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An article at Crisis by Julia Meloni focuses on one of the ghostwriters for the Pope:



In Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis announces: “No one can be condemned forever, because that is not the logic of the Gospel!” (297). Josef Seifert warns that it’s “nearly unavoidable” to deduce a denial of Hell—a fear echoed by others. Anna Silvas notes Amoris Laetitia’s “missing” lexicon of eternity: “There are no immortal souls in need of eternal salvation to be found in the document!”

But papal ghostwriter Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez is ebullient with joy because, as he declares in a 1995 article, “I rely firmly upon the truth that all are saved.” The author of Heal Me With Your Mouth: The Art of Kissing, Fernandez elsewhere rhapsodizes that extra-marital sex can express “ecstatic” charity and “Trinitarian richness.”

And Fernandez the papal ghostwriter—as Michael Pakaluk and Sandro Magister have shown—repeatedly plagiarizes his previous work in Amoris Laetitia. For instance, Fernandez’s 2006 declaration that “Trinitarian” love can be “realized within an objective situation of sin” is echoed in Amoris Laetitia 305.

Last September, the four cardinals submitted their dubia out of grave concern for “the true good of souls.” They’ve now published a letter from April requesting an audience with the pontiff—who has not responded.

As the months of papal non-engagement grow, Pope Francis’s maxim that “time is greater than space” feels increasingly ominous. Fernandez—whose cited and uncited work also appears in Pope Francis’s Evangelii Gaudium—has long claimed that we’re in an age of revolutionary “time.”

In his book The Francis Project, Fernandez laments that conservative “fanatics” can’t accept that the “Spirit”—which can “elude the supervision of the institution of the Church”—is leading us “toward a different phase.” It’s a phase where, apparently, God is “Mother” and “you should follow your conscience” and “a pope who tells us that God wants us to be happy on this earth will never ask us to be obsessed with sacrifice.” It’s a phase where, to quote Pope Francis, the Church isn’t “obsessed” with abortion or sexual ethics either.


Go here to read the rest.  Pope Francis raised this, to perhaps be overly charitable, deeply confused man from priest to Archbishop.  No other commentary is needed.

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  1. So what are the four cardinals who submitted the five dubia and requested an audience going to do as Jorge Bergoglio continues to refuse to address their concerns?

    Eventually we have to reach a point where we openly call Jorge Bergoglio a heretic and refuse to follow him or give him credence.

    He must be deposed from the Seat of St Peter and anathematized. For the good of his soul and the good of the Church, he must be cast out.

    But who can do that except God? Oh that Jorge Bergoglio might experience what King Nebuchadnezzar did in Daniel chapter 4! That would fix his Argentinian ego but good.

  2. I know many decent people who are striving to lead holy lives, but in the greater balance of civilization I see very few who are “obsessed with sacrifice.”

  3. the sacrifice that so horrifies many in the “lifestyle” is what they see as what the world wants them to live with daily– chastity, purity. They think not giving in to what they feel driven to do, in obedience to what they have accepted as their actual identity. “This is who I am!” “You are asking me to sacrifice every day!” “God mad me this way so He obviously wants me to live this way… your obsession with my need to sacrifice is hateful and unmerciful.”

  4. Anzlyne.

    As a believer and ambassador for Christ we have much to do. Our love and example is what will help them heal from a lifestyle choice that is only a dead end.

    They will search us out as the indelible mark becomes more evident and important to their sense of true identity. We must remember to just be ourselves and trust in Providence. Of course we pray. We adore.
    We beg for the forgiveness of those who do not pray, do not adore and who do not love the one who placed that indelible mark on them from the very beginning.

    Fatima’s angel of Portugal is instructing…and preparing the future St. Francisco in all of us. Sacrifice and daily Rosaries for the conversion of sinners.


  5. If we were to imagine how the devil speaks we could do no better than to listen to Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez. Why this isn’t perfectly clear to Pope Francis and the Cardinals can only be explained by sharing the same belief or lack of courage.

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