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Sunday, 10 March 2019

Adultery and Homosexuality: Are they no longer sins?




Sandro Magister, carries a report that since at least 2014, the Roman authorities have been seeking to undermine the 6th and 9th Commandments, especially in downgrading, obfuscating the intrinsic evils of adultery and homosexuality. 

This is all being done in changing "pastoral" practice, whilst, at least officially, leaving doctrine untouched. 

At least four years ago, Vox Cantoris put Catholics on the alert by re-publishing the words of Richard R. Gaillardetz, who had laid out the strategy. Words, which, during his investigations, The Vox discovered had been plagiarized by Thomas Rosica. 

Here, Gaillardetz, outlines the strategy that has been used since to 2014 Synod in undermining Catholic morality:

"Will this Pope re-write controversial Church doctrines? No. But that isn't how doctrine changes. Doctrine changes when pastoral contexts shift and new insights emerge such that particularly doctrinal formulations no longer mediate the saving message of God's transforming love. Doctrine changes when the Church has leaders and teachers who are not afraid to take note of new contexts and emerging insights. It changes when the Church has pastors who do what Francis has been insisting: leave the securities of your chanceries, of your rectories, of your safe places, of your episcopal residences go set aside the small minded rules that often keep you locked up and shielded from the world."

From Magister: 

It is a fact, not an opinion. The words “adultery” and “homosexuality” have both disappeared from the magisterium of the Church, the highest, that which reports to the Roman pontiff.

About the first word this was already known. It disappeared completely just when it would have been most natural to say it, at the two synods on the family and shortly afterward, when Pope Francis settled the accounts in the exhortation “Amoris Laetitia.”
While the disappearance of the second is more recent. And this too happened right at the moment in which it seemed impossible not to say it: at the February 21-24 summit at the Vatican on sexual abuse committed by priests and bishops, almost all of it against the young and very young of the same sex.

“It is known that when one wishes to marginalize or eliminate some truth, there is no need to contradict it openly; on the contrary, this would be the worst strategy, because it would prompt open reactions and draw attention. Much better, instead, to pass over it in silence, not talk about it anymore, to lock it up with the old junk in the attic or the basement, and over the span of some time all memory of it will be lost, and life will go on as if it were no longer there.”

This observation was made by Dom Giulio Meiattini, a Benedictine monk of the abbey of the Madonna della Scala in Noci, professor of theology at the Pontifical Atheneum of St. Anselm in Rome, in the preface to the second edition of his book Amoris laetitia? The sacraments reduced to morality.

The preface can be read in its entirety on the blog of Aldo Maria Valli. But it is enough here to sample the passages most focused on the banning of these two words.

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