[Hat-tip to The Stumbling Block – especially for the header]
Gloria.TV News on the 9th of June 2016
Conversion or Not? The famous Austrian born philosopher Josef Seifert, a friend of John Paul II, wrote on corrispondenzaromana.it an article entitled “The tears of Jesus over Amoris Laetitia”. In it he notices that Jesus tells the adulteress not to sin anymore. But- quote, “His successor Francis, citing the Synod, says to the adulteress, although if she will continue to sin gravely, she should not feel excommunicated nor is it necessary that she converts from her sin of adultery.”
15 Times: Seifert points out that Christ in all his mercy warns us 15 times explicitly that there is a danger of eternal condemnation if we remain in grave sin. Seifert continues: “His successor tells as that – quote – “nobody can be condemned for ever because this is not the logic of the Gospel.”
Grace Without Conversion? Seifert points out that Saint Paul says in Corinthians (1 Cor 6,9) that no unrepentant adulterer enters the kingdom of God but will be condemned forever. Then he adds: “Pope Francis says to the adulterers that it is possible for them to live in the grace of God and, through the Holy Eucharist, to grow in grace, also without conversion.”
Omission: Seifert points out that Francis does not once mention the danger for those who receive Holy Communion unworthily, although Saint Paul warns of this in 1 Cor 11.
Let Us Cry: Seifert concludes: “How can Jesus and His Most Holy Mother read and compare these words of the Pope with those of Jesus and his Church without crying? Let us therefore cry with Jesus, with deep respect and affection for the Pope, and with profound grief that arises from the obligation to criticize his mistakes!”