24. Sep, 2017

The Ongoing Theological Controversy Over Amoris Laetitia

The Seven Heresies that Pope Francis Allegedly Upholds

The seven allegations against Pope Francis (in English below) are sourced from an article written by Koinonia Catholic News. That Facebook post reports that conservative Catholic theologians have now submitted a filial correction of Pope Francis. It can be found here https://www.facebook.com/KoinoniaCatholic/posts/1993863707567095

Seven heresies

The Catholic clergy and lay scholars go on to list seven “false and heretical propositions” which they say Pope Francis “directly or indirectly” upholds through his “words, deeds, and omissions.” These seven propositions, listed below, are summaries of the positions which they attribute to Pope Francis and deem to be heretical.

1. A justified person has not the strength with God’s grace to carry out the objective demands of the divine law, as though any of the commandments of God are impossible for the justified; or as meaning that God’s grace, when it produces justification in an individual, does not invariably and of its nature produce conversion from all serious sin, or is not sufficient for conversion from all serious sin.

2. Christians who have obtained a civil divorce from the spouse to whom they are validly married and have contracted a civil marriage with some other person during the lifetime of their spouse, who live more uxorio [as husband and wife] with their civil partner, and who choose to remain in this state with full knowledge of the nature of their act and full consent of the will to that act, are not necessarily in a state of mortal sin, and can receive sanctifying grace and grow in charity.

3. A Christian believer can have full knowledge of a divine law and voluntarily choose to break it in a serious matter, but not be in a state of mortal sin as a result of this action.

4. A person is able, while he obeys a divine prohibition, to sin against God by that very act of obedience.

5. Conscience can truly and rightly judge that sexual acts between persons who have contracted a civil marriage with each other, although one or both of them is sacramentally married to another person, can sometimes be morally right or requested or even commanded by God.

6. Moral principles and moral truths contained in divine revelation and in the natural law do not include negative prohibitions that absolutely forbid particular kinds of action, inasmuch as these are always gravely unlawful on account of their object.

7. Our Lord Jesus Christ wills that the Church abandon her perennial discipline of refusing the Eucharist to the divorced and remarried and of refusing absolution to the divorced and remarried who do not express contrition for their state of life and a firm purpose of amendment with regard to it.”

Here is the link to the site behind the ‘correction” of Pope Francis http://www.correctiofilialis.org/

Here is the Filial Correction pdf (it’s 25 pages long with parts in Latin & Spanish) http://www.correctiofilialis.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Correctio-filialis_English_1.pdf