Pope Francis Accused of Heresy By Members of the Catholic Church

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  1. BenjaminW

    BenjaminW SS.org Regular

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    I came across a post over on r/The_Donald over on Reddit that stated that in an open letter to bishops in the Catholic Church written by clergy members and Catholic scholars, that accuses Pope Francis of heresy.

    According to the Reddit post's OP, the authors of the letter base their accusation of heresy on the Pope's "embrace of positions contrary to the faith and his dubious support of prelates who in their lives have shown themselves to have a clear disrespect for the Church's faith and morals".

    I know everybody on here isn't Catholic, but I figured that since this a pretty shocking accusation to come out of the Church itself, it would make some good discussion here.

    Here are the links to the letter and the original Reddit post:

    https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5983408-Open-Letter-to-the-Bishops-of-the-Catholic.html

    https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald...ening_catholic_leaders_accuse_pope_of_heresy/
     
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    HeerrruhhsAAAAaAaAAyYyY!!! :scream::scream2::scream::hbang:

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    How is it coming out of the church itself it is an open letter TO the bishops?
     
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    I mean Catholic priests, bishops, ect.. CONSTANTLY talk shit about each other like you have no idea. It's a hierarchical business where everybody thinks they can do a better job than the next guy. I know guys who want old bishops to step down just because they don't like the city/church they have been "called to serve by god".
     
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    Some of the authors in are priests and deacons.
     
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    Pretty much on par for the church. Not like there’s a big boss actually telling them what to do.
     
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    I would take ANYTHING from r/TheDonald with a giant grain of salt. But, it's not like Francis is the first pope to do something controversial.
     
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    Of all the reasons to start a thread about the Pope...
     
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    Lemme get some stuff from 4chan. Then we're talking!
     
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    How are you so sure about that last sentence?
     
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    200 percent sure.
     
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    Are you referring to a God or other people I should have asked?
     
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    I personally consider myself to be conservative and Catholic, but I've always had issues with very conservative Catholics like you mention here because I can't tell if they're trying to either start the second Inquisition or turn the church back into what it was in the Middle Ages (which is the same as trying to start crusades again).
     
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    So what do they want? For him to step down? (see what I did there) Seriously, I'm just to lazy to read a 20 pg letter about this. All humans are imperfect, Let's turn the position over to some AI type robot, like everything else.(just kidding)
     
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    I like the Robo-pope idea.
     
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    The super "conservative" Catholics we're dealing with here use the Church as a means to power and fulfillment of their own social shortcomings.

    They want to roll things back to the Dark Ages, they want another Crusade. Why? Because that's when their club had the most power.
     
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    All hail Robo-Pope!
     
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    :lol: I gotta learn to not drink and read at the same time. I almost died inhaling water from laughing so hard. Long live Robo-Pope! :lol:
     
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