His Excellency, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, gave an interview on French TV about Pope Francis and the Amoris laetitia controversy that is tearing apart of the unity of the Church in many spheres. The video is available. There are English subtitles.
He hits hard those ecclesiastics who want a “Gospel without the sixth commandment”.
“They use tactics and evil means, such as “ruses, deceptions, masterful rhetoric and dialectics, and even the tactic of intimidation and moral violence in order to attain their goal of admitting so-called “remarried” divorces to Holy Communion” without the latter fulfilling the condition of living in perfect continence…”.
“It is not only a risk of schism, but a certain kind of schism already exists in the Church. … “We are witnessing today a strange form of schism. Externally, numerous ecclesiastics safeguard formal unity with the pope, at times for the good of their own career or out of a kind of papolatry. And at the same time they have broken their ties with Christ, the Truth, and with Christ, the true head of the Church. On the other hand there are ecclesiastics who are denounced as schismatics despite the fact they live in canonical peace with the pope and remain faithful to Christ, the Truth by assiduously promoting His Gospel of Truth. It is evident that those who are internally the true schismatics, in relation to Christ, make use of calumnies for the sole purpose of silencing the voice of Truth, by absurdly projecting their own state of internal schism on those ecclesiastics who, regardless of praise of rebuke, defend the divine truths. In fact, as Sacred Scripture says, the word of Divine Truth is not bound. Even if a number of high-ranking officials in the Church today temporarily obscure the truth of the doctrine of marriage and its perennial discipline, this doctrine and discipline will always remain unchangeable in the Church because the Church is not a human foundation, but a divine one.”
He compares the present controversy to the Arian controversy of the 4th c. Church.
I just found another video with Bp. Schneider. He spoke at the “Catholic Identity Conference” last October 2017. Apparently the video was posted only yesterday, 13 Jan 2018. It only has 1530 views as I repost it, so it must be pretty recently added to YouTube. This is the same conference at which Ed Pentin gave his terrific talk. HERE
His theme: The crisis of faith in the world today.