The Chairman of the German Bishops' Conference and archbishop of Freiburg, Robert Zollitsch, believes that Christ’s crucifixion is just a psychological support for those who suffer. On Holy Saturday, the archbishop denied the Expiatory Death of … [More]
Dear Chonak, this Archbishop denies especially the catholic doctrine by answering "NO" (concerning catholic doctrine which is described in the question) and putting his strange solidarity theory instead.
Read it - and hear it! - in German, the original. Then you will see.
What saddens me the most is that there doesn't seem to be any reaction from the Vatican about this. Just a few weeks ago there was an earthquake of condemnation coming from Catholic bishops from around the world when SSPX Bishop Williamson stated his opinion on the holocaust. However, this Bishop seems to claim that Jesus Christ is not the Lamb of God, the redeemer who shed his blood to save us from our sins. Sacred Scripture is very clear:
"And taking the chalice, he gave thanks, and gave to … [More]
Incoherent rambling as well as heretical. Well, one would hope that it would have little chance to seduce *anyone* with those factors standing against the man. He's as devoid of eloquence as he is of truth.
He's not the only one in powerful positions to make that claim. Last Thursday's Irish Catholic quoted the new Abbot of Glenstal Abbey; Mark Patrick Hederman as agreeing with Gay Byrne on a special Holy Week programme that Christ didn't die for our sins. He said that God came on the earth mostly to find out what it means to be human. To be made Abbot, Mark Hederman had to first be ordained a priest, what on earth does he think the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is, which as a priest he now … [More]
Christ certainly did share in our sufferings and have solidarity with us in that fashion, but His sacrifice on the cross was much more than that.
Matthew 20:28 even as the Son of man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many
Romans 5:8-9 But God shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. Since, therefore we are now justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.