Ursula Sabisch, Empress, Ruebenkoppel 1, 23564 Luebeck
To the Parish Office of St. Maximilian Kolbe
Attn. The Parish Priest (Ossfort)
Mühlenberger Market 5
Luebeck, Sunday, 31 October 2004
Free English translation on 13 August 2021.
Ecumenical Service and Resistance/ CC
The German-language document you may find here!
17 February 2018 Now, after 14 years, any resistance comes long too late and thus one can no longer prefer a Catholic to a Protestant in all responsible areas, as the failings of a Catholic were quite obviously too great!
Even the Royal Danish Chain of Ambassadors is presumably largely made up of Protestants, which was determined and established many, many millennia ago!
Dear Priest O. !
I would like to follow up briefly on your sermon today via radio and ask you to read the attached letters at your leisure and pass them on.
It would be nice for you and your parishioners if everyone would once again remember together what it means to resist and how this affects others.
Conversely, you and your community members should also be made aware of how a society develops ** if no resistance is made.
For this reason, my person has enclosed two recent letters so that you can get your orientation again.
The idea of ecumenism is far from mature, although a common path and a unity of mankind is the commission of every Catholic.
Nowadays, a Protestant has nothing to say against a Catholic, since the latter also offers no resistance to a modification of his faith, so that a Protestant today is in a position to approach the Catholic Church with open arms.
This is probably also due to the fact that you and other clergy will underestimate a Protestant, which one notices when one looks at the multitude and, above all, the placements of Protestant kindergartens and those of school headmasters.
Even in a Catholic state like Bavaria, for example, one should take a look at the telephone directory of the city of Munich and count how many Protestant churches are located there.
In this respect, the Protestant Church was probably a little more forward-looking and quicker than the Catholic Church; probably because the basic attitude of a Protestant is quite different from that of a normal Catholic, who would be burdened if his fellow human beings were bound to a false leadership and doctrine.
As a good observer, one can recognise the essential difference between the two denominations first of all in the pastor, but also in the church itself, and last but not least, one should recognise it in the people, but this has become much more difficult in recent years than it was about twenty years ago.
Thus, the two major Christian denominations have come closer to each other than one might think.
A Catholic should then no longer be surprised that portraits of some personalities are already hanging on the walls of the churches and that the kneeling benches in the church are no longer fully placed as many much else!
Also, the Catholic Church with its parishioners must learn anew to resist, especially in those countries where the vast majority of the population is Catholic, such as in Spain.
There, every clergyman or Catholic just watches how the state relaxes the laws by legitimising stem cell research just last week, or how the next state forms its government, with election promises increasingly attacking the faith by relaxing Christian values, if we take the current example of the USA and abortion. ** (Not current, but not time-barred)).
Where is the actually resistance of today?
It is stuck with the fact that the church would lose some of its best taxpayers through this kind of resistance, but will basically lose more than just church taxes, namely its credibility!
Do not be too gullible towards a Protestant, especially if he has gained a position in politics and business, and also think of the deceased clergymen, who in their lifetime offered quite considerable resistance out of conviction, so that they would not one day be betrayed and sold in this cheap, consensual way!
P. p. Empress
*** Should there be a future worth living for all, then a lesson must be learned from this reversal of responsibility, because the actual responsibility of every Catholic remains through the sacraments received and cannot be reversed!! !
13 August 2021 ***