Exhortation Amoris Laetitia:
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:
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.… READ MORE
One more day till release…
The Day Before:
Novus Ordo Adherents Apprehensive about Post-Synodal “Apostolic Exhortation” Amoris Laetitia
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!”… READ MORE
“Pontifical” Council for the Family gives advance warning…
Vatican Heads-Up: Bishops to “Prepare All the Faithful for Reception of the Post-Synodal Exhortation”
This much is clear: Publication of the long-awaited so-called “Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation” of “Pope” Francis on the Synod on the Family, which will address the question of whether publicly unrepentant adulterers, fornicators, and sodomites can be admitted to the Novus Ordo sacraments, is imminent. If recent rumors are true, then the document is in excess of 200 pages, was drafted mainly by “Archbishop” Manuel “Smoochie” Fernandez, and was already signed by Francis on March 19, the feast of St.… READ MORE
Trump, contraception, homos, and more…
Francis Unplugged: Hoopla ensues after Confusing Comments on Return Flight from Mexico
Links to developments & commentary below
We all knew this was coming, and it is always the best part of his trips: The expected but impromptu in-flight news conference aboard the “papal” plane, featuring Jorge Bergoglio answering questions from journalists off-the-cuff. This is Francis unplugged. Unscripted. Unfiltered. Warts and all. This usually means lots of rambling, disjointed thoughts, flowery phrases, vague platitudes, ambiguous language — lots to clean up afterwards for the various Novus Ordo spokesmen, commentators, and apologists.
It was no different this time.… READ MORE
The ball is now in Francis’ court…
The Synod’s Grand Finale:
Thanks to Ambiguity, All Doors Are Open — Both Sides claim Victory while Francis slams Conservatives in Closing Speech
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“Saint John Paul II offered a complex criterion that remains the basis for the evaluation of these situations: ‘…there’s a difference between those who sincerely tried to save their first marriage and were abandoned entirely unjustly, and those who through a grave fault destroyed [sic] a canonically valid marriage. Further, there are those who contracted a second union in view of the education of their children, and at times are subjectively certain in conscience that the preceding marriage, irreparably destroyed, was never valid’ (Familiaris Consortio, 1981, n.
October Surprise! Muller caves…
“Cardinal” Müller: Communion for Unrepentent Adulterers Conceivable in Exceptional Cases
As Francis’ Synod on the Family enters its last and decisive week, the German edition of Vatican Radio drops a bombshell: “Cardinal” Gerhard Ludwig Muller, the head of the Vatican’s so-called Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, argued in an interview with the German news magazine Focus that unrepentant adulterers could be admitted to Holy Communion in exceptional cases.
Here is a translation of the snippet published on Radio Vatikan (the full interview has not yet been released by Focus):
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Curial cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller does not rule out admitting remarried divorcees to Communion “in extreme individual cases”, according to media reports.
Vatican Prelate at CDF comes out as being in a Homosexual Relationship as News breaks Francis had met with Sodomite Couple in United States
News is pouring in faster than we’re able to produce quality blog posts!
Just as we were preparing to publish a post on the Vatican’s downplaying of Francis’ meeting with Kim Davis, which had just been overshadowed by the revelation that Francis had received in audience a homosexual couple while in the United States (details further down below), this morning news broke that a high-ranking prelate in the Vatican’s so-called Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) — the Novus Ordo version of the Holy Office — has publicly admitted to being in a sodomite relationship and being “proud” of it!… READ MORE
008 TRADCAST (16 SEP 2015)
- Segment 1: Francis’ Drive-Thru Marriage Annulments — Francis’ “Mercy” towards the Society of St. Pius X: Faculties to give Absolution for Jubilee Year
- Segment 2: Kim Davis, Religious Liberty, and “Gay Marriage”
You can listen to the show by clicking the big play button on the left in the embedded player above. Alternatively, you can choose right below from more listening/viewing options:
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Vatican Releases Full List of Synod Participants
Francis Stacks the Deck for the Synod
IN: Cupich, Marx, Dolan, Schonborn, Forte, Bode, Bonny, Kasper, Koch, Nichols, Martin, Baldisseri, Pontier, Caffarra, Wuerl, Lovey, Brunin, Danneels, Maradiaga, Tagle, Fernandez, Muller
OUT: Burke, Lenga, Schneider, Brandmuller, De Paolis
Today the Unholy See released the official list of all participants of the “Synod on [=against] the Family” to be held October 4-25, 2015 in the Vatican. Not surprisingly, the list contains virtually all of the big names associated with promoting the idea of giving the sacraments to adulterers, many of which already met in a secret “shadow synod” earlier this year, whereas many of the “conservative” players have not been invited.… READ MORE
“Cardinal” Burke & Co. warn of synod…
Prelude to Schism?
An Anti-Synod Video Appears
Click to play video – Polish and English, with subtitles
Apparently some hierarchs in the Vatican II Sect have realized that it looks like Jorge Beroglio (“Pope” Francis) is about to open the floodgates with his new-found “mercy” from the “god of surprises” at the upcoming “Synod on the Family” in Rome in October. Last year’s Synod — the first of two parts — was a disaster, and we can expect that this year’s follow-up is going to be a repeat on steroids. From the beginning we have referred to Bergoglio as “Chaos Frank” because it was pretty obvious from the start that this man would unleash precisely this — chaos — upon his religion (for a laundry list of his many accomplishments since then, click here).… READ MORE
Faster, simpler, and free!
Francis overhauls Marriage “Annulments”, Abortion now Grounds for Nullity!
Clearly, they don’t have enough marriage “annulments”, abortions, or broken families in the Novus Ordo Church yet, so… Francis to the rescue!
Today, September 8, 2015, the Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Vatican’s Argentinian lay impostor “Pope”, Francis, released two “Apostolic Letters” Motu Proprio to reform the process for declarations of matrimonial nullity. Here are the relevant links to the documents, in various languages:
The first English reports and summaries on the new annulment changes have appeared — we are linking them here:
In a nutshell, Francis’ overhaul of declarations of nullity establishes the following major changes (we are basing this information on the news reports linked above):
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- Process will be free of charge (diocese must carry the costs, can be helped by local bishops’ conference)
- One single sentence suffices – no more automatic appeal of the first sentence, though a manual appeal is still possible
- If one party fails to show up after being summoned twice, taken as consent that annulment process should move forward
- A first appeal is to remain local, that is, on the metropolitan level
- A second appeal can be made to the Vatican
- There need only be one single judge, under the local bishop
- The bishop alone can be the judge, bypassing the normal process of the tribunal, under certain conditions
- Abortion is now grounds for annulment (now this is just plain evil, as it may cause women seeking an “annulment” to have an abortion as a sure way to get their “declaration of nullity” — don’t think some could be this wicked?