Sensus fidelium i teori och praktik

Som väntat har inte Stockholms Stifts  biskopsämbete precis kastat sig över nyheten ang Vatikanens önskemål att via ett frågeformulär via biskopssynoder världen runt få underlag från lekmännen i vissa kontroversiella samtidsfrågor inför  Vatikanens familjesynod 2014.

Och eftersom biskopsämbetet ligger lågt så gör också Signum det och bortser från sin roll som nyhetsförmedlare inom Stockholms katolska Stift.

Katoliker som inte själva följer internationella media alternativt KV blogg vet fortfarande inte om den historiska händelsen att Vatikanen är intresserad av vad lekmännen tycker.

Hittills inte ett ljud på Stiftets eller Signums hemsidor.

BÄ och Signum (för att inte tala om Katolskt Magasin) har ju påtagit sig en sorts FÖRMYNDARROLL inom svensk katolicism vilken bla också kom till uttryck i somras då nyheten om Helmut Schüllers USA turné helt negligerades.

Bloggaren ”Questions from a Ewe” i USA påminner om att katolsk kanonisk lag påbjuder att om SENSUS FIDELIUM motsätter sig en lag så är den inte giltig. Bloggaren påminner i detta sammanhang om hur påven Paul VI i Humanae Vitae totalt negligerade att lekmännen i den påvliga kommissionen på 60-talet ang preventivmedel rekommenderade att kyrkan skulle upphäva sitt förbud mot artificiella preventivmedel.  Påvens negligerande medförde det dittills största uttåget från katolska kyrkan.

”Questions from a Ewe” finns i en amerikansk kontext och påpekar att USA biskopskonferens ännu inte tagit ställning till hur hantera Vatikanens önskemål. Den katolska bloggaren tar därför saken i egna händer och griper sig an frågeformuläret via England In the United Kingdom, you can take the survey online.

”Questions from a Ewe ” påpekar att då Vatikanens frågeformulär förutsätter en akademisk examen i teologi så har bloggaren påtagit sig att förenkla frågorna (enligt nedan) och göra dem mer  begripliga  för gemene man och kvinna.

Fråga 1

a) Do any Catholics listen to us when we teach about homosexuals or birth control?

b) Why do people ignore us on these topics?

c) Is it that we haven’t explained ourselves clearly?

d) Do even any non-Catholics listen to us?

Fråga 2

a) Are Catholics the only people on the planet still clinging to Aristotle’s incorrect 4th century B.C. teachings about human biology, reproduction, sexuality and psychology?

b) Oh, wait, do any Catholics besides us in the Vatican still cling to Aristotle’s incorrect 4th century B.C. teachings about human biology, reproduction, sexuality and psychology?

c) What is the new word on the street about these topics?

d) If lapsed Catholics or non-Catholics want to get married in a Catholic church, how are they treated by the clergy and church staff?

Fråga 3

a) When people want to get married in the Catholic Church how do you use this opportunity to try to teach them the virtues of Aristotle’s incorrect 4th century B.C. teachings about human biology, reproduction, sexuality and psychology?

b) Do you pray during difficult times?

c) Since the younger generation seems to be fleeing the church at record pace (and we’re sure it’s not because we allowed priests to rape children and then lied about it, or that we tell them their gay friends and relatives are devil-spawn) what are the families that actually keep their kids coming to church doing differently?

d) How have blindly obedient Catholic elitist groups that give the Vatican shitloads of money like Opus Dei, Familia (Legion of Christ), Communion and Liberation Movement and Neo-Catechumenal Way been good examples to all the other lousy parents who let their kids ask questions and don’t give us nearly as much money?

e) Since we have somehow lost our credibility with kids (and again, we’re sure it has nothing to do with letting priests rape children), what can parents and families do to get kids to join us clinging to Aristotle’s incorrect 4th century B.C. teachings about human biology, reproduction, sexuality and psychology?

f)What kind of marriage preparation is required before couples can marry in the Catholic Church and what kind of counseling is available when married couples have difficulties?

Fråga 4

a) Do Catholics in your area shack-up together before getting married? What percent do this before getting married?

b) Do Catholics in your area get married outside the church or enter into same-sex unions of some sort?

c) Do you have Catholics who are separated, divorced and/or remarried in your area and if so, how are they treated by the clergy and parish staff?

d) Regarding the abominations mentioned above, how on earth can a baptized person do that? Don’t they know they are doing something that’s an abomination? Don’t they care about our rules? Do these losers feel that we don’t want them around or do they suffer because we won’t let them participate in sacraments like marriage, communion or maybe even deny their kids baptism?

e) How many separated, married or divorced people ask if they can go to confession and communion and what other questions do they ask about those two sacraments?

f) If we simplified the annulment process, would that help make things easier for those people? How so?

g) Do you have ministries that tell these people that God is merciful enough to overlook their colossal sin?

Fråga 5

a) Is gay marriage legal where you live?

b) What do the local clergy and bishop think about the government for allowing gay marriage and what do they think about gays who get married?

c) How the heck are we supposed to act around gays who get married?

d) What are we supposed to do about their kids?

Fråga 6

a) How many kids are raised in abnormal families such as ones with separated, divorced, remarried or gay parents versus in normal families?

b) Do these kids’ parents ever even interact with the Church? Do they just want us to let their kids receive sacraments or are they willing to send us their kids for religious education so that we can explain to them what an abnormal situation they live in?

c) How are parishes trying to help gay parents so that the kids of gay parents come to religious education or Catholic school?

d) If you do let kids of gay people receive the sacraments, how are you doing that? Is it in a back alley or in the light of day? Do you mainstream kids of gay parents or hold special “kids of gay parents” religious education sessions?

Fråga 7

a) Have Catholics and other Christians read Humanae Vitae, which bans artificial birth control? I mean if they read that brilliant piece of translated Latin about marital sex written by unmarried men who aren’t supposed to have sex, wouldn’t they be able to see how sinful using birth control is? Wouldn’t they be able to see how much better it is to use Natural Family Planning that requires record keeping on a woman’s body which rivals security camera monitoring at an airport?

b) Doesn’t anybody besides us supposedly celibate guys believe that birth control is a sin? Why don’t people believe this?

c) Are both the rhythm and natural family planning methods taught in your parish?

d) Do people even confess the use of birth control as a sin anymore? Just look at the size of families…we know they’re using artificial birth control because despite what we say, natural family planning doesn’t work worth a darn. And if they aren’t confessing it are they still having the audacity to receive communion?

e) How do people view our teachings about birth control that are based upon Aristotle’s flawed 4th century B.C. understandings of human biology, reproduction, sexuality and psychology versus that scientific stuff being taught in the public schools?

f) How can we get people to have more kids? We need replacements for the parishioners bleeding from our ranks.

Fråga 8

a) I cannot decipher this… If you can, send me a note. If you can’t, don’t answer it in your essay.

b) Since we know it’s nothing we did to make the people flee the Church, what is causing them to leave?

c) When people have a faith crisis, how does this impact the rest of their family?

Fråga 9

Have we left out any relevant, important or urgent topics pertaining to gay marriage and/or artificial birth control?

// Irène

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