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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Francis Changes Catechism - Believes That The Church Was Wrong Until He Came

Daniel 7:25 And he shall speak words against the High One, and shall crush the saints of the most High: and he shall think himself able to change times and laws, and they shall be delivered into his hand until a time, and times, and half a time.

en.news  Pope Francis has attempted to "change" the Catechism to definitively oppose the death penalty.

Vatican.va (August 2) published a new text declaring that “the Church teaches, in the light of the Gospel” that the death penalty is “inadmissible” in all cases. There is no evidence that the Gospel deems the death penalty to be inadmissible as such.

Rom 13,1-7 definitely recognises the power of the government to institute capital punishment where appropriate.

Francis contradicts the teaching of the Bible and the Church that the death penalty is in itself morally legitimate, independently from the question of whether, in a concrete situation, it is practically opportune to perform it.

In an explanatory letter, Cardinal Luis Ladaria, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, calls the wrong teaching an “authentic development" of doctrine that is allegedly "not in contradiction with the prior teachings of the Magisterium.”

This is another example of why Francis pontificate cannot be taken seriously.

In 1955, Pope Pius XII instructed Catholic lawyers that capital punishment is morally defensible in every age regardless of culture because "the coercive power of legitimate human authority" is based on "sources of revelation and traditional doctrine" and that no one can "say that the aforementioned sources contain only thoughts which correspond to the historic circumstances and to the culture of the time."

‘Doctrinal error’: Catholics react to Francis’ new teaching against death penalty 

Catechism of Saint Pius X

It is lawful to kill when carrying out a sentence of death in punishment of a crime
Q: Are there cases in which it is lawful to kill?
A: It is lawful to kill when fighting in a just war; when carrying out by order of the Supreme Authority a sentence of death in punishment of a crime; and, finally, in cases of necessary and lawful defense of one’s own life against an unjust aggressor. (Catechism of Saint Pius X, The Fifth Commandment, Question 3Spanish)

Pope Leo XIII
Divine and natural Law permit the killing of a human being for public cause
Clearly, divine law, both that which is known by the light of reason and that which is revealed in Sacred Scripture, strictly forbids anyone, outside of public cause, to kill or wound a man unless compelled to do so in self defense. (Leo XIII. Encyclical Pastoralis Officii, to the Archbishops and Bishops of the German Empire and Austria-Hungary, September 12, 1881)

Both Divine and human laws command such sinners to be put to death out of the love of charity

It is for this reason that both Divine and human laws command such like sinners to be put to death, because there is greater likelihood of their harming others than of their mending their ways. Nevertheless the judge puts this into effect, not out of hatred for the sinners, but out of the love of charity, by reason of which he prefers the public good to the life of the individual. (Saint Thomas Aquinas. Summa Theologica, II-II, q.25, a.6, ad 2)

The death penalty must be applied to safeguard the common good

Now every part is directed to the whole, as imperfect to perfect, wherefore every part is naturally for the sake of the whole. For this reason we observe that if the health of the whole body demands the excision of a member, through its being decayed or infectious to the other members, it will be both praiseworthy and advantageous to have it cut away. Now every individual person is compared to the whole community, as part to whole. Therefore if a man be dangerous and infectious to the community, on account of some sin, it is praiseworthy and advantageous that he be killed in order to safeguard the common good, since ‘a little leaven corrupteth the whole lump’ (1Cor 5:6). (Saint Thomas Aquinas. Summa Theologica, II-II, q.64, a.2)

"Speaking at their 27th General Assembly in Solothurn on August 19-20, Graf said that Swiss guards, with their colorful uniform, swords and halberds, are not just a tourist attraction but a modernized troop capable of facing a terrorist attack if and when necessary.
Since the attacks in Barcelona, security has been tight in Rome and the Vatican. More snipers and armed policemen can be seen on Via della Conciliazione, the main artery that leads to St. Peter’s square, and many roads have been closed to traffic".

It points out that Francis preaches "a world without walls" while the Italian state has to guarantee around him a strict and very expensive security with policemen, snipers and undercover agents.

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