The Catholic world was set abuzz a few days ago when, at the opening of the Pastoral Congress of the Diocese of Rome, the local ordinary called into question the validity of most sacramental marriages.
As reported by the Bergoglian News Agency (otherwise, CNA):
Pope Francis said Thursday that the great majority of sacramental marriages today are not valid, because couples do not enter into them with a proper understanding of permanence and commitment. ‘We live in a culture of the provisional,’ the Pope said in impromptu remarks June 16. After addressing the Diocese of Rome’s pastoral congress, he held a question-and-answer session.
Apparently, so outrageous was this assertion that the transcript for the event had to be revised. According to an update from CNA:
When the Vatican released its official transcript of the encounter the following day, they had changed the comment to say that ‘a portion of our sacramental marriages are null.’
In the Vatican blog ‘Il sismografo,’ Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi said that this change is a revision approved by the Pope himself.
‘When they touch on subjects of a certain importance, the revised text is always submitted to the Pope himself,’ Fr. Lombardi said. ‘This is what happened in this case, so the published text was expressly approved by the Pope.’
This was enough to cause Michael Matt over at the Remnant to wonder if Francis is in the initial stages of dementia:
“It may well be time to consider the possibility that Pope Francis is entering his dotage, and is no longer in complete control of his mental faculties,” he wrote.
Perhaps, but I’m not convinced that the man is losing his mind; rather, I tend to believe he’s simply speaking his mind, albeit perhaps a bit too plainly.
Recall that Archbishop Bruno Forte, who served as Special Secretary for both Synod sessions, recently acknowledged in a press conference that Francis had advised him heading into the process as follows (thanks to Christopher Ferrara for the translation):
“If we speak explicitly about Communion for the divorced and remarried, you do not know what a terrible mess we will make.” So, Francis told Bruno, “we don’t speak of it plainly; do it in a way that the premises are there, then I will draw out the conclusions.”
From day one, this entire affair has ever been but one big surreptitious maneuver; replete with smoke (courtesy of Satan) and mirrors and predetermined outcomes.
There can be no doubt that Francis has been operating on the premise that the “great majority” of sacramental marriages today are invalid all along.
Cardinal Kasper essentially told us as much over a year ago.
Clearly, this means that Francis has ever likewise imagined that the majority of those who had obtained a civil divorce (or several) and remarried along the way were never really married to those other people in the first place.
As such, he obviously believes that each one is therefore entitled to an annulment, and it was this conviction that gave rise to his controversial motu proprio revising the process for obtaining a decree of nullity.
For Francis, however, annulments are for those who tend toward legalism. If a civil divorcee desires one (or two, or more) fine, let’s make it easy; if not, no big deal.
After all, the confessional isn’t meant to be a torture chamber where a purpose of amendment should be required, and, at the end of the day, the Eucharist is simply the Church’s way of helping such persons attain to an ideal. (cf Amoris Laetitia footnote 351).
As for this most recent dust up over Francis’ comments, don’t kid yourself:
The revised transcript isn’t evidence that Vatican officials are at long last moving to rein-in the loose canon that is Francis; rather, it most likely came about after Team Bergoglio’s senior advisors encouraged the Generalissimo to apply the same strategic plan that he once presented to Bruno Forte:
If we speak explicitly about the great majority of sacramental marriages being invalid, we do not know what a terrible mess we will make. So, let’s not speak of it plainly; rather, do it in a way that the premise is there, then we will draw out the conclusions.
The destruction, in other words, will continue unabated.
I opined about this newest bergoglio mess in the previous post….thank you Louie for writing a new post about this latest outrage. I would call jorge a “disaster”, but id be giving him infinitely more credit than he deserves if I did call him that. There isnt a word yet created that can properly describe how evil this man is.
“We are nearing the end. Everyone will fall into heresy. Everyone will fall into error because wicked clergy, as St. Pius X predicted, have found their way into the Church and occupied it. They have spread errors from the positions of authority they occupy in the Church.”
“The adoption of the liberal theses by a council could only have taken place in a pastoral council that was not infallible and cannot be explained except through a secret and meticulous preparation, that the historians will end up discovering to the great astonishment of the Catholics who confuse the eternal Roman Catholic Church with human Rome, susceptible of being invaded by enemies covered in scarlet.”
“Ah! How we must pray and pray. We are witnessing an assault on the Church by the Devil, an attack such as the world has never yet seen. We must pray to Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary, to come to our aid, for we cannot indeed know what tomorrow may hold. It is not possible that God should suffer all these blasphemies, these sacrileges offered to His glory, to His majesty. Think of the abortion laws to be seen in so many countries, or divorce in Italy, all the ruin of the moral law, the ruin of truth. It is hard to imagine that all this can happen and that God will not one day speak and bring dire punishments upon the world!
That is why we must ask God to have mercy on us and our brothers, but we must strive, we must fight. Fight for the maintenance of Tradition and fight fearlessly. Above all, we must strive to preserve the rite of our holy Mass because it is the foundation of the Church and of Christian civilisation. If there were no longer a true Mass in the Church, the Church would disappear.”
Sr. Lucia, 1957 interview with Fr. Fuentes:
“… in the plans of Divine Providence, God always, before He is about to chastise the world, exhausts all other remedies. Now, when He sees that the world pays no attention whatsoever, then as we say in our imperfect manner of speaking, He offers us with ‘certain fear’ the last means of salvation, His Most Holy Mother. It is with certain fear because if you despise and repulse this ultimate means, we will not have any more forgiveness from Heaven, because we will have committed a sin which the Gospel calls the sin against the Holy Ghost. This sin consists of openly rejecting, with full knowledge and consent, the salvation which He offers.”
Bergoglio does not have dementia. He is brilliant—–in the most evil way! If he had dementia, his evil mind would not be so clever, sharp and cunning. Dementia would be a blessing. Anyone who does not see this, should have their head examined. They are either as evil as he is or in a state of total numbness, denial or, more likely, just don’t care. Going back to his quote, when Bergoglio was ordained did he “have a proper understanding of the permanence and commitment” he was making to the Holy, Roman Catholic Church? Are we to understand that his priesthood is “null”?
To jokingly/ignorantly say that mr bergoglio is suffering from dementia is ridiculous and quite probably sinful as it lends to the possibility that jorge MIGHT actually be a good person and some of the things he says MIGHT actually be correct. Im not sure if mr matt was kidding or not, but if he wasnt kidding and he was sincerely proposing that bergoglio is saying what he says simply because he is old and therefore senile, than matt needs to stop. Jorge is not senile and this is no joking matter and matt should know better.
It’s a fact, that the Church is a loving Mother. If anyone wonders if they are really married, the Church presumes in the affirmative. That’s a fact.
The Catholic Church does presume that…that vatican 2 church does not…..and the vatican 2 church is the one granting all of the false annulments.
I had made this comment on someone’s facebook page, and I will state it again. The ancient prophecy given to the real St. Francis, tells us that is those days, Jesus Christ will send them not a true pastor, but, a destroyer. That is where the prophecy ends. We don’t know what happens. It is up to us, the laity, to finish it. The clergy has failed. Listen carefully, Jorge Bergoglio must be removed by any means necessary.
The laity used to have a built in sense of what it means to be a Catholic. Even in my own family, they can’t fathom the possibility that the Novus Ordo Sect is a sham. I just don’t see how people can be so blind.
We used to be able to ask “Is the Pope Catholic?” Because the answer was always, and supposedly forever, “yes of course!” However, the question must be asked again with no surety of a quick and unambiguous affirmative response. Why is he so blatantly not Catholic? How are we faithful Catholics supposed to remain inside and true to the Magisterium when the Pope himself is so quick to dismiss the faithful? My heart aches with it all. One cannot even start to know how the good Lord’s heart aches with the knowledge of the rotton core of his beloved church. Lord forgive us all. Holy Spirit give courage and truth to our shepherds.
I suppose what Bergoglio means is that most Novus Ordo marriages, contracted by Novus Ordo Catholics and solemnised by Novus Ordo priests during Novus Ordo Masses, are invalid. That’s actually a half-sensible thing coming from this imbecile. (And it also explains why many of Bergoglio’s apologists are people who received annulments or are having marital troubles under the Novus Ordo dispensation.)
I agree, Rich.
There is absolutely zero courage required in america, in 2016, to profess the Catholic Faith…..nobody is getting martyred here; we modern Catholics have got it easy. We remain true to the Faith by accepting it, continuing to keep learning it, and abiding by it; its really very. very simple. If the pope dismisses the Faith than he is obviously not the pope. Its all very simple once you get down to the bare bones.
Our Lady of Good Success prophecies for our times:
As for the Sacrament of Matrimony, which symbolizes the union of Christ with His Church, it will be attacked and profaned in the fullest sense of the word. Masonry, which will then be in power, will enact iniquitous laws with the objective of doing away with this Sacrament, making it easy for everyone to live in sin, encouraging the procreation of illegitimate children born without the blessing of the Church. The Christian spirit will rapidly decay, extinguishing the precious light of Faith until it reaches the point that there will be an almost total and general corruption of customs.
“There can be no doubt that Francis has been operating on the premise that the “great majority” of sacramental marriages today are invalid all along.”
I’m going to disagree with you here Louie. I don’t believe Francis believes in Sacramental marriages to begin with. Or Sacramental anything. He’s a textbook modernist, remember.
Our Lady of Good Success appeared in the 1600s. She and her message remained mysteriously hidden, as she said it would, only to be revealed at our time, as she said it would be. She appeared in the 1600s especially for our time – now. If you want to know how all this ends just read her message. She’s the answer. Keep praying the daily Rosary, as this same Lady, The Mother of God, instructed us to do at Fatima. She’s got it all figured out, and She’s OUR Lady of Good Success!
True we can continue being Catholic despite the imposters in Rome, and their agenda, which seems to be:
Destroy the Mass
Destroy the Priesthood
Destroy the Sacraments
in typical Modernist heretic fashion.
In my heart and mind I know he is a worldly heretic and therefore has no authority over me , even if his heretic buddies support him. I don’t really care either if the heretic cardinals and bishops do not depose him or stay silent; they will go to hell unless they repent and act; I actually pity them because they do not know the punishments that await the false shepherd. And they will never listen to people like myself and those here. They can never destroy the True Church or the faithful, as hard as they try. We the faithful Catholics will remain to be a thorn in their side, a pebble in their shoes, and a thumbtack on their thrones – we will always be here to remind them of their errors.
Bergoglio is a diabolical narcisstic egomaniac. Bergoglio believes in Bergoglio–nothing more. He will never resign. He is loving every minute of this power and glory. But there is a Power greater than him. He has forgotten that God’s mercy is tempered with Justice. He will find out soon enough. As Catholics, we are obliged to pray for his immortal soul. We are also obliged to pray that Our Lord’s enemies be defeated soon—very soon!
I have heard one talk on this, where can I find the texts of this apparition?
There are four good books translated by Marian Horvat. These are two.
The other two are simply shorter versions of these. Our Lady wishes all this to be known today. This is why she came in the 1600s. It’s obvious by what Louie wrote in this post, by the new laws in our country regarding marriage and by the total corruption of this sacrament that we are witnessing these prophecies being fulfilled.
Thank you Cortez. Peace and Blessings to you.
Michael F Poulin
Rorate Caeli spouts more garbage:
I don’t think the Pope is losing his mind as Michael Matt believes because Pope Francis has held these views since before he was pope.
I wonder, in all honesty, if the pope is being influenced by an evil force? Perhaps what is needed is an exorcism along with his resignation?
Seriously, there is something very wrong with him, but I don’t think he’s losing his mind, as you say, I think he’s just speaking his mind.
He certainly needs our prayers.
Julie, I don’t think Michael Matt seriously believes that Francis is losing his mind. Like the rest of us, he is totally frustrated and angered by this horrendous papacy. You can see it in Mr. Matt’s face and hear it in his voice when he does Remnant TV. How many times have I said to someone who does outrageously ridiculous things “Have you lost your mind?” It’s an expression of incredulity. We can all relate to that when it comes to Francis. Yes, Bergoglio needs our prayers desperately.
Pope Francis probably sees himself as Benedict’s “wing man”. I think that makes it very easy for him to step aside. If Francis has chronic pain, or his advisers think his task has been accomplished, or the Jesuits want to condition Catholics to expect a regular turnover in the Papacy, he will gladly quit.
I think Bergoglio is beyond our prayers. He has already committed public apostasy, which according to Saint Paul the Apostle is a sin for which there can be no pardon. There are solid theological grounds to believe that he is blaspheming the Holy Ghost. Saint John the Evangelist specifically tells us that it is not necessary for us to pray for those, like Bergoglio, whose sin is unto death. Rather, we should pray for those of the faithful who are misled by this Satanic individual.
Maybe not, but I have five words for you: Ann Barnhardt’s Latest Blog Post !!!!!!!
I think he was trying to be charitable. But you’re right; no more excuses should be made…or tolerated.