Crying sincerely to Heaven for vengeance…
Vienna’s “Cardinal” Schönborn:
Sincere Sodomite Couples deserve a Blessing
The Satanic “Archbishop” of Vienna, Austria, has commented on the recently-published Vatican document rejecting the blessings of sodomite couples. We are talking about the 76-year-old “Cardinal” Christoph Schönborn, O.P., a man whose track record exposes him to be one of the most vile prelates the Vatican II Sect has to offer.
In recent days, more than 230 Novus Ordo bishops and theologians/academics from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Netherlands had already condemned the decision by the so-called Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Moreover, in Austria as many as 350 Novus Ordo priests and deacons are openly defying the Vatican’s ban on the blessing of sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance, proudly proclaiming that they will “continue to bless homosexual couples.”
“Bp.” Franz-Josef Overbeck of Essen went so far as to say that “God is present in” homosexual relationships that are “respectful and loving”. We suspect that once he recalls the Francis doctrine that it “does not matter who you are or how you live your life, you do not lose your dignity”, he will extend that “divine presence” also to unions that aren’t so respectful and loving.
Now “Cardinal” Schonborn has weighed in. Schonborn has a long history of supporting sodomites and confirming them in their sins. His own cathedral canon, “Fr.” Anton Faber, has blessed homosexual couples on St. Valentine’s Day for years; Schonborn himself has continually allowed his cathedral to be profaned by rock concerts promoting the sodomite lifestyle; and he has himself blessed a sodomite couple. A pastor in his archdiocese who prudently excluded a known practicing sodomite from the parish council, he stabbed in the back. In addition to all that, there are many other ways in which Schonborn has provoked the divine wrath.
And now he has doubled down.
On March 24, 2021, Vienna’s archdiocesan news portal Der Sonntag (“Sunday”) released an interview with its “archbishop”, who proclaimed: “I was not happy about this declaration of the Congregation of the Faith.”
After paying lipservice to the great sacrament that holy matrimony is, with its intrinsic capacity for the generation and rearing of children, he added:
But saying “yes” to the [natural] family does not have to be expressed in a “no” to all other forms [of sexual union]….
The question whether one can bless same-sex couples, belongs in the same category as the question whether one can bless remarried divorcees or cohabiting couples. And here my answer is relatively simple: …if the request for a blessing is sincere, if it is truly a plea for God’s blessing on the path of life two people in whatever situation are trying to walk, then this blessing will not be denied them.
Even if as a priest or bishop I have to say: “You have not realized the complete ideal. But it is important for you to live your lives on the basis of human virtues, without which there can be no successful relationship.” And that deserves a blessing.
(Christoph Schönborn, in “Eine Mutter wird den Segen nicht verweigern”, Der Sonntag, Mar. 24, 2021; our translation.)
This hardly needs comment, and, honestly, words simply fail to express adequate outrage at this garbage. This is nothing but sophistry with a theological veneer, and one of poor quality at that.
Of course the Church refuses to bless any relationship that is illicit, including those that constitute adultery, bigamy, or “mere” fornication — precisely because they are sinful, and God will not bless sin. Individual sinners can be blessed, for sinners we all are (see 1 Jn 1:8); but a sinful relationship obviously cannot receive God’s blessing or that of the Catholic Church.
Schonborn can deceptively call it a “path of life”, but that is just window dressing. The fact remains that it is a gravely sinful path of life, and that is what matters. Their “path of life” is in fact a path of death — it is the road to hell. And the Church being the Ark of Salvation, she cannot and will not confirm people on their way to hell by endorsing their path with a blessing. Doing so would be putting “a stumblingblock or a scandal in your brother’s way” (Rom 14:13).
“Cardinal” Schönborn’s remark that sodomites “have not realized the complete ideal” of what human sexuality was created for takes the cake! This is, of course, the inane theology of Amoris Laetitia in action, specifically paragraph 307 of the exhortation. It is the Bergoglian approach of redefining sin from a transgression of God’s Law into an imperfect or partial realization of the “ideal” of obeying His Law. And so fornication, for instance, suddenly goes from being a disgusting violation and contradiction of God’s Law and a misuse of the generative faculties which God gave to man for the rearing of children in a family, to being a fundamentally decent practice that simply falls short of the ideal of marriage but nevertheless imitates it in many important respects and therefore constitutes an honorable if imperfect attempt at reaching the goal of marriage.
Saying that two sodomites “have not realized the complete ideal” of holy matrimony is like saying that a fireman who uses his professional knowledge to burn down buildings “doesn’t quite fulfill” his job requirements. It’s like saying that a pediatrician who becomes an abortionist doesn’t “entirely” keep his Hippocratic oath to save life or at least do no harm. It’s like saying that a chef who habitually poisons the food he cooks has attained the goal of feeding and nourishing his guests only “imperfectly”. It is perverse!
This revolutionary approach to morality completely subverts and overturns the revealed understanding of sin and virtue. Not surprisingly, it can be traced back to the infernal Second Vatican Council (1962-65).
Christoph Schonborn is a very educated man. He is a Dominican. He is a co-editor of the 1992 Novus Ordo Catechism of the Catholic Church. He knows what he is doing. He knows that sodomy is one of the four sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance (along with murder, oppression of the poor, and defrauding the laborer of his just wages).
He also knows the teaching of St. Paul that “fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not so much as be named among you, as becometh saints” (Eph 5:3). And he knows that it was St. Paul who upbraided those
[w]ho changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error.
(Romans 1:25-27; cf. Leviticus 18:22)
Schonborn is not just wrong; he is malicious. He poisons souls with a soft voice, smooth talk, and a smile. He is so audacious that he can even speak about two sodomites living a life of “human virtues” that “deserves a blessing”.
The words of the prophet Isaias come to mind: “Woe to you that call evil good, and good evil: that put darkness for light, and light for darkness: that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter” (Is 5:20).
As for “Pope” Francis himself, it appears he is trying to play both sides, as is usual for him on such an issue. This ensures maximum confusion as each side can claim the “Pope” for itself, and it allows for a good amount of plausible deniability in case one side challenges him.
St. Peter Damian’s Book of Gomorrah provides a scathing reality check to counteract the homophile propaganda this world is constantly being inundated with. The saint’s counsel to Pope Nicholas II was a bit different from that of Mr. Schonborn regarding who is and isn’t worthy of a blessing: “Clearly, just as those who punish faults are worthy of blessing, so those who coddle sinners are subject to a curse…” (quoted in The Book of Gomorrah and St. Peter Damian’s Struggle Against Ecclesiastical Corruption, p. 24).
Christ came to redeem man from sin and show him the path he must walk to attain Eternal Life. Forgiveness for even the vilest sins is readily available; however, the Christ who pardons is the same Christ who exhorts: “Go, and now sin no more” (Jn 8:11).
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