German Cardinal rips communion for remarried, uses H-word

Let ‘er rip, Cardinal Walter Brandmüller!

It is evident that the pastoral practice of the Church cannot stand in opposition to the binding doctrine nor simply ignore it. In the same manner, an architect could perhaps build a most beautiful bridge. However, if he does not pay attention to the laws of structural engineering, he risks the collapse of his construction. In the same manner, every pastoral practice has to follow the Word of God if it does not want to fail. A change of the teaching, of the dogma, is unthinkable. Who nevertheless consciously does it, or insistently demands it, is a heretic – even if he wears the Roman purple. (Source)

He also said that pressure for change in the Church’s teaching on the indissolubility of marriage is an “expression of a deeply rooted loss of faith.”

As Don Cherry would say, what a beauty! (note: I’m not a Cherry fan :))

A couple of things to notice from his comment:

– He’s starts with “it is evident”. This isn’t quantum mechanics, folks. It is inconceivable that bishops and cardinals are even having this debate unless, as the Cardinal says, it’s because some of them have lost their faith. For those of you who are new to the Faith, I’m deeply sorry that you have to witness this intestine battle. Rest assured that there isn’t really a “debate” happening, in the sense of two defensible positions confronting each other. There’s only one legitimate position here for a faithful Catholic, and Cardinal Brandmüller just summed it up.

– He yanks off the masks and red herrings by clearly explaining how the proposed innovation du jour violates doctrine, pure and simple. That translates into… that mean word… heresy. As much as the proponents of communion for the re-married tie themselves into knots saying that they only want to change pastoral practices and not doctrine, that’s an oxymoron.

I’m rarely on the optimistic side, but I have a feeling that this fall’s Synod will be an anti-climax. I think the faithful prelates will be too well prepared and organized. They won’t be caught off guard like last time, playing catch-up the whole time.

4 thoughts on “German Cardinal rips communion for remarried, uses H-word

  1. We now live in an anti-Christian so-called “neutral” Democratic Secular Pagan Western Civilization in Government,Law,Education,Entertainment and Worldview,which legalizes pagan values,as human rights and indoctrinates children in schools using adult teachers, and homosexual etc.,activists.In former Christian democracies the now so-called “neutral” Secular majority politically allows children to be exploited and brainwashed starting with Kindergarteners,will these not also force Christianity to become so-called “neutral”Secular as well?So-called Christians and Clergy have been politically apathetic by not organizing, and helping Traditional Family Values Politicians to become the majority who pass wholesome Bills into Laws.People blame our triune God for the troubles they cause themselves by being politically apathetic,and indifferent by electing perverts into office to rule them,and their children.We have to remain positive even when the public gets fooled and elects people who exploit them and their children.Will the politically apathetic sleeping Giant wake up?We are still waiting.

  2. Here is a piece I wrote recently and is an example of what Cardinal Brandmueller is speaking.

    A Not So Fictional Account

    A couple of mornings ago, I dreamt that I was awakened from a deep sleep. Sweat was dripping from my whole body. The horrendous nightmare shook me to the very core of my being.

    Had our dear Lord Jesus and the Catholic Church been betrayed by the passing of decrees which enabled the divorced and remarried to receive Holy Communion? Over the centuries, many people have died in a state of mortal sin because they had divorced, remarried and steadfastly refused to repent.

    As the Catechism of the Catholic Church states,
    “1021 Death puts an end to human life as the time open to either accepting or rejecting the divine grace manifested in Christ.592 The New Testament speaks of judgment primarily in its aspect of the final encounter with Christ in his second coming, but also repeatedly affirms that each will be rewarded immediately after death in accordance with his works and faith. The parable of the poor man Lazarus and the words of Christ on the cross to the good thief, as well as other New Testament texts speak of a final destiny of the soul—a destiny which can be different for some and for others.593 (679)
    1022 Each man receives his eternal retribution in his immortal soul at the very moment of his death, in a particular judgment that refers his life to Christ: either entrance into the blessedness of heaven—through a purification594 or immediately,595—or immediate and everlasting damnation.596

    The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus Luke:16

    25Abraham replied, ‘My child, remember that you received what was good during your lifetime while Lazarus likewise received what was bad; but now he is comforted here, whereas you are tormented.j 26Moreover, between us and you a great chasm is established to prevent anyone from crossing who might wish to go from our side to yours or from your side to ours.’

    Coming in October 2015, there are those who are going to attempt to overturn Jesus’ own words by the use of slick-tongued casuistry. There idea is to have two different types of particular judgement for the same sin. Those who have been judged prior to October 2015 shall be eternally damned; those who die after October 2015 shall be saved if otherwise properly disposed.

    Would this mean then that perhaps Jesus would reverse His Judgement and permit those now in hell to be elevated to Heaven? On the other hand, could it mean that salvation is dependent on the era in which we are born.

    All Catholics and most importantly those attending the Extraordinary Synod in October 2015 must reflect on the unravelling which would take place unto oblivion.

    As for my household and me, we believe in Jesus,

    Luke 21:33
    33Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.z

  3. Your post nailed it. There can only be one explanation for this heresy. Those in the leadership roles have lost faith in what they are teaching. They are bending to the will of the so-called “politically correct” thinking, because they have lost faith, and are willing to accept lies in the name of (false) mercy.

    They are afraid. It’s that simple. That’s what happens when you lose trust in the word of God. A tragedy, really. I just hope they remember that appeasing the enemy is not always the best solution. Remember to pray for these heretics so that they can finally realize what it truly means to follow Christ.

    • A Catholic teaching at a Secular Pagan Western CANADIAN University realized that Western Catholics, and Protestants along with other worldview followers can be fooled all the time through the schools.The few who disagree with so-called “neutral”Secularism are jailed.All Totalitarian countries do this.They rewrite the textbooks to indoctrinate the people against the Totalitarian worldviews political enemies.In Canada this new Worldview/Religion of neutral Secularism became The State Religion in Government,Law and Education starting in the mid-1960’s.Before this Western Civilizations schoolteachers led their students in The Lord’s Prayer,and Sex Education was dating,courtship and sex in faithful marriage to one of the opposite sex.So-called “neutral” Secularism is an evil lie.A Democratic society which indoctrinates it’s schoolchildren in the unhealthy values of so-called neutral secularism using adult schoolteachers and homosexual etc.,activists is a society of criminals. The Nazi Supreme Court and Government also passed laws to normalize their policies.”What is legal is moral”, is an idea used by criminal Societies to justify atrocities,even indoctrinating Kindergarteners as Canada does using adult school teachers,and homosexual etc.,activists.In countries that do this their faith is in their worldview.Secular Christian Church is an oxymoron.

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