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Pope Francis: As Revolutionary As Henry VIII ^ | October 5, 2017 | John-Henry Westen

Posted on 10/06/2017 12:05:17 PM PDT by NKP_Vet

For 2,000 years, the Catholic Church has clung faithfully to Jesus’ words, “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery,” as does, “whoever marries a woman divorced from her husband.”

This was an inconvenient truth for Henry VIII, who sought to have his first marriage to Catherine of Aragon annulled. Henry’s insistence on a looser interpretation of the meaning of those particular words of Jesus had far-reaching consequences, leading to Thomas More’s beheading and the 500-year-old split-off of the Church of England. Free of rigid Catholic doctrine, Henry ended up taking for himself five more wives.

Pope Francis, too, promotes non-rigidity on important points of faith, especially those for which the secular world and progressive Catholics ridicule the Church. His endorsement of a ‘moderate’ approach is not moderate: It is positively revolutionary.

On June 9, 2016 Pope Francis delivered a homily that is key to understanding his mind. Francis railed against an ‘all or nothing’ approach to the faith, saying “this is not Catholic, this is heretical.” This is the same sentiment behind his frequent severe criticism of “rigid” Catholics. “The ‘rigid’ appear good because they follow the law,” he has said, “but behind this, there is something that does not make them good: or they are wicked, hypocritical or sick.”

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TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: apostate; heretic
It'll take hundreds of years to undue the damage to the Catholic Church this pope has managed to make and will continue to make.
1 posted on 10/06/2017 12:05:17 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

Is the pope Catholic?

Anymore it’s a valid question.

2 posted on 10/06/2017 12:10:28 PM PDT by MeganC (Democrat by birth, Republican by default, conservative by principle.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Social engineering is this Pope’s primary concern.

3 posted on 10/06/2017 12:10:42 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: NKP_Vet

No Henry Ford BUILT things, this heretic “Pope” tears them down.

4 posted on 10/06/2017 12:36:11 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (If GOP won House, Senate and Presidency...why are the Democrats still in charge?)
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To: NKP_Vet

Bergoglio and Henry VIII would have gotten along just fine.

5 posted on 10/06/2017 12:45:15 PM PDT by onedoug
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6 posted on 10/06/2017 1:04:33 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Really off the wall.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Yes. He’s as self-centered and ruthless as Henry VIII, too.

7 posted on 10/06/2017 1:29:52 PM PDT by livius
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To: laplata

It may make the life of the next Pope a little uncomfortable, but there is no theological reason that most of the edicts of the current Pope Francis cannot be reversed by some future Pope. Almost certainly, Pope Francis is listening to something, but not necessarily the voice of God.

Time to declare a new schism?

8 posted on 10/06/2017 1:51:09 PM PDT by alloysteel (Guilty until proven innocent, while denying defense, justice, mercy or any appeal. No pardon, ever.)
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To: alloysteel

I don’t know.

9 posted on 10/06/2017 2:06:15 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: onedoug

Francis would have given Henry VIII the annulment he wanted.

10 posted on 10/06/2017 2:06:36 PM PDT by piusv (Pray for a return to the pre-Vatican II (Catholic) Faith)
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To: NKP_Vet
I have been reading the Federalist Papers lately and I am struck as to Madison's instinct for knowing that with the potential size of our country it would be able to muffle the effects of any overarching factions.

With that said, Frankie is out of his league if he thinks that by executive action he can steer the ship of state in any direction he wants. The Church, by design, does not work on a dime, it works like a huge boat. And anyone who has tried to park a boat into a boat slip knows you have to be careful how and when you turn the wheel.

The Church needs to be carefully guided, because souls are at stake.

11 posted on 10/06/2017 2:11:32 PM PDT by Slyfox (Are you tired of winning yet?)
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