Priest to Pope Francis: I accuse you of heresy and humbly plead that you correct your ways
As for the people I accuse, I do not know them, I have never seen them, I have no grudge or hatred against them. And the action I am taking here is merely a public means of hastening the explosion of truth and justice.
Father Jesusmary Missigbètò
Thu Jul 20, 2023 – 12:06 pm EDT
Editor’s note: The following is an open letter by Father Jesusmary Missigbètò, an Opus Dei priest suspended in March of 2021 after criticizing Pope Francis’s support of civil unions of homosexual couples the previous November and asking him to correct his position or resign. His previous writings can be viewed here.
(LifeSiteNews) — Would you allow me, in my love for Jesus (Eternal Truth of the Father), for the Church and for you, to write this open letter to draw your attention, once again, to the fact that you have not yet corrected the errors and heresies of your magisterium that have changed Christian morality and doctrine through relativism and situational ethics (cf. Code of Canon Law 751; Robert Spaemann, interview of 29 April 2016 with Anian Christoph Wimmer of Catholic News Agency)?
Sincerely, we should be grateful to you because your pontificate has drawn attention to the place of the heart and tenderness in relations with one’s neighbor, the care of the poor and marginalized, the mercy and understanding of pastors towards sinners, etc…
We should also mention the beautiful pages of encyclicals, exhortations, letters and homilies that contain precious texts such as the passage from Amoris laetitia on St. Paul’s hymn to charity.
Pope St. John Paul II taught us to pray with the soul. Pope Benedict XVI taught us to think with our heads. And Pope Francis wanted to teach us to love with the heart. Has he succeeded? No.
In reality, since 2016, various errors have appeared in the official teaching of the Church and have created a crisis of confidence of the Catholic faithful in you, because to truly love God and their neighbor, their hearts need the truth as the light of intelligence and prayer as the nourishment of the soul. Are you aware of your errors? If the answer is NO, is there not a lack of humility on your part in listening to the filial correction (cf. Galatians 2:11-14; Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica II-II, q.33, a.4 ) of many sons of the Church (bishops, priests, university professors and experts in theology and morals) who have drawn your attention to these various errors (cf. Open Letter to the College of Cardinals, July 2016, 45 signatories; Filial Correction to Pope Francis, July 2017, 62 signatories; Open Letter to Bishops, April 2019, 20 signatories; my filial correction, 29 June 2023)?
If the answer is YES, why do you refuse to correct errors that urgently need to be corrected to prevent the Catholic faithful from committing seriously immoral acts? With this letter, I am not calling on the Christian people to rise up, but on the Christian pope to rise up in humility…
On 19 March 2016, on the subject of remarried divorcees, you stated that “in such situations, many people, knowing and accepting the possibility of living ‘as brothers and sisters’ which the Church offers them, point out that if certain expressions of intimacy are lacking, ‘it often happens that faithfulness is endangered and the good of the children suffers’” (Amoris laetitia note 329).
On 5 September 2016, with the bishops of the Pastoral Region of Buenos Aires, you affirmed that “the commitment to live in continence can be proposed. Amoris laetitia does not ignore the difficulties of this option… the mentioned option may not, in fact, be feasible.”
On 5 June 2017, you ordered that these three sentences be published as “Magisterium authenticum” (Acta Apostolicae Sedis 108; pp. 1071-1074; www.vatican.va/archive/aas/documents/2016/acta-ottobre2016.pdf).
Since when has a pope affirmed that the virtue of chastity is an option and present fidelity and the good of children as excuses for committing adultery or fornication, acts that are intrinsically and morally evil? Never! You have thus allowed certain Catholics to receive the Holy Eucharist without repenting of their serious sins. You have fallen into three heresies: rejection of the universality of the sixth commandment (cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church 1956, 1958); rejection of the absolute character of the sixth commandment (cf. Exodus 20:14; Mark 10:11-12); rejection of the resolution to struggle to avoid sin, which is an absolutely necessary condition for receiving the Sacrament of Confession (cf. Council of Trent, Doctrine on the Sacrament of Penance, 14th session, 25 November 1551, DS 1676 and 1678; Catechismo di San Pio X, Della Dottrina Cristiana, Parte IV, 731; Catechism of the Catholic Church 1451; Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church 303; John Paul II, Familiaris consortio 84; Document of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 14 September 1994; Tradimento della sana dottrina attraverso “Amoris laetitia”, Tullio Rotondo, March 2022; my 2nd open letter).
On 10 December 2018, together with Cardinal Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer SJ (Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) and Archbishop Giacomo Morandi (Secretary), you authorized hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) on the pretext of the agreement of medical experts who would ensure that no future pregnancy could come to term. Since when has a pope accepted such a practice? Never! As the state of the uterus poses no present or future danger to the woman’s health, you have allowed direct sterilization, an intrinsically and morally evil act (cf. Humanae vitae 14; Document of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 31 July 1993), now taught in Catholic universities and practiced in Catholic hospitals. It is also the first anti-natalist measure of the Catholic Church and the first error of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (cf. my 3rd open letter). You have fallen into a heresy: rejection of the divine law on procreation (cf. Genesis 1:28; 38:9-10).
Exposed: Vatican and Covid-19.
On 4 February 2019, in the United Arab Emirates, you and Ahmed el-Tayeb, Imam of Al-Azhar, signed a declaration on human brotherhood containing the following sentence: “The pluralism and the diversity of religions, color, gender, race and language are a wise divine will, by which God created human beings.” This sentence confuses God’s permission with God’s will. To say that God has permitted the existence of a diversity of religions is true because God respects human freedom even when it errs by creating a religion that is not the one God intended. However, it is not true to say that God has willed that there should be a diversity of religions.
In fact, some religions practice evil, for example idolatry or sacred prostitution. But God cannot will evil. Since when has a pope made such a statement? Never! You have thus accepted a religious relativism that puts all religions on the same level and denies the specificity of Christianity as the supreme religion willed by God (there is no salvation apart from Jesus Christ). This is why you have taken part in the idolatry of three pagan ceremonies (4 October 2019 with the Pachamama, 25 and 27 July 2022 with the autochtones of Canada), an intrinsically and morally evil act (cf. my 5th open letter). You have fallen into two heresies: rejection of the goodness of God’s will (cf. Genesis 1:31); rejection of the uniqueness of Christ’s saving mission (cf. John 14:6; Dominus Iesus 13).
On 21 October 2020, in the international documentary Francesco (available on Discovery+ Channel from 28 March 2021), you publicly called for homosexual civil cohabitation laws, saying: “What we have to do is a civil coexistence law; they have the right to be covered legally. I defended this.” You agreed to this documentary being made by your friend Evgeny Afineevsky, a militant homosexual who in 2009 made a film promoting homosexuality (Oy Vey! My son is gay!).
On 15 September 2021, 5 February 2023 and 10-11 March 2023, you called for these same laws on the pretext of the legal sharing of socio-economic benefits. Since when has a pope acted in this way, asking humanity to adopt homosexual cohabitation laws? Never! You have thus committed the most publicized papal error and “a gravely immoral” act (Document of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 3 June 2003), by authorizing an intrinsically evil sexual cohabitation.
In fact, you have eliminated three important aspects concerning homosexuals. The first is the distinction between “cohabitation laws” and “protection laws.”
Cohabitation laws are linked to LGBTQ ideology, while protection laws are linked to human discrimination. There are protection laws for children, women, the disabled, migrants, prisoners and so on. All these people are entitled to consideration and humane treatment, which does not require sexual cohabitation laws (cf. my 1st open letter).
The second aspect is that homosexuals can have recourse “to the common law to protect legal situations of mutual interest” (Document of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 3 June 2003), which does not require sexual cohabitation laws.
The third aspect is the moral principle of avoiding close occasions for sin and keeping them far away (cf. Ecclesiasticus 21:2; Matthew 5:29-30; Mark 9:43-48; Catechism of the Catholic Church 2340, 2359 ; Adolphe Tanquerey, The spiritual life: a treatise on ascetical and mystical theology 36, 83, 215, 262, 326, 333, 362, 587, 636, 638-641, 706, 745, 755, 827, 876, 878-879, 912, 919, 957-958, 963, 1026, 1107-1108, 1111, 1336).
You have fallen into two heresies: rejection of the divine law on marriage between man and woman (cf. Genesis 2:24; 18:20); rejection of the resolution to avoid occasions of sin, which is an absolutely necessary condition for receiving the Sacrament of Confession (Catechismo di San Pio X, Della Dottrina Cristiana, Parte IV, 735, 738-739).
On 15 September 2021, on the pretext that “Communion is not a prize for the perfect” (press conference on return from trip to Slovakia), you authorized all publicly pro-abortion politicians to receive the Holy Eucharist without the need for them to reject their attachment to abortion (cf. my 4th open letter).
Since when has a pope given such authorization? Never! You have thus allowed certain Catholics to receive the Holy Eucharist without repenting of their serious sins and have failed in your duty as pastor to form the conscience of Christians to the moral good (Lumen Gentium 25, Code of Canon Law 749).
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You have fallen into two heresies: rejection of the necessity of the Sacrament of Penance for access to the Eucharist in the case of grave sin (cf. 1 Corinthians 11:27-29; Code of Canon Law 915, 916, 1347§2); rejection of the moral gravity of abortion, an intrinsically and morally evil act (cf. Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 19:10)
Having completed this reminder, I humbly and respectfully make the following accusations before the College of Bishops and every bishop, the College of Cardinals and every cardinal, the Episcopal Conferences of every country, the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, the Tribunal of the Roman Rota, the Dicastery for Bishops and the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith.
I accuse Pope Francis, Cardinal Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer SJ and Archbishop Giacomo Morandi of having caused the first error of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, by authorizing direct sterilization by hysterectomy. I accuse Pope Francis of failing to recognize that certain acts (adultery, sterilization, idolatry, homosexuality, abortion) are intrinsically evil and can never be morally acceptable because of extenuating circumstances or because they contain “positive elements” (cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church 1756; Thomas Aquinas, Opuscula Theologica II 1168; John Paul II, Veritatis splendor 81-83).
I accuse Pope Francis of having changed Christian morality and doctrine through relativism (moral, sexual, religious) and situation ethics and of having fallen into the heresies mentioned above.
I accuse Pope Francis of wanting to continue this in-depth change with the next Synod on Synodality (October 2023 and 2024), having given the right to vote to several participants in favor of contraception, fornication, adultery, in-vitro fertilization, abortion, homosexual cohabitation laws, blessing of homosexual couples, euthanasia, marriage of priests and priestly ordination of women.
How else can we understand why the eminent Cardinal Robert Sarah, currently the best-known African bishop, who worked for many years in the Vatican and is opposed to relativism and the situation ethic, was not invited to the Synod?
I accuse finally the following cardinals, bishops and priests of having, like Pope Francis, a mentality that accepts relativism and the situation ethic and of having fallen into one or more heresies: Pietro Parolin, Walter Kasper, Francesco Coccopalmerio, Lorenzo Baldisseri, Christoph Schönborn, Agostino Vallini, Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer SJ, Matteo Maria Zuppi, Marcello Semeraro, Blase Cupich, Reinhard Marx, Óscar Maradiaga, Georg Bätzing, Helmut Dieser, Dieter Geerlings, Franz-Josef Bode, Peter Kohlgraf, Heinrich Timmerevers, Joseph Tobin CSsR, Wilton Gregory, Robert McElroy, José Tolentino de Mendonça, Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, Peter Turkson, Mario Grech, Víctor Manuel Fernández, Américo Aguiar, Charles Scicluna, Giacomo Morandi, Michael Jackels, John Wester, Paul Dempsey, Johann Bonny, Franz-Joseph Overbeck, Bruno Forte, Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, Sergio Alfredo Fenoy, John Stowe, Vincenzo Paglia, Joseph Maria Bonnemain, Timothy Radcliffe OP, Arturo Sosa SJ, Antonio Spadaro SJ, Thomas Reese SJ, James Martin SJ, Maurizio Chiodi, Philippe Bordeyne, Adriano Oliva, Roy Donovan, Gerry O’Connor, Tim Hazelwood, John Collins, Jorge Ignacio García Cuerva.
In making these accusations, I am aware that I am exposing myself to sanctions from the Vatican. And I am voluntarily exposing myself.
In fact, these sanctions would be unjust and would constitute an abuse of power by the Vatican to silence the truth. I am obliged to publish the truth that all the Catholic faithful (1.3 billion) have a right to know.
I am obliged to obey the eighth commandment of the Decalogue by avoiding the sin of adulation (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2480).
As for the people I accuse, I do not know them, I have never seen them, I have no grudge or hatred against them. And the action I am taking here is merely a public means of hastening the explosion of truth and justice.
Indeed, if Vatican justice is truly just, it is these accused persons who should be punished, in accordance with the Code of Canon Law, because they have spread moral and doctrinal errors in the Church (1364), scandalized the world with these errors (1339), and used an international documentary to encourage humanity to adopt homosexual cohabitation laws (1369).
Jesus said: “Let your ‘Yes’ mean ‘Yes’, and your ‘No’ mean ‘No’. Anything more is from the evil one” (Matthew 5:37). If the accused refuse the accusation, let them agree to answer publicly YES or NO to the following five questions:
1) Is it morally right to affirm that “the commitment to live in continence” is an “option”?
2) Is it morally right to perform a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) when the condition of the uterus poses no present or future danger to the woman’s health?
3) Is it morally right for a Christian, a priest, a bishop or a pope to take the initiative of calling for homosexual cohabitation laws?
4) Is it morally right for a Christian to take part in pagan rites?
5) Is it morally right to give the Sacrament of the Eucharist to all publicly pro-abortion politicians who do not renounce abortion?
Obviously, the answer to these five questions is NO. All faithful Catholics know this. Even the last baptized person with a minimum of orthodox Christian training knows it. Even non-Catholics with a minimum knowledge of natural moral law and Catholic teaching know this. If the answer of those accused is also NO, then let them explain publicly why they have said and done things contrary to that answer.
I have only one passion, the love of Jesus and Mary, of the Church, of the Pope and of humanity. My fiery protest is simply the cry of my soul. Let them dare to bring me before a canonical tribunal and let the judgement take place in broad daylight (cf. John 3:19-21)! I am waiting.
Please accept, dear father, the assurance of my profound respect and my daily prayers that you will finally agree to respond to the Dubia of Cardinals Walter Brandmüller, Raymond Leo Burke, Carlo Caffarra and Joachim Meisner (19 September 2016), as well as to the five questions I have just asked.
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Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
But how can they call on him (Jesus Christ) to save them unless they believe in him (Jesus Christ)? And how can they believe in him (Jesus Christ) if they have never heard about him (Jesus Christ)? And how can they hear about him (Jesus Christ) unless someone tells them?” Romans 10:14
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Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.