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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Blessed Arthur of the Padlocks

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Join Facebook group- No to Arthur Roche as Archbishop of Westminster.

Given his contempt for the laity revealed when closing churches in his diocese, he would be a total and utter and unmitigated disaster. The Catholic Church in England and Wales deserves far, far better than this.

The man who could not face announcing church closing in person so turned to the media - and issued a DVD.

If you have a blog- please, please use it to publicise this facebook group and ask other bloggers to blog!

Bishop who debated with SSPX

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Catholic Church Conservation: German TV tonight- to accept the Council or not?

Then went on to criticise the Pope on condoms.

SSPX on defamatory German Bishops

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The German District of the SSPX comments on the defamatory allegations of Archbishop Zollitsch. (Links to original Cathcon report)

The Catholic News Agency on 25 March 2009 reported that the Chairman of the German Bishops' Conference, Archbishop Robert Zollitsch during a speech to the Cardinal Höffner Circle of the CDU Parliamentary Group accused the SSPX of, "attacking and reducing our understanding of democracy ". The idea of a Catholic state "is" outdated " said the Archbishop of Freiburg in the context of the attitude of the SSPX.

If this statement was actually made the Archbishop was thus consciously or unconsciously guilty of false witness.

The SSPX obviously recognises the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany, which itself clearly acknowledges the responsibility before God, the moral law and legal opinions based on natural law. Great Catholics cooperated in formulating the Basic Law which stands entirely on the foundations of traditional Papal social teaching . Many Catholics faithful to tradition were among the founders of the CDU, working in a variety of positions in our society as citizens or serving the Federal Republic as officials.

The fidelity to the constitutional order, as for example approved by the Holy See and as expressed in the Oath of Loyalty provided for in the Concordat, we obviously recognize, as every good Catholic does.

We also acknowledge the doctrine of the Church on the forms of government, especially the teaching statements of Pope Pius XII about democracy.
We can be considered a little "disparaging of democracy", as Catholics before Vatican II.

With all our hearts the SSPX reject the monstrous idea of a "state church", because the Catholic Church is a "perfect society" and must always be free for Her divine mission.

The implications of the Church being instrumentalised by the state, we see in the terrible failure of the German bishops in the abortion certificate scandal or the Donum Vitae debate. In this light, the SSPX welcomes the debate about the church tax and the state salary of the German bishops. Those who sit in glass houses should not throw stones.

What the SSPX as a Catholic society of priests is responsible for promoting is the recognition of the Ten Commandments and the right of God over each individual, families, civic associations, magistrates, courts, culture and education, as also in the traditional Liturgy – which has been returned by the Vatican back into church life – which is reflected in many ways.

What the SSPX cannot accept are the false social and moral principles which have always been rejected by the Magisterium of the Popes and tradition and which must be discarded by every Catholic to be in communion with the Catholic Church, even any German bishop.

These false principles are rejected for example in the papal teaching document Quanta cura of Blessed Pius IX., Immortale Dei of Leo XIII., Quas Primate of Pius XI and in the many statements of Pius XII on the social doctrine of the church.

The pastoral council of Vatican II must also be measured against these pronouncements of the Supreme Magisterium. We expect the German bishops to make a clear commitment to the social kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ, as Pope Pius XII and his predecessors made the duty of all Catholics.
Stuttgart, 26 March 2009
Father Franz Schmidberger, District Superior

Cathcon- The SSPX have various schools in Germany. Zollitsch in making this accusation is helping the Socialists and the Greens to have the schools declared to be teaching hostility to the German constitution. They will loose state funding and more importantly be closed.

It is a foul game that the Archbishop is playing to turn these despisers of the Church on fellow Catholics. And he knows it!

Offertory procession at Papal Mass in Africa

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Well- the liturgical reformers did want real gifts to be brought to the altar which were then to be shared for the good of the parish. This degenerated into collecting money associated procession of the Eucharistic gifts in most parts of the world.

Church of England Creed - a short satire

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Now I know what Karl Rahner SJ meant by his support for new credal formulas after the Vatican Council.

Cardinal Schönborn has declared today he was once in love

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..........and then strangely won't give any more details.

RTBF interviews Head of SSPX in Belgium

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RTBF-Radio à la demande

22 March 2009. Sorry in French. Long introduction critical of Pope's position on contraception- followed by a report about a holocaust denying Belgian Muslim who is being taking to court- a report about an attack on a synagogue. Elections in Indonesia where secularist and Muslim parties are fighting it out in elections. Then comes Abbé Benoît Wailliez FSSPX!

with others such as Abbé Alphonse Boras, Vicar General Liege and Canon Lawyer, Christian Devischer, Professor at Louvain, Isabelle de Gaumann (spelling), La Croix and another woman whose name I have to check from the secular Free University of Brussels.

Will provide more notes of the content shortly.

Attack on democrats at work from Chairman of German Catholic Bishops' Conference

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Erzbischof Zollitsch: Berliner Senat "religionsfeindlich" - Nachrichten - domradio.de

Archbishop Zollitsch: Berlin Senate "hostile to religion"
The chairman of the Bishops Conference, Archbishop Zollitsch has made significant criticism of the Berlin Senate. Whose policies seem almost hostile to religion. The cause is the misunderstanding that religion should be banished into the private sphere according to Zollitsch. (Cathcon- yesterday, he said that the concept of a Catholic state was outmoded and then seems unable to cope with consequences)

The Senate wants religious instruction in Berlin to be given only the status of an additional area of work. In a referendum on 26 April the Berlin people will determine whether religious instruction will be given the same status as the teaching of ethics.

Yesterday, he proclaimed he was a democrat in contrast to the SSPX but today he seems unhappy with the direct consequences of such a commitment.

Yes we really should have Googled bishop, says Pope

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