“Let marriage be honored among all” Heb. 13:
Foundations once destroyed what are the just to do?” Psalm 11:3
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Dear friends and followers,
In October 2015, prior to the Synod on the Family, 879,451 persons, including 8 cardinals and 203 archbishops and bishops, asked for clarity on the confusion being fostered on access to the Holy Eucharist by divorced and civilly “remarried” Catholics.
The requested clarity was never given and the confusion has instead been increased. Greatly increased.
Recently four prominent Cardinals, including Cardinal Raymond Burke, have released a historic letter to Pope Francis in which they express concern about the “grave disorientation” and “great confusion” caused by the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, and plead with the pope for clarity.
The letter dated September 19, 2016, asked the pope five short questions which call for ‘yes or no’ answers which would immediately clarify the meaning of the confusion-plagued document, on the issue of Communion for the divorced and remarried. To date Pope Francis has declined to answer, which is why the Cardinals have chosen to go public with their letter.
Also a recent article in Life Site news headlined:
Cardinal Burke’s Critics fall into serious errors about the true nature and authority of the Papal Magesterium
Quoting from that article:
“We agree that no one has the right to make a juridically-binding judgment of the pope’s official magisterial acts because, as the Code of Canon Law (c. 1404) states, “The First See is judged by no one” and acts of the Papal Magisterium are legally acts of the Holy See itself. Moreover, the following canon, in paragraph 2, specifies that “a judge cannot review an act or instrument confirmed specifically (in forma specifica) by the Roman Pontiff without his prior mandate’ This would seem to apply to apostolic exhortations approved in a specific way by the pope himself, like Amoris Laetitia.
Jeffrey Mirus, the founder of CatholicCulture.org, is concerned that Cardinal Raymond Burke might have confused the faithful by stating his intention to possibly make a “formal correction” of Pope Francis if Burke does not receive a response to several queries or dubia he and three other cardinals submitted to Francis regarding questionable affirmations in his recent apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia.
Mirus recognizes that a cardinal might carry out a personal, “fraternal” correction of the pope if he is personally misbehaving or straying from his apostolic mandate. He notes that St. Paul did as much to the first pope, St. Peter, when the latter was showing an undue favor to those Christians who wanted to require gentile converts to be circumcised.
It’s not clear what Cardinal Burke precisely meant by “formal” act of correction although it seems doubtful that the Cardinal means anything more than a statement written in precise and formal language. However, Mirus takes his critique of the Cardinal’s words further than this, and falls into his own ambiguous language that could mislead readers regarding the authority of papal acts and the infallibility of the pope.”
Given these circumstances, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, has suggested that, while respectfully waiting for these clarifications, all Catholics who still take their baptismal vows seriously should make a declaration of fidelity in unison, to Catholic Truths.
Please consider joining Cardinal Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneider in declaring your fidelity to 27 fundamental moral truths of the Church. The pledge can be found at this link: http://www.filialappeal.org/
I also ask that you consider passing this along to your family, friends and online followers asking for their prayerful consideration to support this appeal.
May God Bless You,
Spera Rose, OCDs