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

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The Second Vatican Council Was Manipulated Through Obvious Acts of Sabotage


The Second Vatican Council must be discussed, says the Vaticanist Americo Mascarucci.

(Rome) Much attention is being paid to the debate on a revision of the Second Vatican Council, which was started by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano. It moves Catholics who take their faith seriously and live and suffer with their Church. The journalist and Vaticanist Americo Mascarucci, author of two books on the pontificate of Pope Francis, also speaks. In 2018, "The Revolution of Pope Francis was published. How the Church transforms from Don Milani to Luther"[1] and in 2019 a book on the changes in the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI) "The Church in Politics. How the CEI has changed from Ruini to Pope Francis"[2] Marco Tosatti has published the statement of his colleague on the proposal of Archbishop Vigano.

After a short introduction, "I am not a theologian", but "a simple journalist who is passionate about  Vatican affairs," Mascarucci comes straight to the point.

"The historian Roberto De Mattei refuted in his book "The Second Vatican Council: A Hitherto Untold History" the thesis of the hermeneutics of continuity, which both Wojtyla and Ratzinger were so concerned with, and proved that it is impossible to separate the Council from the errors that followed it. (...) Today, De Mattei's thesis seems to be taking shape in the face of certain behaviours typical of the current pontificate, precisely where the Council becomes the cover for certain, at least questionable, positions to be reclaimed."

Pope Francis was "perhaps the best example of how the Second Vaticanum, far from renewing itself in the sign of continuity, was rather the event that put an end to the Catholic Church as the only Church of Christ in apostolic continuity, the one and only Church in which salvation lies."

According to Mascarucci, the theologian and philosopher Karl Rahner's thesis, "a great supporter of the Council as a break with tradition," according to which it is not belonging to the Church that guarantees salvation, but that the just conscience, which is oriented towards good, brings people closer to God, even if they do not believe in him (the theory of the 'anonymous Christian'), "seems to be the guiding star today, on which the current Pope orients himself."

"It is no coincidence that he is applauded and praised more by atheists than by practicing Catholics, and that he has never made a secret of having a greater affinity for certain infidels like Eugenio Scalfari than with the so-called traditionalist Catholics."

Thus, if it is not possible to separate the errors from the Council, "then it is not possible to believe that the schism of Isolotto, which developed in "Catho-Communist Florence," which gathered around the ideas of Giorgio La Pira, was the result of a false interpretation of the Counciliar spirit".

This entreaty requires a little excursion.

The schism of Isolotto

The schism of isolotto from 1968 refers to the one between the pastor of the Florentine district of Isolotto, Don Enzo Mazzi, and his archbishop. Don Mazzi, a "worker priest" who seemed to have more in common with Communists and Socialists than with the Christian Democrats, followed his own course. He justified this with the aim of "overcoming the dividing lines between believers and unbelievers, between good and bad, between priests and laymen, between the sacramental and the profane, between the parties." He made changes to the liturgy by introducing the vernacular and celebrating Mass facing the people. He was supported by Giorgio La Pira, then the mayor of Florence on the left.

Don Mazzi demonstrated against the Americans in Vietnam, showed solidarity with blacks in the United States, and supported a group of students from the Catholic University of Milan, which occupied Parma cathedral in September 1968 as part of the student protests. While Pope Paul VI condemned the action, Don Mazzi showed solidarity with the students. When Don Mazzi held a "basic democratic" meeting of his parish, even though his archbishop had forbidden it, he deposed him as a pastor.

Don Mazzi did not, however, depart, but founded a "base community" in the District of Isolotto as a substitute for the deprived parish, which became the model of the base communities in Europe. That was the schism. In 1974 he was suspended a divinis and was no longer allowed to exercise his priesthood. Shortly thereafter, he was transferred back to the layman. Although the basic community was not recognized by the Church, it was visited by like-minded priests from all over the world who celebrated there.

Mazzi himself became a permanent columnist for the left-leaning daily La Repubblica by Eugenio Scalfari and the Communist daily Il Manifesto. His last book, "The Value of Heresy"[3], was published there in 2010. Mazzi died in 2011 at the age of 84. According to his final request, his body was burned.

So we return to Mascarucci's remarks.

Therefore, the commitment of many Catholics to the side of the Communist Party or the support of divorce in the referendum by well-known priests and theologians was not the result of a "false interpretation" of the Council. Nor was it  due to a "misinterpretation" that Giacomo Cardinal Lercaro, Archbishop of Bologna from 1952 to 1968 and one of the four Council moderators, "in the middle of the Cold War, delivered his famous sermon against the Vietnam War and American imperialism, while the Communists drowned the uprisings in the countries of Eastern Europe in blood and tortured priests and religious."

The Second Vaticanum was manipulated by outright sabotage

Archbishop Vigano had rightly pointed it out:

"The Second Vatican Council was in fact manipulated by veritable acts of sabotage, which, inside and outside, saw proper centers of conspiracy at work. Among these, an organization called Opus Angeli deserves attention, whose main initiators were the ultra-progressive Belgian Cardinal Léon-Joseph Suenens and the Brazilian Bishop Helder Camara, one of the most important representatives of the liberation theologyoften praised by Francis."


They tried "with the support of powerful media they attempted to influence the work of the Council and, above all, its final result.

"Although they failed, that the Council should approve their civil rights agenda, the abolition of priestly celibacy, the opening up to the priesthood of women and the change in sexual morality by allowing the laity to use artificial contraceptives for birth control by colusion with the state, they were very adept at clouding the clear water, confusing the contents and contaminating the texts, so that a free and ambiguous interpretation of the council documents and the doctrine of faith was opened to a modernist key, which became the basis for the errors following the Council.'
Pope John Paul II recognized many of the wrong developments and made an active, sometimes courageous, effort to put the Council on the right path in its perception and effect. He was tirelessly supported by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, his Prefect of Doctrine and the Faith.

"But he too was misled on some issues that abounded, perhaps because he was the first foreign pope in the midst of a Vatican curia still wholly controlled by Italians, the heirs of the Montini era, who themselves were often associated with the Council period and its errors."
In other words, Mascarucci says, the hard line taken against Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, the great critic of the Council, and the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X, which he founded, cannot be explained. A line vigorously defended by Cardinal Secretary of State Agostino Casaroli (1914–1998) and his spiritual son Achille Cardinal Silvestrini (1923–2019), even after the death of Paul VI, as well as both influential defenders of the Eastern Policy and its rapprochement of the Church with the Soviet Union and the Communist Eastern Bloc.
"Archbishop Lefebvre was excommunicated in 1988, as demanded by the most left-wing sectors of the Roman Curia, although Cardinal Ratzinger had spoken out against it."
However, according to the above-mentioned sectors, the French archbishop had to be punished precisely because "he denounced with the greatest determination the lack of continuity of the Second Vatican Council".

John Paul II could not completely contain the "Spirit of Assisi" and other excesses, "as even his friend and great admirer Vittorio Messori repeatedly lamented."

"Messori noted the unacceptable episode of the World Day of Peace,which took place on 27 May. On October 1, 1986, in Assisi, in the presence of representatives of all world religions, pagan rites took place in the Basilica of St. Francis, chickens were slaughtered on the altar of the Basilica of St. Clare, esoteric dances and other, denounced excesses that had themselves escaped the attention of Cardinal Ratzinger, who had intervened vigorously in the days before to prevent other questionable and sacrilegious initiatives."

The German influence on the Church

Mascarucci concludes from the development:
"All this has laid the foundation for this ecumenism, which, far from promoting a relationship of mutual respect between the different faiths in the spirit of dialogue, has led to the legitimisation of the idea of a universal church, the one and the same God for all, for a person who is almost entirely free to choose the Church that best suits his preferences, because it is sufficient to believe in the true God in order to find salvation independently of baptism.
An idea that, in the years since the end of the Ratzinger era, which was marked by Benedict XVI's attempt to counter the projects of the German episcopate, based on ideas of the theologian Hans Küng to accelerate the break with tradition, by affirming the hermeneutics of continuity, especially in the ethical questions and independence of the national Episcopal Conferences from Rome. Under Bergoglio, these projects fall on fertile ground thanks to the influence exerted on the current Pope by the German Cardinal Walter Kasper, the keynote speaker for the Family Synod and the openings to remarried divorcees, dissolute marriages and homosexuals. Kasper also has the promotion of ever closer relations with that of the Lutheran and Protestant worlds as a whole." 
Cardinal Walter Kasper and his influence on the pontificate of Pope Francis

The Amazon Synod was the logical consequence of a policy "aimed at affirming the triumph of syncretism in the name of the only God of a world unity religion." As such, this could be "recognized and revered under every form, symbol and deity, whether Christian or pagan."
The result is a Catholic Church "which, despite assertions to the contrary, is reduced to a mere agency for the promotion of good, a kind of NGO empowered solely for support, solidarity and hospitality without any conversion purpose, and rather interested in subjecting faith to the project of planetary globalism. Only in this way can the Koran recited in the Church be declared a sign of respect for Muslim migrants who are welcomed in the name of universal Soros goodness."
Archbishop Vigano is therefore right, says Mascarucci:

"The time has come to discuss the Second Vatican Council and the fruits it produced, in the hope that the future Pope will submit the request for a profound revision in the sign of the only true faith, the only true Gospel, the only true Magisterium and the only true Incarnate Word, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the God incarnated for the salvation of mankind, as its own."

Text: Giuseppe Nardi Picture: MiL/Vatican.va (Screenshot)

[1] Americo Mascarucci: La rivoluzione di Papa Francesco. Come cambia la Chiesa da don Milani a Lutero, Historica Edizioni, Cesena 2018.

[2] Americo Mascarucci: La Chiesa nella politica. Come cambiata la CEI da Ruini a papa Francesco, Historica Edizioni, Cesena 2019.

[3] Enzo Mazzi: Il valore dell'eresia, ManifestoLibri, Rome 2010.

Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com

AMDG

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
AMDG

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.

AMDG

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
AMDG 

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...
AMDG







Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...