Amoris Laetitia Must Be Withdrawn

Patiently waiting for Amoris Laetitia

I read around considerations about modifying Amoris Laetitia, perhaps getting rid altogether of the worst of the worst (footnote 351). Whilst something is better than nothing, and a modification is better than doing nothing, I do not think it can be said that such a view would be the best one; much less that the other view (withdrawal) should not be pursued or is impracticable.

It may well be that never an official papal document has been withdrawn. However, never was a papal document as horribly wrong, sacrilegious and blasphemous as this one is. New ailments require new medicines. Besides, as far as I know entire councils have been withdrawn. We aren't, therefore, so much into uncharted territory here.

The decision or the evaluation whether a document should be withdrawn does not depend from the factual probability of this happening. It depends from it being right, or wrong, that such a document be withdrawn. If it is right to withdraw the entire document, then this demand must be made unceasingly.

Nor is it relevant that Pope Francis will never withdraw the document. Again, if the battle is right, the outcome has no bearing on its righteousness. Besides, papal documents are destined to exercise an influence well beyond the Pope who promulgated them. The battle for the withdrawal of Amoris Laetitia will outlive Francis, and possibly all of us, but it will be victorious one day.

It also cannot really be said that if Footnote 351 were to be removed, then the world would be if not right, at least acceptably wrong. Amoris Laetitis is rotten at its core, in the very secular thinking which inspired it. The rejection of AL must be just as total as the secular principles behind it are totally wrong. This blog and many others have shown that the problem isn't the footnote, it's the document as a whole and the mentality that gave birth to it.

Another argument can be made in favour of withdrawal: that seen the number of weaklings within the Vatican, only a robust call for withdrawal can achieve the result of amendment. Asks for amendments, and you'll get either nothing or cosmetic reformulations (insert Pollyannas' little cries of joy here). But let a powerful call for withdrawal rise from the Catholic world, and suddenly robust amendments become a very concrete option, perhaps even in our lifetime.

Finally, there is a broader consideration to be made. The request that the document be modified, (that is: improved), still allows the Evil Clown to, in a way, save face. In sharp contrast, the demand that the document be altogether withdrawn is, unavoidably, an indictment not only of AL, but of Francis' pontificate itself. This element is not to be underestimated, because the ability of the Evil Clown to confuse Catholics is directly linked to his credibility as good, or bad, or obscenely evil, holder of the sacred office entrusted to him.

For all these reasons it is absolutely right that faithful Catholics insist, not only now or as long as the Evil Clown remains in power, but for all generations to come and until victory, that AL be withdrawn.



Posted on May 20, 2016, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. johnfkennedy63

    There is no way it will be amended, much less withdrawn. It serves his purpose in too many ways. Those who know the faith, know it is rotten to the core. But it’s a poisoned fruit that has a glossy red veneer of the Faith that tempts the unsuspecting to take a bite. Another and the most important reason is his Pride. Can you imagine his tantrum at the suggestion of a withdrawal?

  2. YES. Nothing less will do. And then this pope must be deposed and anathematized.

  3. So Typical of Vatican II & Post Vatican II, whereby NOTHING is written Clearly & To The Point.
    The Latest Name, “Evil Clown”, is appropriate for this Papacy.

    • Oh, AL is much worse than that. It is *openly* sacrilegious and blasphemous. If you are new here, search this blog for my blog posts entitled “heresy in Amoris Laetitia”.

    • It is Openly Sacrilegious & is Blasphemy.
      Unlike an Encyclical by Venerable Pope Pius XII, which at most is about 12 Pages & clearly written, Pope Bergoglio goes on and on in his writing, as if seeking to hypnotize the reader to his point.
      He knows The Catholic Faith, but utterly despises it as a Secular Humanist.

    • Forgive my ignorance, but.. why is it? “Blasphemous” is the adjective of “Blasphemy”. I would think the use of the adjective is correct?
      Not a mother tongue, mind, so one never knows…

  4. johnfkennedy63

    BTW, your comment, “*openly* sacrilegious and blasphemous” reminds me that here in the US, this Sunday is Trinity Sunday. I wonder what will be taught in Rome about the Trinity? I think he’s beginning to let loose.

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