POSTED BY RESTORE-DC-CATHOLICISM ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2016
Amoralis Lamentia has given us a view into the pope’s mindset regarding the Deposit of Faith that he’s tasked to defend. That defense is not happening; we see quite the opposite occurring. But if AL isn’t enough, let’s remember the maxim “personnel is policy”. It certainly applies in this case as one watches the personnel shifts in various Vatican organizations. See who stays and who goes. Particularly look at the conduct of those retaining their posts and those obtaining new posts.
The pope appointed a new apostolic nuncio to Mexico. He is Archbishop Franco Coppola. Mexico has been dealing with the topic of gay #mowwidge as has the United States. The faithful Catholics there have been conducting marches to rally support for traditional marriage. Coppola scolded their efforts, telling them not to march but to “dialog” with the supporters of evil. In a sane world, a real bishop would have been encouraging faithful Catholics to step up their efforts and would have rebuked those shilling for perversion. As you read the LifeSiteNews piece, it’s clear that Coppola’s sympathies are with the promoters of sodomy.
Getting back to Amoralis Lamentia, the pope last month praised a dissident theologian whose heresies provided some foundation for AL. This happened during a Jesuit conference last month, and the theologian is Bernard Haring. Apparently it was Haring who devised the aberrant definition of “discernment” that seems to be a favorite buzz word among the progressive elements. This “discernment”, according to Haring, “allows” for contraceptive use. He carried on so much that Pope John Paul II forbade him to teach at any Catholic school and stripped him of his “Catholic theologian” title. So now this pope is praising a dissident for the very behaviors that caused his sainted predessor to discipline him?
Meanwhile, the purge of the faithful prelates in Vatican organizations marches on. From the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, several faithful prelates were ejected. These include U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke, Austrilian Cardinal George Pell, and Canadian Cardinal Marc Oullet. The latter still retains his headship of the Congregation of Bishops – for now.
Now let’s look at the Pontifical Academy for Life. Who got canned from that body? All of them! According to One Peter Five, the pope rewrote the statutes of that organization that effectively removed the entire membership. Moreover, these new statutes state that members may be selected without regard to religious affiliation, and that the new members will not have to take the Jerome Lejeune Oath, an oath requiring members to defend the dignity of the human person from conception to natural death. Why was that oath excised?
There’s an important “side note” in that One Peter Five link. According to inside sources, many in the Vatican were supporting Hillary Clinton’s bid for the US presidency. If that’s so, they were supporting sin. To the extent that foreigners can interfere with our elections, I don’t know. If their support was more than trivial, can it be said that they sinned mortally? Can it be said that this sin goes all the way to the top?
I suspect there will be more personnel shake-ups to admit more poison into Church structures.