SSPX on Interim Report: Striking resemblance to scandalous Kasper statements

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Synod on the family: a doctrinal revolution under a pastoral mask

(DICI) – On Monday October 13, 2014, the Relator General of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, Cardinal Peter Erdö (image), Primate of Hungary, published an Interim Report that gives an idea of the tenor of the debates conducted behind closed doors for a week already, and will continue for another.

What strikes the reader at first is finding in this report the scandalous statements made by the progressive Cardinal Walter Kasper in an interview with journalist Andrea Tornielli on September 18th, almost a month ago.  As though everything was already foreseen….  Judge for yourself:

Cardinal Kasper, September 18th:  “Church doctrine is not a closed system: the Second Vatican Council teaches us that there is a development, leading towards an eventual enrichment. I wonder if a deeper understanding similar to what we saw in ecclesiology is possible in this case (i.e. that of divorced Catholics who have remarried civilly – editor’s note): although the Catholic Church is Christ’s true Church, there are elements of ecclesiality beyond the institutional boundaries of the Church. Couldn’t some elements of sacramental marriage also be recognized in civil marriages in certain cases? For example, a lifelong commitment, mutual love and care, Christian life and a public declaration of commitment that do not exist in common-law marriages.”

Cardinal Erdö, October 13th:  “[A] significant hermeneutic key is found in the teaching of Vatican Council II, which, although it affirms that “the one Church of Christ subsists in the Catholic Church,” also declares that “many elements of sanctification and of truth are found outside of its visible structure … these elements, as gifts belonging to the Church of Christ, are forces impelling toward Catholic unity” (Lumen Gentium, 8).  In this light, the value and consistency of natural marriage must first be emphasized. Some wounds whether the sacramental fullness of marriage does not exclude the possibility of recognizing positive elements even in the imperfect forms that may be found outside this nuptial situation, which are nevertheless ordered in relation to it. The doctrine of levels of communion, formulated by Vatican Council II, confirms the idea of a structured way of participating in the Mysterium Ecclesiae by baptized persons.  In the same, perspective, which we may describe as inclusive, the Council makes it possible to appreciate the positive elements present in other religions (cf. Nostra Aetate, 2) and cultures, despite their limits and their insufficiencies (cf.Redemptoris Missio, 55).”  [Interim Report, paragraphs 17-19]

In an interview granted to DICI on October 3rd, Bp. Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X, had shown the specious reasoning of Cardinal Kasper:  “He proposes applying pastorally to marriage the new principles concerning the Church that were spelled out at the Council in the name of ecumenism:  there are elements of ecclesiality outside the Church.  He moves logically from ecclesial ecumenism to matrimonial ecumenism:  thus, in his opinion, there are elements of Christian marriage outside of the sacrament.  To see things concretely, just ask spouses what they would think of ‘ecumenical’ marital fidelity, or fidelity in diversity!”

In the March 15, 2014, issue of Il Foglio, Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, Archbishop of Bologna, responded to Cardinal Kasper’s proposals about giving communion to the divorced-and-remarried during the Consistory of February 20th of this year:  “Therefore, there is such a thing as extramarital human sexuality that the Church considers legitimate.  But that negates the central pillar of the Church’s teaching on sexuality.  At that point someone might wonder: why not approve cohabitation?  Or homosexual unions?”

Cardinal Erdö’s report opens up supposedly “pastoral” perspectives in two directions:  “A new dimension of today’s pastoral theology consists in understanding the positive reality of civil marriage and alsocohabitation, taking into account the due differences…. Furthermore in such common-law marriages, it is possible to perceive authentic family values, or at least the wish for them. Pastoral care should always start from these positive aspects….  Homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community: are we capable of welcoming these people, guaranteeing them a fraternal space in our communities? Often they wish to encounter a Church that offers them a welcoming home. Are our communities capable of providing that, accepting and valuing their sexual orientation, without compromising Catholic doctrine on the family and matrimony?”  [Interim Report, paragraphs 36-38-50]

These propositions—which purportedly claim to be merely “pastoral” without any doctrinal implication, just like at the Second Vatican Council—will be subject to debate by the members of the Extraordinary Synod this week and in all dioceses during the year 2014-2015, before the meeting of the Ordinary Synod that is to be held in October 2015.

But already, by the very admission of Cardinals Kasper and Erdo, we can say that, as Vatican II introduced ecumenism with its notion of more or less perfect communion, the Synod is working to propose the ecumenical marriage with a modular notion of indissolubility, that is to say, more or less soluble in the “pastoral”.

On October 3, Bishop Fellay said: “we blame the Council for making this artificial distinction between doctrine and pastoral practice, because pastoral practice must follow from doctrine.  Through multiple pastoral concessions, substantial changes have been introduced in the Church, and its doctrine has been affected.  This is what happened during and after the Council, and we denounce the same strategy that is being used today against the morality of marriage.”

Source : FSSPX/MG – DICI

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Cardinal Kasper: Pope wants bishops to decide on Communion proposal!!

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Heretic Cardinal Kasper: Pope wants bishops to decide on Communion proposal!

(CNS) — The author of a controversial proposal to make it easier for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Communion says he believes Pope Francis backs the measure but would not apply it without support from bishops at two upcoming synods on the family.

“I had the impression the pope is open for a responsible, limited opening of the situation, but he wants a great majority of the bishops behind himself. He does not like division within the church and the collegiality of bishops,” German Cardinal Walter Kasper, speaking English, told Catholic News Service Oct. 1. “I have the impression the pope is ready to reaffirm such a thing, but now it depends also on the voices of the bishops in the synod.”

By church law, divorced and civilly remarried Catholics are not admitted to Communion unless they obtain an annulment of their first, sacramental marriages or abstain from sexual relations with their new partners, living together as “brother and sister.”

Pope Francis has said the predicament of such Catholics exemplifies a general need for mercy in the church today. He invited Cardinal Kasper to address the world’s cardinals at the Vatican in February, when the cardinal argued that, in certain cases, the church can “tolerate something that, in itself, is unacceptable”: a couple living together as husband and wife in a second union.

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“I spoke beforehand with the pope himself; otherwise I would not have touched this problem in my conference. The pope encouraged me as a question,” the cardinal said.

That question is sure to be one of the most discussed at the Oct. 5-19 extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family, which will prepare the agenda for a larger world synod in October 2015. The later gathering will make recommendations to the pope, who will make the final decision on any change.

Already, Cardinal Kasper’s proposal has provoked a lively debate at the highest levels. Four cardinals who will take part in the 2014 synod — including the Vatican’s doctrinal and finance chiefs and the head of its highest court — have recently published essays arguing against the cardinal’s proposal.

Critics commonly point to the several scriptural prohibitions of second marriages, especially Jesus’ words in Matthew 19:9: “Whoever divorces his wife (unless the marriage is unlawful) and marries another commits adultery.”

Cardinal Kasper says condemning second unions on that basis reflects a “fundamentalistic” reading of the Bible.

“We have to integrate such a word, one word of Jesus Christ, in the whole context of his message. We cannot take only one phrase and suddenly make all the consequences. We have to integrate it in the whole message of love, and of mercy, of forgiveness, of a new chance,” he said.

The cardinal says describing second unions as adulterous is especially insensitive in a pastoral context.

“If you tell people who live in this way and they do it in a responsible way, tell them that adultery, permanent adultery, I think they would feel insulted and offended. We must be very careful also in our language,” he said. “Permanent adultery? It seems to me too strong.” (!!)

Cardinal Kasper said some second unions, while not equivalent to a sacramental marriage, possess some of the “essential elements of marriage and of a family: there is love, there is commitment, there is exclusivity, there is forever, there is prayer life, there are children, they’re well-educated in Christian life. Many things are there and especially there is a public dimension.”

While expressing his “high esteem” for those who abstain from sexual relations under such circumstances, the cardinal says he questions “whether this can be the path for everybody, especially if you are younger people, because such a marriage, also if it is a civil marriage, has its inner dynamics and whether we can focus only on this point of sexual relations, that’s the question I have. We can say, we can advise people to do so, but to impose (abstinence), I have my questions about this point.”

Under the right circumstances, he said, the church might not merely tolerate sexual relations in an “irregular” union but even consider them good:

“Such a sexual relation within such a couple has also its positive values; it’s not only its negative values, and I think the first word of the church always, in every situation, is a ‘yes.’ ‘I’m happy that God gives you this love and that you can express this love.’ It’s not the fullness already, but who of us loves God and loves the neighbor as he should do it? We are all on the way.”

Cardinal Kasper rejects the arguments of some critics, such as Cardinal Carlo Caffarra of Bologna, Italy, that justifying non-marital sexual relations under these circumstances would weaken other church teachings on sexuality, such as the categorical prohibition of homosexual acts.

“Same sex is a different thing, and therefore you cannot come from one to the other,” he said. “It’s not a marriage for our understanding; it’s not a family.”

The church must respect same-sex couples and never discriminate against them, Cardinal Kasper said, but may not teach that such relationships are according to the “design of God” or appropriate for raising children, since every “child has a right to have a mother and to have a father for the health of their own development.”

The cardinal also stresses that his proposal is intended for a small number of people, serious Catholics who would be admitted to Communion only after following a “penitential path” for the failure of their sacramental marriages.

That path is the lot of both spouses in a failed marriage, he says, regardless of their relative degrees of responsibility for the breakup: “I think totally innocent is nobody. Perhaps the first partner has abandoned his wife, but perhaps there is also some guilt on her side. It’s difficult to judge here.”

Video – Cardinal Kasper discussing Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1404088.htm

Cardinal Danneels at Synod of Bishops and not mentioned from media!

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(Vatican / Brussels) The personal appointment of Cardinal Walter Kasper to the Synod of the Bishops’ Synod on the Family not a  surprise. The appointment of Cardinal Godfried Danneels on the other hand very. And yet not mentioned from the  media . Was not until recently completely different?

Pope Francis appointed personally, not surprisingly, Cardinal Walter Kasper to the Synod of the Bishops’ Synod on the Family, which starts in Rome on October 5.The purple-supporting German theologian regarded as the spokesman of a radical intervention against the sacrament of marriage. The indissolubility of marriage is to be torpedoed in the name of charity and communion for remarried divorcees allowed. For this purpose, a dialectical mechanism is troubled, which makes in the future as well Communion “for all” possible. The formula also is one of the most radical attacks against the Catholic Church. You will implicitly assumed by Kasper to have been 2000 years mercilessly with people.

Cardinal Danneels appointed personally by Pope Francis to Synod

Far more surprising is the appointment of the Archbishop Emeritus of Mechelen-Brussels, Godfried Cardinal Danneels by Pope Francis. A search in the vastness of the Internet yielded only one article that deals critically with this appointment.This surprised that not even in the secular media slightest criticism is felt. Are all non-Catholic journalists become so papal, that they have the statement “Who am I to judge” chosen as the theme?

The media and Danneels few years ago, very different?

2010, the then Primate of Belgium was drawn into the pedophilia scandal that rocked the country. Danneels was accused of having covered an a offender. The article published this are legion. It was still, as in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI.ruled that the media beat at every opportunity and tried to put pressure on.

The liberal-lascivious climate a part of the Belgian church was known. The media questioned at the time but by no means a connection between liberal church order and criminal sexual debauchery is. Danneels was not criticized as liberal church representatives. The aim was to make the church and its teachings in the pillory. Danneels and his responsibility was not the addressee, but only a means to an end for the criticism of the Church. Symptomatic was the fact that Danneels successor, the “conservative” force Archbishop Leonard in 2010 in a few weeks after his inauguration of the Belgian media had more punches plug, as the progressive Danneels in his 30 years in office together.

Conclave 2013: In one fell swoop, everything was different

Even in 2013 insisted on the eve of the conclave many media to exclude at least three voters. Among them was the emeritus archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels. Again was the campaign less Danneels, but the church, which should be set before the conclave under pressure. The motto was blatantly: no Ratzinger II pontificate. Danneels retired with a serious look in the conclave and came face beaming out again. With the election of Pope Francis had changed everything in one fell swoop.

Just now Danneels was cited as “proof” to ask the church under a general suspicion of pedophilia, or even worse, criminal activity, because pedo criminals were covered. But on the day after the conclave Danneels joined the Thanksgiving Mass of the newly elected Pope in the Sistine Chapel before the first of the cardinal priest to say a prayer.

The attacks were swept away at a stroke, as it would have infuriated scandal headlines in the media, the club-swinging modern non-religious moral high ground, the house searches in the archbishop’s palace, the seizure of documents mountains, and even the impious desecration of Bishop graves by a medial been fired, out of control guessed prosecutor and an invading with crowbars police never existed.

Target of the media campaign “pedophilia scandal” was Benedict XVI.

All of a sudden ended the media storm over Danneels and another cardinal, who is very active on Twitter. “I never thought that it could come up to yesterday made ​​the appointment, if only out of respect for Benedict XVI., Who was then the real addressee of the attacks was,” said Chiesa e Postconcilio on Tuesday. From today’s perspective, doubts can be said, in fact, and without that in the 2010 exploded on the international level in the media pedophilia scandal it was neither the claimed subject and even less about the victims. The media campaign, for such it was, had a very different target in sight: Pope Benedict XVI.

Today, as the German Pope of the race, each appointment is possible, even the most impossible and nobody even raises the slightest objection. What was that again with the victims, their fate had allegedly pinned so many and so loudly on their moralingeschwellt chest?

There were no secular or religious institution that fought with such clarity and such emphasis the scandalous phenomenon of pedophilia in its ranks, such as the Catholic Church under Benedict XVI worldwide. Who cares!

Fight against pontificate of Benedict XVI. began on 19 April 2005

In fact, here the evidence is on the table, that the pontificate of Pope’s German would have been totally different if the mass media and those who influence them (and who else everything outside and inside the church) on 19 April 2005 have not decided on green table to throw him a beating between the legs.

The personal appointment of Cardinal Danneels by Pope Francis to just talk about the family, is one of those items that do not fit together. Or just a good match? Danneels, 2005 was the evening of the election of Benedict XVI. “Shaken” (Domenico Savino) and remained the traditional dinner of Cardinals for the newly elected Pope away. In 2013 he was, according to his own admission, the electoral alliance that Jorge Mario Bergoglio named Pope. Despite secrecy already knew on March 14, all Belgian media from Danneels to report that he had voted for Bergoglio.

Heresy: “Gay marriage” -Danneels approves

The progressive attitude of the Belgian Cardinal is known also in terms of the sacrament of marriage and remarried divorcees. In June, barely three months after the conclave and one and a half months before the papal press conference on the return flight from Rio de Janeiro, Danneels called for the approval of “gay marriage”.

Owed by the Pope to the Cardinal something? Or friends of the Cardinal? Or is it the common near both Cardinals for 2012 late Jesuit Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, who saw himself as the Anti-Pope? When Pope contender so, where should bring the pun elegantly expressed, that Martini saw himself as a progressive anti-Pope John Paul II,  without explicitly saying so.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi

http://www.katholisches.info/2014/09/11/kardinal-danneels-bei-bischofssynode-und-dennoch-schweigen-die-medien/

Bishop of Rome Congratulates Cardinal Kasper to the Silver Jubilee Bishop!!!

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 Certain members of the Catholic clergy would become as thieves stealing that Tabernacle light…thieves that would steal what is rightfully ours by virtue of our baptism in the Catholic Church, our Faith. They would rob us of Doctrine, Dogma and Tradition,  ransacking the Church as it were leaving us in total darkness without even as much as the light of the Sanctuary Lamp (which signifies the presence of the Holy Eucharist, Jesus Christ, Himself.)

“The secular clergy will leave much to be desired because priests will become careless in their sacred duties. Lacking the divine compass, they will stray from the road traced by God for the priestly ministry, and they will become attached to wealth and riches, which they will unduly strive to attain. How the Church will suffer during this dark night! Lacking a prelate and a father (Bishop of Rome/Pope) to guide them!!!! – Our Lady Of Success

Bergoglio has only high praise for Heretic Cardinal Casper: Surely you’ll admit publicly how the Blessed Virgin Mary with a happy heart, ‘My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord … because has done great things to me, the Mighty’. (Lk 1, 46.49) but we would like to arrive at the aforementioned high enjoyable day through this letter to speak with you to express you on your long and fruitful work our congratulations!!!

Vatican (kath.net)  – With a letter, the Pope turned to the former longtime chairman of the PCPCU.

“For your work that you have inflict upon the universal Church, cherish ourselves also a great appreciation.” So wrote Pope Francis in a letter to Walter Cardinal Kasper and congratulated the emeritus chairman of PCPCU the Silver Episcopal Jubilee . “As a trusted and valued employee of our revered predecessor, you have unusual zeal used it to nourish the friendly relationship with other Christian brothers and to grow without causing even a single essential part of the Catholic faith was reduced, is still this belief the represents the largest treasure that was given to us by means of the doctrine of the apostles and of the highest teaching authority of the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ, truly God and man, “the Pope wrote literally.

 Walter Kasper was born on March 3, 1933 in the Swabian town of Heidenheim. After studying theology in Tübingen and Munich, he received in 1957 in Rottenburg ordination. After his habilitation in 1964 with a thesis on the philosophy and theology of history in the later philosophy of Schelling in dogmatics at the University of Tübingen, he was appointed at the age of 31 years as professor of dogmatics at the University of Münster, 1970, he moved to the University of Tübingen. On June 17, 1989 Walter Kasper was ordained bishop of the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart. His episcopal motto is veritatem in caritate “,” the truth in love “(Eph 4:15).

1999 Bishop Walter Kasper was appointed by Pope John Paul II to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, where in 2001 a cardinal. This office he held until 2010.

 Walter Cardinal Kasper is one of the Pope Francis highly publicized cardinals and theologians. In the very first Angelus after his election as Pope Francis had pointed to the book by Walter Kasper mercy, he said about that. “This book has done me very well”

 Even Cardinal Kasper’s lecture on marriage and the family at the Consistory in February was greeted by Pope Francis with praise, the Pope spoke of profound theology and clear thinking . The lecture had triggered a global controversy and heated debate and served so far definitely the theological clarification in the debate about the pastoral to the divorced and remarried. Cardinal Kasper has given many interviews and statements (see below) kath.net.

 kath.net documents the translation of the letter of Pope Francis to Cardinal Walter Kasper on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee of Episcopal consecration, “To our venerable brother Cardinal Walter Kasper, emeritus chairman of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity”, in full:

 You can our venerable brother, as we know full well, to celebrate the twenty-fifth day of remembrance of your episcopal ordination on June 17 this year. Surely you’ll admit publicly how the Blessed Virgin Mary with a happy heart, ‘My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord … because has done great things to me, the Mighty’. (Lk 1, 46.49) but we would like to arrive at the aforementioned high enjoyable day through this letter to speak with you to express you on your long and fruitful work our congratulations.

 How much you have to call but on this occasion in remembrance of what constitutes both your spiritual life as well as your priestly and episcopal ministry! After completion of the philosophical and theological studies you have been ordained a priest in 1957. After you had qualified academically with a doctorate and habilitation You, You taught at the Universities of Münster and Tübingen.

 In 1989 you became bishop of the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart appointed which you ten years long led active, and it was you a big concern, to seek the truth in love and to promote fraternal dialogue in your reunified homeland. In 1999, you called St.. John Paul II’s visit to Rome and set up as a secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, chaired You übernahmst after two years. Almost at the same time you were raised to the dignity of Cardinal and given the titular church, All Saints’ on the Via Appia Nova.

As a trusted and valued employee of our revered predecessor, you have unusual zeal used it to nourish the friendly relationship with other Christian brothers and to grow without causing even a single essential part of the Catholic faith was reduced, is still this belief the largest treasure is, the means of the doctrine of the apostles and of the highest teaching authority of the church was given by our Lord Jesus Christ to us who is truly God and man.

For your work, that you have inflict upon the universal Church, cherish ourselves also a great appreciation. Were you appointed but already in 1985 the Special Secretary of the Second Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. As a result you have, whether supported as a bishop or a cardinal, the congregations and the other departments of the Roman Curia convincing and clever with your advice.

 Moreover, the Lord Thanks be said for your testimony, for your solicitude for the benefit of the people of God, for your skill and your energy into the development of systematic theology, but all of these qualities have contributed to the fact that your theological mission and career of study, research and prayer has so organically developed. In the spirit of brotherhood, we give you thanks for your love for the Church.

 Now we recommend you, our venerable brother, You can happily celebrate the silver jubilee of your episcopal ministry, the intercession of the Immaculate Virgin Mother Mary and St.. John Paul II and implore you on our part, rich divine graces and consolations. As we like but also humbly for your prayers ask that we can exercise our heavy duty worthy and appropriate, we grant you a testimony of our benevolence of heart the Apostolic Blessing, which will apply also to all who accept your anniversary joy share, and at all for all that you have love.

Given in Rome, at the Vatican, on 21 May 2014 in the second year of our Pontificate

 

Pope congratulates Cardinal Kasper to the Silver Jubilee Bishop 

 

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POPE FRANCIS: HALF OF MARRIAGES TODAY ARE INVALID!!!

He’s wrong. And his pessimism is an insult to all believers!

The Week’s Dougherty Strikes: “Church has become a crabbed and doubting institution, one that dismisses many of the extant marriages within the church as no more sure than a coin flip.”

Beneath Francis' joyful veneer is a deep cynicism.
Beneath Francis’ joyful veneer is a deep cynicism. (Getty/Jeff J. Mitchell)
To much fanfare in the press, Pope Francis has started a “dialogue” about the Catholic Church’s marriage practices. The part that has received the most attention is whether civilly divorced and civilly remarried Catholics should be admitted to Holy Communion, without having to abandon their second marriage, which the church recognizes as continuing adultery. This issue will be addressed by the bishops of the Catholic Church at a “Synod on the Family” over this year and next.

Unfortunately, the pope’s favorite theologian and the pope himself have initiated this discussion in a befogging cloud of pessimism. The pope is said to have speculated that 50 percent of Catholic marriages are invalid, which is to say they were somehow deficient in form (how the sacrament was conducted) or in intent (the couple didn’t intend to marry as the church teaches) and thus are eligible for annulments. Such a dire assessment reeks of high-handed clericalism. Worse, it amounts to the pope doubting not just the sincerity of many Catholics, but the grace of God himself.

First, some background. On the one side there is the Catholic Church’s doctrinal watchdog, Cardinal Muller, the German prelate leading the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, who fired a pre-emptive shot last year. The words of Christ forbid remarriage, and the theology of the church proclaims that the marital union reflects the faithfulness of Christ to the church. As Muller put it, “Faithfulness to marital consent is a prophetic sign of the salvation that God bestows upon the world.”

On the other side, the pope has raised the profile of another German theologian, Cardinal Walter Kasper, who for 30 years has been tub-thumping for marriage reform, saying it is a kind of mercy. He holds that while civil remarriages cannot be recognized by the church, asking the civilly remarried to abandon their second marriage or be excluded from communion is untenable. During a media blitz earlier this month, Kasper revealed to Commonweal magazine the pope’s eye-popping assessment that half of Catholic marriages are likely invalid.

But when Cardinal Kasper was confronted with the arguments of his opponents — namely that others in a state of mortal sin are required to confess their sins and make some kind of change to remedy their state of life — he balked at the suggestion that the civilly remarried should be required to live according to the church’s teaching, that is, with sexual fidelity to the first, valid marriage. “To live together as brother and sister?” he asked. “Of course I have high respect for those who are doing this. But it’s a heroic act, and heroism is not for the average Christian.”

This is exactly where the game is given away. In the cardinal’s theology, there are “average Christians” who cannot be expected to live up to the Christian ideal of marriage, even though it was their vocation. The pope’s own reported view that 50 percent of marriages may be invalid is another sign that clerics at the highest level of the church regard the vocation of family as simply beyond the reach of many of the church’s members. Kasper continued, “Many canon lawyers tell me that today in our pluralistic situation we cannot presuppose that couples really assent to what the church requires. Often it is also ignorance.”

In other words, Christians are too confused and ignorant to know what a marriage is. They do not understand or take seriously the vows they make. Poor things. This dire reading of the signs of the times allows the “solution” that reformers like Kasper have been demanding, a de facto abandonment of the church’s teaching on the indissolubility of marriage. And it justifies this change — or at least, smooths its reception — by too eagerly embracing a conservative premise: The culture of marriage has gone to the dogs.

Read more – http://theweek.com/article/index/261838/pope-francis-says-half-of-marriages-today-are-invalid-hes-wrong

 

Cardinal Kasper Answers Critics of His Lecture: SSPX German District

 

[PIus.info]  There has been global criticism among faithful, conservative and traditional Catholics about the pastoral lecture of  divorced and “remarried” by Walter Cardinal Kasper, the Cardinal replied yesterday with a half-page letter to the editor in the “Tagespost” on some of these criticisms. 

The crucial passage from the letter to the editor refers to his proposal to allow “remarried” divorced to the sacrament of penance, the Cardinal writes in the letter. 
“The decisive statement in this presentation is: ‘Penance and the Sacrament of Penance are the way to connect both aspects. Commitment to the word of the Lord, and the never-ending mercy of God’ (p. 65) It turns to the question  which has not been answered by the critics: Are you allowed to refuse absolution in such a situation in which the penitent has repented and testified honestly and in good will with their best efforts to live by faith? Is it not possible with God that someone could fall into a hole from which there is no way out? If that is impossible with God, then why not in the Church …? ” 
Cardinal’s sentences clearly demonstrated an awareness of precisely the crucial point of the whole discussion. Of course, the Church has never denied absolution to a man who has “repented honestly and testified in good will with their best efforts to live by faith.” Yet the question here is, what it means, that the penitent has repented honestly? For sincere repentance it means  that he separates himself from sin and possesses  a firm resolve  never to repeat the sin, which without the help and grace of God is not possible of course. 
 
Continue reading  –  http://eponymousflower.blogspot.ca/2014/04/cardinal-kasper-answers-critics-of-his.html?spref=tw
 
 

Statement by Bp. Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X, on the new pastoral approach to marriage according to Cardinal Kasper

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What will happen at the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops that is to be held October 5 – 19, 2014, dedicated to “the pastoral challenges for the family in the context of evangelization?” This question is asked with great concern, since during the last Consistory, on February 20, 2014, Cardinal Walter Kasper, at the request of Pope Francis and with his emphatic support, presented the topic of the next Synod by making supposedly pastoral overtures that were doctrinally scandalous.

This presentation, which was initially supposed to remain secret, was published in the press, and the agitated debates that it sparked among the members of the Consistory ended up being revealed as well.  One university professor dared to speak about a veritable “cultural revolution” (Roberto de Mattei), and one journalist described as a “paradigm shift” the fact that Cardinal Kasper proposes that divorced-and-“remarried” Catholics could go to Communion, even without their earlier marriage being annulled:  “at present that is not the case, based on Jesus’ very severe and explicit words about divorce.” (Sandro Magister)

Some prelates have spoken up against this change, such as Cardinal Carlo Caffara, Archbishop of Bologna, who asked:  “What about the first ratified and consummated marriage?  If the Church admits [the divorced-and-“remarried”] to the Eucharist, she must however render a judgment about the legitimacy of the second union.  That is only logical.  But then -as I asked-what about the first marriage?  The second, they say, cannot be a true second marriage, because bigamy goes against the Lord’s words.  And what about the first one? Is it dissolved?  But the Popes have always taught that the power of the Pope cannot go that far:  the Pope has no authority over a ratified and consummated marriage.  The solution proposed (by Cardinal Kasper) leads one to think that the first marriage remains, but there is also a second form of cohabitation that the Church legitimizes….  The fundamental question is therefore simple:  what about the first marriage?  But no one gives an answer.”  (Il Foglio, March 15, 2014)

One could add the serious objections formulated by Cardinals Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Walter Brandmüller, Angelo Bagnasco, Robert Sarah, Giovanni Battista Re, Mauro Piacenza, Angelo Scola, Camillo Ruini….  But these objections, too, remain unanswered.

We cannot wait, without speaking up, for the Synod to be held next October in the disastrous spirit that Cardinal Kasper wants to give to it.  The attached study, entitled “The New Pastoral Approach to marriage according to Cardinal Kasper” shows the gross errors contained in his presentation.  Not to denounce them would amount to leaving the door open to the dangers pointed out by Cardinal Caffarra:  “Therefore there would be such a thing as extramarital human sexuality that the Church considers legitimate.  But that negates the central pillar of the Church’s teaching on sexuality.  At that point someone might wonder:  then why not approve of extramarital cohabitation?  Or relations between homosexuals?”  (Ibid.)

Whereas in recent months many families have demonstrated courageously against civil laws that, everywhere, are undermining the natural, Christian family, it is simply scandalous to see these same laws surreptitiously supported by churchmen who wish to align Catholic doctrine and morality with the morals of a de-Christianized society, instead of seeking to convert souls.  A pastoral approach that scoffs at the explicit teaching of Christ on the indissolubility of marriage is not merciful but insulting to God, who grants His grace sufficiently to everyone; and it is cruel toward the souls who, when placed in difficult situations, receive the grace that they need in order to live a Christian life and even to grow in virtue, to the point of heroism.

 Menzingen, April 12, 2014

+Bernard Fellay

Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X

http://www.dici.org/en/documents/statement-by-bp-bernard-fellay-superior-general-of-the-society-of-st-pius-x-on-the-new-pastoral-approach-to-marriage-according-to-cardinal-kasper/

 

 

Cardinal Kasper: Sacraments for remarried divorcees only in ‘special circumstances’

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Cardinal Kasper is a Modernist Heretic!  Sacraments for remarried only in Certain Circumstances!!!  Are you freaking kidding me!  Giving permission to commit adultery then allowing the adulterers to  profane the name above all names and permitting the horrific grave sin of sacrilege for receiving Holy Communion without prior confession and making amends with God and Not obeying  the words of our Lord ‘GO AND SIN NO MORE!!!  Jesus cannot enter therein  where it is not Holy!   God Will not be Mocked!!  This Bastard should be Ex-Communicated   because he is a Full-fledged Heretic!  You can bet he will do as he pleases when he is in Germany.

Cha-Ching $$$  but it will cost the offenders.  The German church is wealthy, very wealthy.  Its wealth has been estimated at €430 billion with interests ranging from television stations to mineral water. In Germany money talks and they hand over a great deal of money  to the Holy See and so everything is hushed and they have been doing this for years!!!  What is next for the Heretical freemason, abortion only in special circumstances??? The text is in 200 copies in circulation,  it will go viral and you can bet the Mass Media will have a field day with the talk! Here comes the shocker (well maybe not), the Pope praised the “profound theology” of the lecture!!  The theological foundation in Kaspers about two hours lecture could not be challenged. One cannot put themselves above God well I guess Kasper can or so he thinks.  Adultery is an injustice. He who commits adultery fails in his commitment. He does injury to the sign of the covenant which the marriage bond is, transgresses the rights of the other spouse, and undermines the institution of marriage by breaking the contract on which it is based. He compromises the good of human generation and the welfare of children who need their parents’ stable union.  — Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2335

  He who commits adultery lacks sense;  he who does it destroys himself. He will get wounds and dishonor, and his disgrace will not be wiped away. For jealousy makes a man furious, and he will not spare when he takes revenge. He will accept no compensation; he will refuse though you multiply gifts.

— Proverbs 6:32-35

I believe Cheap and Fast Annulments will be the order of the day. Obviously you cannot go against Gods Holy Word and  break any of Gods commandments. 

KASPER SPEAKS ABOUT REMARRIED DIVORCEES

In his speech on the first day of the extraordinary consistory on the family, Cardinal Walter Kasper dealt with the issue of the administration of the sacraments to divorced people who have entered into a civil union…

Vatican Insider: Kasper’s proposal for remarried divorcees

The Church cannot question the words of Jesus on the indissolubility of marriage. Whoever expects the Consistory and the Synod to come up with “easy”, general solutions that apply to everyone, are mistaken. But given the difficulties which families today face and the huge rise in the number of failed marriages, new paths can be explored in order to respond to the deep needs of divorced people who have remarried as part of a civil union, who recognise their failure, convert and after a period of penance ask to be re-admitted to the sacraments. This is the opinion put forward by Cardinal Walter Kasper in a long speech to the Consistory’s cardinals and the Pope this morning. Francis had asked the German theologian not to come up with answers but to raise questions. And this seems to be what Kasper has done.  Kasper is a self professed heretic and if we had a pope in the vatican he would strip him of his title and send him packing but unfortunately we have a Modernist Pope who does not Judge!!   October should be very interesting, in the meantime we must fast and pray Francis resigns or is Removed!!!  For the Good of the Holy Catholic Church and all of us poor sinners!!

 Most importantly, Kasper invited cardinals to consider the problem of remarried divorcees, and to look at this issue from the point of view of those who are suffering and asking for help. They must be encouraged to participate in Church life. Also because there are cases where it is patently clear that every possible effort made to save the marriage has failed. There is an element of heroism in abandoned spouses who go it alone and are left to raise children on their own. But there are many abandoned spouses who remarry, entering civil unions, also for the good of their children, but who cannot renounce their new marriage without fresh guilt.

Kasper explained that the Church cannot offer a solution that is different or which opposes Jesus’ words. The indissolubility of sacramental marriage and the impossibility of entering into a new marriage while a person’s former partner is still living cannot be done away with or dissolved on mercy grounds. After all, as the cardinals pointed out, mercy and faithfulness go together.

But Kasper pointed out that no human situation is completely devoid of hope or lacking a solution. However low a person can go, they can never fall beneath God’s mercy. 

The cardinals spoke about the steps the Church has already taken over the past century: In the 1917 Code of Canon Law, divorced people who remarried in a civil ceremony were considered bigamous, public concubines, infamous and even liable for excommunication. The new Code promulgated by John Paul II does away with these punishments: remarried divorcees are not excommunicated, in fact they are confirmed as still being members of the Church.

 According to Kasper, the Church today finds itself in a similar situation to what it was in after the last Council, the Second Vatican Council. Back then too, there were encyclicals, pronouncements and decisions issued by the Holy Office on questions such as ecumenism and religious freedom, which seemed to preclude other possible solutions. The Second Vatican Council opened some new doors without violating the Church’s sacred dogmatic tradition. So the cardinal wonders whether in a similar manner, this cannot be taken further, extending change to the situation of remarried divorcees but without wiping out the core tradition of the faith.

There is no general solution to this issue, the cardinal explained. He referred to an example John Paul II used in the “Familiaris consortio” of the remarried divorcees who were consciously, personally convinced that their previous marital bond having been irretrievably broken, was never valid in the first place. But this cannot be judged subjectively. Having said that, the legal path is not the only solution either.

 Try to solve the issue by softening the annulment procedure for marriages would give the impression that the Catholic Church was being dishonest and actually secretly grants divorces.

Kasper observed that remarried divorcees cannot receive sacramental communion but can receive spiritual communion if they are spiritually virtuous: the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and Benedict XVI reiterated this at a world meeting of families in Milan. But when a person receives spiritual communion, they are considered as one with Jesus Christ. So how can they contradict a commandment issued by Jesus himself? Why can’t they receive sacramental communion as well?

Entire article here

http://vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/the-vatican/detail/articolo/kasper-32230/