Pope making a sect out of the Catholic Church according to Salzburg Archbishop
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009Pope making a sect out of the Catholic Church according to Salzburg Archbishop
Kothgasser warnt Kirche vor „Gesundschrumpfen“ in Richtung Sekte

The Salzburg Archbishop Alois Kothgasser warns the Catholic Church against an illness which takes her towards being a sect and makes an unusually strong criticism of the Vatican.

In a written statement to the media on Tuesday Kothgasser urges 'confidence in the local church ". Otherwise, confidence in the "central authority" of the church would also dwindle. Also Kothgasser clearly stated that the SSPX whose excommunication Pope Benedict XVI has lifted does, "not stand on the same ground as the Roman Catholic Church.

Reduction to a sect?
Kothgasser asks the church a "fundamental question": "Should the Catholic Church reduce herself to a cult, which only a few, but law-abiding members practice, or should the Catholic Church of Jesus Christ leave room for diversity, be open and influence society from the inside? "He argues for the latter" It is necessary for the church and necessary for society that the church is turned towards the people and preserves their values. If confidence in the local church is missing, also bs the confidence in the central authority of the Universal Church begins to wane. "

On the repeal by Pope Benedict of the excommunication of SSPX Kothgasser stresses that he understood the concern of the Pope to restore the unity of the church. A reunion with the SSPX could not be expected if the conditions were not clearly formulated. "Those who reject Vatican II, do not stand on the same ground as the Roman Catholic Church," said Kothgasser, and: "Actually, they have excluded themselves(excommunicated)from the Catholic Church."

Criticism of the SSPX
Should the SSPX “stubbornly continue” in their rejection of the Second Vatican Council, this would be from the perspective Kothgassers not a schism, but "heresy". And if the SSPX continue to ordain priest, then it would be "clear that the desire for unity only on the one hand there is real". The Holocaust denial by the SSPX Bishop Richard Williamson Kothgasser condemned sharply: It is not permissible for anyone, neither the intellectual nor moral reasons, to deny the Holocaust. And it can also be tolerated by no-one. "

The appointment of the new Bishop of Linz Gerhard Wagner Maria Kothgasser will still not comment about because he has not previously met him. He is now asking to impart again the Second Vatican Council (which had the opening of the church as its object, NB): "We should remain purely and simply remain close to God and to the people." (Cathcon: and what happens when the people take their leave of God?)

And Kothgasser says about the situation of the Church: "I have in recent weeks prayed intensely the psalms of complaint for individuals and the people of God."

Cathcon: what a remarkable few weeks, when all have been shown in their true colours and even the Archbishop of Salzburg diminishes the office of the Vicar of Christ, an office on which he depends for his office.

Nothing has emptied Catholic Churches more than the (over) enthusiastic implementation of the Second Vatican Council. The laity departed over the decades and now he tries to bolt the doors, not to prevent them coming back but the SSPX.
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I am enjoying the pruning of the Church.


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Robb Wrote:In a written statement to the media on Tuesday Kothgasser urges 'confidence in the local church ". Otherwise, confidence in the "central authority" of the church would also dwindle. Also Kothgasser clearly stated that the SSPX whose excommunication Pope Benedict XVI has lifted does, "not stand on the same ground as the Roman Catholic Church".

Besides being intellectually dishonest regarding the SSPX, His Excellency shows a troubling schismatic mentality when he says that unless the Church conforms to his twisted views "confidence in the "central authority" of the church would also dwindle".

From iniquitous prelates deliver us, O Lord!
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When does the shepherd count sheep outside his fold?
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I bet Benedict is making a nice little list...
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In the same vein, the daily German news show on PBS (which has of late been running -almost daily- something on the "ultra conservative" SSPX and the "Holocaust denier" Bp. Williamson, today had a segment about the Old Catholics in Germany and how many of the Conciliar Church laity are leaving to join the Old Catholic sect. There was even a shot of the neighboring local Novus Ordo priest hugging his Old Catholic counterpart and then stating that he is even considering taking the plunge into that liberal sect. (And yes folks, the sectarians even have women "priests!")

Funny how it works with liberals... When they are making hay, everyone that doesn't agree with them is outside the "Church," and now with the apparent soon to be "regularized ultra right-moving SSPX" getting so much attention and traitor to the liberal cause Benedict XVI flexing some muscle they are jumping ship just like the rats they are. Obedience only works for them when you are attempting to destroy Christ's true Church.

Say what you will, but this is too much. These idiots belong on Believe It or Not! Who are they kidding they haven't been Catholic for a long, long time! Good riddance!
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"A good leader must also be a good follower." A bit of folk wisdom on which His Excellency obviously missed out. Does the Church really need bishops who who don't know the difference between heresy and schism?
"Cult" is good; it often blossoms into "culture". Witness western civilization just as an example.

 "Should the Catholic Church reduce herself to a cult, which only a few, but law-abiding members practice, or should the Catholic Church of Jesus Christ leave room for diversity......"  
 I would rather have a small bag with six ripe beautiful apple in itm than a bushel of apples with only six good apples in it.

Let us us pray for all.
Forgive my ramblings.

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