Saturday, May 7, 2016

Amoris Fictilia

That would be a more appropriate title for the infamous Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Lætitia, which, under a guise of love denies the truth of objective evil. What is loving about calling evil good? It is a fanciful fickle fiction.

"The object of the choice can by itself vitiate an act in its entirety. There are some concrete acts--such as fornication--that it is always wrong to choose, because choosing them entails a disorder of the will, that is, a moral evil... 1755

"...There are acts which, independently of circumstances and intentions, are always gravely illicit by reason of their object; such as blasphemy and perjury, murder and adultery. One may not do evil so that good may result from it." 1756

...[S]ed in omnibus exhibeamus nosmetipsos sicut Dei ministros, in multa patientia, in tribulationibus, in necessitatibus, in angustiis, in plagis, in carceribus, in seditionibus, in laboribus, in vigiliis, in ieiuniis, in castitate, in scientia, in longanimitate, in suavitate, in Spiritu Sancto, in caritate non ficta, in verbo veritatis, in virtute Dei, per arma iustitiae a dextris et sinistris; per gloriam, et ignobilitatem; per infamiam et bonam famam: ut seductores, et veraces; sicut qui ignoti, et cogniti: quasi morientes, et ecce vivimus: ut castigati, et non mortificati:
quasi tristes, semper autem gaudentes: sicut egentes, multos autem locupletantes: tamquam nihil habentes, et omnia possidentes.
II Corinthios 6:4-6 Biblia Sacra Vulgata

The error of chapter 8 of the apostolic exhortation is the same error of the flower children "free love" generation which has become the present day fashion. "Let us all just love one another." But, the problem with that notion is that lust (the opposite of love) incessantly vies with love! Today fornication is so commonplace that it is hard to find anyone who will dare censure it, in or out of church! Adultery, despite all of the social mayhem it causes, is socially accepted! Not to mention sodomy. But, "who am I to judge?"

Well, if the Catholic priest were to stop judging, then the world would be entirely bereft of the forgiveness of sins. Every valid Confession is a weighty act of judgement on the part of the priest, in the Person of Jesus Christ, for mercy. The judgment of moral acts is integral to the sacrament, and it is the judgment of God regarding the depravity of human acts; and God, with the Blood of Christ and upon the express repentance (and purpose of amendment) of the penitent, through the judging priest, absolves.
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