Skip to comments.Bishop Athanasius Schneider: ‘We Are in the Fourth Great Crisis of the Church’
Posted on 06/06/2014 4:17:31 PM PDT by marshmallow
During a trip to England the Soviet-born bishop says the Church today is experiencing tremendous confusion
Liberals, collaborating with the new paganism, are driving the Catholic Church towards a split, according to Bishop Athanasius Schneider, the liturgical specialist who is carrying on a rearguard fight against abuses in the Church.
So serious are the problems, Bishop Schneider said in an interview last week, that this is the fourth great crisis in the history of the Church, comparable to the fourth-century Arian heresy in which a large part of the Church hierarchy was implicated.
If you have not heard of the Soviet-born bishop, you will. The sincere, scholarly clergyman is auxiliary bishop of the distant Archdiocese of St Mary in Astana, Kazakhstan. But this month he has received a rock star welcome from congregations across the country on his tour of England and he has embraced cyberspace to put over a trenchant, traditional defence of the Church. Thanks be to God, the internet exists, he said.
His views are not popular with everyone, especially not some of his liberal colleagues, or, he says, with the mainstream media of the secular world. But his audiences tell another story.
Bishop Schneider is best known for arguing that Holy Communion should be received on the tongue while kneeling, which he insists is the more efficient way to foster respect for the Sacrament and to prevent abuse of the Sacred Hosts. The 53-year-old bishop has called also for clarification (a new Syllabus of Errors), aimed at the clergy, to put a stop to liturgical and doctrinal freewheeling on a range of issues in the spirit of Vatican II.
In his interview, Bishop Schneider said the banal and casual treatment of the Blessed Sacrament is part of a major crisis in the Church in which some laity.....
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A toxic blend of apostasy and apathy
I would argue that we are in the greatest crisis of the Church.
sadly an amen.....the Church is being taken down from within.
No doubt about it. So heartbreaking to witness.
Hey, Schneider. shsssh... quiet, say that only in a whisper, or else the Goracle might hear it, then try to "balance the earth" again, or something.
I hear he was able to do some heavy-duty coin-shaving, the last time around...book sales...carbon futures...consulting and speaking fees...
Let's not give him any more BIG ideas, eh bishop?
It was all just fine when he went to sleep in kinny garten back in '66 !!
So what were the other 3 crisis?
Arianism, The Great Schism, and Prostestant reformation?
I tried to google, but just got the “Crisis of the 3rd century” which is a reference to the Roman Empire and not the church.
"We are building a dictatorship of relativism", he declared in his homily at the opening of the conclave [in 2005], "that does not recognize anything as definitive and whose ultimate standard consists solely of one's own ego and desires."
I did like your answers, though. They sound good to me.
Athanasius : how appropriate.
ping for later
Athanasius was an Egyptian born in the city of Alexandria or possibly the nearby Nile Delta town of Damanhur around 293298.
Some Western scholars consider his command of Greek, in which he wrote most of his surviving works, evidence that he was a Greek born in Alexandria.
However, in Coptic literature, Athanasius is the first patriarch of Alexandria to use Coptic as well as Greek in his writings. That Athanasius assumed the Episcopal see of Alexandria at a time of increased local discord against Rome and become a noted Egyptian leader lends additional support to his Egyptian ancestry.
He was exiled FIVE times.
Final years and death: [February 1, 366 May 2, 373]
After returning to Alexandria in early 366, Athanasius spent his final years repairing all the damage done during the earlier years of violence, dissent, and exile.
He resumed writing and preaching undisturbed, and characteristically re-emphasized the view of the Incarnation which had been defined at Nicaea.
On 2 May 373, having consecrated Peter II, one of his presbyters as his successor, Athanasius died quietly his own bed, surrounded by his clergy and faithful supporters.
He's got to be kidding.