Arsonist becomes Fireman…

Vatican Sources: Francis Not Responding to Dubia “to Prevent Greater Evil”!

The new year began the same way the old one ended: with lots of breaking news on Amoris Laetitia, the infamous “Apostolic exhortation” on the family that effectively gives public adulterers the permission to receive the Novus Ordo version of Holy Communion and penance (confession) without having to cease their adulterous activities. The “theological” basis Francis provides for this absurdity is a redefinition of sin from “voluntary transgession of the divine law” into “the best you can do for the moment, although falling short of the ideal”.

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He tries to have it both ways…

Amoris Laetitia and Concrete Cases:
A Reply to Austen Ivereigh

One of Francis’ biggest cheerleaders on and off the internet is the British writer Dr. Austen Ivereigh. He is the author of a comprehensive biography of Jorge Bergoglio entitled, The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope (2014).

As a contributor to various Novus Ordo publications, the left-leaning Ivereigh occasionally writes pieces defending Francis’ more controversial moves. One such attempt was recently published at Crux:

In this piece, which is essentially a high-level critique of the dubia submitted by “Cardinal” Raymond Burke & Co.

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Don’t mess with Francis!

Dean of Roman Rota: “Four Cardinals who have written to Pope could lose their Cardinalate”

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[UPDATE: “Mgr.” Pinto says he was misquoted, Religion Confidencial issues retraction]

We all know that Francis is the champion of dialogue and encounter, but when “Cardinals” Burke, Brandmuller, Meisner, and Caffarra recently did nothing more than ask five very specific questions on a very important theological matter they wanted clarification on, the ever-so-humble Argentinian bridge builder decided to put up a wall: In a defeaning silence, he simply refused to answer.

After nearly two months of receiving no reply, the Novus Ordo cardinals decided to make their questions public.

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In-Flight Entertainment…

Transgenders? Case by Case!
“Welcome, accompany, study, discern, integrate”!

Photo credit: CNS/Paul Haring

One day after blasphemously declaring that seeking the conversion of non-Catholics is a “great sin against ecumenism”, “Pope” Francis has now weighed in on how to provide pastoral care to people who are not sure whether they are male or female or something else entirely (so-called “transgender” people).

In the much-anticipated in-flight “papal” interview aboard the plane taking him back to Rome from Azerbaijan, where the number of Francis adherents can fit in an elevator, the Argentinian Jesuit was asked by a journalist what he would “say to those who are suffering and feel that their sexual identity does not correspond to their biological one”.

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Bombshell!

Francis confirms:

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Permission for Adulterers to receive “Communion” is Only Authentic Interpretation of Amoris Laetitia

[UDPATE 12-SEP-16: The Vatican has confirmed the authenticity of the leaked documents and their controversial contents. The matter has now been reported by Vatican Radio, by News.va, and by Osservatore Romano.]

[UPDATE 10-SEP-16: InfoCatólica.com has removed the posts referenced below; according to journalist Jeanne Smits, the information was apparently not meant for public consumption. Novus Ordo Watch has saved copies of the originals posted. In addition, a scan of Francis’ letter and the Argentinian document to which he was responding are now available here.]

In a letter dated September 5, 2016 to the delegate of the Buenos Aires pastoral region of Argentina, “Pope” Francis has explicitly confirmed that the only correct reading of Amoris Laetitia is that which permits unrepentant adulterers to receive “Holy Communion” under certain circumstances.

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An Ottaviani Intervention for Novus Ordos
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Full Text Leaked: 45 Novus Ordo Scholars Condemn Amoris Laetitia as Heretical

 

The laughing stock that is the Novus Ordo Church is getting more and more absurd by the day. A few weeks ago was the first time we heard about a substantial scholarly critique of “Pope” Francis’ supposed “Apostolic Exhortation” Amoris Laetitia, the blasphemous and heretical document in which Francis undermines not only Catholic teaching on sexuality but obliterates the very foundations of Catholic moral theology. (See our memes that illustrate the absurd effects of the teaching contained in Amoris Laetitia.)

The critical study, together with its accompanying June 29 letter addressed to the Dean of the College of “Cardinals”, Angelo Sodano, was signed by 45 theologians and other scholars in the New Church and sent to all 219 “cardinals” around the globe.

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Chaos Frank opened his trap again…
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Francis: “Great Majority” of Marriages today are Invalid because People don’t realize it’s indissoluble — but “Fidelity” in Cohabitation = Real Marriage!

[UPDATE 17-JUN-2016 18:01 UTC: Vatican edits official transcript, changes Francis’ actual words “a great majority of” into “part of”. In either case, however, the fundamental problem remains: Francis believes sacramental marriages are invalid if people do not know or understand that marriage is permanent for life — how many such cases there actually are, is insignificant; the point is that Francis admits the principle! And he furthermore believes that fornication with only one and the same partner equals a real marriage!]

Francis simply cannot keep his jaws together.

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New Chaos Homily denounces All-Or-Nothing Morality as “heretical”…

No More Black and White:
Francis’ Fifty Shades of Grey

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“Just do the best you can, Battista…”

This is the day Michael Voris must have been waiting for: Francis finally condemns heretics! Quick, everyone: Fire up the Vortex cameras and get everything ready on the web site to report on this breaking news!

On second thought, maybe not… Unfortunately for Mr. Voris and his Church Militant crew, Francis condemns as heretical precisely the kind of Catholic Michael Voris considers himself to be. Ouch! (Tim Haines, he means you too!)

On Thursday, June 9, Francis once again outdid himself in the sermon he gave at the daily “Mass” at Casa Santa Marta, this time on the Gospel of St.

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Video, Links & Resources

Showdown in Rome:
Complete Synod 2015 Coverage

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The Official Synod 2015 Documents

Official Video Recordings — available on demand:

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Game Over for those in denial…
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Francis confirms: “YES”, Sacraments for Public Adulterers now an Option, points to “Cardinal” Schönborn’s Explanation

Bad news for “Cardinal” Burke, Michael Voris, Dave Armstrong, Tim Haines, and the rest of the conservative Novus Ordo crowd that thought they could explain it away: Francis has just personally confirmed that yes, with the publication of Amoris Laetitia, there are now new options availbable for unrepentant public adulterers and fornicators (possibly also for sodomites), options that were not available before, with regard to access to the Novus Ordo “sacraments.”

Today, April 16, on his return flight from Lesbos — that’s a Greek island in the Mediterranean — he held his usual in-flight press conference, in which he answered impromptu questions from journalists aboard the “papal” plane.

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After Amoris Laetitia: Illustrating the Absurdity

To illustate the absurdity and folly of “Pope” Francis’ Post-Synodal “Apostolic” Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, we have put together a few memes for sharing on social media that all are welcome to disseminate widely. The idea is to quickly reach more people with the truth that what is put out by the Vatican II Sect as “Catholicism” is utter Modernist garbage and does not deserve to be taken seriously. Sometimes it is easier to communicate ideas to people by means of satire in a cartoon, a picture, or a meme, especially to those people who do shy away from reading.

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Fallout from “Amoris Laetitia”

“Papal” Biographer:
Schism with Benedict XVI as Anti-Pope is Possible

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Francis shakes hands with his admirer, biographer and long-time Vatican insider Andreas Englisch (left)
Image source: kurier.at (cropped)

Francis’ post-synodal exhortation Amoris Laetitia has caused the predicted chaos among conservative adherents of the Vatican II religion, although a few are still in denial. Approximately 18 hours since its official release, plenty of summaries, commentaries, and reactions continue to pour in. We are chronicling the meltdown and present the most explosive quotes from the wordy document in the following two links:

Meanwhile, the German intellectual review Merkur has published an interview with one of the country’s leading “papal” biographers and Vatican journalists, Andreas Englisch.

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Panic all over, some in Denial…

CHAOS WATCH:

Full Coverage: Release of Post-Synodal Exhortation on the Family, Amoris Laetitia

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The big day has come and gone, and it is nothing short of panic and chaos all over! Welcome to our full coverage of the release and presentation of “Pope” Francis’ “Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation” Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”). Novus Ordo Watch is pleased to be the official Amoris Laetitia Chaos Watch Headquarters: We are providing you with all the information you need to understand what’s going on with this much-anticipated document. Let’s go!

HERE IT IS IN ENGLISH AND OTHER LANGUAGES:
FULL TEXT OF AMORIS LAETITIA

The Worst and most Explosive Passages:
Amoris Laetitia Highlights

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WATCH THE VATICAN PRESS CONFERENCE
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Presentation of “Apostolic Exhortation” Amoris Laetitia:
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Post-Synodal Exhortation Amoris Laetitia: The Actual Text, Official Commentary

Here is a word cloud we quickly created based on the English version of Amoris Laetitia (courtesy of Word Cloud Generator).

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Vatileaks 3.0…

Exhortation Amoris Laetitia:
Summary Leaked

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They do not say how they obtained it, or who put it together, but the indult/semi-trad blog Rorate Caeli has just published a summary of the “post-synodal Apostolic exhortation” Amoris Laetitia, which will be officially released tomorrow (April 8) at a press conference scheduled to begin at 11:30 am Rome time (5:30 am ET). Novus Ordo Watch will provide full coverage.

Click here to read the alleged summary:

LEAKED SUMMARY
OF AMORIS LAETITIA

The summary is divided into the following sections, with the paragraphs of the exhortation referenced in parentheses:

  • Introduction (1-7)
  • Chapter One: “In the light of the Word” (8-30)
  • Chapter two: “The experiences and challenges of families” (31-57)
  • Chapter three: “Looking to Jesus: The vocation of the family” (58-88)
  • Chapter four: “Love in marriage” (89-164)
  • Chapter five: “Love made fruitful” (165-198)
  • Chapter six: “Some pastoral perspectives” (199-258)
  • Chapter seven: “Towards a better education of children” (259-290)
  • Chapter eight: “Guiding, discerning and integrating weakness” (291-312)
  • Chapter nine: “The spirituality of marriage and the family” (313-325)

At 325 paragraphs, the document fails to surprise as far as its length goes.

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One more day till release…

The Day Before:
Novus Ordo Adherents Apprehensive about Post-Synodal “Apostolic Exhortation” Amoris Laetitia

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Don’t worry, buddy, Jimmy Akin’s got this!

What, oh what will Francis do?

Nothing shows trust and confidence in the Petrine office as the guarantee of orthodoxy and sound morals better than hysterically anticipating the theological equivalent of a nuclear detonation because “the Pope” will make a decision about whether publicly unrepentant adulterers can receive “Holy Communion”. In the Catholic Church, there would be nothing to decide on this topic. If a document were to be issued on it, it would contain one word: “No!” Or maybe two words: “Heck no!”

In the pseudo-Catholic Vatican II religion, on the other hand, anything is possible.

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