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Francis Contradicts Faith: Another Appeal Of Bishops, Priests

Four bishops, several priests, and lay scholars have signed (all names below) a statement rebuking Francis for a recent statement about the reception of Holy Communion (, September 15).

The bishops are Strickland, 63, (Tyler, Texas), Gracida, 99, (Corpus Christi, Texas), Mutsaerts, 64, (S’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands), Schneider, 61, (Astana, Kazakhstan).

Francis claims in Desiderio desideravi (June 29) that everyone should receive Communion.

The signatories reply that Francis omitted the “essential topic of repentance for sin for the worthy reception of the Eucharist.”

They explain to Francis that Catholics must receive sacramental absolution for any mortal sin before receiving Communion.

If a sacramental confession is not possible, but the reception of Holy Communion urgent such as for a priest celebrating Mass, the Sacrament of Penance has to be sought as soon as possible afterwards.

Francis statement that faith alone is sufficient for receiving Holy Communion “contradicts” the Catholic Faith, they conclude.

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Most Rev. Joseph Strickland, Bishop of Tyler
Most Rev. René Henry Gracida, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi
Most Rev. Robert Mutsaerts, Auxiliary Bishop of S’Hertogenbosch in Netherlands
Most Rev. Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary Bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan

Fr. James Altman
Dr. Heinz-Lothar Barth, until 2016 professor of Latin and Greek at the University of Bonn
Donna F. Bethell, J.D.
James Bogle, Esq., MA TD VR, barrister-at-law and former President of Una Voce International
Deacon Nick Donnelly, MA
Anthony Esolen, PhD
Matt Gaspers, Managing Editor, Catholic Family News
Dr. Jules Gomes, biblical scholar and Rome correspondent, St. Michael’s Media
Maria Guarini, STB, editor of the website Chiesa e postconcilio
Sarah Henderson, DCHS, MA (Religious Education and Catechetics), BA
Dr. Maike Hickson, PhD, journalist
Dr. Robert Hickson, retired professor of literature and philosophy
Dr. Dr. Rudolf Hilfer, Stuttgart, Germany
Dr. Rafael Huentelmann, Editor in Chief, METAPHYSICA
Dr. Peter A. Kwasniewski, PhD
Dr. John Lamont, DPhil
Fr. John P. Lovell
Deacon Eugene McGuirk
Martin Mosebach
Brian M. McCall, Editor in Chief, Catholic Family News
Patricia McKeever, B.Ed. M.Th., Editor, Catholic Truth (Scotland)
Julia Meloni, B.A. Yale, A.M. Harvard, author
Fr. Cor Mennen, lic. canon law, former seminary professor
Fr. Michael Menner
Dr. Sebastian Morello, BA, MA, PhD, essays editor for the The European Conservative
Fr. Gerald E. Murray, J.C.D., Pastor, Church of the Holy Family, New York, NY
George Neumayr, author
Fr. Guy Pagès
Paolo Pasqualucci, ret. professor of philosophy, University of Perugia, Italy
Dr. Claudio Pierantoni, Universidad de Chile, PhD History of Christianity, PhD Philosophy
Dr. Carlo Regazzoni, philosopher of culture
Dr. John Rist, emeritus professor of Classics and Philosophy, University of Toronto, FRSC
Eric Sammons, Editor, Crisis Magazine
Edward Schaefer, president, The Collegium
Wolfram Schrems, Mag. theol., Mag. phil.
Anna Silvas, BA, MA, PhD, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, University of New England, Australia
Dr. Michael Sirilla, PhD
Anthony P. Stine, PhD
Dr. Gerard J.M. van den Aardweg, Netherlands
Dr. phil. habil. Berthold Wald, retired professor, Theological Faculty of Paderborn, Germany
John-Henry Westen, Co-Founder and Editor in Chief of
Elizabeth Yore, Esq., Founder, Yore Children
John Zmirak, PhD
more and more he is showing his colours ,catholics focus on Jesus
Ursula Sankt
'Truly every type of heretical aberration seems to be pressing on the doors of the authentic faith.' (Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, 1985)
Live Mike
No better time for Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke to write that Formal Correction
Dr Bobus
No better time to elect a new pope
John Fritz Logan
Let's hope more bishops sign this!