The Amazing Heretical Pope By Peter West

     The Pope has continued to do his usual song and dance routine, attacking nationalism and proclaiming refugees as  …  well you have heard it all before. He keeps saying it like he was paid to do it, and maybe he is. Perhaps that is his day job because many feel that in the theological area, he is not doing his appointed job, being  simply a heretic:

“The well-known and respected Dominican theologian Father Aidan Nichols has put his name to a historic open letter claiming Pope Francis is guilty of heresy and calling on “the bishops of the Catholic Church” to formally correct him. The letter, released April 30, the feast day on the traditional calendar of St. Catherine of Siena, the 14th-century saint famous for her criticism of Pope Gregory XI, states that Francis has on occasions “knowingly and persistently” denied what he knows is divine revealed Church teaching. Such words and actions, the signatories continue, “amount to a comprehensive rejection of Catholic teaching on marriage and sexual activity, on the moral law, and on grace and the forgiveness of sins.” They add that they have taken this measure “as a last resort to respond to the accumulating harm caused by Pope Francis's words and actions over several years, which have given rise to one of the worst crises in the history of the Catholic Church.” The signatories call on bishops to investigate the claims they put forth, and then correct Pope Francis by calling on him “to reject these heresies.” If he should “persistently refuse,” they call on the bishops to declare that Francis has “freely deprived himself of the papacy.” “A heretical papacy may not be tolerated or dissimulated to avoid a worse evil,” the authors write. “It strikes at the basic good of the Church and must be corrected.” They also link his purported rejection of some Church teachings with his favor shown to bishops and cardinals found guilty of abuse or covering up for abuse and corruption, such as Cardinals Theodore McCarrick, Godfried Danneels, Donald Wuerl and Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga.”

     The internet has many sites with very uncomfortable material about this Pope. I know this hurts as a fellow saddened Catholic myself, but we simply have to face unpleasant realities to deal with the crisis of the Church. Pretending that this does not exist offends the Father.

Authorised by K. W. Grundy
13 Carsten Court, Happy Valley, SA.



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Saturday, 13 August 2022