“Catholic” Priest Denies Divinity of Christ
“No human being can ever be God, and Jesus was a human being. It is as simple as that,” Bathurst priest Fr Peter Dresser argues in a booklet on sale in several Catholic parishes, including South Brisbane’s St Mary’s.
“This whole matter regarding Jesus being God … not only does violence to my own intelligence, but must be a sticking point for millions of people trying to make some kind of sense of the Christian religion … No human being can ever be God, and Jesus was a human being. It is as simple as that,” Fr Dresser of Coonamble argues, a report in The Australian says.
Okay, this is the sort of thing anyone with a miniscule knowledge of Church history can expect now and then. Some priest or religious leader will submit to one of the various modernist theories regarding the nature of Christ. But it’s nothing new under the sun.
In this case, Fr Robbie hit the nail on the head:
“What a breathtaking know all, to claim he knows the mind of Christ contrary to scripture and tradition. His words rob Christianity entirely of its meaning and purpose. . . . The Council of Nicaea settled the question that Christ was God in 325, so he is 1,700 years out of date. The rest is a regurgitation of every discredited 19th century liberal Protestant German cliche in the book.”
I’m no expert, but isn’t the belief in the Holy Trinity the mainstay of the Catholic faith? I mean why bother even being a priest to begin with? Unless, of course, there’s some sort of agenda he wishes to impose on the world.
While there may be some room in the Catholic Church for disagreements on a few issues, I’m pretty certain that the Word Made Flesh is not one of them.