Showing posts with label Bishop Konrad Zdarsa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bishop Konrad Zdarsa. Show all posts

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Loyal Pastor Continues to be Persecuted, FatherZ-like

Edit: Augsburg's Bishop, Konrad Zdarsa, is starting to list under pressure from German media friendly to the conservative views of 'Junge Freiheit' and the Father Georg Oblinger.  Even Pope Benedict is aware of the situation according to a sympathetic director of 'Junge Freiheit'.  Bishops often allow themselves to be manipulated by the media and their advisers at the expense of some of the best defenders and promoters of the Church.

The muzzle for Pastor Georg Alois Oblinger of Ichenhausen throws a lurid light on the eagerness of the German capitulation Bishops to give away under public pressure.

Bishop Konrad Zdarsa of Augsburg

( The Pope knows the readiness of the German Bishops to capitulate to the socalled Zeitgeist.

 For that reason he is to have recommended a severe withdrawal from the world.

 This is according to Dieter Stein (44)-- Chief director of the opposition German weekly 'Junge Freiheit' -- yesterday on the website of his paper.

  Bishops as Hunters of Catholics

Stein commented on the muzzle, which the Augsburg Bishop Konrad Zdarsa put on the Ichenhauser town Pastor, Fr. Geeorg Alois Oblinger, because of his published activity at 'Junge Freiheit'.

Stein says this throws "a lurid light on the eagerness of the Church to crumble under public pressure."

He cited from an interview with the Catholic philosopher, Robert Spaeman in his paper.

Spaemann explained further, that theologians, who are obedient to Catholicism, will for the most part be regularly bullied in the Church.

The case of Oblinger is in line of a series of numerous intrigues against pastors, who promote the Catholic Faith.

Nothing to write home about

"This is all happening in the back ground of an accelerating ecclesiastical dissolution"  -- is Stein's analysis.

"The member numbers as well of the Catholic as well as Evangelical Churches is declining in Germany".

Stein cited numbers: in 1990 there were still 67 million Church members, then in 2010 there were only 48 million."

Old Liberal theologians continuously give their prescriptions for the Church like a "mantra". So Stein explains:

"So it is with married women priest, lifting of celibacy, blessing for homosexual marriage and the rejection of the authority is nothing to write home about, because it has seen the decline of the evangelical church, whose adherents who are quicker to flee from the flag and whose church services are even more empty."

Waves of Solidarity

For Stein the muzzle for Pastor Oblinger "is not just a blow to freedom of opinion and press".

It also turns itself against those in the Church, who inveigh themselves for the "strengthening of the Faith and evangelization".

Stein is pleased over the waves of solidarity, which has come out for the priest who has been abused by his Bishop from Christian publishers and theologians.

The Muzzle-Bishop is wanting for courage

At his conclusion, Stein divulged that bishops all in all like to tell the tales of their advisers.

The Bishop of Augsburg apparently is maneuvered "by advisors" into a situation.

This makes a correction of his poor decision only possible at the price of greater headwinds:
"The courage for that is wanting in him."

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Photo: © BOGoerlitz, Wikipedia, CC

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Naming is Official: Bishop Mixa's Successor Is Neoconservative

Today at noon the Diocese of Augsburg made the following decision known: Bishop Konrad Zdarsa of Gorlitz assumes the Southwest Bavarian Diocese. 'Pressplitter'

Named just before the Summer Vacation:

"Pope Benedict XVI has chosen the Bishop of Gorlitz, Msgr Konrad Zdarsa as the successor for Bishop Walter Mixa as the Bishop of Augsburg. The Vatican made this information public on Thursday. The document has the date of Wednesday, was also signed before the Pope's summer vacation." [Eponymous notes: which means he chose this Bishop himself]

'From the report of German 'Katolischen Nachrichtenagentur'.

A Neoconservative

"He is a promoted canon lawyer and studied in Rome. [Bishop] Zdarsa is valued as a proven conservative. His selection proclaims "For HE is our Peace".

From a report of the German 'Katholiscen Nachrichtenagentur'.

The Labels Correspond to Reality

"It would be false to mistake Bishop Zdarsa with a label, which are so beloved of inner-Church hostiles, but which wear upon the life of the Church. The faithful in any case have little interest, if one puts [Msgr] Zdarsa to the left or the right. They desire a Bishop, who transcends these mental barriers -- through example and encouragement, through an unostentatious lived piety, through personal integrity and bearing, but also through a clear witness of faith, undisturbed by the Zeitgeist.

From a commentary by Markus Günther, Chefredakteur the Newspaper, ‘Augsburger Allgemeine’.

Standing Orders from the ‘Süddeutschen’

"In Saint Ulrich's Publishers [...] the business director Dirk Herman Voss still gives the tone, who as media coordinator of Bishop Mixa had participated in the turbulence in the Diocese related to Bishop Mixa. He is considered to be the string-puller of the conservative church wing in the Diocese, many priests and laymen have confirmed this int he past: Voss must go. [Msgr] Zdarsa can expect therefore great provocations. Simultaneously, Augsburgers wait on his reputation as a peacemaker.

From the article of the in the previously cited naming of Bishop Zdarsa in the ‘Süddeuschen’.

"[Msgr] Zdarsa, who is at this time the Bishop of the smallest Catholic Diocese in Germany, is also being discussed as the successor of [Bishop] Mixa as military Bishop.

From a report in the newspaper 'Frankfurter Allgemeine'

Praise from the False Corner

"Bavaria's [Abortion and Homo-] Culture Minister Ludwig Spaenle shows himself to be overjoyed, that a successor for [Bishop] Mixa had been found. The ruling of the Holy See shows itself as forceful and welcome. The selection of the Bishop is in the sense of state government. Only could one further develop the Diocese of Augsburg effectively.

From a Report of 'Bavarian Rundfunks'.

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Note: bracketed titles before Bishop Mixa's name were added by us at Eponymous.

Pope names new bishop in Germany after resignation over scandal

By The Associated Press (CP) – 4 hours ago

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI has named a new bishop for Augsburg, Germany, filling the post vacated when the former bishop resigned amid accusations of physical abuse, sexual harassment and alcoholism.

The Vatican announced Thursday that 66-year-old Bishop Konrad Zdarsa was moving from the Goerlitz diocese to Augsburg.