Showing posts with label Cardinal Kasper. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cardinal Kasper. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

After Receiving Green Light From Francis: The German Bishops Start the Aberrosexual Revolution, "Homosexuality is Normal"


Pope Francis with Cardinal Marx: who has what role in the current pontificate? Who drives, who is driven?
Additional: Cardinal Marx approves of blessing sodomites.

(Rome) Pope Francis announced the next revolutionary "resolution" for 2020: to "normalize" the relationship of the Catholic Church to homosexuality. On this point, too, he appears to be a compliant, driven man of the Church in Germany.
Pope Francis gave to understand that the "normalization" of homosexuality is in  his program for 2020 on December 16th, the day of his 83rd birthdayThe President of the German Bishops' Conference, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich-Freising, immediately followed and announced the revolution as an early "Christmas present" in 2019:
"Homosexuality is normal".
The sequence confirms what insiders have long said: The pontificate of Pope Francis is not an Argentine pontificate, but a German one - albeit a completely different "German" than that of his predecessor Benedict XVI.
This link is confirmed by a multitude of “little things,” including those such as the immediate reporting on the Marx announcement in Argentina's leading Pro Bergoglio media.
The question of exactly who is the driver and who is driven, how exactly the positions are distributed between these two poles, cannot be answered exactly, but could be reconstructed to some extent on the basis of numerous references. It already follows that there is a fundamental agreement of interests between Pope Francis and the leading part of the German episcopate. Despite the remaining ambiguities in the details, it can be said: Pope Francis may be a driven man, but he is not a victim of the majority front of the German bishops.
The main Argentine daily newspaper, Clarin, headlined in its edition of the fourth Sunday of Advent:
"The German Church is revolutionizing Catholicism and proclaiming: 'Homosexuality is normal'.
The article is adorned with a large-format picture of the weighty Cardinal Reinhard Marx, who not only speaks the decisive word in the German Bishops' Conference but also represents Europe in the meanwhile, shrunken C9 Cardinal Council through papal appointmentThe shrinking of this advisory board increases the weight of those who remain.
Of course: In the case of Cardinal Marx, as with Cardinal Tagle, it applies that Pope Benedict XVI. was flattened. He made him Archbishop of Munich-Freising in 2008 and created him Cardinal in 2010. Under Benedict XVI - unlike under Francis - cardinal appointments were still foreseeable, since they were associated with certain bishops' chairs. The simulation factor should not be underestimated, since some bishops under Benedict XVI. behaved differently than now under Francis. 2011, when Benedict XVI resigned it was not yet foreseeable, when Cardinal Marx spoke in Mannheim of homosexuals as "failed and broken people".

The "synodal way"

Clarin describes the "synodal path" that Cardinal Marx and his Adlati want to prescribe for the "German Church". The goal is to revolutionize the Church. The agenda has been set. The path through the synod is the preferred instrument of revolutionaries only under Francis.
Francis soon announced "decentralization" at the beginning of his pontificate. At first it isn't really clear what he could mean. It is now known that the bishops' conferences decide whether to adhere to the traditional understanding of the sacrament of marriage or not; the bishops' conferences conferred responsibilities in the area of ​​liturgy and even the doctrine of faith.
Cardinal Marx and other German bishops, not least those appointed by Francis, follow a precise procedure. The agreements between Berlin - Munich and Rome are not known in their ramifications, but the far-reaching consonance is evident since Pope Francis on March 17, 2013, at the first Angelus of his term, did something unprecedented: He praised a cardinal and talked about his book. This Cardinal is Walter Kasper, the former President of the Pontifical Council on Unity, that is, the Vatican Minister for Ecumenism and the Jews. It is much more important that Kasper said to the inner-Church secret group of Sankt Gallen, called "the Mafia,” which Jorge Mario Bergoglio chose as his candidate, and that Kasper was a member of the four-member team Bergoglio (Austen Ivereigh), which organized the election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope at the 2013 Conclave. In the meantime, Kasper is the only living representative of the “gang of four” within the Church. Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor passed away in 2017, Cardinal Lehmann in 2018 and Cardinal Danneels, who in a euphoric moment revealed the self-designation of the secret group of Sankt Gallen as a "Mafia" in 2015, died in March 2019.
The unprecedented praise, just a few days after his election, formally referred to Kasper's book on "Mercy," a key word that should be central to the new pontificate, but in reality you can see a thank you for his election to the papacy and also an anticipation of the alignment of this pontificate - on the German Kasper.

The "German agenda"

Since then, Francis developed a "German Agenda", departing from what some felt was sloppy, or what others felt was disrespectful  dealing with religious customs over the first major point of recognition in the summer of 2013 of divorce and remarriage (third marriage, etc.) to the inter-communion, the Abolition of priestly celibacy and - yes  - the first sensational step to "normalize" homosexuality through his infamous phrase "Who am I to judge?" on the return flight from World Youth Day in late July 2013.

Cardinal Marx, Pope Francis: who hugs whom?

No matter how exactly the interaction and engagement between the majority front of the German bishops and Francis works, a public approach can be seen:
  • the program originates from the German-speaking world and is mostly several decades old, which is why the term Church agenda of 68 is quite correct;
  • There is strong lobbying behind the scenes in Rome, while public opinion is being prepared in German-speaking countries; Detours, for example via the Amazon, are included;
  • the first, visible step towards the implementation of the “German agenda” is taken by Pope Francis;
  • the German bishops, whether collective, in groups, or individually, hurry as soon as the green light comes from Rome, thus forming the open battering ram for the world episcopate.
Small deviations such as that the guidelines of the bishops of the church province of Buenos Aires were declared by Francis to be pioneering in the admission of remarried divorced persons to the sacraments confirm the rule. It was Francis, for example, who took the first step in admitting Protestant spouses to communion at the end of 2015 with his tortuous, cryptic no-yes-yes answer when he visited the Lutheran Church of Rome. The majority of the German Bishops' Conference followed up with a "handout" at the beginning of 2018. Cardinal Ladaria Ferrer SJ, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, protested against this, but was called back by his confrere Francis - of course, quite unofficially.
Bishop Jung von Würzburg, just appointed by Francis, rushed forward in July 2018 and created facts, further German bishops followed.

German bishops as "progressive Avant-Garde"

Clarin puts it in such a way that the German church agitates in the world church as a "progressive avant-garde" with the aim of "revolutionizing world Catholicism". This “exacerbates the conflict for Francis, who, as Pope, is the 'guarantor of the unity of 1,200 million baptized,'  with the “most conservative and traditionalist sectors” of the Church.
it reads:
"'Homosexuality is normal,' explains the majority of the bishops of Germany, who are calling for an end to the bans and for a change of policy."
And further:
"The German bishops want a 'binding synodal path' and have involved the Central Committee of German Catholics [Call to Action] in the process, the most important lay association, chaired by Professor Thomas Sternberg. The laity demanded that women be admitted to the priesthood, including the 14,000 religious, the end of compulsory celibacy for the 13,285 priests, and the blessing of homosexual marriage in 10,045 parishes.”
This is followed by a victim narrative in the Argentine daily newspaper. "In the Vatican" one tries to create "barricades" against these efforts, "but it will be difficult" because the "around 30 German bishops" have been demanding "changes" for a long time.
Amazingly, the newspaper mentions that “the Protestants”, by which the regional churches are meant, “in the country of Luther” decrease even more “drastically” than the Catholics. This process of secularization in the historical communities of the Reformation has been observed for a long time, but has so far not had a deterrent effect on modernist circles in the Catholic Church.
Clarin confirms the strategy mentioned:
"The synods are instruments for the reforms."

The problem of schism

There is only one problem:
"The problem is how far to advance without causing breaks."
That is the concrete (and apparently only) objection Francis has against the "German way", according to the Argentine daily newspaper. What is meant is the danger of divisions. The word schism is not mentioned in the article, but Pope Francis has already done this twice specifically. At first, three years ago, he did not rule out going down in history as the Pope, under whom a schism would have occurred. Last September, he said that, of course, he should not strive for a schism, but also not be afraid.

The second, the "other" German pontificate of the 21st century

Some commentators saw this as a warning to the intolerant Fronde around Cardinal Marx. Which may apply a little bit, insofar as Francis wants to keep control over the "irreversible processeshe initiated Probably, much more likely, the warning targeted the "most conservative and traditionalist sectors" in the Church, as Clarin calls them. German media mostly finds only derogatory adjectives for these “sectors”. Even with these attempts at exclusion, the media title does not intend anything else, there is much agreement between circles inside and outside the Church. At stake is not just Church understanding, but nothing less than control over the Church.
Clarin names Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the leader of the opposition against the "powerful" Cardinal Marx, the prefect of the Congregation of the Faith  appointe by Benedict and deposed by Francis. The Argentine daily newspaper refers this German-German conflict not only to the “German Church”, but to the Universal Church. The Amazon Synod made the German weight clear last October: the exotic rainforest synod stood from the beginning in ecclesiastical circles in the German-speaking world. The detour through the Amazon was just a tactical maneuver to disguise. It was not by accident that the Austrian pastoral theologian, Paul Zulehner confused the Lower Austrian Waldviertel with the Amazon. The geographical knowledge is correct. The Amazonian Indios are only misused by these Church circles to act against priestly celibacy. The demonstrative anti-colonialists are really neo-colonists. It's an inclination that can also be seen in Francis.
How big is the danger really that 500 years after Luther there will be a new German schism? Quite, but only under certain conditions, and this includes the guarantee of German politics not to disturb the Church tax, otherwise the schismatic scare will be over quickly. Quite also because, in contrast to 1520 - it is always worth taking a look at history - in 2020 no emperor loyal to the Church would stop the German bishops from becoming schismatic.
In addition, there is the irony of history: Such would be if the Lutherans Dispose of its founding father, Luther, just after 2017 out of political correctness, which de facto has already happened, and just at that time when the majority of the Catholic German Bishops are schismatics and probably also become heretics.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: VaticanNews / Vatican.va (screenshot)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Attacks on Pope Francis: card. Kasper, "the majority of Christians, who are with the Holy Father, should not be silent"

[Sir] "It's an unprecedented situation because so far the Pope was not attackable". This is how Cardinal Walter Kasper, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, comments on the attacks on Pope Francis that are taking place during this period. For years the cardinal worked in the Vatican, as a close collaborator of the Pontiffs. Today, in an interview with Sir on the sidelines of the "Ponti di Pace" meeting in Bologna (which will be published in full tomorrow), he recalls: "One could obviously disagree. But the Pope is the symbol of unity and has authority not only in the Church; it is a moral authority in the world. Destroying this authority as they do, it is completely irresponsible. And for a bishop, a cardinal, it is impossible to do it. I personally think that when you do not agree, sometimes you can even shut up. We must stop this destruction. The majority of Christians who are in favor of the Pope should not be silent in this situation and must say: we are with the Pope, for the Pope. But this is missing. The majority is silent while the others speak loudly and have a network between them. But they have no future because they are a minority, only a minority, that speaks aloud ". The cardinal pauses to speak also of what is emerging in the Church regarding facts and scandals. "The Church - he says - is weakened by these scandals. Abuses are a shame. But they show that the Church is always a Church of sinners. If it were not, I could never belong to this Church as a sinner. Prayer is needed. Praying for the Pope, for the unity of the Church, for our societies. Prayer is a force that we have, it is the greatest strength that God has given us, together with the witness ".

But it was ok for him to criticize Benedict: here, here, as part of the St. Galen Mafia.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Benedictine Professor: Why Are Almost All of the Cardinals and Bishops Silent?




Current issue of "Catholica". Why are almost all cardinals and bishops silent about the end of Catholicism that Pope Francis brings about? The "other understanding of the Church" behind Amoris laetitia.

(Paris) The international magazine for culture, politics and religion, Catholica, which has been published in France for 30 years, counts "well-known authors such as Émile Poulat, Robert Spaemann, Ernst Wolfgang Böckenförde, Vladimir Bukowski, Stanislaw Grygiel, Thierry Wolton and Jacques Ellul and Pietro De Marco," says Vatican writer Sandro Magister. The editor-in-chief is Bernard Dumont.


Bernard Dumont
In its latest issue, Dumont, whose editorial is also freely available on the Internet, deals with the "unbelievable" silence of almost all cardinals and bishops - with the exception of the four signatories of Dubia - "the dissolution of the traditional form of catholicity by the pontificate of Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been set in motion." Bernard Dumont discusses the apparently desired end of "Roman Catholicism" without, however, raising an outcry, as the historian Roberto Pertici once complained. The end is proclaimed by Rome or those who invoke Rome, and all are silent and seem to submit to the inevitable fate. See the analysis of Prof. Pertici: The reform of Pope Francis was already written by Martin Luther .

Why is this?

 

The belief reduced to ethics

 

Dumont also published in the new edition the text of a Benedictine monk and theologian who analyzes and criticizes "perhaps the most radical upheaval in Catholicism of our time." No longer does the sacrament have primacy in the Church, of which the Second Vatican Council said it was the "culmen et fons" of the life of the Church, but ethics.
 
This subversion is also reflected in the question of remarried divorced as well as the inter-communion with the Protestants.
 
The Benedictine theologian is Fr. Giulio Meiattini, who this year already published the monograph  "Amoris laetitia? The Sacraments Reduced to Morality" (publisher La Fontana di Siloe, Turin 2018). He is a monk of the Benedictine Abbey of Madonna della Scala in Noci and Professor of Fundamental Theology at the Theological Faculty of Apulia and at the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant'Anselmo in Rome.
 
Meiattini accuses Pope Francis and his whisperer, Cardinal Walter Kasper, of promoting "cunning" rather than the much-cited "distinction." There is cunning in Amoris laetitia and the mind behind it.
"The state of confusion is obvious".
With these words the theologian and monk begins his essay. It is claimed that the confusion is only supposed, and only the result of a new style of government. Such a picture of the current situation is not something Fr. Meiattini takes pleasure in.
"Can the confusion and disagreement between bishops on tricky points of faith be fruits of the Holy Spirit? Not in my opinion."

Several small steps mean a large one in sum



P. Giulio Meiattini OSB
Then Meiattini indicates that in the matter of remarried divorced people a ready-made plan was pursued from the beginning. With the opportunity of being able to deliver the only speech in February 2014 to the Cardinals' Consistory procured by Pope Francis, Cardinal Kasper "laid the groundwork". Nevertheless, two bishops' synods failed to produce a common line to the problem being discussed. Anyone reading the reports of the "circuli minores" of the 2015 Synod can easily see that there was no common position.
 
The pope would have had to examine and understand, which would have been the first task of "distinction", "which processes" would be initiated and pursued, and which not. However, such a distinction did not take place. The path taken was not changed.
 
The fact is that a large majority of the Synod Fathers wanted "no change in the traditional order". The editorial committee of Relatio finalis therefore took care not to include any innovations in the text.
  For this reason, a "small step," according to Meiattini, was undertaken instead of a big one: The editorial committee formulated some undefined positions, which meant a "change of atmosphere".
 
The non-rejection of these ponderous formulations, which received the necessary two-thirds majority only with extreme difficulty, sufficed that the next "small step," with some ambiguous footnotes in Amoris laetitia, were sufficient to indicate a new direction.
 
These small steps, which, strictly speaking, did not reinforce the traditional position, were enough to split the episcopate. The next step was papal confirmation of the guidelines of the ecclesiastical Province of Buenos Aires on the Eighth Chapter of Amoris laetitia.
 
In reality, these guidelines are not mere interpretations, because they contain statements and instructions that were neither found in Amoris laetitia nor adopted by the synods, and never found a majority there.
 
Through a series of "small steps", a "big step" was finally taken within three years, with a profound intervention. But this has nothing to do with "synodality," according to Meiattini.
Faith would be reduced to ethics in Amoris laetitia , that is the total thrust.
"Ethics has neither the first nor the last word."

"I do not understand how the Bishop of Rome can write such a thing"

And Meiattini continues:
"To be honest, I can not understand how a bishop, especially that of Rome, can write such sentences: 'One should not burden two limited people with the tremendous burden of perfectly recreating the union that exists between Christ and his Church '(AS, 122)."
This formulation is an expression of a very different way of thinking: A gospel ethic, freed from the sacrament, becomes a "mighty burden" rather than a "sweet yoke" and a "light burden."
 
Such a statement can only be reached if one understands Christianity - perhaps unconsciously - only as ethics. In this way we arrive at results that correspond to the Lutheran concept of simul iustus et peccator, condemned by the Council of Trent.


Intercommunion with the Protestants follows the same logic. What is only decisive is the presumed, inner feeling. For the objective criteria, all conceivable attenuating circumstances are taken into account, and the subjective decision of conscience is decisive. Why, then, according to this pattern, should not even a Buddhist or a Hindu be able to receive the Catholic Eucharist, according to P. Meiattani?
"Damaging the relationship between morality and sacraments can ultimately lead to a non-Catholic understanding of the Church."
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Catholica / Vida inteligente / Cooperatores veritatis (Screenshots)
 Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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Friday, October 7, 2016

Bishop Bonny (Antwerp): "New Rituals for the Blessing of Aberrosexuals and Second Marriages"

Bishop Bonny wants "New Rituals" for the blessing of aberrosexuals
and second marriages

(Brussels) Johan Bonny, the Bishop of Antwerp in Belgium, wants a private ritual to bless gay couples, second marriages and "wild marriages".
On the 6th of October, the Gazet van Antwerpen reported the plans of the bishop. In a few days, on 11 October, Bonny's book " Mag ik? Dank je. Sorry.Vrijmoedige dialoog over Relaties, huwlijk en gezin "(May I? Thank you. Sorry. Frank dialogue about relationships, marriage and family) will appear. As the Antwerp newspaper reported, the bishop is thinking aloud about "new religious rituals." In cooperation with Roger Burggraeve (Emeritus Professor of Moral Theology at the Theological Faculty of the Catholic University of Leuven ) and Ilse Van Halst (editor of the Antwerp church newspaper Kerk & Leven ) he says of the resulting book: "The question is whether we were able to put it all in a single model."
"Should we not develop various rituals in which we can recognize the reality of life between homosexuals and also from an ecclesiastical and religious perspective?
Because, says Bishop Bonny, homosexual couples can enter into an exclusive and long term relationship."The deep symbolic bond between the different sexes and the fertility of this relationship, becomes the real sacramental covenant," reported the newspaper about Bonny's theses.
Even remarried divorcees, says Bonny, demand a differentiating approach. The Antwerp Bishop "believes that the Church in some cases can bless a second union," wrote Gazet van Antwerpen .
"It is known that the Orthodox Church traditionally practiced the confirmation of a new union for reasons of charity, which allows the new couple to find a place in the community. This new blessing is not a repeat or a substitute for the first sacramental marriage. That was and remains unique."
Johan Bonny was  in 2008 at the request of Cardinal Godfried Danneels and with the help of the then apostolic nuncio in Belgium, Karl-Josef Rauber, named by  Benedict XVI. as Bishop of Antwerp.

Belgian Situation

Cardinal Danneels, at that time Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels and Primate of Belgium received criticism  because of his liberal views and aberrophilic church policy. 2010, where there were spectacular house searches in the episcopal palace and a scandalous grave desecration by the Belgian police, of the graves of departed bishops. There were no findings, and no official apology. Danneels survived everything.
Only Pope Benedict XVI. sought to correct the liberal course of the Belgian Church. This had previously become highly visible in the year, when only a single bishop defended the German Pope against the unprecedented criticism by the Belgian Parliament. The Parliament, unique in its history, had condemned the Pope's statement in a formal resolution, during his visit to Africa where he had reaffirmed the ecclesiastical condemnation of artificial contraception.

Catholic Action Flanders published this picture in response to Bonny's statements about a homo-event. What do children probably  think of the picture, who are the irresponsible ones there?

Against Cardinal Dannneels' wishes,  Benedict XVI. named this single courageous bishop, André-Joseph Léonard of Namur, as Primate of Belgium in January 2010. From the majority of progressive Church in Belgium, this was regarded as an unprecedented affront, one for which it has never forgiven Benedict. Nuncio Rauber, who was standing with these groups in the best of terms, led an outrageous media campaign and criticized the decision of Benedict publicly, which resulted in a dismissal from Belgium and Luxembourg and - because he had just become 75 - to retire.
Cardinal Danneels was, as was announced on 23 November 2014 in a book on the pope by the Englishman Austen Ivereigh, that along with Walter Kasper and Karl Lehmann, he had organized "Team Bergoglio"," for the election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio in conclave of 2013. On September 22, in 2015. this became known by a Danneels biography and from his own mouth that he was, since the 90s  subversive, belonging to clandestine circles within the Church. Named after the meeting in Sankt Gallen in Switzerland and founded by the  Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini SJ, deceased in 2012,  the aim was to achieve the election of a progressive pope and to boycott the activity established by the "restorative" Popes John Paul II. and Benedict XVI. Danneels explained frankly that the members of the secret circle thought of themseleves as "the Mafia."

Belgium Church remains in progressive hands

After the election of Pope Francis the bounty did not remain. Archbishop Leonard was denied the dignity of Cardinal. This however was a humiliating slap for Leonard and for Benedict XVI. for former Nuncio Rauber .  Francis retired Leonard at  75 years, although he was in perfect health. The new Archbishop and Primate was Joszef De Kesel, Danneels' preferred candidate before the "accident" Leonard. The attempt at a turnaround in the liberal occupied Belgian Church, which Pope Benedict XVI. had tried timidly, has since been considered "eradicated". Archbishop De Kesel called a few months after taking office for the abolition of priestly celibacy from, an old demand of the ecclesiastical '68ers. In this context, there was also the expulsion of a "too conservative"  French priestly community of Belgium whose ability to attract  priestly vocations in a considerable volume, bothered the usual complaint [pretext] over the "prevailing lack of priests."
Bishop Bonny attracted considerable attention by an accentuated aberroophilic attitude. The turn of 2014/2015 saw the demand that the Church should recognize homosexuality stir.  A Petition from faithful Catholics, turned to the Pope and demanded a clarification of the question whether Bonnys Homo-looking statements "are Catholic or not." Rome remained silent. Instead Bonny was summoned by the Belgian Bishops 'Conference in June 2015 appointed to Synod for the Bishops' Synod  on the family. Pope Francis in turn appointed Cardinal Danneels personally to synod. On May 6, 2015 Primate Leonard completed his 75th year. On November 6 De Kesel was announced as his successor. With that, the "reconquest" of Brussels was successfully completed by progressive church circles.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Catholic Action Flanders (screenshots)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
Link to Katholisches...
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Does Cardinal Casper Want Women Cardinals? Women Should Have a Say in the Conclave

(Rome) Cardinal Walter Kasper has adopted gender ideology and is calling for the participation of women at the next conclave.
Whether the German cardinal also calls them Cardinalettes, is not clear coming from his remarks.  Anyway, if it were up to him, women would vote as papal electors in the next conclave.
"It is theoretically possible that women participate in the election of a pope. The composition of the group, which is tasked to choose a pope is not the subject of a divine mandate. This thing can change."
The cardinal expressed those words last Monday in Rome at the launch of the new special edition "Maria's Daughters - The Church and Women" by Herder Korrespondenz,  as katholisch.de the news page of the German Bishops' Conference reported.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: MiL (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.clom
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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Ban on Criticizing the Pope is a Structural (Conservative) Problem

Cardinal Kasper: Amoris Laetitia is "the most important document
in Church history of the last 1,000 years"

(Rome) While Cardinal Walter Kasper called Amoris laetitia "the most important document of the Church's history in the past 1000 years," his great adversary in the Synod of Bishops in 2014, "Cardinal Raymond Burke" (Sandro Magister), clings to formal restrictions.
There is no shortage of parts of the Church that match vociferously with Kasper's  assessment. This includes the daily newspaper Avvenire  of the Italian Episcopal Conference . It  is  headed by  another papal confidant, Bishop Nunzio Galatino. The daily sees Amoris Laetitia not just "according to the thinking of a wise father," but exactly how Cardinal Burke does not want to see it. Namely, a regular document of the Magisterium Amoris Laetitia which was a "revolutionary" document that sealed  "by archiving  pastoral prohibitions and constraints," and "that had turned more into a reading of the code of canon law, instead of the Gospel."

"Poor Cardinal Burke, who clings to codes and commas"

"Poor Cardinal Burke, a great canonist, who clings to nothing but codes and commas ...", said the Vatican expert Sandro Magister. "Undoubtedly," said Magister,  Pope Francis  has also thought of Burke, when he speaks of the Article 305 in Amoris Laetitia, writing of those who know "only how close their heart only with moral laws...", "as if they were boulders that were thrown on the lives of people. "
In comparison, the proponents of the "pastoral reorientation" (Cardinal Schönborn) appear to have an easy time. They offer to people supposedly what they want to hear.

Conservative prohibition of criticism  forces it to a sideshow 

Even Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, another Cardinal who had rendered outstanding services in the past two years to defend the sacrament of marriage, has so far limited his formalistic criticism of Amoris Laetitia. The content of the post-synodal letter was not the problem, but the false interpretations. In other words, what the Pope says, that it is all right, it is  just misunderstood. A reading of this pontificate, which was bumpy from the start and  easily turns into a stumbling block, just as  now.
Cardinals Burke and Brandmüller  in not criticizing the pope, are forced to resort to a sideshow and to steer clear of the actual battlefield. Criticism of Amoris Laetitia  turns out to be weak when it renounces the direct, substantive confrontation. While some are going onto the sidelines,  Cardinals like Kasper and Schönborn roll ahead at full speed on the main line and announce the exact opposite. They talk about content and refer explicitly to Pope Francis. The do not address  formal questions. 
The weakness of the cardinatial resistance is homemade in this case because the cardinals themselves are possessed of their strongest means, when they bring forth a substantive confrontation. What are they afraid of? Are they afraid of the consequences? What consequences? Is it not perhaps a lack of the insight on the part of the papacy, which proves to be the inhibition?

Approaches a substantive criticism

Both cardinals seem to be aware  of the weakness of their own reasoning. Sandro Magister points out that both Burke and Brandmüller, for example,  don't dispense  quite completely with a  substantive review.
Cardinal Brandmüller  explained  to the Bild newspaper that it was unacceptable to grant exemptions to the Communion ban for people living in the state of the public and persistent adultery. This is categorically impossible for religious reasons and also in individual cases.
Cardinal Burke sees the danger in a dangerous misconception that in Amoris Laetitia the formulation of marriage as an "ideal" may arise. "In the document, there are numerous references to the "ideal marriage." Such a description of marriage can be misleading. You can lead the reader to think that marriage is an eternal idea of what  men and women approach more or less under varying circumstances. But Christian marriage is not an ideal. It is a sacrament that gives the grace of a man and a woman to live in a true, lasting and fruitful, mutual love," said Cardinal Burke.

Rethink self-imposed ban on the Pope's criticism

The self-imposed ban against criticizing the Pope proves to the defenders of religious marriage and morality as a major weakness because it is structural. With consistent compliance, it gives the other side an almost insurmountable advantage and can be repeated as well as on other matters.
The self-limitation is  anachronistic anyway because Pope Francis had given his critic Antonio Socci a free pass  in which he explained that the criticism is legitimate and is thought to be, according to Socci, that the  criticism was "good for" the Pope. Socci had nevertheless doubted the legality of the Pope's election for half a year.
In a time in which the Pope is himself the engine of controversial breaks, faithful Catholics, particularly the so-called "conservatives" have to rethink their attitude towards the Pope. They will not fail to be bound and  soon  will not be able to check  if and how they have  been weighed down by the erroneous ballast of the papacy. And they will have to get rid of it if they want to fulfill their duty to defend the immutable doctrine.
Then to hoped that the pontificate of Francis might not be long, could yet prove to be as  double-edged as the prohibition of criticism.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: MiL (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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