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Theologian Dr. Lamont: Conservatives like Fr. Harrison in a "Cult-like" Defense of Francis are having to use a "Heterodox Interpretation of the Scriptures" that "Poses a Danger to the Faith"

Theologian Dr. John R. T. Lamont in the article "Lamont defends statement accusing Pope Francis of Eucharistic heresy, against Harrison & Fastiggi" shows that Francis conservatives like Fr. Brian Harrison are using a "heterodox interpretation of the Scriptures." This has lead conservatives like Fr. Harrison to have a "cult-like understanding of the Church" that shows a "determination to defend Pope Francis’s orthodoxy at all costs [which] poses a danger to the faith":

Was Fr. Harent inspired by some sort of prophetic vision in refuting the arguments of Fr. Harrison a century before they were made? The explanation for the coincidence betweem Fr. Harrison’s views and Fr. Harent’s refutations is more prosaic. Because Fr. Harrison was defending statements by Pope Francis that expressed a Protestant view of justification, he had to use Protestant interpretations of the Scripture that were already current, and already refuted by Catholics, long before Fr. Harent came to write his article on the faith. The same is true of Prof. Fastiggi, who also proposed this Protestamt exegesis. This is itself an indication of the Pope’s heterodoxy. If defending the Pope on this question leads even dedicated Catholic scholars to stray from the faith by adopting a heterodox interpretation of the Scriptures, then what is defended is pretty certainly heretical.

There is another, more general sense in which a determination to defend Pope Francis’s orthodoxy at all costs poses a danger to the faith. We are required by faith to accept papal teachings that are infallibly defined, and to believe in the power of the Pope to pronounce such teachings. This is itself a great and difficult act of faith. But the Catholic faith also requires that we accept the following teachings of Scripture:


Every Pope is a man and a sinner. Outside of their exercise of the infallible papal magisterium, these Scriptural warnings can apply to a Pope as much as to any person with teaching authority in the Church. Note that the above warnings do not apply to lay members of the Church. They are applied to prophets, to St. Paul’s fellow elders, to apostles—since St. Paul includes himself in these warnings—and to the angels themselves. Not that the angels in heaven are going to preach a false gospel; St. Paul mentions them because no teacher in the Church, even a Pope, is above the angels in heaven who see God face to face. If the possibility of an angel from heaven preaching a false gospel is per impossibile proposed by the apostle, it is to emphasise that bishops, apostles, and Popes can do so.

It is now apparent to every reasonable and well-informed Catholic that Pope Francis is one of the false prophets and ravenous wolves against which the Scriptures warn us. It is even unfair to him, in a way, to deny this. He might well ask himself ‘What more do I have to do to carry out my task of false prophet? How much harder do I have to work at it? Could I not rest from this labour a bit in my old age, and have people accept me for what I am?’

No one can deny that Pope Francis has made every effort to enable Catholics to carry out their duty of making acts of faith in the above Scriptural passages. Efforts to deny his meaning and intention by desperately twisting the words of his statements in order to preserve the fiction that he has not denied the Catholic faith are not motivated by a real concern for souls, or by the Catholic faith itself. They are products of a cult-like understanding of leadership and obedience that sees the Church as demanding the surrender of the intellect and will to her human leaders, and that undermines and destroys the faith rather than upholding it.[7]

What is now endangering the faith of Catholics is the failure of Catholic bishops to denounce Pope Francis as an enemy of the faith. That inclines them either to conclude that Francis is orthodox and his positions can be accepted – which means falling into heresy – or to conclude that the whole body of the Catholic clergy, which is refusing to speak out against the heresies of the Pope, is unfaithful to the teachings of Our Lord, and hence that the claims of the Catholic Church to be guided by the Holy Spirit are false. Why should the faithful be scandalised by the correction of Pope Francis's obvious errors, unless they adhere to a cult-like mentality that sees the merely human leadership of the Church as beyond criticism, error or sin? The fact is that bishops and priests rely on this cult-like obedience themselves for such authority as they still possess, and are not willing to undermine it. That explains the resounding silence of virtually all of those clerics who still believe.

An admission that Pope Francis is a heretic destroys this cult-like understanding of the Church. It requires the Catholic faithful to exercise their faith in the words of Our Lord on their own, without the instruction of their bishops, and even in the face of massive episcopal dishonesty, obfuscation, and evasion. The faithful are thereby helped to grasp that their belief in the ecclesiastical hierarchy and its teachings is based on their belief in Christ, rather than vice versa, and that their ultimate loyalty is to Christ alone. One may reasonably suppose that this is a purpose of Pope Francis’s papacy in the plans of Divine Providence. []

Pray an Our Father now in reparation for the sins of Francis's Amoris Laetitia.

Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church as well as the Triumph of the Kingdom of the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Stop for a moment of silence, ask Jesus Christ what He wants 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.

Francis Notes:

Doctor 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?":

- "Could Francis be a Antipope even though the Majority of Cardinals claim he is Pope?":

 -  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 magisterial documents."

Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church by the bishops by the grace of God.

Election Notes:  

- Intel Cryptanalyst-Mathematician on Biden Steal: "212Million Registered Voters & 66.2% Voting,140.344 M Voted...Trump got 74 M, that leaves only 66.344 M for Biden" []

- Will US be Venezuela?: Ex-CIA Official told Epoch Times "Chávez started to Focus on [Smartmatic] Voting Machines to Ensure Victory as early as 2003":

- Tucker Carlson's Conservatism Inc. Biden Steal Betrayal is explained by “One of the Greatest Columns ever Written" according to Rush:
A Hour which will Live in Infamy: 10:01pm November 3, 2020:
What is needed right now to save America from those who would destroy our God given rights is to pray at home or in church and if called to even go to outdoor prayer rallies in every town and city across the United States for God to pour out His grace on our country to save us from those who would use a Reichstag Fire-like incident to destroy our civil liberties. [Is the DC Capitol Incident Comparable to the Nazi Reichstag Fire Incident where the German People Lost their Civil Liberties? and Epoch Times Show Crossroads on Capitol Incident: "Anitfa 'Agent Provocateurs'":

Pray an Our Father now for the grace to know God's Will and to do it.
Pray an Our Father now for America.

Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church as well as the Triumph of the Kingdom of the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary


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