(11-30-2016, 08:56 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:
(11-30-2016, 08:39 PM)-NIGHTMARE- Wrote:
(11-30-2016, 06:01 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:
(11-29-2016, 09:54 PM)-NIGHTMARE- Wrote: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/28/europe...index.html
Pope Francis holds firm against conservative pushback
Rome (CNN)Pope Francis has a fight on his hands -- and it's coming from within his own Church.
Four senior Catholic cardinals went public this month with a private letter they sent him earlier, asking him to state plainly whether he is liberalizing Church practice on divorced, remarried Catholics.
The letter, called a dubia, is an official request for a Yes or No answer from the Pope.
Francis refused to respond and so on November 14, the cardinals published their letter on various Catholic news sites.
And they are threatening unprecedented censure of the Pope if he does not satisfy their demands.
Cardinal Raymond Burke, one of the signers of the letter, told the National Catholic Register that if Francis does not answer, he will spearhead a "formal act of correction" of the Pontiff -- something that has never happened before in the Catholic Church.
About time the pope is called out on his BS
Quote:The Pope's refusal to answer the cardinals' questions directly is emblematic of how Francis effects change in the Catholic Church: he doesn't deal in the doctrinal nitty-gritty but goes straight to the people -- via his priests -- regardless of the rules.
Now, isn't that how a religious leader should lead in modern times?
Apparently he doesn't like his priests answering back?
..whom also speak for the people?
He's acting like a Dictator.
& ignoring Rules.
The Cardinals (living in their lavish people-scarce world) are the ones answering back with dogma-ridden mindless questions...I don't see priests (living in the real world) answering back...where is your source?
The Cardinals may lose their red hats.
"“What Church do these cardinals defend? The pope is faithful to the doctrine of Christ,” said Father Pio Vito Pinto."
^Some figures in the Church have lined up behind the four cardinals, asking for the pope to clarify his apostolic exhortation, in particular footnote 351, which is the one that’s generated the debate regarding the access to the sacraments for the divorced and remarried.
Such is the case of Kazakhstan Bishop Athanasius Schneider, who submitted a post to the traditionalist blog Rorate Caeli calling the four cardinals’ letter “a prophetic voice.”
Father Francis G. Morrisey, also a canon law expert, told Crux that “the cardinalate has nothing to do with the priesthood, or the episcopate. It is an honor that can be taken away.”
This means that if a bishop is made a cardinal and then has that honor taken away, he is still a bishop, just as a priest would remain a priest, Morrisey noted.
Martens didn’t use the word “schism,” but he did say Francis taking away the cardinals’ red hats would create “a total war.” Even though only four cardinals have come forward, he said “they’re not the only ones” who have doubts, and they have many followers who agree with them that Amoris Laetitia leaves open some question marks.
So..The predicted possible Schism is in there^.
If this doesn't do it/something else inevitably will..if he keeps playing dictator.
There is already good cause against the pope.
In more ways than one.
Including His excluding Doctrine.