Wednesday, July 15, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State Attends Latin Mass in Vienna

Edit: certainly he's continuing his practice of sacrilegious Communions.

Vienna ( U.S. Secretary of State popped into the Saint Stephen's Cathedral on Sunday just before the conclusion of his Austria trip. "Kerry came just before 11 by the side door into the Cathedral and took part in the Latin Mass.", said Sacristan Georg Rejda for "Kathpress" (Monday). About an hour before the start of Mass officials of the Federal Police and the U.S. Delegation checked out the situation in the Cathedral. The visit of the U.S. Representative was unremarkable, a private person - as stated. The political significance of the important guests, was only revealed by the security detail.


Kerry was occupied for a good two weeks negotiation in the nuclear dispute surrounding Iran between the 5+ 1 group (the five UN voting powers and Germany) and Iran. The dispute surrounded the West's concern for ascertain able and believable guarantees that the Islamic Republic will not develop nuclear weapons and only use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. In return, Western sanctions will be discontinued.

The 71 year old travels with his 50 man entourage from the noble Hotel Imperial zum Coburg, where he is negotiating, and unleashes a chaos of traffic. Kerry is the first Catholic Secretary of State since the early 1980s. The Democrat from the eastern State of Massachusetts is considered to be a friend of Europe in Washington. Kerry visited Pope Francis initially last January.

Kerry has family roots in Austria: his father's family is from Bennisch in former Austrian Silesia (today Horni Benesov in Czech Republic ). His grandfather Fritz Kohn (1873-1921) converted in 1901 from Judaism to Catholicism, emigrating with his family to the U.S. and changed his surname to "Kerry".

Copyright 2015 Katholische Presseagentur KATHPRESS, Wien, Österreich


Barnum said...

Please give Kerry the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he is trying to change his ways.

Anonymous said...

Change his ways...hmm, I doubt it. Kerry, or whatever is his name, is engaging in a bit of media spin. Wasn't Kerry in September 2013 hot to bomb Syria back to the stone age?
After Kerry's visit a dutiful Archbishop of Vienna perhaps would consider a reconsecration of the cathedral was in order. However, with Cardinal Schonborn in charge we needn't hold our breath waiting.

Anonymous said...

And that was 2013, a lot can change in two years. Media spin? Possibly, possibly not. Barnum is right, give him benefit of the doubt, it does not mean letting your guard down.

susan said...

I can't believe the ground under his feet didn't open up to swallow him ala Korah and his rebellion.

Anonymous said...

Hope he does repent before he meets his victims at Judgment (and all the rest of the Team B "catholic" Cushing-Mccarrick planned parenthood supporting politicians:
Anti-Abortion Nut Sets Herself On Fire In Protest
11/19/2004 10:05:38 PM EDT
Suicidal Protester Dies in Gas Blaze (A College Perspective)
The Diamondback | November 1, 2004 | Jaime Malarkey

BERWYN HEIGHTS - A 53-year-old woman who poured gasoline all over her body and lit herself on fire off Route 193 Friday in an apparent anti-abortion statement died early Saturday morning in Washington Hospital Center.

The woman parked her car at the Metropolitan Family Planning Center and office of A.M. Gohari, located directly across from CVS Pharmacy and Atlanta Bread Company on Greenbelt Road in Berwyn Heights, at about 3:30 in the afternoon. She stepped out, doused her body in gasoline and lit herself on fire, according to a Berwyn Heights Police Department report.

The woman, whose name police cannot reveal because of the pending investigation, was airlifted to the hospital after an off-duty state trooper stopped and used a fire extinguisher and blanket to aid the woman, who died at 1:20 a.m. Saturday.

Witnesses described the scene as horrific and unforgettable, with flames spurting from the human fireball about 10 feet high. Senior psychology major Jonathan Agner said he and three other students were stuck at a red light at the intersection across from the clinic and Xtra Fuel Gas Station gas station with they noticed the fire.

"I see the flames and then I see it moving from one spot to the other," Agner said. "That made me realize it wasn't a car. I saw a person moving, and I sincerely could not believe it was reality. It was one of the most - if not the most - horrifying thing I have ever seen."

Passengers in bumper-to-bumper traffic, including a school bus full of children, also witnessed the suicide. Employees and passersby congregated outside the strip of shops opposite the clinic to watch the rescue.

Keena Williams, an employee at Atlanta Bread Company, said she "saw something orange" but thought it was a car fire at first.

"I was just in shock," she said. "I ain't never seen anything like that before. I was shaking."

Berwyn Heights Police Cpl. R. T. Hartnett, who was leading the investigation, said this is not the first time the woman had attempted a similar protest and said she had a long history of illness.

Other news outlets reported police found another can of gasoline and an envelope marked "Kerry" inside the woman's car and speculated it could have been addressed to pro-choice Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry. Hartnett could only confirm, however, the car contained a suicide note that "included views about abortion."

The clinic, a run-down building with a pink awning and residential apartments in the rear, has been the scene of several abortion protests, including weekly prayer meetings of a pro-life student group in 2000. The office is one of three affiliated with Metropolitan Family Planning Institute Inc., offering surgical abortions for up to 17 weeks of pregnancy, starting at $250, according to its website.

Tara Torchia, who coordinates the University Health Center's pregnancy counseling, said several students have had successful experiences with Metropolitan Family Planning Center and the health center recommends its services. It also offers a student discount.