PopeWatch: Heresy Has Come to Eden




PopeWatch thinks the Pontifical Academy needs a new name:


Responsible parenthood can obligate a married couple to use artificial birth control, a recently appointed member of the Pontifical Academy for Life has argued, basing his theory on Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia.

Italian moral theologian Father Maurizio Chiodi said at a December 14 public lecture at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome that there are “circumstances — I refer to Amoris Laetitia, Chapter 8 — that precisely for the sake of responsibility, require contraception.”

Chapter 8 of the Pope’s 2016 document on the family has drawn controversy because of its differing interpretations on the issue of admitting some divorced and civilly “remarried” couples to Holy Communion.

When “natural methods are impossible or unfeasible, other forms of responsibility need to be found,” argued Fr. Chiodi in his lecture entitled: Re-reading Humanae Vitae (1968) in light of Amoris Laetitia (2016).

In such circumstances, he said, “an artificial method for the regulation of births could be recognized as an act of responsibility that is carried out, not in order to radically reject the gift of a child, but because in those situations responsibility calls the couple and the family to other forms of welcome and hospitality.”

The Italian professor’s comments come as the Church this year marks the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae, which reaffirmed the Church’s ban on contraception. In his encyclical, Paul VI called artificial contraception “intrinsically wrong,” approved natural family planning, and upheld the Church’s teaching on conjugal love and responsible parenthood.


Go here to read the rest.  PopeWatch, when viewing this papacy, has the same reaction that Vasco Rodrigues had to Pilot Major Blackthorne after he attempted to kill him:


Yes, it’s true…
and I don’t ask for forgiveness… not anymore.
With thee, heresy has come to Eden.

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  1. Let’s forget all about paragraph 17 in Humanae Vitae! Depose and anathematize Jorge Bergoglio!

    Responsible men can become more deeply convinced of the truth of the doctrine laid down by the Church on this issue if they reflect on the consequences of methods and plans for artificial birth control. Let them first consider how easily this course of action could open wide the way for marital infidelity and a general lowering of moral standards. Not much experience is needed to be fully aware of human weakness and to understand that human beings—and especially the young, who are so exposed to temptation—need incentives to keep the moral law, and it is an evil thing to make it easy for them to break that law. Another effect that gives cause for alarm is that a man who grows accustomed to the use of contraceptive methods may forget the reverence due to a woman, and, disregarding her physical and emotional equilibrium, reduce her to being a mere instrument for the satisfaction of his own desires, no longer considering her as his partner whom he should surround with care and affection.

    Finally, careful consideration should be given to the danger of this power passing into the hands of those public authorities who care little for the precepts of the moral law. Who will blame a government which in its attempt to resolve the problems affecting an entire country resorts to the same measures as are regarded as lawful by married people in the solution of a particular family difficulty? Who will prevent public authorities from favoring those contraceptive methods which they consider more effective? Should they regard this as necessary, they may even impose their use on everyone. It could well happen, therefore, that when people, either individually or in family or social life, experience the inherent difficulties of the divine law and are determined to avoid them, they may give into the hands of public authorities the power to intervene in the most personal and intimate responsibility of husband and wife.

  2. “Re-reading Humanae Vitae (1968) in light of Amoris Laetitia (2016).”
    How soon before we are treated to “Re-reading The New Testament” in light of Amoris Laetitia”?

  3. I’m mystified not once, but three times over, how to explain how:
    1. A scientific pontifical academy might deem it impossible through observation of symptoms and temperature to not confidently conclude that any woman has entered into fertility, and not.
    2. A celibate male might think it impossible for married persons to observe 7-10 days of continence.
    3. A priest might think the Church has been Teaching falsehood for 2018 years.

    There can really be only one explanation. “An Enemy has done this.”

  4. It seems like more and more of the clergy are buying into the lie perpetrated by the majority of the laity that the Christian life is too difficult to live. I often hear complaints that there are too few priests who speak out against contraception, homosexuality or abortion from the pulpit, however it would probably be more beneficial for the Church if they would offer a catechism about suffering and sacrifice-two words alien to the most modern Christians.

  5. Robert Conquest’s Three Laws of Politics:
    1.Everyone is conservative about what he knows best.
    2.Any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner or later becomes left-wing.
    3.The simplest way to explain the behavior of any bureaucratic organization is to assume that it is controlled by a cabal of its enemies.

  6. We should expect nothing less from our “new” religion based on the “new” theology adapted at Vatican II. The Church was forewarned in the 3rd Secret of Fatima. Here is a summary by a French priest received in an elocution:

    “There will be a wicked council planned and prepared that will change the countenance of the Church. Many will lose the Faith; confusion will reign everywhere. The sheep will search for their shepherds in vain. A schism will tear apart the holy tunic of My Son. This will be the end of times, foretold in the Holy Scriptures and recalled to memory by Me in many places. The abomination of abominations will reach its peak and it will bring the chastisement announced at La Salette. My Son’s arm, which I will not be able to hold back anymore, will punish this poor world, which must expiate its crimes. One will only speak about wars and revolutions. The elements of nature will be unchained and will cause anguish even among the best (the most courageous). The Church will bleed from all Her wounds. Happy are they who will persevere and search for refuge in My Heart, because in the end My Immaculate Heart will triumph.”

  7. It won’t be long before having a large family is declared sinful. Anything deemed grave enough to justify contraception will be deemed grave enough to make its use mandatory. Throw in “climate change” and “overpopulation” and there you have it.

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