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“Filial Correction”: A closer look

“Filial Correction”: A closer look

Louie   September 25, 2017  

bell-book-and-candle[“Ring the bell, close the book, snuff the candle. Anathema sit!”]

Now that some of the dust has settled following the publication of the “Filial Correction” on Sunday (midnight Rome time), let’s take a closer look.

We’ll begin by addressing the question, How is the Correction different than the appeals and petitions that preceded it?

In the previous post, I noted the most obvious and noteworthy difference:

The Correction does not limit itself to charging Francis with making ambiguous statements that require a correct interpretation, nor does it represent a call for greater clarity; rather, it highlights seven propositions in Amoris Laetitia that “contradict truths that are divinely revealed, and that Catholics must believe with the assent of divine faith.” read more

The Pope’s Armed Guard [Mafiosi], According to the Former Vatican Auditor

The Pope’s Armed Guard [Mafiosi], According to the Former Vatican Auditor

[Vatican deputy secretary of state Archbishop Becciu said “If he had not agreed to resign, we would have prosecuted him” on trumped-up charges and persecuted him by Vatican soldati (muscle) such as Vatican capo (captain) Giani shouting in Milone’s face “Confess, you have to admit everything”]

Sandro Magister
9/24/17

On the afternoon of Sunday, September 24, the press office of the Holy See issued the following statement: read more

Sic vel non (Yes or no)?

[Sic vel non (Yes or no)?]

en.news
9/26/17

Cardinal Marx: There Are No More Differences That Divide “Catholics” From Protestants

Still existing differences do not divide the Protestants from the Catholic Church anymore according to the liberal Munich Cardinal Reinhard Marx. Speaking at a meeting of the German Bishops in Fulda he claimed that ecumenism has advanced considerably.

In reality the German Protestants [and Catholics] have abandoned religion and instead embraced relativism and secularism. This is provoking a mass exodus from their churches; however, the German churches do not need to worry about the faithful because they receive their money from the State. read more

Vatican’s Osservatore Romano Flatters Abortionists

Vatican’s Osservatore Romano Flatters Abortionists

en.news
9/26/17

The Vatican’s Osservatore Romano published on September 22 a flattering article about a conference of the Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network in Kenya. L’Osservatore calls the Network an organization uniting Christians of different traditions who offer medical services. The blog Anonimi della Croce points out that the organization is deeply involved in birth-control and distributes contraceptives and abortion pills.

How to deal with a filial correction

Monday, 25 September 2017

[Hat-tip to Canon212: “Getting Complicated: How will FrancisChurch get rid of 62 priests and scholars?”]

How to deal with a filial correction

This is part of our self-help guide, “How to be a good Pope“, and it deals with your approach to Correction.About a year ago you received some “dubia” from senior cardinals, asking you to explain Catholic teaching, with particular reference to your apostolic exhortation “The Joy of Sin”. As is traditional when Popes are asked to give leadership to their flock, you ignored the dubia entirely, and left it to your poodles – Spider, Bean, Ivory, and a bunch of ludicrously over-promoted cardinals – to gnaw the ankles of anyone who mentioned them.

Pope with hammer and sickle

Time for some firm government at the Vatican!

Now things are getting more serious, as 62 devout Catholics trouble-makers have writtena long letter accusing you of spreading heresy on 7 counts. Your first reaction is one of relief – phew, they left out the other 35 charges – but it is all rather embarrassing.

The dubia issue was settled easily enough, and after a year a couple of the cardinals died mysteriously. Fortunately, you have an alibi. However, getting rid of 62 priests and scholars may not be so easy. Take them on a bus trip over a cliff? Invite them to a party with poisoned cakes? Mmm, we’ll have to think about this. read more

With Vatican on the Defensive, Now is the Time for Formal Correction

Steve Skojec Steve Skojec September 25, 2017

With Vatican on the Defensive, Now is the Time for Formal Correction

“The Great Firewall of China,” says Wikipedia, “is the combination of legislative actions and technologies enforced by the People’s Republic of China to regulate the Internet domestically. Its role in the Internet censorship in China is to block access to selected foreign websites and to slow down cross-border internet traffic.”

Information is power, and in a totalitarian communist regime like China’s, one must be very careful about allowing the proletariat a chance to have too much to think. Among the common websites blocked by China’s nationwide internet filter are Facebook, Google, and Twitter. read more

Critics attack ‘filial correction’ with mud-slinging at signers

Critics attack ‘filial correction’ with mud-slinging at signers

Pete Baklinski

ENGLAND, September 25, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Catholic intellectuals criticizing the “filial correction” of Pope Francis largely have no real arguments against the main claim that he is propagating heresy, only ad hominem attacks against the signers, said Dr. Joseph Shaw, one of the organizers of the correction, to LifeSiteNews.

More than 60 clergy and lay scholars issued on the weekend what they called a “Filial Correction” to Pope Francis for “propagating heresy.” They asserted that the Pope has supported heretical positions about marriage, moral life, and the Eucharist that are causing a host of “heresies and other errors” to spread throughout the Catholic Church. read more

Epochal History: Faithful Deliver Charge of Heresy against Francis, Bishop of Rome

Epochal History: Faithful Deliver Charge of Heresy against Francis, Bishop of Rome

September 25, 2017
Posted by Tantumblogo

I’m sure all readers are already well aware of the unprecedented submittal to Pope Francis of a letter of Filial Correction against heresy from several dozen people, clerical and lay, this past weekend. I say the letter is unprecedented, because while, once, in the long history of the Church, a living pope has been formally corrected by his subordinates on a matter related to faith or morals, that was on one, very specific, and rather detailed, matter. The correction of John XXII (and thus it was 645 years before that name was taken by a sovereign pontiff again, and isn’t THAT revealing) had to deal with whether the saints in Heaven partake of the Beatific Vision at death, or only at the last judgment (John XXII erroneously believed the latter). This was not heavy, vital to the every day life of the Church kind of stuff. read more

A Cardinal Warning: Ottaviani’s Rescue Attempt

9/25/17
Cardinal Alfredo OttavianiCardinal Alfredo Ottaviani

It’s not my religion

We continue our conversation over tea with my curate friend from the local parish with the question of the Mass. With obvious pastoral concern, my friend asked me why I felt so strongly about the New Mass. Why was someone my age, who had never seen the Church before the changes, so “attached” to the older form?

I think I rather surprised him when I passed over all questions of aesthetics and replied, “Because it represents a different religion.” read more

Pope Francis, Fr. Martin, and Faith without Reason

Pope Francis, Fr. Martin, and Faith without Reason

The movement within the Catholic Church to diminish not only tradition but reason itself

Robert Royal
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

As anyone who follows things Catholic knows, a “filial correction” of Pope Francis was made public yesterday. The document, initially signed by forty scholars, priests, and bishops, had been delivered privately to the pope in July. No response was forthcoming. So the signers – now numbering sixty-two – decided to make known the seven points on which they believe the pope – wittingly or not – has taught or permitted heresy. read more

The Webpage about the Filial Correction Blocked in the Vatican: By the Vatican?

The Webpage about the Filial Correction Blocked in the Vatican: By the Vatican?

en.news
9/25/17

Around 11:30 (Italian time) of September 25 RaiNews24 reported that the webpage correctiofilialis.org cannot be accessed by computers inside the Vatican. The webpage contains the September 24 manifesto of 62 scholars which accuses Pope Francis of heresy.

Hugh Fitzgerald: Pope Francis, Confusing and Confused

Hugh Fitzgerald: Pope Francis, Confusing and Confused

SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 BY HUGH FITZGERALD

Pope Francis is a strange man. He has seemed, at times, to grasp the nature of the threat to Europe of what he once had no hesitation in describing as an “Arab invasion.” Here is what he said in 2014 in an interview with La Vie:

“The only continent that can bring about a certain unity to the world is Europe,” the Pope adds. “China has perhaps a more ancient, deeper, culture. But only Europe has a vocation towards universality and service.” … “If Europe wants to rejuvenate, it is necessary for it to find anew its cultural roots. Of all Western countries, the European roots are the strongest and deepest. By the way of colonization, these roots even reached the New World. But, by forgetting its history, Europe weakens itself. It is then that it risks becoming an empty place.” read more

No Dialogue

[No Dialogue]

en.news

9/24/17 – Francis Will Again Refuse To Dialogue

Francis will give to the recent ”Filial Correction” by a group of scholars the same response as to the Dubia cardinals: “silence”, writes Raymond Arroyo on twitter.

The Journalist of EWTN thinks that Francis has already responded “via the reformation of the John Paul II Institute on Marriage and the Family and via the dismissal of any critics”.

9/25/17 – No Dialogue: Even Francis’ Friends Admit

In a pro-Francis article in Il Giornale, Francesco Boezi shows the difference between Benedict XVI and Francis. According to Boezi, Benedict XVI followed a dialectical personnel policy that was the expression of different ideological currents and promoted those liberal circles, that did not agree with him. read more

Professor Seifert Will Fight For the Truth

Professor Seifert Will Fight For the Truth

en.news
9/25/17

Professor Seifert who was fired by Archbishop Francisco Martínez of Granada, Spain, for having scientifically criticized Amoris Laetitia, will challenge his dismissal in court, writes onepeterfive.com.

Left with no ecclesiastical recourse, Seifert filed on 22 September a civil law suit against Granada archdiocese and the Instituto de Filosofía Edith Stein. He argues that his unjust dismissal violated two of his fundamental human and constitutional rights. From the start Martínez was not open to any dialogue with Seifert. read more

“The True Friends of the Pope Are Not Those Who Adulate Him”

“The True Friends of the Pope Are Not Those Who Adulate Him”

en.news
9/25/17

The former president of the Vatican Bank, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, is among those who signed the September 24 correction of Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia “because I love the Church and I love the Pope”.

Gotti imagines what Francis will do after the publication of the correction, “He will call all the signees, he will hug them and thank them that they had the courage to sign it.” And, “He will tell them that he understood that the true friends of the Church and the Pope are those who correct him, not those who adulate him.” read more