The deceased was presented during his life as the degreed Conservative of Austria to the public -- and usually not to the pleasure of the old Liberal Bishops.
Prantner studied philosophy, theology and political science after his graduation in 1949.
He received his degree in Political Science involving work in Civil Law and International Relations. Later he became a Doctor in theology.
The deceased was also an honorary doctor of Social Science.
From the year 1955 he was the personal scientific colleague of the former Chancellor of Austria, Julius Raab († 1964).
After his withdrawal from politics, Pratner lead his office from 1961 to 1964.
From 1974 to 1982 he was Professor for Ethics and Social Studies to the Philosophic-theological Order College of the Augustinian Choir at Stift Klosterneuburg in Vienna.
In 1982 he was occupied as the Professor for Ethics and Social Studies at the neo-Conservative Philosophic-theological University of the Cistercians at Stift Heiligenkreuz. He became an emeritus in 1998.
The deceased was the excellent ambassador and agent of the Sovereign Order of Malta.
Prantner was closely connected to the upper-Austrian garden suburb Aigen at the 'Theological Summer Academy".
In 2002 he was recognized with the Austrian Award for Science and Art 1st Class.
he published numerous works. In 2004 his memoir appeared under the title "Between the Playing Fields and the Vatican".
His memorial Mass will take place on 21. December at 11 O'Clock in the Parish Church of the market town of Hinterbrühl 17 kilometers southwest of Vienna.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
(Berlin, kreuz.net)The Director of the Shrine Maria Vesperbild in the Diocese of Augsburg, Wilhelm Imkamp (59), is the most qualified candidate to succeed the former Archbishop of Berlin.
This was according to 'Bild' today in its Berlin edition. The paper gave no source for its alleged information.
Cardinal Georg Sterzinsky of Berlin will reach his 75th birthday this coming February and must submit his resignation. The boulevard magazine informs us that he is weary of his office.
They have profiled the Catholic Prelate Imkamp as "well connected in the Vatican".
He would be like a breath of Don Camillo and Peppone in the Red Capital: "For the Reverend with stately baroque stature 6'2 fears no one besides God."
Least of all does Imkamp fear politicians. That's already been the experience of a few Christian Democrats in Bavaria already.
The son of a tobacco grower and coffee roaster he he is held to be a "modern soul catcher".
In his methods as Pastor he's as "modern as Microsoft" -- was the well-intentioned but failed compliment.
I Faith he is "as conservative as the Pope" -- the paper doesn't understand the unchanging content of the Faith.
The success of the Prelate can't be denied by 'Bildzeitung': "While many colleagues preach to almost empty pews, churches with [Prelate] Imkamp must close their doors because they're regularly overflowing.
As a secret of success the paper attributes it to the Prelate's short sentences -- in order subject, predicate, object, point.
Because -- the 'Bild' manipulates with 'despite' -- his uncompromising approach to the Faith, he is a man full of joy for life. [pfft, at least they don't feel the two are mutually exclusive]
Finally 'Bild' did notice while Preaching on New Year's, how Prelate Imkamp had a bottle of champagne on the podium:
"This was founded by the Benedictine Monk, Dom Perignon. And the Widow Clicquot had to hide an underground priest in the champagne cellar because of persecution during the French Revolution.
The Widow Clicquot would be the only woman I'd want to run off with" -- this is the boulevard magazine's attempt to make an acceptable citation for a decadent audience.
Link to kreuz.net article...
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