Daily Archives: April 9, 2016
Courtesy of One Peter Five, a collage of headlines about Amoris Laetitia, as the Pollyannas desperately try to persuade Catholics – and themselves – that nothing has changed and the document is even orthodox.
Can’t wait for Aleteia, Patheos and all those rubbish sites to completely destroy their reputation among every catholic who can still think.
In these terrible days, I would like to remind my readers of some simple truths that can help them to better tackle the challenge of an openly heretical hierarchy (a situation already lived several times in the past; but never in the age of Twitter…).
God in His Goodness has already preordained, out of all eternity, who will be saved and who will be damned. Not one of the sheep of the Lord will be lost. Not one, no matter how blatantly heretical Francis and his minions become. Conversely, no one will escape punishment who deserves such.
Does this mean that we can sit, relax and do nothing? No.
Those among us who will be saved will achieve this result because, collaborating with God’s grace, they will act. Whilst it is preordained from all eternity that a person is saved, this means exactly that this person will be moved by God’s grace to exactly act and in the way that merits him salvation.
Those among us who will be saved will, therefore, have to act. The knowledge that not one sheep will be lost means exactly this: that we want to accept God’s grace and act exactly like a good sheep of the Lord, saved as a result of this pre-ordained, and still necessary (or I could say: and therefore necessary), action.
Francis will not send to hell anyone who would have, otherwise, gone to heaven. Nor will he manage to gain heaven to anyone of whom God has, in His Goodness (remember: Mercy + Justice = Goodness), decreed that he will, out of his free will, refuse the grace offered to him and freely merit hell in the end.
The way I see it is rather this: the mess we are living in tells me what great number of reprobates have been born in the last decades; and it encourages me to act, and to carry on the fight, in order to attain a solid, reasonable hope that I will not be among them, but will – with God’s grace, and not simply out of my own effort; then I am a wretched sinner, and would be lost in one second on my own – merit purgatory one day.
The worse the times become, the more we will have to ask ourselves whether we are one of the elect or one of the (evidently, very many) reprobates. The best indication that we are among the elect is our relentless will to fight heresy, and our relentless actions in support of our will. And may the Lord give us strength and wisdom to collaborate with His grace and persevere to the end.
In this way we can use this evil, Commie clown to attain our salvation exactly as the reprobates will use him and the other Kasperites to send themselves to hell. This also shows us, once again, how God manages to extract good from the evil he allows. An astonishing anti-Catholic, openly heretical Pope is, to us, a way to merit our salvation.
Consider Francis as your punch bag. Use him to flex the muscles that will allow you to gain paradise one day.
Keep punching, Catholic fighter. Never get tired. We will very probably have to punch for as long as we live.
Good training, this.
Firstly, let me say this: that a Pope of whom people are afraid that he may shoot at them must be condemned in the sharpest terms available to anyone.
Granted, not anyone might be able to condemn him in the same way (if all good priests start to openly call Francis a heretic we will soon only have evil priests among us; the way I see it, the duty to call a Pope heretic sits in the first place on the shepherds, the bishops), but already the fact that we are talking of what bullet this Pope will shoot against us tells you all you need to know about the times we live in.
Secondly, allow me to disagree with the idea that, with Amoris Laetitia, we have dodged a bullet. No, we haven’t.
Pope Francis has dared to take his satanical/atheist pistol and shoot at the very heart of the Church. If the Church has not died it is only because She is indefectible, but no reasonable person can have any doubt on the desire to kill both Communion and Marriage, and the Church we know and love with them.
I have started an examination of this openly heretical document, paragraph by paragraph. I will continue as adrenaline allows. In time, all the most blatantly heretical paragraphs will be examined. My aim is to show, in clear detail, that this document is not “ambiguous” at all. It is very open in his negation of elementary truths of the Church, and in its intention to create a new religion in the place of Catholicism.
Thirdly, I am trying to read Amoris Laetitia through Benedict. Someway, I find the exercise difficult. I wonder if anyone will manage the feat.
Will it get worse? If the bishops allow it, it certainly will.
Remember this: Francis will always do whatever he thinks he can get away with. He now introduces heresy in a mixture of fluff and some catholic concepts. If no massive backfire comes, he will become bolder and bolder.
No, we haven’t dodged anything at all. A pistol has been shot at the very heart of the Church. If there is no reaction, prepare yourselves for the howitzer.
God, please rid us of this evil man.
The text (emphases mine).
Mitigating factors in pastoral discernment
301. For an adequate understanding of the possibility and need of special discernment in certain “irregular” situations, one thing must always be taken into account, lest anyone think that the demands of the Gospel are in any way being compromised. The Church possesses a solid body of reflection concerning mitigating factors and situations. Hence it is can no longer simply be said that all those in any “irregular” situation are living in a state of mortal sin and are deprived of sanctifying grace. More is involved here than mere ignorance of the rule. A subject may know full well the rule, yet have great difficulty in understanding “its inherent values”, or be in a concrete situation which does not allow him or her to act differently and decide otherwise without further sin. As the Synod Fathers put it, “factors may exist which limit the ability to make a decision”. Saint Thomas Aquinas himself recognized that someone may possess grace and charity, yet not be able to exercise any one of the virtues well; in other words, although someone may possess all the infused moral virtues, he does not clearly manifest the existence of one of them, because the outward practice of that virtue is rendered difficult: “Certain saints are said not to possess certain virtues, in so far as they experience difficulty in the acts of those virtues, even though they have the habits of all the virtues”.
“Irregular” situation. “Irregular” is written in inverted commas. These people are afraid even of the word “irregular”. Hey, who are they to judge?
Hence it is can no longer simply be said that all those in any “irregular” situation are living in a state of mortal sin and are deprived of sanctifying grace.
Huge heretical bomb. The reason why adulterers are forbidden communion is exactly because they are in mortal sin. It is not only the sexual behaviour they put in place between the sheets (which might not be there; he could be an impotent ass, and she a frigid bitch), but the scandal they give that makes the mortal sin. There is no way any cat, dog or evil Pope can get around this.
Even Pope JP II – specialist of doctrinal slalom, capital punishment saboteur and allower of pagan deities on Catholic altars – saw this very clearly. Read what he writes in paragraph 84 of Familiaris Consortio.
However, the Church reaffirms her practice, which is based upon Sacred Scripture, of not admitting to Eucharistic Communion divorced persons who have remarried. They are unable to be admitted thereto from the fact that their state and condition of life objectively contradict that union of love between Christ and the Church which is signified and effected by the Eucharist. Besides this, there is another special pastoral reason: if these people were admitted to the Eucharist, the faithful would be led into error and confusion regarding the Church’s teaching about the indissolubility of marriage.
See? There are facts which are in objective contradiction to receiving communion, because they are contrary to everything Communion is and represents. The adulterous couple’s “feeling” and “discernment” are neither here nor there. Facts are facts. Catholics do not let feelings get in the way of facts.
Also note how the writing is heretical in itself. It was said. It can no longer be said. Truth has changed.
A subject may know full well the rule, yet have great difficulty in understanding “its inherent values”, or be in a concrete situation which does not allow him or her to act differently and decide otherwise without further sin.
Another huge heretical bomb. Basically, this amounts to the abolition of mortal sin for everyone but satanists. Every prostitute, drug dealer, and child rapist can easily claim that he has great difficulties in understanding the “inherent values” of rules that go against what he really, really wants to do. Everyone can say that he “cannot act differently”. Everyone can say that he cannot decide otherwise “without further sin” (“the impulse to rape children is too strong. I could commit suicide if I were to attempt to let it go. I am already so depressed!”. “I cannot but be a prostitute! If I were to stop, my child would die on the street! On the street!! How is that not a sin!?).
Besides, I have never heard that the standard for a mortal sin would be so high as to require the grasping of the religious and philosophical edifice behind them. The commandments are not explained. They are commanded. They were and are made to be grasped by simple people: peasants, factory workers, domestic servants. No intellectual prowess was ever required, and the lack of it never excused the sinner. These are the commandments. That’s it. Are you retarded? No? Then you know what they mean, period.
As the Synod Fathers put it, “factors may exist which limit the ability to make a decision”.
Of course they did. Of course they may. But again, no Pope in the history of Catholicism had the effrontery of extending this obvious consideration to situations of objective scandal and clear mortal sin. See the above mentioned quote from Familiaris Consortio again. Francis, in his satanical hypocrisy, quotes in the notes the very same Familiaris Consortio, but blatantly ignores the very cornerstone of Pope JP II’s reasoning in the matter.
Saint Thomas Aquinas
Oh, the effrontery! Saint Thomas Aquinas would have had Francis deposed as a heretic and burned at the stake. That the Evil Clown even dares to mention his name, and tries to take him as hostage for his heresy, is beyond contemptible.
Besides, the argument is stupid in itself. What St Thomas said does not mean in any way, shape or form that a public adulterer may have some form of grace, but be unable to exercise them well. The argument just does not follow. On the contrary, Saint Thomas Aquinas would have stated without hesitation that a soul in mortal sin is a soul dead to grace. This idea of the public adulterer has some grace that he can’t extract from his pocket is just stupid.
Let us see what even JP II’s mediocre catechism says (1855 and 1861):
Mortal sin destroys charity in the heart of man by a grave violation of God’s law; it turns man away from God, who is his ultimate end and his beatitude, by preferring an inferior good to him….
Mortal sin is a radical possibility of human freedom, as is love itself. It results in the loss of charity and the privation of sanctifying grace, that is, of the state of grace. If it is not redeemed by repentance and God’s forgiveness, it causes exclusion from Christ’s kingdom and the eternal death of hell, for our freedom has the power to make choices for ever, with no turning back.
All this is turned on its head by Francis atheist, Jesuitical rambling. This is pure heresy. It is the attempt to wash the character of mortal sin from basically all mortal sins bar those committed by the most evil among evil people.
Paragraph 301 is obviously heretical in several ways. It attacks the very heart of Christian morality. It tries to subvert Catholicism at its very roots.
Saint Michal the Archangel, defend us in battle!