Conservative Roman Catholic theologians accuse pope of spreading heresy


Chicago Tribune: Several dozen tradition-minded Roman Catholic theologians, priests and academics have formally accused Pope Francis of spreading heresy with his 2016 opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics.

In a 25-page letter delivered to Francis last month and provided Saturday to The Associated Press, the 62 signatories issued a “filial correction” to the pope — a measure they said hadn’t been employed since the 14th century.

The letter accused Francis of propagating seven heretical positions concerning marriage, moral life and the sacraments with his 2016 document “The Joy of Love” and subsequent “acts, words and omissions.” more …

Opinion: Seems like he can’t go two days without the Roman Catholic pontiff being knee deep in it again. The problem that Francis is dealing with this time is not unlike other controversies. Dogma thought up by sinful men doesn’t work.

Catholics believe that only a priest in the lineage of Peter is authorized to forgive most sins, but there are some sins so grave, like divorce and re-marriage outside the Church, that it takes a Bishop to forgive.

A Bishop of the Church may if he chooses grant an annulment, essentially declaring that the marriage was/is null and void, granting the person the ability to marry in the Church again.

Until an annulment is granted, divorced Catholics are restricted from the sacrament of confession and communion, essentially saying that without the annulment, there is no forgiveness for the sin of divorce.

The Bible says there is only one sin that can’t be forgiven:

“Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter, but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation” Mark 3:28-29

Maybe the pope should put down the dogma and get a Bible.