The Bergoglian twist on capital punishment appears to have rattled the neo-conservative cage like nothing else has over these last sixty-four months of modernist mayhem. Some, it seems, are coming to terms with the cold hard reality that Francis (as he wishes to be known) is most certainly a heretic; so much so that some are even willing to say so aloud.
It is a rude awakening indeed for these folks; the same that have been ever so careful to avoid the “H” word when speaking of Amoris Laetitia; a text that didn’t seem to disturb their peace nearly as much as this dust-up over the death penalty has.
One wonders: what is it about the present case that has the neo-cons so hyper-agitated?
The answer, it seems, is that Bergoglio has managed to attack no less than three neo-conservative sacred cows in one fell swoop, and guess what – the death penalty itself isn’t one of them.
The first of these sacred cows is the 1994 Catechism of Catholic Church (CCC) wherein Francis’ latest departure from Catholic tradition will be “officially” published. This is a compendium that many conservatives consider to be an unassailable presentation of authentic Catholic doctrine; one of quasi-biblical stature.
Writing in the book, Introduction to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which he co-authored with Cardinal Schoenborn, Cardinal Ratzinger wrote:
The individual doctrine which the Catechism presents receive no other weight than that which they already possess. The weight of the Catechism itself lies in the whole.
So far so good, I suppose, but Ratzinger immediately went on to state:
Since it transmits what the Church teaches, whoever rejects it as a whole separates himself beyond question from the faith and teaching of the Church.
Beyond question! This is a sinister (nay, diabolical) inversion of the Biblical warning concerning a little leaven.
In Ratzinger’s view, if one rejects the CCC as a whole (as one must in light of those parts that are poisonous), then it is to be assumed that one likewise rejects the entire faith of the Church and is, therefore, no longer Catholic!
So, in the neo-con mind: Compromise the purity of the CCC, you sully the “faith.”
Adding insult to injury, however, is the fact that the CCC was promulgated by yet another of their sacred cows – their Santo dei tutti Santi – John Paul the Great Ecumenist, who introduced the work thus:
I acknowledge it [the CCC] as a valid and legitimate tool in the service of ecclesiastical communion, as a sure norm for instruction in the faith. (Apostolic Constitution, Fidei depositum, 1994)
You see, their unbridled esteem for Wojtyla is what initially led (and continues to lead) them to believe that the CCC is an authoritative guide that cannot possibly contain error. Now that he has been “canonized” (better understood as having received the Conciliar Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to the Revolution), the CCC has taken on a sacred character; a sort of Wojtylan relic.
So, in the neo-con mind: Compromise the purity of the CCC, you sully not only the “faith,” but also the legacy of the Great One.
If that’s not bad enough, the Bergoglian treatment of the death penalty has the neo-cons thrice disturbed because the CCC, in the words of John Paul II, “is the most mature and complete fruit of the Council’s teaching and presents it in the rich framework of the whole of ecclesial Tradition.”
So, in the neo-con mind: Compromise the purity of the CCC, you sully not only the “faith” and the legacy of the Great One, but also the Almighty Council!
And this, my friends, is why some of the neo-cons are so up in arms over the Bergoglian twist on capital punishment.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church is part of the Universal Ordinary Magisterium; therefore, it can not hold teachings contrary to the Catholic Faith. The problem with the JPII Catechism is that it is not a catechism of the Catholic Church, but of the Vatican II sect. It is chock-full of teachings contrary to the Catholic Faith, the death penalty being only the latest of them.
I admit I purchased a copy of the CCC many years back. But after a thorough exam of just who the contributors were ,along with first hand knowledge of what Bishop James McHugh was all about , it hit my trashcan and made it’s way to the dump.
We stuck with ye ole Baltimore Cat and of course, Holy Scripture.
There are homosexuals cheering this change in the CCC by Francis because they believe he will change their moral status in the Church too.
Just as an aside Voris has an in depth exam of where Catholic League Bill Donahue’s huge profits are invested.
“Donors who send contributions to the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights may be surprised to find the vast majority of the League’s money — $33 million, to be exact — is being invested with a firm that holds stock in pro-abortion, pro-contraception, pro-gay organizations, as well as with corporations that distribute pornography. And not only is the Catholic League aware of all this, it seems to have no problem with it.”
Are we surprised?
CMtv urges it’s readers to write to their Bishops.
Catholics who have been fighting this rot have done that for decades !
Voris needs to do some historical research on what Catholics fighting for a return to Catholic Tradition have been doing since V2 !!!
Bishops have trash cans too and that is where our letters have gone .They also have lists they keep of Catholics who write these letters. A friend who knew someone in a Chancery informed me in the nineties that names of letter writers objecting to certain practices, went on a list in our Diocese under the heading of “Dissident”.
The Catholic World should have had the same reaction when they changed The Mass. If the Modernists got away with changing the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, everything and anything else is possible. They’re 90% finished. What’s next?
Yes! God’s will be done. May He continually harden Pharaoh Frank’s heart in heresy to hasten the separation of the wheat (neo-conservatives) from the chaff in the Conciliar Church. The pressure to choose Tradition and abjure the hermeneutic of continuity just increases with each and every heretical word that falls out of the Antipope’s mouth. The Arian Crisis was solved by the grace of God through the Faithful and the Sodomite Conciliar Crisis may yet be resolved in like manner?
Makes me pleased to see that I’m not the only one who has found the CCC to be inaccurate and wrong in certain places. I’ve been half-heartedly comparing the current CCC problems that I found with the Council of Trent catechism just for my own edification.
I deliberately keep my copy of the CCC and the Novus Ordo Missae on a seperate shelf to my Catholic books. That I keep them at all is for reference purposes only.
Paragraphs 1366 and 1367 of the CCC regarding the Mass as the renewal of the Sacrifice of Calvary were not in the first edition. They were slipped into the second edition of the CCC, they way they “fixed” the heretical definition of the mass in paragraph 7 of the 1969 General Instruction on the Roman Missal, after it was pointed out.
Would that the veil of deception fall for all the neo conservative Catholics in the Novus ordo Church. Would that they would know Vatican II should be called out for what it was. It highjacked the original schemas and gave us false doctrine ( wolf) from thereon in, in sheeps clothing. Mother Church has been so badly desecrated, by Vatican II, and by this freemasonic, communist, homosexual infiltration and take over.
God help the laity to clean out the infiltration of the homosexual culture and all the modernism born of that truly perfidious council. They lied to us telling us it was a gift of the “Holy Spirit”. It was nothing less than the stink bomb of Satan.
The ‘Saint” who gave us the CCC and a chester the molester memorialized in a stain glass window.
“In a North Jersey church, there is this window – John Paul II and Theodore McCarrick at the Giants Stadium altar in 1995.”