Friday, 3 November 2017

Dissent from a Pope who dissents from Christ is the upholding of the Faith!

You knew it was coming, right? The attack on theologian Fr. Thomas Weinandy, O.F.M.Cap., from the minions of Bergoglio.

The latest is that Pope Benedict XVI would not approve since at one time he wrote that "dissent from the ordinary Magisterium should be disclosed privately to Church authorities." Yet, what Father Weinandy has done is not to dissent against the "ordinary Magisterium," but to a Pope who has created confusion, promoted insult and promulgated what is clearly heresy in Amoris Laetitia and in countless other statements from his homily of the day.

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Canon 212 clearly gives the faithful, as their competence provides, the right and duty to raise concerns to Church authority. Friar Weinandy is more qualified than most. There is no conflict between Canon Law and then Cardinal Ratzinger's statement.

Recommended reading on this can be found at Dominus Mihi Adjutor, the blog of Fr. Hugh Somerville-Knapman, OSB and Australian Benedictine monk and priest in England.


2 comments:

Johnno said...

This is the sign we needed folks!

All that politeness, niceness, dialoguetical, not-raddy-traddy-and-we-will-always-love-daddy-but-but commentary DOES NOT WORK, WILL NOT WORK, AND NEVER WILL!!!

No more Mr. Nice Guy! Grab your pitchforks and stones and use them. Fire all the Missals and Canons until we confirm the utter destruction of the target!

"Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country: And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.

But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.

But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance. And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.

When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen? They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.

Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them. But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude."

Matthew 21:33–46

Eirene said...

Might I suggest that this courageous Friar needs some material support along with heart felt prayers! He has been sacked! (Deep shame to the perpetrators!). Where are his food and clothing and shelter going to come from? Are there any philanthropic Catholics who will act on these concerns?!