Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich said a strong majority of German bishops supported Cardinal Walter Kasper’s proposal to find a way to allow divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion, and that he intended to raise the issue at the Synod of Bishops. Speaking at the close of the synod’s first day, Cardinal Marx also said it was crucial for the synod’s debate on family issues to be an “open discussion” that extends beyond the synod hall and involves the wider society. Marx, who is president of the German bishops’ conference, made his remarks in a meeting with journalists. Synod participants have been told that their official speeches during the assembly should not be published, but that they were free to give interviews. The synod’s opening summary document, read at the start of the first session, downplayed Cardinal Kasper’s proposal to find a “penitential path” that would allow divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion. Rather than dwelling on the reception of the sacraments, the synod document emphasized proposals to streamline procedures to make annulments easier to obtain. Cardinal Kasper’s suggestions have been highly criticized by some Vatican cardinals, who say they could undermine the church’s teaching on the indissolubility of marriage. Cardinal Marx said, however, that Cardinal Kasper’s ideas had the support of the great majority of bishops in Germany. (Source)
Marx’s remarks are very disturbing. There are so many errors in the Cardinal’s remarks, I don’t have the stomach or the time to condemn them all.
These men are so hot for “graduality” that they don’t realize that if they were successful, there would be a schism in the Church — a real genuine, schism of epic proportions. They keep trying to recover the “lost sheep”, but little do they realize that in seeking the lost sheep, they will not only not recover the lost sheep, they will lose a great many more.
Maybe it’s time that the laity start to draw them a picture of what it’s gonna look like. I think it’s time for some hardball. When evil abounds and the Faithful don’t push back, evil wins.
These men are confused modernists. I’m not going to make any rash moves. I’m trying to figure out how I can stay Catholic in case the Germans are successful in their coup.
On the books, the Church will not declare error, but pastorally it can go to hell and lead many there. And we all need to understand that this is a real possibility. Jesus never promised that the Church would not abandon his Teaching in practice. In fact, we know that He said the exact opposite. “When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8)