Death Penalty: Heretical Francis Claims That A Moral Teaching Can Turn Into Its Opposite

The death penalty is “unacceptable and immoral”, Pope Francis told the International Union of Superiors General on May 10.

This statement is wrong because death penalty was [in principle] accepted, defended and taught as morally licit throughout Church history.

Francis used the subterfuge that this was "different 50 years ago" but "there has been a better understanding of morality." This is untrue as no new convincing arguments have emerged in this regard.

Therefore Francis contradicts every single Church document on death penalty up to his pontificate.

His claim implies that time or circumstances can change objective truths and - beyond death penalty - creates a precedent to "change" out of the blue any other moral [or dogmatic] teaching.


and how is this not formal heresy?
Stick with tradition according to the principle: “If the traditional teaching is ancient, unambiguous, and explicitly intended to clarify doctrine."

Francis’ point is very recent, unclear and wants to revise doctrine.
God send us a Catholic Peter
MyDesteany likes this.
He really needs to confine his comments to subjects for which he has competency. Sad to say his moral compass is way off. and one more user like this. likes this.
Jim Dorchak likes this.
I don't think there are any subjects for which he has competency.
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The death penalty is coming to the world because God will chastise!!! likes this.