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Saving Pope Francis from Heresy Accusations

Ever since Pope Francis took office, he has been under attack by a very determined bunch of conservative cardinals. More recently, however, the intensity of these attacks has been ratcheted up. Pope Francis has now been accused publicly of promoting “heretical” positions.

How so?

On 19 September 2016, four cardinals wrote to Pope Francis expressing their need to clarify whether Pope Francis intends to modify the position of John Paul II respecting if and when divorced Catholics who have entered into a civil marriage may receive Communion. John Paul II insisted that, in exceptional cases, this might be allowed if the couple was repentant and willing to live together as brother and sister (no sex).

Pope Francis, in contrast, has taken the position that the rules of the Church cannot be applied rigidly and uniformly for all cases. Rather, following the example of Jesus, attention must always be given to exceptional circumstances. If a Catholic woman has been abandoned by her spouse, for example, does this mean that she is obliged to live the rest of her life (a) without the right to remarry and (b) without sexual intimacy? The four cardinals would certainly think so. They say: “The sixth commandment does not allow any exceptions!”  Or does it?

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  • to see, with crystal clarity, what the opponents of Pope Francis fear most. They are upset and angry and calculating the downfall of Pope Francis.  They imagine that Pope Francis is misleading Catholics and that hell-fire is getting ready to burn his followers. . . .
  • to understand how his opponents can obstruct, confuse, and derail the “love of God” that unites us.  If Pope Francis is unable to persuade naysayers that he is bringing the Church closer to us and closer to Jesus, what should he do?  Should he just ignore their threats?  Should he bring them into line by playing his supremely authoritarian “infallibility card”?  Or what?  Let’s explore his options. . . .
  • to support Pope Francis.   You may consider yourself too young, too uninformed, too vulnerable to take any action.  But you’d like to lend a hand. . . .

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