Abp Hoser: The Church has betrayed the teachings of Pope St John Paul II

Archbishop Henryk Hoser"The Church has betrayed the teachings of Pope St John Paul II, says Archbishop Hoser of Warszawa-Praska Archdiocese, Poland

In an interview for the Polish Newspaper “Niedziela”, and available here, the Archbishop explains what is at stake.

Witness for Church and Pope” has a translation of some of the main points, which are reproduced below.

On the delegates who seek to overturn the doctrine of the Church:

At the Synod there will be a confrontation with delegates from countries where there is already a majority of pathological families - broken families, patchwork families, with only a small percentage of unbroken marriages - and the demand for the provision of Holy Communion for the divorced. In this lies an erroneous assumption, the postulate that God's mercy is without justice, when you must begin by saying that married and family life must be founded in justice, which as a whole is not taken into account....

On the influence of the media on sexuality:

...All personal relationships are eroticised, and this is an extremely dangerous phenomenon. Sexualization of friendship has destroyed male and female friendship...the texts of various theorists of this trend [genderism] proves that the world is ruled by sexual satisfaction...

...Genderism is not a struggle for equality between women and men: it is a fight with all constitutive social structures, referred to as stereotypes; in the first place with the "traditional family." It has created a society of independent individuals. A society both asexual and pansexual.

On the Church:

The church is a prophetic voice in this world. This is not to be understood as some sort of soothsayer forecasting the future. The function of the prophet is the attitude of the consequence of enlightening the situation form God's perspective, reading the sign of the times.

On Pope John Paul II and marriage:

I will tell you brutally. The Church has betrayed John Paul II. Not the Church as the Bride of Christ, not the Church of our Creed, because John Paul II was an expression, an authentic voice of the Church; but it is the pastoral practice that has betrayed John Paul II.
It is a thesis [theory] to which I subscribe because 40 years of my priesthood has been devoted to marriage and the family, during which time I promoted the theme of "the evangelization of marital intimacy". In Poland it is and was better in this respect.
In many other countries, due to the contestation to the teachings of the Church, as expressed by Blessed Paul VI, the pastoral care of families was stopped.

[Questioner:"those are strong words"]

The pastoral practice also betrayed Pope John Paul II because they did not follow his voice, they did not acquaint themselves with his teachings. Everyone says that it is difficult, even pastors and lay people often say, the Church documents are too difficult, that "we do not understand them."
His Wednesday catechesis on "Male and female he created them" obviously were difficult, you need to focus, because his reasoning was woven threads and not linearly developed, but floated through the subsequent sections to the number of 129, expressed over four years, to come to conclusions and final conclusions.
There are now numerous accessible publications on the teachings of the Pope about love, marriage and family.

On Familiaris Consortio:

All indications seem that the Pope's extraordinary Exhortation, "Familiaris Consortio" was not implemented. The Pope formulated four tasks for the family. He asked his brothers to share [exchange] them. The pastors did not share, because they did not not read it, or they did not remember. But the faithful to accomplish something must know specifics...