In all the hubbub about Antipope Francis' recent interviews, a real Modernist agenda item has largely slipped past the public unnoticed--giving the Vatican II "sacraments" to adulterers (i.e. divorced and remarried).
In his plane ride home from World Jailbait Day (aka "World Youth Day"), Frankie stated:
"Times have changed and the Church faces many problems,.. I think the time for mercy has come as John Paul II predicted by introducing the Feast of Divine Mercy. Divorced people can take communion, it is those who have divorced and remarried that cannot. Here I must add that the orthodox follow the theology of economics and allow second marriages. When the commission of eight cardinals meets at the beginning of October we will discuss how to proceed. The Church is taking a very close look at pastoral initiatives for marriage. My predecessor in Buenos Aires, Cardinal Quarracino always used to say: 'I consider half of today’s marriages to be invalid because people get married without realizing it means forever. They do it out of social convenience, etc...' The issue of invalidity needs to be looked into as well.”
Frankie wants to cook up a new reason for a phony annulment, "I was stupid." Given the average IQ of most of today's Oprah-watching drones, this would probably be sufficient to declare 99% of all marriages null and void. "Sorry Father, I didn't know that marriage was until one of the spouses dies, I just thought all that 'for as long as you both shall live' type stuff was for dramatic purposes. I didn't think you were asking us to be serious and literal with those vows!" To which the "punk priest" (see my post of 6/28/10) can say, "Hey, no problem, dude. Those gnarly vows sound like something someone would say before Vatican II. You can't be expected to know that 'death' means one of you needs to die before the marriage is over! I'll ask our pedophile hider, eh, I mean "bishop" to get you a totally cool annulment!"
Seriously, speaking of "bodacious" Vatican II "bishops", according to Reuters (with my comments in red):
"The Vatican warned bishops on Tuesday not to reform faster than Pope Francis, after a German diocese said that some divorced and remarried Catholics would now be allowed to receive communion and other sacraments. Vatican spokesman Rev Federico Lombardi, announcing the pope would hold a special synod of bishops in October 2014 to discuss issues facing the family, said local churches that come up with their own reforms in the meantime could create confusion.
Pope Francis has indicated he could consider exceptions to a Church law that bars remarried Catholics from the sacraments because Rome considers marriage to be inviolable. Many bishops have mentioned this as a growing problem in their dioceses.The archdiocese of Freiburg in Germany issued a guidebook on Monday for priests ministering to remarried Catholics that spelled out a way for them to express remorse for their failed first marriage and receive communion and other sacraments."
How does expressing "remorse for a failed first marriage" dissolve the bonds of marriage? The Church teaches that a marriage, once ratified and consummated (ratum et consummatum) the ONLY way the bond can be broken is through the death of a spouse. It's obvious from the context that these "remorseful" members of the Vatican II sect are sexually active (i.e. committing adultery), because if some person's marriage fails and their partner leaves them, they can still receive the sacraments as long as they remain celibate.
Reuters continues: " Speaking at the Vatican, Lombardi did not mention the Freiburg guidebook but stressed that Francis was working with his bishops on a reform of family issues.
"In this context, offering special pastoral solutions by individuals or local offices can risk causing confusion," he said in a statement, stressing the importance of "conducting a journey in full communion with the Church community."
Notice the Vatican II-speak of "full communion" as opposed to "partial communion." This is the ecclesiological heresy of "Frankenchurch"; there is an entity known as the Church of Christ which subsists in it's fullness in the Catholic Church, but is not identical to it. This Church of Christ is present in "degrees of participation" in other places depending on how many "elements" that sect has, and of course, to have all the elements is best but having just some is just swell too.
Reuters:"The unexpected initiative from Freiburg, whose Archbishop Robert Zollitsch is head of the national bishops conference, received a mixed reception in Germany, where this is a major issue.
"This is showing ways how people who take their faith seriously can again have access to full participation in the life of the Church," said Alois Glueck, president of the Central Committee of German Catholics.
A spokesman for Munich Cardinal Reinhard Marx, one of the eight cardinals chosen as special advisors to the pope, called the guidebook "a contribution to an unfinished discussion" and stressed the issue must be solved by the worldwide Church.
German bishops have regularly asked the Vatican about readmitting divorced and remarried Catholics to the sacraments in recent years and heard until recently that these faithful could attend Mass but not receive communion.
The guidebook stressed that Catholics seeking readmission to the sacraments should discuss their failed marriage with a priest and show they take their faith seriously but decided a second marriage was right for them and any family they have.
"Such a marriage also has a spiritual dimension because it is based on the personal belief of the partners and their participation in the life of the Church," it said.
How can you "take your faith seriously" and ignore an unchanging truth regarding the indissolubility of marriage? In Modernism, personal belief takes precedence over revealed Truth. Religion has to do with feelings and introspection. Therefore, if you heretically believes that living in sin is OK, who am I to judge? You can still participate in the life of the "church" as an infamous adulterer because you still have some elements of truth. This line of reasoning can be used to justify ANY moral aberration such as sodomite "marriages."
If you're ever in England and hear a loud grinding noise, please don't be alarmed. It's just St. Thomas Moore and St. John Fisher rolling over in their graves.