Atheistic Democracy in the Catholic Church
By Jonathan Ekene Ifeanyi
In late 2014 Thomas J. Tobin, the Catholic bishop for the Diocese of Providence, R.I., commented on the Synod of Bishops on the Family held at the Vatican in October 2014 as “being rather Protestant” in having bishops vote on “doctrinal applications,” and added that in terms of “Pope” Francis’ fondness for “creating a mess,” you can say, “mission accomplished.”
“Pope Francis is fond of ‘creating a mess.’ Mission accomplished,” said Bishop Tobin in his Oct. 21 blog post at the Diocese of Providence website.
Indeed, Jorge Bergoglio has a mission to accomplish, and—while many faithful children of the church are deeply asleep at this critical time—he is not wasting time in doing this, at all! Francis 1 has sometimes said he wants to create “a mess” in the Church, meaning he wants to stir things up, and challenge people to do things they may not have considered.
During the World Youth Day in Rio de Janerio in July 2013, Francis 1 said, “What is it that I expect as a consequence of World Youth Day? I want a mess! We knew that in Rio there would be great disorder, but I want trouble in the dioceses! … I want to see the Church get closer to the people. I want to get rid of clericalism, the mundane, this closing ourselves off within ourselves, in our parishes, schools or structures. Because these need to get out!”
And how did he do this at the World Youth Day in Rio de Janerio in July 2013? Just one assignment: Review the Rio de Janerio tragedy to see how the very heart of Catholic worship was consciously messed up by Francis 1 and many other lay children of the devil that came there. First Corinthians states that “God is not a God of confusion but of peace.” God does not create confusion or stir things up just for the sake of causing disharmony. It is true that people of faith should lead people to break through their preconceptions but its end leads to understanding, not confusion.
Commenting further on the Synod, Bishop Tobin said, “The concept of having a representative body of the Church voting on doctrinal applications and pastoral solutions strikes me as being rather Protestant!”
This year, the bishops will gather again for this blasphemous Synod and none other than the leading cardinal who has promoted the liberal agenda for the two-part Synod, Cardinal Walter Kasper, has now come out publicly and with force, telling the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera that the Church needs to address more fully the question of same-sex couples. This topic was at the last Synod “only a marginal topic, but now it becomes central,” Kasper said on Wednesday, June 3.
Kasper also defended the vote of the Irish in favour of homosexual “marriages,” saying: “A democratic state has the duty to respect the will of the people; and it seems clear that, if the majority of the people wants such homosexual unions, the state has a duty to recognize such rights.”
Now, in the face of increasing opposition to his plan to approve giving “Holy Communion” to people who are in adulterous remarriages, the unholy Cardinal is now hinting at a new “Vatican II” strategy for accomplishing his purposes at the upcoming Synod, in which Catholic bishops from around the world will “debate” and vote upon his proposal!
In his televised interview with Raymond Arroyo of the Eternal World Television Network on June 4, Kasper acknowledged the opposition to his proposal of large numbers of bishops and even whole episcopal conferences, and recognised that inducing a large majority to support it would be difficult. As a result he proposed a different approach.
“I get a lot of agreements, but also a lot of critiques, and there are tensions there,” Kasper acknowledged. “Now I propose to those who prepare the Synod to prepare a text which can get the agreement of the whole, of the great majority. It’s the same method also we had in the Council.” He later repeated, “My suggestion is to find now a formula where the great majority can adhere.”
In the second part of his interview with Arroyo, the cardinal admitted that he doesn’t have an “overwhelming majority” on his side and that more generally acceptable language will have to be sought to reach a consensus.
“I see something more differentiated because I know many bishops who have a different position, and bishops’ conferences,” he told Arroyo. “And so it is not, ah … perhaps there will be, but we must find the solution where everybody, or the great majority — the Pope wants a certain unanimity of the episcopate and now it cannot. It’s too easy, I think, to say it’s already an overwhelming majority, no.”
Kasper’s reference to the “Council,” is a shorthand expression meaning the Second Vatican Council, the evil “ecumenical council” which was held from 1962 to 1965, and which resulted in revolutionary changes in virtually every aspect of the Church’s life.
The Second Vatican Council was also faced with challenges to traditional Catholic doctrine and practice, which were opposed by large numbers of bishops. Despite this opposition, many items on the agenda of the ultra-liberal French and German bishops, a faction known as the “Rhine Group” which was supported by Pope Paul VI, were accomplished by the use of often vague, ambiguous and even apparently conflicting language that seem to have appeased both sides. These expressions were later referred to as “time bombs” which some theologians were able to exploit following the council for the purpose of undermining the Church’s traditional teachings.
Of course, Kasper’s well-oiled organization also has the sympathy of Francis 1, although it appears to have been waning in recent months as opposition builds among the world’s bishops. An excessively general or ambiguous statement by the October Synod could be used by German bishops and others who wish to rationalize the distribution of Holy Communion in the same way Vatican II’s text has been exploited by liberal theologians.
However, Kasper and the other German bishops promoting communion for adulterous divorcees may be losing hope of any compromise that can ultimately benefit their position. The German bishops, a majority of whom support Kasper’s proposal, are already pushing ahead with plans to implement it, despite the explicit disapproval of the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller.
“The synod cannot prescribe in detail what we must do in Germany,” said Cardinal Reinhard Marx, archbishop of Munich and chairman of the German Bishops‘ Conference, during the episcopal conference’s spring meeting on February 24, according to the German newspaper Die Tagespost and translated by the blog Rorate Caeli.
“We are no subsidiaries of Rome,” he added. “Each conference of bishops is responsible for pastoral care in its culture, and must, as its most proper task, preach the Gospel on our own. We cannot wait for a synod to tell us how we have to shape pastoral care for marriage and family here.”
And what do we learn from all these developments? We simply learn that modern freemasonic and atheistic democracy, in which “The People”—rather than God—become the sole judge of what is good and bad, right or wrong, just or unjust, etc, has now been perfectly enthroned in the Catholic Church. (See this: http://traditionalcatholicisminnigeria.blogspot.com/2015/03/can-catholics-by-jonathan-ekene-ifeanyi.html).
In it I wrote that “In all modern democracies, without exceptions, Christian principles are continually flouted, and Christian values superseded by man-made ideas.” Formerly we were witnessing this happening in the State, and we took it for granted because we believed—and millions still believe even happily—that the State and the Church should be “separated”. Well, now we have to face it within the church.