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Monday, April 27, 2009

Stealth deaconesses

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Ruf nach katholischen Diakoninnen - München - Bild.de

Call for Catholic deaconesses
For women in the Catholic Church, the office of priest is closed- but now the Union of German Catholic Women calls for official permission at least for women to serve in the diaconate. This step is overdue said a press release on Monday in Munich of the Baverian Regional Union. For the Union the diaconate of women is a needed sign that women and men are at an equal level of service in following Christ.

Repent of heresy- SSPX to head of German Bishops Conference

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SSPX urges immediate withdrawal of false doctrine publically proclaimed by Archbishop Zollitsch

On Holy Saturday, the Chairman of the German Bishops' Conference, Robert Zollitsch, on "Horizons" (HR, 11. 4. 2009) denied the expiatory nature of the suffering and death of Christ. God through the suffering of his son, only showed solidarity with humanity in order to stand by them them in suffering and death. Indeed Jesus had taken on the sins of the people. He had not atoned for them, but but only born them from a sense of togetherness out in order to come close. False, indeed heretical, is the denial of expiatory sacrifice required by the Father. This denial according to the clear teaching of the Church can be seen as heresy! The Archbishop is hereby urged to withdraw his false public statements.

The crucial passage in the interview reads:

"You would now no longer describe it in such a way that God gave his own son, because we humans were so sinful? You would no longer describe it like this?"

"No. God had given his own Son in solidarity with us unto this last death agony and to show: so much are you worth to me, I go with you, and I am totally with you in every situation”.

Thereby the chairman of the German Bishops' Conference and Archbishop of Freiburg, Robert Zollitsch denies a dogma of the church. If he not withdraw this denial he runs the risk, according to canon law of formal heresy.

The doctrine of this church is clear:

The meretricious cause is the only begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ, "when we were enemies," [Rom 5.10], "because of the great love with which he loved us" [Eph 2,4], through his holy Suffering on the Wood of the Cross merited our justification [Ch. 10], and to God the Father, has made satisfaction for us (Council of Trent, DH 1529).

From Pius X. the decree "Lamentabili" the following sentence is condemned as modernism: "The doctrine of Christ’s expiatory death is no teaching of the Gospels, but only Pauline" (DH 3438).

The testimony of Scripture is inexhaustible. Here are just a selection:

"Now that we are justified by his blood ... we were reconciled by the death of his Son" (Rom 5.10).

"He has our sins in his body on the wood taken to Himself so that we, being dead to sin, are made righteous" (1 Pet 2.24).

"By his wounds have you been healed " (Is 53.6).

"This is my blood, shed for many for the forgiveness of sins" (Matt. 26.28).

To summarize, this can be said that Archbishop Zollitsch makes out of the expiatory sacrifice in reparation a " victim in solidarity " Christ suffers from a sense of community as therapeutic companion in our troubles, but not because the need of salvation from sin exists.

We therefore call on the Archbishop of Freiburg and chairman of the German Bishops' Conference to make an immediate retraction. This statement must be described as a heresy, and as setting aside the doctrine of the Catholic Church because from the mouth of a leading bishop it causes serious harm.

We hope that the clarification of this statement will occur publicly and in the next few days.

Nothing short of shameful

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Fight for the Faith in Paris

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Replacement for Cardinal Kasper

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as head of the Pontifical Council for promoting Christian Unity is rumoured to be Bishop Ludwig Mueller of Regensburg. Probable and allegedly are the words being used following a story in the magazine Focus which depends on an anonymous Vatican source. An alternative is appointment as the Rector of the Lateran University. The Pope clearly has other ideas about who should become Archbishop of Cologne in due time.

He is already a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and was a member of the International Theological Commission from 1998 to 2005.

Indicators are that he took over from Cardinal Kasper the lead role in the international Catholic-Lutheran dialogue and he has just been appointed to the Pontifical Council for Culture.

In his own pasture of Regensburg, the Protestants respect his theological competence but do not like him, especially since he snubbed their Regional Synod in November last year, a supposedly "ecumenical must"!

He is not to be confused with a Protestant pastor of the same name who was put in charge of the Reich Church by Hitler, who was nothing if not a convinced ecumenist!One church for Germany was the cry at the time.

Rather the contemporary Bishop Mueller is known as one of the most conservative of German bishops, punching not only to the left, but also to the right, as witnessed by his combative stand towards the SSPX.

Whatever the case, a Cardinal's hat is waiting for him in the not too distant future.