Jules Gomes reports for ChurchMilitant.com — An orthodox bishop who slammed the Amazon Synod for making “a mockery of the Faith” has resigned as auxiliary to an ultra-progressive diocesan bishop who opened his cathedral for a “Pink Saturday” LGBT event.
Auxiliary bishop of the diocese of ‘s-Hertogenbosch Rob Mutsaerts released a letter signed jointly with his diocesan prelate Gerard de Korte, stating differences “in our view of developments within the Church.”
“We prefer other accents when it comes to the administration of the diocese,” the two bishops noted, as Msgr. Mutsaerts announced he was resigning “some of his administrative functions at the diocesan level.”
“In our conversations, it became clear that it is better for the auxiliary bishop if he no longer has to bear partial administrative responsibility at the level of the diocese,” Bp. de Korte wrote in the letter, after a series of in-depth conversations with Bp. Mutsaerts.
Bishop de Korte noted that Msgr. Mutsaerts had asked to be released from “some of his administrative functions at the diocesan level.”
“Specifically, this means that the auxiliary bishop will no longer be a member of the staff of the diocese and the priestly council. He also requested that he no longer be required to attend chapter meetings,” Bp. de Korte clarified.
‘Grave Issues of Doctrine and Morality’
“We have both decided that we do not want to discuss the reason and content of our conversations about the request of Msgr. Mutsaerts,” de Korte insisted.
However, Church Militant has learned from very knowledgeable sources that the breakdown was not the result of minor administrative matters or issues regarding diocesan policy but grave issues of doctrine and morality.