Showing posts with label Innsbruck. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Innsbruck. Show all posts

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Superfluous Art-Bishop of Innsbruck

Art in Innsbruck Cathedral: The comparative form of "I" is "Me".

(Vienna) Innsbruck's Bishop Hermann Glettler is one of theChurch  representatives who obviously attaches great importance to making himself superfluous. He does not stand out as a "stumbling block" in the world, but through oddities and a kind of provocation, as they know the world. He seeks attention by leaving the sacred space to artists. The latest Glettler activities in Innsbruck.

An Austrian bishop who challenges the self-satisfaction and hopelessness of the world by seriously proclaiming the truths of faith? No. Shepherds who congratulate or offer themselves with ever new ideas of the world? Full program.

Currently, a carved body of Jesus Christ can be "admired" in the old hospital church of the Tyrolean capital, which is suspended by the feet, dangling from the organ loft. The installation is called the "Christ Clock." An upside down cross or corpus of the Crucified has always been understood as an antichristian symbol. What drives satanists and enemies of the Church, with Hermann Glettler, for the first time and publicly, drives a bishop. [Schönborn hosts similar displays.] Does this, in a world of decades of taboo breaking and crossing the border into tastelessness, insults and blasphemy, still cause surprise or indignation? The killing of the true, the good and the beautiful is well advanced. Bishop Glettler seems to be one of those who are convinced that they can not change the factual, because they themselves no longer believe in the changing power of the Gospel, which is why they subject themselves to fact by approximation.

Light-footed Bishop Hermann Glettler

In the Innsbruck Bishop's church, therefore, the increasing number of tourists and the diminishing number of believers can "enjoy" a neon installation that at best proves bad taste, at worst blasphemous.

To dispel any doubt of any kind of christological or theocentric interpretation of the "work of art", the same message is simply "me,” which in German is “mich”. The English variant of the German personal pronoun in the accusative should certainly have been used only because the pronunciation of the common Bavarian "mi" for corresponds to “mich.” Guaranteed! A rogue who wants to see in it a form of increase of the egoistical “I” of the human being.

A small, religious brushstroke then has to be, which is why the two installations are put on display specifically for Lent. Which should be clear that they should prepare for Easter. Look at one. As a viewer, you would never have thought of it. Honestly not.

Both artistic operas are by Manfred Erjautz. The order for the  was given by Bishop Glettler personally. However, he does not bear the costs. Erjautz and Glettler have been working together for at least 15 years. The "plastic chasuble" is part of this obviously "fruitful" cooperation. The artist

brings money, the bishop opportunities for self-expression. Broader circles were reminded of the PVC chasuble (Priest in Bat Look) in 2018 because it portrayed the Admont Benedictine monastery as a dubious advertising medium for its exhibitions and museums.

"The installations of contemporary art in sacred spaces promoted by the Bishop of Innsbruck are part of a precise strategy that one sees in art, even the blasphemous, that does not matter, a modern instrument of evangelization," said Lupo Gori.

In mid-March Glettler was invited to the Catholic Private University of Linz, one of the most superfluous ecclesiastical institutions in Austria, to give a lecture on the relationship between culture and the Church, where he affirmed his "strategy.” The host of the private university is Bishop Manfred Scheuer of Linz, who was Glettler's predecessor as Bishop of Innsbruck. They know each other. And they support each other. There is no lack of similarities. Both are first-rate miscreants that bring their dioceses losing years in the best of all cases. Both are eagerly awaiting the removal of priestly celibacy in order to conceal with married priests the shortcomings of their co-perpetrated decline - at least temporarily.

Body of the Crucified, suspended upside down

According to Glettler, the Church must adopt the "spirit" of the Second Vatican Council. I am aware of the spirit of the Council that its rotten fruits are visible to everyone. What I still do not realize is the Council's alleged "blessings", which are constantly invoked as if the recognition of a superfluous council were the conditio sine qua non, not the truth of faith. No, it can easily be doubted, thinned, distorted and denied, but the Council is not. No, the council is not. Anyone who casts doubt on the Council seems to be threatened with immediate legal execution - one might say so. A strange paradox.

Plastic Chasuble - Art Bishop - Art Bishop - Plastic Bishop? (1)

According to Glettler, the "spirit" of the Council is a paradigm shift that transforms the Church from a rigid place of preservation to an open, flowing place of innovation, open to the other and the different.

The blasphemous installation of Christ in the old hospital church is ambiguously called: "My own personal Jesus". Everyone can worry about the connection between Jesus Christ's perversion and this title. The artist and bishop will vigorously contradict one another, as was the case with the blasphemous work of art. The body and a severed arm serve as pointers to indicate the time of day.

Where dubious trivialities take center stage, there must be a lack of substance.

Lupo Gori's summary of the new Glettler activities:

"In this sense, in the Jacob's Cathedral, the bishop's church of the land, with the head hanging down," Christ Clock "indicates the dramatic hour that has struck in the Catholic Church and for the Catholic Church, for a Church that is daily insulted and turned upside down by their own shepherds. "

Through shepherds who make themselves superfluous and poison the salt of the earth.

Text: Martha Burger
Image: Youtube / CR / (Screenshots)
Trans: Tancred


(1) When the picture of Erjautz-Glettler-Art was made, Msgr. Glettler was not yet a bishop.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

An Example of the Priest Shortage in the Tyrolean Diocese of Innsbruck -- False Summary?

(Innsbruck) Next Sunday Bishop Manfred Scheuer of Innsbruck (in office since 2003) will ordain four deacons and priests. A joy for the church as a whole. Nevertheless, it is almost a zero-year for the Austrian diocese. Only one of the new priests ordained for the diocese and this is not from Tyrol, but from Ethiopia. The priesthood receives the Franciscan, John Unterberger from Upper Austria, the former Comboni missionary Korabza Kidane from Ethiopia, the Croatian-born Capuchin, Miro Matekic from Salzburg, and Carinthian Premonstratensian, Maximilian Stefan Thaler of Wilten near Innsbruck.

In 2012, Bishop Scheuer ordained five new priests, two of them for the Diocese of Innsbruck, the East Tyrolean Ferdinand Pittl and the Upper Silesian, Gabriel Thomalla from the Diocese of Opole who is completing his doctoral studies in Innsbruck. The other three new priests are the Tyrolean Premonstratensian, Adrian Gstrein of Wilten, the Tyrolean Jesuit Hans Brandl and the Indian, Julius Desouza, who was ordained for the Diocese of Basel.

2011, the Bishop scoured up only one new priest, the Tyrolean, Bernard Kopp, however, for this diocese.

2010, no ordination

2009, no ordination

2008,Bishop Manfred Scheuer consecrated two deacons and priests, including one for the diocese, the Tyrolean John Laichner. The second was a new priest of Tyrol, Premonstratensians, Jörg Schlechl for Wilten.

2007, Bishop Scheuer, two new priests, both Tyrolean and both for the Diocese of Innsbruck: Hans Jörg Pfurtscheller Sailer and Willi.

The deceased in January Innsbruck's 92 year old, Bishop Reinhold Stecher already desired during his tenure from 1980 to 1997, to resolve the problem of the shortage of priests by the abolition of celibacy and the admission of married men. He volunteered this point of view after his retirement. Most recently in 2011 he expressed sympathy for the rebels' call for disobedience by the priest who was the former Vicar General of Vienna Helmut Schüller, in which women priests were demanded. Stecher weight in for ORF and Tiroler Tageszeitung on his 90th Interviewed birthday, saying there "would be no objection" against a woman consecration in a "purely biblical-dogmatic".

Perhaps Bishop Stecher was himself the reason for the shortage of priests.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi Image: Wikicommons Link to katholisches...

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Hideous Art in Innsbruck Followed by Dissident Theologian's Lecture

 At the Innsbruck Basilica of Wilten there are concerns about an offensive sculpture for the agitation of the faithful -- accompanying this is a course by Roman Siebenrock, a signator of the anti-Roman Theological Memorandum.

Innsbruck (  After the outrage surrounding the photo exhibition in the Innsbruck Cathedral, the Faithful are reporting now another noteworthy scuplture in the Basilica of Wilten,  which has aroused the displeasure of some of the faithful.  The exhibition "Ecce homo" by the south Tirol artist Lois Anvidalfarei was displayed at the beginning of Lent in the Wiltener Basilica.  Accompanying the sculpture is a religion course taught by theologian Roman Siebenrock. Siebenrock received his doctorate studying under Peter Hunermann in the Theological Faculty of Tübingen and is a signator of the anti-Roman Theological Memorandum.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Jesuit: "I Am a Religious Atheist"

Austria. Christendom must become "atheistic and religionless".  This was said by the old Liberal Jesuit, Father Roger Charles Lenaers (85), at a lecture in Vienna according to a report of the Linz commerce website, ''.   The old man is active in the parish of Vorderhornbach in the Diocese of Innsbruck.  Religion consists in a thin flow of experience for the Jesuit that the human intellect can't grasp entirely and is hidden behind an experiential "something":  "Because of this I am a deeply religious atheist."

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Jesuit Revolutionary: Incense Was Enemy Number 1

When the readings of the Old Testament are replaced by readings of Karl Marx. Jesuit Father Edmund Runggaldier has now brought to light background information about Jesuit Education of the 68-Generation

Munich-Innsbruck ( The Jesuit priest Edmund Runggaldier has illustrated the 68 Generation, for the benefit of the official news of the Jesuits of the German Province. Edmund Rundggaldier, the current professor at the Theological Faculty of the University of Innsbruck currently, was from 1966 to 1968, a novice in St. Andra in Austria. Then he studied philosophy in Pullach near Munich till 1970. There he experienced, according to his own report, a kind of cultural revolution and the awakening of a "delayed inner-Catholic revolution". He avowed himself that sometimes there were excesses among the Novices and Scholastics and he was fully involved. "I was an active, almost a fanatical participant in that revolution: we have formally destroyed Iconography with Nazarene Style", wrote Runggaldier.

Especially explosive are his thoughts on liturgy. "We were combative and missionary especially in the 'renewal' of the Liturgy, that means in the dumping of things that were in our eyes impeding ballast. Incense was enemy number 1," he openly acknowledged. Then he explained that experiments were undertaken in the Jesuit College in Innsbruck in "authentic" Eucharistic Celebrations in the setting of a mirror. These celebrations were, in any event forbidden by the superior. Although, the readings from the Old Testament and the Letters of Paul were replaced by those of Marx or the philosophy of Existentialism. "I was thrilled as the classical Codices which were then still studied in the Scholastic sense critically degraded." Self-critically Ruggaldier then asked how he had come from "Novice" to "Iconoclast" and why one with such an enthusiasm and with such a fanaticism throw overboard a Philosophy tried over centuries, or to be won over by modern Existentialism and a one sided political philosophy.

The Jesuit professor explained then, that one encouraged the oversimplification and use of a fundamental biblical message. "What counted, was -- completely in the sense of the Reformation -- the origins, the ipsissima vox des Herrn." According to his opinion of what took place then was a philosophic approach between the Catholic students -- and Student Camps (Like Highland or Catholic Youth Camps) and the Marxism. For Runggaldier combined extensively the roots and the driving force. "We were especially convinced by the necessity of protecting persistent renewal i.e., permanent revolution, against untruth and alienation.," he wrote in illustration.

For his enemy image was "true Christendom" which belonged to consumer and capitalist liberalism. Things that were alienating were valued then as "subjective forms" an "internalized spirituality." "It was not the subjective well-being that counted, rather the reality itself, the pure original message of the Gospel, the expression of the motives of political affairs, finally the restructuring of Church and Society. Questions like: How do you feel? were strange to us." Some Jesuits left the order or resigned who were under the "pressure of the high ideals". Finally, explained Runggaldier, that he does not want to distance himself from the fundamental motivations of the movement. "The careful abolition of all that, what was held to be secondary in the Rite, which were in any case mistakes. Man needs sustenance for his senses in liturgical execution. The word and nature alone can be hard for a man to taste. Ignatius knew that we ignored it back then", so concluded the Jesuit Father.

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