4 December 2022

Anathema to the heretics!

 The idea is currently being pushed around that the true meaning of what an earlier pope may have taught or enjoined is to be discerned from what a present pope says.

If you don't accept this, you will be called a Dietrist by PF, and you will be attacked and sneered at. Attacks and sneers are two things he is really good at.

The Catholic Church does not teach thus. She teaches the prescriptivity of Tradition; a prescriptivity enjoined not only upon Clergy and People, but also upon the Roman Pontiff himself.

     [1] "I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received".

I Corinthians 15: the words I have rubricised are respectivly paredoka and parelabon.

     [2] Vatican I: "The Holy Spirit was not promised  to the successors of Peter in order that, by his revelation, they might publish a new teaching, but in order that, with his assistance, they might devoutly guard and faithfully expound the revelation or deposit of faith handed down through the apostles".

     [3] When Pope Leo II confirmed the Third Council of Constantinople, he repeated the condemnation of his predecessor Pope Honorius I: "We anathematise ... Honorius, who did not attempt to sanctify this apostolic Church with the teaching of apostolic tradition, but by profane treachery permitted its purity to be polluted."

     The condemnation issued by the Council was succinct:

                               "TO THE HERETIC HONORIUS, ANATHEMA!"

All together now ... ... 


vetusta ecclesia said...

I have read that one of the principles St Ignatius laid down was that one should always attribute to the actions of others the best and most charitable motives. Pity the SJ Pope doesn’t do this with those who disagree with him, especially over liturgy

coradcorloquitur said...
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coradcorloquitur said...

The goal (and there is always a program with the Modernists, as with liberals in general) is to indoctrinate the Faithful into an-ever-evolving pseudo Magisterium that will change as the revolutionary program demands: nothing stable, nothing defined, nothing permanent (except perennial, unsettling change---or what Marxists call "the permanent Revolution"), nothing redolent of tradition or defined dogma. Think of how often the trope of "walking" or "accompaniment on the way" appears in their turgid treatises or ugly, little songs that have replaced sacred music in their worship: the trope reinforces the notion of incessant movement, evolution, instability, lack of definition or precision. It is not accidental. This diabolical project is full-force underway with the "synodal path," where lies, distortions, half-truths, subterfuge and doctrinal fog aim to make the Faithful forget, with time, there were ever defined dogmas and moral teachings that all faithful Catholics must believe in order to be saved. No, the one and only "dogma" is whatever the Modernists decide at a particular moment in history what they think the sheepish sheep must obey and internalize; the infallibility of the Church of Christ replaced by the "infallibility" of personal whim and Machiavellian calculation/manipulation through managerial edict or force. Classic Marxist/Stalinist strategy; those are the hands of those to whom the Church has been handed and who are making sure through systematic appointments of heretics---or at least yes men who have sold their souls---to key curial positions and bishoprics. Did Benedict XVI or John Paul II do anything systematically similar during their pontificates to ensure the permanent defense of orthodoxy and the safeguarding of the Deposit of Faith for the salvation of souls? If we are honest, we know the answer full well. Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre (and shame to all who maligned him while smugly professing "obedience to the Holy Father") saw the proximity of the maelstrom, warned us, and DID something about it. Those who read this blog might do well to read a recent, chilling but most informative analysis of Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano on why the Vatican Council II betrayed Catholic Tradition in order to accommodate its novel mission to the world---particularly with reference to the confessional state and the malleable notion of "freedom of religion": a concept that can be interpreted traditionally as freedom for the True Faith to be preached without persecution, OR a Modernist, treacherous notion of freedom for false religions to propagate their errors on an equal standing (if that) with the True Faith revealed by Christ---to the peril of souls. Hence, the cynical (and tragic) "re-mastering" of the feast of Christ the King, both in its liturgical texts and date of observance.

Grant Milburn said...

When I moved in Evangelical Anglican circles long before the advent of PF, I learned that the Pope was an arbitrary ruler who considered himself bound by neither tradition nor scripture.

Now I am Catholic and I note that the more enthusiastic members of team Francis confirm this view of the Pope. The difference is that the Evangelicals considered it a Bad Thing, and Team Francis consider it a Good Thing.

At any rate, in the 90's I had a low view of the Papacy, but held the incumbent in high esteem. Now it's the opposite.

Eternity said...

Faith, belief and obedience to authority must be reasonable and rational.

When instruction contradicts fundamental touchstones of sacred scripture and sacred tradition, we must use the brain God gave us to think and follow our informed consciences.

If a decision is unreasonable, contradictory, and seems to be absurd then we should pause and discern. This is different from considering commands that we do not personally agree with, but which we carry out nonetheless. Instead, when there is something manifestly and palpably wrong about what we are being told, we need to quickly stop and pray for guidance.

We should also be on our guard against religious quacks who claim enlightenment from the Holy Spirit.

2 Corinthians 11

13 For such false apostles are deceitful workmen, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

14 And no wonder: for Satan himself transformeth himself into an angel of light.