Polish Bishops Report: Francis Plans to Devolve Doctrinal Decisions on Episcopal Conferences August 3, 2016Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, Basics, error, foolishness, Francis, General Catholic, scandals, shocking, Society, the struggle for the Church.
You can imagine how that will turn out. Hey, I needed a quick post, no better place to turn than good ‘ol Life Site News:
The head of the Polish bishops conference says that in a private meeting this week Pope Francis held with the country’s bishops, he spoke of allowing local bishops conferences to make decisions about the controversial practice of giving Communion to those who are divorced and remarried.
“The Holy Father says that general laws are very hard to enforce in each country, and so he speaks about decentralization,” Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki told reporters after a July 27 closed-door meeting with the Pope in Krakow. The pope had traveled to Poland for World Youth Day.
The pope related that in a decentralized Church, bishops’ conferences “might on their own initiative not only interpret papal encyclicals, but also looking at their own cultural situation, might approach some specific issues in an appropriate manner,” Gadecki said.
Which few, if any, expect would actually manifest as a MORE rigorous approach. The episcopal conferences of almost all Western countries – which I remind, have no real authority even in their unanimous decisions, if that decision contradicts the Doctrine of the Faith – could be expected to use this permission to gravely undermine the sanctity of marriage and the entire moral order, which is crafted around the marital union and its incredibly important realization with regard to Christ’s relationship with the Church.
Doctrinal devolution, even through a fig leaf of pastoral care, would be devastating for the Church. It’s the short road to Anglicanism, or could be potentially even worse than Anglicanism. Imagine what episcopal conferences that pretend that Ad Orientem worship is forbidden (or requires special permission), that Communion on the hand is the universal norm, and who have all but buried Catholic Doctrine on contraception, divorce, and a dozen other issues, would do if given a free hand with regard to doctrinal matters. How much of that devolution would actually be thought out by bishops, anyway, and how much by unaccountable, charism-less lay bureaucrats in the Church?
Vox, who has written some very powerful stuff lately, had this to say:
There can be no denying that Jorge Bergoglio’s hints at the Synod and in Amoris Laetitia will now come to pass, at least, so long as he is alive and in the Chair of Peter.
Catholics, get your heads out of the sand! This is the most dangerous threat to the Catholic Church since Arius.
Cardinals and Bishops, will you stand by and allow this?
You will go to Hell.
So will Bergoglio!
A little strong? I do wonder if we’re not a bit beyond even the Arian heresy in today’s Church, and that extends far beyond Francis.