What People Are Commenting
Heretic Müller, Impossible Dream & Wills
Is Müller a Heretic?
On January 30 you wrote:
"Bishop Müller, who denies the dogma of perpetual virginity of Our Lady, affirms the transubstantiation is not the actual Body and Blood of Christ, but must be understood in an “anthropological way,” and admits that salvation can be found in false religions. He is also an ardent adept of Liberation Theology, a movement that, along with its Marxist tendencies, is riddled with dogmatic and moral errors."
Are these beliefs not heresies? Do these beliefs not make him a heretic?
Has Müller not been automatically excommunicated ipso facto?
Veni Domine Jesu,
We believe that a man who denies these two dogmas of the Catholic Faith - the perpetual virginity of Our Lady and transubstantiation - is a heretic. Otherwise, the word heretic would lose its meaning. Therefore, Archbishop Müller fits this definition perfectly.
We do not believe that he is automatically excommunicated. The excommunication latae sentenciae, or automatic, is reserved for a few cases regarding secret crimes which do not include public heresy.
However, for a person to be declared a heretic, some official procedures are needed.
Before the Council, the normal procedure for a person to be declared a heretic was to have the Holy Office, today’s Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), warn the person who defended a heretical thesis to retract. If the person did not do so after two admonishments, then he was declared a heretic by the Holy Office.
Today, it is not probable that Müller will be declared a heretic since he is the one in charge of the CDF. It seems quite unlikely that he would declare himself a heretic…
TIA correspondence desk
WARNING: This answer is not accurate. Please, read the rectified response here.
The Impossible Dream
Please listen to this new presentation in England of the Impossible Dream song, originally interpreted by Peter O’Toole in the movie The Man of la Mancha.
The recent English presentation is here; the original, sung by O’Toole, here.
Francis’ Green Hat
Regarding Francis' Green Hat:
I suppose this buffoon of a "pope" will soon be seen donning a lampshade, right?
Nothing like a good comedian on the papal throne.
Thank you for your work. You are an inspiration to me.
A donation is included.
Wills for TIA
May I please ask what my responsibilities are for the Church in my will? What are the traditions in these matters with regarding to giving money and property to the Church in life and in death?
I ask because Our Lady of Good Success complained about people of great wealth who do nothing to oppress the known evils effecting the Church:
It is here, under the subtitle Crisis in the Church, listed as the "fifth meaning."
If I am to leave property to the Catholic Church in my will, who should I give it to? Surely not the Novus Ordo?
I want to please and Our Lady of Good Success but to whom should I leave property, SSPX?
Where is the Catholic Church?
Thank you for your help.
The Catholic obligations of charity rely on the good sense and generosity of each person. Each one knows how wealthy he is and how much he should give back to God or to those who defend God’s cause. It is / was a good tradition of Catholics to leave a considerable part of their wealth to the Church.
If the wealth was acquired honestly, it was a way to show one’s gratitude to God. If it was not, it was a way to incline God to have mercy on his soul.
The Church today is experiencing a great crisis in which many of her institutions that in the past were good now are spreading Progressivism. We are dealing with this crisis every day on our website. So, one must use discernment to not leave his wealth to those who would use it for a bad purpose. Instead of pleasing God, this could irritate Him.
If you want to bequeath all or part of your goods to TIA, we can guarantee you that it would be very well used. It would give us the conditions to increase our counter-revolutionary action in defense of the Catholic Church and Christendom.
We hope this gives you some criteria to orient your decision.
TIA correspondence desk
Traditionalists Are Pelagians
It is good for you to record this statement by Pope Francis: Traditionalists are Pelagians.
I am passing on to you the information below from Rorate Coeli blog.
The Pope had an audience with the presiding board of the CLAR (the Latin American and Caribbean Confederation of Religious Men and Women -Confederación Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Religiosos y Religiosas) on June 6, 2013.
It was a private audience, so no transcript was provided, but those who were present were kind enough to provide the words of His Holiness, made available on the Chilean ultra-progressive website Reflexion y Liberacion (Reflection and Liberation).
The excerpt that mentions Traditional Catholic groups is the one below:
I share with you two concerns.
One is the Pelagian current that exists in the Church at this moment. There are some restorationist groups. I know some, it fell upon me to receive them in Buenos Aires. And one feels as if one is going back 60 years! To before the Council... As in 1940...
An anecdote, just to illustrate this, it is not to laugh at it, I took it with respect, but it concerns me: When I was elected, I received a letter from one of these groups, and they said: "Your Holiness, we offer you this spiritual treasure: 3,525 rosaries." Why don't they say, 'We are praying for you, we request ...', but this thing of counting...
These groups return to practices and disciplines that I lived through - not you, because you are not old - to disciplines, to things that were done then, but not now. They do not exist today...
Posted June 20, 2013
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