I thoroughly concur with their conclusions that the pro-life movement will not succeed unless all Catholic clergy supports it. At present, not all do. Long before I started this blogging apostolate, I was (and still am) active in the pro-life movement. Having been puzzled and yes, angered, by being stiff-armed by Church officials during various pro-life efforts, I realized that the hierarchy was infested by anti-life progressives. I also knew that the Culture of Life could never be established until the infestation was removed from the Church. Knowing that "light is the best disinfectant" I began this apostolate with the aim of informing the Catholic in the pews what was happening in our chanceries, at the USCCB, etc so that we would engage in remedial prayer and action. I am honored to be just one of many such Catholics.
The article quotes Professor Josef Siefert's warnings that the moral ambiguities in Amoralis Lamentia threaten the entire basis of Catholic moral teaching. Again I agree, but I'll add my hypothesis that this ambiguity is the effect desired by the authors of Amoralis Lamentia. Actually it is more than an educated guess, for a high-ranking Vatican official was actually quite explicit about the deconstruction of Catholic moral principles.
That happened at a meeting this past week at Boston College. A bevy of dissident Churchmen and "theologians" met to discuss AL Also in attendance was papal confidante Fr. Antonio "2+2=5" Spadaro. LifeSiteNews has reports of some of the bile that oozed from that gabfest. Spadaro said, "it is no longer possible to judge people on the basis of a norm that stands above all." There is a lot to unpack in this heretical statement.
- "No longer possible". Spadaro admitted (perhaps unwittingly) that such evaluation was the norm for the past 2000 years, and therefore is breaking with Church Tradition
- If Spadaro allows for mutation of Church teaching, he is actually casting doubt on the very immutability of God Himself. His Words cannot change for God cannot change.
- Spadaro's heresy is precisely the subject of Siefert's warning about AL undermining the entirety of Church moral doctrine.
Fellow Catholic pro-lifers, we must come to grips with the quagmire that is Amoralis Lamentia. If our shepherd desert us and even turn on us in this matter of Church doctrine changing, our efforts to save babies will be horribly undermined. Please heed John Smeaton's plea for support of the Filial Correction. I already signed it and urge you to do the same.
I now speak especially to those few who still insist on viewing this papacy through rose-colored glasses. Wake up! Acknowledge the facts that are daily slapping us all in the face! Your denials of the serious problems hinder the corrections that need to occur. In a word, stop lying to yourselves. It isn't pleasant to believe that the Chief Shepherd is not helpful, but the situation is what it is. For the sakes of your own souls, please take off the rose-colored glasses.