The sections of the Maltese heresy to which LSN refers are paragraphs 9 and 10. Notice how it's peppered with references to Amoralis Lamentia (my name for the AL heresy seems most appropriate in this context). I'm going to unpack this in "bullet format".
- "divorced person, living in a new relationship, manages, with informed and enlightened conscience, to acknowledge and believe that he or she are at peace with God, he or she cannot be precluded from participating in the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist". That's a mouthful, not to mention a mountain of pure spiritual poison.
- "informed and enlightened conscience" In the context of justifying both mortal sin and sacrilege, this phrase is a misnomer. It is God's teachings, as communicated through the Catholic Church in her 2000-year old tradition, that is the only true enlightenment. What the Maltese bishops are calling "informed and enlightened conscience" is one that has been seduced and deformed by progressivism.
- "he or she cannot be precluded" These bishops, in addition to thumbing their noses at both Canons 915 and 916, are setting souls, already mired in mortal sin, on the road to sacrilege and (if the situation isn't soon corrected) eternal damnation. They are doing the same for their own souls.
- "manages..to acknowledge and believe" Doesn't that sound like a bit of a process involving some effort? It's a tacit admission that it takes some considerable mental gymnastics and convolution to pretend that God's Holy and Immutable Law now allows for mortal sin to continue and for that sin to be compounded by sacrilege.
- "There are complex situations where the choice of living as brothers and sisters becomes humanly impossible and gives rise to greater harm." More poison
- "complex situations" The only time complexity would arise is if someone did not want to obey the Sixth Commandment. The Ten Commandments are very simply stated. They are not complex at all.
- The commandments are simple to understand. But they often are not easy to obey. The words "simple" and "easy" are not synonyms. God's grace is needed to obey the Commandments. God's grace will only be available to those who will submit to His will and who will do what is necessary to obey Him.
- "greater harm"? What harm can exist that is greater than the loss of salvation and the condemnation to hell for all eternity? One unrepentant mortal sin will condemn a soul to hell. Adultery is one such sin. These Maltese bishops, by this "guidelines", will numb the consciences of such adulterers so that they have no incentive to take serious stock of their lives. Again, these bishops not only imperil the souls of their flocks, but their own as well.
My previous sentence might just apply to Pope Francis himself if he continues to stonewall the four cardinals and ignore the dubia. He is trifling with the souls of millions of people - perhaps his own, as well.
There is one tiny silver lining in this cloud. I've seen talk in traditional Catholic circles of people wishing to flee to a Catholic land and not fight this sick culture any more. Malta was high on many of their lists. I hope this most recent event has served notice on them that they cannot attempt to run from this fight. We must stand and act like the Church Militant that we are. If we keep running and ceding ground to progressivism and evil, eventually there will be nowhere else to hide.