Thanks to the heads up from Tita M. lover of the Traditional Mass.
German cardinal revokes license of theologian
Cologne, Germany, May 9, 2011 / 01:41 pm (EWTN News)
Cardinal Joachim Meisner of Cologne, Germany has revoked theologian David Berger’s license to teach theology. [And you know why?]
The Archdiocese of Cologne said on May 5 that Cardinal Meisner decided to revoke Berger’s “mission canonica,” that is, his license to teach religion classes in schools.
The cardinal “was forced to take this step because Dr. Berger, through his publications and statements to the media, has established that he does not agree with the teaching and the moral and juridical norms of the Church.” [There is no such thing as freedom of speech in the Church if you speak about heresy and all the bad stuff you'll find outside of the one true fold.]
As a result, the archdiocese continued, Berger “has destroyed the trust that is essential for the mission of evangelization, and therefore the archbishop believes he is no longer qualified to carry out religious instruction in the Catholic Church. [Read that? TRUST! Priests, brothers and nuns, catechists are co-workers of the bishop in shepherding the flock entrusted to them in their own dioceses. And their mission is to "keep them into the Faith". Remember Christs commissioning of Peter: "Feed my lamb, feed my sheep." Christ fed His Apostles with His Body and Blood, and with His teaching, which we call the Catholic Faith. If the likes of Dr. Berger feed us with a Gospel different from what Christ and the Apostles taught us, then we can be sure that what he fed us is riddled with E-coli and Salmonella, faithwise!]
“For this reason, the revoking of his license to teach the doctrine of the Church is unavoidable.” [Simply because he is not teaching the doctrine of the Church. The license is a public affirmation of the Church that you are trustworthy to teach the true doctrine. By his actions, he told the whole world that he does not need the license. Remember that Fr. Kung?]
The French daily “La Croix” noted that in 2010, Berger was removed from the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas because of an article he published in the German newspaper Frankfruter Rundschau, in which he “deplored a ‘limited’ approach of the Church toward homosexuals.” [Good grief. Imagine if it became limitless.]
Berger also wrote a book titled, “Der heilige Schein (The Holy Apparition),” “in which he openly criticizes the teachings of the Church.”
The Catholic teaching on homosexuality is summarized in paragraphs 2357-2359 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, [which we must read and not some theologians who want attention by teaching "something new that Vatican 2 wanted".] which state that homosexuals “must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided.”
Homosexuality, as a tendency, “is objectively disordered,” and “constitutes for most of them (homosexuals) a trial.”
“Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered … They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved,” the Catechism teaches.
It is the act that is condemned, my dear friends, not the person; the sin not the sinner.
Christ said that to the adulterous woman " Go and sin no more." He forgave the woman but told her not to do it again. The sin, not the sinner.
Remember that was taught to us in Catechism class?
Oh yeah, I forgot. The "Christian Living" education we get in our "Catholic" schools now don't teach these things because they are, uhm, "old and outdated and have been changed by Vatican 2".
And we all know that that is NOT the case.
Which leads me to ask:
I know the CBCP's plate is full of anti-contraceptives and abortifacients right now but:
WHEN WILL THIS BE DONE TO THE DISSIDENTS IN OUR THEOLOGY SCHOOLS?
THEY HAVE MADE THEIR INTENTIONS WELL KNOWN?
What are we waiting for?
If there is a book burning party, like they did during the Middle Ages, to be done in the near future...but this time books from MST, SVT, Euntes and some from theologians at LST...
COUNT ME IN!
I won't let my loved ones get a hold of those heretical literature!
Which again leads me to ask...
HAS COMMUNION IN THE HAND STRENGTHENED THE FAITH OF THE LAITY WITH REGARD TO THE REAL PRESENCE?
HAS IT DIMINISHED EUCHARISTIC ABUSE?
I JUST had to put that in.