by the Society of St. Pius X!
Technically, nothing taught by the Society of St. Pius X is heretical, since Vatican II condemned no heresies. Yet the SSPX and their members are roundly ostracized by Catholics, especially liberal Catholics. This bishop preaches what is unquestionably heresy, and, so far, there are no public reprisals from Rome–no corrections the way the Vatican Press Office loves to “clarify” what Pope Benedict XVI–and no calls for condemnation by those who readily condemn the SSPX.
But Archbishop Robert Zollitsch of Freiburg, as has been reported in numerous venues, gave a television interview on Holy Saturday in which he said that Jesus did not die for our sins, partly because he denies that we were sinful to begin with!
This is open and blatant heresy.
Our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, patriarch of the West (oops, sorry!), Metropolitan of Rome, Vicar of Christ, Successor to the Chair of St. Peter, Servant of the Servants of God, etc., simply states the teaching of the Church, and everyone attacks him.
A bishop denies one of the most basic doctrines of Christianity, considered by everyone as a fundamental requirement to the name “Christian,” the very doctrine which the various New Testament writers say mandates shunning if someone denies it, and no one but the Catholic blogosphere cares???
Why isn’t the MSM calling on Archbishop Zollitsch to clarify or recant?
Are Commonweal, Catholic Sensibility, America, Vox Nova, Maryknoll, Catholics United, St. Anthony Messenger, etc., showering Archbishop Zollitsch with the same criticisms they’ve showered on Pope Benedict for lifting the excommunications of the SSPX bishops? Are they calling him a useful fool they way the call pope Benedict? Are they calling Zollitsch isolated and out of touch?
No way. He’s saying what they’re thinking, and they know their lies will be exposed if they say anything about him.
At what point does a liberal Catholic admit someone has committed heresy? Answer, never.
Oh, wait, I’m sorry. They say you’re a heretic if you actually quote any document of the Church published prior to 1960