Posted by Mary Ann Kreitzer ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016
Well, the division in the Church is intensifying because of the disastrous document Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love). It has become increasingly clear that the pope intended the ambiguities in the document to allow sacrilegious Communions and that some liberal bishops are dumping Church doctrine in the name of the pope’s faux “mercy.” The progressives are showing exactly how unmerciful they are as they threaten the cardinals who had the courage to respectfully ask for clarification to alleviate the confusion that is upsetting so many Catholics. That these men are being vilified and attacked shows the bad faith of those clerics who want to make the Catholic Church one more Protestant sect not in the image and according to the dictates of our head, Jesus Christ, but in the image of people like Martin Luther, John Calvin, and other rebels. Pray for Holy Mother Church, study the doctrine, and discern the spirits. There are many wolves in cassocks. Recognize them for what they are, don’t listen to their ear tickling, and keep the faith!
Oh, one last comment. Note the famous “Francis mercy” exhibited by the critics of the four cardinals who did nothing but ask for clarification of Amoris Laetitia. I think Topsy and Tuptim will be getting together for coffee soon to discuss all the latest developments on that dubious document.
From the termites undermining the faith:
Fr. Antonio Spadaro: Cardinals who issues dubia are “witless worms.”
The Fruits of Amoris Laetitia in San Diego – Bishop McElroy tells priests to give Communion to the invalidly remarried attacking the Catholic doctrine on the indissolubility of marriage.
Head of Greek bishops rips the four cardinals who questioned Amoris Laetitia “Instead of addressing the specific concerns raised by the Cardinals in their letter to the pope, Bishop Papamanolis accused them of heresy for questioning the pope, even claiming that as a result of their intervention, their Masses are sacrilegious.”
Cardinals who requested clarification on Amoris Laetitia threatened by head of Vatican Court
Meanwhile, the defenders of the faith, both clerical and laity come to the defense of the faith and of the cardinals who issued the Dubia.
Prof. Roberto de Mattei: “Resistance and Fidelity to the Church in times of crisis.”
Fr. James Schall, S.J.: “The Concern” — “It is not ‘legalism’ to clarify.”
Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture: When Questions are Perceived as Threats, a Guilty
Conscience is at Work — “How is it that we cannot understand the Word of God today?”
Bishop Athanasius Schneider: Statement Supporting the “Prophetic Voice” of the Four
Cardinals — …”the Four Cardinals only did their basic duty as bishops and cardinals, which consists in actively contributing so that the revelation transmitted through the Apostles might be guarded sacredly and might be faithfully interpreted.”
Canon Lawyer Ed Peters: Cardinals in the Church have rights too. “The rashest reaction to the “Four Cardinals’ Five Dubia” so far is that from Bp. Frangiskos
Papamanolis, President of the Bishops’ Conference of Greece, whose railing against the questions posed by Cdls. Brandmüller, Burke, Caffarra, and Meisner in regard to Pope Francis’ Amoris laetitia must be read to be believed.”
And here’s the song for this post. My goodness what evils can be promoted “in the name of love?”