|Kardinal Kurt Koch|
(kreuz.net) There is "not a hermeneutic of pure continuity" in the interpretation of the Second Vatican Council by the Pope.
This oft repeated expression was made by the Old Liberal curial Cardinal Kurt Koch -- who is the President of the Pontifical Council for Unity -- to the German 'Katholischen Nachrichtenagentur'.
Empty Mist Instead of Catholic Doctrine
An interpretation of the "hermeneutic of pure continuity" would apparently be a substitution by the Traditionalists -- maundered the Cardinal.
In reality the Old Believers have maintained that the Pastoral Council represents a break with the Doctrine of the Church.
The Cardinal made a lot of mist: The Pope sees "a connection of renewal and continuity in the sense that the Council desired and needed a renewal of the Church but not a new Church."
Wants a Class of a Class
Cardinal Koch styled the documents of the Pastoral Council with the same comb, although they arranged are in four large Constitutions, nine decrees and three statutes.
On may -- apparently a "purely formal" -- distinction between the documents.
In any case the Cardinal fabricated then "a problem, as the Council of Trent (1545-1563) had only enacted decrees and no constitutions."
What the Cardinal didn't say: The Council of Trent formulated "anathemas", which condemned errors in sentences as clear as glass.
At the Pastoral Council Cardinal Koch saw "hardly any difference" in the "binding with regard to its content".
That means: the Pastoral Council itself had imputed a lower dogmatic value binding character.
He attempted to enhance the Decree on Ecumenism that it apparently has its dogmatic formulations in the non-dogmatic Constitution of the Church.
The Ecumenism-Cardinal Insults the Protestants
As far as the reconciliation of the Society of St. Pius X, Cardinal Koch sees difficulties in that they see errors in the Pastoral Council.
"That Councils can also contain errors, is in any case an error which goes back to Martin Luther" -- said the Cardinal critically on the fabrications of the Protestants.
The Old Believers must "really ask, where they actually stand" themselves -- as he leveled a broadside against the inventor of Protestantism.
Actually Cardinal Koch shows himself as more papal than the Pope.
Because the Pastoral Council did not avail itself of the infallibility of a dogmatic Council -- which Luther denied.
Take Care, Cardinal Koch
The Lefebrist website 'pius.info' posed the question today, "if the Cardinal is leading people with intention into error".
The hapless Cardinal needs remedial Catechism: A Council is infallible, when it defines a doctrine of the Faith.
This is the point that Martin Luther contested.
On the contrary the Church has never insisted that "everything, which is within the text of a Council is infallible."
Dogmatized the Pastoral Council After the Fact
The Pastoral Council understands itself as a Pastoral Council.
For that reason it could "not raise the claim of binding character."
The founder of the Society, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre (+1991), had frequently pointed out that one said during the Council , that it wasn't necessary to express with dogmatic precision what would merely be treated as a Pastoral Council.
Actually: "After the Council then one would begin to make the texts dogmatic, as Cardinal Koch had done."
The Conciliar Church is a Divided Kingdom
Cardinal Koch also contradicted a statement by Cardinal Walter Brandmueller in the past May.
The later attested that the Conciliar documents over inter-religious dialog and apparent religious freedom had no "dogmatically binding content".
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