ACTION ITEM! Petition in support of the Four Cardinals and Five Dubia

action-item-buttonLifeSite has a petition in support of the Four Cardinals and their Five Dubia.


Please consider signing.  I, for one, want clarity about the questions submitted by the Four Cardinals.  The questions were necessary to maintain the integrity the papal Magisterium.  Certain elements of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia seem to contradict directly the Magisterium of St. John Paul II in, especially, Familiaris consortio and Veritatis splendor.

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  1. LDP says:

    Happy to sign, Fr.

  2. Polycarpio says:

    In the interest of equal time, I would point readers to Cardinal Müller’s admonition. “At the moment it is important for each of us to remain objective and not lead to polarization, and especially not to inflame the matter further,” Müller said in an interview. He said that there is no “power struggle behind the scenes or the ‘high walls’ of the Vatican, between the reformers and those who want to put on the brakes.” Instead this is a matter, “about the victory of truth, and not about the triumph of power.”

    I’ve never been a fan of church petitions. Mostly progressives use them, and I almost always eschew them.

  3. Mary Jane says:

    Signed and shared with family.

  4. Sid Cundiff in NC says:

    Delighted to sign.

  5. Thomistica says:

    Polycarpio: I appreciate your comments. However, in this instance, a petition helps the laity have a voice in this serious matter.
    The Dubio is a straightforward and temperately written document. It is reasonable to assume from the Pope’s refusal to answer its questions that he has, in his silence, relinquished his teaching responsibility.
    Others may disagree, but in my view it is entirely reasonable to assume that the Pope holds views discontinuous with the tradition. Thus his silence. And thus the need to underscore the very serious issue that this is.

  6. papaefidelis says:

    I am afraid that if I sign this petition, Pinto will threaten to have me and my daughter excommunicated, our baptismal records expunged, and will look very, very displeased.

  7. Joseph-Mary says:

    I signed it but have no confidence that it will amount to anything. Even a million signitures on another petition failed to get the desired response.

  8. TimG says:


    Also, well stated Thomistica.

  9. Dave N. says:

    “I’ve never been a fan of church petitions. Mostly progressives use them, and I almost always eschew them.”

    Neither are they successful because the Church is not a democracy.

  10. Giuseppe says:

    There is an interesting exhibit opening up at the Morgan Library in NYCabout an early church petition:

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  12. donato2 says:

    I signed but it would be much more effective if a few hundred thousand of the faithful gathered in front of St. Peter’s with placards that read: ANSWER THE DUBIA

  13. bethv says:

    If Pope Francis and those who support what I now believe has been his “agenda” since the start of his pontificate believed in the true teachings of Jesus Christ, then answering the Dubia would be a no brainer since Jesus clearly said, ” But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.” I no longer feel as if PF and I belong to the same Catholic Church.

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