This erudite and valuable article written by His Lordship, The Most Reverend Athanasius Schneider O.R.C., is a telling explanation of the situation of the Catholic Church in Germany. Many of you are aware that in Germany, bishops, amongst other things, have called for the blessing of same-sex unions, rethinking the Church’s eternal teaching on contraception, proposed that women could become ordained deacons, have advocated that crucifixes have no place in law courts (as some German states have them in law courts), and allow dissenting but rich Catholic lay-organisations to dictate the direction of the Church in Germany.
Indeed, none of us can stay silent as even the Successors of the Apostles in Germany call into question fundamental aspects of our Faith. Some have criticised Bishop Schneider as being too pedantic, or unnecessarily legalistic. This is false. I can attest that he does everything out of love for the Church; he actually took the time to personally respond to a message I sent to him, a humble layperson, via his website, giving me prudential and genuine advice. He is an exemplary bishop and just what we need in these times.
In Christo Jesu