BCP: Is it necessary to abolish the system of Episcopal Conferences? (+ video)

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At a time when gender ideology is being promoted, the German Episcopal Conference is massively introducing the blessing of sodomite unions. Most Episcopal conferences, in union with pseudo Pope Bergoglio, promote fatally dangerous mRNA vaccination which real experts urgently warn against. Why does at least one Episcopal conference in the world not stand up for the salvation of the Church and for a moral revival? The system of Episcopal conferences has turned out to suppress and kill the prophetic voice among bishops and in the Church.

The true Catholic Church is based on an episcopal structure rather than a federation of national Churches. The national level does not represent a proper ecclesiastical dimension. It must be made clear again that there is only one pastor and teacher of the faith in each diocese in communion with a true Vicar of Christ!

Bishops do not have the task of competing with professors of theology, but have a duty to punish them if they proclaim heresies. As for a so-called scientific approach, one must know that faith is threatened with destruction every time science sets itself up as an absolute.

St Robert Bellarmine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, glorifies true wisdom which he obtained mainly through his prayers. He was a man of prayer from a young age. He prayed on his knees for a long time every day. However busy he was, he faithfully devoted one hour daily to interior prayer. Does the Church have such wise and holy bishops today?

The system of Episcopal conferences is one of the poisoned fruits of the Second Vatican Council. It is a form of globalization that can be compared to the political structure of the EU. Individual states have relinquished their sovereignty and politicians have abandoned their responsibility to defend the interests of their nations. Bishops have relinquished their authority and responsibility in their diocese. The Episcopal conference neglects to address the fundamental issues, and at the same time paralyzes the responsibility of each diocesan bishop. Their fruit is to the detriment of the Church, and therefore they should be abolished!

“Woe to the shepherds... You have scattered My flock, driven them away, and have not bestowed care on them. Behold, I will bestow punishment on you for the evil of your doings,” says the Lord. ... “If they (shepherds) had stood before Me and listened to Me, they would have spoken My words, and they would have turned My people from their evil ways and deeds.” (Jer 23:1-2,18-22) Do bishops and priests today stand before their Lord like Saint Robert Bellarmine?

On 10 April 2009, we, the orthodox Catholic bishops of Ukraine, wrote an open letter to Pope Benedict XVI. We quote from it: “Your Holiness, from Your diagnosis of bishops’ conferences the idea was born which we now humbly bring forward to You: Make space for a parallel structure of bishops in each nation. These bishops will not be in charge of any diocese but merely of the purity of faith and morals in a particular nation. What tasks shall they face? To watch over an orthodox formation of seminarians and priests, to be responsible for Christian literature (imprimatur), to secure sound apologetics and reevangelization, to be concerned with a reform and renewal of religious orders and institutes. These bishops – prophets (Eph 2:20) – would then have their fellow workers in every seminary, in every religious institute, and in every deanery with the purpose of restoring the Church…”

Benedict XVI did not respond to the reform proposal. Instead, he was forced two years later to raise John Paul II to the altar of the Church. John Paul II made space for idolatry in Assisi (1986) and committed gross apostasy. He is said to have only implemented Vatican II’s Nostra Aetate. The state of Sede Vacante did not start under Bergoglio but already under Benedict XVI who caused it through false beatification. He resigned two years later. He did not open the door for the Church to be reformed but deformed. Although he truthfully criticized the system of so-called Episcopal conferences, he did not take any radical steps to remedy it.

What does the Church need most today? It needs true reform – repentance! It needs holy bishops, true followers of the apostles. The Church needs men and women of prayer! So start today! Make a promise to God to devote one hour daily to interior prayer (Mt 26:40)!

+ Elijah
Patriarch of the Byzantine Catholic Patriarchate

+ Methodius OSBMr + Timothy OSBMr
Secretary Bishops

28 May 2021

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