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Sunday, 25 October 2015

The new word for "heresy" is "discernment" after the passing of the Final Relatio

Synod Fathers continue to propagate the fantasy form yesterday that nothing has changed. Well, at least we have this admission; pastoral greyness is the fast track to open heresy. 

Vatican News, quoting Cardinal Schonborn. 

On the issue of the admission of the divorced and re-married to the sacraments, Schonborn said that it was given "great attention" but that the key word was "discernment." He said that cases are different and so "there is no black and white". He went on to say that the issue was addressed obliquely in the final text and that criteria for discernment had been offered.

6 comments:

Thomas Joseph said...

This is all so confusing. I've never been an alarmist. I attend and appreciate a reverently celebrated Novus Ordo. And yet, none of this has felt right since Benedict abdicated. Knowing well his writings and his true humility (not false like we are experiencing), I have wondered whether he was visited by Our Lord and told to resign so the chastisement could begin.

Marmota Monax said...

I believe that Papa Bene was visited by someone and told to resign, but it sure wasn't Our Lord. It seems more likely some operators for the other team might've "made him an offer he couldn't refuse".

Thomas Joseph said...

If that were the case, would that not be ample reason as to why his resignation would be invalid? In other words if there was a conspiracy to embarrass the pope and put him in an untenable situation causing his resignation and electing Bergoglio, would that not be against canon law rendering the resignation and subsequent election moot? Not advocating this. Just intellectual curiousity.

James Joseph said...

You know a priest confects the Sacrament even if he doesn't believe.

Jon said...

I have long wondered what if the rumors about a resignation under the duress of "the wolves" were true? Would the resignation be void ab initio?

Thomas Joseph said...

Yes but if a sacrament is attempted through deceit, as in the case of a marriage, when the truth was knowingly withheld from an affected party, would it not be invalid?