Showing posts with label Old Liberal. Show all posts
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Francis Does Not Accept Cardinal Barbarin’s Resignation

Offered resignation of the Archbishop of Lyon sentenced at first instance for non-disclosure of sexual abuse "under the presumption of innocence" not accepted

Paris-Vatican City ( Pope Francis has for the time being rejected the resignation of the French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who was sentenced to a probation sentence for non-disclosure of sexual abuse. Barbarin retires from the exercise of the episcopal ministry "for a time" and hands over the leadership of the Archdiocese of Lyon to his Vicar General Yves Baumgarten. This was announced by Cardinal Barbarin and Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti on Tuesday in two communiques published in parallel in Lyon and Rome.

He offered Francis his resignation as Archbishop of Lyon on Monday in a conversation at the Vatican, Barbarin stated in his statement published on the website of the Archdiocese of Lyon. The Pope had "under the presumption of innocence," will not accept the resignation, reported the cardinal.

A court in Lyon sentenced the 68-year-old Barbarin to six months' probation on 7 March for failure to report sexual assault. The lawyers of the 68-year-old cardinal announced that they would appeal the verdict. Under French law, he is innocent as long as the proceedings are ongoing.

Immediately after the first-instance conviction, Barbarin had announced that he would offer his resignation to the pope immediately. In response to the suggestion of the Pope, and in view of the fact that "the Church of Lyon has been suffering for three years," he has decided to "retire for some time and leave the leadership of the archdiocese to Vicar General Yves Baumgarten," Barbarin said , The decision applies from this Tuesday, added the cardinal.

Trans: Tancred

Monday, April 30, 2018

Cardinal Marx Attacks Bavarian Cross Proposal -- Calls Söder "Divisive"

The head of the German Bishops' Conference attacked the Bavarian Prime Minister. "If the cross is only seen as a cultural symbol, it has not been understood," says Reinhard Marx.

Hard criticism of Söder: Cardinal Reinhard Marx Photo: dpa / Sven Hoppe

[Tagesspiegel] The head of the Catholic German Bishops' Conference, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, has criticized the Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder for his cross-decree. It was encouraging "division, unrest, against each other," said Marx in an interview with the "Süddeutsche Zeitung".
"If the cross is only seen as a cultural symbol, it has not been understood," said the Archbishop of Munich and Freising. "Then the cross would be expropriated in the name of the state."

It was not up to the state to explain what the cross meant, said Marx. It was "a sign of opposition to violence, injustice, sin and death, but no sign against other people." Marx considers the social debate about the cross to be important, but everyone should be involved: Christians, Muslims, Jews and those who are not really religious.
The state must ensure that religious beliefs can be articulated. But it can not determine what the content of this religious belief is. It could do something to make those values ​​live.  "And this is what the state does with us." The Gospel can not be translated one-to-one into practical politics, Marx said. "From a Christian point of view, however, it should be a guiding principle for politicians to respect the dignity of every human being, especially the weak. He who hangs a cross must be judged by these standards."

more on the subject

New Prime Minister Crusader Söder and self-confident Bavaria

Here I am: Markus Söder, Bavarian Prime Minister (CSU)
Patrick Guyton
The Bavarian state cabinet had decided that from June a cross must hang in every office of  state. In the view of the state government, this should express the "historical and cultural character" of Bavaria and be "a visible commitment to the basic values ​​of the legal and social order". The decision was controversial throughout Germany. (AP)

Trans: Tancred


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Accusations Against Cardinal Marx for Handling of a Sex Abuse Case

The President of the German Bishops' Conference is being criticized in a suspected case of sexual abuse of a minor ten years previously by a priest in the diocese of Trier.

Trier ( The President of the German Bishops' Conference, Reinhold Cardinal Marx is being criticized in a suspected case of sexual abuse of a minor ten years previously by a priest in the diocese of Trier.

As reported by Saarland Broadcasting, Marx knew as the then Bishop of Trier in 2006 of the legal proceedings against the clergyman. While the accused had partially confessed to the abuse of a young person, the charges had reached the statute of limitations and the authorities discontinued the investigation. The diocese of Trier had thoroughly questioned the pastor, after the latter had denied the allegations. The files of the judiciary were not requested.

As a spokesman for the prosecutor of Saarbrücken confirmed on Wednesday for the Catholic News Agency (KNA). the diocese was informed in 2006 about the termination of the criminal proceedings. However, that was probably done informally - without giving any reasons, such that the adjustment was made ​​due to the statute of limitation.

A spokesman for the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising confirmed on the same day that Marx took part in a meeting of the Staff Council of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trier in 2006, in which a message of the prosecution was that the case was being handled by discontinuing the investigation. The procedure was followed "according to the then applicable guidelines of the German Bishops' Conference" from the year of 2002. "Today, such a case would have been handled otherwise, it would have initiated its own investigations," said the spokesman. "The German bishops have experienced consequences from the bitter experiences and corresponding decided upon new guidelines that apply to all dioceses."

The Church's handling of the prosecution in cases of abuse have been clarified in the guidelines of the German Bishops' Conference in 2010 and then again in 2013. As amended in 2010, it states that a preliminary canonical investigation would be conducted regardless of method of secular justice. But they served only as much given the results of state prosecution.

In 2013 was the first handling of unsolved cases was to be regulated by state counsel. So it says in paragraph 39: If a statute of limitations period has occurred, "but factual indications exist which justify the admission of sexual abuse of minors or adult wards, the competent ecclesiastical authorities should take pains to clarify it within their own means."

As the diocese of Trier announced in May, an investigation of the public prosecutor took place in 2006, 2013 and 2016,against the now 64-year-old priest. The respective investigations have in the meantime been discontinued. The records of 2006 had only been received by the diocese in the spring of 2016. Those documents offer a reasonable initial suspicion for acts involving a then underage person which indeed is barred under state, but not by canon law. The Vatican has tightened the statute of limitations for such crimes in recent years several times.

On this basis, the current Bishop of Trier, Stephan Ackermann, initiated an ecclesiastical preliminary investigation against the priest, according to the diocese. The priest, who was around 30 years in a parish in Saarland, has been prohibited since, from worshiping openly and maintaining contact with children and adolescents. The clergyman had since undertaken multiple vacation trips with young people, according to the diocese.

Trans: Tancred
Link to Kathnet...

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Cardinal Lehman Doesn't Understand Why Catholic Days in Leipzig Are a Failure

Edit: these are satirical levels of cluelessness. Maybe Germans don't care about gender politics and the decadent and failing tax church?

Former President of the German Bishops' Conference states that there are mostly empty halls despite prominent politicians: "This will have to be carefully examined."

Leipzig ( Concerned about some half-empty halls despite the presence of prominent politicians has drawn comment from the Catholic Cardinal Karl Lehmann. "This will have to be carefully examined," said the former President of the German Bishops' Conference on Friday evening in Leipzig. With appearances by such as the Federal Minister Thomas de Maiziere (CDU) and Andrea Nahles (SPD) many places stayed empty.

Lehmann named as potential causes not only "the usual disenchantment", but also "a bit far hopelessness". Some people choose to withdraw from current issues. But he can see a danger in that their interest be declining permanently.

  Link to

Trans: Tancred
Photo: traditioninaction

Monday, June 1, 2015

Another Thin-Skinned Heretical Clergyman Threatens Suit

Edit: here we go again. There should be something in the bible about threatening lawsuits like this, no? Certainly something in the canon law must forbid priests from suing in civil court because they've got hurt feelings when they receive legitimate criticism from a layman? A heretical and litigious Old Liberal priest has threatened to sue. A reader sent us this story from Restore DC Catholicism, who writes:

A British blogger, who writes the blog, is being sued by the associate priest in her parish. Father Dan Fitzpatrick of the Durham Martyrs Church insists on referring to the Holy Spirit as female and the blogger rightly rebuked him. See Father's twitter page and you'll see this (before it's taken down).

Monday, May 11, 2015

Great Support for the Appeal to Pope Francis -- Little Resonance for the Synod Questionnaire of the German Bishops

(Rome) More than 225,000 Catholics have been greeting the upcoming Synod of Bishops by signing an appeal to Pope Francis on the future of the familyAmong the signatories, the contact with "concerns and hopes about the future of the family" are  Catholic Church leaders, including four cardinals, 21 archbishops and bishops and numerous Catholic personalities from church, politics, science and social issues. The appeal is an appeal and invitation to Pope Francis, for "a clarifying of words" against the "general confusion"  that was caused by hints and announcements: "In fact, we could see a general perplexity, because of the possibility that in the bosom of Church, a breach was torn, which would allow a tolerance of adultery: The admission to the Eucharist of divorced and remarried couples and acceptance of homosexual partnerships, a state is produced which must be condemned categorically, because these are contrary to the commandments of God and the laws of nature."

"Unwholesome Winds of anti-Christian Lobbies"

The reason for the appeal was the course of the first part of the Synod of Bishops, which took place in October 2014: "Holy Father, on the basis of information that was disseminated on the occasion of the last Synod we had found with pain  that for many millions of believers the light of this seems to waver torch, triggered by the unwholesome winds of  the   anti-Christian lobby's championing of the lifestyle, puts it in the appeal, the under was published in the English  (see also report International Appeal to the Pope on the Future of the Family ).
"Our fears arise from witnessing a decades-long sexual revolution promoted by an alliance of powerful organizations, political forces and the mass media that consistently work against the very existence of the family as the basic unit of society. Ever since the so-called May 1968 Sorbonne Revolution, a morality opposed to both Divine and natural law has been gradually and systematically imposed on us so implacably as to make it possible, for example, to teach the abhorrent “gender theory” to young children in many countries.
Catholic teaching on the Sixth Commandment of the Law of God shines like a beacon in face of this ominous ideological objective. This beacon attracts many people—overwhelmed by this hedonistic propaganda—to the chaste and fecund family model taught by the Gospel and in accordance with natural law."

Even in Germany, There is Little Response to the Questionnaire of the Synod of Bishops

Influential media, such as Le Figaro and La Croix in France reported on the great support for the appeal, while barely more responses have been received to the second questionnaire of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops.  As was unofficially reported, for example in the diocese of Mainz Bishop Cardinal Karl Lehmann, there were only 21 replies. In the diocese of Essen of Bishop Franz-Josef Overbeck only 14. "This seems to be the basis of assertions that German Catholics were behind the anti-Roman positions of Cardinals Walter Kasper and Reinhard Marx," said Corrispenza Romana .
Among the first signatories of the appeal to Pope Francis is Jorge Arturo Cardinal Medina are, Janis Cardinal Pujats, Raymond Cardinal Burke, Archbishop John Paul Lenga, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Archbishop Aldo di Cillo Pagotto, Archbishop Wolfgang Haas, Professor Josef Seifert, John-Henry West (LifeSiteNews), John Smeaton (Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child), James Bogle (Una Voce International), Thomas Ward (National Association of Catholic Families), Jean Pierre Maugendre (Renaissance Catholique), Slawomir Skiba (Polonia Christiana), Mathias von Gersdorff (Tradition, Family, Private Property - Germany), Robert Royal (Faith and Reason) and many, many others.
The appeal and the petition is supported by [and it goes without saying, the translator of this article.]
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Trans: Tancred
Link to Katholisches...

Friday, April 24, 2015

Old Liberal Bishop of Chicago Commits Sacrilege

Edit: as covered on ChurchMilitant.TV, one of the most Leftist prelates in the American Church commits sacrilege by cynically using the Blessed Sacrament as a bargaining chip, if you'll excuse the expression.
As follows:
Therefore, what appears to be a grave violation of Canon 844 has been committed. Present at the Mass was Chicago's new archbishop Blase Cupich.
In addition to the violation of canon law, the question is being asked: Was a sacrilege committed on the new archbishop's watch?
According to canon law, since the governor is a non-Catholic, he is unable to be given Holy Communion unless a number of conditions are all met:
  1. Foremost, there must be a grave and urgent need, usually understood to mean danger of death.
  2. The governor must demonstrate Catholic faith in the Real Presence.
  3. He must be duly disposed, and not conscious of any grave sin

Friday, March 6, 2015

"Renaissance" Not "Reconquista" -- Cardinal Marx: "The Church's Doctrine Must Develop Further"

(Munich) Archbishop Reinhard Marx of Cardinal of Munich and Freising was interviewed for the March issue of the French Jesuit journal Etudes. In it he says that the Church needs "Renaissance" and not "Reconquista." At the Synod of Bishops of the cardinal spoke of an "open Synod" on the family, because "the teaching office may continue to develop."
"We do not need religious entrepreneurs, but witnesses of both genders," says the President of the German Bishops' Conference (DBK) and a member of the C9 Cardinal Council to advise Pope Francis. The Italian translator of the interview for Vatican insider who knew what to do with the German gender-speech, translated the site with "Zeugen und Zeugnisses."[Inclusive language for the word witness has no English equivalent.]
"An important step toward reaching people is the step towards self-evangelization," said the most powerful German prelate dialectically. The Chairman of the President of the European Bishops' Conferences COMECE also said: "We ourselves as a church must read the Gospel again and again and learn to live with it."

"The term 'New Evangelization' gives me problems"

March issue of "Etudes" with Marx Interview
The term "new evangelization" is a concept, said the Cardinal, which causes him "problems". "I admit that I 'have my problems with the concept of the new evangelization. It could be confused with the model of a spiritual, Reconquista,' as it is a question of reconquering lost ground. But it's not about restoration or repetition of what once was, but a new beginning, a new approach, in a new situation. And it is not simply a communication problem. This would mean that if we had more people and more money and more media coverage, we could achieve the goal. I can accept very well the concept but if it is to emphasize that we do have, not only in Europe, but as a whole, in a new situation for the faith and we must respond with renewed thinking. Actually, this is really a process that the whole Church goes through throughout history. The Gospel is always new, Ecclesia semper iuvenescens, the Church is always young, so the Church Fathers have said.
Because with "many concepts and discussions about new evangelization, I have the impression that many think: The great history of Christianity lies behind us and ahead of us is an insecure and rather frightening future. So you can not evangelize in any case,"  said the cardinal.
The Church can bring the Gospel " forth in all fields of human activity, thought,  adding value to commerce, continuity, and questions to think about. The cultural workers, politicians, philosophers and artists are open to conversations and meetings. I experience this again and again. But in our words, actions, in our liturgy, public appearance,  and in the specific pastoral care on site it must be visible through the quality of our work. I think in this context often of the term "Renaissance". Yes, I believe in a renaissance of the Christian faith, but it is a long way of deep religious and spiritual renewal," said Archbishop Marx of Munich.

Synod: "Will Decide the Future Prospects of the Church in the Field of Marriage, and Family"

At the Synod of Bishops on the family  the cardinal said, "Clearly  on one side, great expectations were awakened while fears were aroused on the other side. All this has been shown during the discussion in the Synod Hall and in the working groups. The Holy Father has made it clear once again in his closing speech, just how much he has also  appreciated and desired  open debate. This is an important step forward. For particularly in the field of marriage and family the future prospects of the Church will be decided. It is too early for an appraisal. After one Synod, there is another Synod! "
The Pope, according to Marx, "guarantees unity with  tradition and the Church's unity internally. But that is why it is necessary to openly argue with each other in a spiritual way about the future path of the Church in these existential questions that clearly touch  almost all people and all the faithful." "Of course you have to make sure that it will not be a political-tactical process. I do not know if we have always avoided this. It requires a fundamental openness and a real confidence to find common ground. There may indeed be no winners and losers at the end of a synodal path, but all need each other to try and think of others and our new common steps going into the future," said Cardinal Marx.

"Doctrine of the Church must Develop"

Basically the DBK- President described  the family Synod like this: "In teaching, the Church must indeed develop without giving up its  position, but throughout the entire history of the Church, its dogma is still developing and has been deepened. This is also true with regard to marriage and family. So there is no end point for the search for truth."
The "open society" is at this moment of time "yet, is also progress in  the gospel. So the question is not whether the majority share in our opinion, but whether we are also a pluralistic society that still has something to say to our way of life and our thoughts and many can win the way for many to follow  the Gospel in the fellowship of the visible Church"  said Cardinal Reinhard Marx for Etudes .
The complete German translation of the interview was published by the German Jesuit journal Stimmen der Zeit.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: MiL
Trans: Tancred

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Old Liberal Cardinal Just Won't Go Away

Edit: there's almost complete silence on this, the Puerto Rican Archbishop who won't go away, either, among other things, but there is no shortage of senior clergy who won't do everyone a favor and step down. They seem to get passed over by the usual suspects, especially when there are real Catholics who can be attacked for not being in tune with today's "Church".

[La Times] The next day, a church spokesman said Mahony was "reducing his public profile" voluntarily. The cardinal had taken it upon himself to cancel appearances, including confirmations, the spokesman said.

But at the very same hour, Mahony was mounting a high-profile defense. In an extraordinary open letter to Gomez posted on his blog, the cardinal struck an aggrieved tone. "Not once over these past years did you ever raise any questions about our policies, practices, or procedures" for abuse cases, he wrote.

Gomez subsequently released a statement he said was designed to clear up "confusion" in the media: "Cardinal Mahony has all the prerogatives and privileges of his standing as a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church." [Why?]

Link to LA Times...

Here's an article by Charles Coulombe, a longtime foe of Cardinal Mahony in an piece entitled Cardinal Unbound.

[New Oxford Review] All the world, Catholic and otherwise, was agog at the abdication of Pope Benedict XVI and is keen to find out where Pope Francis is going to lead us. His record as a Jesuit and Archbishop of Buenos Aires is being scoured, his every action carefully examined for clues. No doubt the forthcoming months and years will reveal all. But against the background music of that cosmic orchestra is heard the codetta of a tinny kazoo: the implicit criticisms of Benedict XVI made on Twitter by Roger Cardinal Mahony, Dowager Archbishop of Los Angeles. Here is a sampling from the cardinalatial bouquet:

“So long, Papal ermine and fancy lace! Welcome, simple cassock, and hopefully, ordinary black shoes! St. Francis must be overjoyed!”

“Mass with Pope Francis: moving from HIGH Church to LOW and humble Church! What a blessing that we are encountering Jesus without trappings!”
Link to NOR....

 He didn't have the grace to stay home from the Conclave, despite calls to do some from senior Church officials, so he's unlikely to shut up now.  For many, including Robert Keiser, the Cardinal is a possible sign for discontinuity, revolutionary change and adopting the sins of the modern age.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Berlin Cardinal Wants More Socialism and Women Cardinals

Since Pope Francis sees himself as the “Pope of the Poor”,  the clergy is lined up “stirred and uncertain in a good sense”.  Cardinal Woelki:  “In Germany we will make it clear, what Church is really about:  That we won’t live any more for money and status, rather more for social justice and more on love, which are those things which are priceless.”

Taxation of Disposession

In a discussion with the Berlin “Tagespiegel” on Easter Sunday 2013,  Cardinal Woelki endorsed a stronger taxation of estates, explicitly the increase of inheritance taxes for a more equitable distribution between rich and poor.

Number of Hartz-IV Receivers Remains Constant

In the same breath the Berlin Cardinal wants to increase the length of unemployment benefits.  The number of unemployed has dropped, yet the number of Hartz-IV receivers has not sunk.

A connection with (unwilling) willingness to work in parts of the Hartz-IV recipients is not something Cardinal Woelki sees.  Cardinal Woelki also doesn’t betray us, since he wishes to reduce the number of Hartz-IV recipients.  Mandatory resocialization courses for Berlin-Kreuzberg dwellers?

Cheap Apartments in Kurfurstendamm?

Even the homelessness is very closely connected.  In Berlin there are 350,000 residences at moderate addresses.  373,000 Hartz-IV households and a further 500,000 low income households compete for these.

Cardinal Woelki sees a great danger that “many in the center will be pushed to the margins of the city, as is also the case with other large European cities”.

In a (system Cardinal Woelki describes as a “good system”)  free market economy, the centrally located real estate is even more highly valued than would be encountered in the (industrial and trade ) peripheral areas.  As if that weren’t enough, the rents and sales prices are higher.

Nazi-Church Tax is a “protected system"

The Church-tax which was directed to the dispossession of the Church is defended by Cardinal Woelki:  “It is a protected system, through which the church members make contributions for the maintenance of ecclesiastical commitment.  Through that they also do something for the common good.”

Cardinal Woelki: Women as Cardinals

As regards the false content of the commentary of the “Tagespiegels” (Claudia Keller and Rainer Woratschka): “In canon law it may even be possible, to name women as Cardinals” to which the Cardinal answered “somewhat” surprisingly: “You are right.”

And also:  “Even at the level of the Universal Church women must be more significantly connected to responsible positions.  The Pope needs good advice and one should be well consider, how the advisory boards in the Vatican should be occupied.  We were very pressed just days before the conclave, to get to know each other for the first time.”

The erroneousness of the Cardinal, who “isn’t one of the narrow minded"

If Cardinal Woelki had now explored the theological and canonical foundations for his positive answer to “Cardinaltrixes”,  we would have been grateful.

Already on Katholikentag in Mannheim the Cardinal dumbfounded with a private theory on homo-depravity: “I consider it as conceivable, that there, where people are acting responsibly for one another, where they live in a stable homosexual relationship, that it can be regarded in a same manner as heterosexual partnerships.”

“”: “Homo-Kardinal"

The Catholic internet site has dubbed Cardinal Woelki for that reason with the honorary title of “Homo-Kardinal”. (previously even borrowed from Cardinal Schonborn)

For the adoption of a “distinction”, the gay homo-lobby decisive but really not courageous enough:  “For such implicitness he can’t distinguish himself."

2012 no Priestly Ordinations in Berlin

Thus he was named as the Archbishop of Berlin and had been created by Benedict XVI. as a Cardinal with a productive mission: the growth of priestly vocations.  In the year 2012 there hasn’t been a single priestly ordination.

Link to….

Saturday, March 16, 2013

A Gloating Cardinal Mahony Disparages Pope Benedict

Edit: why isn’t he on a plane back to California and Folsom Prison? Some may have noted that Pope Francis publicly stripped Cardinal Law of his office. Hopefully, he applies discipline equally, for Cardinal Mahony cost the Catholic Church in the United States, just in terms of capital, far more than Cardinal Law by about 150 million Dollars.

There is not much of an outcry for the fifth estate to put this man away either.

 Of course, who does CNN go to to get expert clarification? National Catholic Reporter. H/t: Alison

Friday, September 21, 2012

Cardinal Marx of Munich Reassigns Child-abuser to Parish Work

Edit: you'll possibly remember the St. Polten, Austria debacle which closed a seminary and involved a corrective suspension of two priests both its Rector, Father Ulrich Kuechl and the Sub-regent, Doctor Wolfgang Rothe. has learned that Father Rothe is being reassigned to a parish by the Old Liberal Cardinal of Munich. We think the double standard in this matter will continue and the Liberal regime which abets such outrages will facilitate the "clean up" while the Church itself will continue to suffer their poor management and bad faith.
Germany. The priest who stumbled into a homosexual scandal, the Ex-subregent of St. Polten in Austria, Father Wolfgang Rothe, is going to be a Parish Vicar in Munich. The Old Liberal Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising has signed the decree of appointment on July 9th. Father Rothe will assume the position in September. He is the Parish Vicar in a Munich Parish organization "Transfituration of Christ -- St. Micheal". He was last active as a chaplain in a convalescent home.

It's been an interesting summer for reassignments and such. Bishop Finn of Kansas City was recently tried and found guilty for the misdemeanor offense of "failing to report child abuse". This was widely hailed by many as a symbol of the clergy's protected status and the continuing corruption in the Church. There were a few bloggers even on the traditional side who uncritically accepted the New York Times, professional victim side of all this.

It will be interesting indeed to see if it makes any difference to them that this wasn't just a case of homosexual seminarians and their professors (sad that many don't find that shocking enough to end a priest's career) having a frolic, but as Micheal Rose reported when it happened, these seminarians and priests had more than 40,000 pornographic images including ones that featured the sexual abuse of children. It is an indisputable fact that not only did the seminary rector Father Kueschel and the ex-subregent, Father Rothe know about the photos of children being abused sexually, but they even used them for their own gratification while abusing their own seminarians. Here's an excerpt from Micheal Rose:
The photos showed seminarians and priests from Austria’s Sankt Poelten seminary fondling and kissing one another and engaging in sex games. Profil also reported that some 40,000 pornographic images and films were downloaded to the seminary’s computers, including photographs depicting acts of pedophilia and bestiality.
Consequently, German-language media outlets have been saturated this week with reports of the Austrian seminary scandal chock o’block full of lurid details in what has become the Catholic Church’s Abu Ghraib. Headlines such as "Seminary orgy rocks Church in Austria" (Irish Examiner), "Church probes perverse pictures" (Toronto Star), and "Porn case could torpedo bishop" (The Guardian), made news from Britain to Australia to America.
The scandal immediately prompted the resignation of two seminary officials, an internal investigation by the Austrian bishops conference, and calls for a criminal investigation since the scandal involves a large cache of child pornography—illegal in Austria as in most other countries.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Old Liberal Archbishop of Tyrnau Dismissed

Edit: some good news along with the bad.

From the clear blue sky:  no one knew what he brought to the dignity of his office.   But apparently money was involved.
Cathedral of Tyrnau

(  Pope Benedict XVI has dismissed Archbishop Robert Bezak (52) from Tyrnau in Slovakia.

The Archbishop was appointed in February 2009 to his office.

The 66,000 population city of Tyrnau lays in western Slovakia -- north east of the capital of Bratislava.

The Vatican demanded that Msgr Bezak vacate his office and leave the Archdiocese.

Announcement at Sunday Mass

Officially, there is no reason for the dismissal of the Archbishop.

Yesterday, Msgr Bezak read a letter in the Cathedral of Tyrnau, in which he announced the Vatican's dismissal.

He also had received a letter from the Nuncio in Slovakia, Archbishop Mario Giordana.  In that the Nuncio demanded his resignation.

Many Questionable Signs

Msgr Bezak claimed to the faithful not to know why he was being dismissed.

The Vatican had asked him not to talk to the media bosses.

The letter from the Vatican speaks of "serious complaints".

A speaker from the Slovakian Bishops Conference refused to give a statement.

Darling of the Media

Msgr Bezak suspected that a reason for his dismissal was his criticism of his predecessor, Archbishop Jan Sokol (78).

Msgr Sokol was, because of his courageous defense of Catholic behavior, very much hated by the media bosses.

The naming of Msgr Bezak was greeted, on the other hand, by the media bosses with jubilation.

Earlier Complaints Against His Predecessor

Msgr Bezak entered the Redemptorists in 1979.

He was ordained a priest in 1984.

Pope Benedict XVI named him as Archbishop of Tyrnau on the 18th of February 2009.

At the beginning of March the newly appointed Bishop had criticized the previous management of the Archdiocese for financial irregularities to the Vatican.

Msgr. Sokol and his Financial Director challenged the charge.

The Resistance Formed

In February of 2012 the Vatican ordered a visitation.

The object of the investigation was the "management of ecclesiastical goods" as well as "personnel matters".

The evidence was not then published.

The administrator of the Archdiocese is the present General Vicar, Auxiliary Bishop Jan Oorosch.

This evening, supporters of the Archbishop are going to stage a protest march in the city center of Tyrnau.

Link to kreuz....

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Iowa Bishop Bans Sports

Above: Auxiliary Bishop Richard Pates of the Archdiocese of St Paul/Minneapolis and Rev. James Pennington  of Spirit of the Lakes United Church of Christ – Monday, May 14, 2007 standing together behind infamous Rainbow Flag.
Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines, former Auxiliary Bishop of St. Paul-Minneapolis, seeks to limit “creeping incursion” of sports into church activities

prohibit any Catholic school from holding activities not related to religious services or religious education on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings.

May 28, 2012 By Dar Danielson

The state’s largest Catholic Diocese is implementing a policy to create a separation between church and sports. Bishop Richard Pates of the Des Moines Diocese has approved a policy at the request of the priest council that would prohibit any Catholic school from holding activities not related to religious services or religious education on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings.

“Our priests especially are experiencing the fact that it’s kind of a creeping incursion Wednesday evenings and also Sunday mornings, particularly in terms of their participation related to youth leagues related to sports, etcetera, soccer and that sort of thing,” Pates says.

The Bishop says a young person confronted with the possibility of playing sports or going to church, they would naturally want to play sports, and the puts pressure on the parents that want them to go to church. The other Catholic Dioceses have varying policies that seek to accomplish the same end.
Link to original...
H/t: Stella Borealis

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Traditional Priest in Union With Rome Skeptical About Bux Letter

Old Mass by the SSPX
In the decadent Conciliar realm a Catholic priest doesn't expect paradise, but contempt,  odium and indifference.

(, Santiago)  It is the right time to reconcile with the Vatican.

This  is what  Italian Liturgist, Prelate Nicola Bux,  wrote in an open letter to the Society of St. Pius X.

The Prelate explained in it that after the Pastoral Council, a "real disaster" broke out in the Church.

At the same time he warned that the Society should not let the "moment of Grace" pass by.

Discouraging Experiences 

Father Raphael Navas --  the one responsible for the traditional 'Institute of the Good Shepherd' for South America-- criticized the open letter on ''.

His Institute is a breakaway from the Society.   Father Navas was earlier a member there.

His report of his time in the Conciliar Church is not only rosy.

The Hopes of the Prelate.

Father Navas comments in the following excerpt from the open letter of Prelate Bux:

"In the fullness of Church members with the great family, that which the Church is, your voice will not be repressed any longer."

A reconciliation will bring significant fruits, which otherwise would decay -- wrote the Prelate.

The Reality is Completely Otherwise

Father Navas believes Father Bux is of good will.

But: "The reality is something else".

As an example Father described the problems of the Institute in Chile.

Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati Andrello (70) of Santiago in Chile and the neighboring Diocese have been reserved toward the Institute -- although it is approved by the Holy See.

"It goes as far as that the canonical establishement will be denied."

There is Only One Sin For the Old Liberals -- to be a Traditionalist

Father Navas named "modern forms of ecclesiastical persecution --  contempt, odium and indifference".

It is considered a "great sin" to only celebrate the Old Rite of the Mass and to interpret the Second Vatican Council in the sense of Catholic belief.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Secret Meeting: Austrian Bishops Manipulate the Pope

Kardinal Christoph Graf von Schönborn von Wien
© Henning Klingen, Pressefoto
Edit: are they going to discuss the Austrian Church's problems with their hospitals supplying abortions and the Holy Father's brother, Msgr Georg's intervention?

The problem with the Austrian Church isn't even the preoccupation of the Old Liberals with sexual issues, rather its weak faith, faltering piety and the lack of interest on the part of Bishops and priests in religion.

(, Vatikan) At present the Austrian Bishops are advising with the Vatican Dicastries over the -- media inflated -- Old Liberal One Man Show 'Pastor Initiative'.

The regional news 'Salzburger Nachrichten' is talking about a secret meeting.

The members of the Austrian delegation in Rome is Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna, Archbishop Alois Kothgasser of Salzburg, Bishop Klaus Küng of Saint Pölten and Bishop Egon Kapellari of Graz-Seckau.
This morning they attended a pointless general audience with Pope Benedict XVI.
Otherwise they met with various Roman Dicastries.

There they can brown nose with the various Roman Dicastries, in order to provide cover for their Old Liberal schism-society.

It is being presented as an "exchange of information of the Austrian Bishops in the Vatican" -- reported the Austrian Church's, news organ, 'kathpress'.

The Old Liberal press speaker for the Archdiocese of Vienna and father of eight, Micheal Prüller confirmed the Rome trip for them:

"The Bishops have used the opportunity on the beginning of a session of various Vatican authorities, to be informed by representatives first hand."

This exchange will enable the Bishops, "to communicate a different picture of the Church in Austria."


Sunday, November 13, 2011

France's Liberal Bishops Defend Play While SSPX Atones

Edit: if you favor various forms of modern art like abstract expressionism, you are certainly disordered and perverse. Those who favor such forms of art prefer the esteem of the world to objectivity, and those who are relativists in aesthetics will be relativists in ethics as well.

Is it any wonder that the Church in the world is in so much trouble with such Shepherds as the Archbishop of Paris?

About 1,000 Catholics participated in a demonstration in Rennes against one of them criticized as blasphemous play.

Rennes ( / CBA) Large parts of the city of Rennes in Brittany have been cordoned off by the police on Thursday evening for fear of riots. Like French media reports on Friday, nearly 1,000, mostly traditionalist Catholics, were participating in a demonstration against what is for them a blasphemous play at the National Theatre of the western French city. A counter-demonstration of 200 participants had also arrived. According to media reports, it remained peaceful throughout the evening, the play was half an hour late, but had been listed with no interference.

At the rally against the play "On the concept of the face of the Son of God" by the Italian Romeo Castellucci, the traditionalists are largely related to an organization called "Civitas". The Archbishop of Rennes, Pierre d'Ornellas, had recently defended the work [Incredibly]. There was no hostility toward Christians in the play, however, but it is meant to provoke, he declared earlier this month. Those who protest against it are mistaken, in his perspective. D'Ornellas was represented, according to media reports on the performance, by a priest of his diocese. Bishop Raymond of the Breton diocese of Vannes has supported the protest against the play, on the other hand.

Castellucci's play depicts Jesus as the backdrop in an oversized port of the scene of a son caring for his demented and incontinent by his father. Even in Paris there are rallies and vigils against the play. The traditionalist SSPX has also announced that it is having Masses said in reparation for these performances. One of the performances in Paris was interrupted by conservative Catholics. The French bishops' conference chairman, Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois said on Wednesday that the bishops were in agreement that "verbal or physical violence certainly" should be rejected against anti-clerical works of art.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pig Roast and Sushi-bar Bishop to be Vice Chairman of German Bishops' Conference same,

The Best Sushi in Northern Germany
Germany.  Yesterday the German Bishops elected the Old Liberal Bishop Norbert Trelle of Hildesheim for six years as the Vice Chairman of the Bishops' Conference.  Up until now the Old Liberal Bishop Heinrich Mussinghoff of Aachen has held the office.  Msgr Trelle qualifies because of his Old Liberal bonifides.  He formed his earlier seminary chapel in the style of a Sushi-bar without the tabernacle.  At the beginning of September the Bishop celebrated the wreckovation of his Cathedral with a beer bash and pig roast.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Bishop of Chur Has Capitulated Utterly

Edit: this Swiss Bishop has been struggling with the Modernists who dominate the administrative and financial structures of his Diocese. They haven't managed to run him out like they've done before, but they have managed to render him and his office almost ineffective in the opinion of the following article.

That is the reality: Catholic Bishops sit on their thrones and can't do anything. The Church is under the knout of the secularized Old Liberals, who have have the media bosses to thank for their power.
Bishop Vitus Hounder

( Bishop Vitus Huonder of Church has beaten a pitiful retreat.
Against an earlier statement, he now says he will not ordain or educate Seminarians in the Old Rite.

The press speaker, Giusseppe Gracia, said this yesterday in a press release.

Msgr Huonder will send Traditional Seminarians on to Traditional Institutes.

The decision has its advantages.

Because then only modern Seminarians will be poisoned in the 'Theologische Hochschule' [An Advanced Theological Program] , which is infested by the Church's enemies, at the behest of the Bishop.

Two Personal Parishes

Msgr Huonder is promising the Traditionalists a consolation prize.

He wants that two Traditional Communities in the Cantons of Schwyz and Zurich -- which have lasted for more than two decades already -- will be made into Personal Parishes.

The press release has to point out, though, that these exist as "de facto" parishes as such.

The Bishop promises to send personnel, "as the demand requires". That will be simple for him to accomplish as well. For in the Old Rite there is no priest shortage.

Msgr Huonder explains that the Traditionalists in the Diocese of Church will have plenty of opportunities in the future, to celebrate the "celebration of the Divine Service" in the Old Rite.

That is admittedly a formulation which hails from the Old Liberal self-promotions Liturgy.

In the Christian Divine Service the Priest is the celebrant of the Divine Service. The faithful take part at it.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Bishop of Chur Being Lured into a Trap

Editor: its hard to imagine a liberal Diocesan paper surviving long after it attacked its Bishop, but so far so good.

An Old Liberal Church paper in the Diocese of Chur has frontally attacked the Diocesan Bishop. The good man has defended himself.

( The press speaker of the Diocese of Chur is defending against allegations by the ‘Pfarreiblatts Urschweiz’.

The ‘Pfarreiblatts’ [Pastor's Paper] appears in the central Swiss area of the Diocese Chur in a mini-edition of about 17.000 copies.

It reported in its most recent edition about a privately organized celebration on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of the installation of the Pastoral Consultants of the Diocese of Chur.

Despite their high spirits and the kindergarten freshness of their work, the Pastoral Consultants in Church and those associated with it are quickly becoming increasingly antagonistic to the Church.

The article insituated that the Bishop has been "aloof" to the occasion.

Reason: Msgr Huonder is said to have not participated, rather only appeared at the end of a planned "Vespers".

The Slander Takes Flight

The press speaker categorically declined to mention this portrayal in his response.

The event had been planned without the participation of the Bishop.

As he learned of it, he had made expressed his desire to participate in it.

The forty year old -- supposed--- "engagement of the laity" is valuable to him -- explained the press secretary.

Msgr Huonder would have gladly shown that with his wholehearted participation.

Actually the Senior Pastor received a rebuff: the organizers advised the Bishop not to be present for the entire day, because it is after all a, "celebration of laity".

The Bishop exceeded to the wishes of the self-important lay commanders.

Unlucky General Vicar

The General Vicar of the Diocese of Church tried his luck in any case.

He received an invitation and responded.

Actually the organizers recommended that he, with the Bishop to come "toward end of the event".

The General Vicar obeyed.

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