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Bishop Schneider. LifeSiteNews

Cdl. McElroy’s free reign to promote heterodox statements is ‘a manifestation of the deep crisis in which the Holy See is now,’ said Bishop Schneider.

(LifeSiteNews) — Bishop Athanasius Schneider has hit back at recent heretical statements made by San Diego’s Cardinal Robert McElroy, saying that prelates who “speak heresy” do so knowing they will not face punishment from Pope Francis. 

The auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan, made the comments in light of Cardinal McElroy’s two recently published articles in America magazine. McElroy attacked Catholic doctrine on the gravity of sexual sin and demanded that the Church allow “LGBT persons” along with divorced and “remarried” couples to receive the Eucharist while in mortal sin.

A number of U.S. bishops publicly rebuked McElroy, and Bishop Thomas Paprocki wrote in a thinly-veiled essay critique for First Things on Tuesday that the cardinal promoted “heresy,” and may have excommunicated himself. …

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