What's Next? "Beatifying" Manel Pousa?
Thomas A. Droleskey
What's Good For Manel Pousa is Good for Benedict XVI examined the case of Father Manel Pousa, a Spanish priest who is attached to the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism.
The point of the article was to demonstrate that anyone who participates in the killing of an innocent human being in his mother's womb, including those who pay for the baby's killing has committed an act that carries with it the automatic ban of excommunication. A juridical declaration issued by the ecclesiastical authority of the Catholic Church that there has been such an automatic excommunication is merely a finding of what the party in question has done to himself regardless of the juridical declaration, which is only an official, public declaration of the fact. The excommunication is automatic. A juridical declaration by an ecclesiastical official is merely a public statement of the matter, which is what the restored authority of the Catholic Church will declare the case to have been with the conciliar "popes," men whose words and deeds expelled themselves from the bosom of Holy Mother Church long before their apparent "elections" to the Throne of Saint Peter. In the meantime, of course, we do not suspend rationality by pretending that those who say and do things contrary to the teaching of the Catholic Church can remain as members in good standing within her, no less to hold ecclesiastical office legitimately.
Although there are plenty of dime store canon lawyers abounding on the internet, people who have never studied principles of canonical interpretation or of canon law in a formal classroom setting under those who have been trained in canon law themselves, one does not need to be such a dime store canon lawyer to recognize that certain actions signify that one has indeed expelled himself from the bosom of Holy Mother Church without any official declaration needing to be rendered. This is why so many Catholics all up and down and across the vast expanse of the ecclesiastical divide at this time were upset quite rightly by the honors paid to the unreconstructed supporter of baby-killing and perversity named Edward Moore Kennedy upon his death on August 25, 2009. It was evident that Kennedy had excommunicated himself (see
Another Victim of Americanism; Behold The Free Rein Given to Error; Behold The Free Rein Given to Error; Unfortunate Enough to Be A Baby; Unfortunate Enough to Be A Baby; Beacon of Social Justice?; Spotlight On The Ordinary; What's Good For Teddy Is Good For Benny; Sean O'Malley: Coward and Hypocrite: More Rationalizations and Distortions). It was also evident that the late Geraldine Anne Ferraro-Zaccaro had done so (see To Fall Into The Hands of the Living God and Just Another Ordinary Outrage Permitted by a Conciliar "Ordinary").
It was also evident that Father Manel Pousa had expelled himself from Holy Mother Church by paying for the executions of the babies of at least two women. Evident, that is, except to the apostates who run the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, men whose own words and actions expelled themselves from Holy Mother Church long ago. For it has been decided that Father Manel Pousa committed no ecclesiastical crime in paying for the execution of innocent babies in their mothers' wombs because it was his intention to prevent a "lesser evil," that is, to keep the women from going to an "unsafe" baby-killing as they were, Pousa claims, bound and determined to kill their babies with or without his financial assistance:
BARCELONA, April 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com)
- A Catholic priest who financed the abortion of two young girls in his
care will not be excommunicated nor otherwise punished, the Archdiocese
of Barcelona declared yesterday on behalf of Cardinal Archbishop Lluís
The archdiocese also claims that it has support for its decision from
the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which it says
ruled in favor of the priest in 2009.
Fr. Manel Pousa, who boasts that he has paid for abortions and has blessed homosexual unions, was tried last month to determine if he had earned an automatic or “latae sententiae” excommunication from the Catholic Church.
According to the law of the Church, canon 1398, anyone “who actually
procures an abortion incurs a latae sententiae (automatic)
excommunication.” Pope John Paul II added that “The excommunication
applies to all of those who commit this crime knowing the penalty,
including those accomplices without whose cooperation the crime would
not have been produced,” in his encyclical letter “The Gospel of Life,”
However, the tribunal assigned to examine the case concluded “with
the proper certainty” that “the aforesaid priest has not incurred the
penalty of excommunication latae sententiae established by canon 1398,
for not having been in agreement with the intention of procuring the
abortion and for not having a principal complicity in the abortions,
which were completely decided upon and brought about by two girls in a
very precarious economic situation,” according to the archdiocese.
Pousa claims that the girls whose abortions he financed, would have
killed their unborn children anyway, so he decided to “commit a lesser
evil to avoid another greater (evil)” and ensure that the abortion would
be done in safety. A similar argument is made by Planned Parenthood to
justify the legalization of abortion worldwide.
Moreover, the archdiocese goes on to reveal that the Pousa case had
already been brought before the Vatican’s Sacred Congregation for the
Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), led by Cardinal William Levada, in 2009.
Following his initial admission in 2008 that he had financed abortions,
the CDF ruled that “this dicastery, after having examined the responses
that have been sent, considers that the Rev. Pousa does not appear to
have incurred any canonical penalty” according to the archdiocese, which
points to the decision in order to justify its own.
In addition to his cooperation in abortions and homosexual unions,
Pousa endorses the creation of priestesses in the Catholic Church,
rejects clerical celibacy, and admits to having a girlfriend with whom
he claims to have a celibate relationship. However, Pousa has only been
charged for his cooperation in the killing of two unborn children, and
has now been acquitted twice. He characterizes those who criticize his
behavior as members of the “extreme right.”
According to the archdiocese, Cardinal Sistach “reiterates to Mn.
Pousa that his work which he does at the service of the poorest and most
marginalized of the society be done always in accordance with the
teaching of the Church, with its social doctrine, and respecting every
human life from its conception until its natural death.”
Pousa will continue to lead a Barcelona-area parish. (Priest who paid for young girls’ abortions acquitted by bishop.)
The moral reasoning, if you can all it such, used by the ecclesiastical tribunal in Barcelona was founded in the purely utilitarian, relativistic, amoral assertion that the "economic situation" facing the two girls is what motivated Manel Pousa to assist them financially to kill their preborn children is commit what he termed "a lesser evil to avoid another greater (evil)," namely, that the girls would resort to an "unsafe" baby-killer. This is, of course, the exact same kind of rationalization used by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI and his defenders in the conciliar structures to justify the use of certain form of prophylactic to "protect" oneself from the transmission of a certain disease while engaged in actions contrary, whether natural or perverse, to the binding precepts of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments (see If Them, Why Not Others?, Let the Olympic Games of Absurdity Begin!, Razing The Last Bastions, Nothing New Under Benedict's Sun,Words and Actions Without Consequences and Making a Mockery of Catholicism).
First, the commission of no sin is inevitable. Father Manel Pousa had the obligation to discharge the Spiritual Works of Mercy to these two women by imploring them not to kill their babies. He could have made it clear to them that he could not be an accessory to their crimes under any circumstances. He could have made it clear to them that no abortion, no matter where performed, is ever made "safe" for the child who is to be dismembered or burned or both. He could have discharged the Corporal Works of Mercy by promising to get the women financial assistance for them during their pregnancies and to see to it that the children were placed for adoption with believing Catholic parents who would tend to their spiritual welfare by training them in the true Faith.
Even if the women had refused such entreaties, Father Manel Pousa had a moral obligation before God to tell them that the crime of killing their children would be theirs alone if they ignored his counsel to avoid committing the sin of willful murder that cries out to Heaven for vengeance. God abandons sinners to their own devices when they are intent on the commission of premeditated sins. We can aid no one in the commission of any sin without sharing their guilt, which in this case is, in addition to expelling the very life of Sanctifying Grace from one's immortal soul (if such grace is present to begin with, of course), automatic excommunication from the Catholic Church.
Second, the 2009 finding of the conciliar Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith that Father Manel Pousa did not " appear to
have incurred any canonical penalty" for his participation in the crime of baby-killing is just par for the conciliar course under the relativist William "Cardinal" Levada, Ratzinger/Benedict's own hand-picked successor as the prefect of the congregation. William Levada is a quintessential Modernist, who held the conciliar line in the "doctrinal discussions" that were held between representatives of his congregation and those of the Society of Saint Pius X. How anyone in the Society of Saint Pius X could have believed otherwise about William Levada, who went to seminary along with the apostate likes of Roger Mahony and Tod Brown and George Niederauer, or his mentor and rabbi, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, is unfathomable in light of all that he has said and done over the years (see
Anathematized by His Own Words, No Need to be in Limbo Any Longer, Piracy, Conciliar Style, Red Carpet For A Modernist, Words Really Do Matter, Short And To The Catholic Point, and Surely He Jests).
No "canonical" penalty?
Sure, that's why there's no canonical penalty for any formerly Catholic university or college sponsoring pro-aborts to speak on their campuses and/or for providing funds to pro-abortion organizations (see New Report Exposes More Than 150 Catholic College Connections to Planned Parenthood) and why various "bishops" conferences of the conciliar church around the world can give their open support to pro-abortion organizations in the name of "helping the poor" or "empowering women" (see French bishops supporting two pro-abortion groups in Latin America).
No "canonical" penalty?
Then again, what penalty has been imposed upon Manel Pousa for supporting the ontological impossibility of ordaining women to the Holy Priesthood (admitting that not even men can be ordained to the priesthood of the Catholic Church by the use of rites of the counterfeit church of conciliarism in what is considered to be the Roman Rite)?
What penalty has been imposed upon "Archbishop" Robert Zollitsch even though he denied that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ died on the wood of the Holy Cross in atonement for our sins? This apostate, the president of the conciliar "bishops'" conference of Germany, has remained in perfectly "good standing" in the conciliar structures without a word of "papal" reproof for the blasphemous heresy he uttered on April 11, 2009, which was Holy Saturday that year? It has now been seven hundred forty-five days since Robert Zollitsch blasphemed Our Lord by saying what he did without any word of correction from his fellow countryman, Ratzinger/Benedict.
What penalty will be imposed upon Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M., Cap., for preaching, yes, in the Basilica of Saint Peter on Good Friday, April 22, 2011, i the presence of Ratzinger/Benedict himself, "The Holy Spirit – says a text of Vatican II – offers to all the
possibility of being made partners, in a way known to God, in the
paschal mystery," thus insinuating yet again the heresy of "universal salvation" into an alleged "papal" ceremony? Ah, why would Ratzinger/Benedict want to impose any penalty upon Cantalamessa when all he is doing is to repeat what he himself believes? (For a review of Father Cantalamessa's past Good Friday outrages, see Say What, Father Cantalamessa?, No Ambiguity Here, Conciliar Confusion, Catholic Zeal For Souls, Ever Endeavoring to Make Judas Seem Admirable, Surely He Jests, Resurrexi et Adhuc Tecum Sum, Alleluia!. and, among others, With the "Pope's" Full Approval).
What's next? Seeking to 'beatify" Father Manel Pousa after he dies because he was "committed to the poor"?
As I try to keep reiterating to the ever-dwindling readership of this website, men who can blaspheme God by publicly esteeming the symbols of false religions and praising the nonexistent ability of such religions to "contribute" to a better world and entering into places of false worship, going to far as to term as "sacred" both in word and in deed as they treat with respect the "clergy" of non-Catholic religions as though they have a mission from God to save and to serve souls, thereby violating openly and flagrantly the binding precepts of the First and Second Commandments, can also quite easily justify the crimes committed by the likes of Father Manel Pousa, who is so devoted to the "poor" that he will give them the means to kill their own babies as they murder their own souls in the process.
Once again, good readers, none of this can come from the Catholic Church. Not one little bit of it;
These firings, therefore, with all diligence and care having been formulated by us, we
define that it be permitted to no one to bring forward, or to write, or
to compose, or to think, or to teach a different faith. Whosoever shall
presume to compose a different faith, or to propose, or teach, or hand
to those wishing to be converted to the knowledge of the truth, from the
Gentiles or Jews, or from any heresy, any different Creed; or to
introduce a new voice or invention of speech to subvert these things
which now have been determined by us, all these, if they be Bishops or
clerics let them be deposed, the Bishops from the Episcopate, the
clerics from the clergy; but if they be monks or laymen: let them be
anathematized. (Sixth Ecumenical: Constantinople III).
As for the rest, We greatly deplore the fact that, where the
ravings of human reason extend, there is somebody who studies new things
and strives to know more than is necessary, against the advice of the
apostle. There you will find someone who is overconfident in seeking the
truth outside the Catholic Church, in which it can be found
without even a light tarnish of error. Therefore, the Church is called,
and is indeed, a pillar and foundation of truth. You correctly
understand, venerable brothers, that We speak here also of that
erroneous philosophical system which was recently brought in and is
clearly to be condemned. This system, which comes from the contemptible
and unrestrained desire for innovation, does not seek truth where it
stands in the received and holy apostolic inheritance. Rather,
other empty doctrines, futile and uncertain doctrines not approved by
the Church, are adopted. Only the most conceited men wrongly think that
these teachings can sustain and support that truth.
The Church, founded on these principles and mindful
of her office, has done nothing with greater zeal and endeavour than she
has displayed in guarding the integrity of the faith. Hence she
regarded as rebels and expelled from the ranks of her children all who held beliefs on any point of doctrine different from her own. The Arians, the Montanists, the Novatians, the Quartodecimans, the Eutychians, did
not certainly reject all Catholic doctrine: they abandoned only a
certain portion of it. Still who does not know that they were declared
heretics and banished from the bosom of the Church? In like
manner were condemned all authors of heretical tenets who followed them
in subsequent ages. "There can be nothing more dangerous than
those heretics who admit nearly the whole cycle of doctrine, and yet by
one word, as with a drop of poison, infect the real and simple faith
taught by our Lord and handed down by Apostolic tradition" (Auctor Tract. de Fide Orthodoxa contra Arianos).
The practice of the Church has always been the same, as
is shown by the unanimous teaching of the Fathers, who were wont to
hold as outside Catholic communion, and alien to the Church, whoever
would recede in the least degree from any point of doctrine proposed by
her authoritative Magisterium. Epiphanius, Augustine, Theodore
:, drew up a long list of the heresies of their times. St. Augustine
notes that other heresies may spring up, to a single one of which,
should any one give his assent, he is by the very fact cut off from
Catholic unity. "No one who merely disbelieves in all (these heresies)
can for that reason regard himself as a Catholic or call himself one. For
there may be or may arise some other heresies, which are not set out in
this work of ours, and, if any one holds to one single one of these he
is not a Catholic" (S. Augustinus, De Haeresibus, n. 88). (Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum, June 29, 1896.)
Just as Christianity cannot penetrate into the soul without making it
better, so it cannot enter into public life without establishing order.
With the idea of a God Who governs all, Who is infinitely wise, good,
and just, the idea of duty seizes upon the consciences of men. It
assuages sorrow, it calms hatred, it engenders heroes. If it has
transformed pagan society--and that transformation was a veritable
resurrection--for barbarism disappeared in proportion as Christianity
extended its sway, so, after the terrible shocks which unbelief has
given to the world in our days, it will be able to put that world again
on the true road, and bring back to order the states and peoples of
modern times. But the return of Christianity will not be efficacious and
complete if it does not restore the world to a sincere love of the one
Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. In the Catholic Church Christianity
is Incarnate. It identifies itself with that perfect, spiritual, and, in
its own order, sovereign society, which is the Mystical Body of Jesus
Christ and which has for Its visible head the Roman Pontiff, successor
of the Prince of the Apostles. It is the continuation of the mission of
the Savior, the daughter and the heiress of His Redemption. It has
preached the Gospel, and has defended it at the price of its blood, and
strong in the Divine assistance and of that immortality which has been
promised it, it makes no terms with error but remains faithful
to the commands which It has received, to carry the doctrine of Jesus
Christ to the uttermost limits of the world and to the end of time, and
to protect it in its inviolable integrity. Legitimate dispenser
of the teachings of the Gospel It does not reveal itself only as the
consoler and Redeemer of souls, but It is still more the internal source
of justice and charity, and the propagator as well as the guardian of
true liberty, and of that equality which alone is possible here below.
In applying the doctrine of its Divine Founder, It maintains a wise
equilibrium and marks the true limits between the rights and privileges
of society. The equality which it proclaims does not destroy the
distinction between the different social classes It keeps them intact,
as nature itself demands, in order to oppose the anarchy of reason
emancipated from Faith, and abandoned to its own devices. The liberty
which it gives in no wise conflicts with the rights of truth, because
those rights are superior to the demands of liberty. Not does it
infringe upon the rights of justice, because those rights are superior
to the claims of mere numbers or power. Nor does it assail the rights of
God because they are superior to the rights of humanity. (Pope Leo
XIII, A Review of His Pontificate, March 19, 1902.)
They [the Modernists] exercise all their ingenuity
in an effort to weaken the force and falsify the character of tradition,
so as to rob it of all its weight and authority. But for
Catholics nothing will remove the authority of the second Council of
Nicea, where it condemns those "who dare, after the impious fashion of
heretics, to deride the ecclesiastical traditions, to invent novelties
of some kind...or endeavor by malice or craft to overthrow any one of
the legitimate traditions of the Catholic Church"; nor that of the declaration of the fourth Council of Constantinople: "We
therefore profess to preserve and guard the rules bequeathed to the
Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, by the Holy and most illustrious
Apostles, by the orthodox Councils, both general and local, and by
everyone of those divine interpreters, the Fathers and Doctors of the
Church." Wherefore the Roman Pontiffs, Pius IV and Pius IX,
ordered the insertion in the profession of faith of the following
declaration: "I most firmly admit and embrace the apostolic and
ecclesiastical traditions and other observances and constitutions of the
Church.'' (Pope Saint Pius X, Pascendi Dominci Gregis, September 8, 1907.)
For the teaching authority of the Church, which in the divine wisdom was constituted on earth in order that
revealed doctrines might remain intact for ever, and that they might be
brought with ease and security to the knowledge of men, and which is
daily exercised through the Roman Pontiff and the Bishops who are in
communion with him, has also the office of defining, when it sees fit,
any truth with solemn rites and decrees, whenever this is necessary
either to oppose the errors or the attacks of heretics, or more clearly
and in greater detail to stamp the minds of the faithful with the
articles of sacred doctrine which have been explained. (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)
We must make our own these words of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, whose feast this year was suppressed because it fell on Easter Sunday two days ago now:
"I came to extirpate heresy, not to embrace it."
The false doctrines and the false worship and the false pastoral praxis, much of which often defies what little of a corrupted version of Catholicism that remains in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, enable the likes of Father Manel Pousa and pro-abort politicians worldwide to remain in perfectly "good standing" in what most people think is, albeit falsely, the Catholic Church but is in fact her counterfeit ape.
Those who believe that they are "fighting for the Church" in the conciliar structures are as deluded as have been "Anglo-Catholics" who remained in the false Anglican sect thinking that they were "fighting for the Faith." It is impossible for the Catholic Church to give us any liturgy that is an incentive to impiety. It is impossible for the Catholic Church to give us any teaching that is tarnished by the slightest taint of error. Catholics cannot fear losing contact with their relatives or being thought of by others as being "outside the Church" for recognizing these truths and distancing themselves from those who offend God and deceive souls. It matters not that a lot of elderly true priests in the conciliar structures do not see these truths for themselves. Truth stands on its own and does not depend for its validity upon who accepts it or who rejects it. And the plain truth is that the counterfeit church of conciliarism is not the Catholic Church.
We must continue to pray and to live penitentially, especially in this penitential season of Lent, as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, and we must not look for results as we do so, content only with the fact that we are attempting to make some small bit of reparation for how our sins have wounded Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ once in time and how they have wounded His Church Militant on earth today.
We do not know when the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will take place. We must, however, remain faithful to our lives of daily Mass, Eucharist piety, True Devotion to Mary by means of Total Consecration, devotion to Saint Joseph and the other saints, home enthronement to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, frequent Confession, worthy receptions of Holy Communion, and a desire to be more and more detached from the world in order to store up at least a bit of treasure in Heaven so that the Divine Bridegroom will find us awake with our lanterns lit at the moment of our Particular Judgments.
Pope Saint Pius X, for example, made no concessions to Modernism or to the Modernists. Neither should we as we cling to our true bishops and our true priests in the Catholic catacombs who carry on the warfare against Modernism that was waged by Pope Saint Pius X with great fortitude and zeal. Heaven awaits the souls of the just who remain faithful to the point of their dying breaths as they invoke Our Lady in the Ave Maria to pray them "nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae."
Isn't it worth the effort to suffer a little bit, yes, even from one's family and friends and former acquaintances, now for eternal glory later?
Alleluia! Christ is Risen as He said!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon.
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?.
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church and Protector of the Faithful, pray for us.
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
Saint Patrick, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints
Regina Caeli (to be prayed at 6:00 a.m., Noon, 6:00 p.m. during Paschaltide)
Queen of Heaven
V. Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
R. For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia.
V. Has risen, as he said, alleluia.
R. Pray for us to God, alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.
Let us pray. O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of
Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the
intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of
everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
V. Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia.
R. Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia.
V. Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia.
R. Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.
V. Gaude et laetare, Virgo Maria, alleluia.
R. Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.
Oremus. Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii tui, Domini nostri Iesu Christi, mundum
laetificare dignatus es: praesta, quaesumus; ut per eius Genetricem Virginem Mariam,
perpetuae capiamus gaudia vitae. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.