There is yet more evidence that the Bergoglio/Kasper agenda is proceeding apace with its plans to irreversibly change the doctrine and practice of the Church on marriage and the Holy Eucharist.
Sandro Magister has published a paper by that wretched man, Guido Innocenzo Gargano, a Camaldolese monk, former prior of the Roman monastery of San Gregorio al Celio, professor at the Pontifical Biblical Institute and the Pontifical Urbaniana University. In it, Gargano uses the typical modernist sophisms in an attempt to convince us that if Jesus were a synod Father, He would grant divorce “for hardness of heart” as Moses did, for Jesus said, “I have not come to abolish the law [of Moses] but to fulfill it.”
Magister praises Gargano’s essay as brilliant and describes him as a “famous biblicist and patrologist”, but in his attempts to subvert the clear and equivocal word of God, he seems more like a run-of-the-mill modernist revolutionary, bent on corrupting the faith of Catholics.
Gargano states that when Jesus was asked, “Is it licit or illicit?”, regarding a man divorcing his wife, “Jesus responds serenely, according to the gospel of Matthew: “What is written in the book of Genesis?” From this point, Gargano proceeds by tortuous reasoning which eventually arranges to conclude that:
“One should therefore be able to conclude that Moses realized that the arrival point that was obviously willed by God at the beginning of the world, according to the tradition recorded by the book of Genesis, was not so easy to reach; and on account of the respect, willed by God himself, for the free choice of man, he decided to propose, not without the acquiescence of God, a progressive approach to that ideal! And what would prevent one from concluding that Jesus also took the same approach as Moses in responding to the interlocutors of whom the gospel according to Matthew speaks?”
“If what the letter of the Mosaic law declares, with all that should be systematically sought in it as “spiritus,” is an orientation of life in which what is involved is eternal life and possible happiness on earth, it is absolutely important to take it seriously. But this also means: not to abolish the law of Moses in favor of who knows what perfectionistic identity, but rather to trust it, accepting its intrinsic wisdom even when it “condescends” to our “hardness of heart.”
Notice the typical statement affirming a truth, i.e., it is important to take it seriously, immediately followed by the modernist “but”, with which they urge us not to seek “perfectionistic identity”, which is yet another derogatory term for those who obey God’s law.
“One must therefore proceed to trust in Moses, just as Jesus did, and not decide to abolish his guidelines entirely. Jesus did not come to abolish Moses, but to favor his fulfillment. In fact his Law is not unbending, it is not perfectionistic, but dynamic. And if this goes for the beatitudes, it is absolutely a given that it should also go for every other teaching of Jesus documented by the New Testament.”
Here again, the derogatory “perfectionistic” vs. the “dynamic”. But this time, Gargano goes further, stating that, “it is absolutely a given that it should also go for every other teaching of Jesus documented by the New Testament.” This is important, for it reveals the intention to corrupt every teaching of Jesus with this same “dynamic” interpretation.
In Matthew 3, 31- 32, Jesus tells us, “And it hath been said, whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a bill of divorce. But I say to you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, excepting for the cause of fornication, maketh her to commit adultery: and he that shall marry her that is put away, committeth adultery.” Notice Our Lord’s language, “It has been said” and then, “But I say to you”. Thus, He is far from mitigating the Mosaic Law. This is because under the Mosaic Law the faithful did not have the source of supernatural grace which is present through the sacraments of the New Covenant. WE have sanctifying grace available to us in abundance! Of those who have been given much, much will be required.
Also, Matthew 19, 3-9,
“And there came to Him the Pharisees tempting Him, and saying: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? Who answering, said to them: “Have ye not read, that He who made man from the beginning, Made them male and female? And He said: For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be in one flesh.
“Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.” They say to Him: Why then did Moses command to give a bill of divorce, and to put away? He saith to them: Because Moses by reason of the hardness of your heart permitted you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. And I say to you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and he that shall marry her that is put away, committeth adultery.”
That is a very clear statement by Our Lord Jesus Christ. Who could deny it or seek to twist it? Who are the Pharisees here?
Father Gargano, like St. Peter Damien is a Camaldolese Benedictine. That is apparently the end of their similarity, as St. Peter Damien was the author of the Book of Gomorrah.
Pray the Rosary daily to confound the devil and the Kasper agenda.
Our Lady of Fatima, bless our holy priests and strengthen them!