Some of our churches official teachings are being reinterpreted by Pope Francis with the support of Cardinals and Bishops - those regarding communion for the remarried, and communion for practicing same-sex and cohabiting couples.There are dioceses around the world that are implementing these changes.The line has been drawn.
In order for you to make an informed decision as to what you believe and support; you need to become educated in the issues and arguments on both sides. To do this we suggest you follow at least one news source that views these changes as good for our church and one source that believes that the Tradition and Deposit of Faith cannot change.
THERE CANNOT BE ONE CATHOLIC CHURCH WHERE THERE EXISTS DIFFERENT SETS OF BELIEFS - ONE WILL BE THE TRUE CHURCH AND THE OTHER A FALSE CHURCH.
What you believe will determine your eternal salvation, for if you decide wrongly and decide against Christ you cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
ALL CATHOLICS NEED TO TAKE THIS VERY SERIOUSLY.
There are certain fundamental truths to our Catholic faith which are based on scripture - it is in the interpretation of scripture that is now being carefully looked at and being challenged.
We will help you with some foundation.This is taken from Dr. Feser’s site - edwardfeser.blogspot.ca/2015/11/papal-fallibility.html
The First Vatican Council emphasized:
“For the Holy Spirit was promised to the successors of Peter not so that they might, by his revelation, make known some new doctrine, but that, by his assistance, they might religiously guard and faithfully expound the revelation or deposit of faith transmitted by the apostles.”
The Second Vatican Council taught, in Dei Verbum, that the Church cannot teach contrary to Scripture:
“The living teaching office of the Church… is not above the word of God, but serves it, teaching only what has been handed on, listening to it devoutly, guarding it scrupulously and explaining it faithfully…”
Pope Benedict XVI put the point as follows, in a homily of May 7, 2005:
“The Pope is not an absolute monarch whose thoughts and desires are law. On the contrary: the Pope’s ministry is a guarantee of obedience to Christ and to his Word. He must not proclaim his own ideas, but rather constantly bind himself and the Church to obedience to God’s Word, in the face of every attempt to adapt it or water it down, and every form of opportunism…”
Some people think that Catholic teaching is that a pope is infallible not only when making ex cathedra declarations, but in everything he does and says. That is also simply not the case. Catholic doctrine allows that popes can make grave mistakes, even mistakes that touch on doctrinal matters in certain ways.
Papal teaching, then, including exercises of the extraordinary Magisterium, cannot contradict Scripture, Tradition, or previous binding papal teaching. Nor can it introduce utter novelties. Popes have authority only to preserve and interpret what they have received. They can draw out the implications of previous teaching or clarify it where it is ambiguous. They can make formally binding what was already informally taught. But they cannot reverse past teaching and they cannot make up new doctrines out of whole cloth.