Heresy In Amoris Laetitia: 305, Part II & 306
The text of the rest of paragraph 305. Emphases, as always, mine.
Discernment must help to find possible ways of responding to God and growing in the midst of limits. By thinking that everything is black and white, we sometimes close off the way of grace and of growth, and discourage paths of sanctification which give glory to God. Let us remember that “a small step, in the midst of great human limitations, can be more pleasing to God than a life which appears outwardly in order, but moves through the day without confronting great difficulties”. The practical pastoral care of ministers and of communities must not fail to embrace this reality.
This explosive paragraph, that will be condemned by orthodox Catholics as long as this world exists, ends with the usual mixture of platitudes, exaggerations, and implicit attacks to good Catholics.
Even a superficial reading of the Gospel teaches a child that the Gospel isn’t very nuanced. Dozens, hundreds of quotes can be brought as support to this claim, so I won’t insult your intelligence with quotes. If the Gospel is one thing, it is black and white in its uncompromising call to choose between sin and virtue, heaven and hell, this world or the next, Christ or Satan.
However, Francis here also uses his usual method of kindergarten exaggeration, which is very fitting to his kindergarten – if satanical – brain. No, whilst we all must live the fundamental dichotomy between black and white, not everything is black and white. It is Francis who says so i order to let you appear a life in the light of the Gospel as an impossible feat. Which, by the way, is a leimotiv of this entire Apostolic Excrementation.
Francis lets this follow with another of his favourite acts: the attack to faithful Catholics. It is true that the second phrase evidenced in bold could be read in an orthodox way. It is also true that, say, the Hail Mary painfully, perhaps even tentatively said by an atheist as if in the birth pains of a nascent conversion is far more pleasing to Mary than the Hail Mary recited by a devout Catholic, of whom she is sure. However, in Francis the subtext is always the same and is always extremely clear: “You, devout Catholic who live ordered lives and follow the rules: who are you to judge?” Read this in FrancisMode and you will see just this: Francis sees the public sinner who makes some little effort, however insignificant, as just as worthy of receiving communion as the Pharisees who are guilty of having renounced to exactly those sins who now make the sinner, in the eyes of Francis, oh so virtuous.
One wonders whether Jesus, confronted with the adulterous woman, told her: “go, and try to make some small step. This would be far more pleasing to me than the life of someone solidly anchored in the truth”. Francis’ gospel was evidently printed by Satan.
The paragraph concludes with the usual invitation to unhinge Catholic truth by substituting it for a heathenish praxis that is its exact negation. Negation of truth in practice is ipso facto negation of truth. Francis is either too stupid to see this or, far more probably, too evil to care.
Let us continue with our reading (painful as reading this rubbish is) of paragraph 306:
306. In every situation, when dealing with those who have difficulties in living God’s law to the full, the invitation to pursue the via caritatis must be clearly heard. Fraternal charity is the first law of Christians (cf. Jn 15:12; Gal 5:14). Let us not forget the reassuring words of Scripture: “Maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins” (1 Pet 4:8); “Atone for your sins with righteousness, and your iniquities with mercy to the oppressed, so that your prosperity may be prolonged” (Dan 4:24); “As water extinguishes a blazing fire, so almsgiving atones for sins” (Sir 3:30). This is also what Saint Augustine teaches: “Just as, at the threat of a fire, we would run for water to extinguish it… so too, if the flame of sin rises from our chaff and we are troubled, if the chance to perform a work of mercy is offered us, let us rejoice in it, as if it were a fountain offered us to extinguish the blaze”.
The devil can quote from Scripture. Twenty Jesuits, gathered by Francis around a heretical table, can, with much effort, do that too. This is, again, unhinged Chritianity, and a new religion of utter stupidity.
You see this first in the choice of words: an adulterer living in mortal sin receives a massive upgrade to “person dealing with difficulties in living God’s law to the full”, as if his sins consisted in, saying, being too near to the cookie jar. He who thinks in this way has renounced Christianity.
That Francis even dares to quote Saint Augustine is truly hilarious. Saint Augustine lived, at some point, more uxorio with his concubine, and there is not one single word of him that authorises one to think the great Saint saw this as mere “difficulty in living God’s law”.
Furthermore, St Augustine attributes his conversion largely to the reading of the following Bible verse:
Not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying, but put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to fulfill the lusts thereof
“Make no provision for the flesh to fulfill the lusts thereof”, not “make full provision for the flesh to fulfill the lust thereof, and know that every little step will be greatly praised”.
I am astonished at the continued comments on the blogosphere, according to which this heretical text is either orthodox, or “ambiguous”. It is neither.
It is an open, sustained invitation not only to heretical praxis, but to heretical thinking.
You may refuse any form of heretical praxis. But if you see the preceding statement otherwise, I must question how heretical your thinking has become.