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Vatican II, "Conservatives" like Chaput, McCarrick & Sodomy

The most unexpected statement in the pro-gay bishops network scandal has been when the ultimate middle-of-the-road conservative Catholic Matthew Schmitz, senior editor at First Things, on August 16, in the Catholic Herald said: "[T]he post-Vatican II settlement [of]... Upholding Catholic teaching on paper but not in reality has led to widespread corruption... has required a cuture of lies... that allowed men like McCarrick to flourish... we must sweep it away." Where did this post-Vatican II settlement of the culture of lies come from? It appears to have come from the Vatican II document Dignitatis Humanae on the Catholic state which was a forerunner of Amoris Laetitia in ambiguity. Liberals and Sedevacantists said it was infallible and explicitly taught that error had rights. Sedevacantists thought the gates of hell had prevailed and became a type of Catholic Protestant. Liberals thought this "right" of error allowed them to dissent against infallible

Clergy/Scholar Open Letter asks Cardinals to Correct Francis which is the Step before Deposing a Pope

The Appeal of the 75 Catholic scholars and clergymen is not asking Pope Francis to withdraw his death penalty heresy as the secular and Catholic media are reporting. The Open Letter is directed to the Cardinals (not Francis) and is asking them to correct the Pope: "Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church... we call upon Your Eminences to advise His Holiness [Francis] that it is his duty to put an end to this scandal, to withdraw this paragraph from the Catechism, and teach the word of God unadulterated." (First Things, "An Appeal to the Cardinals of the Catholic Church," August 15, 2018) If the cardinals were to correct Francis on his material death penalty heresy as the letter is asking and his doesn't recant by removing the "paragraph from the Catechism, and teach the word of God unadulterated" then the cardinals can move to the next step which would be to depose him as a formal heretic. As Cardinal Raymond Burke said: "If a Pope would form