Showing posts with label Switzerland. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Switzerland. Show all posts

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Basel Becoming Center for Al Qaeda as Islamic Power Grows

(Bern) Switzerland too, the model country of the peaceful coexistence of different ethnic groups and compensation of indigenous ethnic group of successful compensation has a problem with mass immigration: Islamism. The Islamist agitation is particularly serious for Switzerland, as the Confederates  have tried to practice strict neutrality for 200 years. But Islamists have little consideration, not for European borders, customs and sensitivities. This forces the Swiss government  to increased vigilance. Keeping tabs  mainly on Islamist circles in the canton of Basel.
The industrial center of the  Swiss Confederation has experienced in recent years a significant influx of Muslims.  As the Basler Zeitung reported in its current edition, the imam of the Arrahma Mosque on Mühlhauserstraße is an Islamist point of contact. As the Federal Intelligence Service (FIS), the Swiss State Treasury Department, that  the Imam has equated  Christians with animals.

Call to Jihad and  Demand to be Recognized as a "National Church"

The same Islam, which calls  “jihad”, for "Holy War” in Basel, wants to be  a “National Church” Switzerland like the Reformed and the Catholic Church.   And he can count on support numerous self-proclaimed Islamic understanders in Switzerland.
Recently in Switzerland   two Kurds from Iraq were brought to justice. A 35-year-old welfare recipient and her younger brother. Both are accused of belonging to Al-Qaeda terror network. They had pitched their tents in Basel. There they would, according to the indictment, direct the "foreign department” of the Didi New Center.  For the prosecution hiding behind the innocuous sounding name base of the international network of Islamist terrorism. The Swiss Intelligence views the Oslo resident  Mullah Krekar as  the head of a "criminal" organization.

Internet Platform Basel Islamists for Al-Qaeda Propaganda

Other features of the Didi Nwe Center included the provision of "safe" chat rooms, so that Islamists were able to communicate with each other undisturbed. This included an online Sharia Academy . The Swiss Federal Prosecutor is certain to have collected sufficient evidence to be able to demonstrate that the Internet platform of Didi Nwe Center was used to disseminate messages, propaganda and information from Al-Qaeda.
Basel has a large Muslim, especially Turkish, community and is “very auspiciously”  established in the tri-border region. This allows the liberty of quick crossing of the borders between Switzerland, Germany and France in any direction. Especially with Germany’s too prominent Turkish community, facilitates the contacts.  Basel had "obviously a central function with a certain appeal,”  the press spokesman for FIS told the Federal Intelligence Service. 

Hate Preacher: "Christians are Animals" - “Kill Infidels"

The state security services monitors Islamic activities  in Basel. In December 2013 hate sermons against unbelievers, especially Christians and Jews were given in the Faysal Mosque. In November, at an information network of the Islamic Central Switzerland called (ICCS) in Basel for the killing of Jews and Christians. The ICCS distributed two different versions of the Quran. To Muslims, the version is distributed with the call for killing, however, they are missing in the German version.
The Swiss and the German Federal Intelligence Service already observed the Basler Said-i Nursi-Mosque in Kleinhueningen together. There are members which apparently include  a Middle Eastern Islamist militia from several European countries, which is classified as a terrorist organization. The head of the mosque is considered number three in the network that wants to impose by force of arms an Islamist state in Turkey.
The Islamist activities in and around Basel show that the Rhine town is an important place in the coordinate system of the Islamists in Europe. The Swiss security authorities are of the opinion that the trouble - at the price of increasing complexity - is  so far   under control. How long this will be the cease, however, no one can say.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: ICCS (screenshot)
Trans: Tancred

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

"In Every Dictatorship The Past is Censured" -- From the Life of a Diocesan Priest Who Discovered the Immemorial Mass of All Ages

(Milan) Don Alberto Secci, born in 1963, ordained in 1988, is a priest of the Diocese of Novara on the border with Switzerland. Don Secci became famous when he announced with two other diocesan priests, that he was bringing the traditional form of the Roman Rite back according to the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum of Pope Benedict XVI.. The result was great resistance from the diocesan leadership, the rest of the clergy and public hostility. Today he may celebrate the Old Rite and proclaim the undiminished faith - in a tiny mountain village with a few hundred inhabitants. In an interview, he talks about the crisis in the Church and the importance of tradition.
As the three priests announced their decision according to  Summorum Pontificum,  there was massive resistance in the diocesan leadership and the rest of the clergy of the diocese who immediately stirred up  sedition  of  the parishioners against their pastor. The priests became a national news story. The entire press of Italy reported about them. They were described as "stubborn" and denounced as "agents provocateurs"."We had become a scandal overnight, for the world and the diocese," said Don Secci. The Pope generously granted the Motu Proprio "and for that, the Church can't thank him enough," said the priest. However, Rome was unable to prevail against the selfishness of some bishops who consider their diocese as a private fief. Two Priests are active today in the Southern Alps at Domodossola Verbania and close to the Swiss border, a pastors. To expand its reach, they run the Internet apostolate Radicati nella Fede (Rooted in Faith) and  seek the instruction of the faithful in the Church's teaching of all time in their parish boundaries. In January, the fourth annual "Day of the Tradition" will take place, which Don Secci organizes once a year. The theme for 2014 is: "Winter in the Church after the Second Vatican Council". The topic is taken from the book by Cristina Siccardi (see separate article The Winter of the Church after the Second Vatican Council - The new book to an open question )  who will be present as a speaker.The interview with Don Alberto Secci was conducted by Riscossa Cristiana .
1) It is becoming increasingly apparent, even in relation to the celebration of the Holy Mass (Old Rite and New Rite) that there are two different ways to live the Catholic religion: priests and faithful, are oriented to lessons that are subject to the modern revolution, and other priests and faithful who adhere to the teachings and principles of the Church's tradition. How do you think it will be possible one day to resolve this dichotomy again?
Don Alberto Secci: It is necessary that those who have the grace to recognize this terrible dichotomy, have to choose for God, to live in complete catholicity  according to Catholic tradition. This is the crucial point. In Christianity there is nothing abstract. You said: "also in relation to the celebration of the Holy Mass in the traditional rite".  I'd rather say they remain Catholic, believers hold fast to the teachings and principles of the Church's tradition.. The believers who are  held by the revolution, however, have only a vague Christian inspiration and the only in the best cases. To be precise, you said: "in reference to the Mass."  Allow me to emphasize this "also". Why? Not in the sense, as if there were just the Mass, because the Doctrine of the  Faith is inseparable from the Mass and  connected to the entire apostolate. But it is much more in the sense that the Catholic life is the continuation of grace, which comes above all through the sacraments, and thus is the center of the Holy Mass, indeed a Mass without an ambiguous rite. Therefore, If  someone had the grace to understand the dramatic situation,  he would not trade his   conscience for personal acquiescence. One must look for a traditional Mass site and make this the comprehensive place of education in the faith, in the broadest sense of the word, not just intellectually. Small centers of the normal Catholic life, quite modest and perhaps even quite poor, but largely because of the graces that they convey. This will be the solution, God willing. It is our duty to decide whether we want to tread a path of grace and therefore, tradition by loving the Church in Her suffering. God is the solution to this mystery ailment. But God has already solved everything. We are to lovingly care about the Church and not "politically."

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

State Sponsored Child Pornography in Switzerland -- Sex Box For Kindergarten, Sex Box for the Prostitute

Edit: the following contains adult content. We're leery about publishing it, but it has to be talked about.  Almost no one else is.

(Bern) In Switzerland, the pedophile is allowed in the schools. At least indirectly in this the case. The Swiss compulsory school sex education should serve  "enlightenment", but the negative consequences of this forced and early sexualization of children are known. Now the sex box comes in the Swiss classroom. This is not a slippery gift from a sex shop, but an "educational" tools for kindergarten teachers to forcibly perform "sex education" on pre-school age to young children.
The Sex Box is currently being used on a trial basis in some cantons. What  currently only applies to the Canton of Basel-City and some municipalities in the cantons of Appenzell and St. Gallen, are to be used in the whole of Switzerland by 2014. The sexualization initiative comes from the Federal Office of Public Health (BAG) of the Swiss Federal Department of Home Affairs in co-operation with the Ministry of Education (Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research).

The Sex Box of College of Education  Lucerne and Abortion Lobbyist Planned Parenthood

Those responsible for the content are the Health Promotion Center of Lucerne University  College of Education. Its website, -  Sex Education and School provides  insight into the networks and intellectual foundations of  "compulsory sexual education" as  compulsory school sexualization is called in Switzerland. The supreme stooge for the Swiss school sex education program is with the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), an international abortion lobbyist. It defines  "understanding" for its definition of "sex education" as follows:
"Sex education as a right-based approach equips young people with basic knowledge and skills, competencies and values ​​from which are necessary, both physically, mentally and emotionally to experience their sexuality and the joy." (IPPF European Network, 2006a , p 9).
The usual concept of a "responsible" search for pleasure / enjoyment has to be conducted under  the most possible exclusion of children and real love and commitment to the partner. Pregnancies have to be prevented or aborted. Marriage and family are negligible sizes.
"Continuous sex education throughout compulsory education fulfills the important measures for health-promoting aspect of sustainability. The school allows students to acquire the necessary for a satisfactory, responsible and self-determined sex and relationship life skills. "
According "education" of sexuality must begin as early as possible, because "children are sexual beings from birth  with needs, desires, sexual acts and experiences that result from it."  Darwinism sends greetings: The diction of "sexual nature" refers to the man in the animal world. The children are seen as animals that supposedly can not help in their instinctive action than to satisfy their needs and impulses.

Sexualization of kindergarten children, masturbation and homosexuality for 6-10 year olds

These practical instructions for the sexualization of children are to be delivered in kindergarten:  Playing doctor, pleasurable exploration of her own body, role play, family, getting married, kissing, "possibly sexual intercourse", "intimate friendships", the children are encouraged to subscribe the sex organs. In the next stage, that of the 6-10 year-olds, the children are thus already confronted with masturbation, contraception, condoms and "sexual orientation", for example homosexuality. The relationship between a man and a woman is put on the same level with sexual identity disorders. Even seduction to these specific disorders. The teachers are encouraged to be ready to respond to the supposedly "classical" questions of the children. But of course, assistance in answering is available.  The "educators" of Lucerne University of Education are of the opinion that 6-10-year Swiss children pose such questions  as: "When are you ready to **** for the first time?".   Either Swiss children have no childhood or Swiss educators responsible for school sex education at the Center of Sex Education [Kompetenzzentrum Sexualpädagogik] and School of Lucerne have particularly rotten brains.
You can already imagine the rest: The 13-15 year olds are exposed to homosexuality, heterosexuality, bisexuality "and indeed made familiar with methods of contraception, abortion and the"  different expressions of sexuality " in that order. Teachers should respond to alleged questions like: "How can I become a good lover", "How do I get a girl to orgasm", "Which is the best position for sexual intercourse" (perhaps among men), "Swallowing?" The Swiss educators place the value of semen, indeed, on a high level of education for the children in their care. Of course, the crucial element such as chastity or values ​​such as self-giving love instead of sex, procreation, loving affection are completely absent.

The Pedophile's Shadow Over Kindergartens and Classrooms

The pedophile  is moving at moment  into the nursery and school classes in which he uses the premature sexualization of children. Pedophiles, heterosexuals, homosexuals, however,  lie in wait for fresh meat. The sexualization as an alleged "value" drives them into the arms of the children outright. The suggestion that there is a "limit" that lies where force is used or something done that does not please his other degenerates in the face of such a sexualization program is a purely nominally defensive hurdle. A  sexualized child is tempted to "try".   Paedophilia is thus the constant companion of these state sexualization programs.
The Sex Box contains models of a penis and a vagina . These manuals, which explain that the children should be encouraged to touch, and  be "playful" (which abuse childlike innocence) to "discover the bodies of others." As an aid, the book "Lisa and Jan" is used in the drawings depict graphic sexual acts: A girl masturbating herself while another girl is watching it and mimics, a boy who masturbated another boy and numerous other drawings. The emphasis of all drawings is on the sex organs and explicit poses. Nothing is left to the imagination, everything is explicit. In plain English, the book "Lisa and Jan" is state child pornography being hypocritically packaged. The children are led to a sex slaughterhouse.  The consequences are well known: inability to form relationships, increase in abortions and sexually transmitted diseases, loss of fruitfulness, decomposition of moral thinking and interpersonal relationship in general, increase of homosexuality, pedophilia and all kinds of sexual perversions and increase in sex addiction.

Pederasts and Homosexuals Developed School Sex Education Programs - Why?

The two authors of the book, Uwe Sielert and Frank Herrath were students of Helmut Kentler (1928-2008), who attempted to the play  the negative associations of pedophilia. The self-confessed homosexual and pederast with three adopted sons, was a "fatherly friend" to one of the two authors. From Kentler comes the phrase, "sex with children is not abuse, but a child's right!"  The sex educator Sielert did not call in response to the pedophile scandal among Germany's Greens for a self-critical inventory of primarily of pedophiles and homosexuals designed school sex education programs, but: "We need more people to promote sexual self-determination of children and young people. "
The Child Protection Foundation Switzerland (!), however, has issued a clearance certificate for the book "Lisa and Jan" i and recommends  the book for children over 5 years of age. This Foundation with misleading names is self-editor of the book, in children from 0-6 years  are encouraged to play doctor, engage in auto-eroticism as an early form of self-gratification.

Instead of a Plush Bear a Plush Vagina for Eleven Year Olds - Swiss Education Fantasies

The Sex Box also contains another book, "That's me. From head to foot . " It includes drawings, the two men show cheek to cheek, then a woman kissing another. The "education" of homosexuality is particularly important for  state pornographers particularly. After protests by parents against the Sex Box Pierre Felder, the Director of Elementary Schools Education Department, attempted to calm the canton of Basel City.  What he understands sounded like this: "The models of the sexual organs are made of fur and are by no means for the kindergarten children [...], but only at the middle schools."  Fields and his staff are obviously convinced that an eleven year old child is to go from teddy bears to  "different kinds" of plush items.

Elternintitiave defends himself against sex box according to WHO guidelines

The Swiss Sex Box follows the guidelines of the European Department  of the World Health Organization(WHO), which laid down the  Standards for Sexuality Education in Europe. This makes the WHO "Play Doctor" with the children, including "masturbation awareness" for toddlers. There are many parents protesting against the Sex Box. In Switzerland, the religious instruction is just a voluntary extra subject, the state child pornography however is a compulsory subject. A parent initiative already collected 92,000 signatures against the Sex Box to be passed to the Conference of Cantonal responsible for education.
There was an ever so distant time when the children were told age appropriate fables and fairy tales read aloud with noble princes and beautiful princesses. Stories which enchanted the children and had an educational value. Anyone who has children or can observe up close, knows what kids want. In them the innocent longing still lives for good, according to an intact family with father and mother, a world more secure and of loving affection, which enables them to become responsible citizens of the society.

Sex Box for kindergarten and school class - sex box for street prostitution

Sex Box is the way not only Swiss "school sex education". It bears the same name of the first street prostitution initiative of the Social Department of Zurich. The city of Zurich has set up a "first official line course"  for city prostitution. In Sex Boxes the "Free" can be have well-ordered pleasure with prostitutes.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Trans: Tancred
Link to Katholisches...

Monday, November 4, 2013

Horror Mass: "Circus Liturgy" in Solothurn -- The Simony of Circus Priest Heller

(Zurich) Horror Missae. The liturgical abuse took place in December of 2012. But the Advent season is approaching and with it the danger of a repetition of this liturgical elefantism in a china shop. Children's Relief Bethlehem opened up their Christmas fundraising campaign with a "worship in the circus tent" in Circus GO (Gasser Olympia) in Solothurn  .

Contortionists and belly dancers were mustered for the "Circus Liturgy", which was celebrated by Canon and Cathedral Pastor Paul Rutz with "Circus Priest" Ernst Heller. The body of Christ was carried from the table at the circus gala in a wooden bowl and distributed to the gala participants (worshippers) seated at tables.

"The collection in the Christmas worship services was to support the financial foundation for securing work in the Caritas Baby Hospital in Bethlehem," as the Children's Aid Bethlehem writes. Paul Rutz, Resident since 2006, is canon for the area of Solothun in the diocese of Basel and Cathedral Pastor of Solothurn, retired since last June due to age. He is also Vice President of the Children's Relief Bethlehem. Already in December 2011, the Mass was celebrated in Solothurn by the two priests in a "Circus Liturgy" for the Children's Aid Bethlehem. It could not be ascertained if there is one planned for 2013.

"Circus pastor" Ernst Heller from the canton of Lucerne is in charge of the traveler people (Gypsies). After the completion of the Catechetical Institute Lucerne, he worked as a catechist and studied theology from 1977 to 1979 in Lucerne and Chur. In 1980 he was ordained a priest and worked in parish ministry. He was also appointed to the circus and fairground chaplain in 1999. There is nothing wrong so far. Since August 2005, he occupied the office full time and obviously quite arbitrarily.

According to his own report, he hasn't received a "consistent salary" from the Catholic Church, which is why he receives "honorarium fees". On his own website, you can order the "circus priest's" quite unorthodox "book" and learn also about the "honoraria". Costs at a baptism for a "priest" according to Heller's fee table, costs 500-1,000 Swiss francs plus VAT. A wedding ceremony costs 1,000-2,000 Swiss francs, an annual memorial service and "liturgical celebrations" cost CHF 500-1,000, a funeral service with burial 800-2000 CHF. The prices are for individuals. "Donation fees" for legal entities must be requested separately. Same price for the Federal Republic of Germany, Austria, Italy and France, but in Euros, in each case for a half day. A full day costs a premium of 50 percent. Travel expenses will be charged separately with Swiss francs per kilometer journey. The circus pastor even charges "cancellation fees". If the cancellation occurs 30 days prior to the occasion, it calculates 50 percent, then 100 percent. These "fees" are strictly prohibited canonically.

Link to katholisches...

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Will the Heretic Hans Küng Euthanize Himself?

In an interview with Swiss Television, Küng said he was
ashamed to belong to the Catholic Church [Screen Shot SGR SSR]

Model Heretic

Originally from Switzerland, the shoe salesman's son, assigned as an ostensibly Catholic theologian, had his permission to teach withdrawn, because of continuing to spread of heresy in 1980, by Pope John Paul II, whose canonization progresses in the Church.

In an interview with a Swiss radio station on the 20th of December 1979, Küng was completely surprised "of such an action," which puts him in the vicinity of “heretics” (said the interviewer).

Küng is considered to be the mouthpiece of the modernists who seek the protestantization of the Church.

At the same time, the examples of his person shows how far the “Catholic” university has removed from the theology of Catholicism and the (Catholic) Church.

Inferior Opponent to Cardinal Ratzinger

Küng has been hyped by the Left to be the contra-part of Cardinal Ratzinger. Küng, who was transferred early and without teaching certificate at the known Left University in Tubingen as professor of fundamental theology, had already after 1960 made his demand for the abolition of celibacy, who called ecumenism, the destruction of Catholic teaching content, the killing of children in the womb and the ordination of women and promoting the lay chalice.

Demands, which ever since then have been repeated like a neoprotestanten mantra.

Surprisingly, Küng did not transform to the Protestantism of Luther’s fiery anti-Semitism, who has so long ago fulfilled all of  his demands.

When Cardinal Ratzinger was elected Pope, Küng had, according to his staff "became ashen, is supposed to have had beaten over the head with his hands." No later than the election of Pope Benedict XVI., he spoke an opinion on the work of Kung.

Visual impairment and Parkinson’s

According to his own report, Küng is suffering from Parkinsons, and could barely write or even read any more due to an eye injury.

Although he was not suicidal, he was “lived long”.

Since now his imagined volume of his memoirs is thus also the last, he would be retiring from public life.

Even Abortion as Publicity Stunt

To enable the advertisement of this last work of the die hard theologian, Küng has addressed himself to suicide attackers (for his own behalf).

What is "a scholar who can not read and write," asks Küng of himself.

The suicide pills of Swiss euthanasia institutions have particularly impressed him. Perhaps he will even be the protagonist of a "self-abortion camp" inspired by a U.S. TV station - with live broadcast of course.

Shallow Grave in Tübingen

Küng has already even picked the shallow grave.

At one time the Church buried the bodies of suicides and representatives of the "dishonorable professions” (like executioners) just outside the church cemetery, for good reason.

SSPX as a Last Resort Before the Descent into Hell

If God deems to treat kindly with Küng, He might send him a priest of the SSPX for confession. As a last attempt to return him from his God forsaken way.

Link to Trans: Tancred


Monday, September 2, 2013

Bishop of Basel Allows Blessings of Same Sex Pairs -- Homo-Schism in the Swiss Church?

(Basel) Catholic teaching is clear by divine revelation on the subject of homosexuality. The Bible uses strong words to describe the phenomenon of sexual disorder. Nevertheless, there are Catholic priests who are unfaithful to the Church's teaching and give aberrosexual couples even their blessings. Die Neue Zürcher Zeitung published an article ​​on 28 July calling attention to the contradiction. Adamim, the “Association of Gay Pastors of Switzerland ", another paradox, advertises on its website the “Offer” of homosexual-friendly priests who are willing to also bless aberrosexual couples in a religious ceremony. It would be no exaggeration to assume that among the 20 homoheretical priests that there are at least some active sexually. Such as "Mario, Cath. Pastor” on Adamim’s page, must tell of his aberrosexual history without being a whit ashamed, although he is a Catholic priest.

Aberrosexual Priest Reading of the Bible with “Gay Glasses"

"I had my first boyfriend at 17. Thanks … in the single rooms we were able to live a very close and intimate relationship. Since my childhood ... I wanted to be a priest. This profession has always been very intriguing. At 30 years ... I took my first parish as priest. 15 years ... I had no sexual partner, but masturbated regularly. I was happy ... As a young pastor I fell head over heels with our sacristan. He was 9 years younger than me and not gay. The whole thing was horrible ... passionate for me. I was jealous when he talked with other people. Finally ... I realized that I could no longer keep the whole thing under my cover. It was clear to me that the sacristan, without realizing it, had opened all my gay valves. I only worked… kept to my role and made on action, so in my inner emptiness, and loneliness I felt dry in any spare moments. I ... took a long time out, cured me and started a psychological therapy. Now ... I learned to trust my assessment. I accepted it and tried to incorporate it into my life. I came out to my family and in the pastoral care team. To my great surprise, no one has rejected me. These experiences have made me ... really strong that I even felt the joy of time on my being gay. It's still like that. I stopped now actively looking for a partner. I went for the first time to gay bars and discos. I even made ads in gay magazines. I also met men know and had relationships. That these men also stayed in the rectory and shared time with me, did not bother anyone. There were ... but also crises. The fact that I was a pastor and a public person, also deterred men, and that they could not live with me in general. There was also a time when I wanted to give up the office. There were times when I thought I could never bring my work and my private life under one roof. It was then a gay friend (no sex partner), who had strongly advised me to stay in the church because it would be very important - also for gays, that I as an open gay priest would act out with my homoeroticism. I began to grapple with gay theology. By that time I read the Bible with gay glasses. My relationship with God was different. My religious language was soft and tender. It was clear to me personally that there was a gay variant in the history of creation, and that God was not a homophobe. The topic of homosexuality ... is now public and no longer a taboo. "

Adamim, The Gay Pastor's Association of Switzerland

Everything under the eyes of the competent bishop, who seems to look away from all the "positive experiences".

The association Adamim, based in Bern, is published on its website in open contradiction to Catholic teaching as follows:

We are an active group of gay men in the service of the church: pastors, pastoral workers, priests, catechists, theologians, hospital chaplains, religious ...... from different denominations. Living as a homosexual in the Christian churches is not always easy. As an association, "Adamim", we work in the public sphere so that homosexuality is recognized as a natural variety of human sexuality, and it is the unique ability to love someone of your own sex.

The Catholic "gay pastors" maintain good relations with the Lesbian and gays of church-based Basel (LSBK), an "ecumenical community for all" "gay, lesbian and transgender" with his own "church". The "services" take place at the Elisabethen Church (OKE): "In the spirit of the community-based services they are prepared by alternating teams together with pastors and priests of the three national churches (Reformed, Old Catholic, Roman Catholic). This creates both traditional worship and new and experimental forms. In every service we celebrate a Eucharist or Lord's Supper, "it says on the website of LSBK. The Catholic viewer gets the creeps. The Open Church Erzsébet part of the Evangelical Reformed Church of the City of Basel, which is "fully behind the project".

Basel-based Aberrosexual with Catholic Participation

The website of the Lesbian and Gay Church Base Basel also states: "For several years the OKE is known to be supported by the Roman Catholic Church of the city of Basel. Operating since 1999 at the OKE, Catholic theologian and pastor, wife Eva Südbeck-Baur, as a commitment to OKE and LSBK has given a courageous witness, laying emphasis on her appointment to office, her installation on the 19th of September in 1999 will be celebrated as part of a LSBK-worship." Whatever that says. The fact is that the Roman Catholic Church of the Canton of the City of Basel is co-sponsor of the OKE and also finances this. [With Church-tax] It is also fact that Südbeck-Baur at the Elisabethen Church has celebrated "services" for aberrosexuals. The cantonal church is a peculiarity of Swiss church law.

The Catholic Church of the City of Basel is promoting the Open Churches Erzsébet officially on their website:

You experience new forms of worship and celebrations (...). On Wednesday afternoon pastoral care is offered on Thursday afternoon laying on of hands. (...) The Open Church Erzsébet City is the first church in Switzerland. (...) It offers new, low-threshold access to faith and church, invites, without forcing, those interested and enables new approaches, the challenges of the modern city needs, without losing their profile.

Eva Südbeck-Baur: Homo-service, Inter-Religious Dialogue, Criticism of the Church, Charity

Eva Südbeck-Baur is the example of a "modern" Catholic multi-functional official in service of the Church: the lesbian and gay worship, worship of experimental design, inter-religious dialogue, Christian-Jewish understanding, publications critical of the church by the Caritas staff. Südbeck-Baur in the fall of 2012 left the Open Church Elsbeth and since the beginning, has been primarily employed with Caritas. Together with her ​​husband Wolf Südbeck-Baur is an employee of the newspaper critical of the Church - Independent Journal of Religion and Society[Unabhängige Zeitschrift für Religion und Gesellschaft]. The journal "is interested in what breaks through on the fringes of the denominations and religions" and "exerts a critique of structures and institutions, agencies and individuals, rites and dogmas, anything short of all that prevents religious awakenings." The latest issue of Aufbruch is dedicated to the theme: "Homosexual on the road to equality."

In the Diocese of Basel Church Blessing Celebration for Aberrosexual Couples a Long Practice

In the diocese of Basel "church celebrations" for gomorrist couples have long been the practice. That was under Bishop Kurt Koch [Current Curial Official for Christian Unity] who did nothing about it before he moved to Rome in 2010. Back in November 2003, a Pastoral Conference of Cantonal Church of Basel-Country, a "blessing ceremony" for aberrosexuals was approved by a large majority, although the Swiss Bishops Conference had rejected such. 2004 events were organized in several parishes in the Canton of Basel-Country as completely normal: held for lesbians and gays as in the Parish Center Bruder Klaus in Liesta and the parish center Epiphany in Füllinsdorf . "Partnerships for gays and lesbians still have a hard time finding recognition in our society and in our Church," says one of the Pastoral Conference Basel booklets published, Celebrate the Love? Bless Love. "That's why they needed a sign a binding and strengthening commitment" 'to live the gift of their love as a valuable and liberating gift.'" As early as 21 January 2004 an enthusiastic Basler Zeitung wrote: "Specifically: Gay and lesbian partners have the opportunity to bless their love before a pastor of their confidence. Legally, this blessing really has no legal consequences. But to us, it is about making a mark,' said Father Felix Terrier. "Terrier is pastor of Liestal.

Bishop Gmür Silent on Gay Heresy in His Diocese

While the Bishop of Chur, Vitus Huonder strongly condemned the practice of blessing aberrosexual couples in the Catholic Church by the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Felix Gmür was conspicuously silent. The Neue Zürcher Zeitung therefore headlined its article with, "Bishop of Basel Tolerates Blessings of Homosexual Couples."

The Catholic People's Party (KVP) of Switzerland sees "a need for clarification regarding its sexual orientation and practice" by Bishop Gmür. In the diocese of Basel, the bishop is elected according to the old Cathedral Chapter and not only suggested. The Pope has the right of confirmation. "The drafting of the profile of requirements of the new bishop was on the side the church's canons, 'required' gender competence," says the Catholic People's Party . As Gmür was elected by the chapter to bishop in 2010, he fell into a conversation with the newspaper Thurgau on the subject of sexuality as a "matter of conscience for each individual," which says everything and nothing. The newspaper knew, but also reported that the new bishop from Rome would work for the abolition of celibacy and the admission of women to the priesthood. Gmür did not intend to defend celibacy. This is not necessary if he "personally" lives a "well ordered" life. Another response that raises more questions than it answers. His toothless dealing with the parish initiative, the Swiss branch of the Austrian and West German Pastors' Initiative comes in a formula to express the act most of the bishops in the German language by the "expansion of dialogue, not sanctions." The formula actually means to suspend the responsibilities and consequences.

Horror Missae: Ordinations of 2011 by Bishop Felix Gmür of Basel: 

Colorful Dub hands instead of Christian symbols on the new priest stoles

Horror Missae with Bishop of Basel - When is The Right Feeling Lost

 Bishop Gmür has already been seen in the middle of an image in the category of Horror Missae. It shows the Basle bishop surrounded by new priests full of colorful stoles with daubed hands. In 2011 he was inaugurated the successor of Cardinal Kurt Koch at the forefront with three new priests of the traditional Swiss Diocese. The ordination took place on 5 June 2011 in Saint-Pierre de Porrentruy. The priests ordained were Romain Gajo, François-Xavier Gindrat and Antoine Dubosson. Four to eleven year old children had designed the stoles. Children understandably do as they are led by adults who should know better. Because we know: not all that well-intentioned, is also well taken.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: LSBK / ADAMIM / Messa in latino (screenshoots)
Trans: Tancred AMGD

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Swiss Canton of St. Gallen Advises Murder of the Elderly in its Hostels

Stiftskirche Photo:wikicommons
Edit: in edition to removing God from their national anthem, the very Catholic Swiss Canton St. Gallen, won’t rule out euthanasia in its elder hostels. Also, here, And campaigns to remove the cross from the Swiss flag as well.

St. Gallen, 15.8.13 (Kipa) A commission issued a recommendation for nursing homes to deal with suicide organizations in the canton of St. Gallen. This was announced by the Canton on Wednesday. A general access or denial of access to basic euthanasia organizations in all of St. Gallen homes would be "no solution", it says in the message. The Commission for Gerontology yet stresses the importance of transparency for members, residents and home workers.

If the move to a nursing home is necessary for the elderly, it is important for them and their families to know when choosing the facility whether euthanasia organizations have access to an institution or not.

A general access or a fundamental denial of access for euthanasia organizations would be "no solution" in the Commission's view. Homes would differ for their employees as well as residents.

The Commission is of the opinion that homes should regulate and communicate clearly in dealing with euthanasia organizations. "Not only relatives and residents, but also employees rely on transparency, what and if it is possible." This uncertainty could be avoided.

Definitions and Information about Regulations in Other Cities

The recommendation, a twelve-page document, contains further explanations of terms around the topic of "euthanasia", information on regulations in other cities, literature as well as an annex on the approach to assisted suicide by a suicide organization.

The Commission for Gerontology works on behalf of the Department of the Interior. It deals with themes such as old-age policy. (Kipa / com / bal / pen)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

SSPX Confronts Gomorrhist Blasphemy in Switzerland: Bishops are Silent

(Fribourg in Üchtland) A group of the SSPX is demonstrating against "Gay Pride" in Swiss Fribourg in a prayer group of the Society of St. Pius X. The SSPX had requested in advance a ban on the depraved spectacle, which was attended by 12,000 people, according to media reports.

Some priests of the Society and a group of young faithful demanded a clear opinion on "Gay Pride" from the Church, as the reported Freiburger Nachrichten. "We want to protect our families and children," and "The Family is in Danger - No to Homo-Foolery" 1 demanded the Catholic prayer group. But they reaped whistles, taunts and insults from the passing aberrosexuals and their supporters.

The Gomorrah tourism, which is drawn to "Gay Pride", showed itself the most in blasphemous mockery against the SSPX group. Members of the group founded in California in 1979, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, aberrosexual men, whose distinctive mark is the costuming as nuns, which shows contempt toward the Catholic Church, joined in a mocking Gloria.

In 2001 the bishop of Sitten, Norbert Brunner, condemned the gomorrhist spectacle as a "diabolical game." Meanwhile the Bishops are silent.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi Bild: Wikicommons

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Swiss Parishes Accused of Illegal Handling of Church-tax Dollars

Edit:  the battle continues in the interesting Diocese of Church against the corruption of the Church-tax system which allows a bloated Old Liberal bureaucracy to oppress the Canton’s Catholics.  It’s an important battle as paying your Church-tax is a matter of Church membership in some parts of Europe.  The local Bishop has already indicated that being designated as a Catholic for tax purposes need not be the same as being a Catholic and that Catholics may opt out of the system if they wish.  Hardly surprising since so much of the official apparatus actually undermines the Church and the Bishop himself.

Schwyz, 04/08/13 (Kipa) Hot heads could be attending the next meeting of the Catholic Canton Swiss Church Council of 26 April. Delegates are confronted with the accusation of breaking laws because some Church congregations have withdrawn funds from Democratic scrutiny. The accusation comes from the former president of the Cantonal Administrative Court, Werner Bruhin. Today he faces the "Legal Department" of the Cantonal Church.

Aerial View of Schwyz  (Image: /)
The Cantonal Church Council has determined that provide various parishes have made "significant contributions" to ecclesiastical foundations, writes Bruhin in the "Annual Report 2012" of the Cantonal Church. The money would not serve the ongoing maintenance of buildings, but inserted in endowment funds. This action by the church council is viewed as "problematic" if not "inadmissible”.

This “Fund” [Fondierung] approach undermines the principle of fiscal sharing. The purpose of which would be lost if communal revenue sharing funds of parishes and thus revenue sharing contributions are marked for "reinvestment" in favor of third parties, in this particular case, for the use of foundations. This “Fund" is contrary to the Budget Law, which advances in specialized lending are allowed only if the assigned revenue expenditure is temporarily covered. It is only permissible means for the ongoing effort to be devoted to the endowments, but not for Funds [Fondierung].

"Chur" tricked?

The Cantonal Constitution abiding by the Cantonal Church and the Church communities, have organized themselves according to democratic principles, Werner Bruhin wrote. If resources are moved to a parish church foundation, “then the parish can no longer have it available." Rather, the Board of Trustees determine the use of funds.

These have also have to “audit the episcopal approval for decisions". This goes beyond the current management, as had been agreed between the Diocese of Chur and the Cantonal Church. Furthermore, is the “the investment of collected tax funds in stock is prohibited,” insists Bruhin.

Church taxpayers are snubbed

The proceeding of the congregations could be met by many Catholics on its head and urge them to leave the Church, warns Bruhin. The tendency of the church exit could be increased, "if only Catholics bound to the Church are loosely related to taxpayers’ money being hoarded in funds over which the parish has no determination.”

According to annual report 2012, Switzerland's Cantonal Church late last year had about 400 less members than at the beginning of the year, although the population has increased slightly in the Canton. On 1 January 2013, the Catholic Church had just over 96,000 members in the Canton of Schwyz.

Bruhin hopes that the leaders of some parishes improve its "understanding of constitutional and democratic process." The Cantonal Church Council hopes that the situation will improve by "cooperation and education" and "a mechanism of sanctions will not have to be employed.”

(Kipa / gs / am)

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Swiss Television Broadcasts a Documentary about the SSPX

(Econe) Télévision Suisse Romande (RTS), the public broadcaster for the French speaking Switzerland broadcast a short documentary about the SSPX on 23 March on their channel RTS.

Founded by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, the SSPX has had no canonical recognition since 1975. One approach initiated, beginning in 2005 by Pope Benedict XVI., which culminated in 2011 to a concrete agreement talks, has led to no result yet. Shortly before his resignation the Pope indicated that he would leave the question of his successor.

Benedict XVI. has offered the Society a canonical recognition by the establishment of a personal prelature. At the same time the Fraternity was given a “Doctrinal Preamble", whose signing was made a condition for the recognition. The Society currently rejects the formula contained therein with which it is to recognize the Second Vatican Council. The response of the Society to the “Doctrinal Preamble" is pending.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Good News! Abbot Werlen Resigns!

Einsiedeln ( Martin Werlen, the controversial Abbot of Einsiedeln will resign at the end of 2013. At that time the Cloister of Einsiedeln will get a new abbot. On twitter, Werlen himself described this as "Good News" In the Catholic Church and also in his own cloister itself Abbot Werlen's tenure was controversial.

Recently, Abbot Werlen was concerned because Swiss gas stations are open from 1 to 5am throughout the night offer their entire inventory and not just "items of daily use". There were significant protests from politicians and the Church. Martin Grichting, the Vicar General of the Diocese of Church said that the political positions of the Abbot: "The Church, especially its leadership, should not engage the Faith in politics. We have the task of preaching the Gospel, and not to get involved in politics." The Abbot did not refrain from critical questions. Last November he accepted to return again for an interview with

For the Cloister itself the departure of the Abbot itself may be a new beginning. Some brothers were not pleased with the media presence of the Abbot, as has learned from Church circles in Switzerland.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Historic Bells Stolen from Swiss Church

Wynau (  In the last week a bell was stolen in Wynau Canton, Bern without a trace.  The police are investigating say media reports, persons unknown.  The evangelical reformed church community is shocked.

The historical bells one which was poured in 1554, the other from the year 1450 were long out of service.  Since the 70s, they were placed on pedestals in front of the church.  This last week both bells disappeared in the night.  An eyewitness had seen men load the bells in a truck and quickly alerted the police.  The perpetrators could not be investigated since then.  It is suspected that this was done by a ordinary metal thieves.

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Related: Swiss Military Prepares for Unrest.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Swiss Pass Minaret Ban

In the beginning of April, the administrative tribunal of the canton of Bern concluded that a minaret is a symbolic structure that does not fit within the communal guidelines. It also put the opposers in the right, and forbade the construction of a 6 meter high minaret on the Islamic Cultural Center of Langenthal, in the canton of Bern.
On April 27, Daniel Kettiger—a lawyer for the Muslim community Xhamia and Langenthalit—specified in his statement that the community had promised to abandon the construction of the minaret if it did not fit within the framework of the local layout and if the judiciary authorities confirmed it.
The committee for the movement “Stopp Minarett Langenthal” cheered the decision of the Islamic community, which had obtained a building permit before the anti-minaret voting in November of 2009. For the committee, it marked the gratification of a six year struggle. In its statement, the committee emphasized the fact that a minaret is an Islamic symbol of political power. (Sources: apic/ats—DICI #259 of 10/08/12)

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Kirchensteuer: The Diocese of Chur Breaks Away!

Edit: Bishop Huonder strikes a tremendous blow against the Liberals in his Diocese as he effectively cuts their means of support.  The official Swiss Church is dominated in its administration by Leftists, and they created many problems for Bishop Huonder's predecessor.

Bishop Huonder is very traditional friendly, often says the Mass of All Ages and is often identified as being a harsh reactionary and is attacked even by his own priests.

He has remained in his position however, and continues to close in on the Old Liberal apparachiks on his Diocese, showing as much magnanimity, intelligence and liberality, by cutting the rotten state church off at its knees.

(  The Swiss national court stated on July 9th:

A person can belong to the body of the Catholic Church without belonging to the state church body of the canton.

This decision was commented on by the press speaker of the Diocese of Church on the 14th of August.

His statement bore the title:  "The real Church does not demand steuer (tax) for membership".

Free Contributions instead of a Forced Tax

The judgement confirmed for Bishop Vitus Huonder the "Chur Model" introduced in 2009 -- explained Gracia.

It offers the possibility to offer free contributions instead of Church-tax as an endowment of solidarity to the Diocese.

If a person decides to leave the State Church, it is not expected of him that he is distancing himself either from his Catholic Faith or the Church:

"Also in these circumstances he will not be threatened with refusal of the Sacraments."

Communion with Christ Instead of Church-steuer

The Diocese complained about the lack of transparency:

"Still many don't know that the Catholic Church as such demands no Kirchensteuer (tax) and that in almost all the other countries are unfamiliar with a system comparable to that of Switzerland."

Worldwide, 95% of all Catholics are free regarding donations and other obligations to support-- without a comparable steuersystem:

"In order to respect this freedom, there may also be no forced imposition between the steuersystem -- on the side of the "national church" or the Church community -- and complete communion with the Catholic Church."

This community isn't bound by a financial system, but on being bound with Jesus Christ.

Canon law actually speaks of material solidarity:  "The manner and means, how this is effected, remains however up to the discretion of the faithful."

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Switzerland: Pontifical High Mass by Embattled Bishop of Chur

Edit: He's been frequently attacked in the press and by his own clergy and those laity in the Diocese who primarily subsist on the tax subsidies offered to them as part of a nationally recognized ecclesiastical body.  Despite this, he perseveres and thrives.

(Birnau)  On Thursday, the 17th of May, on the Feast of the Ascension the Diocesan Bishop of Church, Msgr Vitus Huonder celebrated a Pontifical High Mass in the pilgrimage church Birnau in Bodensee (Baden-Württemberg).   The liturgical service was organized by seminarians of the Society ofo St. Peter from their seminary at Wigratzbad.  The musical program was in the hands of the Collegium Musicum.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Photo:  Priesterruderschaft St. Petrus
Trans: Tancred

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cardinal Koch: SSPX Has to Accept Vatican II

Edit: does this mean that the SSPX will have to give hearty assent to the vague and novel formulations which have no substantial foundation in Church history or doctrine before the 1960s according to Cardinal Koch?

Vienna ( Pope Benedict XVI is dealing with the reconciliation of the Society of St. Pius X as a theologian and one who knows Church history.  "Because he knew that till now every Council had a schism in its wake, it is for him a consideration , in avoiding anything, that he would not want this to repeat where he is responsible": That was quoted from the President of the Vatican Council for Ecumenism, Cardinal Kurt Koch, at a press conference in Vienna on Tuesday.  "Now it falls upon the Society to answer definitively,"  says Koch.  This touches specifically on their position on the Council.

The two answers of November and March which were known to him were considered insufficient: the most recent of the 17th of November is "not known to him."  What is clear, however, is that it won't be enough "if they reject 65 percent of the Council".  The second Vatican Council, which opened 50 years ago and in which the present Pope had functioned as an adviser, forms for the Swiss born President for Unity the great test in ecumenism.  But what is clear after 50 years, "is that the unity needed more time than we thought then".

Today there is an uncertainty over the goal.  Many protestant leaders only want that "all church properties are recognized as Church".  A deeper unity in this case then falls from view.

An important voice, namely the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, is quick to remind that the forms of consensus seeking in important questions of life like peace or environment would not be everything.  Patriarch Bartholomeos is one who seeks after a true unity of the Church.  But he also stresses:  "We need time".  One has "lived through 1,000 years apart".  Many points of divergence are not even theological, rather much more of a historical and cultural type, which never the less don't have easy solutions.

Open Problems in Ecumenical Dialog

In view of the barriers to unity, Cardinal Koch, noted "the Office of the Papacy",  which inn relation to Orthodoxy presents even more problems than with the churches of the Reformation.  Because Orthodoxy has theological arguments against the Papal Office, because it is a jurisdiction without sacramentality. Evangelical theologians and some Catholics like Hans Kung seek on the other hand after a primacy of honor similar to the Anglican Primate.  This is precisely the present breaking test within the Anglican Communion but is also a good example for this, that such a symbolic office functions "only in good weather".

Fundamentally all of the more deeper running steps toward unity need a first gesture of mutual forgiveness and reconciliation, said Cardinal Koch.  One fundamental problem is that most Christians don't see division as a sin and a scandal. In dialog meetings with Orthodox representatives  this is painfully evident that the Orthodox side will not offer small gestures of reconciliation like a kiss of peace because these in Orthodoxy are a precondition for Eucharistic communion.

Considerations of the Reformation with Offers of Reconciliation?

Even the upcoming "Reformation Jubilee" will only bring ecumenical progress, "if it is bound with a mutual recognition of wrongdoing".    As an archetype for reconciliation is Pope John Paul II in the Holy Year of 2,000; "I hope that just that takes place in 2017".

One shouldn't speak then of a 'Jubilee' but of a Reformation Memorial, because we couldn't celebrate a  sin".  It is also known to him that this expression has earned him the description of "anti-ecumenicist".  If, however, 2017 involves this common understanding, then there will be on his side openness to the question, "what greater signs could be set".

Koch went also addressed a widely disseminated falsehood, where Benedict XVI. gives more priority to ecumenism with the Orthodox than the Reform churches.  This is historically false because Joseph Ratzinger has already worked a great deal in Reform theology.

It is also true that Ratzinger had been the one who saved the 1998 Augsburg "Common Declaration on Justification" (1999), a milestone of Ecumenism between Catholics and Lutherans.  The current Pope is since traveled to Regesburg since 1998, where he participated with the assembled Lutheran church worldwide.  The result was approved and highlighted in a document on understanding in the clarity of the  unmistakable and fundamental truth of the teaching on justification.   It was still further stressed that the mutual doctrinal condemnations of the 16th century do not concern today's Church.  In this sense it is pointedly clear that people are justified and saved by grace alone.

Cardinal Koch expressed himself in a press conference also on relations to Judaism, especially on missionary work with the Jews.  Catholic belief is that the bond with the people of Israel is "an important",  at the same time is however "become something new with Jesus" .  How that will happen, is not something easily addressed "in a half minute during a press conference".  Because of this complex interaction the Church looks upon it as an explicit mission to the Jews.  The individual witnesses of Christians to their faith is however a requirement for Evangelism in that which also depends on the belief that the Gospel must be preached to the Jews.

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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Switzerland: Priest Implies Bishop is Child Abuser

A Backhand for the Bishop

The unbridled anger of the former General Vicar of Chur, Canon Andreas Rellstab,  against his Bishop is  still not extinguished.

(  With much protest Canon Andreas Rellstab (46) submitted his resignation as regional General Vicar of the Diocese of Chur.

He joined his dismissal with substantial attacks against Bishop Vitus Huonder of Church and let the anti-Church media complained bitterly.

Since July 2011 the Canon has been the administrator in the 3200 population village of Zizers -- 10 km from Chur.

Additionally he writing his Doctorate in the Old Liberal faculty in the in Swiss Freiburg on the subject of nattering Pastoral Theology.

Confirmation as Pretense

One year after his resignation, Canon Rellstab still can't take the slump in his career.

At the beginning of March he wrote an underhanded piece against his Bishop to the Diocesan Priest's Council.

As a pretense he used Confirmation, in which Bishop Hunder participated on the 19th of February in the Parish he entrusted to Canon Rellstab's tender mercies.

The Pretense 

At Confirmation, it has "recently become known to him, how far the mixing of the different forms of the Roman Rite by the Bishop" has supposedly "already progressed".

As a pretense for his contentions the Canon used the symbolic slap to the cheek which the Bishop uses at confirmation.

The legendary gesture is a symbol of fortification --- similar to the dubbing of a knight. (Knights received a slap to remember their oaths also)

A Liturgical Mosquito

An angry Canon has made a whale out of this Liturgical mosquito.

Since 1973 the slap has neither been prescribed nor is it "still necessary" --- he complained.

He neglected to mention that this use is also not forbidden.

He Implies that His Bishop is a Pedophile

The canon used the pretext to lets his balled fist fly against the Bishop:

"It seems to me that it is very unpleasant, when a strange man holds his hand to a face, while he speaks to me."

He continued dishonestly:  "Additionally I think that the in connection with discussions about assault, it  is a problematic sign when the Bishop touches young men and women on their face."

He finds it "more than just painful".

Still a Hair in the Soup

Without specific information Canon Rellstab additionally accused the Bishop, "of deviating from the Sacramentary which contains the approved rituals" during the "words of institution".

He drew the following conclusions:  "For that reason, everyone can't rely on the Bishop, who himself isn't using the appropriate Sacramentary and using the correct rituals".

So then the Bishop is promoting disunity in the Diocese "and presumably brings a conflict of conscience even in me" --  joked the Canon.

The Bishop Must Conform

Canon Rellstab now hopes that the Priest's Council will get on the war wagon of his recenge campaign.

He leaves no doubt on that whom his pretended conflict of conscience:

"Can I allow the Bishop in my Parish to give confirmation in the future in good conscience?" -- he threatend.

In the Diocese of Church the particular pastor can decide if the Bishop in a community may confirm or not.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

One Third of Seminarians in France are Connected toTradition

Bishop Dominique Rey of Toulon-Frejus
Edit: there was a take by the which fleshed out some of the report on Germany a bit more with a bit more of a positive outlook, considering that Econe is the largest seminary in the German speaking Zone.  Another thing is Messa in Latino's observation that the more the Bishops, even the Liberal ones, use the Traditional priests, the more vocations they get.

At least in France, even the Liberal Bishops have a use for Traditionalists.  In Germany at present, it appears that only the beleaguered Bishop Vitus Huonder is putting his Traditional priests to work.

Here's the translation:

(Paris)  In the academic year 2011/12 710 seminarians are preparing themselves for the priesthood in France.  That is down from the previous year's 732 candidates at about a decline of three percent, since the 2009/10 year already had 756 candidates.

In comparison the number of seminarians since the end of World War II till the end of the Council, were as much as six times as high.  In 1966, the year in which the Pastoral Council ended, France had 4536 seminarians. After the outbreak of the 68 Revolution it was not more than 1297.  In 2005, the year of the election of Pope Benedict XVI., it was 785.  "The decline has stopped , yet so long as there is a spirit in the parish communities unfavorable to vocations with little benevolence for the priesthood, it prevents discovery", says Liturgique Pax.

Lowest Number of Seminarians Since the French Revolution

Of the 710 Diocesan seminarians, there are number 65 foreign students, who are studying in France, the majority of these are studying for their home Diocese.   In the representation, the 60 seminarians from the Community of St. Martin aren't counted, who are all preparing for the ministry in French Diocese. In sum, the number of 710 seminarians is a snap shot of the current situation and corresponds to the lowest number since the French Revolution.  Just to stopping there though only shows half of the truth.  Within the French seminary, a fundamental upheaval taking place.

Development of the Priestly Ordination in the Diocese

96 priests were ordained in 2010 (excepting religious orders).  Initially the Commission report of the Bishops' Conference also allowed for the traditional Ecclesia Dei communities.  A further sign for the normalization and gradual recognition of the communities of Tradition as a secure part of the Church.  The next step will be a more explicit naming and not only a silent submissiveness.

In 2011 there were in France 111 Diocesan priests ordained (2010 was 96, 2009 was 89) .  This is careful to include the Society of St. Martin's  increase of 15 ordinations over the previous year, or an increase of 15.6 percent.  In any case, it can't be read as a general trend.  In 2011 there were merely 77 Deacons ordained,   who are to be ordained priests in the year 2012.

 The Soil from Which Vocations Flower is Damaged -- Yet Improvement is in View

Comparing the newly ordained to the retired clergy,  will put the scale of a "damaged landscape" (Paix Liturgie) in stark view.  There are about 100 newly ordained for the loss of 800 priests in death.  The Community of St. Martin is placed under "new communities" of Tradition next.  The Community celebrates the Liturgy in the ordinary form of the Roman Rite but in Latin, it uses the Gregorian choral,   Thomism and promotes among its seminarians a healthy disposition to the Extraordinary Form of the Mass [Immemorial Rite].  They have experienced an extraordinary blooming.  The Society numbers today  60 seminarians in comparison to the 43 of last year and are receiving ever more pastoral assignments from the Bishops.  There are often requests for priests from the Diocese, even the "progressive" Diocese.  The times of caution, as with the Bishop of Bayeux with a categorical "St. Martin in my Diocese, never!", is past for this Society.

The Little Diocese of Frejus-Toulon and the large Archdiocese of Paris Lead in the Number of Seminarians

Among all French Diocesan Seminaries, two Diocese and a inter-Diocesan seminary stand in the front rank.  If one were to give them a rank, then you'd have to give three first places.   It involves the seminary of the Diocese of Toulon-Frejus and the Archdiocese of Paris.  In both there are more than 70 seminarians preparing themselves.  When one considers that Frejus-Toulon, it is one of the smallest Diocese in France and that the Archdiocese of Paris is so many times larger, makes the extraordinary flowering of the Diocese from the south of France clear.  It is noticeable that the "sensibility" of the Bishops of both Diocese is very different from most seminarians.  The Bishop of Frejus-Toulon is explicitly close to tradition. The number of Parsian seminarians sank under Archbishop Francois Cardinal Marty (1968-1981) to a minimum of 50, experienced under Jean-Marie Cardinal Lustiger (1981-2005) a spike with almost a doubling, which under the reigning Archbishop André Armand Kardinal Vingt-Trois in 2007 back down to 54 and then rose to over 70 seminarians.  In the meantime the priest shortage has become appreciable in Paris, while in the surrounding areas it is positively dramatic.

The Communities of Tradition and Their Development

How does the situation look for Traditional communities?  It will only consider those societies whose status is comparable to that of Diocesan priests.  As with the Diocesan seminaries the Propaedeuticum doesn't get any consideration and only the French are counted in the statistical survey, but not foreign seminarians, who study in France.  Initially it is to be established that these two groups will be classified:  on the one side the official Ecclesia Dei Communities, which are known to be in union with Rome, on the other side is the Society of St. Pius X, whose present status in the Catholic Church is still not clarified.

The Ecclesia Dei Communities have 91 seminarians in France as of 2011, preparing for the priesthood.  Their number is largely stable.  It is a considerable number if one considers how slowly the number of parishes and pastoral assignments entrusted to them by the Bishops  were offered and  thus hindered their development.

The Society numbers 49 French seminarians in 2011.  Their portion has held consistently for years at aabout a third of all the seminarians (15) who are in the Society founded by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.

280 of 710 Seminarians are Connected to Tradition

All together, the communities of Tradition have 140 French seminarians, who are preparing for the priesthood.  That includes exactly the number of seminarians, who are connected to Tradition in the Diocesan seminaries preparing to be priests.

In 2011 the traditional societies had ordained 18 priests all together, seven for the Ecclesia Dei Communities and eleven for the Society of St. Pius X.  In 2010 there were 16 new priests in total, of which 8 were for the Ecclesia Dei Communities and 8 for the Society of St. Pius.

The communities of Tradition in the strict sense consist of a sixth of all French seminarians.  Then if one counts the communities of Tradition with the seminarians connected to tradition, then every third seminarian in France is connected to Tradition.

The total number of Traditionally connected seminarians demonstrate a double positive trend.  They show indeed a slow but steady rate of growth up (2005: 120, 2007:130, 2009: 140, 2010 yet 144)   The tempo corresponds to their increasingly unrestricted use in the Diocese.  What the Community of St. Martin has already itself experienced ,  have the other societies yet to experience.  They will be ignored by the Diocesan Bishops and they are refused entrance in Parishes.  Although in these Communities of young ordained and educated priests are ready for pastoral care, they don't get into action. This continuous ostracism in turn brakes their own growth.  The more the Tradition connected priests are assigned to parishes, the more priestly vocations they are going to get, said Paix Liturgique about the publication of the statistics.

France -- Germany:  Same Repurcussions, Same Reasons

In comparison to facts, that a third of the Seminarians in the westerly neighbors who are bound to tradition know, and who also prepare for the celebration of the Old Rite of the Catholic Church,  the situation is almost like a wasteland.  The reason, which impedes the development of Tradition in France, is just as valid, only much stronger in the German Lands.  The Society of St. Peter, an Ecclesia Dei Community and thus a officially traditional within the Church,  is followed by young, faithful and well educated priests, who are not accepted by the Bishops either in Germany, Austria or Switzerland for pastoral service in parishes.  The entrusting of Father Peter Ramm of the Society of St. Peter by the Bishop of Chur, Msgr Vitus Huonder, with the responsibility for one of the two personal parishes erected by the Bishop of Chur for the purpose of the Old Rite, is a first step to tear down this wall of ostracism.

Text: Paix Liturgique/Giuseppe Nardi
Bild: Diocese de Frejus-Toulon

Monday, January 16, 2012

Swiss Bishop: We Don't Need Reformers, But Saints

Edit: he's trying to reform his Diocese, but the professional Catholics won't let him. He turns to Christ.

He has discovered the Middle of the Council
The Bishop of Chur brings Old Liberal error to the point: "It is my certain conviction that structural debates will never develop a living Church."

( In a new year's greeting in the Old Liberal 'Schweizer Kirchenzeitung"  Bishop Vitus Huonder of Chur, cites Erasmus of Rotterdam († 1536)for Basel's humanists.

Just as princes give their sovereign responsibilities to their deputies and these deputies do the same in turn, so the Bishops yield their duties of prayer to the simple people out of modesty.

These duties were spread further -- till they finally, as in the Carthusian lands, "where all piety is as in the grave."

Then comes the Second Vatican Council -- you might ask if he were serious -- which encourages all Catholics to a "renewed and missionary Christianity".

The Bishop cited the Dogmatic Constitution of the Church "Lumen Gentium".

The Old Liberals desire structures instead of life

It is surprising to Msgr Huonder that since the Council there had been much debate over ecclesiastical structure and classes.

This had contributed to "the Church, in its meaning and determination in the minds of many people to be relegated to the background in favor of human or very often at all-too-human aspects."

The bishop is firmly convinced "that structural debates will never produce a living Church."

The ominous fifth chapter

Msgr Huonder gives an exegesis of the Constitution of the Church, which he understands in a double framework:

- The first chapter speaks of the Church, in which the Trinity opens Itself to men. In the eighth chapter this community finds its personal completion in Mary.

-The second chapter speaks of the people of God. This expression mirrors the seventh chapter in the eschatological character of the Church.

Within this framework the Council mentions in the third, fourth and sixth chapters the ecclesiastical classes: clergy, laity and religious.

Only the fifth chapter has no matching part. For that reason the middle of "Lumen Gentium" is in the middle -- indeed "the middle of the entire Second Vatican Council."

This chapter is concerned with a "general appeal to the holiness in the Church".

All have the same duty

It reads in the lines about the Church in the chapter on "Lumen Gentium":

"The Church exists so that all may belong to the hierarchy or led by her, to be called to holiness."

Therefore the Second Vatican Council is an answer to the temptation, to pass by the quest for perfection.

Bishop Huonder's take:

"So I am convinced that the heart of the mission of the Second Vatican Council also in our present situation a medicine for some suffering, within and for the Church, as indeed it is articulated again and again."

He wants the Church -- with a quote from John Paul II -- not of reformers, but of saints.
Link to original...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tear Gas and Water Canons at March For Life in Zurich

Edit: Look at all the Anarchists who showed up for this. This is their speed. It's really too bad there weren't an equally sizable detachment of Swiss Jaegers nearby to clean up the mess while the police looked away.

Even in Switzerland the hooligans want to attack the „Marsch für´s Läbe“ [March for Life] with violence.  Only police units allowed for the demonstration to take place.

Zürich ( Over 1,000 Christians (according to the police it was 1,500 persons) from various churches marched in Zurich's Helvetiaplatz despite threats from autonomous-left cells.  Already int he beginning of the event, hooligans began with their pipes and hooping in concert.  There the professional sound system couldn't even  overpower it on the Helvetianplatz.  Clearly, they were decided to assault the demonstration with violence.  Only decisive and powerful units of the Zurich police could prevent, that the demonstration, in which many children, youth and seniors were participating, the descent to chaos.

The organizers thanked the police at the same time publicly, for their fantastic assistance.  That the costly deployment of dozens of policemen in full gear were necessary, the Pro-lifers found regrettable.  An event which calls for the unlimited defense of life, should not be put on the taxpayer for the cost of police vehicles, water canons and tear gas.  Actually, the guilt for these precautions aren't born by the organizers of the pro-life event, rather the radical anarchists and egoistic partygoers, who have often proven themselves prepared to do violence in the last days. The Pro-Lifers want to march again in the coming year on the 10th year of the time limit to march again.The "Marsch für s’Läbe" 2011 has motivated them to fight in other ways that people in Switzerland have an unlimited right to life from their mother's wombs to their natural grave!

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