In Pope Francis’ scandalous Amoris Laetitia, there is an assertion–more like a demonic stab in the dark–that a Catholic, or non-Catholic for that matter, could follow their conscience and sin (act or omit as understood in Sacred Scripture and Catholic Theological Tradition), confident that God willed their sinful act in a specific situation.
And the gates of hell are banging against the Church doors…
Obviously, for cafeteria Catholics, progressives, secularists, atheist-materialists, and the Nancy Pelosi clan, this opens Pandora’s Box with great joy and hope for a new utopia. In effect, Pope Francis has changed the culture of death into the cult of convenience. Abortion, contraception, euthanasia, cloning, transgenderism, and a whole bunch of soon to come atrocities, are now freely chosen lifestyle choices like picking vegan versus carnivore or boxers versus briefs. Pope Francis has also made Catholic morality, centuries consistent, based on Scripture–based on Jesus’ actual commands–non-preferred, but option, sort of like the Latin Mass.
Pope Francis has also put the sizzle back into sex! Sizzle, sort of like the sizzle of hell. Gay ‘marriage’ is now gay in the old fashioned sense for the progressive. Happy, like a transgendered person. Divorce is now not a sin but a situation. It is no longer a sin but a chance to receive the Eucharist unworthily, with the blessing, of course, of the Vicar of Christ. Adultery is no longer adultery, but spouse hopping, kind of like car shopping.
One can only wait and see what Francis can do for murder, suicide, genocide, rape, and all the other former sins. My only question is, how would the Pope feel if one of these former sins was committed against him? But, then again, he is too busy condemning conservative American Catholics to worry about his own portly deity.
Evangelization has just gotten a whole lot harder. So has apologetics. Catechesis, at least in progressive dioceses has probably gotten a whole lot easier. Catholic Universities, at least the large majority of phony ones, rejoice as their theology and philosophy classes, former heresy factories, now enjoy Universal prestige. Catholic politicians such as Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, and the like, can flout their eugenics, socialism, and global warming scam with Papal impunity.
So, where does this leave the Traditional Catholic? Is this fuel for a schism? This must be the devil’s design. Is Francis the unwitting, or witting, accomplice of the devil? What’s to become of Catholic morality? What’s to become of Holy Mother Church?