Cardinal Schönborn also throws priest under bus...
Archdiocese confirms homosexual parish council member
The 26-year-old who lives in a registered homosexual partnership, may now belong to a parish council in the Weinviertel [region].The Archdiocese of Vienna confirmed on Friday the election of a 26-year-old homosexual council member in the Mayrhofen municipality of the Weinviertel [region, north of Vienna]. The case had triggered a heated debate. Florian Stangl, who lives in a registered partnership, had been elected in mid-March, and, although chosen by a large majority of the population,had been rejected by the local priest because of his way of life. The diocese has specifically approved the first such case. Cardinal Christoph Schönborn also met Stangl and his partner.
Press Statement by Archbishop Christoph Cardinal Schönborn on the problems of the parish council elections in Mayrhofen
I thank all the people who have put forth their candidacy in the parish council elections, they are the church and faith is a big concern [for them]. They witness the vitality of the Church. In their diversity, they reflect the diversity of today's way of life and faith. ...In the personal conversation I had with Mr. Stangl, I was impressed with his pious attitude, his humility and his firm willingness to serve. ...
Well, there you go Poodle - another WTF moment for the books. So Cardinal Wuerl is not the only one doin' the dirty dirty ...
"Do as they say, not as they do."
UPDATE: There are new developments in the case. Rorate Caeli has posted the text here.
Many thanks to Rorate Caeli for the text.
Update: 4/2/12 - Cardinal permits married man in homosexual partnership to serve on parish council.