Charles J. Scicluna, the Archbishop of Malta is making quite a name for himself. The one praised by Pope Francis for his approach to Amoris Laetitia is now claiming that the Church, “has softened” its teachings on sex, marriage and contraception.
Are there any Catholics left in Malta?
The Church’s teachings on contraception, though always tied to the tenet of sex belonging within the marriage, had softened in the past few years, as long as no life was lost in the process, Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna said on Thursday.
In a recorded interview on Xtra on TVM, the archbishop told Saviour Balzan that he was not condoning contraception at large.
“One must remember that the Church always placed the argument in the context of marriage, and it holds on to the tenet of sex belonging within the marriage,” he said.
“What we are saying is that if you have to use a contraceptive, make sure it is not one that kills life.”
With regards to the morning-after pill, Scicluna said that the Church was requesting that anyone asking for the morning-after pill be informed of its functions and effects.
“We must also make a clear distinction between abortive products and contraceptive pills,” he said. “But it is not my role to identify which brand of pill is good and which isn’t, because the role of the archbishop is not to replace science.”
The discussion on the morning-after pill and other ethical issues continued in the studio with Dr Miriam Sciberras of the Life Network Foundation Malta, insisting that the debate on the pill within the parliamentary committee had not been “neutral” and that the committee and the public had been misled.
“The Medicines Authority should have made its decision based on the committee, but – in fact – it didn’t, it ignored it,” she said. “You cannot ignore a report that is binding to act according to the law.”
Sciberras said she had met a lot of people in the past six years who had had an abortion, or were born out of rape or incest.
“These people and their experiences helped me add a human perspective to the values and beliefs I had embraced,” she said.
She said she could not accept arguments put forward by women who had an abortion, with regards to the pain and suffering they went through, because she always kept in focus the unborn life that is cut short in the procedure.
Sciberras insisted her beliefs were not solely down to a matter of religion.
“My faith does help boost my conviction in the sanctity of life, and I believe that every life has the right to be protected,” she said.
Pope Francis has thrown his lot in with the MaltaBoyz who have betrayed Jesus and the Catholic Faith and threatened their priests who might try to remain faithful.
Don’t these two episcopal ninnies remind you of this pair?
Edward Pentin reports that the Pope “thanks” Bishop Frick and Bishop Frack for their Amoris Laetitia guidelines.
The Pope says noting about the threats made to the priests by these two clowns and their betrayal of Christ.
I guess the Pope is really a heretic.
Pope Francis Thanks Maltese Bishops for ‘Amoris Laetitia’ GuidelinesGratitude sent through a letter from Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops.
On behalf of Pope Francis, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri has reportedly sent a letter to Malta’s bishops to thank them for their guidelines on applying the controversial Chapter 8 of the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love).
The Maltese website Newsbook reported April 5 that the secretary general of the Synod of Bishops sent the letter of gratitude to co-signatories of the guidelines, Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta and Bishop Mario Grech of Gozo, but did not give any further details.
A few months back, Edward Pentin reported on a climate of fear in Rome.
Recently, we have read that the NaziChurch in Germany has even gone to court to prevent Kath.net from reporting on millions of Swiss Francs and the Knights of Malta. We`ve seen bloggers sued and priests silenced and now even perhaps a false flag, fifth column blog in Italy that has zoomed in global readership. Conversations are eavesdropped on through bugs and cell phone interception. Informants report daily information and priests, as recently the case in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, are disciplined and removed. Private conversations in Rome are overheard and the clerics called before the great Peronist Pope and rebuked, for they have offended the great Bergoglio.
The Church of Christ has been taken over by evil men who do not believe in Him as God. At best, these men are deists, but most likely, they are Satanists, or have at least, compromised themselves so much that he has possessed them.
Steve Skojec featured on his old blog, and during the election anniversary of Pope Francis on OnePeterFive wrote about, his reaction on the election of Pope Francis. It was startling to read the comments from hundreds of others who had similar feelings of unease and spiritual insight, physical reactions and literal fear as the Pimpernel.
Remember though, Jesus Christ has already won.
Your job is to do your part in the battle and to remain faithful to Him.
Maike Hickson at OnePeterFive is reporting that the Pope has decided who should write the Meditations for the Good Friday Stations of the Cross in Rome.
Pope Francis Asks Defender of the “Remarried” Divorcees to Write the Good Friday Meditations
Yesterday, 31 March, it became widely known that Pope Francis has chosen Anne-Marie Pelletier, a French Professor of hermeneutics and biblical exegesis, to write the meditations for the Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum on Good Friday which will be read by the pope himself. The author of this year’s Via Crucis Meditations was the first woman to receive, in 2014, the Ratzinger Prize which was established in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI, and with the help of his own monetary donation. Pelletier is not the first woman, however, to have been asked by a pope to write the Via Crucis Meditations; she is the fourth woman to have been asked to do so, after Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI had appointed already three other women for that task.
However, what is yet more significant is that Professor Pelletier is an ardent progressive defender of the “remarried” divorcees, and thus of the habit (or acts) of adultery. She had participated in the highly controversial May 2015 Day of Study at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome organized by the German, French, and Swiss Bishops’ Conferences. This conference — whose talks have been subsequently published — prepared the way for the 2015 Synod on the Family and presented, among other themes, liberalizing ideas with regard to the “remarried” divorcees and homosexuality.
And Jesus wept.