Thursday, January 11, 2018

Francis Bishop Urges Church to "Bless" Mortal Sins Instead of Absolving Them

Did you ever think you'd live to see the day when Catholic Bishops want to invent a ceremony for coveting thy neighbors wife?

What's next?

A liturgical ceremony for Thou Shalt Not Kill?

It is not out of the realm of possibility that we could see them telling bank robbers to stop by the rectory on their way home so the 'church' can 'bless' the stolen money.

And Catechist Kev brought this jewel to our attention:

"In comments to the Register last month, Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio insisted the Pope’s official endorsement of an Argentine directive on the issue did not contradict canon law.

The president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts said it is true that “divorced and remarried (or cohabiting) cannot be admitted to Holy Communion because they are ‘in manifest grave sin.’”

But he added that there are “divorced and remarried (or cohabiting) who have the intention to change their condition but cannot. Therefore such faithful are only in objective sin, not subjective sin, precisely because they have the intention to change, even if they cannot. This intention makes a difference!”

[Kev here: this is straight out of the Fundamental Option theology on what constitutes mortal sin - it, the F.O., *contradicts* P(St.)JPII's Veritatis splendor who was trying to put the kibosh on this line of thinking]

He further noted that the relevant canon, number 915, states that Holy Communion cannot be allowed if the person remains “obstinately persevering” in grave sin. The word “obstinate” means “without any intention to change,” Cardinal Coccopalmerio said, “so these faithful can be admitted to Holy Communion because they have the intention to leave the condition of sin and therefore they are not in sin.”

He added that the “doctrine of sincere repentance” which contains the purpose of changing one's condition of life as a necessary requisite to be admitted to the sacrament of Penance “is respected” because the faithful in such hypothesised situations “are conscious, have conviction, of the situation of objective sin in which they currently find themselves.” They also “have the purpose of changing their condition of life, even if, at this moment, they are not able to implement their purpose.”

The cardinal added that the doctrine of “sanctifying grace as a necessary requisite to be admitted to the sacrament of the Eucharist is also respected” because the faithful in this case “haven’t yet arrived at a real change of life because of the impossibility of doing so, but have the intention of implementing this change.”

He said it is “precisely this theological element that allows absolution and access to the Eucharist, always — we repeat — in the presence of an impossibility to immediately change the condition of sin.”"

Do you think its possible that some priests believe you can absolve your own sins by thinking about stopping some day?

That would explain a lot.

1 comment:

Michael Dowd said...

Hey, Carol. What's all the fuss about if everyone goes to heaven or has their soul snuffed. The Church might as well go full Lutheran advocating: "'Be a sinner and sin boldly, but believe and rejoice in Christ even more boldly.'"

This is where the Pope is headed,i.e., sin and be saved, good times now and later. God knows you can't help yourself and so forth. This message should sell well among most Novus Ordo Catholics. Too good a deal to pass up. But also too good a deal to be true!!!