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Cardinals Release Declaration of Faith - Answer Dubia

At the end of the Roman conference “Catholic Church, where are you going?” (April 7), a final declaration was issued in the name of the participants, including the Cardinals Brandmüller, Burke and Zen, and Bishop Athanasius Schneider.

The declaration restates Catholic teaching on marriage and answers the Cardinal Dubia issued after Francis’ controversial document Amoris Laetitia.

The declarations states six points:

1. A ratified and consummated marriage between two baptized persons can be dissolved only by death.

2. Therefore, Christians united by a valid marriage who join themselves to another person while their spouse is still alive, commit the grave sin of adultery.

3. This is an absolute moral commandment which obliges always and without exception.

4. No subjective judgment of conscience can make an intrinsically evil act good and licit.

5. Judgment about the possibility of administering sacramental absolution is not based on the imputability of the sin committed, but on the penitent’s intention to abandon a way of life that is contrary to the divine commandments.

6. Persons who are divorced and civilly remarried, and who are unwilling to live in continence, are living in a situation that is objectively contrary to the law of God, and therefore cannot receive Eucharistic Communion.

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"The apostles and the presbyters met together to see about this matter." (Acts 15:6)
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"The Bible only records one example of the Apostles acting collegially - at the Garden of Gethsemane, when they all fled.” - Cardinal Ottaviani
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At the conference there was a good number of ordinary Italian Pro-Lifers, a group chanted, "People of God arise, we have to act".
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De Profundis
It is surprising how few Monsignori were at yesterday's conference, they were afraid.
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Sacramental Marriage is God's gift of partnering with Him in the sacred act of creation of new human life. Deviation from God's sacred purpose for human sexuality, whether between a man and a women or otherwise, contradicts Divine Will clearly expressed in Genesis and the Gospel, and is sacrilegious:
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Discussing the dirty devil's hoofs is not the good strategy against him.
You have to say: devil is evil.

Discussing the errors of Amoralis Lamentia is not the good strategy because the whole image is lost. You have to say: Church is in apostasy and the apostasy comes from the TOP!
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Schneider quoting Leo XIII: Christians are "born for combat... The chief elements of this duty consist in professing openly and unflinchingly Catholic doctrine, and in propagating it to the utmost of our power”
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How can anyone dispute these confessions?
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Was there a joint statement to encourage Churchmen and faithful to sign this declaration?
In regards to point 6 someone who is civilly "remarried" living with another partner, other than Sacramental spouse, is always in adulterous union and grave sin. The Omnipotence of God can not be limited to any subjectively irregular union and situations, i.e. for the sake of raising conceived children … More
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pope francis he will ignore this he will not even mention it ,
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Holy Cannoli
Very interesting. Can't wait to see the response from you know who. One or more of his fellow Marxist backscratchers eg. Lehmann, Spadaro, Sorondo, Parolin et al. will likely be paraded out to provide an ineffective response to what will be seen as a direct attack to the authority of His Holiness. However, this is big and, I believe, it will necessitate a definitive response from the … More
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