11 February 2015

What Would a Non-Catholic Cardinal Look Like?

Strange times prompt strange questions.  Cardinal Reinhard Marx, head of the rebellious German bishops' conference and one of the leaders (though not the only, nor the highest-ranking, one) of the cabal that desires to undermine marriage and the Eucharist, made some provocative comments to the execrable America magazine. Hilary White of Lifesite News has the story.

He was asked if young Catholics really were more traditional, as is often claimed.  Yes, says the Cardinal.  

Great, yes?  Ah, not so much:

“I had a discussion with some of the students,” before the lecture, who asked him, “‘Cardinal is it true that the younger people are more traditional?’ And that’s true.”

“But that is not dangerous,” he said. “I have no problem with tradition. But we have also the tendencies that the people want to be clear in their positions. Black and white populism is growing in Europe. And that is the beginning, perhaps, of populism, of terrorism, that’s clear.”

“The atmosphere of reducing the complexity of the world, to give simple answers, to give black and white answers, is growing, and I think that is very dangerous,” the cardinal said.

Yes, clarity is obviously the biggest threat to the Church and the world.  Thanks, Your Eminence.

When the authorities of the secular order round up Catholics who stand with the unchangeable teachings of the Church-- and in this case the words of Our Savior Himself-- don't expect Cardinal Marx to stir from his comfortable digs to secure their release.  

You see, the SPLC labels practicing Catholics as terrorists.  The government thinks pro-lifers are terrorists. The occupant of the White House is eager to condemn Catholics as the moral equivalent of murderous Islamists. Even the Holy Father is very happy to point out that hey, we have our nuts, too! (and I'm looking at you, trads).

If Cardinal Kasper is the Mr. Magoo of the anti-family faction, Marx is Der Kommissar.  Clarity (about the sanctity of marriage and the sinfulness of adultery and sodomy), black and white thinking (about the sanctity of marriage and the sinfulness of adultery and sodomy), simplistic reasoning (about the sanctity of marriage and the sinfulness of adultery and sodomy) , TRUTH (about the sanctity of marriage and the sinfulness of adultery and sodomy), is the beginning of terrorism?  Right.

Let's quote two of the greatest "terrorists" in world history, Your Eminence, namely Our Lord and St. Paul:

3And there came to him the Pharisees tempting him, and saying: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? 4Who answering, said to them: Have ye not read, that he who made man from the beginning, Made them male and female? And he said: 5For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be in one flesh. 6Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder. 7They say to him: Why then did Moses command to give a bill of divorce, and to put away? 8He saith to them: Because Moses by reason of the hardness of your heart permitted you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. 9And I say to you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and he that shall marry her that is put away, committeth adultery.

And this:

27Therefore whosoever shall eat this bread, or drink the chalice of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and of the blood of the Lord. 28But let a man prove himself: and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of the chalice. 29For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord.

But remember, dear young Catholics, though Cardinal Marx claims to have "no problem" with tradition, he has a problem with you.  You nascent terrorists.


Bud said...

At least Cardinal Marx has "no problem with tradition." ;-)

Anonymous said...

...Like Matt Holiday, Mike Methaney...and so on.

Hey, the season fast approaches. It's time to prepare.

The Bear said...

The Bear has actually ripped the jawbones off of many people who began to talk about nuance this and avoiding black-and-white that.

Not recently.

If recently means within the past month.

Athelstane said...

"But we have also the tendencies that the people want to be clear in their positions."

Well, we wouldn't want that, would we?