“The binding implementation will, depending on the topic, be up to the Holy See and/or the local bishop. I repeat again: the Church in Germany is an integral part of the universal Church." 2/
"In Germany and in other parts of the Universal Church there has long been a discussion about how to further develop the Magisterium with sound arguments - on the basis of the fundamental truths of faith and morals." 3/
Catholics on the right seem to be trying to divert attention away from their own schismatic rhetoric and acts, and towards the German Church. They're declaring the German Church to be in schism, although they're not (yet).
Beam, meet splinter.
It's amazing that the group that has been so actively working to harm the Church over the last 8 years is accusing someone else of schism.
They don't recognize the patience the pope has had with them, and certainly aren't extending it to others.
Despite it all (dubia, defiance, libel, slander) Pope Francis hasn't excommunicated or formally disciplined anyone for schism.
Not Burke, not Schneider, not Strickland, not Vigano, not Gracida. I don't think many past popes would have tolerated a single one of them.
This follows their removal from YouTube earlier this year.
"Facebook cited an article posted on April 10, 2021, headlined 'COVID vaccines can be deadly for some.'”
Apparently conspiracy theories are more important to these guys than defending the unborn.
Note they were not banned for their pro-life news coverage or advocacy.
Nor were they banned for their (increasingly unhinged) religious views.
They could've continued with no penalty. But they hitched their cart to quackery and pseudoscience, risking who knows how many lives.
They decided that putting forth false and harmful medical advice (an area far outside their expertise), and they sacrificed a sizeable chunk of their social media presence over the promotion of fringe scientific views.
Pardon me if I am late to this discussion, but this is the first time I've heard anyone raise this point. Is it possible that the only person with the authority to bar President Biden from communion is Pope Francis? 1/
It is a shame that the Catholic voices of those who speak out most strongly on behalf of the unborn are typically the most Trumpified, Burkified, and Viganized in our Church, and have aligned themselves with schismatic conspiracy theorists against the Church and human dignity.
(And I'm only about halfway through, so I'm saying all this while acknowledging that it might get weird later on.)
This isn't a flippant question, by the way. I believe that both Küng and Burke, at their core, were ideologically motivated to reject traditional Catholic teachings on magisterial authority on doctrine and discipline. Both developed theories of authority to justify that dissent.
Obviously, Küng's theories were much better developed and were written over a longer period of time, but Burke has developed his own sort of "Theology of Disobedience" in the last several years, most comprehensively articulated in a 2018 speech.
"If, a member of the faithful believes in conscience that a particular exercise of the fullness of power is sinful and cannot bring his conscience to peace in the matter, 'the pope must, as a duty, be disobeyed'"
It's not just liberals and progressives who should be challenging the increasingly reactionary views of Archbishop Chaput. His public statements have, at many points, put him at odds with Pope Francis and in certain cases have clearly sought to contract the pope's mission.
He tries to put forth a public image of support for Francis, but anyone who was watching closely noted his dissenting view of Amoris Laetitia, attempts to cancel the youth synod, and support for Viganò (and absence of support for the pope) in Aug 2018.
Furthermore, he inexplicably praised giving an award for Catholic lay witness to Bill Barr at the National Catholic Prayer breakfast, received during a 1-day break between Federal executions Barr scheduled.
@Pontifex keeps saying this and I think his understanding of this is something that sets him apart from his immediate predecessors.
This is why his papacy is so necessary right now in this messy world where we live. 1/
The #McCarrickReport, which likely wouldn't have been commissioned (and certainly would never be made public) by his predecessors, shows an institutional Church and 2 popes who placed an idealized vision of Catholicism over the reality of the abuse by leaders in the Church. 2/
I accept at face value the explanation that John Paul II fell prey to the lies of predators like McCarrick & Maciel, and thought they were innocent.
He certainly wouldn't CONDONE abuse. But he clearly placed his trust in clerics over the people of God. 3/
"It has been a long journey, but I believe that the events that have unfolded now lead us to bring this saga to an end. I do believe that much healing has already taken place for many and still much more is necessary."
"Those who followed him separated themselves from the Church which became a source of great scandal and wound that was inflicted upon all of us."
"Covid and Biden are two holograms, two artificial creations, ready to be adapted time and time again to contingent needs or respectively replaced when necessary with Covid-21 and Kamala Harris."
'the contemptuous comments responding to my words about the “children of Light” and the “children of darkness,” as if my “apocalyptic tones” were the fruit of a ravingly mad mind and not the simple observation of reality.'
"fraud that they have plotted against President Trump and against America will not remain standing for long, nor will the worldwide fraud of Covid, the responsibility of the Chinese dictatorship, the complicity of the corrupt and traitors, and the enslavement of the deep church."
I'm 89% certain that Mr Davis of @CrisisMag (1) didn't read the Vanity Fair article closely, & (2) is clueless about the contributors to @Where_Peter_is, many of whom also have big families, homeschool, and attend the EF, BUT happen to be in full communion with the pope as well.
In other words, "The forces of evil have propped up three of the most important figures in the nation's capital: the President-Elect, the Speaker of the House, and the Cardinal Archbishop of Washington, DC... plus this guy Dave from Ontario who blogs in his spare time."
The reactionary, anti-Francis movement that is poisoning the Catholic Church is divorced from reality, history, human decency, common sense, cultural progress, civil rights, the common good, and God's will.
"any sober and dispassionate mind must conclude that giving ladies the right to vote was the single greatest catastrophe in the history of our storied republic."
Oh it gets worse:
"Does anyone—conservative or progressive—believe that our laws have become more sound, and our government more useful, over the last one hundred years? If not, we should do one really sound and sensible thing: take away women’s right to vote."