Pope Francis corrects the special German way

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Collective method? – “If the Church in Germany is to restore its connection with the Church of the world, not only must the letter of Pope Francis be read, but also that Vatican II must be recognized at the end.” Written by Gerhard Card. Miller

The Vatican (kath.net/pl) With extraordinary clarity, Pope Francis recognized the collected German path as a dead end by saying in comparison to the Protestant communities in Germany: “We don’t need a second church of this kind.” (Link) This warning contains neither an implicit criticism of the “Evangelical Church in Germany” (EKD) nor recognition of it as a church “in the proper sense” (Dominus Jesus 17; see also Confessio Augustana 8).

Because, according to the Catholic faith, the Church of Christ is realized historically and socially “in the Catholic Church, which is governed by the Successor of Peter and his bishops collaborating with him” (Vatican II, Lumen 8).

What the supreme teacher of Christianity aims at is rather the loss of Catholic hermeneutics (knowledge of knowledge), through which not only the body of the “conciliar way”, but also two-thirds of the German episcopate, is moved to division, but to a relapsed contradiction to Catholic doctrine and devaluation of the adjective “Catholic” into just a traditional phrase. However, being “Catholic” does not mean that using the political and financial resources of German dioceses to manipulate the sign of the Church associated with the “Secret revealed by its establishment in the Divine Trinity” (Lumen gentium 5) does not have anything to do anymore. The content of being a Catholic is determined by God’s universal will for salvation. The Church’s essence and divine mission cannot be understood from a political, socio-psychological perspective, and certainly not through ideological classifications, or reduced to a secular organization. The decisive flaw in the Frankfurt body is the denial of the secret, in complete contrast to the teachings of Vatican II, which states: the most intimate union with God as well as with all humanity. ”(Light of the Gentiles 1). Only those who are called as truly Catholics in the sense of active confession who are “fully assimilated into the communion of the Church, possessing the Spirit of Christ and accepting her whole system and all the means of salvation that are in her and in her. Visible communion with Christ, who is governed by the pope and the bishops, through the bonds of professing faith and sacraments (cf. LG 11), government and ecclesiastical communion” (Lumen gentium 14).

Incidentally, against the absurd assertion that the present church is an ideological construct of the nineteenth century, it should be noted that Irenaeus of Lyon, recently recognized as the “Teacher of the Church of Unity”, used the Apostolic Creed against the Gnostics and Manichaeans of the second century coined the same content (Adversus haereses I, 10). In contrast to the old Protestant exegesis (i.e. theological epistemology) with the principle of “sola scriptura”, which means that the Word of God is found only in the Bible and represents the only criterion for inspired and justified faith, and for the new Protestant view that Jesus is only a moral example and a membrane for our sense of God, as The Catholic Church teaches: “Sacred Tradition and the Bible constitute the only sacred treasure of the Word of God entrusted to the Church” (Dei Verbum 10).

In the “supernatural meaning of faith for all the people” in God (Lumen gentium 12), the Church is constantly presented, under the guidance of the magisterium of the Pope and bishops, with the full depth and breadth of the revelation of God and himself. The communication that came once and for all in Christ, a blessing and truth for every human being and a deepening of consciousness and awareness. But there is no new revelation. The Holy Spirit is the glorified earthly spirit of Christ, not the epitome of contemporary ideologies that would complement, correct and falsify through propagandistic framing from episcopal sites of natural truths about the world and man and the revealed truth of God himself.

Pope Francis emphasized his rejection of the replacement of Catholic doctrine by self-taught ideologies by naming a Swedish cardinal as a role model, who, along with hundreds of non-German bishops, brought erroneous epistemological principles into the course of the German Synod. By far, without turning away from the blinded shameless German professor arrogance.

The errors need not be discussed in more detail here, as they are logically caused by a fundamental non-disclosure situation.

The only remarkable thing is the monogamous emphasis on sexuality, which – reduced to mere instinctive gratification – betrays the image of man without a living God, which can only be described as anthropological nihilism, even if there is still talk of love at the level of narcissistic passion, but not in the sense Christian for my love and sacrifice.

Where “love is no longer the bond of perfection” (Col 3:14) that unites all members of the body of Christ, in a theologically broken community, the “will to power” remains the driving force for securing influence and disposition around money. Contrary to the enormous presumption of “ecclesiastical councils” to decide on the necessity of family service for bishops, priests, and deacons, the Second Vatican Council “referred to the great dignity of the priesthood” (Presbyterorum ordinis 1). According to this, this position has “the most important and undeniably more and more difficult tasks in the renewal of the Church of Christ.”

The ministry of bishops, priests, and tripartite deacons, which emerged from apostolicity, is in no way without a basis in Scripture and is merely a special or incorrect form of its development, but a continuation of Christ’s mission from the Father (John 21:20) with the authority of the Holy Spirit (Acts 20, 28). ). It is conferred through the sacrament of the priesthood, in which Christ, as head of the Church in the Holy Spirit, appoints bishops/priests as pastors and gives them the spiritual authority “to head the flock for which they are shepherds, teachers in education, as priests in holy worship and servants in government” (Lumen 20) .

The tireless struggle against the celibacy of the priests and the nefarious suspicion of charismatic, freely chosen celibacy for the Kingdom of Heaven as the source and cause of sexual perversions, including criminal attacks on adolescents, is a stark proof of the distance from Catholic thinking and from the denial in general of grace that does not oppose nature, but rather It purifies, raises and completes it. Here, too, the majority of Frankfurt Synodalists are on the wrong path and stand in contrast to the supernatural nature of faith and the sacrament of the Church when Vatican II says: “The Church has complete and perpetual goodness for the Church.” The kingdom of heaven, the King of Christ, is bequeathed to the Lord … especially respected in connection with the priestly life ”(Presbyterorum ordinis 16).

If the Church in Germany wants to regain its connection with the universal Church, of which she is a part and without which it would not be Catholic, then it should not only Pope Francis’ message to the people of God pilgrims in Germany (link) Read, but also finally the second.

This is the only way to slow down the tide of exodus and to overcome the inward exodus of serious believers if one makes clear to oneself and others that the Church is not a miserable product of draft resolutions and oral contributions from the emperor’s legates, but that “the kingdom of Christ is already in secret, and it grows visibly in this world by the power of God.” (The Light of Nations 3). “By the power of the Gospel, the Holy Spirit constantly renews and renews the Church and leads her into perfect union with her Bridegroom. Because the Spirit and the Bride say to the Lord Jesus, Come. Thus the whole Church appears “as a people united by the unity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” (Lumen Gentium 4).

kath.net reading tip: The full length of Pope Francis’ message to the people of God pilgrims in Germany! (end to end)

File photo of Cardinal Muller in the Vatican press room (c) Michael Heisman

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