Wolf in the Vatican - No Shepherds in Sight.
Heresy in the Catechism.
Wolf in the Vatican. No Shepherds in Sight.
Herejía en el Catecismo Lobo en el Vaticano.
Sin pastores a la vista.
Just as the latest round of homosexual network and sex abuse allegations
in the Church are reaching a fever pitch, Pope Francis – who has been eerily
quiet of late – dropped a nuclear theological bomb into our midst.
Justo cuando la última ronda de denuncias de redes homosexuales
y abusos sexuales en la Iglesia está alcanzando un punto álgido,
el Papa Francisco, que ha estado extrañamente callado últimamente,
arrojó una bomba teológica nuclear entre nosotros.
Según el Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica, la pena de muerte ahora
ya no es admisible bajo ninguna circunstancia.
The Vatican announced on Thursday Pope Francis approved
changes to the compendium of Catholic teaching published
under Pope John Paul II.
The death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability
and dignity of the person,” is what the Catechism
of the Catholic Church now says on the death penalty,
adding that the Church
“works with determination for its abolition worldwide."
la Iglesia "trabaja con determinación para su abolición
en todo el mundo".
As I have previously attempted to demonstrate,
this is simply theologically wrong.
There’s no way around that. But I wanted the opinion
of an expert – which I am not – so I reached out this
morning to a trustworthy theologian who is well versed
in the finer distinctions of Magisterial authority
and its limits. This was the response I received:
The traditional teaching of the Catholic Church on the intrinsic
morality of the death penalty is irreformable dogma.
To deny this or assert the contrary is formally heretical.
Catholics remain obliged to believe, and accept this doctrine
regardless of any changes to the Catechism.
What does it mean to say that this is “formally heretical”?
La enseñanza tradicional de la Iglesia Católica sobre la moralidad intrínseca
¿Qué significa decir que esto es "formalmente herético"?
Herejía formal versus material. Esta es una distinción
Herético formal versus material. Esta es una distinción
the denial of this dogma is formally heretical, since it contradicts a doctrine
which is contained in divine revelation and which has been proposed
as such by the ordinary and universal magisterium of the Church.
The person who denies this dogma is a material heretic simply
in virtue of his denial; but he is not formally a heretic unless he persists
in his denial after having been duly corrected.