BISHOP SCHNEIDER WOULD DISAGREE WITH THOSE WHO THINK THAT THE CRISIS IN THE CHURCH MEANS THE UNREALISTIC DESIRE, SIMPLISTIC DESIRE, TO GOING BACK TO A TIME WHEN FATHER COULD BUY A CHRYSLER PRODUCT EVERY OTHER YEAR
Once again, we are honored to post this guest op-ed, submitted to us by His Excellency Bishop Athanasius Schneider. We not only allow but encourage all media and blogs to reprint this as well.
By Bishop Athanasius Schneider
Special to Rorate Caeli
July 21, 2017
The interpretation of Vatican II and its connection with the current crisis of the Church
The current situation of the unprecedented crisis of the Church is comparable with the general crisis in the 4th century, when the Arianism had contaminated the overwhelming majority of the episcopacy, taking a dominant position in the life of the Church. We must seek to address this current situation on the one hand with realism and, on the other hand, with a supernatural spirit – with a profound love for the Church, our mother, who is suffering the Passion of Christ because of this tremendous and general doctrinal, liturgical and pastoral confusion.
We must renew our faith in believing that the Church is in the safe hands of Christ, and that He will always intervene to renew the Church in the moments in which the boat of the Church seems to capsize, as is the obvious case in our days.