(Please note that the parts written in brown font and the headings are my own additions. More examples and evidence can be seen if you follow the links in the text to the original articles.)
Is the Church still “ONE” under this pontificate?
The oneness or unity of the Church in her submission to Christ as head, in her doctrinal integrity, and in her confession of one faith has been obscured and undermined in various ways under Francis’ pontificate:
- He has called for a “decentralized” Church, and allowed individual bishops’ groups to determine for their own “regional” churches what is moral and right. In this way, it is supposedly permissible for adulterers to receive Holy Communion in Germany while across the border in Poland it is gravely sinful.
(Ven. Archbishop Fulton Sheen in 1950 said “There will be a counterfeit church. Christ’s Church will be one. And the False Prophet will create the other. The false church will be worldly, ecumenical, and global. It will be a loose federation of churches…”)
- His ambiguous speeches and especially his papal writings have turned cardinal against cardinal, bishop against bishop, and lay-faithful against lay-faithful.
(Our Lady of Akita, 13h Oct. 1973)
- He has refused to answer Church leaders earnestly begging for clarity on points of contention.
The Dubia by the 4 Cardinals presented to Pope Francis in private by Cardinals Burke, Brandmüller, Burke, Caffarra and Meisner for the Dubia they submitted to Pope Francis in September 201.6 When there was no answer, these Dubia were made public in December, 2016
- He has allowed Catholic doctrine to be minimized in the name of religious “dialogue” with other Christian denominations with a history of hostility towards Catholic doctrine on marriage, the Eucharist, and the papacy. Under his leadership, the Vatican has even hailed Luther, the founder of Protestantism, as a “witness to the gospel.”
(See 1 Timothy4: 1-2: “ …in the last times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to spirits of error, and doctrines of devils, speaking lies in hypocrisy, and having their conscience seared.”)
Is the Church still “HOLY” under this pontificate?
The holiness and sacred reality of the Church as the bride of Christ has been obscured and undermined in various ways under Francis’ pontificate:
- His writings have been used by those closest to him to promote evil practices such as adultery and fornication as legitimate moral choices. (And Sodomy ?)
- His writings have also been used to defend the sacrilegious practice of giving Holy Communion to those living in objective grave sin (here, here, here, and here). Bishops and cardinals have defended this sacrilegious practice based on the Pope’s own arguments in Amoris Laetitia that emphasize “pastoral care” and “mercy” to the detriment of doctrine and truth.
“…Last year Francis said that cohabitating couples are in a “real marriage” and receive the grace of the Sacrament. “I’ve seen a lot of fidelity in these cohabitations, and I am sure that this is a real marriage, they have the grace of a real marriage because of their fidelity,” he said at that time.”
- He has denounced “restorationist” orders bursting with young people and has destroyed one traditional order.
ROME, February 9, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis has stated that the rise of new religious institutes that attract numerous religious vocations “worries” him because they often promote “rigidity.” Francis denounced new traditional religious orders as “Pelagians,” who want a return to asceticism and penance.
Also the dismantling of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate (a thriving order, growing in numbers) because of an internal dispute over the use of the Traditional Latin Mass. This stands in opposition to the many religious orders riddled with major issues such as dissent, sexual abuse, rampant homosexuality for the last few decades and still remain comparatively untouched by Church authorities.
- He has resisted the traditional Latin Mass and called the young people who love it “rigid.”
- He has accused Christians of “cowardliness” who zealously follow the Ten Commandments.
- He has consistently used coarse and degrading language to criticize and vilify those with whom he disagrees (here, here, and here).
- He has allowed St. Peter’s Basilica, a sacred Church building, to be desecrated by an occult light show projected on its facade. This occurred on 8th December, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, and was in celebration of his latest ‘encyclical’ ‘Laudate Si’ . New Age images abounded including pagan gods and goddesses.
- He has allowed sexually provocative dance troupes to perform on the steps of St. Peter’s Basilica.
- He has allowed the desecration of the Sistine Chapel by renting it out to the Porsche car company for a corporate event and has allowed it to be used as a venue for U2’s guitarist ‘The Edge.’
Is the Church still “Catholic” under this pontificate?
The Catholicity or universal mission of the Church to ceaselessly toil for the salvation of souls has been obscured and undermined in various ways under Francis’ pontificate:
- He has oriented the Church’s mission towards worldly goals such as combatting climate change and reordering the world’s economic system.
- He has called Catholics to have an “ecological conversion” and to repent of “sins” against the environment.
- He has allowed the sworn enemies of the Church to openly exert their influence on her policies and programs (here, here, and here).
Is the Church still “Apostolic” under this pontificate?
The apostolicity of the Church where the deposit of faith is authentically handed down from the apostles through their successors the bishops and cardinals has been obscured and undermined in various ways under Francis’ pontificate:
- He has elevated openly heretical bishops and cardinals who do not hold the unchanging faith as handed down through the ages from the Apostles.
- He has demoted and silenced high-ranking voices of orthodoxy within the Church.
- He has created an environment that allows bishops and cardinals and other prominent Church leaders to openly depart from perennial Church teaching and moral absolutes.”
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