Priests call on Cardinal Marx to resign as German bishops’ head

Cardinal Reinhard Marx at a synod press briefing, Vatican, Oct. 24, 2018. (Daniel Ibáñez/CNA)

Communio veritatis, a group of priests from the Archdiocese of Paderborn, published a statement today accusing the prelate of “abusing your spiritual office by obviously considering the Church’s Sacraments as your personal property which you sacrifice at your own whims on the altar of the Zeitgeist.”

The first sentence of the statement, as published today on the Austrian Catholic website Kath.net, refers to a recent claim made by Marx, namely, that he does not like the term “Christian West” because it is too “exclusive.” In response the German priests say: “We call upon you to renounce the presidency of the German Bishops’ Conference because this notion is exclusive of your own fellow bishops!”

The Communio veritatis group had formed itself in light of the 2018 debate in Germany about giving Holy Communion to some Protestant spouses of Catholics. Communio veritatis strongly opposes this idea and had published a statement opposing their own archbishop in Paderborn, Hans-Josef Becker.

In their new 14 January statement, the priests accuse Cardinal Marx of syncretism and relativism: “You stand with your sociological viewpoint on the grounds of syncretism and relativism.” In reality, they say, Christ has revealed Himself to us, and with it the Truth. “We reject the instrumentalization of our religion!” the priests call out and criticize Cardinal Marx for using the Catholic religion “in a falsifying secularization in order to spread the left-liberal political ideology of the mainstream.”

The group of priests further stated: “We remind you that the red of the cardinal does not refer to the flag of Neo-Marxism, but to the defense of the Catholic Faith, up to shedding one’s blood. Thereby, the Catechism is not the name of an island in the South Sea, but the reliable interpretation of the Church’s teaching.”

In reference to the fact that Cardinal Marx, when visiting the Temple Mount in Israel in 2016, had removed his pectoral cross so as not to “offend” his hosts, the priests say that “We will confess Jesus Christ as the only Redeemer and true Savior, while you yourself have laid down the Cross of the Lord in a scandalous manner.”

Cardinal Marx had also received much criticism in 2018 for distancing himself from Markus Söder, the Bavarian governor who had ordered the public display of crosses in state administrative buildings. Cardinal Marx at the time claimed that he was “quite sad and ashamed” of this decision. Furthermore, the prelate then said publicly that Söder was causing “division, unrest and animosity” with his own plan, and that Söder was even “expropriating the cross in the name of the state.”

The Paderborn priestly group is, however, of another opinion: “We pray that our western world will return to the Faith in the Triune God, in Whom alone is to be found life and salvation.”

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5 Responses to Priests call on Cardinal Marx to resign as German bishops’ head

  1. kathleen says:

    If we had a real Pope, a true Defender of the Faifh, as Christ’s Vicar on Earth is elected to be, this useless, cowardly, heterodox Cardinal Marx – who admits to being ashamed (“ASHAMED”!!) of displaying the Holy Cross of Christ in public buildings – would have been stripped of his status and privileges, and packed off to some monastery to do penance for the rest of his life.
    But no, instead we have a save-the-planet, false-mercy pope that is every bit as bad as his buddy cardinals, even encouraging them in their heterodoxy! What a catastrophical mess the Catholic hierarchy is in at present!

    The Devil told Our Lord he could do it – destroy His Church in 100 years – and many are starting to think the Devil might be succeeding!! Certainly he has won many ‘battles for souls’ these last fifty/sixty years, having successfully started to infiltrate the Church with his minions a few decades beforehand to lay the groundwork for his evil plans. That can’t be denied.

    Yet the Devil didn’t take into account the billions of faithful Laity all over the world that under a remnant of faithful bishops, priests and religious (who shun the enemy prelates as much as the World’s progressivism), will not be hoodwinked into believing the P.C. lies they are told. They are fighting back with their eyes and hearts fixed on Christ and the true teachings and traditions of the Holy Catholic Church.

    The work of cleansing the Church from the stench of sulphur her many powerful enemies (like Marx) leave in their wake, is a duty of each baptised Catholic.

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  2. Crow says:

    This is a wonderful sign of the true Catholic priests, who, don’t forget, are in the majority, fighting back. Don’t despair, Kathleen, it became apparent to me recently in the course of a heated discussion (argument actually), between two priests, in which the younger priest walked off, he was so angry. The older priest was obviously grappling with challenges to his foundational beliefs. The younger priest was, of course, orthodox and conservative and had no problem applying intellectual rigour to the challenges at the present time. The older one had the consequences of his belief system there to challenge his optimism about the modern direction the Church was taking (which, of course, he approved of). It became obvious to me that the consequences must be there for us to see before they can be challenged. Cardl Marx and his acquiescence to the secular world is an example. The homosexual infiltration of the priesthood is another. The Pope and his gay mafia will try to deflect by using meaningless words like ‘clericalism ‘ to turn it back to the fault of the faithful priests, but it will be SO BAD that it will be beyond their capacity to deflect/cover up/ obfuscate and it will all come out into the light. By the way, I have obtained a copy of the book ‘Homosexual Networks’ by Enrique Rueda and I will lend it to anybody who wishes to read it. It is almost impossible to obtain – I can only surmise as to why!?

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  3. Tom Fisher says:

    Cardinal Marx

    Now far be it from me to endorse nominative determinism

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  4. kathleen says:

    Thanks Crow! True: there are many loyal and courageous Catholic priests – like these German prelates mentioned above who have confronted Marx on his heterodox statements – who, together with a growing orthodox Catholic laity are fighting back against the ideology of the powerful gay mafia, progressives, and Masonic infiltrators. It should indeed fill us with hope for the future of the Church as they tend to be of the younger generations who will outlive the old “spirit-of-V2” crowd. But it will be a long and heart wrenching “fight” for we can clearly see how very many souls have already been lost through decades of lies in poor (almost non-existent) catechism, and PC brainwashing.

    Glad to hear you managed to obtain a copy of that book you were searching for. It must have been a horrific read! Yet we need to know the Enemy’s plans if we are to outwit him 😉.

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  5. kathleen says:

    Hahaha! 😂

    That’s very funny, Tom.

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