Stephen Walford, a British Catholic author, has challenged the four cardinals who submitted doubts about 'Amoris Laetitita' to Pope Francis to change course, arguing they're largely wrong on the merits and also fueling a 'satanic' form of abuse directed at the pontiff on traditionalist and conservative websites and blogs.
John Allen is sucking the wallets of the Knights of Columbus whilst always having his fangs ready to inject his poison into the truth. Funding "Crux" is about as wise as funding a project of Joan Chittister's.
The Knight's money would be much better spent putting a private detective on Fr. James Martin to find the source of his compulsive guilt-ridden public confessions of his conscience.
UPDATE: Ironic that in today's readings, Christ does the very thing Walford claims is satanic.
Jesus said to his disciples:
"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing,
but underneath are ravenous wolves.
By their fruits you will know them.
Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?
Just so, every good tree bears good fruit,
and a rotten tree bears bad fruit.
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit,
nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit.
Every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down
and thrown into the fire.
So by their fruits you will know them."
A rotten tree bears bad fruit and a good tree cannot bear bad fruit.
Christ told us to judge the fruit and that is exactly what we are doing.
The fact of the matter is, Walford has implied what Christ said is 'satanic' which is simply another rotten apple falling from the tree.
Walford is foisted on his own petard.
Our friend Janet Baker has a blog post up wading through and correcting Walford's errors.
I admire her stamina!
Another excellent analysis here.
Here, let me have a crack at it: God is no longer immutable, he changes His Divine Law. Adultery now isn’t always Adultery. Now you can receive sanctifying grace even while remaining in an objective state of mortal sin. So how did the mortal sin get removed without full contrition, firm purpose of amendment, and sacramental confession? Don’t you see how this absurd notion, borne out of false mercy, completely shatters the entire fabric of moral doctrine?
It’s all a total lie, straight from the father of lies himself. But it does have the benefit of neatly summing up the new religion in one sentence.
It certainly does!