Austrian Catholic Philosopher: “For me all this is incomprehensible”

From Gloria TV News:

There Were Severe Problems Already Before Francis

Already before Pope Francis turned the Pontifical Academy for Life upside down, there were problems, the Austrian-born philosopher Josef Seifert told Gloria.tv. Seifert was a member of the Academy until it was remodeled in 2016. He refers to the 18th General Assembly of the Academy in February 2012, which was dedicated to the problem of infertility. According to Seifert, during this event, five out of six speakers spoke against the teachings of the Church.

Catholic Doctrine Turned into Its Opposite

The most problematic member of the new Academy is for Professor Seifert, the Italian moral theologian Father Maurizio Chiodi. Chiodi denies that contraception is in itself bad, and even believes that under certain circumstances it is right to use contraception. Seifert concludes that this way, contraception is not only allowed but might even be a duty. This turns Catholic doctrine into its opposite. Chiodi also belongs to a Vatican commission, which works on a reinterpretation of the encyclical Humanae Vitae.

This Turns God into a Devil

For Seifert, Amoris Laetitia is the basic problem in modern Catholic moral theology. This document claims that remarried divorcees may understand in their conscience that God wills their adulterous cohabitation. But Seifert explains that with such a reasoning every evil act can be justified. Consequently, actions which are always and in themselves evil cannot exist anymore. Quote: “If one teaches that God may want evil acts, then the whole moral theology collapses.” Seifert is convinced that John Paul II would not have accepted Amoris Laetitia. In August 2017, Seifert was dismissed as a Professor at the Edith Stein Institute in Granada, Spain, because he had scientifically criticised Amoris Laetitia.

“All is incomprehensible”

Seifert points out that Francis does not speak with consistency. He calls it “strange” that Francis refers to abortion as a contract murder, but the next day praises abortionist Emma Bonino, the main responsible for introducing abortion in Italy, as a great Italian. Quote: “For me all this is incomprehensible.” Another scandal for Seifert is the display of a statue of Martin Luther in the Vatican.

Following Catholic Doctrine Is Presented as Something Negative

Commenting on Francis’ attacks against – quote – “rigid Catholics”, Seifert noted that “rigidity” is a marginal problem in today’s Church. He pointed out that the enemies of the faith like to present Faith as “rigid”, “judgmental”, or “Pharisaic”. Seifert calls this a distortion of the facts. He explains that the Church’s doctrine is not rigid.

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10 Responses to Austrian Catholic Philosopher: “For me all this is incomprehensible”

  1. Mary Salmond says:

    Keep talking, Professor Seifert! I hope you can get the liberals to listen and believe. We seem so far gone in this world.

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  2. JabbaPapa says:

    Oh well — the Pope’s latest “brainwave” that a “diversity of religions” might be somehow “willed by God” is overtly heretical.

    If I were at home, I could probably find a Magisterial anathema against such intrinsic falsity — but even just off the top of my head, it denies every single part of the Revelation as such between the burning bush and the Resurrection.

    Worse, his grotesque claim denies the very Unicity of God.

    It contradicts the Infallible Dogma, Extra Ecclesia Nulla Salus, defining as unique the Church of the Christ in Heaven as the single location of the Salvation.

    Blimey, he’s even directly contradicting the teachings of the Second Vatican Council, which clearly establish that anything that can be found of good in the non-Christian religions is from God and from His Person of the Christ.

    This is the worst Pope since at least the 15th Century.

    Religious Freedom is NOT the Relativist Heresy that this man has just promoted.

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  3. Frankly, most of the above is incomprehensible. I speak as one who hated the philosophy course at the Pontifical Beda College because I couldn’t understand any of the basic concepts, so you all prolly find it as easy as the shopping list. This is why I reject any accusations by well-meaning but mistaken friends that I am an ‘intellectual’ (that most despised species of Englishmen, if you are unfortunate enough to be afflicted by the abnormality or incapacity of being an Englishman, and everything in this parenthesis should now be condemned and reported as a hate crime.) Where was I?

    So in brief, I think we have far too much complication here and we need to have more spiritually uplifting articles, with pretty pictures of lambs and stuff, and as we draw near to Lent we should be promising some powerful stuff. I never suggest stuff without volunteering. 🙂

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  4. JabbaPapa says:

    Dunno about lambs and stuff, but why not some bits about Mediterranean cooking and donkeys ?

    Not that I’m at all expert in such matters …

    BTW, at the end of week 3 into the latest crazy foot pilgrimage, and getting into Aix-en-Provence tomorrow.

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  5. mmvc says:

    Oh do please regale us with pretty pics of your donks and vegetation and anything else from your rural idyll as it buds and blossoms into glorious springtime splendour, Gareth.

    You might like to know that seeing you and Jabba back here has already lifted my spirits no end! ;o)

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  6. mmvc says:

    Your pilgrimage sounds amazing, Jabba!
    Please feel free to share any parts of your adventure with us. Any photos you may have would be much appreciated too…

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  7. Well yes, donks are mostly fluffy at this time of year. https://equusasinus.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/DSCN7526.jpg

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  8. mmvc says:

    Magnificent! All of you!
    Many thanks :o)

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  9. kathleen says:

    This is the worst Pope since at least the 15th Century.

    Depending on how one qualifies “the worst Pope”, I would say we could go back a lot further than the 15th Century to find a worse Pope than Francis. In fact, perhaps Francis himself could be considered “The Worst Pope” of all times!

    Other Popes might have been worse than Francis in their morals, sexual continence, greed, even in their spite, etc. But NEVER has the Holy Catholic Church known a Pope to so consistently and determinedly work against the teachings of Christ held within the Church’s permanent Revelation, Doctrines and Dogmas in the sacred Deposit of Faith… and against all Her beautiful traditions.

    Francis takes the biscuit here, IMHO.

    P.S. And Jabba… welcome back 🙂.

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  10. JabbaPapa says:

    Dear Kathleen, I actually amended my estimate elsewhere today to “since the 14th Century”. He’s still not as bad as that one particular Pope who elected himself by murdering his predecessor as he was seated on the Papal Throne, and so on the very See of Peter itself !!!

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