Bishop Athanasius Schneider: The Synod on the Family & The New Pharisees…editor
In fact the bishops who support Holy Communion for “divorced remarried” are the new Pharisees and Scribes because they neglect the commandment of God, contributing to the fact that out of the body and of the heart of the “divorced remarried” continue to “proceed adulteries” (Math 15: 19), because they want an exteriorly “clean” solution and to appear “clean” as well in the eyes of those who have power (the social media, public opinion). However when they eventually appear at the tribunal of Christ, they will surely hear to their dismay these words of Christ: “Why are you declaring my statutes and taking my covenant in your mouth? Seeing you hate instruction, and cast my words behind you, … when you have been partaker with adulterers” (Ps 50 (49): 16-18). Read more
Is Bishop Schneider correct to be so outspoken in his criticism of the Synod bishops? Isn’t he failing in “charity”? Does he risk developing a “schismatic mindset”? Is he likely to be “re-assigned” soon? Wouldn’t he be wiser to remain silent and simply pray at this time? Comments invited.