Rorate broke the story HERE
In this church, (Bishop, Msgr. Macín, appointed by Pope Francis in 2013) organized a solemn Mass, in which he publicly announced that according to the norms sent in a letter more than 6 months ago by Pope Francis, and within the framework of the integration of Christians who are “marginalized” because of their irregular situation of being divorced and remarried or in an irregular situation (the divorced in a new union), after having completed a period of 6 months of meetings on Saturdays called the “path of discernment”, it was determined in accordance with what was previously stated (by order of the Pope) TO INCLUDE THEM IN FULL AND SACRAMENTAL COMMUNION
And so we have arrived at the exact place willed by Francis from the beginning.
I only wish to note, as I have since the very day #AL was published, that there has never, ever, been any ambiguity about it whatsoever. No honest person could ever have claimed it was vague, or worse yet, that it was perfectly in line with the perennial teaching of the Church. If you are a bishop and you chose to implement the wretched document in accord with Truth, thanks for doing that, but you know damn well that’s not what it says, and you will still be held accountable for not calling out the heresy.
Let me draw your attention back to Friday 20 May 2016, six weeks after the release of #AL. The firestorm was raging over the document at this point, remember? “It’s so ambiguous! It could mean anything! We need clarity!” Well, this was the day after which no one could make the claim of ambiguity, even if they had not read and researched the footnotes in Chapter Eight. This was the day Francis showed the world he was totally prepared to not only directly contradict the explicit teaching of our Lord and Savior, but also to claim that is was our Lord himself who taught the contradiction. This was the day Francis answered the dubia in advance. So I’m just re-posting what I wrote that day, ICYMI. I include handy links that completely expose all the diabolical hatred of Truth in Chapter Eight, in case you haven’t explored it yet:
Oh yes, he did. HERE
Not ambiguous, not confusing, not mistranslated, not misunderstood, no, no, no. As you digest this, reflect back also to all those footnotes in Chapter Eight, and admit those weren’t ambiguous either.
First, here is today’s Gospel. It’s not an obscure reading (Mark 10:1-12).
Jesus came into the district of Judea and across the Jordan.
Again crowds gathered around him and, as was his custom,
he again taught them.
The Pharisees approached him and asked,
“Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?”
They were testing him.
He said to them in reply, “What did Moses command you?”
“Moses permitted a husband to write a bill of divorce
and dismiss her.”
But Jesus told them,
“Because of the hardness of your hearts
he wrote you this commandment.
But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female.
For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother
and be joined to his wife,
and the two shall become one flesh.
So they are no longer two but one flesh.
Therefore what God has joined together,
no human being must separate.”
In the house the disciples again questioned Jesus about this.
He said to them,
“Whoever divorces his wife and marries another
commits adultery against her;
and if she divorces her husband and marries another,
she commits adultery.”
Jesus restores the true fullness of the marriage covenant. He’s pretty direct about it. It’s a Revealed Truth of the First Class HERE. The same episode is recounted in Matt 19:9 and Luke 16:18.
Now here is what Francis the Destroyer had this to say about it:
“But Jesus, so merciful, He is so great, that he never, never, never, closes the door to sinners. In the world in which we live, with this culture of the provisional, this reality of sin is so strong. But Jesus, recalling Moses, tells us: “But there is hardness of heart, there is sin, something can be done: forgiveness, understanding, accompaniment, integration, discernment of these cases”… May Jesus teach us to have at heart a great adhesion to the truth, and also at heart a great understanding and accompaniment for all our brothers who are in difficulty. And this is a gift, this is what the Holy Spirit teaches us, not these enlightened doctors, who to teach us need to reduce the fullness of God to a casuistic equation.”
As I have written over and over again, this is the diabolical inversion of truth. There is no other way to say it. It’s not just a twisting, a bending of the truth. It is nothing less than stating as true, the very thing that has just been demonstrated (by the Creator of the universe and everything in it) to be NOT TRUE.
He actually admits that the truth about adultery is in fact the truth as far as adultery goes, but to stop at that is to be a narrow-minded doctor of the law. The fullness of the Gospel requires to also acknowledge that “the reality of sin is so strong.” In other words, again, gospel truths are merely “Ideals” that are impossible to live up to. As Christians, we need to move beyond the law, grow in maturity, and embrace the reality of sin with accompaniment, integration, discernment, etc. We must combine the truth of the ideals with the truth of a humanity incapable of resisting sin, thus arriving at the GREATER TRUTH.
The man must be deposed.