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Thursday, October 05, 2017

Authors of Correctio accused of dirty campaigning and in need of re-education

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The Salzburg theologian, Professor Dietmar Winkler spoke up with a sharp criticism of the "filial correction", which some theologians and bishops have addressed to Pope Francis. The signatories of the "Correctio", published in several languages ​​on the Internet at the end of September, accuse the Pope of representing "heretical points of view on marriage, morals and the doctrine of the Sacraments" in his letter "Amoris laetitia" in either "direct or indirect ways". The nature of criticism reminded him very much of a "dirty campaigning" that the criticism of the pope could not be justified either, Winkler said on Tuesday at the opening of the new study year at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Salzburg.
(Cathcon: this a reference to the Austrian election campaign in the which the Socialist campaign manager has had to resign for dirty campaigning)


In terms of content, the "Correctio" is unacceptable since it "completely passes by the contemporary church and social reality," Winkler underlined. To this extent, the criticism of the Pope shows that, despite theological training and study, theological thinking and reflection even up to the level of cardinal can not be achieved by everyone", the Correctio is a "good example of a lack of hermeneutics" (Cathcon: it means "interpretation"; the Church is about truth not interpretation) and a sign that "some in our (Cathcon: no-one owns the Church) Church cannot cope with the pluralisation of real-life environments."

Winkler provided the essence of what he was saying, "One would actually have to send the signers back to study or they will remain dependent on the anti-modernism and ultra-montanism of the 19th century, but without sympathy for the Pope,"

The letter critical of the Pope, "Correctio Filalis de haeresibus propagatis" (A filial correction concerning the propagation of heresies) had diffused mainly through traditionalist blogs at the end of September. It is said that the Pope, through his document "Amoris laetitia" and other statements, has adopted heretical positions on marriage, morals and the reception of the Sacraments. At fault are the influence of modernism which relativise moral truths, as well as the influence of the "heretic" Martin Luther on the thinking of Francis.

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