Cardinal Cupich seems to be mouthing similar things - almost as if they were all given "talking points". I have written about the sword-crossing between him and Archbishop Chaput when the latter reaffirmed Church teaching in his own diocese. In an interview, he told Edward Pentin that those who have "doubts and questions" regarding Amoralis Lamentia need "conversion in their lives". I and others have written extensively about Cupich's dissidence many times. Please read that list for yourselves for I haven't time nor space to detail just why Cupich may be the one needed conversion.
One wonders if that head of the Greek Bishops' Conference might have such strong words for his German counterpart. Archbishop Robert Zollitsch openly declared his belief that "Christ did not die for the sins of the people as if God had provided a sacrificial offering, like a scapegoat." He believes that Jesus only offered "solidarity with the poor." Now that is heresy. Will the Greek head say anything about that? Will the Pope have a rebuke for this heresy-spouting bishop? I think we'll hear crickets and Zollitsch will retain his post.
However, it does seem that the four cardinals are not standing alone. Polish Bishop Josef Wrobel says "the four cardinals did well in asking for clarification about Amoris Laetitia". He added that AL "is not written well". He offered that as a potential
Two American bishops share the same last name: Tobin. That's about all they share. Bishop Thomas Tobin of Rhode Island opined last July that AL was "marked by ambiguity and that's intentional on the Holy Father's part, I think...so people can do just about whatever they want." This bishop has consistently stood for the truth. On the other hand we have Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Indianapolis. In the previous link I detailed some issues we've had with him. He called the four cardinals "troublesome". Well, it might actually be a good thing to be regarded as "troublesome" to a progressive. We know now why Joseph Tobin received his red hat!
Bishop Athanasius Schneider published a letter in which he defended the dubia and the four cardinals as a "prophetic voice." In his letter, Schneider takes aim at the progressive syncophants who lobbed ad hominem attacks at the four cardinals without offering any real clarity, comparing the current situation to that of St Hilary of Poitiers and Pope Liberius. The letter is worth careful study.
Then there is Bishop Jan Watroba, also of Poland. He remarked on the ambiguity of AL, saying that he "preferred the clarity of Pope St. John Paul II". I pray that these three bishops retain their posts and aren't sent to "diocesan siberia", if you get the drift. I also pray that many more bishops join them to stand for the teachings of Jesus Christ.
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