Skip to comments.[Cstholic Caucus] In the Name of Pope Francis, Cardinal Cupich Declares the End of Mortal Sin
Posted on 02/13/2018 11:28:56 AM PST by ebb tide
Cardinal Cupich to people living in sin:
No, you shall not die the death.
Made a cardinal by Pope Francis, who elevated him to the vertices of ecclesial power by installing him as Cardinal Archbishop of Chicago and appointing him to the Vaticans Congregation for Catholic Bishops as well as the Congregation for Catholic Education, Blase Cupich is spearheading what can only be called the movement to destroy Catholic teaching concerning marriage and procreation that Francis officially launched with Amoris Laetitia (AL).
In my last column I discussed George Weigels trenchant comment that the Church doesnt do paradigm shifts because they mean a rupture with the past. But in a speech delivered at the Von Hügel Institute, St. Edmund College, Cambridge, England on February 9, whose text has been published in La Stampa, the reliable propaganda tool of Francis, Cupich announces no fewer than five paradigm shifts emanating solely from AL. So much for the prior 2,000 years of constant Church teaching.
Herewith some key quotations from the address along with the necessary translations of Cupichs crafty rhetoric into plain language:
Translation: The Church must adjust her teaching to accommodate peoples sins.
Translation: The Church must adjust her teaching to accommodate peoples sins by heeding the opinions of families born of divorce and cohabitation.
Translation: We are going to invent new excuses for the same old sins of adultery and fornication, calling them complex realities.
Translation: The Churchs constant teaching on the intrinsic immorality of adultery and fornication (including contraception) will now be abandoned.
Translation: The Church must accommodate modern sinful living arrangements.
Translation: Living according to the Sixth Commandment is perfection, but adultery and fornication are laudable imperfect forms of love, no longer to be called sins.
Translation: Public adultery is no longer to be viewed as mortally sinful.
Translation: We are going to cast aside Church teaching on the intrinsic evil and mortally sinful character of adultery and fornication, all the while claiming to be traditional but appealing to the human experience of living in sin.
Translation: We must accommodate people who are living in sin rather than teaching them that their behavior is sinful and must be amended for their own temporal and eternal good.
Translation: We will toss aside the Churchs teaching on the intrinsic evil of adultery and fornication as mere general rules that cannot be applied to individual cases.
Translation: Obedience to the Sixth Commandment is now to be viewed as a mere ideal, no longer a commandment binding on everyone without exception.
Translation: We have begun a revolution which will discard the Sixth Commandment as a mere abstract rule in favor of accompanying sinners in their sin.
Translation: God does not expect us always to obey the Sixth Commandment and may even ask us to disobey it, depending on the concrete complexity of each case. The Sixth Commandment is now to be seen as a mere ideal.
Translation: The Church must change its very teaching on the demands of the Sixth Commandment according to what the people require.
Translation: The Church must take advice on how to deal with adultery from people living in adultery.
Translation: Telling people that their conduct is sinful makes them despair because they cannot attain the ideal of avoiding adultery and fornication, which is only an abstract idea.
Translation: The Church must abandon her traditional moral teaching on mortal sin and exceptionless negative precepts of the natural law in favor of situation ethics.
Translation: We will pretend that situation ethics is not relativistic.
Translation: What is considered wrong in some places, such as Poland, can now be considered right in others, such as the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires.
Translation: Contrary to what I [Cupich] have just said, there must be no local variation. All the Church should eventually admit public adulterers to Holy Communion in complex cases in obedience to the Successor of Peter.
Translation: Thanks to Francis the Church is merciful again because Francis recognizes that Gods omnipotence is able to overlook mortal sin.
But I have saved the worst for last. Quoth Cupich:
Translation: There are no longer any sins of the flesh in violation of the Sixth Commandment, but only an ideal amounting to nothing more than the Churchs understanding, and it may be necessary to disregard the Churchs understanding of the ideal until one deems oneself ready to achieve the ideal by avoiding adultery and fornication.
Cupichs address contains not a single mention of sin beyond the one mention discounting it: i.e., it can no longer simply be said that all those in any irregular situation are living in a state of mortal sin In the name of Pope Francis, Cupich effectively declares the abolition of mortal sin in the pastoral practice of the Church under the paradigm shifts and the revolution supposedly launched by AL.
The estimable Father John Hunwicke, in assessing this despicable excursus, dubs Cupich Cupich the Super Slippery. But I would go further: With Cupich we hear the hissing of a serpent the same serpent who, in response to Eves protestation that But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of paradise, God hath commanded us that we should not eat; and that we should not touch it, lest perhaps we die, replied: No, you shall not die the death.
Cupich, who dares to declare the de facto abolition of mortal sin, is the voice of the serpent in the midst of the worst crisis in Church history; the serpent whose head Our Lady finally will crush (Gen. 3:15). But here we must recall once again, with hope, the prophetic warning of Sister Lucia to the late Cardinal Caffarra, uttered in light of the Third Secret of Fatima:
Father, a time will come when the decisive battle between the kingdom of Christ and Satan will be over marriage and the family. And those who will work for the good of the family will experience persecution and tribulation. But do not be afraid, because Our Lady has already crushed his head.
The enemies of the truth that makes us free, the betrayers of the Gospel who would consign their own sheep to the bondage of mortal sin, refusing even to call it mortal sin, will inevitably suffer a crushing defeat under the heel of the Blessed Virgin. And the beginning of that defeat will come with the long-delayed Consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart.
If there is no sin, then there is no need for forgiveness.
If there is no need for forgiveness, then there is no need for Jesus crucifixion.
If there is no need for Jesus’ crucifixion, then there is no need for God.
These people are evil.................
Once Catholic Social Club.
God defend those enduring this onslaught.
“And the serpent said to the woman: No, you shall not die the death.”
OK, the 6th Commandment is just an ideal of the Church and it is not a sin to violate it. Does that mean the 1st and 2nd Commandments are just ideals, too? So it’s OK to have a couple other gods and a few idols? So I can wear a Thor’s Hammer to take communion?
My grandmother, who was raised a Southern Baptist, always worried about those statues of saints in the Catholic Church. Said they seemed a lot like idols. Cupich seems to be saying she might soon be proven correct.
It seems to me that this Pope is achieving more destruction of the Church than Henry VIII, Luther, and Calvin combined. My suspicion is that G-d is using this Pope to pare the Church down to the faithful Remnant.
Compassionate pastoral care YES. but, There is no need to abrogate Gods law /Biblical moral teachings. None whatsoever. people will do as they will. And there are some difficult situations. But the clergy should at least do their jobs - and teach Gods law. Imho, when a person goes to church, morality should be a significant and reliable part of the message. This is a major part of the churchs purpose. If a person wants pagan anti- moral messages s/he can find them in countless other places. I pray not in church. Imho, all This rot is an evil plot to destroy the church and peoples lives ( both present and future).
Now, the leaders of the Church rather than speaking courageously on the truth, seem Hell bent on digging in with the same pusillanimity they have shown in the past, encouraging evil acts by accompaniment with soft words and mushy help with formation of conscience.
Hope this assessment is wrong, but seems the direction Church leaders going. They need to remember grave sin is an offense against God, self and the other whether the participants know it or not.
“Embrace the Sodomy”
“Family” = gays
Question 1: Does the Cardinal have the authority to declare there is no more mortal sin?
Questions 2: Is this declaration/article satire?
so the catholic church has now become a social club
Embrace the Sodomy
Was it the pink hat???
My first question should have been: Does the Pope have the authority to declare there is no more mortal sin?
Wouldn’t such a declaration have to be reviewed and approved by the magisterium?
Has the Pope just elevated himself above both our Creator and his Savior?
**The Bishops literal cowardice for the last 60 years failing to teach the Church’s unwavering positions on objective evil, the power of Sacraments, and much else has been a primary cause of the problem.**
I think you are right!
**Question 1: Does the Cardinal have the authority to declare there is no more mortal sin?**
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