Cardinal Marx Refuses to Accept Vatican Ruling

Cardinal Marx Refuses to Accept Vatican Ruling – 6/5/18

The press speaker of the German bishops has commented on the refusal of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to back the [sacrilegious] German proposal to give Holy Communion to non-Catholics.

The press statement recalls that during a May meeting in Rome a delegation of German bishops was told to find an “unanimous” agreement regarding Protestant Communion, adding,

“The Chairman [Cardinal Marx] is therefore surprised that even before finding such a unanimous agreement, this letter has now arrived from Rome.”

Marx is not ready to accept the ruling. According to the press speaker he sees a further need for debate among the German bishops as well as with the Vatican and with Francis.

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8 comments on “Cardinal Marx Refuses to Accept Vatican Ruling

  1. He may be misguided and in error, but he should be grateful that he is not in a concentration camp to make way for a eugenic totalitarian dictatorship.
    Thanks to a lot of brave men, including a LOT of Catholic guys.

    A salute and prayers for the heroes of D Day and the Normandy Invasion: June 6, 1944.


    Men of the 16th Infantry Regiment, U.S. 1st Infantry Division wade ashore on Omaha Beach on the morning of June 6, 1944.

    U.S. assault troops in an LCVP landing craft approach Omaha Beach.

    U.S. soldiers march through Weymouth, Dorset en route to board landing ships for the invasion of France.

    Landing supplies at Normandy

    While you can still speak publicly and freely as a Christian, take some time to remember those who made it possible.

  2. Into the Jaws of Death by Robert F. Sargent. Assault craft land one of the first waves at Omaha Beach.A LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) from the U.S. Coast Guard-manned USS Samuel Chase disembarks troops of Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division (the Big Red One) wading onto the Fox Green section of Omaha Beach (Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France) on the morning of June 6, 1944. American soldiers encountered the newly formed German 352nd Division when landing. During the initial landing two-thirds of Company E became casualties.

  3. All the way in, those kids were wading through pre-registered free fire zones. The accounts I’ve read by Wehrmacht gunners manning artillery and MG positions that morning made for very grim reading. The first hours went so badly that General Bradley seriously contemplated withdrawal.
    Once the troops began breaking through from the beaches, however, Wehrmacht forces were repaid in kind. Accounts by the very few officers and enlisted who managed to survive being overrun by Allied infantry detail a ferocity and truly hellish nightmare of close quarter battle and savage hand to hand mayhem that not even the most imaginative movie producer could begin to capture.

  4. Of note, a substantial number of Wehrmacht forces fighting at Normandy were non-German volunteers from literally all over Western Europe and Scandanavia. Their motivation was to stave off US/UK “interference” with what they were told was a battle for a united Europe, under Berlin, against Bolshevik invasion.

  5. General Patton personally decorated my oldest friend’s father (Bronze Star) and also ordered the same decoration for my uncle, who – with only one fellow Stars & Stripes reporter – negotiated, unarmed, the surrender of a Wehrmacht rifle company – without firing a shot, and he used only his broken German when addressing the Leutnant in command. Once my VERY Irish uncle detailed the artillery and armor force that would overrun the hopeless tactical German position within an hour or two that morning, all “debate” ceased. In that Wehrmacht company were Poles and Russian defectors who volunteered to combat Stalin, including one Russian woman.

  6. President Ronald Reagan’s D-Day Speech, Normandy, France: June 6, 1984

    “Normandy Speech: Ceremony Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion, D-Day”

  7. Sainte-Mère-Église

    Church with Parachute Memorial

    “Founded in the eleventh century, the earliest records (1080–1082) include the name Sancte Marie Ecclesia, Latin for “Church of St. Mary”, while a later document written in Norman-French (1317) mentions Saincte Mariglise. The current French form of the name is ambiguous, with the additional meaning, “Holy Mother Church”. The town was significantly involved in the Hundred Years’ War as well as the Wars of Religion.

    The town’s main claim to fame is that it played a significant part in the World War II Normandy landings because this village stood right in the middle of route N13, which the Germans would have most likely used on any significant counterattack on the troops landing on Utah and Omaha Beaches. In the early morning of 6 June 1944 mixed units of the U.S. 82nd Airborne and U.S. 101st Airborne Divisions occupied the town in Mission Boston, giving it the claim to be one of the first towns liberated in the invasion.”

    “The early landings, at about 0140 directly on the town, resulted in heavy casualties for the paratroopers. Some buildings in town were on fire that night, and they illuminated the sky, making easy targets of the descending men. Some were sucked into the fire. Many hanging from trees and utility poles were shot before they could cut loose.

    A well-known incident involved paratrooper John Steele of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), whose parachute caught on the spire of the town church, and could only observe the fighting going on below. He hung there limply for two hours, pretending to be dead, before the Germans took him prisoner. Steele later escaped from the Germans and rejoined his division when US troops of the 3rd Battalion, 505 Parachute Infantry Regiment attacked the village, capturing thirty Germans and killing another eleven. The incident was portrayed in the movie The Longest Day by actor Red Buttons.

    Later that morning, about 0500, a force led by Lt. Colonel Edward C. Krause of the 505th PIR took the town with little resistance. Apparently the German garrison was confused and had retired for the rest of the night. However, heavy German counterattacks began later in the day and into the next. The lightly armed troops held the town until reinforced by tanks from nearby Utah Beach in the afternoon of 7 June.

    Krause and Lt. Colonel Benjamin H. Vandervoort both received the Distinguished Service Cross for their actions in the capture of the town. Sgt. George Bowler Tullidge III received the Bronze Star, while a collection of Bible verses and of his letters home, A Paratrooper’s Faith was distributed throughout the 82nd Airborne by his parents from after his death until the 1990s. 2nd Lt. Thomas J. Tighe of the 70th Tank Battalion received the Silver Star posthumously for his actions on the morning of June 7th in securing the town, during which he was killed when his tank was hit by German artillery fire.[6]

    Henry Langrehr was also involved in the capture of Sainte-Mère-Église. He crashed through a greenhouse roof, as retold in The Longest Day. On 6 November 2007, along with five other men he received the Legion of Honor medal from the President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy. ”

    Stained glass window in village chapel depicting Saint Michael and the insignia of various Allied military units that fought in or near the village.

    Sainte-Mère-Église Church.

  8. Thank you, Howl. My late father flew over Normandy ( 9th US Army Air Corps, under RAF command until the invasion ) and related, in one of the very few things he ever chose to speak about concerning the war, that the armada and ground force activity looked like an entire city.
    He was in close-air-support and in that scene in “Patton” (the morning after the chaplain had composed the prayer for good weather, when the P-51s streak toward German lines around Bastogne), you see (re-enacted in the movie) flights from my Dad’s unit.
    He met a banker in the 1980s, and they were discussing their respective areas of service when he learned that the banker was pinned down, that very morning, in the Bastogne vicinity and expected to be overrun at any moment by a superior German force – he, and all but a few in his unit, were already wounded or KIA and down to a few rounds of ammo. He told my Dad that he could hear our planes as they drew nearer and could scarcely believe it…
    They became fast friends and remained in close touch for years afterward.

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