|Cardinal Ezzati Shows Jesuits the Door|
(Santiago de Chile) The "New Mercy" of Cardinal Kasper, which at present is generously supported by Pope Francis, has lost a not insignificant wheel. 500 Catholic priests in England and Wales have called for a clear affirmation in the Synod of Bishops for the traditional Catholic teaching on marriage and to match pastoral practice with this doctrine. Almost simultaneously, Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Ezzati of Santiago de Chile in Latin America, dismissed the famous Jesuit Jorge Carrasco Costadoat from his professorship of theology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. The Archbishop is Chancellor of the University.
As InfoCatolica reported the Dean of the Faculty of Theology, Fredy Parra, had asked the Archbishop to reconsider his decision again. There had also been a meeting. But the Cardinals politely showed the Jesuits the door.
Synod of Bishops Keywords: Homosexuality - Remarried divorcees
The reasons for the dismissal can be divided into two key words summarized of the Synod of Bishops in Rome: homosexuals and divorced and remarried. Father Costadoat publicly supported the theses of the Bishop of Antwerp, Johan Bonny, who already worked for Cardinal Walter Kasper when he was in Rome still directing the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Bonny demanded that the church will grant full recognition of homosexual relationships and homosexuality.
The Jesuit Costadoat also sent clear signals for the "opening" to the divorced and remarried and demanded admission to the sacraments. Therefore, he tried Kaspers thesis of the "case by case" that rejects a fundamental rule. Father Costadoat represents the so-called theology of circumstances, which is by no means new in reality. He considers it "pastorally negative," to tell the person concerned the truth, that they are in a state of "grave sin" because "if I put myself in their shoes and I suffer, I feel humiliated." To deny remarried divorcees Holy Communion, poses "a denial of the 'truth' of the Gospel," according to the Jesuit.
Cardinal: Jesuit contrary to Holy Scripture, Magisterium and Tradition
There Cardinal Ezzati called upon the plan that actually is considered very cautiously. The Archbishop then accused him of, among other things, of taking no account of the suffering and humiliation of the abandoned spouse and the marriage sacrament and to ignore that we are dealing with a divorce and a civil remarriage as the result of a deliberate and conscious breach.
These and similar statements and considerations brought the Jesuit theologians in complete contradition to Holy Scripture, the Magisterium and Tradition whereupon Cardinal Ezzati took action in order not to feed the confusion.
A circle of progressive theology students published a press release after the dismissal in which they represented the action as an advantage, because now Father Costadoat would enjoy academic freedom to spread his "rebel opinion".
Abuse of Catholic Structures for the Dissemination of Personal Theories
As an entry shows in his blog, Father Costadoat seems to actually have not understood the meaning of the archbishop's action: "If we confuse the mission of a university with the needs of the Christian religion, it is the catholicity of the university, which is despised."
This prompted No Cristianofobia to write: Father Costadoat seems to have "neither understood the blatant schizophrenia nor his still intolerable and cowardly fraud, inherent to his actions, using a Catholic institution, such as the University, to disseminate his own personal academic theories contrary to Catholic doctrine."
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
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