PODCAzT 152: Bishop Athanasius Schneider on the Five Dubia of the Four Cardinals

bishop-athanasius-schneiderYou know about the Five Dubia of the Four Cardinals submitted, first privately, now publicly to His Holiness Pope Francis about Chapter 8 of Amoris laetitia.

I have another PODCAzT about Bp. Schneider on Amoris laetitia.  HERE

The Four Cardinal and their questions have come under strong attack.

Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary of Astana in Kazakhstan, issued an open letter in defense of the Four Cardinal, or rather, in defense of what the Four are trying to accomplish: seek and maintain the Truth.

Schneider’s letter is called: A Prophetic Voice of Four Cardinals of the Holy Roman Catholic Church

There are many online sources for the Bishop’s Letter, who asked that it be made widely available. I received many copies by email. You can find it online at the National Catholic RegisterHERE.

Because some people find it easier to listen to texts, while driving or doing chores, etc., I’ll read it for you, instead of just posting the text.  Hopefully, in this way I can fulfill the Bishop’s wish to make sure that lots of people get the text.

You might hear a little music along the way.  If you are interested, the tune is called Dic, Christi veritas.  It is, I think, a 3 part conductus of a text by the Parisien writer Philip the Chancellor (+1236).  This version is from Sequentia.  US HERE – UK HERE

Here is the text, of which you might hear snatches.

Dic Christi Veritas,
dic cara raritas,
dic rara Caritas,
ubi nunc habitas?
aut in valle Visionis,
aut in throno Pharaonis,
aut in alto cum Nerone,
aut in antro cum Timone,
vel in viscella scirpea
cum Moyse plorante,
vel in domo Romulea
cum bulla fulminate?
Bulla fulminante
sub iudice tonante,
reo appellante,
sententia gravante,
veritas opprimitur,
distrahitur et venditur,
iustitia prostante.
itur et recurritur
ad Curiam, nec ante
quis quid consequitur,
donec exuitur
ultimo quadrante.

And you might hear the sound of a TARDIS.


145 16-04-27 Athanasius Schneider on ‘Amoria laetitia


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  1. UncleBlobb says:

    Thank you for your Podcazt, Father, and for all of your podcazts! And Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. armywife says:

    I was just going to read the letter, but now I have to listen. You had me at TARDIS.

  3. jameeka says:

    Bravo, Fr Z!

  4. SanSan says:

    That was great Father, thank you.

  5. Henry Edwards says:

    These four cardinals have done their duty as bishops, to defend the faith and the truth, as have Bp. Schneider and a couple of other bishops, so far. This would appear to leave over 5,000 Catholic bishops who have not yet done so (not publicly, at least, explicitly in this matter).

  6. Kathleen10 says:

    We are very grateful to the good Cardinals for defending Christ, for defending our Catholic faith.
    I will listen to the podcast later, but thank you for it, Fr. Z.

  7. Glennonite says:

    Thank you, Father! This helps. Bishop Schneider and those of his stripe are so needed in our Church these days.

  8. Benedict Joseph says:

    Any attempt to expand upon the perfection of fortitude, prudence and reason exhibited by Bishop Schneider in his defense of the four Cardinals would be a failed effort to gild the lily. It is edifying, illuminating and flawless. Should his attempt to bring the corrective to this tragic situation not find broad support among the bishops there is exposed a grievous flaw in the reality of the episcopate.
    Father’s commentary, particularly following letter, is instructive and perfect. Thank you, Father.
    But with every consolation there appears to be a desolation, and I read with grief at “Life Site News” Pope Francis comments to his Jesuit confreres on the views of Bernard Haring regarding “Humanae Vitae.”

  9. JARay says:

    I thank God for Bishop Schneider and those like him.

  10. EMF says:

    I am hoping that this is not too irreverent..

    I have been reading the Father Brown mysteries, and am wishing to find “Flambeau and the Four Cardinals” and “Father Brown reads the Dubia”…

    Then I listened to “I saw Santa punching Arius” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fc_bkDnLHk0)

    Which led to

    On the first day of Christmas F’r Zed did show to me
    A tiny Vatican See
    Two popes a living
    Three parent child
    Four Cardinals silenced
    Five Dubia ask’d
    Six new age (bea)’titudes
    Seven not so sinful
    Eighth day toward man
    Nine Laws Remaining
    Ten Clowns a Massing
    Eleven ‘postles crying
    12 drummers a rousing !

  11. robtbrown says:

    I haven’t heard the name of Philip the chancellor since my class on Synderesis and Conscience 25 years ago.

    I had no idea that he wrote music

  12. cl00bie says:

    Couldn’t they have gotten another Cardinal so there could have been one dubium per Cardinal?

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