Jonathan Ekene Ifeanyi
|Archbishop Fernández and Seifert|
Dr. Josef Seifert, a renowned Catholic philosopher, has been removed from a Catholic university in Spain by a local archbishop after publishing a critique of “Pope” Francis’ scandalous “Exhortation” Amoris Laetitia.
Seifert was removed last week from his post at the International Academy of Philosophy in Granada by Archbishop Javier Martínez Fernández.
In an article published online last month, Seifert called Francis’ scandalous Amoris Laetitia a ticking “theological atomic bomb” that has the capacity to destroy all Catholic moral teaching. If Francis believes that adultery—to quote the exhortation—“is what God himself is asking” of couples in “irregular” situations, he argues, then there is nothing stopping any other intrinsically evil acts from eventually being justified.
He writes, in his article: Does pure Logic threaten to destroy the entire moral Doctrine of the Catholic Church?:
“If this is truly what AL affirms, all alarm over AL’s direct affirmations regarding matters of changes of sacramental discipline refer only to the peak of an iceberg, to the weak beginning of an avalanche, or to the first few buildings destroyed by a moral theological atomic bomb that threatens to tear down the whole moral edifice of the Ten Commandments and of Catholic moral teaching.”
Fernández, Seifert’s scandalous bishop, reacted by dismissing him from the university. Fernández related in an August 31 public statement that Seifert’s removal was spurred precisely by his recent article, which he said “damages the communion of the Church, confuses the faith of the faithful, and sows distrust in the successor of Peter, which, in the end, does not serve the truth of faith, but, rather, the interests of the world.”
He said while Seifert was removed from his teaching duties last year after his “first critical writing” on the “exhortation”, he is now being entirely dismissed from the university.
“And right now, concurring with the precise and fuller reasons for it, his retirement from the above-mentioned International Academy of Philosophy is now being processed.”
Last October, the scandalous archbishop stated that his archdiocese would adopt the Buenos Aires interpretation of Amoris Laetitia, endorsed by anti-Pope Francis, that allows Holy Communion to be given to couples living in habitual adultery.