On July 15th, a letter was read out loud at the funeral Mass of Cdl. Joachim Meisner, one of the four so-called dubia cardinals, who have asked Pope Francis to clarify the controversial Amoris Laetitiae, which various bishops around the world are interested in allowing sacrilegious Holy Communions for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics. While the letter, read aloud by Benedict’s personal secretary was very personal, there was also a very public declaration in it.
Archbishop Georg Ganswein read the letter from Benedict to those at the funeral at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Cologne, Germany. The Pope Emeritus made some very direct remarks, that probably did not sit well with some of the clerics in attendance, like the head of the German Bishops’ Conference, Reinhard Marx, one the leading revolutionaries in favor of sacrilegious Holy Communions.
Benedict said, “The Church stands in particularly pressing need of convincing shepherds who can resist the dictatorship of the zeitgeist (spirit of the age) and who live and think the Faith with determination …” Pretty safe bet that ol’ Marx didn’t like that at all, seeing as how he has pretty much led the charge among various Judas churchmen to embrace the spirit of the age or the zeitgeist.