PF’s Encyclicals and Apostolic Exhortations – Part 6: Gaudete et Exsultate

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Part 6: Gaudete et Exsultate 

Exultate Gaudium or Gaudete et Exsultate (“Rejoice and be glad”),

subtitled “On the call to holiness in the contemporary world”

Francis’s Gaudete et Exsultate is his third apostolic exhortation, after Evangelii Gaudium, and Amoris Laetitia.

Comments re quote in Exultate Gaudium:

“It is not healthy to love the silence and avoid the encounter with the other, to desire rest and reject activity, to seek prayer and to despise service” 

From Tt Crusader (to Donna): Well, there go the Carmelites and poor Clares, and other enclosed orders, and silent adoration, etc…

Donna’s reply: “…And I’m sure I can find biblical quotes about rest and silence. Some of the greatest hermits and saints took up this sole way of life.”

  • Headline: Francis contradicts previous Popes: immigration issue just as important as abortion

By John -Henry Westen   9 April 2016

(https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/francis-contradicts-previous-popes-says-migration-not-a-lesser-issue-than-a)

In his lengthy exhortation released this morning, Pope Francis chastised those who would see abortion as a more important issue than migration.

“Our defence of the innocent unborn, for example, needs to be clear, firm and passionate,” he said, but should not supercede the defense of the poor or migrants.

The contrast with Pope Benedict XVI is evident from Benedict’s 2006 remarks to members of the European People’s Party. “As far as the Catholic Church is concerned, the principal focus of her interventions in the public arena is the protection and promotion of the dignity of the person, and she is thereby consciously drawing particular attention to principles which are not negotiable,” he said.”

From the Book of Truth: 

 “If those who say they represent Me do not speak with the same passion about the evil of abortion, as they do about other acts against humanity, then be aware that something is amiss.” (25 Dec. 2014)

  • Raymond Arroyo of EWTN:

    Doug Mainwaring Lifesite News April 16th

“Raymond Arroyo and the “papal posse” broke down the “troubling” parts of the document on The World Over on April 12. (2018)

“I enjoyed the parts which dealt with the supernatural life,” said Fr. Gerald Murray, a canon lawyer, “but I got to the section where the Pope deals with what he calls ‘neopelagianism’ and I just said to myself, ‘Wait a minute. What’s going on here?’”

“Then there’s another section on ‘neo-gnosticism,’” said Murray, adding, “These are, in my opinion, very serious problems in this document because he seems to be defending the controversial parts of Amoris Laetitia by lashing out at people who don’t agree with him. And I find that very, very troubling.”

You cannot categorize obedience to the Ten Commandments as a defect,” said Murray. “And it is not ‘a museum’ to say that what Christ said 2,000 years ago is what I believe today.”

 

  • Claire Chretien of LifeSite news said on April 9:

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 9, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate “blurs lines and causes confusion” about the gravity of abortion, the leader of a pro-life group that majorly influences U.S. politics said today.

Pope Francis wrote that migration shouldn’t be seen as a “secondary” or “lesser” issue to “‘grave’ bioethical questions” and that helping “victims” of “every form of rejection” is just as important as defending the pre-born.

 “It is impossible to equate the moral weight of abortion – the direct killing of innocent unborn children occurring on a daily massive scale, here in America and abroad – with any other social justice issue,” said (Marjorie) Dannenfelser. “The right to live predates or precludes every other right. It is simple logic. Without the fundamental right to life, no debate can even begin on the rights that follow.”

“The Catholic Church has long taught that abortion is an intrinsic evil that must always be opposed,” she continued. … We all affirm the absolute dignity of the migrants and those suffering from poverty. How we solve these issues are matters of prudential judgment on which Catholics can disagree. Today’s exhortation blurs lines and causes confusion.”

From the Book of Truth:

Those who are of Me and who represent My Church on earth have failed to proclaim the Truth. Murder, including abortion, is one of the greatest sins against God. Why do they distract you from acknowledging the most serious of sins while they preach about the importance of humanitarian acts?” ( (25 Dec. 2014)

 

Christopher Ferrara says about “Gaudete et Exsultate”

in the Remnant Newspaper on April 11, 2018:

The document’s call for a living relationship with God animated by charity is belied by its repeated descent into the uncharitable caricature and outright calumny of those members of the faithful Bergoglio perceives as impediments to his maniacal designs. Herewith a sampling of the invective interwoven into the pious passages of the document:…”

Ferrara explains the errors in this article re;lating to Bergoglio’s views of Church teaching:

1) Contemplative orders apart from the world are unhealthy: …

2) The Church does not have all the answers and should not tell people how to live (unless it is Bergoglio speaking): …

3) Catholic doctrine is subject to different interpretations depending on circumstances: …

4) Catholic doctrine is not monolithic, but rather is open to doubt: …

5) Strong attachment to Catholic doctrine and discipline is Pelagianism: …

6) Those who resist change—i.e, whatever Francis wants—have succumbed to the forces of evil: …

7) Those who say all things are possible with grace are really Pelagians:

8) Even with the aid of grace it is impossible for “the weak” to keep the moral law given their “concrete” limits; only gradual progress is possible (thus exalting the frailty of human will over grace in precisely the Pelagian manner Francis condemns): …

9) Attachment to Catholic doctrine and discipline is Pelagian aridity that rejects “the Spirit”: …

10) Observant Catholics are heartless Pelagian curators of a religious museum who reject “the Spirit”: …

11) Attempts to limit mass Muslim migration (primarily military-age males) are morally equivalent to murder in the womb:

12) Any public opposition by the faithful to Bergoglian designs is defamation inspired by the devil (whose dwelling place is unclear given the interviews with Scalfari): …

13) The defenders of orthodoxy are heartless judges who look down on others (says Bergoglio who constantly judges and looks down on others): …

14) God demands that we accept Bergoglio’s “magisterium” of “today” and see the Gospel in a new light rather than simply following what the Church (including all prior Popes) has always taught; all else is rigid dogmatism:

Click on the link below to read the complete article, together with quotes from the document “Gaudete at exsultate” that exemplify each of these claims:

https://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/articles/item/3841-gaudete-et-exsultate-demagogic-piety-on-the-march

 

This is the end of the series of articles on “PF’s encyclicals and apostolic exhortations”.

 

PF’s encyclicals and exhortations – Part 5: Magnum Principium

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Magnum Principium

Motu Proprio : Sept. 2017

  • Local Conference of bishops – Missal translations – ‘Magnum Principium’

Magnum Principium: “… new “Apostolic Letter” motu proprio, entitled Magnum Principium, in which the “Pope” makes a change to Canon 838 of Novus Ordo Canon Law, which pertains to the translation of liturgical texts. The modification has been decreed to take effect on Oct. 1, 2017.”

Whereas formerly approval by the “Holy See” was needed for liturgical translations, now the Vatican needs to merely “recognize” and “confirm” the translations made and approved by the local bishops’ conferences themselves.

… It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to predict that what will happen in actual practice : “…the Vatican will just give the nod of approval more or less automatically to virtually all of them. We will probably also see “priests” and “bishops” using their own words for all sorts of liturgical things and daring the Vatican to intervene, which will happen only after a long time and only in the rarest of cases.”

From:    https://novusordowatch.org/2017/09/francis-motu-proprio-magnum-principium/

  • “…He has taken the extraordinary step of modifying canon 838, §§2 & 3 of the Code of Canon Law….”

From: http://www.praytellblog.com/index.php/2017/12/23/the-relationship-between-the-moto-proprio-magnum-principium-and-liturgicam-authenticam/

“…In a strategic move of great importance, Pope Francis today issued a motu proprio which will return authority over liturgical translations to the conferences of bishops, by means of a change in canon law….”

http://www.praytellblog.com/index.php/2017/09/09/pope-franciss-motu-proprio-on-translation/

From the Book of Truth:

All of My Words, contained in the Holy Gospel, will be interpreted differently. They will say My Word means something new, which will be more relevant in the world today. They will try to give examples as to how I would teach you, were I to walk the Earth at this time.” (9 Nov 2013)

“Accept nothing new, when it comes to My Holy Word. I will never condone one word that did not come from My Sacred Lips. Nor should you. You are either for Me or against Me. Accept any new interpretation of My Word, which is contained in Holy Scriptures, and you will betray Me. Once you do this, you will swallow a whole new doctrine, which will destroy your soul. I love you and if you truly love Me you will always remain loyal to My Word, which will never change”. (8 April 2014)

 

Part 6: Exultate Gaudium to be posted tomorrow

PF’s encyclicals and exhortations – Part 4: Amoris Laetitia

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Amoris Laetitia – 8 April, 2016

Amoris laetitia is a post-synodal apostolic exhortation by Pope Francis addressing the pastoral care of families. Dated 19 March 2016, it was released on 8 April 2016.

It follows the Synods on the Family held in 2014 and 2015.

“I wrote to Sister Lucia of Fatima through her Bishop…  I received a very long letter with her signature – now in the Institute’s archives. In it we find written: ‘the final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about marriage and the family. Don’t be afraid,’ she added, ‘because anyone who works for the sanctity of marriage and the family will always be fought and opposed in every way, because this is the decisive issue.’

Prophecy from Book of Truth:

  • When Satan attacks humanity, his first focus will always be on the family, because the family represents all that is of My Father. He will destroy marriages, change the meaning of what marriage is, encourage abortion, seduce people into committing suicide and he will divide and break up families. Then he will destroy and break up My Family – My Church on Earth, for that is what he swore he would do to Me at the final hour. He has already begun to dismantle My Church and he will not stop, until it has collapsed in a heap at My Feet. My Father has permitted a destroyer, in the form of the antichrist, to do this, but only so far can he go. My Church is My Family and, while a large proportion of God’s children will leave to follow a restructured false church, many will still cling to Me and so My Church – My Body – cannot die.” (8 April 2014)

Errors in apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia

  • Footnote 351 (Amoris laetitia‘s) granted permission for unrepentant adulterers to commit sacrilege at Mass
  • He also conveniently failed to quote St. John Paul’s Familiaris consortio 84 which explicitly upholds Christ’s commandment forbidding Communion for purportedly remarried adulterers,
  • Amoris laetitia‘s Footnote 329 rips the Second Vatican Council’s Gaudium et spes 51 (concerning temporary abstinence from marital relations) completely out of context in order to argue that “doing it for the children” might mitigate the mortal sin of adultery.

See original article at: http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2017/03/francis-falsified-footnotes-he-mangles.html

  1. #AmorisLaetitia ¶3:  “Each country/region can seek solutions better suited to its culture/traditions/local needs”  [aka protestant style federation of (40000+) churches, no central church magisteriurm, relativism]
  2. #AmorisLaetitia ¶297: No one can be condemned for ever [ie, no one goes to hell]
  3. #AmorisLaetitia ¶301: It can no longer simply be said that all those in any irregular situations are living in a state of mortal sin.[ie adulterers (divorced/remarried), sodomites, fornicators are not in a state of mortal sin, sin does not exist, and the 6th commandment is washed away]
  4. #AmorisLaetitia footnote #351: “In certain cases this can include the help of the sacraments” [ie adulterers (divorced/remarried), sodomites, fornicators may receive holy communion]

Read it for yourself in “Amoris Laetitia” on the link below: https://w2.vatican.va/content/dam/francesco/pdf/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20160319_amoris-laetitia_en.pdf

  • Into the magisterium despite the Dubia

As a result of this document, 4 cardinals issued a “Dubia” (i.e. a formal correction) to which Pope Francis had to answer some simple questions. He ignored it and eventually was able to get it into the magisterium through the back door. “Describing them as “authentic magisterium,” Pope Francis ordered the official publication of his letter to a group of Argentine bishops and their guidelines for the interpretation of “Amoris Laetitia,” his apostolic exhortation on the family.” (https://www.ncronline.org/news/vatican/popes-letter-argentine-bishops-amoris-laetitia-part-official-record)

See our post at: remnantdisciples.wordpress.com/category/prophecies-fulfilled/  (19 Jan 2018)

  • Here’s how Pope Francis elevated communion for adulterers to ‘authentic magisterium’

    Mon Dec 4, 2017 – 11:00 am EST

December 4, 2017 (Rorate Caeli) — This week, the Vatican’s organ for promulgating the Official Acts of the Apostolic See, Acta Apostolicae Sedis (AAS), has published its October 2016 issue, containing Pope Francis’ infamous Letter to the Buenos Aires Bishops. AAS not only published this letter, declaring that there are “no other interpretations” (“No hay otras interpretaciones”) of Amoris Laetitia other than those of the Buenos Aires bishops, but it also published the full Buenos Aires guidelines themselves, which permit Holy Communion in some cases for couples in a state of permanent and public adultery who are not committed to living in complete continence.

Most significantly, AAS upgrades Pope Francis’ private letter to the Buenos Aires bishops to the official magisterial status of an “Apostolic Letter” (“Epistola Apostolica”) – AND it includes a special rescript as an addendum by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State. This rescript declares that Pope Francis expressly intends that BOTH documents – the pope’s letter and the Buenos Aires guidelines themselves- bear the character of his “authentic Magisterium”, and that the pope personally ordered their publication in AAS and on the Vatican website….”

See the excerpted portion of the AAS in its original published form  at :https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/declaring-communion-guidelines-for-adulterers-to-be-magisterium-cannot-be-s

Prophecy from the Book of Truth:

( seems to refer to Amoris laetitia being inserted into the magisterium via the letters)

“…Many of My sacred servants will not be immediately aware of what is happeningIt will only be when they read letters, given to them from those in high places, that they will find difficulty.

Those who uphold My Holy Word, given to man through the Gift of the Holy Bible, will be challenged and urged to accept amendments. These amendments will be given to them and they will be expected to swallow them, and accept them as The Truth. They amount to one thing….

They will urge those holy sacred servants of Mine, to accept tolerance of sin.

They will be told that God is an ever-merciful God and that He loves everyone. Yes, this part is true. But then, they will be instructed to condone laws, which are an abomination in My Eyes. The family unit, and the destruction of it, will be at the root of everything…

Be alert. Open your eyes and beg Me for the strength you are going to need, in order to stand up against this vile and wicked plan.

This battle within My Church on earth will be vicious. Priest against priest. Bishop against Bishop. Cardinal against Cardinal. …” (December 23rd, 2012)

See our post dated 24 Dec. 2017 “Prophecy fulfilled – Pf and his letter” at remnantdisciples.wordpress.com/category/prophecies-fulfilled/

  • A new dark age

It seems that when Bishop Egan  spoke  of “a new dark age” (on April 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews), that he was referring to “Amoris Laetitia”.

Bishop Egan mentioned the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, Blessed Pope Paul VI’s landmark encyclical reaffirming Catholic teaching on married love and artificial contraception

“It restates the Church’s doctrine on the integrity of sexual intercourse, Bishop Egan wrote, reserved to a husband and wife in marriage, as an act of love open to life and that these two aspects, openness to life and love, must not be split or artificially separated.”

“Otherwise, the Pope warned, there would be catastrophic consequences for persons, families and society,” he added.

 

Part 5: Magnum Principio to be posted tomorrow

PF’s encyclicals and apostolic exhortations – Part 3 – Laudato Si

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Part 3 – Laudato Si  – On Care for our common home

PF’s encyclicals and exhortations :

  1. Lumen Fideii, 29th June 2013 first encyclical
  2. Evangelii Gaudium 24 Nov. 2013
  3. Laudato Si, 24th May, 2015
  4. Amoris Laetitia, 2016
  5. Magnum Principium Sept. 2017
  6. Exultate Gaudium April 2018

Encyclical letter/ First Apostolic exhortation

24th May, 2015

Headline: Growing alarm over Francis encyclical Laudato Si’  

( https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/growing-alarm-over-dangerous-impact-of-encyclical-laudate-si  )

“The extent of the laudatory comments from President Obama UN leaders, all the liberal mainstream media, almost all leading Catholic dissidents and other of the most prominent world de-population, anti-Christian, socialist and even Marxist leaders, is chilling for those who understand the implications of this extraordinary support for the encyclical.”  Mon Dec 28, 2015 – 8:12 pm EST

 

From Catholic Family News: written by Chris Ferrara of Lifesite News

http://www.cfnews.org/page88/files/af139046cc6a8874935a9e4677a5e357-406.html

“It is impossible to provide an adequate synthetic description of Laudato Si (LS) because it is effectively a composite of multiple documents between the same covers, running to book length. In its six chapters, LS attempts to combine numerous disparate elements under the theme of an “ecological crisis”:

  • An assessment of alleged environmental problems around the world which descends to an astonishing level of detail regarding technical and scientific matters never before discussed in a papal encyclical, producing a veritable environmentalist essay  (Chapter 1).

 

  • “Judeo-Christian” Biblical exegesis concerning the unity of creation, stewardship of the Earth and the value and interconnectedness of all created things (Chapter 2).

 

  • Condemnations of globalism, technocracy and modern anthropocentrism (Chapter 3)

 

  • The presentation of “an integral ecology” embracing all facets of life and society and producing a more just distribution of wealth and resources along with protection of the environment to remedy “planetary inequity” (Chapter 4).

 

  • Proposed lines of action for environmental protection and the remediation of “inequality,”including global, national and local regulation by authorities able to impose sanctions for non-compliance (Chapter 5);
  • An outline of “ecological education and spirituality” aimed at “ecological conversion.” (Chapter 6).

In LS Francis has committed himself to the “climate change” narrative and its related dubious science.

  • a rise in atmospheric greenhouse gasses;
  • global warming;
  • the melting of the polar ice caps, glaciers and other masses of ice;
  • the release of methane gas from decomposing matter uncovered by the melting  of ice packs;
  • a rise in ocean levels;
  • an increase in ocean acidity;
  • the decline of the barrier reefs and their life forms;
  • a threat to the existence of plankton;
  • species extinction and the destruction of biodiversity, including not only mammals, but fungi, algae, worms, insects, reptiles,  “innumerable varieties of microorganisms” and mangrove trees (Cf. ¶¶ 20-50).

Francis endorses the climate-change establishment’s

  • demand for the elimination of the use of fossil fuels (¶¶ 26, 165) and
  • declares the existence of a moral obligation to reduce greenhouse gasses (¶169).
  • secularist-globalist environmental manifestos as the Earth Summit (¶ 167), the Vienna Convention and Montreal Protocol regarding the supposed threat to the ozone layer (¶ 168), and the Earth Charter (¶ 207)…
  • toeradicate poverty” and “safeguard the environment” there must be “development of stronger international institutions with designated authority [and] the power of sanction,” meaning a “true world political authority (¶ 175, citing and quoting Benedict XVI, Caritatis in veritate).”

 

This is a very political agenda!!!

 “sins against the environment”???  REALLY?!!

 

Denziger-Bergoglio (A site by Catholic priests) sums it all up:

I – Suspicion of the Church regarding ‘integral ecology’; a new doctrine involving an ideology which in many points opposes the teachings of the Church

  1. a) Legitimate concerns of the Church for the environment
    b) Grave misgivings of the Magisterium in relation to an ‘ecological mentality’ contrary to the teachings of the Church
    c) Humans are put at the apex of material and visible creation: they are image and likeness of God, with a body and immortal soul, and with a final end that is not in this world

II – The ecological problems of the planet are due to the neglect of the practice of the Commandments – immutable moral principles – by the greater part of humanity. The crisis of our world is a moral crisis, therefore, only a moral conversion will resolve ecological problems

  1. a) The Christian should see the world as a setting where life evolves in accordance with moral principles, with his sights placed on eternity
    b) The root of the environmental crisis is moral
    c) The solution for the world crisis is found in a society based on the religious principles of Christian morals

III – An ecology of a spiritual and irenic character opens the doors toward a distortion of the Catholic religion, that must not – under the pretext of saving humanity and dialoguing with everybody, Catholics and non Catholics – adapt to ways of thinking which constitute doctrines truly contrary to unchanging teachings

  1. a) Dialogue and drawing closer, without transgressing the truth and the faith
    b) Authentic respect for nature and human beings will only exist within an authentically Catholic society
    c) The Christian vision of the Triune God cannot be reconciled with the spiritualist mask of an ecology that appears to be open toward interreligious dialogue, but is interwoven with religious syncretism and pantheism.

See more at: https://en-denzingerbergoglio.com/laudato-si-iii-i-would-like-to-offer-christians-a-few-suggestions-for-an-ecological-spirituality/

 

 From the Book of Truth:

“So much misinformation has been spread in relation to the environment, when only God can dictate how the earth behaves. Man may harm and damage the earth but he can never destroy it, for all these things are in the Hands of God. A lack of trust in God means that man believes he has control over the universe. The foolish man thinks that his actions can change God’s Laws. The wise man knows that God is all powerful and as long as He is revered, and His Laws adhered to, then man’s survival will be secured. The survival of the earth has nothing to do with mortal man. Only God has the power to control the air that you breathe; the water you drink and the ability to sustain life. The only danger to humanity is man himself.  …. He (man)  will lie if it is to his advantage and when it suits him. Trust is easily broken and now you are living in an era where you must know that the earth will remain as it was before and that any climate upheaval is by the Hand of God. Man’s intervention in such a divine creation will only be permitted if it is according to the Will of God. (1 Jan 2015)

 

Part 4: Amoris Laetitia will be posted tomorrow

PF’s encyclicals and apostolic exhortations – Part 2 – Evangelii Gaudium

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PF’s encyclicals and exhortations :

  1. Lumen Fideii, 29th June 2013 first encyclical
  2. Evangelii Gaudium 24 Nov. 2013
  3. Laudato Si, 24th May, 2015
  4. Amoris Laetitia, 2016
  5. Magnum Principium Sept. 2017
  6. Exultate Gaudium April 2018

Part 2 – Evangelii Gaudium (Joy of the Gospel)

Released in 2013

Evangelii Gaudium is an apostolic exhortation by Pope Francis on “the church’s primary mission of evangelization in the modern world.” (Wikipedia,. Originally published: 24 November 2013)

Evangelii Gaudium,( ‘Joy of the Gospel’ ) was addressed to “the bishops, the clergy, consecrated persons and the lay faithful” on the proclamation of the Gospel in the world today.

It touches on many of the central issues of his pontificate, from the obligations Christians have to the poor to a call for an “ecclesiastical renewal which cannot be deferred.” (https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2018/04/06/a-new-apostolic-exhortation-is-coming-what-is-that-anyway/)

From the Book of Truth:

“The importance of following My path to My Father will not be mentioned, nor will the importance of the Holy Sacraments be discussed. Instead, you will be told of the importance of looking after the needs and welfare of others, which will be used as a substitute for adoring Me. I Am the Church. My Body is My Church, but in time, I will be brushed completely to one side. Your heads will be filled with untruths” .( 18 April 2014)

“When did you, who call yourselves servants of God, decide to replace the True Word of God with your own flawed interpretation of it? When did you decide to replace Christianity with humanism, where no mention is made of Me? Don’t you know that nothing comes from that which does not come from God? How little you have learned and how foolish you are if you believe that your so-called good works – in concentrating on material welfare – can ever replace the Truth.”  (10 Dec 2013

A syllabus of errors

[a] Paragraph 161: concerning love of neighbour as the greatest commandment
“… the first and the greatest of the commandments
this is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you”
This is incorrect! This directly contradicts the Bible, the words of Jesus Himself:

See Matthew 22: 36-40:

“Teacher which commandment in the law is the greatest?” 37 He said to him “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38 This is the greatest and the first commandment. 39 The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”

So what happened to loving God with all your heart, souls and mind?
Why only the reference to “love one another” ?
Having the latter and omitting the former is exactly what the one world religion will provide:
• A false religion created by man, for man, all about man:
humanism, social justice, tolerance, false mercy, false ecumenism,
all inclusive, harmony, no sin, no divine justice, everyone goes to heaven,
priority of happiness in this world, all religions to be good,
worship of creation not the creator,
• salvation is brought about by good works, salvation through natural religion.

From the Book of Truth:

“They will use the message of humanism, love of one another, in terms of your ability to look after the poor, uneducated and needy, as a substitute for the Truth you were given in the Gospels.” (9 Nov 2013)

[b] Paragraph 247: concerning the status of the first covenant
“We hold the Jewish people in special regard because their covenant with God has never been revoked”
  This is a grave error!

Matthew 21: 43   – Jesus’ own words:
“Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that produces the fruits of the kingdom.”

  •  Pope Pius XII, Mystici Corporis Christi (#’s 29-30), June 29, 1943:

“and first of all, by the death of our Redeemer, the new testament took the place of the old law which had been abolished… On the gibbet of his death Jesus made void the law with its decrees [Eph. 2:15]…
establishing the new testament in his blood shed for the whole human race. “

  • ‘To such an extent, then,’ says St. Leo the Great, speaking of the Cross of Our Lord,

“The renting in two, of the veil covering the Holy of Holies in the Temple of Jerusalem
at the point of the death of Christ
indicated the end of the old covenant.”

See also many references in St Paul’s letters, St Peter’s vision in Acts 10.

Also, from http://dominiestemp.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/no-247-of-pope-francis-evangelii.html
This doctrine has been also repeatedly taught by the Popes through the ages, to wit,
that the Old Covenant, i.e., The Covenant of Moses, has been revoked and replaced by the New Covenant.

No 247 directly explicitly and uneqivocally denies this defined article of Catholic Faith, and therefore is undoubtedly a serious error.

[c] Paragraphs 252-253: concerning Islam and violence:
“Authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence.”
 

Reality does not confirm this statement. See more on this at:
 http://gatesofvienna.net/2013/12/open-letter-to-his-holiness-pope-francis/#more-31973
Also note that:
 Islam denies that Jesus Christ is the Messiah and denies that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.The Koran says he is just a prophet.
Islam has no concept or relationship of God as the father of mankind, nor a concept or recognition of the Trinity, nor a concept of the Holy Spirit.

6) Fr Gobbi’s locution #407 from Our Lady, June 1989
“…In this period of history [the 7th century], the antichrist is manifested through
the phenomenon of Islam, which directly denies the mystery of the divine Trinity
and the Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ. …”

Also note some saints’ comments on Islam:
St. Peter Mavimenus (d. 8th century), martyr from Gaza.

  • St. John Damascene (d. 749), Syrian Arab Catholic monk and scholar.
  • Sts. Habenitus, Jeremiah, Peter, Sabinian, Walabonsus, and Wistremundus (d. 851), Martyrs of Cordoba, Spain.
    Sts. Aurelius, Felix, George, Liliosa, and Natalia (d. 852), martyrs of Cordoba, Spain.
    St. Thomas Aquinas (d. 1274), Theologian and Doctor of the Church.
  • St. Alfonsus Liguori (d. 1787). Quoted from his book, The History of Heresies and their Refutation:
    “The Mahometan paradise, however, is only fit for beasts; for filthy sensual pleasure is all the believer has to expect there.”

Also see points about Evangelii Gaudium in our post on 12 March 2017 at: remnantdisciples.wordpress.com/category/errors-and-truth/

Part 3: Laudato Si  will be posted tomorrow

PF’s encyclicals and exhortations – Part 1 Lumen Fideii

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PF’s encyclicals and exhortations :

  1. Lumen Fideii, 29th June 2013 first encyclical
  2. Evangelii Gaudium 24 Nov. 2013
  3. Laudato Si, 24th May, 2015
  4. Amoris Laetitia, 2016
  5. Magnum Principium Sept. 2017
  6. Exultate Gaudium April 2018

Part 1

Lumen Fideii (The Light of Faith)

released July 2013

  • An overview of Pope Francis’s first encyclical

by Francis X Rocca  posted Friday, 5 Jul 2013 at: http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2013/07/05/lumen-fidei-an-overview-of-pope-franciss-first-encyclical/

This Encyclical bears the clear influence of Benedict XVI..

“Pope Benedict “had almost completed a first draft of an encyclical on faith” before his retirement in February 2013, Pope Francis writes, adding that “I have taken up his fine work and added a few contributions of my own.””

““Christ is not simply the one in whom we believe, the supreme manifestation of God’s love,” Pope Francis writes. “He is also the one with whom we are united precisely in order to believe. Faith does not merely gaze at Jesus, but sees things as Jesus himself sees them, with his own eyes: it is a participation in his way of seeing.”

(https://www.nationalreview.com/2013/07/faith-lights-life-george-weigel/)

By underscoring at the very beginning of Lumen Fidei that his reflections on faith, drawn largely from the draft left him by Benedict XVI, were “in continuity with all that the Church’s magisterium has pronounced on this theological virtue,” Pope Francis has quietly but unmistakably announced that, modest alterations in the “accidents” of papal clothing and residence notwithstanding, the “substance” of the Petrine Office in the Church remains unchanged. For, as he writes, “the Successor of Peter, yesterday, today, and tomorrow, is always called to strengthen his brothers and sisters in the priceless treasure of the faith which God has given us as a light for humanity’s path.” That strengthening comes for a constant proclamation of the truth of Christian faith, which is a constant invitation to friendship with the Lord Jesus Christ and incorporation, through that friendship, into his Church — a communion of disciples in mission.

A pontificate of evangelical reform is underway. Its path will be illuminated, not by Catholic Lite, but by the full symphony of truth that the light of faith reveals.”

  • Comment:

Well it seems that this (first encyclical) seems to not have errors, but in hindsight can we say that what Pope Francis proclaims is true?

Can we really say that his  reflections on faith”, have REALLY been  “in continuity with all that the Church’s magisterium has pronounced on this theological virtue”?

Has he REALLY always proclaimed the truth of the Christian faith???

With the advantage of hindsight, we see that a pontificate of evangelical reform is indeed well on its way despite all the opposition from some very brave eminent cardinals bishops and priests. This is a reform –  not to bring us back to the Truths laid down by Christ – but are to suit man and his weaknesses. God’s commandments and Christ’s teachings are being relegated to the bin.

From the Book of Truth:

In the name of social justice and social compassion, the false prophet will set out, what the world will believe to be, to evangelise and create a modern church. This church will be seen to reach out to all sinners and to embrace those sinners whose sins are not acceptable by Me”. – August 10th, 2013

 

Part 2 – Evangelii Gaudium to be posted tomorrow.

Holy Week events at the Vatican 2018

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 1. Plaster fell down near Michelangelo’s statue of the Pieta in the Vatican.

The Jersey Evening Post reported: Chunks of plaster fall from St Peter’s Basilica

World News | Published: Mar 29, 2018

“Falling plaster rained down near Michelangelo’s famed Pieta statue to the right of the main entrance. …Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said repairmen are working to secure the site and the basilica remained open.”

https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/world-news/2018/03/29/chunks-of-plaster-fall-from-st-peters-basilica/  

This happened just hours after Pope Francis’ denial of hell (See article below)

Is this to bring to our attention Our Blessed Mother, holding the Body of her Son? (The Pieta, right near the falling chunks of plaster)

The Church is also the Mystical Body of Christ.

Is the ceiling plaster falling in chunks, a symbol of the structure of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church beginning to crumble? Maybe this is the sign.
After all, the Church will crumble as Bergoglio dismantles it and as he destroys its teachings and traditions – bit by bit. The ceiling plaster falling, is like the rumble before the schism. Not all is well in the Church!

2.“Pope Bergoglio Spouts the Annihilationist Heresy—Again

(This is the heresy that no-one goes to hell. Bergoglio was quoted as saying, once before, that the souls of the damned just ceased to exist. Read the article below by clicking on the link.)

Thursday, March 29, 2018;   Written by  Christopher A. Ferrara

See:

  https://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/fetzen-fliegen/item/3820-pope-bergoglio-spouts-the-annihilationist-heresy-again

DonnaLiane’s comment: (on the article above)

 “ Basically, the Vatican denies it but not really! Just denies that they were his exact words and denies it was an ‘interview’.

3. Pope Francis did not kiss Jesus’ feet, but his face.

“Just checked the 1962 missal, it says “… devoutly kiss the feet of the Crucified” (Tt Crusader)

“Reverence and humility is kissing His feet; like Mary Magdalene. It’s an inbuilt instinct.” (DonnaLiane)

See https://twitter.com/EdwardPentin/status/979843084895838209

Watch this video (above) closely (especially at the beginning) of Bergoglio kissing the Crucifix at the Good Friday ceremonies, 2018. (yesterday)

Jesus message on March 29, 2013,(just after Bergoglio was elected) Good Friday:

“My dearly beloved daughter when Judas Iscariot betrayed Me, he held My Head and kissed me on the cheek. When those who lead My Church say they love Me, and then betray Me, you will see, clearly, their kiss of betrayal.

Not at My Feet will they fall.  It will not be My Feet they kiss, but those of My servants, My followers, My sinners….” (see link to the complete message below)

  1. Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 prisoners

at the historic Regina Coeli prison in Rome this last Holy Thursday.

As we know, the washing of the feet is to remind us of the first Holy Thursday, where Jesus washed the feet of his 12 apostles – i.e. the first bishops of the Christ’s Church.

Why then, would Pope Francis include two Moslems and a Buddhist?

Is this a sign of the new One World Church to come? (That is, this new church, not of Jesus Christ, but represented by religious leaders of a variety of faiths: Buddhists, Moslems, Hindus, Catholics, other Christians, atheists…all will be welcome.) Just as Jesus washed the feet of his Apostles – bishops of His Church –    Bergoglio washes the feet of people representing all religions – the new One World Church.

The Missal instructs the priest to wash the foot and dry it with a cloth. Bergoglio not only washes the feet, but kisses them. (See the prophecy from the Book of Truth below)

Remember the very first “popevideo” of Pope Francis (entitled “The Pope Video – Inter-religious Dialogue – January 2016”) which shows  a Buddhist, a Jew, a Moslem and a Catholic priest?

On the first Holy Thursday in 2013, just after Bergoglio was elected, his first “washing of the feet”, Jesus’ message to us was:

Not at My Feet will they fall.  It will not be My Feet they kiss, but those of My servants, My followers, My sinners.    …

Humanism is not Christianity. To be Christian means surrendering all to Me, abandoning yourself in full humility at My Feet. It means allowing Me to guide you. It means obedience to My Laws and doing all that you can to show the example of My Love for you all. Today I was betrayed….”  (Book of Truth: March 29, 2013 @ 7:00pm; Message # 3 on Good Friday)

See the complete message at:   https://missionofsalvation.com/message-0747/