Loud statements by the Bishop of Antwerp, Monsignor Johan Bonny, at the German Synod: after Amoris Laetitia in all Belgian dioceses it is normal to bless irregular couples, and Pope Francis is said to have approved the choice during his ad limina visit last November: ‘It is enough that you all agree’. Very serious words, which require an immediate explanation from Rome.
Bonny with Danneels, who did so much damage
In Belgium, the bishops are all united in approving the blessing of homosexual and other irregular couples, there is even a ritual and the Pope is said to have approved everything last November during his ad limina visit. These are the explosive statements of the Bishop of Antwerp, Monsignor Johan Bonny at the assembly of the German Synod that can be heard here (from minute 06:08:46) within the full video of the fifth Synod Assembly of the German Synod.
In a day packed with speeches, each lasting a minute and a half, Bonny was able to benefit from a good eight minutes to recount how the Belgian bishops officially introduced blessings for irregular couples in their dioceses (we had spoken about it here and here), in defiance of the Responsum that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith had issued the year before, with the Pope’s approval.
A truly surreal atmosphere, that of the Assembly, with interventions of all kinds: from the most theological reflections, to requests from psychologists to approve the blessing of homosexual couples, so as not to have future suicides on the conscience of people disappointed by the rejection of the Church; up to a young woman who began to read the cards received from no one knows who, and asking the Assembly to change the Church. A theatre of the absurd, culminating in the incredible ‘Eucharistic celebration’ (from minute 2: 58:27):
dimmed lights, blues music, piano bar style, singer who “hips”, and instead of the Responsorial Psalm or Gospel Hymn (difficult to interpret this liturgical creativity) ventures into “ah, eh, dududu” vocals; Priest with surplice and stole, rigorously without Missal, who partly peeks from a leaflet, partly from memory, adding and removing here and there “ad libitum”, inventing the “Eucharistic Prayer” from scratch; assembly huddled on chairs, with their synod notes, PCs and bottles of water in front of them. Seeing is believing.
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Sheer scale of the crisis revealed by Belgian contribution to German Synodal Assembly