"These acts are a cry for help: When people burn altar-tables, then it's a protest and an expression of their hopelessness.'
Even car burners.
In an interview with the "Swabian Times" for the 3rd of September, Archbishop Rainer Woelki of Berlin found sympathetic words even for these last mentioned.
Their acts are "a cry for help", answered the all-understanding one to the question, if whether the waves of leftist car burning in Berlin bode a new kind of terrorism.
He continued: "when people burn cars, it is a protest and even an expression of their helplessness."
So much understanding for the non-believing
The Archbishop says he has developed, after only a week, a "deep understanding for the spiritual life of the overburdened, unbelieving people of the city of Berlin".
He invites the motorists of the city, to consider the Bishops' words:
"We should go and ask ourselves sincerely in our hearts, if we were not overly quick in our harsh judgment of those hopless people, who cried out to us for help with their bbq lighters.
How could we assume, they are simple criminals?
Let us ask the Lord for forgiveness!“
It was even a nice Protest
Archbishop Woelki's may not sit well with many of Berlin's motorists.
The faithful Catholics of Berlin, however, are deeply grateful for his words.
Because in the same sense that Msgr Woelki has certain understanding for this even, he would understand how those horrible altar-tables in Berlin churches could be ignited.
That would be a wonderful sight in the light of the coming Papal visit, to express "hopelessness", which burdens the modern Liturgy in Germany.
Every burned up altar-table would be a real cry for help for the faithful people, who can't go into the Church any more, to have to endure the self-satisfied Conciliar comic, who has planted himself in the place of the Holy of Hollies. [Many NO spaces have a "Presider's Chair" where the Eucharistic Lord should be.]
Link to kreuz.net...