Sunday, September 28, 2014

German Bishops Want a "Pastoral Aggiornamento" at the Bishops' Synod

Cardinal Marx at Discussion Forum in Magdeburg
(Rome) In a few days in Rome, the Synod of Bishops on the Family will begin. The unofficial theme is, according to the specifications of Cardinal Walter Kasper: "Communion for remarried divorcees". On which side the great majority of the German bishops are,  is already clear. The Rhenish alliance stands behind Cardinal Kasper and whose  bishops it wants to take things in their own hands at the Synod of Bishops.  The President of the German Bishops' Conference, Archbishop Reinhard Marx of Cardinal of Munich and Freising said that quite frankly at the "Discussion Forum" in Magdeburg two weeks ago.
Cardinal Marx  has experienced a boost in his career under Pope Francis. He has been DBK President for a few months, and starting in 2015  he will be Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community  (COMECE) and belongs, since April 2013, as  the representative of Europe to the C-9 Cardinal Advisory, which advises the pope on the management of the universal Church and the reform of the Curia. Also, the Pope also made him the coordinator of the new Economic Council of the Vatican.

German Bishops Want "Pastoral Aggiornamento"

Cardinal Marx belongs with the German church, as a weighty spokesmen for a "pastoral aggiornamento"  in order to bring justice within the family which have been in "situations unknown until a few years ago". The allusion refers to the Synod of Bishops on the Family, held under Pope John Paul II. in 1980 and was reflected in the Apostolic Exhortation Familiaris Consortio. It will  say that the majority of the German episcopate is of the opinion that Familiaris Consortio  is no longer on  "timely" because of how quickly and radically people  change  behavior.
This  Marx was told also by his German brothers of Cardinal rank, Gerhard Müller, Cardinal, Prefect of the Congregation, very directly and candidly. The meeting was "cordial" held in a  "benign" atmosphere. Head of the delegation, said Marx modestly,   was not he, but Bishop Franz-Josef Bode of Osnabrück.
Cardinal Müller  is considered, due to his position, as well as his German origin, as the main opponent of Cardinal Kasper's theses. Müller points out that the "mercy is  the completion of justice" and that therefore it could never be used to to remove the Ten Commandments or weaken the meaning and scope of the sacraments or even to override them. Otherwise there  would be a "serious manipulation of true charity." A hard accusation by the CDF Prefect of Kasper and Marx in the meeting without Müller calling them by name.

The Attempt, to Put Reigns Action on the Synod Itself

Marx announced in Magdeburg, however, that he personally, as soon as the Synod will have begun, as President of the German Bishops' Conference  has an already revised document he will present that will explain the position of the German bishops at the Synod. In any case the majority. The minority will probably have no voice at the Synod. Those German bishops who support the position of Kasper, Marx and his predecessor, Zollitsch, all are notable signatories of the document, so says the DBK-chairman. The ranks of the German bishops will be pretty close.
Marx left no doubt in Magdeburg that the document that was presented the front line of   the cardinal consistory by Cardinal Kasper in February. The announced document seems to be another part of a deliberate and planned strategy to  take control, one that harks back to the year 2013. In calculations perhaps up to the conclave. The detailed document prepared by Kasper and Marx seems to want to steer the discussion of the Synod of Bishops in a certain direction.
Excited about the prospects, are progressive organizations like "We Are Church". The President Martha Heizer who was excommunicated with her husband for arbitrary imitation of  Holy Mass, said: "Just a quick, compelling and anthropocentric reform" could help in its resultant sexual morality, could contribute to the  shortening of the distance between the traditional teaching of the Church and the reality of the lives of the Catholic faithful.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: Diocese of Magdeburg (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred


Catholic faithful said...

The "reality of the lives of the Catholic faithful" is that WE DO NOT WANT NOR NEED YOU HERETICS AND YOUR BULLSHIT IN OUR CHURCH. So GET OUT!!! And take your antichrist pope with you.

pattif said...

I wonder why there seems to be so little pastoral concern from Cardinal Kasper and his supporters for those Catholics who, following civil divorce, have nevertheless remained faithful to the vows they made before God and his Church?

Anonymous said...

The German Bishops have been rolling in money since they've been the beneficiaries of a portion of federal tax revenues year after year. With former Catholics opting out of declaring themselves with a religious affiliation (and therefore exempting themselves from the tax), the well is drying up . SO: it's really $ that's driving these wolves: they figure if they succeed in this Communion for divorced and remarried Catholic routine, the coffers will be bulging again.


Anonymous said...

The object of the Synod is the complete surrender of Catholic morality.

Tancred said...

That's very insightful, and probably true, but Protestants have the same problem and also are suffering almost as much as Catholics.

Woody said...

As a first question: where is the corpus on that cross? Looks a lot like the Church of Nice, doesn't it?

Tancred said...

Marx is a homo-enabler, to put it bluntly.

Anonymous said...

I am hoping I can incur a formal excommunication, somehow, for my absolute disdain for Francis, his ilk, for Catholic pastoral practices related to marriage and the annulment process.

Any decent Canon Lawyers in the readership who might have some tips. I do not want to violate any civil or criminal laws but I am sick of what the Catholic Church has become and where it is headed.

Someone needs to get Francis angry enough to show exactly how barbaric he truly is.


Anonymous said...

Anon 7:18 Pharisees are those who let Herods such as Anthony Brown, Andrew Cuomo, Nicholas Sarkozy, Francois Hollande, etc. get away with adultery (and baby murder) for money: [And I would like to emphasize ALL these divorced and remarried who present themselves are ALREADY receiving communion -- this synod is just to provide the fig leaf for what is already de facto practice in church today.]

"[Jesus said] You cannot serve both God and money. The Pharisees, who dearly loved their money, heard all this and scoffed at him. Then he said to them, “You like to appear righteous in public, but God knows your hearts. What this world honors is detestable in the sight of God.“Until John the Baptist, the law of Moses and the messages of the prophets were your guides. But now the Good News of the Kingdom of God is preached, and everyone is eager to get in. But that doesn’t mean that the law has lost its force. It is easier for heaven and earth to disappear than for the smallest point of God’s law to be overturned. A man who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery. And anyone who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery.” Luke 16:13-18

Anonymous said...

I am one of those whom you describe.

We are the intended targets of Kasper and his backer, Bergoglio.

Our marriages are anathema to SATAN/FRANCIS.


Damask Rose said...

"Just a quick, compelling and anthropocentric reform" could help in its resultant sexual morality, could contribute to the shortening of the distance between the traditional teaching of the Church and the reality of the lives of the Catholic faithful."

Now, this has just got to be one of the totally best ironic statements I've ever read...


Anonymous said...

Protestants don't have to worry about Communion for their divorced and remarried.


Anonymous said...

In my opinion, that's a tired old duck, just like saying the USA bishops want illegal Mexicans for the collection plate. Anyone who shares a parish with Mexicans knows that if you had to depend on their donations, the parishes would close. No knock against the poor Mexicans who are barely above min, wage, but the bling-adorned big car rich ones don't seem as a rule especially generous.If what I read on this site is reliable, I would guess most of the German- and European- bishops are homosexual, whether active or not. They don't appreciate marriage, may see this as a prelude to legitimatizing homosexual unions. Still, I can't see them overturning the teaching of Christ Himself.

Take cardinal seats away from Germany and the USA. Reduce the number of sees in France, Italy Spain, Belgium, south America, and Holland. Give them to the Chinese, the Koreans, the Indians, Middle East Churches in union, and the Africans, the growers of the Church. of course this Pope won't do that.

Anonymous said...

That's a new one: illegal Mexicans for the collection plate? I doubt it. The American miters want illegal Mexican and Latin Americans of any nationality because so much of their revenue now comes through government agencies which subsidize diocesan social programs. There's not close accounting by the Federal government, so the regular diocesan coffers get their skim. C'mon, man: you need to catch up with the scams.


As to giving more Red Hats to Asia and Africa as a solution to the Church's agony: well, I'll be kind and say that's just plain delusional. After 50 years, the rot is everywhere.

Anonymous said...

memo to the German bishops- go join the hertics- Lutheran Sect

Anonymous said...


Michael said...

Here is my take on this disgusting story.

"The Rhine sewage flows into the Tiber (again)"

The latest from the German pastoral excrement school of theology.... The theses [feces?] from the theologian chosen by the Pope....

Read more here:

Clinton R. said...

The German bishops wish to separate themselves from the Catholic Church. They can call themselves "Catholic", but their heresy proves otherwise.

Anonymous said...

I'd prefer to give the Holy Father the benefit of the doubt, in that he's perhaps trying to bring the issue to a head once and for all so as to shut the Germans down on it, before I start outing him as the antichrist. Having said that, the outcome will either be an "oh - really?" moment not just for the Germans but for the media that love to quote him out of context so as to paint a "new improved Pope - with added liberalness" picture - or it will be time to batten down the hatches.