Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Out of the rot and confusion of Germany's bishops comes a voice of Truth

There can be no denying the literal evil coming out of the hierarchy and the Church in Germany. The power that these men wield because of their wealth and the influence which this gives them upon many around the world and in Rome is disturbing.

In a report on March 23 in the Catholic Herald, Cardinal Walter Kasper urged that "We should all pray" for the Holy Spirit's guidance over the Synod "because a battle is going on." Kasper made his remarks in English presenting his new book to be published by the Paulist Press, Pope Francis's Revolution of Tenderness and Love. I can't wait to stand in line to get this bestseller. The Cardinal went on to say that “Hopefully, the synod will be able to find a common answer, with a large majority." On the matter of doctrine, Kasper said that he hopes there "will not be a rupture with tradition, but a doctrine that is a development of tradition." 

Does this man seriously think that God is going to answer prayers that will undermine doctrine or that doctrine is determined by a majority vote? 

On the matter of doctrine that it be a "development of tradition" according to Kasper, where have we heard this kind of talk before?

“Will this Pope re-write controversial Church doctrines? No. But that isn't how doctrine changes. Doctrine changes when pastoral contexts shift and new insights emerge such that particularly doctrinal formulations no longer mediate the saving message of God's transforming love, Doctrine changes when the Church has leaders and teachers who are not afraid to take note of new contexts and emerging insights. It changes when the Church has pastors who do what Francis has been insisting: leave the securities of your chanceries, of your rectories, of your safe places, of your episcopal residences go set aside the small-minded rules that often keep you locked up and shielded from the world.”

I'd like to be able to attribute that quote properly; the problem is, I really don't know who said it first. As far as can tell, it first appeared in the September 25, 2013 edition of the National Catholic Reporter and was written by Richard Gaillardetz. On the other hand, it has been used a number of times in lectures given by Father Thomas J. Rosica CSB as can be found in this report at LifeSiteNews and the accompanying video without attribution to Gaillardetz.

There is no doubt that the thinking of Kasper is in line with the quote above by whomever said it first. Doctrine changes when that doctrine that is a "development of tradition" and it "changes when pastoral contexts shift and new insights emerge."

Kasper is a Protestant. His thinking is heretical. There can be no doubt about it any longer and those that give credence to this man in Rome, no matter who they are, are like unto him. When you lie down with pigs you end up covered in mud is an apt expression.

Germany's Religious viewpoint

Meanwhile, Niedziela in Poland is carrying a report from Radio Watykańskie that German men and women religious are demanding changes to the Church's teaching on sex, marriage and homosexuality. The statement of the twenty-two thousand nuns and religious calls for the church to change its approach to sexuality and in this matter expressed more confidence in the faithful than the Church. The Church must be open as is the Orthodox Church and should bless divorcees, allowing them to receive communion. The Church should also bless same-sex couples and communion should not be denied them. German monks are inclined to the opinion that many of these would aspire to the Christian way of life and a faithful partnership for life, but cannot accept the fact that the Church requires them to maintain sexual abstinence. "How homosexuals would be considered as beloved children of God, if the Catholic Church does not bless them in their quest for a fulfilling partnership," the authors ask rhetorically. They blame the Magisterium of the Church for widening the gap between the doctrine and the everyday life of the laity.

Cardinal Marx's schismatic comments

Not long ago, we had Cardinal Marx stating; "We are no subsidiaries of Rome, Each conference of  bishops is responsible for pastoral care in its culture, and must, as its most proper task, preach the Gospel on our own. We cannot wait for a synod to tell us how we have to shape pastoral care for marriage and family here." 

Cardinal Marx is simply a new Luther! Combined with Cardinal Kasper's comments that Africans "should not tell us too much what we have to do," it becomes quite clear to all that these Germans are planning a schism one way or another as I wrote about previously.

Well, not all Germans it seems, thanks to the LORD. 

Cardinal Cordes reprimands Marx

Rorate Caeli blog is now joined by other news services reporting on a March 7, 2015 letter to Tagespost from Paul Josef Cardinal Cordes an 80 year-old Cardinal and former Curia official. Cardinal Cordes commented on Marx's "theological blurriness" and that, "as a social ethicist Cardinal Marx may know much about the dependency of branches of large corporation but in an ecclesiastical context, such statements should rather be rather left to the village pub." 

The Cardinal went on to say that the Church in Germany is "unfit to work against growing secularism." Cardinal Cordes lamented that in Cardinal Marx's comments, the idea of communion – among bishops, and with the Bishop of Rome – was sorely lacking, “even though the bishops expressly promised 'unity with the College of Bishops under the Successor of Peter' during their episcopal consecration. The sentence: 'We cannot wait for a synod to tell us how we have to shape pastoral care for marriage and family here' is not imbued with a spirit of 'Communio'.”

As reported in the NCRegister, the Cardinal “Particularly deplorable are the statements during the press conference that the 'new solutions' – everyone knows what is meant – can be theologically justified,” Cardinal Cordes wrote. “Does he want to say that the dogma of the inseparability of marriage becomes intolerable because of the life situations of remarried people? 

These "new solutions" proposed by Kasper and Marx align directly with the statement above on changing doctrine due to new "development" or "new insights."

Catholics, wake up!

We cannot sit by and allow these men to undermine the beauty of the Truth of Christ as expressed in the Magisterial teaching of the Church in some false form of mercy which we hear about daily.

There is indeed a "battle going on" and Kasper will not win it.


TLM said...

Germany indeed is the country to watch. But just this afternoon, I received an email from 'Voice of the Family', a website that was created specifically for the Synod. They posted a letter for the Vatican in defense of traditional teaching on marriage and morality that was written and signed by almost 500 priests from England and Wales. (yahoo!!!) And also Cardinal Burke has a new interview (Lifesite News) where he says basically the Synod was Hyjacked and thus manipulated by Cardinals wanting to change morality. (you go for it Cardinal Burke!!) One Priest interviewed said that they were 'discouraged and had been somewhat 'intimidated' for signing the letter by 'senior Churchmen'. Cardinal Burke says we must prepare for martyrdom regarding marriage. Regardless, I do believe one thing these apostates have accomplished in our favor is they have managed to wake up the sleeping faithful, laity and clergy alike. Looks like we are beginning to wake from our slumber, I believe thanks to the Blessed Mother's graces. I can just hear her saying: 'Wake up children! Time is late and I need you now!'

TLM said...

Oh and Yes, to add to my last comment, I understand that ALL the Cardinals in Poland have made a public statement that they will not compromise on the already fixed teaching of marriage and morality. Yep, I do believe I see signs of life. Thank you LORD!!

Anonymous said...

To change the Churches teaching on marriage and morality ,they will have to oppose the Word of God ,Christ Himself ,people have always lived in irregular relationships ,but never have they demanded that the Church change its doctrine to suit their lifestyle ,are they planning on rewriting the Ten Commandments. If the Church in Germany was living the Gospel of Christ ,they would not be wealthier then the Vatican ,and puffed up with pride because of it.Pride comes before a fall .He had filled the hungry with good things ,and the rich he had sent empty away.He had put down the mighty from their seats ,and had exalted the humble.