"And I beheld, and heard the voice of one eagle flying through the midst of heaven,
saying with a loud voice: Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth....
[Apocalypse (Revelation) 8:13]

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Novus ordo: New German Bishop: Truth is changeable, "Spirit of the Council" is consistent

Novus Ordo: New German Bishop: Truth is changeable, "Spirit of the Council" is consistent
Lefebvre quotes and Fr. Hesse video included...
 On April 18, "Pope" Francis appointed Peter Kohlgraf as bishop of Mainz. He follows the liberal Cardinal Karl Lehmann.

In 2011 Kohlgraf summarized his views of the Second Vatican Council in the German journal Pastoraltheologische Informationen“. Kohlgraf interprets the council as rupture (but in a positive sense). The innovations concern the collegiality of bishops, the interpretation of other religions, God’s plan to save all men, Freedom of religion and the understanding of revelation.

The new bishop praises the so-called "spirit of the Council". This spirit is – according to Kohlgraf - consistent with the texts of the Council. He finds the spirit already in the writings of those theologians that prepared the way for the Council.

Kohlgraf rejects the Catholic teaching on Tradition and truth as laid down in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It explains in 85-87, that the deposit of faith is “what has been handed on”. The Church “listens to this devotedly, guards it with dedication, and expounds it faithfully”.

Kohlgraf takes another stand “than the Catechism". He considers truth to be "historical" and changeable. For Kohlgraf the practice is a place where truth originates. “Pastoral” does not mean the application of dogmatics but a place where truth develops.

Read the Full German article: Wortlaut-Text von Kohlgraf

Archbishop Lefebvre said the Conciliar Church was already materially heretical and in material schism.
“And we have the precise conviction that this new rite of Mass expresses a new faith, a faith which is not ours, a faith which is not the Catholic Faith. This New Mass is a symbol, is an expression, is an image of a new faith, of a Modernist faith. ….Now it is evident that the new rite, if I may say so, supposes another conception of the Catholic religion-another religion.” Apologia Pro Marcel Lefebvre, Part One, by Michael Davies p. 207-208 Sermon June 29,1976

“Well, we are not of this religion. We do not accept this new religion. We are of the religion of all time; we are of the Catholic religion. We are not of this 'universal religion' as they call it today-this is not the Catholic religion any more. We are not of this Liberal, Modernist religion which has its own worship, its own priests, its own faith, its own catechisms, its own Bible, the 'ecumenical Bible'-these things we do not accept. We do not accept the 'ecumenical Bible.'” Apologia Pro Marcel Lefebvre, Part One, by Michael Davies p. 211 Sermon June 29,1976

“It is because, in fact, we feel and are convinced that in the last fifteen years something has happened in the Church, something has happened in the Church which has introduced into the highest summits of the Church, and into those who ought to defend our faith, a poison, a virus, which makes them adore the golden calf of this age, adore, in some sense, the errors of this age. To adopt the world, they wish to adopt also the errors of the world; by opening on to the world, they wish also to open themselves to the errors of the world, those errors which say, for example, that all religions are of equal worth. We cannot accept that, those errors which say that the social reign of Our Lord Jesus Christ is now an impossibility and should no longer be sought. We do not accept that.” Apologia Pro Marcel Lefebvre, Part One, by Michael Davies p. 221 4 July 1976 Sermon by Mgr. Lefebvre at Geneva 

“Well then, we understand. We now know with whom we have to deal. We know perfectly well that we are dealing with a “diabolical hand” which is located at Rome, and which is demanding, by obedience, the destruction of the Church! And this is why we heave the right and the duty to refuse this obedience. …I believe that I have the right to ask these gentlemen who present themselves in offices which were occupied by Cardinals…..it seems to me that I would have the right to ask them, “Are you with the Catholic Church?” “Are you the Catholic Church?” “With whom am I dealing?” If I am dealing with someone who has a pact with Masonry, have I the right to speak with such a person? Have I the duty to listen to them and to obey them?” 1978 Ordination Sermon - p. 209 - Apologia Pro Marcel Lefebvre, Volume Two, by Michael Davies 

“It is easy to think that whoever opposes the Council and its new Gospel would be considered as excommunicated, as outside communion with the Church. But one may well ask them, communion with what Church? They would answer, no doubt, with the Conciliar Church.” p. xiii I Accuse the Council, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre

But however it may be, we are convinced of this, it is they who are wrong, who have changed course, who have broken with the Tradition of the Church, who have rushed into novelties, we are convinced of this. That is why we do not rejoin them and why we cannot work with them; we cannot collaborate with the people who depart from the spirit of the Church, from the Tradition of the Church. But that puts us in a very critical situation of breaking with that mass of Church people who are departing from the Tradition of the Church. That makes thus for an unlikely situation, assuredly unbelievable, that is at times for us a cause for sorrow, for a desire to see the Church rediscover her way, that is to say, her Tradition - at least not the Church, but the people of the Church - for a desire that the Church not be torn anymore as it is right now, and finally that her passion in some way end.

Archbishop Lefebvre gave this address to the priests of the French District on December 13, 1984 We find ourselves right now in that situation. It is very clear in this interview with Cardinal Ratzinger. I think that it is that outlook that should guide us in our present situation. Let us not deceive ourselves by believing that by these little braking actions that are given on the right and on the left, in the excesses of the present situation, that we are seeing a complete return to Tradition. That is not true, that is not true. They remain always liberal minds. It is always the liberals who rule Rome, and they remain liberal. But, as the Cardinal says, they have gone a bit too far; they have to find a little balance. ...With that I think that I have said what I wanted to say to you, and given you a certain line of conduct in the present events, which perhaps are going to go even faster. There will be possibly other manifestations of putting the brakes on by the Vatican; and it is very, very dangerous for us to "rally" ourselves now. No rallying, no rallying to the liberals; no rallying to the ecclesiastics who are governing in the Church now and who are liberals; there is no rallying to these people. From the moment when we rally ourselves, this rallying will be the acceptance of the liberal principles. We cannot do this, even if certain appeasements are given us on the Mass of St. Pius V - certain satisfactions, certain recognitions, certain incardinations, which could even be offered to you eventually. But as long as one is dealing with people who have made this agreement with the Devil, with liberal ideas, we cannot have any confidence. They will string us along little by little; they will try to catch us in their traps, as long as they have not let go of these false ideas. So, from my point of view, it is not a question of doing whatever one can. Those who would have a tendency to want to accept that will end up being recycled. Conference of Archbishop Lefebvre to the priests of the District of France 13 December 1984 "The basic problem remains unchanged: Rome means to exterminate Tradition."    

Fr. Hesse, "Exposing the Worst Statements of Vatican II"