September 17, 2015
On the official website of the German Roman Catholic Bishops’ Conference, an essay by liberal RC German theology student (which description is a bit of a redundancy) Simon Linder was published promoting ‘marriage for all’ within the Roman Catholic Church. Already the news has traveled fast through different pro-family websites, such as the well-known RC leaning Lifesitenews.com.
Acccording to Lifesitenews.com:
In an essay titled “Love Counts” on Katholisch.de, theology student Simon Linder argues that since the “societal climate” in Germany has changed, one does not have to justify oneself anymore when defending the idea of “marriage for all.” Rather, says Linder, those opposed to same-sex “marriages” have to defend themselves. And he asks: “Where does the Church have the idea … that homosexuality is a burden for male and female homosexuals? And more fundamentally: Who gives the Church the right to declare homosexuals as people who are to be pitied?”
The Vatican seemingly encourages this behaviour. It should not come as a surprise to those who are aware of the essentially liberal-modernist mentality of the vast majority of Roman Catholics (with the ecumenist-modernist so-called Patriarchs not far behind with their clergy and laity). Beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church which appear on documents such as its Catechism have become little more than pro-forma statements with no substantial meaning. The heretical Ecumenical Patriarchate continues to push for union with Roman Catholicism; but, the recent dispute over ‘gay marriage’ in the RCC is itself mimicked within the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the case of its Finnish branch.