The purpose of this very brief document
is to bring into the open the real controversy between the Roman
Catholic Hierarchy loyal to Jesus Christ and the Vatican since the
effective end of John Paul II Papacy which took place (1994 - 1995)
long before his death (2005).
We will use excerpts from two news
reports published on September 2015 to highlight the situation. For a
comprehensive understanding that the schism is well underway we
recommend our readers to read both news reports in full as well as view
the video prepared by Polonia Cristiana.
Should those news reports and/or video vanish from cyberspace, as it
sometimes happens, we have them on file. In that case, Contact Us
and request whichever has vanished from cyberspace.
(a) Australian bishop testifies on prevalence of child sex abuse
in the church
Dying of cancer, Bishop Emeritus
Geoffrey Robinson appeared Aug. 24 before the Australian Royal
Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to
testify to the prevalence of child sexual abuse in the church.
"However great the faults of
the Australian bishops have been over the
last 30 years, it still remains true that the major obstacle to a
better response from the church has been the Vatican," Robinson
the commission. Most of the Roman Curia saw the problem as a "moral
one: if a priest offends, he should repent; if he repents, he should be
forgiven and restored to his position. ... They basically saw the sin
as a sexual one, and did not show great understanding of the abuse of
power involved or the harm done to the victims."
"I eventually came to the point where I felt that, with the thoughts
that were running through my head, I could not continue to be a
bishop of a church about which I had such profound reservations,"
Robinson wrote in a 2008 book Confronting Power and Sex in the Catholic
Church. "I resigned my office
as Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney and began to write this book,
about the very foundations of power and sex within the church."
Robinson came away from that
meeting knowing that the Australian
bishops had no choice but to continue to go it alone,
what the fall out might be.
The extent to which he and the other Australian bishops were prepared
to do that is starkly illustrated in the minutes of the Australian
Catholic Bishops Conference of Nov. 28, 2002, where they resolved to disobey Pope John
Paul II's 2001 Motu Proprio, Sacramentorum Sanctitatis Tutela, which
required all complaints of child sexual abuse to be referred to the
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith which would then
instruct the bishop what to do.
(b) Pope "will show whose side he's on" during Synod, says archbishop
The first hard-hitting words by
orthodox cardinals and archbishops about the "current crisis" in the
Catholic Church have been sounded. Previous comments by Vatican
Cardinal Raymond Burke have been more guarded but as the Synod nears,
the reality of a looming schism in the Church has pushed him and other
Church leaders to a painful willingness to be frank in publicly warning
about the seriousness of what is facing the Church.
to the idea proposed in the mid-term report of the 2014 Extraordinary
Synod on the Family and repeated by various bishops’ conferences, he
says, "It is heresy to teach
that homosexual relations are not disordinate or are not disordered or
have positive elements."
comments come in a newly released video by the Polish publication Polonia
Cristiana called Crisis
in the Church. (3)
In addition to
Cardinal Burke, the video features Archbishop Jan Pawel Lenga, who
takes aim at Cardinal Reinhard Marx, president of the German bishops
conference and one of Pope Francis’ Council of Nine advisors. Speaking
of Marx's acceptance of communion for remarried divorcees and his
statement that the Church in Germany "is not a subsidiary of Rome,"
Archbishop Lenga said, "There was Marx, Karl Marx. And if present Marx
says similar things, then there is no real difference."
during the Synod will show whose side he is on," said Archbishop
Lenga. "If he accepts the statement of those who want to distribute
Communion to the divorced, there would be a heresy in the Church, and
if he does not accept, there could be a schism in the Church."
concluded, "Either we are on
the side of Christ, or on the side of the
devil. There is no third option. The common people are sometimes closer
to Christ than priests."