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leaders Catholic Church In Germany, secession from the Vatican and consent to bless same-sex marriage should be sanctioned, say two cardinals.
Cardinal Raymond Burke of the United States and Cardinal Gerhard Müller of Germany He spoke about the actual division going on in Germany during an interview with EWTN.
“Whether it is a departure, or a heretical teaching, or a denial of a doctrine of the faith—or apostasy in the sense of simply turning away from Christ and His teaching in the Church to embrace some other form of religion—these are crimes,” Burke said.
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He continued, “I mean, these are sins against Christ himself, and obviously, then, they are the gravest of sins. And the canon law provides for appropriate penalties.”
Burke accused the “revolutionaries” within the church of being ignored Vatican authority and turned a blind eye to Pope Francis’ opposition to their changes.
last year, Pope Francis He reminded the country’s faithful that German bishops had no authority to spread a new theology or change church administration.
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In the letter, the Pope expressed concern for Germany’s clergy and laity if their leaders were to secede applicable church teachings. The manifesto claimed that Catholics would be adversely affected by the many proposed changes to the Church pushed forward by Cardinal Reinhard Marx and other liberal German leaders in their “conciliar course”.
“In order to protect the freedom of God’s people and the exercise of episcopal service, it seems necessary to clarify that the ‘conciliar method’ in Germany does not have the power to compel bishops and the faithful to adopt new ways,” said the statement of the Holy See.
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And she continued, saying: “Before reaching an agreed understanding at the level of the universal church, it is not permissible to introduce new official structures or doctrines in the dioceses, which might constitute a wound to the ecclesiastical communion and a threat to the unity of the church.”
Müller struck a similarly harsh tone, demanding that German bishops be tried within the Church and removed from their offices if they failed to normalize their teachings.
“There must be a trial,” Müller said, “and they must be judged, and they must be removed from office if they do not convert themselves, and do not accept the Catholic faith.”
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“[It] It is very sad that the majority of bishops voted explicitly against the revealed dogma, the revealed faith of the Catholic Church and all of our Christian thinking, against the Bible, the Word of God in the Bible and in the Apostolic Tradition and in a specific dogma of the Catholic Church, “said the German Cardinal.
Last year, more than 100 Bishops from all over the world He issued an open letter to the German bishops urging them to stop the synod and refrain from illegal amendments.