as a “symbol of peaceful coexistence” for Christians, Jews, and Muslims. I guess he “forgot” that when Muslims were in “control” of Jerusalem, Jews and Christians were not “allowed” in.

Pope Francis further claimed that Muslim “migrants and refugees” today have become the representations of those who are “excluded, oppressed and marginalized” in modern Western society.

Pope Francis, in his annual message for the “World Day of Migrants and Refugees” said: “The most economically advanced societies are witnessing a growing trend towards extreme individualism which, combined with a utilitarian mentality and reinforced by the media, is producing a ‘globalization of indifference.’”

“In this scenario, Muslim migrants, refugees, even the fake ones, displaced persons and victims of trafficking have become emblems of exclusion,” he added.

Francis repeated his opinion that people who “resist” mass migration are fueled by “meanness.”

“The signs of meanness we see around us heighten our fear of ‘the other,’ the unknown, the marginalized, the foreigner. We see this today in particular, faced with the arrival of mostly illegal Muslim migrants and refugees knocking on our door in search of free handouts from the European welfare states.”

He added that the fears “condition our way of thinking and acting to the point of making us intolerant, closed, and perhaps even – without realizing it – racist.” 

I am wondering if the pope thinks Islam is a “race”? Along with other European bishops, Francis has long “pushed” welcoming Muslim migrants, a narrative “shared” by the global ideals of “far left-leaning” European leaders.

But Francis’s ideas aren’t shared by all religious leaders. Vatican Cardinal Robert Sarah recently “warned” that he believed the West “will disappear” because of mass Muslim migration, saying that Western countries are being “invaded” by migrants. Sarah warns that “Islam will invade the world and completely change the culture, anthropology, and moral vision.”

The Catholic clergy member’s book is causing debate in Europe because it explicitly distinguishes migration from “predominantly Muslim” nations as a harbinger of the continent’s collapse.“If the West continues in this fatal way, there is a great risk that, due to a lack of birth, it will disappear, invaded by foreigners, just as Rome has been invaded by barbarians. My country is predominantly Muslim. I think I know what reality I’m talking about.”

In the list of the “worst” countries in which to be a Christian, “ONLY ONE” is not a Middle Eastern or African Muslim state.

Why does it feel like Pope Francis “hates” Christianity?

Catholic Cardinals Revolt

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , on May 30, 2019 by andelino

Cardinals are starting to speak out about the “dangers” to Western civilization of mass “Muslim” immigration.

U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke said in Rome during a “pro-life and pro-family” conference that “limiting Islamic immigration” into traditionally Christian countries is not only “responsible but a form of patriotism.”

He pointed to what is happening in Europe as “evidence” that politicians should “rethink” the number of Muslim immigrants they bring into their countries.

Vatican Cardinal Robert Sarah warns that the “West will disappear” as a result of mass Muslim immigration, adding that “Islam will invade the world and completely change culture, anthropology, and moral vision.”

Sarah’s new book, “Evening Draws Near and the Day is Nearly Over,” is causing controversy in Europe because it “explicitly” identifies Muslim migration as a “harbinger” of the continent’s collapse.

“If the West continues in this fatal way, there is a great risk that, due to a lack of birth, it will disappear, invaded by foreigners, just as Rome has been invaded by barbarians. My country is predominantly Muslim. I think I know what reality I’m talking about.” said Sarah.

The Cardinal also blamed the European Union for its “desire to globalize the world, ridding it of nations with their distinctive characteristics,” labeling the move “sheer madness.”

“The Brussels Commission thinks only about building a free market in the service of the great financial powers,” he continued. “The European Union no longer protects the peoples within it. It protects the banks.” 

In a previous video interview, Sarah warned that Europe had lost its roots and was “dying” because of fewer European natives having children.

In recent interviews he has gone even further, noting that “priests, bishops and cardinals” within the Catholic Church have “betrayed” the teachings of Christ by pursuing “political” activism.

Sarah’s comments put him at “odds” with the Pope, who has relentlessly “promoted” migration from African and Middle Eastern countries into Europe.

According to the Cardinal, it is wrong to “use the word of God to promote migration,” and it is better “to help people flourish in their culture than to encourage them to come to Europe.”

Sarah slammed mass migration as a “new form of slavery” because migrants end up “without work or dignity.”  “Is that what the Church wants?” he asked.

Sarah remained hopeful of the situation being reversed, asserting, “This is not the end of the world, the Church will rise.”

Do unto Muslims before Muslims do unto you.

Pope Francis Heresy

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , on May 5, 2019 by andelino

A group of 19 Catholics, including clergy and scholars, have accused Pope Francis of “heresy” in an open letter to the bishops of the Catholic Church.

The letter, dated “Easter Week,” follows on similar letters and “petitions” over the last several years questioning the pope’s “theological orthodoxy”, particularly after the publication of his 2016 post-synodal apostolic exhortation on “marriage, divorce and Holy Communion” in the Latin title “Amoris Laetitia” (The Joy of Love) and what they see as his inappropriate handling of the “sex abuse” crisis constitutes heresy.

The letter exhorts bishops to “investigate” the claims of heresy against Francis and, if they find them “valid”, to admonish him to “renounce” those heresies or “remove” him from the papacy.

“Taken together, the words and actions of Pope Francis amount to a comprehensive rejection of Catholic teaching on marriage and sexual activity, on the moral law, and on grace and the forgiveness of sins,” the open letter states.

The letter’s authors “clarified” that there is a demonstrable link between Francis’ “rejection of Catholic teaching” and what they see as his preferential “treatment” of clergy friendly to his views who have been accused of “sexual” misconduct.

“The Open letter also indicates the link between this rejection of Catholic teaching and the favor shown by Pope Francis to bishops and other clergy who have either been guilty of sexual sins and crimes, such as former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, or who have protected clergy guilty of sexual sins and crimes, such as the late Cardinal Godfried Danneels,” the authors said, according to CNS News.

The open letter carries no official “authority” to compel bishops to investigate or otherwise act, and no high-ranking church officials have signed it. It is, however, the latest step in the process of officially “accusing” Francis of heresy, which began in 2016 when a group of Catholic leaders wrote “privately” to the pontiff asking for “clarification” about his teachings in Amoris Laetitia.

The present letter would be “unremarkable” in this regard were it not for the “endorsement” of Dominican Father Aidan Nichols, one of the most “prominent” Catholic theologians in the English-speaking world.

A prolific “author”, Father Nichols has published over 50 books and was the first “John Paul II Memorial Visiting Lecturer” at the University of Oxford from 2006 to 2008, the first lectureship of “Catholic Theology” at that university since the Reformation.

The 20-page letter lays out its intentions in the very first line: “first, to accuse Pope Francis of the canonical delict of heresy, and second, to request that the bishops take the steps necessary to deal with the grave situation of a heretical pope.”

The letter writers base their “accusation” on the pope’s alleged embrace of positions “contrary” to the Catholic faith as well as his overt “support” for prelates who have shown “disrespect” for the Church’s “faith and morals.”

Much of the material offered as evidence of heresy comes from “Amoris Laetitia”, and deals with “sexual ethics and sacramental theology”, while a large section of the letter is devoted to showing the pope’s misconduct by “praising clerics and laity who advance these heresies, or by naming them to influential posts, or by protecting clerics of this kind from punishment or demotion when they have committed gravely immoral and criminal acts.”

Among the clerics and prelates “promoted or defended” by Francis who have allegedly shown “disrespect for Catholic teaching,” the letter mentions Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, Cardinal Blase Cupich, former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Cardinal Godfried Danneels, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Bishop Gustavo Óscar Zanchetta, Bishop Juan Barros, and Father James Martin, SJ.

“We take this measure as a last resort to respond to the accumulating harm caused by Pope Francis’s words and actions over several years, which have given rise to one of the worst crises in the history of the Catholic Church,” the letter declares.

The text follows the 2017 “Filial Correction of Pope Francis,” which claimed that the Francis had “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.”

Four cardinals subsequently issued public demands for clarification to Francis. Francis did not “reply” to either request, prompting a group of  62 Catholic priests, theologians, and academics to issue a “filial correction” formally accusing him of “propagating” seven heretical positions and urging him to “correct” those positions.

The open letter to the bishops now accuses Francis of the same “heretical” positions, but calls for the bishops to “intervene.”

“The authors respectfully request the bishops of the Church to investigate the accusations contained in the letter, so that if they judge them to be well founded, they may free the Church from her present distress, in accordance with the hallowed adage, Salus animarum prima lex (‘the salvation of souls is the highest law’),” the authors wrote in the letter’s summary.

“They can do this by admonishing Pope Francis to reject these heresies, and if he should persistently refuse, by declaring that he has freely deprived himself of the papacy.”

Pope’s Double Standard

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on April 26, 2019 by andelino

Pope Francis stood up for “migrants” around the world, saying Jesus Christ’s birth shows how “foreigners” should be welcomed with open arms. To stress his point, he likened Joseph and Mary to migrants “struggling” to find a home in a foreign land.

“They had to leave their people, their home and their land,” Francis told an audience at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. “This was no comfortable or easy journey for a young couple about to have a child. … At heart, they were full of hope and expectation because of the child about to be born; yet their steps were weighed down by the uncertainties and dangers that attend those who have to leave their home behind.”

The pope then stressed that many “other footsteps are hidden in the footsteps of Joseph and Mary.” He pointed to millions of persons around the world who are driven from their homes and said that “Christ impels us to welcome migrants into a land of hospitality.”

The next day, Pope Francis likened the baby Jesus to the “children” of the Middle East who suffer because of growing “tensions” between Israelis and Arabs.

“On this festive day, let us ask the Lord for peace for Jerusalem and for all the Holy Land,” Francis said during his Christmas homily.

“Let us pray that the will to resume dialogue may prevail between the parties and that a negotiated solution can finally be reached, one that would allow the peaceful coexistence of two states within mutually agreed and internationally recognized borders. May the Lord also sustain the efforts of all those in the international community inspired by goodwill to help that afflicted land to find, despite grave obstacles, the harmony, justice and security that it has long awaited.”

This rhetoric sounds “loving”, but the comparisons Francis makes rely on “faulty” history to perpetuate a “perilous double standard.”

Joseph and Mary were “not” migrants seeking a “safe place” in a foreign land. The Bible says, “Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child” (Luke 2:4-5).

Since Joseph was a “descendant” of King David, he had to travel to the city of his “ancestral” family to be “counted and taxed” by the Roman Empire. He stopped at an inn because his wife was about to give “birth.” But by the time the wise men came to see Jesus, Joseph’s family was living in a house in Bethlehem.

As an adult, Christ spoke about the importance of being “kind to the poor.” But He never said the Christian faith impels people to“welcome” foreigners into their land without “restrictions.” Instead, he warned that “the inhabitants of Jerusalem would fall by the sword in the end time when Gentiles would tread down the city.” Luke 21:24

Catholic leaders often criticize Americans for not accepting more “Mexican” immigrants. They also criticize Jews for not accepting more “Jordanian” immigrants. But they never criticize “Arabs” for not accepting Jewish immigrants. Why the double standard?

Currently, about 20 percent of all Israeli citizens are Arab. These Arabs have “equal rights” as every other Israeli citizen. But Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says “not one Jew” should remain in Palestinian territory. So a “two-state” solution would mean “a Jewish state with a thriving Arab minority, and an Arab state that has been ethnically cleansed of Jews.”

Until the Arabs accept the Jews’ right to “exist” in the Middle East, any steps toward a two-state solution will “weaken” Israel to the point where it cannot “defend” itself and bring the world closer to the time when “Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles.”

Pope Francis defends migrants—“both legal and illegal”—around the world, but he supports Palestinian leaders who are calling for every Jew to be purged from Israel.

This “dangerous” double standard is due to the fact that the Vatican has an “agreement” with the Palestinian Authority to “transform” Jerusalem into an international city. Pope John Paul II and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat “signed” this agreement at the Vatican on Feb. 15, 2000.

At the end of the day, the Vatican does not want Jerusalem “controlled” by Jews or Arabs. Catholic leaders want Jerusalem to be an “international city, controlled by some third party. If that “third party” was composed largely of European nation states, the Roman Catholic Church would see its control of Jerusalem’s Christian sites greatly enhanced.

Many political and religious leaders claim a two-state solution will bring peace to Jerusalem. Yet the Bible warns, “For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” 1 Thessalonians 5:2-3

The real lesson of the life of Christ is that mankind does not know the way to “peace” apart from God. That is why the world so desperately needs the “Second Coming of Jesus Christ.”

Pope Francis Signs Historic Covenant With Islam

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