Synod Using Clerical Abuse Crisis as Revolutionary Pretext?

“… Some German Catholics have voiced concern that the abuse crisis is being exploited in order to introduce the Synodal Way’s revolutionary goals. 

The sex-abuse scandal “is only being used for the radical restructuring of the Church,” said Meuser, himself an abuse survivor. “Because of abuse, we need abuse prosecution, not ‘Church reform,’” he added. 

Commenting on the Synodal Way’s Facebook group, German Catholic layman Thomas Roik decried how abuse has been “instrumentalized to enforce political Church demands,” adding that it is making “a mockery of the victims.”

Cardinal Reinhard Marx

The Synodal Way’s claim that it is dealing with the real causes of the abuse crisis is also hotly disputed. 

Writing in the Neue Zurcher Zeitung on Feb. 10, German Catholic writer and philosopher Martin Mosebach said he believed the underpinning philosophy of the “Synodal Way” is the very one that aggravated the abuse, and which mostly took place in the post-conciliar era — a time, he said, marked by the collapse of “structures of obedience.” He asserted that the abuse took place not because priests “broke under the yoke” of discipline, doctrine and tradition, but, rather, because they had been “freed for decades from clear spiritual supervision.”

—Update. January 25: Pope Francis decries German Synodal Way as ‘Neither helpful or serious’

Excerpt Source: NCReg. Edward Pentin

Cardinal Marx Celebrates Mass Marking ‘20 Years of Queer Worship

Cardinal Marx

The full flowering of Infiltration: “According to CNA Deutsch, Bishop Bätzing said that he believed a change to the Catechism was necessary, expressing openness to blessings of homosexual unions, saying “we need solutions for this.”

The Catechism states: “Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that ‘homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.’ They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.”

When the God of traditional Catholic Theology has been either secretly ruled out or transvalued beyond recognition all that remains prior to God’s judgment is “the lusts of the flesh, the lusts of the eyes and the pride of life” — 1 Jn. 2:15-17

Catholic Theological Progressivism: What it is.

— Dr. Ralph Martin; “I never thought I’d see this..

“A modern emotional religion might at any moment have turned Catholicism into Manichaeism. But when Religion would have maddened men, Theology kept them sane.”— G.K. Chesterton, St. Thomas Aquinas

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