The militant Jewish convert and Catholic priest Ariel Levi Stefano di Gualdo has expressed his opinion on the “German” problem in the Catholic Church and speaks of a current, complete schism. Specifically, he recalls his experiences some years ago in Munich with Archbishop Reinhard Cardinal Marx.
«The real problem of Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and Freising, is that things are always the same, which plagues German representatives of the church: first they are German, then perhaps they are Catholics, but always on their own terms with an ineradicable Teutonic arrogance.
The reason for this is not that they have remained the old pagan German people in their innermost being, but that they are always hostile minded to Rome, or because they reject Romanitas as a center and engine of Catholic universality. The reason for this is the thinking of Martin Luther with his, “I stand here and will not be moved,”» — says Levi di Gualdo.