Saturday, November 18, 2006

Dissension In The Ranks
...Again

First the French wet their pants over the possibility of the Tridentine Mass being freed. Now it's the Germans turn.

Commenting on the recent Ad Limina visit of the German bishops to Rome, Wuerzburger Bishop Friedhelm Hofmann stated "we don't want a two-rite church".

For the original article in German, click here. Or you can go here for a half-way decent translation (Babel Fish).

Keep in mind that is was specifically the German hierarchy that Pope Benedict corrected for giving greater importance to the Salvation of Society rather than the Salvation of Souls.

From Sept, 2006;

Benedict gently rebuked the German church for putting social service projects and technical assistance to the poor ahead of spreading the Christian message. African bishops, he said, told him all doors were op
en to them in Germany when they wanted to talk about aid projects, but added they were greeted with reservations when it came to evangelization.

“Clearly, some people have the idea that social projects should be urgently undertaken, while anything dealing with God or even the Catholic faith is of limited and lesser importance,” Benedict said.


Folks, the formal schism is right around the corner. Be ready for it.

3 Comments:

Blogger IR said...

I agree--the Greatest Schism the Church has ever known is close! My biggest problem will be where to find an orthodox parish to recieve the sacrements, my next biggest problem will be The Persecution.

10:02 PM  
Blogger 4HisChurch said...

"We don't want a 2 rite church"?!?! GIve me a break! Have these bishops never heard of the various eastern rites that already exist?!?!

“Clearly, some people have the idea that social projects should be urgently undertaken, while anything dealing with God or even the Catholic faith is of limited and lesser importance,” Benedict said.

WOW! I second the notion that this pope should be called Benedict the Brave!

2:57 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

The Dominican Rite, though rarely seen, and used -- as far as I know -- only occasionally by the Dominicans themselves, exists within the Western Church (it's hard to call it the "Latin Rite" during the this Novus Ordo wilderness) and has never been barred by the Vatican.

4:04 PM  

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