Pat Archbold explains on the NCR the seven stages that lead to the development of heresy.
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The red is mine.
Immoral practice is clearly condemned and anathematized. The eternal salvation of souls is at stake. Some people still do it, but they are understood to be sinners and sometimes socially ostracized.
Jorge Bergoglio is a Jesuit novice, 1958.
Immoral practice is still clearly condemned but nobody really talks about it. More people do it, but not considered ideal.
Jorge Bergoglio is ordained priest (very big mistake), 1969
Immoral practice is formally condemned, but such condemnation is rarely taught. Many more people do it, it is just the way life is sometimes.
Jorge Bergoglio is Jesuit Provincial Superior, 1973.
Immoral practice is still formally condemned, but most clergy look the other way and some even encourage it. Most people do it, what is the big deal?
Jorge Bergoglio is appointed Bishop, 1992
Immoral practice is still formally condemned, but we must find a way to act pastorally toward all those who engage in practice. Church is seen to be unnecessarily hurting those with its outdated intolerance. To be more pastoral, we encourage more of the immoral practice because our growth has taught us that people’s feelings are more important than their souls.
Jorge Bergoglio is appointed Archbishop Bergoglio, 1997.
Immoral practice is still immoral, but those charged with the care of souls and safeguarding the truth say things like “that ship has sailed” or “not that important” or “not relevant” or “we are not obsessed with such matters” or “we need to encounter people where they are” or ultimately “the sensus fidelium has spoken.” Those who don’t do it are considered obsessed wild-eyed intolerant freaks who are ultimately harming the Church’s outreach.
Jorge Bergoglio is now Cardinal Bergoglio, 2001.
Immoral practice is still immoral and Church still formally condemns it, but the ubiquitous immoral practice has spawned worse ones, so we now have bigger fish to fry. Congratulations! You have a full-blown heresy!!