It is unfortunate that so much controversy has surrounded and marred the pontificate of Pope Francis. Regardless of what one thinks of him, regardless of the arguments in support of and opposed to him, the fact remains that one wants the good will for him and all those who hold positions of authority in the Church. However, this does not always happen, and the history of the Catholic Church attests to this well, proving the words of Sacred Scripture that “thou art Peter, and upon this rock I shall build my Church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against Her”, for there is no history more amazing, tumltuous, insane, and by that, miraculous than that of the Church, for no organization could survive what she has endured over the centuries.
There are all kinds of people who have caused trouble in the Church, but one might argue one of the most problematic of all the groups has been the Germans. This is not to insult German people or soil their culture and history, or to imply any sort of racialist ideas about them, but it is an undeniable fact that Germany has a long history of starting problems. Whether it is making odd territorial claims that are then used to start bizarre wars that can last for decades and hold centuries of hostility, raiding her neighbors for reasons of an inexplicable idea of nationalism, militantly opposing Christianity, then trying to introduce pagan practices or heathenry into the Church, working with Jewish usurers to exploit her own people and others, or just trying to wipe out the Church permanently by weird theological, social, or militaristic ideas or ventures, it is reasonable to say that where Germany goes problems follow inevitably and then bloodshed in a near clockwork type pattern ever since the days of the Roman Empire.
There is a tremendous problem with the support of sodomite behavior in the Catholic Church’s echelons among the ecclesiastical hierarchy, but one will notice that aside from the United States, the other major source is coming directly from Germany. This was exposed again in an article from LifeSiteNews, which noted how it was the head of the German Bishops conference who advocated for attempting to change Church law to support sodomy and eugenics.
The new president of the German Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Georg Bätzing of Limburg, was responsible for a working document on sexual morality published ahead of the Synodal Path in 2019 defending use of contraception, masturbation, and an active homosexual lifestyle.
Last year, Bätzing had asked Catholics to discuss the question of blessing homosexual unions. A diocesan official wrote in a letter, “Bishop Georg Bätzing asks that this important question [of a blessing for couples who cannot marry in the Catholic Church] be discussed in the diocese of Limburg in an open and uncontroversial manner. He has established a process group in order to accompany and structure this discourse.”
Bätzing, who was made a bishop only in 2016, also supported making celibacy optional. “I believe that it does not harm the Church if priests are free to choose whether they want to live in marriage or remain celibate,” he said in an interview. (source)
It is not a surprise that rebellion, even in the Church hierarchy at a time when Germany is largely non-religious, is appearing once again. This is the land that produced the revolutionary Martin Lindemann Luther Zeigler, is where the Thirty Years War began, was behind the anti-Catholic Kulturkampf, and started both the First and Second World Wars.
The situation in the Church is a reflection of the political scene in the secular world.
Certainly we wish the best for Germany and her people, but she cannot be trusted, for she has a long pattern rooted in history of rebellion, to conflict, and then to war, even if it is in the Church herself.