The Polish language magazine, Polonia Christiana has just released an explosive documentary about the upcoming Extraordinary Synod on the Family in Rome on October 4-25. Titled “Crisis: Where Will the Synod Lead Us?”, the film focuses on the extent of the crisis in the Church in face of the synod. It features interviews with Raymond Cardinal Burke, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, and Archbishop Jan Pawel Lenga.
Cardinal Burke warns that the Church is facing “a critical moment” in which “we may have to give our all to safeguard and promote the truth of the Faith, not only for own salvation but for the salvation of our world and for the generations to come.”
Bishop Schneider, auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan, reports that the Church is “not the Church of the bishops, and of the Pope. The Church is of Christ. This is very important to stress. The Church is the Church of Christ, and Christ is the head of the Church. He is the boss, and He remains the boss, even when there is so much confusion and so unworthy representatives of Him. He manages to guide His Church because He is God.” The prelate also reminded viewers that Christ taught, and Saint Paul demonstrated, that “when the faithful notice something that is evidently not correct, like these manipulations [at the synod], we have to speak against this. It is not correct [to have this] in the Church.”
Archbishop Jan Pawel Lenga is bishop emeritus of Karaganda, Kazakhstan. He claims that in churches today “Christ is no longer proclaimed. They don’t speak anymore like Christ — yes, yes, no, no.” There are many that cause “a silence to arise around sin, the tone is quieted down. Sin is what you want it to be.”
“If it [the Synod] accepts the statement of those who want to distribute Holy Communion to the divorced, it would be a heresy in the Church. And if it does not accept, there can be a schism in the Church. German, Belgian, and Dutch schism.”
Many other insights are featured in the 40-minute documentary with English subtitles. The video can be viewed below.