en.news The validity of the commandments and of the entire moral law is at stake in the Church according to Bishop Athanasius Schneider.
Talking to onepeterfive.com he asserted that “the
Pope is himself tolerating a wide dissemination of obvious errors of faith and of grave abuses of the sacraments (like the admittance of unrepentant adulterers to the sacraments)”.
Schneider compares this to a ship in a stormy sea, in which the captain ignores the obvious dangers, while the majority of his officers wrap themselves in silence, saying: “All is just fine on the sinking ship”. The few officers, who raise their voices, are grotesquely and unjustly criticized by their colleagues.
Schneider names the four Dubia-Cardinals and the Austrian philosopher Josef Seifert who was sacked for his criticism on the controversial Amoris Laetitia.
Seifert's dismissal by Granada Archbishop Javier Martínez Fernández is according to Schneider “not only unjust, but represents ultimately an escape from truth, a refusal of an objective debate and of dialogue”.
Schneider recalls that freedom of theological speech has been proclaimed for decades in the Church, but is denied to those who raise their voices in defense of the truth. This situation reminds him of his youth in the Soviet Union.