Bishop Schneider denounces Gnostic clergy – calls them LIARS and SOPHISTS!
[His Excellency uses FrankenPope’s terms (such as the above and more including “Pharisees” and “Scribes”) against FrankenChurch]
Thursday, 3 December 2015
Bishop Athanasius Schneider has denounced “gnostic clergy” who have been proffering that doctrine and pastoral practice can be separated and are essentially sentimentalists, abusing true mercy and compassion. In a talk published by Edward Pentin and given at the Lepanto Foundation, the Bishop said that:
When clergy stand up for the admittance of divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to Holy Communion, they in fact solemnize their adultery and their sin against the Sixth Commandment. They give to such faithful the message that their divorce and the continuous violation of their sacramental bonds can become ultimately a positive reality. In other words, such clergy are liars.
No Catholic who still takes seriously his baptismal vows should allow himself to be intimidated by these new sophistic teachers of fornication and adultery, even though — sad to say — these teachers hold the office of a bishop or cardinal.
We well remember this quote originally written by Richard Gaillardetz and used repeatedly in speeches and on videos by Thomas Rosica without attribution to the writer:
Doctrine changes when pastoral contexts shift and new insights emerge such that particularly doctrinal formulations no longer mediate the saving message of God’s transforming love?” Does he mean that “Doctrine changes when the Church has leaders and teachers who are not afraid to take note of new contexts and emerging insights?” Or does he mean that, “It changes when the Church has pastors who do what Francis has been insisting: leave the securities of your chanceries, of your rectories, of your safe places, of your episcopal residences go set aside the small minded rules that often keep you locked up and shielded from the world?
Cardinal Burke and Bishop Schneider have been ceaseless in standing up for the truth of the Catholic faith in the face of those who would attempt to undermine the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ with flippant comments such as “It is my church.”
Where are the rest?