A formerly academic question, how to remove a pope that willfully introduces heretical doctrine into the Magesterium?
“Does everyone remember when Cardinal Burke argued that Amoris Laetitia was not really an “act of the magisterium”? And that it was merely “written as a reflection of the Holy Father on the work of the last two sessions of the Synod of Bishops”?
This new rule — effective immediately — appears to be an attempt to head such critiques off at the pass.
“I hereby establish,” writes Francis, “that what is decreed in this Apostolic Constitution has full efficacy beginning from the day of its publication in L’Osservatore Romano, anything to the contrary notwithstanding, also if meriting special mention, and that is shall be published in the official register Acta Apostolicae Sedis.” And further: “I exhort all to welcome with a sincere soul and a ready disposition the norms of this Apostolic Constitution, with the help of the Virgin Mary, Queen of Apostles and Mother of the Church.”
(It is a dangerous thing for the pope to encourage the faithful to invoke the assistance of the Virgin Mary for help dealing with acts of his pontificate, which is why I wholeheartedly encourage it.)
Confusion is integral to achieving the Pope’s plans.
“But what if the occupant of Peter’s chair, supposedly speaking and acting authoritatively in the name of Christ, contradicts the teachings vouchsafed to him?
Were all the generations that came before, which were ruled in good faith by the Church’s most authoritative teachings, somehow abandoned or deceived and betrayed by the Holy Spirit? Did Christ live in those generations as they strove to obey His will, as affirmed by the Church? Or does He live in the apparently contrary enactments of the Pope they whose teaching casts doubt on that previous affirmation?
Any such an apparent contradiction between the enactments of a Pope and what the Church has consistently represented as the teachings of Christ will inevitably raise doubts and sew confusion among the faithful.”
Weigel, salvage? The Synod is proceeding as planned. You know it. I know it. The end game is capitulation. “Weigel says the Synod can be salvaged if the bishops present recognize that young people don’t want a “pandering Church,” but one that tells the truth.” https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/jpiis-biographer-young-priests-fear-working-document-will-doom-youth-synod
Pope Francis met with the American hierarchy, finally, and ‘Just said No’. It is time to consider the question, What to do about a heretical Pope intend on corrupting doctrine? “Pope Francis has unfortunately shown no urgency about concrete steps – he hasn’t even met with Cardinal DiNardo yet to discuss them. He could diffuse anger – as he did when he realized he was “part of the problem” in Chile, if he could say that the Vatican may have made missteps. Instead, after the Viganò accusations, he just said: a true Christian accuses himself, not others. True, but not appropriate in this context.” https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2018/09/10/church-clericalism-corruption/
“In 2006, I had a conversation with Bergoglio,” explains Gallego. “He was withdrawn and mistrusting, he said no word about [the fact] that the Church paid Grassi’s lawyers. The current image of an open, sympathetic Pope Francis does not fit the man whom I sat in front of at the time.” https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/prominent-german-magazine-releases-report-on-pope-francis-failures-especial
Francis is on Francis’ side and Dolan, you know it. “Asked whether he was satisfied with the pope’s response to the sex abuse crisis, Dolan said he was confident that Francis is “on our side.” https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/21/cardinal-dolan-impatient-for-the-pope-to-open-investigation-into-abuse/
Ummm, no he doesn’t want the truth, and I never expected anything any different from him.
“Yet the USCCB wants this investigation. Many American bishops have recognized that the situation is dire, and called for drastic action. Even knowing that a thorough investigation would be painful, a majority of American bishops want to know the truth.
Does the Pope?”
It took me 5+ years to reach this same conclusion. Political power, not piety is Francis’ goal. “ “From the beginning, I did not believe one word of his.” These are the trenchant words of a cardinal within the walls of the Vatican: “He preaches mercy, but is in truth an icecold, sly Machiavellian, and, what is worse – he lies.” https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/cardinal-pope-is-ice-cold-sly-machiavellian-and-what-is-worse-he-lies
Why doesn’t this noted theologian go on record? Wouldn’t it be quite the tell to have a noted Churchman like Chaput highlight your work? Why the decision to remain anonymous? Is Viganò’s treatment and fear for his personal safety the reason?
“In other words, the Church does not possess the truth but must take its place alongside other voices. Those who have held the role of teacher and preacher in the Church must replace their authority with dialogue.” https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2018/09/thoughts-on-the-instrumentum-laboris
Pope Francis’ defenders have reminded me of the Legionaries defenders whom we knew quite well.
“Christopher Ruddy, a professor at Catholic University in DC, points out that it’s the same way that the Legionaries of Christ in 2004 regarded the silence of their founder, Marcial Maciel, in the face of serious and credible accusations that he was an abuser. “https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/Posted on August 31, 2018, 1:50 PM Rod Dreher
Time to talk openly about a Pope who teaches error. “With each passing day, the Roman Catholic Church enters more deeply into a crisis of faith. It is occasioned by deepening concern that, under the leadership of Pope Francis, the Vatican means to discard fundamental tenets of the “faith once delivered to the saints,” (Jude 1:3) and, by the grace of God’s Holy Spirit, preserved in the teaching of the Church. As I wrote last week, one grave symptom of that danger is the reported fact that Pope Francis has accepted a deal with the Chinese government which abdicates the authority of the Holy See in matters of doctrine. “ https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/does-chinas-abortion-mad-government-serve-the-common-good
Calculated: Chaos/Lying >Division >Power
“Nobody is listening to what the pope has to say anymore, because he has lost all moral credibility. Nobody believes him because he is a liar, saying one thing one day and another the next. We are kept at a distance because we have the distinct impression that he despises the faith we hold dear and that he will do or say anything to hold on to power just long enough to destroy that faith.
And yet here he is, once again, offering “positive reinforcement” in his message today, saying exactly what the people in his audience are feeling as though he cares about it, trying to convince them he’s not part of the problem. “This,” writes Sarkis, “is a calculated attempt to keep you off-kilter – and again, to question your reality.”