Protestantization of the Church Accelerates: German Bishops to Allow Communion for Remarried Divorcees October 6, 2016Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, disaster, error, foolishness, Francis, General Catholic, horror, paganism, Revolution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, Society, the struggle for the Church, unbelievable BS.
It is amazing the degree to which the program of Francis, Bishop of Rome, follows that of the modernist/progressive elements of Vatican II. Relative to the statements in the documents themselves, Vatican II unleashed a torrent of changes and chaos all out of proportion to the (I freely admit, and furthermore, passionately argue) rather limited errors that were promulgated therein. There is not much in Vatican II that can be taken to directly attack belief in the Real Presence, and yet the changes implemented since Vatican II have constituted a full-on assault on that precious belief and have left only a small minority of “Catholics” believing in this Dogma so absolutely central to the Faith. Heck, it is THE central Dogma.
The revolution was worked, primarily, with small changes. A shift of emphasis here, a dubious pronouncement there, a wink, a nod, and all of a sudden, we had an entirely new religion. Please understand, I am not under-emphasizing the importance or the scale of the errors present in most all the documents of Vatican II at all. I am simply saying, relative to their effects (ginormous), those changes themselves were relatively small.
And we see the same thing at work in the wake of the disastrous 2014/5 synods and the post-synodal exhortation Amoris Laetitia. Amoris Laetitia is a disastrous document for numerous reasons, it does gravely undermine the sanctity of marriage and the Eucharist to an amazing degree, but most all the well-placed concern over the document has come more from the, by now, all too predictable consequences of what would flow from it. By leaving the door open to Communion for those persisting in adulterous relationships with a still valid marriage under what were purported to be supposed “special circumstances,” following a “process of discernment and penance,” is now rapidly becoming a de facto acceptance of divorce in the Church and the provision of the Eucharist for those who manifestly and constantly commit adultery in a relationship outside their still-valid marriage.
Already we know that many if not all of the Bishops of the Buenos Aires region, and probably, inevitably, all of Argentina, are intending to implement a very free-wheeling interpretation of Amoris Laetitia – an interpretation provided and reinforced by Francis himself!! – opening the Eucharist to many divorced and “remarried” people. And now it seems the German bishops, the ultimate propulsive force behind this radical departure into heresy and schism, are preparing to implement Communion for the divorced and remarried on a grander scale, which will apply to the entire country:
Just after the news about Pope Francis’ support of more liberalizing approaches to the “remarried” question in Argentina and in Rome, news is now coming to us from Germany that other elements of the Catholic Church are moving in the same direction. Stephan Burger, Archbishop of Freiburg, Germany, has just announced that he expects the German Bishops’ Conference soon to allow Communion for the “remarried” throughout Germany. Katholisch.de, the official website of the German Bishops’ Conference reports on this same news today:
Stephan Burger, the Archbishop of Freiburg, expects a document of the German Bishops concerning marriage and the family and concerning the Church’s dealing with the remarried divorcees. The Bishops’ Conference has seen it as its task to pick up on Pope Francis’ recent explanations and to make them more concrete, said Burger to the Diocesan newspaper Konradsblatt in Karlsruhe.
More importantly, moreover, Burger says that Pope Francis himself wants to allow Communion for the “remarried,” as Katholisch.de also reports:
An essential point of the papal document concerning marriage and the family (Amoris Laetitia) is, in the eyes of Burger, that Francis himself wants to make free the path for the remarried to receive Holy Communion. This is, in individual cases, possible after an ‘in-depth examination and formation of conscience and after a pastoral accompaniment.’ The Archbishop stressed that ‘life is too complicated in order to have at hand a clear and unequivocal solution for everybody and everything.’ [Good Lord, you could justify positively anything with this kind of moral relativism. Really, amoral relativism. You may as well chuck the entire moral edifice of the Church with this kind of attitude, which is exactly what the leftists have always wanted: a totally neutered Church that says nothing of value to anyone, a worldly do-good society that is just another damned NGO jockeying for funding.]
Katholisch.de rightly reminds its readers that the Diocese of Freiburg has already allowed, “for several years now, the giving out of Communion to remarried divorcees and to admit them to the Sacrament of Penance in individual cases.” However, in 1993, the Vatican had condemned a similar decision made by the German Dioceses of Freiburg, Rottenburg-Stuttgart and Mainz. [What is this BS about Confession being “denied” someone. I mean, the priest may not grant absolution if one continues to manifestly persist in a grave sin without any purpose of amendment or indication of such – like someone living with someone other than their spouse, and engaging in carnal relations with them – but where on earth are such people denied “admission” to the Sacrament of Confession?]
…….The Francis Revolution keeps showing its disastrous effects. Another example of just how damaging the effects of this papacy actually are can be seen in a report by the Italian journalist Marco Tosatti. He reports today that the Belgian Bishop Johan Bonny – appointed by Pope Francis himself – has now proposed in the form of an indirect question “whether it would not be possible to establish a new rite to celebrate homosexual unions as well as cohabiting couples.”
They will leave nothing left. Look, I use the term “different religion” as a kind of catch-all for the modernist/leftist influences in the Church, and there are certainly many arguments, some quite persuasive, that the Novus Ordo establishment-types have constituted a new and different religion since Vatican II, but this here……..this is making the tattered fig leaf of unity whither to nothingness. If Communion becomes a free-for-all, then it means nothing – read my previous post from St. Justin Martyr, on adherence to Doctrine, practice, and eschewing of all sin that contradicts same, as being a prerequisite for reception of Holy Communion. And that was written almost 1900 years ago!
I’ve always been very reticent to draw the most obvious conclusions from the experience of the Church in the past 50+ years since the Council, because the implications of such considerations are soul-crushing. Under Benedict (boy, was I fooled – well, kinda), that fig leaf of unity seemed to have a little bit of realism to it, we, or I, could fool ourselves that the worst was over and things would improve, at least after a fashion, and maybe many years down the line. That is obviously not the case. Apparently, these guys are absolutely determined to force the issue. You will either submit to the new religion and all that implies, or…….you can go through many months or years of agonizing existential angst, at the least, that’s for sure.
I don’t let myself think about this stuff much because the answers are all very bleak and none too comforting. But, like I said, they appear absolutely determined to make those who take this “stuff” – this religion, this Faith – seriously think about constantly.
I’d probably be better off if I just totally unplugged. Yellowknife, here I come!