TFP Student Action Europe is officially banned from the Archdiocese of Luxembourg!
Luxembourg: Archdiocese does not allow the brochure to be displayed in churches - The brochure speaks of "doctrinal confusion" and of "moral heresies" being "spread and imposed on the faithful.
The Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Luxembourg, Patrick Muller, forbids the display in the churches of the archdiocese of a brochure entitled "How to persevere in the Catholic faith amidst the storms of 2023 - 2024". This can be seen from his statement on the website of the archdiocese, which is signed by name. Literally, he writes: "Recently we have been signalled more frequently that a manifesto 'Tenir bon dans la foi catholique' by an association called 'TFP Student Action Europe' has been distributed in or outside several churches in our diocese. This manifesto clearly takes a stand against the Synod, attacks the Pope and spreads reactionary theses." The association Civitas Christiana is responsible for the publication.
Vicar General Muller further writes:
"1. the Catholic Church expressly distances itself from the above-mentioned associations, their ideas and their actions.
2. these or other publications of these associations may not be distributed or displayed in churches.
3. activities with or advertising for these associations are prohibited."
The pamphlet under criticism presents the so-called "Manifesto" with the awkward title: "How to persevere in the Catholic faith amidst the storms of 2023 - 2024 - On the Occasion of The Synod of Bishops, A Call to the Silent Church". The brochure speaks of "doctrinal confusion" and of "moral heresies" being "spread and imposed on the faithful". The "German Synodal Way" is cited as an example of this, here the "proposals approved by a large majority of the bishops present" would include liturgical blessings for homosexual couples, the adaptation of the Church to gender and transgender ideology, and the priesthood of women."
The pamphlet goes on to say, "The German Synodal Way, according to members of the radical left wing, is intended to serve as a model for the universal church, especially in view of the World Synod on Synodality, which is planned for October 2023 and 2024 in the Vatican. The preparatory documents for this event are already raising serious objections, as many of their proposals are diametrically opposed to the teaching of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the divine institution of the Church."
It is currently unknown whether the Archdiocese of Luxembourg has also issued analogous bans on pamphlets and associations calling for, for example, liturgical blessings and women's priesthood, as well as the adaptation of the Church to gender and transgender ideology.
The Archbishop of Luxembourg is Jean-Claude Cardinal Hollerich SJ, who was appointed by Pope Francis in 2021 as the General Relator of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops 'For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission'. He has been a member of the Pope's Council of Cardinals since March 2023.
Original article: https://www.kath.net/news/8209...
[We reproduce below the text published on the website of the Archdiocese of Luxembourg (cathol.lu) on 14 July 2023 and which is curiously no longer available on the same website]
De Generalvikar . Le vicaire général
14 juillet 2023
Manifeste « Tenir bon dans la foi catholique »
Communication du Vicaire général
Chers collaborateurs et collaboratrices dans les paroisses,
Ces derniers temps, nous avons été informés à plusieurs reprises qu’un manifeste « Tenir bon dans la foi catholique » avait été distribué dans ou devant différentes églises de notre diocèse par une association qui se nomme « TFP Student Action Europe ». Ce manifeste prend clairement position contre le synode, attaque le pape et diffuse des thèses réactionnaires. Le responsable de cette publication est l’association « Fondation Civitas Christiana » qui est à situer dans les milieux intégristes.
À ce sujet, il convient de noter que
1. L’Église catholique se distancie formellement de ces associations, de leurs idées et de leurs actions.
2. Cette publication et toute autre provenant de ces associations ne doivent pas être distribuées ou mises à disposition dans les églises.
3. Les activités avec ces associations et la publicité pour celles-ci sont à proscrire.
Si vous êtes contacté par des représentants de ces associations ou si vous avez des questions à ce sujet, vous pouvez à tout moment prendre contact avec moi ou avec l’administration diocésaine.
Patrick Muller, Vicaire général