Expressing “profound grief” Scholars and Priests Confront Pope Francis for Propagating Heresies

Expressing “profound grief” Scholars and Priests Confront Pope Francis for Propagating Heresies

Updated September 25, 2017 A.D.
Originally Published September 24, 2017 A.D.

A Friend of Medjugorje has been warning us for over 25 years about what is happening right now in the Church. Especially in the past 4 or 5 years, his writings and Radio Wave broadcasts have strongly prophesied the division that is taking place in the Church at this time, even a few weeks ago on a Radio Wave broadcast stating that there is a big rift, a real separation in the Vatican. A Friend of Medjugorje’s Proclamation, written almost 25 years ago is proof of this. It follows at the end of the article below. This Filial Correction is no small matter. This has not happened since the middle ages. This is a call to Truth to return to the Seat. The Filial Correction, in the form of a 25-page letter, bears the signatures of sixty-two Catholic academics, researchers, and scholars in various fields from twenty countries. 

62 Scholars correct Pope Francis for ‘propagating heresies’

ROME, September 23, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Expressing “profound grief” and “filial devotion,” Catholic clergy and lay scholars from around the world have issued what they are calling a “Filial Correction” to Pope Francis for “propagating heresy.”

The Filial Correction, in the form of a 25-page letter, bears the signatures of sixty-two Catholic academics, researchers, and scholars in various fields from twenty countries. They assert that Pope Francis has supported heretical positions about marriage, the moral life, and the Eucharist that are causing a host of “heresies and other errors” to spread throughout the Catholic Church.

The correction was delivered to the Pope at his Santa Marta residence on August 11, 2017. No similar action has taken place within the Catholic Church since the Middle Ages, when Pope John XXII was admonished for errors which he later recanted on his deathbed.

“With profound grief, but moved by fidelity to our Lord Jesus Christ, by love for the Church and for the papacy, and by filial devotion toward yourself, we are compelled to address a correction to Your Holiness on account of the propagation of heresies effected by the apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia and by other words, deeds and omissions of Your Holiness,” the signers write in the letter.

“As subjects, we do not have the right to issue to Your Holiness that form of correction by which a superior coerces those subject to him with the threat or administration of punishment,” they state.

“We issue this correction, rather, to protect our fellow Catholics — and those outside the Church, from whom the key of knowledge must not be taken away — hoping to prevent the further spread of doctrines which tend of themselves to the profaning of all the sacraments and the subversion of the Law of God,” they add.

The signers respectfully insist that Pope Francis condemn the heresies that he has “directly or indirectly upheld,” and that he teach the truth of the Catholic faith in its integrity.

They say that they make “no judgment” about the Pope’s culpability in propagating the seven heresies they list. They add that it is not their task to “judge whether the sin of heresy has been committed” whereby a person “departs from the faith by doubting or denying some revealed truth with a full choice of the will.”

The letter was made public today, six weeks after the signers received no response from the Pope.

Duty to correct

The 62 clergy and lay scholars explain that, as believing and practicing Catholics, they have the right and duty to issue such a correction to the Pope “by natural law, by the law of Christ, and by the law of the Church” and that the correction in no way undermines Catholic teaching on papal infallibility…

Seven heresies

The Catholic clergy and lay scholars go on to list seven “false and heretical propositions” which they say Pope Francis “directly or indirectly” upholds through his “words, deeds, and omissions.” These seven propositions, listed below, are summaries of the positions which they attribute to Pope Francis and deem to be heretical.

1. A justified person has not the strength with God’s grace to carry out the objective demands of the divine law, as though any of the commandments of God are impossible for the justified; or as meaning that God’s grace, when it produces justification in an individual, does not invariably and of its nature produce conversion from all serious sin, or is not sufficient for conversion from all serious sin.

2. Christians who have obtained a civil divorce from the spouse to whom they are validly married and have contracted a civil marriage with some other person during the lifetime of their spouse, who live more uxorio [as husband and wife] with their civil partner, and who choose to remain in this state with full knowledge of the nature of their act and full consent of the will to that act, are not necessarily in a state of mortal sin, and can receive sanctifying grace and grow in charity.

3. A Christian believer can have full knowledge of a divine law and voluntarily choose to break it in a serious matter, but not be in a state of mortal sin as a result of this action.

4. A person is able, while he obeys a divine prohibition, to sin against God by that very act of obedience.

5. Conscience can truly and rightly judge that sexual acts between persons who have contracted a civil marriage with each other, although one or both of them is sacramentally married to another person, can sometimes be morally right or requested or even commanded by God.

6. Moral principles and moral truths contained in divine revelation and in the natural law do not include negative prohibitions that absolutely forbid particular kinds of action, inasmuch as these are always gravely unlawful on account of their object.

7. Our Lord Jesus Christ wills that the Church abandon her perennial discipline of refusing the Eucharist to the divorced and remarried and of refusing absolution to the divorced and remarried who do not express contrition for their state of life and a firm purpose of amendment with regard to it.

The clergy and scholars state that these “propositions all contradict truths that are divinely revealed, and that Catholics must believe with the assent of divine faith.”

They add that it is “necessary” that such heresies be “condemned by the authority of the Church,” on account of the “great and imminent danger” they cause to souls.

As one of the signers explained to LifeSiteNews, St. Thomas Aquinas taught that faithful Catholics have a duty to correct an erring prelate. He quoted the following passage from the saint’s famous theological work Summa Theologiae:

‘If the faith were endangered, a subject ought to rebuke his prelate even publicly. Hence Paul, who was Peter’s subject, rebuked him in public, on account of the imminent danger of scandal concerning the faith, and, as the gloss of Augustine says on Gal. 2:11, Peter gave an example to superiors, that if at any time they should happen to stray from the straight path, they should not disdain to be reproved by their subjects.’

The signers conclude the letter, writing: “At this critical hour, therefore, we turn to the cathedra veritatis [seat of truth], the Roman Church, which has by divine law pre-eminence over all the churches, and of which we are and intend always to remain loyal children, and we respectfully insist that Your Holiness publicly reject these propositions, thus accomplishing the mandate of our Lord Jesus Christ given to St Peter and through him to all his successors until the end of the world: ‘I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and thou, being once converted, confirm thy brethren.’” – LifeSiteNews

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For those out there who may have a problem with this Filial Correction addressed to the Holy Father, would you think twice about correcting your husband/father? The issues addressed above are a direct moral issue needing clarification from the highest level in the Church. Often, correction towards a husband/father, is for far less than the issues stated above, and the call for respect and obedience towards a husband/father is a direct Biblical mandate. It is important to view the above in the light of Truth, without false judgements towards the Holy Father or hypocrisy about the Filial Correction.



1993 A.D.

Friend of Medjugorje

“I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, unless the marriage is unlawful, and marries another commits adultery.”

Matthew 19:9

The early church interpreted unlawful as a brother and sister who married each other. These were pagans who married in this manner who later converted to Christianity. Because they were involved in an incestuous relationship, a marital union never existed, therefore they had to end their marriage relationship. Many today interpret “unlawful” in order to divorce for the most ridiculous, absurd reasons; from “I was verbally abused” to “I don’t love my spouse anymore”. This disease that has entered the church is worse than leprosy. It is against Christ. It is unquestionable that Jesus did not in any way mean “unlawful” to legitimize the above reasons for the grounds for a divorce. And “No”, we repeat, “No”, not even adultery is grounds for divorce. Divorce is a scourge; a most deadly abnormality; the deforming of the family; the murder of hearts. Just as serious as this murder is he who encourages it or offers support of it to a couple, be it a parent, brother, sister, friend, relative, priest, pastor, bishop, judge or jury. Nay, anyone who voices or gives support of divorce to a couple will be guilty of its sin and the ensuring adultery that almost always takes place when the separated spouses date or remarry. If one can commit adultery in the heart, one most certainly commits it when one contributes to it even by their advice or encouragement, just like an accomplice to a crime, this includes judges and jurors who mandate or order it. Today many relatives, friends, priests, attorneys, judges, and jurors who know God’s law or who have been made aware of the law will be judged as such. God’s truth is God’s truth. Puny man cannot change even a part of a letter of the law. Though some may legitimately claim ignorance to this fact, the reading of this erases ignorance and even the realization of this statement now makes one accountable.

Friend of Medjugorje
1993 A.D.

In the coming weeks and months, more and more of these breaking events which will shape and shake our world will be taking place. It is important as Our Lady’s apostles to be well-versed on how to use these opportunities for conversions. Below, is a small listing of some of the most important study guide materials for this next coming week. Read and/or listen several times and spread to everyone you know.

Whose Opinion is Right? The Painful Truth – written over 25 years ago We Must go to a Higher Truth
10 Facts Be Warned
Bishop’s Imprudent Prudence How To Change Your Husband
The Love that Has No Boundaries No More Divorce – April 2, 2011 Radio WAVE
They Gotta Come in Union with Us– March 2, 2015 Radio WAVE  
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6 thoughts on “Expressing “profound grief” Scholars and Priests Confront Pope Francis for Propagating Heresies”

  1. Julia Grace Hinkley

    Have mercy on us, Heavenly Father! What is happening to our beautiful Catholic Faith? As a devout supporter of this mission of Cartas, I am extremely saddened but immensely grateful to receive such critical information that otherwise would have been swept under the rug by our church! How frightening and perilous a time we are living in. No wonder Our Lady has vigilantly kept watch over us for 36 years. May God have mercy and grant peace to the Catholic Church, and most especially may our beloved Queen of Peace of Medjugorje intercede mercifully for our pontiff before the throne of God – that he may graciously and mercifully succumb to the divine wisdom, truth and resolve of the Holy Spirit. THANKS BE TO GOD for my family at Caritas !

  2. Thank you FOM for sharing this urgent communication and feedback with us. We now need to understand fully the reasons for this filial correction. For those who are interested, the links in the Lifesite News site takes anyone interested to the 25 page document. Let us pray, pray, pray….. Love to all at Caritas.

  3. Thank you for this clarification. I was very distressed by this when I saw it online and didn’t know if it was a bunch of liberals attacking our Holy Father, but I now realize that is not the case….and so we double our prayers! Thank you so much!

  4. Many thanks for keeping us up to date. Is it possible to obtain a copy of this letter / report of the 62 bishops etc? God bless you, Emanuel Falzon

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