For the Remnant: Blasphemy, Heresy, Schism and the “Collapse” of the Church (but, hey, at least the bishops will get to vote)
By Hilary White
My latest for the Remnant:
Blasphemy, Heresy, Schism and the “Collapse” of the Church (but, hey, at least the bishops will get to vote)
…I get the impression that no matter how far down any bishop goes in the current synodal version of the game, there’s going to be someone ready to follow him a few feet lower. And the lifeguard on duty doesn’t seem to care one way or another. This rivalry among the Synod’s ultra-progressives (“heretics,” in Catholic) to see how outrageous they can get, right in front of the pope, seems to be bringing us to new depths that perhaps most ordinary Mass-going novusordoist Catholics had previously never guessed existed among the episcopate.…
The main difficulty faced by those who would push the Church to “tolerate” “second marriages,” as Cardinal Kasper put it, are the plain words of Christ in the Gospel. The Second Person of the Holy Trinity threw a divine spanner in the works by rather undiplomatically telling the Jews that it was for their “hardness of heart,” their failure in mercy, that Moses had allowed them to divorce, and that by His own divine authority, that was all off from now on. Staring right in the face of the claims of the German and Kasperite Synod group, is the plain black and white print of every Bible ever published: Jesus said the exact opposite of what they are proposing.
In fact, according to the Author of all facts, it is indissolubility that is the product of the mercy and love of God for us humans.
This Gordian Knot for the progressives was cut in spectacular style in the Synod’s first week by Panamanian Cardinal Jose Luis Lacunza Maestrojuan, who simply proposed that the Church should drop Christ out of the consideration. Just ignore Him, since He was clearly no Moses.
Though the orders from on high (the office of the Synod Secretariat) came down not to publish any interventions but his own, the intrepid head of the Polish Bishops, Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, hadrecorded the Panamanian’s remarks for all the world to see:
“Moses drew near to the people and gave way,” Lacunza was reported as saying. “Likewise today, the ‘hardness of hearts’ opposes God’s plan [to allow divorce]. Could Peter not be merciful like Moses?”
As I added on Twitter this morning: “I can understand a blaspheming Cardinal, and I can understand the press being too stupid to notice, but when Lacunza said that, he was in a room with 300 other bishops.
And what happened?
They looked at their watches and wondered, “When’s lunch?”