Game Over for those in denial…
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. One such journalist was Frank Rocca, with the Wall Street Journal. Here is the transcript of the question and answer:
Frank Rocca (Wall Street Journal): Thanks, Holy Father. I see that the questions on immigration that I had thought to ask you have been asked and answered by you very well. If you permit me, I’d like to ask you another question about an event of recent days, which was your apostolic exhortation. As you well know, there has been much discussion about on one of the many, I know that we’ve focused on this a lot…there has been much discussion after the publication. Some sustain that nothing has changed with respect to the discipline that regulates access to the sacraments for the divorced and remarried, that the Law, the pastoral praxis and obviously the doctrine remain the same. Others sustain that much has changed and that there are new openings and possibilities. For a Catholic who wants to know: are there new, concrete possibilities that didn’t exist before the publication of the exhortation or not?
Pope Francis: I can say yes, period*. But it would be an answer that is too small. I recommend that you read the presentation of Cardinal Schonborn, who is a great theologian. He was the secretary for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, and he knows the doctrine of the faith well. In that presentation, your question will find an answer.
(“Full Text of Pope Francis’ in-flight interview from Lesbos to Rome”, Catholic News Agency, April 16, 2016; underlining and red font added.)
*The correct translation here is the word “period”. The translation from Catholic News Agency says “many”, but this is clearly a mistranslation of the Italian word punto, which Francis used.
So, not only does Francis give an essential “yes” to administering the “sacraments” to those in “irregular situations”, he also endorses the abhorrent “Cardinal” Christoph Schonborn and his Modernist theology. For your reference, the presentation by Mr. Schonborn that Francis referred to, can be found here:
In case you need a refresher on just who “Cardinal” Schonborn is, CLICK HERE, but prepare to be shocked.
For a real Catholic analysis of Francis’ catastrophic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, see the following:
- Audio: Bp. Sanborn & Fr. Cekada dismantle Amoris Laetitia (True Restoration)
Here are some more related links to the document itself, commentaries, analyses, and the reaction from various camps:
- Francis’ Post-Synodal Exhortation Amoris Laetitia – Highlights & Full Text
- Chaos Watch: Continuing Coverage of the Fallout from Amoris Laetitia
- After Amoris Laetitia: Illustrating the Absurdity
If you’ve had it with the pseudo-pope from Argentina and his blasphemous and heretical attacks on the Deposit of Faith, we invite you to become a real Roman Catholic. Start here: NOW WHAT?