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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

New Archbishop of Berlin - member of "shadow synod" and fan of Kasper's proposals

From Augustinius at Rorate Caeli

The Holy See today announced the appointment of Heiner Koch, 61 years old, Bishop of Dresden-Meiβen, as the new Archbishop of Berlin. His appointment comes after his election by the Berlin Cathedral Chapter, which is required under the complex system of concordats that governs Church-State relations in Germany. Nevertheless the final ratification of such elections still lies with the Pope. Berlin is a small diocese by German standards, but due to its immense social and political importance for all of Europe, six of its seven Ordinaries from 1935 to 2014 have been raised to the Cardinalate while in office. 

The Archbishop-elect heads the German hierarchy's Commission for Marriage and Family and is one of the three German delegates to the 2015 Synod along with Reinhard Cardinal Marx of Munich and Franz-Josef Bode, Bishop of Osnabruck. Despite some conservative-sounding statements made by the Archbishop-elect during the Benedict years (such as a 2012 statement on the futility of discussing matters already closed by the Magisterium) he is now without question aligned with the "progressivist" camp. All three German delegates to the 2015 Synod have publicly come out in favor of the Kasper "hypothesis" and all three attended the now-infamous "Shadow Synod" held on May 25 at the Gregorianum in Rome. 

Remember this list?

May their names live in infamy forever and ever for their intent to assemble secretly to discard the clear words of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the name of Him Who Himself is Love, and to favor a certain kind of press to make their new doctrine known to the world:

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, president of the German Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop of Munich and Freising
Archbishop Georges Pontier, president of the French Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop of Marseille
Bishop Markus Büchel, president of the Swiss Bishops’ Conference, Bishop of St. Gallen
Bishop Franz-Josef Bode of Osnabrück, Germany
Bishop Heiner Koch of Dresden-Meißen/Meissen, Germany
Bishop Felix Gmür of Basel, Switzerland
Bishop Jean-Marie Lovey of Sitten/Sion, Switzerland
Bishop Bruno Ann-Marie Feillet of Reims, France
Bishop Jean-Luc Brunin of Le Havre, France

On one hand, the Pope says many things about "gender ideology" and not to have computers in children's rooms. What good does if on the other hand, he makes appointments that may undermine the teaching of the Church?


TLM said...

As I've said very often: Modernists (of which Pope Francis IS) talk out of both sides of their mouths. He has been doing this from the beginning. I didn't myself quite understand this myself until I read an excellent piece by Steve Skojak on 1P5. This was about a year ago or more. If I remember correctly the title of the piece was: 'Modernists confuse, but that's the general idea.' Or.....something to that effect. Spelled out exactly how they work and why. How they 'advance' their form of relative 'theology'. So now, I pay attention not only to the true and orthodox things coming from him, but the not so true. He is true to form, absolutely no doubt about it, he is a true modernist.

torchofthefaith said...

Dear Vox,

That disconnect between today's good words about ''gender ideology'' and the warnings about the internet in children's rooms on the one hand and this latest appointment on the other is exactly what hit us this morning too.

As TLM suggests, this is the way of Modernism.

rubyroad said...

And meet with a "transgendered Argentinian and "his" fiancee and hear of their future plans to "raise a family."