- "[T]he [Modernist] Blondelian schema
holds that justification for the faith is to be found by turning inwards
to the personal experience of the human subject. This turn to the
subject is characteristic of modern philosophy, from Descartes right up
to the Idealism of Kant and Hegel and beyond, and presented a major
challenge to the traditional Catholic apologetics... If it were the case
that inner experience justified the faith, if each person was to find
the proof of God’s existence within their own life, then what would be
the basis for the teaching authority of the Church?" - Neo-Modernist AnthonyCarroll
[Modernist Maurice] Blondel's philosophy of action and Pope Francis'
pastoral action, there are significant coincidence."- Francis's close
longtime theological advisor Fr. Juan Carlos Scannone
At the Irving Convention Center in Texas on 2013, Pope Francis's closest
adviser and collaborator Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga apparently
declared himself a Modernist or at the very least at a Neo-Modernist and
appeared to claim that Modernism to some extent was Francis's agenda
and the "dreams of 'the next Pope":
"The Second Vatican Council... meant an end to the hostilities between
the Church and Modernism... Modernism was, most of the time, a reaction
against injustices and abuses that disparaged the dignity and rights of
(Whispers in the Loggia Website, "The Council's 'Unfinished Business,'
The Church's 'Return to Jesus"... and Dreams of "The Next Pope" - A
Southern Weekend with Francis' 'Discovery Channel,'" October 28, 2013)
Is Francis a Modernist?
Francis's close longtime theological advisor Fr. Juan Carlos Scannone
said there is "significant coincidence" or concurrence between Francis's
pastoral theology and Modernism:
"Between [Modernist Maurice] Blondel's philosophy of action and Pope
Francis' pastoral action, there are significant coincidence."
(La Civilta Catholics, 2015 III)
The greatest theologian of the twentieth century Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange explained the Modernism of Blondel:
"One sees the danger of the new definition of truth, no longer the
adequation of intellect and reality but the conformity of mind and
life... Maurice Blondel in 1906 proposed this substitution... Truth is
no more immutable than man himself inasmuch as it is evolved with him,
in him and through him. (Denz. 2058) One understands why Pius X said of
modernist: 'they pervert the eternal concept of truth 11 (Denz. 2080)"
(Archive.org, Catholic Family News Reprint Series, Where is the New Theology)
Simply put, Modernism is the denial of objective truth in which the individual's conscience and opinion or sentiment is supreme.
According to Pope John Paul II, the theology of Blondel leads to "the inescapable claims of truth disappear[ing]."
Below is the evidence that Francis is a Modernist heretic:
If Francis is a Modernist it explains why his teachings in Amoris
Laetitia as interpreted by his "authentic magisterium" Argentine Letter
are exactly the opposite of twenty centuries of Church doctrine and
Familiaris Consortio as well as deny the existence of objective truth
and objective morality according to Veritatis Splendor.
Father Raymond J. de Souza said:
"Veritatis Splendor, entitled 'Lest the Cross of Christ Be
Emptied of Its Power,' warns precisely against the view that the demands
of the moral life are too difficult and cannot be lived with the help
of God’s grace. Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia appears to be exactly what St. John Paul II had in mind in writing Veritatis Splendor."
of modern thought have gone so far as to exalt freedom to such an extent
that it becomes an absolute... This is the direction taken by doctrines
which have lost the sense of the transcendent or which are explicitly
atheist. The individual conscience is accorded the status of a supreme tribunal of moral judgment which hands down categorical and infallible decisions about good and evil... But in this way the inescapable claims of truth disappear."[http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/5346/a_malta_laetitia.aspx]
means, in practice, that when, for serious reasons, such as for
example the children's upbringing, a man and a woman cannot satisfy the
obligation to separate, they take on themselves the duty to live in complete continence, that is, by abstinence from the acts proper to married couples."[http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/5346/a_malta_laetitia.aspx]
John Paul II's above teachings reject the denial of objective truth and
situation ethics or the denial of objective morality, but Veritatis
Splendor explicitly says situation ethics by making the "individual
conscience... a supreme tribunal of... good and evil" leads or causes
"the inescapable claims of truth [to] disappear."
This article will show that Modernism, that is the denial of truth,
also, leads to situation ethics or the denial of objective morality.
Francis's Amoris Laetitia goes against the above teachings of John Paul
II because of his apparent denial of truth which leads to his promoting
"situation ethics" which by name was condemned by Pope Pius XII in 1956.
(CatholicCitizens.org, "Pius XII's Condemnation of Situation Ethics:
'Accusations of rigidity first attack the adorable person of Christ,'"
Theologian Dr. E. Christian Brugger, writing on AL 305, gives a quick summary of the Pope's situation ethics:
the passage does not presume that the sinner is in invincible ignorance
or that the pastor supposes that. The passage supposes that people who
are objectively committing adultery can know they are 'in God’s grace',
and that their pastor can know it too... The pastor must help them
find peace in their situation, and assist them to receive “the Church’s
help”, which (note 351 makes clear) includes 'the help of the
should help them discern if their situation is acceptable, even if it
is 'objectively' sinful, so they can return to the sacraments."
Francis in Amoris Laetitia and at a Holy Thursday liturgy appeared to be promoting the heresy of situation ethics because he denies truth. Canon lawyer Fr. Gerald E. Murray, in The Catholic Thing, wrote at the Chrism Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Holy Thursday morning "Francis made a startling claim" when he called truth an idol:
"We must be careful
not to fall into the temptation of making idols of certain abstract
truths. They can be comfortable idols, always within easy reach; they
offer a certain prestige and power and are difficult to discern. Because
the “truth-idol” imitates, it dresses itself up in the
words of the Gospel, but does not let those words touch the heart. Much
worse, it distances ordinary people from the healing closeness of the
word and of the sacraments of Jesus."
Fr. Murray then defines truth as the Catholic Church and St. Thomas Aquinas teaches and shows that apparently Francis denies truth and makes "erroneous opinion into an idol":
is the conformity of mind and reality. The truth about God is
understood when we accurately grasp the nature and purpose of His
creation (natural theology), and when we believe in any supernatural
revelation He may make. Jesus told us that He is the Way, the Truth, and
the Life. All truths have their origin in the Truth who is God made
man. The Christian understands that the truth is a Person."
Pope Francis states that “the ‘truth-idol’ imitates, it dresses itself
up in the words of the Gospel, but does not let those words touch the
heart.” Is the Gospel obscured or falsified by truths taught by the
Magisterium of the Church – which are drawn from that Gospel?"
"If the truth could be an idol, then naturally any use of the Scriptures
to illustrate that particular truth would be a charade. But the truth
of God cannot be an idol because what God has made known to us is our
means of entering into His reality – the goal of our existence."
"Francis states that this 'truth-idolatry' in fact 'distances ordinary
people from the healing closeness of the word and of the sacraments of
"Here we have the interpretative key to what I think he is getting at. He is defending his decision in Amoris Laetitia to
allow some people who are living in adulterous unions to receive the
sacraments of penance and the Holy Eucharistic while intending to
continue to engage in adulterous relations."
"... The truth will set you free, it will not enslave you in error and
darkness. Those who seek to be healed by coming close to Christ in his
sacraments will only realize that goal by knowing and doing what Jesus
asks of them. To reject in practice his words about the permanence of
marriage and the obligation to avoid adultery, and then assert a right
to receive the sacraments risks making an erroneous opinion into an
Francis because of his apparent denial of truth appears to be denying
objective morality and intrinsically evil acts. Professor Claudio
Pierantoni, a Patristic Scholar of Medieval Philosophy at the University
of Chile and Member of JAHLF (John Paul II Academy for Human Life and
Family), said that Francis's Gaudete et Exsultate appears to deny "the existence of intrinsically evil acts" and is promoting "situation ethics":
"[T]he document is read within the context of the present controversies in the Church, especially that about Amoris Laetitia and
situation ethics, one gets the strong impression that many passages are
directly aimed at harshly rebuking all those people (cardinals,
scholars, journalists and simple laypeople writing on blogs) that have
opposed the papal agenda about giving Communion to the divorced and
remarried, Communion to Protestants, permitting contraception in certain
cases, too mild opposition or silence in the face of anti-family and
anti-life legislation (pro-abortion, pro-birth control pro-euthanasia
and pro same-sex marriage). In this sense, the document brings no
progress or clarity in any of the most controversial and anti-doctrinal
stances of Pope Francis. Quite to the contrary, it seems to represent
one more step towards giving a kind of official approval to situation
Why does Francis deny truth which has lead to his promoting situation ethics?
"Bergoglio’s fascination with polarities began in the 1960s, when he
first began exploring as a Jesuit via Gaston Fessard’s 1956 monumental
anti-Hegelian work on the dialectics of grace and freedom in St.
Ignatius of Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises. Fessard Francis tells Borghesi, 'gave me so many of the elements that later got mixed in.'”
Francis theological advisor Fr. Juan Carlos Scannone connects the final
dots of the close connection of Francis's thinking with Blondel's
teachings which explains why the Pope does not believe in truth and
promotes situation ethics:
"Between Blondel’s philosophy of action and Pope Francis’ pastoral action, there are significant coincidences,
probably because they both draw from the Spiritual Exercises of St.
Ignatius of Loyola. However, indirect links between the two should not
be excluded, for example, through the relationship between Gaston Fessard (strongly influenced by Blondel) and Miguel Ángel Fiorito, much appreciated by Bergoglio.
This article focuses first on the convergences regarding action; then
it compares the coincidences between the two authors regarding the
overcoming of social and existential conflicts. Finally, it studies the
parallelism between the «logic of love», nominated and applied by the
Pope, and the «logic of a moral life» by Blondel, focused on charity. (
La Civiltà Cattolica 2015 III / www.laciviltacattolica.it )" [https://m.facebook.com/civiltacattolica/photos/a.10150836993325245.745627.379688310244/10242607255245/?type=3]
Scannone connecting the Pope's thinking to Blondel is very important
because he is one of "Francis’ closest theological advisors" according
to an expert on Latin America and Francis's theology, Claudio Remeseira:
Theologian John Lamont explains what Blondel taught:
"The neomodernists, due to their historical perspectivism, did not think
that the theology and dogma of previous epochs could satisfy this
understanding, but they did not want to dismiss them as false. They
accordingly held that dogma was true, but that its truth could not be
understood in Aristotle's sense. Garrigou-Lagrange saw them as reviving
the philosopher Maurice Blondel's rejection of the traditional
definition of truth as bringing the mind into conformity with reality
('adaequatio rei et intellectus') in favour of an account of truth as
bringing thought into line with life ('adaequatio realis mentis et
vitae'). While this definition of truth was not explicitly stated by the
neomodernists, the importance of Blondel for their thought makes this
interpretation a plausible one; Bouillard, for example, wrote
extensively and approvingly on Blondel.12 What
they did explicitly assert was that the truth of past dogmatic
pronouncements does not consist in their being an accurate description
of reality, and that a theology that was not relevant to the present day
('actuel') was untrue." [https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/01/a-christmastide-gift-for-our-readers.html?m=1]
"Conscious of the challenge to the traditional Thomist theory of
knowledge that had been ushered in by modern philosophy, Blondel, for
example, sought to identify the practical level of human action as the
place where one might find a new apologetic for the Christian faith. In
his L’Action (1893), he analyses the dynamics of human action and
argues that the distance between what we desire and what we actually
realise in our actions indicates that what we truly desire lies always
beyond the particular object that we are momentarily fixed upon. This
transcendental horizon of desire draws the mind and heart towards God as
the only One who can satisfy truly our infinite longings. For Blondel,
it is this Augustinian unrest that leaves a trace of the divine in our
human experience. Such a turn to the interiority of human experience as
grounds for the proof of God’s existence is what is meant by immanentism
"Rather than pointing towards the historical existence of Jesus, the
factual occurrence of miracles and the fulfilment of earlier prophecies
for proof of God’s existence, the Blondelian schema holds that
justification for the faith is to be found by turning inwards to the
personal experience of the human subject. This turn to the subject is
characteristic of modern philosophy, from Descartes right up to the
Idealism of Kant and Hegel and beyond, and presented a major challenge
to the traditional Catholic apologetics of the time, which had been
constructed on the basis that external revelation could be taken for
granted. With this turn to the interior experience of the human subject,
more than simply philosophical questions were raised. If it were the
case that inner experience justified the faith, if each person was to
find the proof of God’s existence within their own life, then what would
be the basis for the teaching authority of the Church?" [https://www.thinkingfaith.org/articles/20090724_1.htm]
Finally, the great theologian and teacher of Pope John Paul II, Fr.
Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P., wrote about Blondel and why anyone who
was influenced by his teachings, directly or indirectly, would deny
truth, as apparently Francis is influenced according one of his closest
"One sees the danger of the new definition of
truth, no longer the adequation of intellect and reality
but the conformity of mind and life.™ When Maurice
Blondel in 1906 proposed this substitution, he did not
foresee all of the consequences for the faith. Would he
himself not be terrified, or at least very troubled?
What life" is meant in this definition of: "conformity
of mind and life"? It means human life. And so then,
how can one avoid the modernist definition: "Truth is
no more immutable than man himself inasmuch as it
is evolved with him, in him and through him. (Denz.
2058) One understands why Pius X said of the
modernists: "they pervert the eternal concept of truth. 11
(Denz. 2080) " [https://archive.org/stream/Garrigou-LagrangeEnglish/_Where%20is%20the%20New%20Theology%20Leading%20Us__%20-%20Garrigou-Lagrange%2C%20Reginald%2C%20O.P__djvu.txt]
for a moment of silence, ask Jesus Christ what He want you to do now and next.
In this silence remember God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost - Three Divine
Persons yet One God, has an ordered universe where you can know truth
and falsehood as well as never forget that He wants you to have eternal
happiness with Him as his son or daughter by grace. Make
this a practice. By doing this you are doing more good than reading
anything here or anywhere else on the Internet.
of the Church St. Francis de Sales totally confirmed beyond any doubt
the possibility of a heretical pope and what must be done by the Church
in such a situation:
"[T]he Pope... WHEN he is EXPLICITLY a heretic, he falls ipso facto from his dignity and out of the Church, and the Church MUST either deprive him, or, as some say, declare him deprived, of his Apostolic See."
(The Catholic Controversy, by St. Francis de Sales, Pages 305-306)
Saint Robert Bellarmine, also, said "the Pope heretic is not deposed ipso facto, but must be declared deposed by the Church."
- "If Francis is a Heretic, What should Canonically happen to him?": http://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2020/12/if-francis-is-heretic-what-should.html
- "Could Francis be a Antipope even though the Majority of Cardinals claim he is Pope?": http://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2019/03/could-francis-be-antipope-even-though.html
- LifeSiteNews, "Confusion explodes as Pope Francis throws magisterial
weight behind communion for adulterers," December 4, 2017:
The AAS guidelines explicitly allows "sexually active adulterous couples
facing 'complex circumstances' to 'access the sacraments of
Reconciliation and the Eucharist.'"
- On February 2018, in Rorate Caeli, Catholic theologian Dr. John Lamont:
"The AAS statement... establishes that Pope Francis in Amoris Laetitia
has affirmed propositions that are heretical in the strict sense."
- On December 2, 2017, Bishop Rene Gracida:
"Francis' heterodoxy is now official. He has published his letter to the
Argentina bishops in Acta Apostlica Series making those letters
Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church by the bishops by the grace of God.
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- Will US be Venezuela?: Ex-CIA
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Voting Machines to Ensure Victory as early as 2003": http://catholicmonitor.blogspot.com/2020/12/will-us-be-venezuela-ex-cia-official.html
Pray an Our Father now for the grace to know God's Will and to do it.