13 December 2017

Faithful to True Pastors, Not to Erring Doctrine

One more omen of an impending schism between the Catholic Church and FrancisChurch. An international 'Pledge of Fidelity to the Magisterium of the Church' has been signed by a large number of prominent lay leaders of Catholic apostolates, entitled 'Faithful to True Pastors, Not to Erring Doctrine', stating quite plainly, 
We pledge our full obedience to the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in the legitimate exercise of its authority. However, nothing will ever persuade us, or compel us, to abandon or contradict any article of the Catholic faith or any truth definitively established. If there is any conflict between the words and acts of any member of the hierarchy, even the pope, and the doctrine that the Church has always taught, we will remain faithful to the perennial teaching of the Church. If we were to depart from the Catholic faith, we would depart from Jesus Christ, to Whom we wish to be united for all eternity.
It's only a matter of time now, if Francis continues on his path of attacking the Catholic Faith and attempting to destroy the Church, until there is a formal schism.

Here is Fr John Hunwicke's take on it.
This seems to me exactly right and exactly proportionate to the present situation in the Catholic Church. By a happy disposition of Providence, this Statement hit the media at the same time as Walter Kasper's gleeful conviction that Amoris laetitia has now become irreformable and that the 'controversy' is now over. Gracious me, what ultrahyperueberpapalist views of the Petrine Ministry these Liberals do have when they get a foul wind into their sails.
 And I applaud the statement of Fidelity to Catholic Teaching issued by these eminent and admirable laypeople.
And here is the article from LifeSiteNews.
December 12, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Over 30 Catholic pro-life and pro-family leaders, representing 11 countries, have signed a Pledge of Fidelity to the Catholic faith, declaring their refusal to follow “erring pastors” in the Church today.
Here is a link to the pledge in full. Just click on the 'Support the Pledge' button to add your promise to be Faithful to True Doctrine, Not Erring Pastors! 


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