Amoris Laetitia – “Walter Kasper’s dream come true”

Pope Leo XIII – Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae:

“The underlying principle of these new opinions is that, in order to more easily attract those who differ from her, the Church should shape her teachings more in accord with the spirit of the age and relax some of her ancient severity and make some concessions to new opinions. Many think that these concessions should be made not only in regard to ways of living, but even in regard to doctrines which belong to the deposit of the faith. They contend that it would be opportune, in order to gain those who differ from us, to omit certain points of her teaching which are of lesser importance, and to tone down the meaning which the Church has always attached to them. It does not need many words, beloved son, to prove the falsity of these ideas”


The Catholic world has become a beehive of communicative activity since the Pope Francis’ release yesterday of his Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia. Many might have initially concentrated solely on its better parts, but as the Voice of the Family wisely observes:

There are many passages that faithfully reflect Catholic teaching but this cannot, and does not, lessen the gravity of those passages which undermine the teaching and practice of the Catholic Church.

Before going on to state where the errors lie, this good blog dedicated to true Catholic family values, explains how the Catholic laity actually have a duty to point these things out:

Voice of the Family expresses the following initial concerns with the greatest reverence for the papal office and solely out of a sincere desire to assist the hierarchy in its proclamation of Catholic teaching on life, marriage and the family and to further the authentic good of the family and its most vulnerable members.

We consider that in raising the following concerns we fulfil our duty as clearly laid out in the Code of Canon Law, which states:

“According to the knowledge, competence, and prestige which they possess, they [the Christian faithful] have the right and even at times the duty to manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the Church and to make their opinion known to the rest of the Christian faithful, without prejudice to the integrity of faith and morals, with reverence toward their pastors, and attentive to common advantage and the dignity of persons.” (Canon 212 §3)”

On his blog, (formerly, Louie Verrechio hits the nail firmly and squarely on the head!

“A hasty reading of the document might leave one to believe that it fails to meet the “revolutionary” standard as predicted by Cardinal Kasper.

Ah, but the Devil’s in the details; more specifically, his hand is clearly present in the footnotes.”

In fact, after quoting the dangerous paragraph in question no.305 in full, plus the “revolutionary” footnotes, Louie goes on adroitly to conclude that:

“There you have it folks. Stealthily planted in the footnotes amid some 58,000 words, the majority of which sound more like relationship advice from Dr. Phil than anything else, is Walter Kasper’s dream come true.

Thus have the doors been thrown open wide for priests to admit to the Sacraments of Confession and Holy Communion, those who are living in mortal sin.”

Was it any wonder that Walter Kasper, who must have known at least the gist (if not the whole text) of what this controversial Apostolic Exhortation contained, was so cheerful and grinning weeks before it was made public? We noticed this and feared the worst, and we were right to do so.

It really makes no difference if the document speaks eloquently on marriage and family life, whilst reaffirming Catholic teaching only in part. (Remember: even the devil can quote Scripture, God’s Holy Word, if to do so he may twist it, poison it, in order to achieve his own evil end!)* If, despite Amoris Laetitia‘s “good parts” within its rambling verbosity, it has opened the door to anything that contradicts Catholic teaching on Faith and Morals, and allowing what is none other than flagrant mortal sin to be renamed, a “weakness”, it can only be described as anathema.

This is a terrible time for all true Catholics. Is our own pope condoning heresies? As an author on Rorate Caeli  (who calls the Exhortation, “a catastrophe!”) states with great sorrow on a post entitled, ‘Amoris Laetitia’ in conflict with the Catholic Church:

“So, on the one hand, we have the Church’s doctrine as expressed in documents such as Familiaris consortio and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. On the other hand, we have Pope Francis’ teaching in Amoris laetitia.

The exhortation is effectively a sustained and wholesale assault on the Faith. With tears, I must say that Holy Mother Church has reproved and even condemned some of her popes for this sort of thing.

God have mercy on His Holy Church.”

* “The worst kind of heretic is the one who, while teaching mostly true Catholic doctrine, add a word of heresy, like a drop of poison in a cup of water.” – Pope Leo XIII.

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9 Responses to Amoris Laetitia – “Walter Kasper’s dream come true”

  1. GC says:

    Very silly of me, but every time I read the title of this exhortation I keep seeing Amorous Leticia (!). Goodness gracious. Poor Leticia, but who am I to judge?

    In Latin amorosa laetitia, I suppose, that would be or vice versa. It’s very close, isn’t it? Joyful lustfulness? Lustful joyfulness? Toad will know. Latin is such a fecund language.

  2. Robert says:

    I appreciate the extract from Leo XIII “Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae”.
    Leo XIII papacy and his encyclicals set a sure and certain foundation in place for 20th Century. The moment you engage in discussion the door is opened to thesis and antithesis and a mutual resolution between the two.
    But we are dealing with the Truth which is Christ. Christ is no myth, no thesis.
    The masonic State. Church separation occurred in Portugal 1910 and forms the immediate backcloth to Fatima!
    Fatima places Faith at the centre of the Modern Age. It is Heaven and revelation, a Creator set against a Satanic anti Christian State.
    I keep coming to this same theme because the Apostasy of the West is a reality, it is the fruit of a Satanic naturalism. This places the world in a very perilous state.
    Without Christ there is no salvation.
    Reparation is the necessary Price for Sin and without Christ this reparation will be for Eternity (Hell). We can then say that this world has become a road to Hell.
    The Papacy has to put Christ’s Eternal Truth first! Either the vicar of Christ or that of Mammon. The Pope isn’t the spiritual Head of Pluralism!
    The Church is the mystical Body of Christ. Satan too has a mystical Body which is his Empire.
    The numbers do not matter, the history of the church has many times been reduced to a remnant.
    If you love God and your neighbour then stand firm in your Faith, use the sacraments, pray and do penance in the work of Reparation and the salvation of souls.
    We are clearly at some kind of pivotal moment and the promised Triumph Of Our Lady of Fatima looks very distant!

  3. Robert says:

    The Church is full of well learned men who guise to know Our Lord and yet it is to the simple and humble of heart that Our Lord reveals himself (Fatima 3 children). He is simple and humble of Heart.
    Leave the books behind and follow him!

  4. In the Liturgy of the Hours for tomorrow, Sunday, the second reading of the Office of Readings contains this passage from the writings of St. Justin, Martyr:

    “No one may share the Eucharist with us…unless he lives in accordance with the principles given us by Christ.”

    But does Cardinal Kasper bother with the Liturgy of the Hours? These days, many priests don’t. The Divine Office, after all, is considered “so very fourteenth century,” so “monastic,” suitable only for “pharisees” and “doctors of the law.”

  5. toadspittle says:

    “No one may share the Eucharist with us…unless he lives in accordance with the principles given us by Christ.”
    Except that those principles are open to considerable interpretation.
    Luther, for example, believed that indulgences were not in accordance with the principles given us by Christ. One of Christ’s principles is ” …resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.” How many of us can live like that? “Get your retaliation in first,” is more like it – on CP&S.

    [A moderator: Toad, please try your best to remain roughly on topic.]

  6. Robert says:

    No Toad
    Christ opposed Hatred with Love. He took the whip to the money changers! The victory over Islam at Lepanto ascribed to Our Lady of the Rosary.
    Never forget that rather than face Our Lord Sinners plunge themselves into Hell.

  7. toadspittle says:

    Well Robert seemed to think I was on topic.
    Anyway – “The worst kind of heretic is the one who, while teaching mostly true Catholic doctrine, add a word of heresy, like a drop of poison in a cup of water.” – Pope Leo XIII.
    Does the “poisoner” think he’s adding heresy? I doubt it. One man’s heresy is another’s truth, surely?

    [A moderator: No – truth is one and the same always and everywhere. There is only one truth but falsehoods are multiple. The rest of this comment expounding your never-ending relativism has been deleted.]

  8. toadspittle says:

    “One man’s heresy is another’s truth, surely?”
    “No, Toad.”

    Ah, I see. A heretic is someone with different opinions to us – which are wrong. ….Right. Got that clear.

    “There is only one truth but falsehoods are multiple.”
    How do you know that? You make that categorical statement, but how can you verify – let alone “prove” it?
    (It’s quite pointless me going on with “CP&S,” isn’t it? …..

    [A moderator: Yes. Unless you finally come to the understanding that upholding God’s Truth is not a matter of opinions.]

  9. Robert says:

    No Toad
    Heresy is a lie a distortion of the Truth. Its purposes is to lead away from the Truth and Salvation. In other words the road to Hell.
    The Proof?
    The knowledge of God is innate in Gods Creation and expressly in Man.
    Even Dawkins talks of the God Gene! The Bible isn’t about proving God its about revealing Him and separating the false from the True.
    Wherever Man has been found we find an awareness of Good and Evil. Heaven and Hell. St Augustine pointed to the two Kingdoms Babel and Jerusalem.
    Genesis the serpent didn’t deny God! The serpent temptation was to disobey God and come to the knowledge of good and Evil.
    Toad this is precisely your argument, which itself is a crude Temptation!
    “..How do you know that? You make that categorical statement, but how can you verify – let alone “prove” it? ..”

    The place for Truth is Heaven for Falsehood is for Hell and we have Our Lord’s promise that Hell will not prevail against His Church! The Church says HERESY! and this is how Our Lord’s promise is fulfilled. The Church says Heresy and out of the window goes heretical lies/opinions!

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