Another disturbing development in the Pope Francis papacy.
Aside from St. John Paul II''s concerns about Fr. Arrupe's spiritual malfeasance, I know very little about Fr. Arrupe. But, it seems to me Catholics with long histories of condoning gay sex are rallying around the cause for his sainthood, so I'm extremely suspicious about what exactly is on the trajectory for beatification.
Beatifications are not infallible, so even if Pope Francis puts heresy on the fast track for beatification, I am assuming the episcopal see has enough faithful prelates to gum up the canonization.
I should think the 'cause' will be short-lived as it would be impossible to get beyond this phase:
Cebollada, who is responsible for overseeing the sainthood causes of Jesuits, told CNS that he has met with the judicial vicar of the Diocese of Rome to discuss the initial phase of gathering information regarding Arrupe’s life and works.
He also is tasked with collecting all of Arrupe’s writings, which will be studied by theological censors who will “testify whether or not there is anything against the faith or tradition of the Church.”IMHO, this is right up there with the daffy theologians who have been looking everywhere but infallible teaching to see if women can be ordained to the diaconate.
Last week, fur was flying when 'the Vatican' published an 'ecumenical declaration' written by a few episcopal apostates opining the Catholic Church may ordain women to the diaconate in the future.
Even should Pope Francis announces the Catholic Church can ordain women to the diaconate and does a victorious pirouette atop the obelisk in St. Peter's Square, it isn't going to happen.
The diaconate requires an ordination and Catholic teaching that women can and will never be ordained in the Catholic Church is infallible and irreversible. In the first place, even Pope Francis has confirmed he assents to the infallible teaching that only males can be ordained.
All the intemperate off-the-cuff sophomoric and bad theology our families and salvation have been burdened with during this papacy, none of it has crossed the lines of formal heresy.
Rising to the level of formal heresy would end a papacy. The devil knows the key to his success is longevity, so he will continue to use pride, cowardice and ineptitude to fracture Christ's people from the teachings of the Church without crossing over to formal heresy. Neither of the above initiatives survive such scrutiny. And the devil knows it.
I do think we will see many heretical and apostate initiatives get traction in the theological chaos imposed by Pope Francis. These initiatives will have the capacity to rob people of salvation, but the traction will never reach the goal line. The goal line isn't even on the devil's radar. When apostate and heretical initiatives start to threaten his longevity, he'll abandon them and start another one.
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