Enemy Within In Germany
when you thought it could not get worse
for the Church in today's increasingly
hostile, anti-family, anti-life world,
now this! The head of the Catholic Bishops
Conference of Germany does not believe
in Christ's sacrificial death to save
us from our sins? Jesus offered only
solidarity with the poor and the suffering?
Priestly celibacy is optional? Homosexual
unions OK? Archbp Zollitsch is the enemy
within! Catholicism in Germany (in all
of Europe) has already radically declined.
Is it any wonder, given that the German
Church itself is no longer orthodox
and faithful to authentic Catholic teaching?
Such liberalism has wreaked havoc on
the Catholic Church.
of our task as CFC-FFL is to defend
the Church and her orthodoxy. For us
to do so effectively, we also need to
really know our faith. Let us be more
familiar with our catechism. Then let
us boldly stand for what is right and
true, no matter whom we face, including
dissident bishops or clergy.
bless us all.
did not die for the sins of
the people": Head of German
Catholic Bishops' Conference
Germany April 21, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com)
- According to the chairman
of the Catholic bishops' conference
of Germany, the death of Jesus
Christ was not a redemptive
act of God to liberate human
beings from the bondage of sin
and open the gates of heaven.
The Archbishop of Freiburg,
Robert Zollitsch, known for
his liberal views, publicly
denied the fundamental Christian
dogma of the sacrificial nature
of Christ's death in a recent
interview with a German television
said that Christ "did not
die for the sins of the people
as if God had provided a sacrificial
offering, like a scapegoat."
Jesus had offered only "solidarity"
with the poor and suffering.
Zollitsch said "that is
this great perspective, this
interviewer asked, "You
would now no longer describe
it in such a way that God gave
his own son, because we humans
were so sinful? You would no
longer describe it like this?"
Zollitsch responded, "No."
Robert Zollitsch was appointed
to the See of Freiburg im Breisgau
in 2003 under Pope John Paul
II. He is he sitting Chairman
of the German Episcopal Conference,
to which he was elected in 2008
and is regarded as a "liberal"
in the German episcopate.
February 2008 he said that priestly
celibacy should be voluntary
and that it is not "theologically
necessary." Zollitsch has
also said he accepts homosexual
civil unions by states, but
is against same-sex "marriage."
told Meinhard Schmidt-Degenhard,
the program's host, that God
gave "his own son in solidarity
with us unto this last death
agony to show: 'So much are
you worth to me, I go with you,
and I am totally with you in
has become involved with me
out of solidarity - from free
he said, had "taken up
what I have been blamed for,
including the evil that I have
caused, and also to take it
back into the world of God and
hence to show me the way out
of sin, guilt and from death
Article 613 of the Catechism
of the Catholic Church, the
definitive work issued by the
Church explaining the dogmas
and doctrines of the Catholic
religion, describes the death
of Christ as "both the
Paschal sacrifice that accomplishes
the definitive redemption of
men, through 'the Lamb of God,
who takes away the sin of the
world', the sacrifice of the
New Covenant, which restores
man to communion with God by
reconciling him to God through
the 'blood of the covenant,
which was poured out for many
for the forgiveness of sins'."
Catechism continues, "This
sacrifice of Christ is unique;
it completes and surpasses all
other sacrifices. First, it
is a gift from God the Father
himself, for the Father handed
his Son over to sinners in order
to reconcile us with himself.
At the same time it is the offering
of the Son of God made man,
who in freedom and love offered
his life to his Father through
the Holy Spirit in reparation
for our disobedience."
To express concerns:
Giovanni Battista Re, Cardinal,
Palazzo della Congregazioni,
Piazza Pio XII, 10
for the Doctrine of the Faith
William Joseph Levada, Cardinal, Prefect
Piazza del S. Uffizio,
Phone: 06.69.88.33.57; 06.69.88.34.13
to me life is Christ, and death is gain."