The Devil in Deutschland

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by Raymond de Souza, KHS, KM  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  June 3, 2021   

Apostasy blighting Germany's 'universal religion'

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Martin Luther, Karl Marx and Adolph Hitler have become sad examples of ill-gotten reforms coming from Germany. Sadly, today it is the Catholic Church that has followed their example. The apostasy in Germany is yet another revolution among the clergy.

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A German priest blessing a gay couple

There, priests have openly defied the authority of the Church and God's law in their "blessing" of homosexual unions, as if from now on they decide what good is and what evil is. God's law has been outdated. Clericalism reigns supreme.

Under the slogan "Love wins," German priests carry out their dissent in order to force a situation that is by no means spontaneous, but they want to show that it is a "natural evolution" in the Church.

Unfortunately for them, there was no great homosexual euphoria in response to the indiscriminate offer of such "blessings." Sodomites in Germany did not demonstrate an outstandingly enthusiastic victory over the "traditional Church."
 
This was something almost predictable, since sin is, by definition, incompatible with divine grace. As a consequence, the people who customarily live in sin, in general, cannot be religious and practicing Catholicism since mercy requires conversion. It is not so easy to cheat one's conscience.

Modernists' 'Universal Religion'

But cheating the conscience seems to have been the most refined quintessence of theology learned today in modernist seminaries. In fact, with no teaching of dogma, of morals, let alone spirituality, those gray-haired priests who appeared pathetically laying their hands on same-sex "couples" got drunk from that subservience to the world that, through today's silly optimism, intoxicated the souls of so many in the Church hierarchy.

They celebrate a great optimism about sin and a great pessimism about truth and good. Who among those clergymen still believes that it is possible to return to virtue, to family, to tradition? Hardly any. They believe that the revolutionary process in the Church is fatal and irreversible; everything is moving towards the acceptance of baby-killing and the formation of artificial conglomerates of individuals self-styled as "family." They hope that the dictatorship of relativism will become mandatory in the Church, even dogmatic, and the practice of sodomy and of unbridled sex will be the dawn of tomorrow. The Church will give way to a universal religion, where no one is excluded because of his orientation, choice or preference — except, of course, the likes of us, faithful Catholics.

German bishops' synodal way is taking steps to normalize pedophilia
 

These clergy want to be like God, knowing good and evil, and deciding by themselves what is and what is not, as in Genesis 3:5. 

In this new universal religion the modernist clergy is forming, all the "gods" and all sexual options fit in. But the real citizens — those who maintain the faith and morals of the traditional Church — they find all these novelties very strange, and naturally turn away from these gentlemen more than they would turn away from an infectious epidemic. Deep down, the excitement of these trendy modernists corresponds to a hallucination whose origin is in that revolution of 1968, of which they consider themselves proud heirs. 

"Il est interdit d'interdire" (It is forbidden to forbid) was the slogan proclaimed by the revolution in the Sorbonne University in France and which spread all over the world. It encapsulates the hippie cultural and religious revolution that exploded in the world and in the Church in the '60s, beginning the style of "Woodstock Christianity."

The 'Solution' Is the Problem

These aggiornati clergy today offer the laity in the Church, however, an inheritance that hardly interests anyone having common sense. They try to give answers to questions that hardly anyone is asking; they intend to present options to Catholics of which the beneficiaries do not even become aware. They are like xylophone vendors, distributors of photocopied pamphlets, and Judases who sold the faith for the price of the tacky title of a Mexican soap opera: "Love wins."

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Martin Luther

No, it is not love that is winning: It is the scandal, the lack of that harmony with the Faith, that makes us truly Catholic. Like most heresies in history, this is also a mere perversion of agitator clerics. This is a priest revolt we see today in Germany that counts on sympathetic nodding of heads also here in America.

Martin Luther complained about the corruption of the clergy in his time. It was epitomized by a famous case of a corrupt priest who betrayed his religious vows and lived in fornication with a runaway nun in a convent, getting drunk every other night with the "good German beer." This corrupt priest who epitomized the corruption was Martin Luther himself, who was, in fact, part of the problem, not of the solution.

While the faithful laity honorably live with their families according to the traditional teachings of the Church, trying to educate their children according to Church doctrine, there are revolutionary priests who want to be at the forefront of the "reform" in a constant fever to recruit homosexuals into the seminaries and keep silent about baby-killing.

If the apostasy of the Church in Germany claims marriage for all (including same-sex "marriage"), ministry for all (including ordination of women) and sex for all (celibacy would become passé), the good laypeople who believe in the traditional faith of the Church will claim the right to continue being Catholic, even in such dark times.

Silence Grows Sin, Destroys Virtue

To this day, the pope continues to maintain his customary silence, as he had done with the dubia of the cardinals and the Vatican pact with communist China. Who can blame Catholics who say "qui tacet consentire" (silence gives consent)?

Why is a papal declaration never issued to stop these scandals?

Unfortunately, we have to admit that it is the clergy who start and promote the revolution. It is always the corrupt clergy who, from top to bottom — from cardinals, bishops to priests — that compose the clergy who justify sin and persecute virtue.

It has become commonplace for certain modernist priests to give Holy Communion indiscriminately, even to a public sinner, and justifying his scandal by saying that he "could not read the conscience of the person" and that a generic warning had been given before the celebration.

Worthy reception of the Holy Eucharist has come into sharp focus owing to pro-abort politicians professing Catholicism
 

We have seen this hypocritical attitude regarding the fake (unelected) "Catholic" occupier of the Oval Office in Washington as well as the speaker of the House, both professional politicians who have done virtually nothing good for the American people in decades. They can receive Communion in sacrilege.

Yes, a curiously common procedure for this unfaithful and corrupt clergy is always to defend those who promote heresy or at least ambiguity, and to condemn the defenders of the law of God as "dangerous," "fanatical," "judgmental traditionalists."

But when it comes time to deny Communion to a faithful Catholic who wants to receive the Sacred Host in his mouth, as Cdl. Robert Sarah affirmed is his right; or when the same lay faithful wants to attend the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the traditional form, today called "Extraordinary Form," then the person's conscience has no value whatsoever. He has to obey!

Intervention Ahead?

In general, when the crisis in the clergy reaches these levels, God usually intervenes in a rather sharp and painful way. Hence, we must endure, faithfully, to the end and fight for the Faith. 

In Fatima, Our Lady promised that "In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph." Therefore, we must be faithful to the Faith of our Fathers, put on the armor of God (Ephesians 6) and resist, valiantly and respectfully, knowing that, as St. Jeanne d'Arc said, "Les soldats combattrons, mais Dieu donnera la victoire" (The soldiers will fight, but it is God who will give the victory)!

Raymond de Souza, KHS, KM, is a knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, a knight of the Sovereign and Military Order of Malta and a fourth-degree Knight of Columbus. A speaker on pro-life and apologetics issues, he is the delegate for international missions of Human Life International. He has visited 38 countries of the six continents as part of conferences held in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese and has speaking ability in Italian and Afrikaans. He is available to address Catholic audiences anywhere in the free world to defend the Gospel of life and the purity of Catholic doctrine, counting on the recommendation of bishops and priests in New Zealand, Australia and the United States. He has been a radio broadcaster in New Zealand and Australia and, today, writes a syndicated column for the weekly national Catholic paper, The Wanderer.
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