The Catholic Monitor & Aqua Debate Steven O’Reilly on Francis's Communion for Adulterers Teaching and if Francis is Definitely the Pope
Steven O'Reilly said…
You say: "If you don't agree with the "arguments, such as made by Cardinal Muller... [or] Dr. Fastiggio," which was brought up by you to support your ambiguity then who do you agree with that supports your ambiguity on Francis's Communion for adulterers teaching?"
There is no ambiguity regarding communion for adulterers. The source I cited was JP II in FC 84. Please reread what I said. I spoke how he said the Church does what it does because it 'professes its fidelity to Christ', implying, anything less or other is infidelity. The point I was trying to make is that while this has been the teaching, it has not been dogmatized...which I believe is necessary condition for a charge of FORMAL heresy (afterall isn't that what you were getting at with the follow up, repeated, dubia?). That's why I noted John XXII's case. He was in error with regarding what the Church had taught, but just not in a definitive manner.
As to Mueller, I clearly did not say I agree with him. I noted he does not think the AAS is an issue (along with Fastiggi). I said: "Personally, I think Muller has a hard go of it to prove his interpretation. So...I am not dismissive of Dr. Lamont's opinion here." The point being...there is disagreement among good folks on this...an authoritative judgment needs to be made here on the relevance of the AAS. I explicitly said Mueller's argument has a hard go of it...indicating my difficulties with it; something I did not note with Lamont's view.
The high level point was...the Church must review and decide. Not Fred. Not Steve.
So, I don't why you are looking for a cause to be argumentative or find controversy, especially where there is none.
I'm moving on. If you ever answer the first two Dubia...let me know.
The Catholic Monitor (CM) was honored to have the publisher of .RomaLocutaEst, Steven O’Reilly, who is a former intelligence officer visit its comment section in which he and the publisher of CM and a well known commenter Aqua as well as others discussed Francis's Communion for adulterers teachings and other subjects.
I gave him some Dubia questions and he gave me some Dubia questions which at some point I will answer in a future post. Below is the whole comment section threat: