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Today is the 73nd day preceding the start of the Stealth Sex Synod of 2015 and we get more intelligence from the Eastern Front. About 4 hours ago, this appeared on the Polonia Christiana website PCh24.pl. (see here) Since the website is in Polish, I have taken the liberty to translate the article and post below.
The significance of this article is that it appeared on the official website of the German Bishops’ Conference, therefore is was authorized by the leadership. At this point it needs to be noted that this is information THAT COULD BE, BUT DOES NOT NECESSARILY HAVE TO BE significant in the upcoming Synod of Bishops.
The below translated post needs to be read in the proper context, i.e. as part of a wider STRATEGY. Since the appearance of the Lineamenta in December and now the Instrumentum Laboris for the 2015 Synod last month, the German heretics (German Manipulators) who will be at the Synod are trying to “suss out” what they can get away with in terms of doctrinal change. Furthermore, this cabal of German heretics that dominate the German Bishops’ Conference, i.e. Marx and Co. are desperate to find a way to get around the majority of the bishops that will be at the upcoming Synod, bishops who overwhelmingly refuse to change Catholic dogma. To this end, the German contingent has been sending out trial balloons to gauge just what route they should take to get around the upcoming Synod majority. By reading the signals that are emanating from their speeches, interviews and texts, we see their strategy coming into focus. It is in this context that the below translation is an important piece of this puzzle.
As to the strategy itself, it appears that THE STRATEGY is composed of two parts:
The first part is composed of a strategy that was adopted at the Second Vatican Council, i.e one of “strategic ambiguity”. Here is a passage that explains this quite well from the always excellent Rorate Caeli blog. (see here) The following is the key text:
The need for extreme ambiguity is in itself revealing. It is revealing in the light of Cardinal Kasper’s interview with Raymond Arroyo earlier this month. LifeSite News explains: (emphasis added)
In his televised interview with Raymond Arroyo of the Eternal World Television Network on June 4, Kasper acknowledged the opposition to his proposal of large numbers of bishops and even whole episcopal conferences, and recognized that inducing a large majority to support it would be difficult. As a result he proposed a different approach.
“I get a lot of agreements, but also a lot of critiques, and there are tensions there,” Kasper acknowledged. “Now I propose to those who prepare the Synod to prepare a text which can get the agreement of the whole, of the great majority. It’s the same method also we had in the Council.” He later repeated, “My suggestion is to find now a formula where the great majority can adhere.”
In the second part of his interview with Arroyo, which will air June 11 on EWTN, the cardinal admitted that he doesn’t have an “overwhelming majority” on his side and that more generally acceptable language will have to be sought to reach a consensus.
“I see something more differentiated because I know many bishops who have a different position, and bishops’ conferences,” he told Arroyo. “And so it is not, ah … perhaps there will be, but we must find the solution where everybody, or the great majority — the Pope wants a certain unanimity of the episcopate and now it cannot. It’s too easy, I think, to say it’s already an overwhelming majority, no.”
This above is a very good summary of the first part of the German strategy and just another case of “putting phrases with contradictory meanings in the same sentence”. (see here)
As to the second part, it can be termed as “numbing down” the opposition. This part of the strategy is reliant on creating a false narrative that the changes are in no way doctrinal, but only pastoral.
The below translated article can be viewed as one part of the second half of this strategy. The below article pertaining to the “suggested ‘adjustment’ to the dogma of papal infallibility”. In and of itself, I would put it in the “they are not really serious about this” camp. ON ITS OWN THAT IS! It could look like Francis “Showing a Leg”. (see here)
However, this above “idea” has NOT been put out into the public domain frivolously. What is most likely the case, this information is being put out to preemptively anesthetized the vigilance of the Synod majority. What could be happening (hypothesis) is that the German Manipulators are trying to claim that since Francis will not be teaching ex-Cathedra, these issues are of a lower rank, i.e. not threatening to the Magisterium. By playing up this silly notion that “the people of God” CAN NOT BE INCORRECT, (see article below) the Synod Manipulators will try to introduce text that will nominally appear as a “feel good” factor. After all, how could the bishops “not agree” that their sheep don’t know what is best doctrinally?
But in reality, it is just another explicit attempt to play the sheep off against the shepherds.
And in this above context, I am reproducing the below…
FOR THE RECORD:
Portal of the German episcopate: Francis will not be teaching infallibly.
According to the website of the German episcopate, Pope Francis will not exercise the right of infallible teaching. According to the author of the text, the Pope will talk about the infallibility of the faithful, rather than about the infallibility of the Head of the Church. As noted by Mathias von Gersdorf, this article even suggests that it is this dogma can be the subject of discussion.
The information portal of the German episcopate suggests that the Holy Father Francis will never use the dogma of papal infallibility because he prefers to talk about “the infallibility of the faithful.” To prove this thesis the writer of the text, Simon Linder, is relying on the views of theologians like Hans Küng and August B. Hasler – the author who maintained a critical tone on infallibility in his book.
“From Pope Francis in any case, we should not expect any infallible decisions [concerning] teaching. [The Pope] does not highlight his ‘infallibility’, but in the context of infallibility speaks willingly about believers “- writes Linder.
The katholisch.de author then quotes from the Apostolic Exhortation “Evangelii Gaudium” the following passage: “I also don’t think that you should expect from papal teaching a definitive or exhaustive word on all matters concerning the Church and the world”. He juxtaposes words from another paragraph of the same encyclical. The Pope says in it that “the people of God are holy, through this anointing, which makes them infallible in credendo. This means that, when they believe, they cannot be mistaken, even if they cannot find proper words to express their faith. ” According to Linder, this means that the dogma of infallibility is merely a “signal”, which would be consistent with the will of the “majority of the bishops’ at Vatican I.
The article was commented on by Catholic journalist Mathias von Gersdorff. He noticed that Linder suggests that “the dogma was proclaimed under specific conditions and provide a basis for discussion and various other opinions”.
The article titled “Thou art Peter – 145 years of the dogma of papal infallibility” was published to celebrate the 145th anniversary of the adoption by the First Vatican Council of the dogma of papal infallibility.
Sources: katholisch.de, mathias-von-gersdorff.blogspot.de