Conservative Roman Catholic theologians accuse pope of spreading heresy

Pope Francis arrives during the penitential celebration in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican

Pope Francis arrives during the penitential celebration in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican March 17, 2017.  The best way to demystify Catholicism and Christianity is to hear their internal debates and debates with the atheists

Source: Chicago Tribune

Several dozen tradition-minded Roman Catholic theologians, priests and academics have formally accused Pope Francis of spreading heresy with his 2016 opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics.

In a 25-page letter delivered to Francis last month and provided Saturday to The Associated Press, the 62 signatories issued a “filial correction” to the pope — a measure they said hadn’t been employed since the 14th century.

The letter accused Francis of propagating seven heretical positions concerning marriage, moral life and the sacraments with his 2016 document “The Joy of Love” and subsequent “acts, words and omissions.”

The initiative follows another formal act by four tradition-minded cardinals who wrote Francis last year asking him to clarify a series of questions, or “dubbia,” they had about his 2016 text.

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