See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Sunday, April 01, 2012

His Most Illustrious and Reverend Eminence Christoph Maria Michael Hugo Damian Peter Adalbert (Graf von) Schönborn, OP




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.

17 comments:

  1. Yes, and if I'm not mistaken his eminence is considered "Papabile" like Martini....

    DIABOLICAL DISORIENTATION as Sister Lucia dos Santos of Fatima called it.

    "The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, and bishops against other bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their Confreres. The Church and altars will be vandalized. The Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord."

    OUR LADY OF AKITA

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  2. Labels: another WTF moment, aryan man's man, cappa cabana, Give it a whirl, I give up, make mine ermine, men in red, pastoral care of active homosexuals, princesses of the Church

    Terry: LOL. Thanks. I sure do the need the spoonful of sugar to ehlp the medicine go down. Well, looks like Fr. Hardon was right: "ordinary catholics will not survive. Ordinary priest and Bishops will not survive".

    "They witness the vitality of the Church", huh. They do ? Really? A lot of people think Randy Engel is nuts but more and more I think her conceptualization of what she refers to as the "homosexual colonization of the Church" is for real. Statements like this can't happen unless there is an army of priests and Bishops who share his views. Anyone who thinks Satan's pursuit of priests is pious hyperbole one has to read this story or read any Catholic blog. A day does not go by without another priest spitting in the face of Christ.

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  3. Labels: another WTF moment, Aryan man's man, cappa cabana, Give it a whirl, I give up, make mine ermine, men in red, pastoral care of active homosexuals, princesses of the Church

    Terry: LOL. Thanks. I sure do need the spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down. Well, looks like Fr. Hardon was right: "ordinary Catholics will not survive. Ordinary priests and Bishops will not survive".

    "They witness the vitality of the Church", huh. They do? Really? A lot of people think Randy Engel is nuts but more and more I think her conceptualization of what she refers to as the "homosexual colonization of the Church" is for real. Statements like this can't happen unless there is an army of priests and Bishops who share his views. Anyone who thinks Satan's pursuit of priests is pious hyperbole has only to read this story or read any Catholic blog. Not a day does not go by without another priest spitting in the face of Christ.

    Terry: Sorry for the typos in the first comment. You can delete first posting ;)

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  4. Maria,
    You are absolutely right. Father Hardon was correct. Ordinary Catholics will not survive these present times. Unfortunately, the situation is such that "ordinary" Catholics make up the great majority.

    It's refreshing that you don't have your head in the sand or simply look the other way and trust they (the bishops) must know what their doing.

    Wasn't it Bishop Sheen who said words to the effect that only the laity can save the Church?

    The Church is beginning her own passion and crucifixion.

    My pastor mentioned this morning that there is rumour of the Holy Father's resignation. I pray for all our sake that this is simply that a rumour. His chilling quote at the beginning of his pontificate is all to ominous, ""Pray for me that I may not flee for fear of the wolves."

    He looked weary this morning as I watched him during the Palm Sunday procession before Mass in St Peter's. I'm certain that the trip to Mexico and Cuba took a lot out of him.

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  5. Terry--Peter Damian? Really? lol

    "Pray for me that I may not flee for fear of the wolves."

    Oh, Servus, let us pray for all of them, and pray too, that we all persevere. The Church seems on her knees.

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  6. Anonymous1:55 PM

    I give up, too. This is all too much for me. The smoke of satan, indeed.

    The Holy Father won't resign, no matter how much stuff like this beats him down. The rumor of his resignation doesn't concern me. However, he's not young anymore,so I'm certain it's harder and harder for him to do what he must do. His burden is heavy and would be heavy for a man half his age.

    - Kathy

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  7. "The Church is beginning her own passion and crucifixion. "

    Beginning?

    I'm not putting my head in the sand and assuming the bishops know what they are doing, but why do the laity think that a situation where the laity automatically look upon everything bishops and cardinals, even the pope for some) say and do as suspect is not EXACTLY what Satan wants as well?

    I admit that there are so many that cannot be trusted, but unfortunately this also has the effect of sowing division among Catholics who ARE orthodox and who ARE faithful - little disagreements over theology become a hunt for heretics and a labeling of good people as "liberals", and yes, I will admit, labeling of others as closet sedevacantists (by myself). (and anyone who imagines there was ever theological unity is insane). Anything one finds disagreeable is automatically outside the pale (in the case listed here, obviously this stuff is so far beyond Catholic teaching it's not even on the radar).

    But that was Mark Shea's point the other day - REAL and legitimate fear has caused Catholics to view each other in camps and view each other with suspicion.

    And a time where many bishops and cardinals, even a majority of them, were NOT bought and paid for by the Zeitgeist is not unique. Why did only one bishop side with the Church when England went into schism? How many heresies swallowed whole diocese in the ancient world? How many bishops were fat, happy, men of the world? The position of cardinal almost seems designed to have been a high position given to the sons of kings and other princes.

    As far as the holy father resigning, I hate rumors. But the man will not live forever. We should pray for Him and His successor, but so far the Lord has given us excellent and holy leaders through this long crisis - we should trust Him, too. Just imagine the damage done if it hadn't been for John Paul II or Benedict XVI (the ones I remember), and even good Pope Paul VI, so hated and despised among some.

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  8. Fr. Richard7:03 PM

    The illustrious Cardinal from some noble house in Austria has been shaky for years- this should come as no great surprise. It only is because he was the general editor of the Catechism of the Catholic Church that those of us who try to be orthodox are scandalized by his weak witness to the Faith and in this case a counter witness- but remember Cd. Ratzinger-now Pope Benedict and JPII ultimately were in charge. Once he became a bishop he started to back off some things-in fact at one point both Pope Benedict and Pope JPII had to call him and the other Austrian bishops to the Vatican for a meeting concerning the liberal nonsense that goes on from top to bottom in the Austrian Church, e.g. divorced and remarried people, without an annulment, receiving Holy Communion, rebellion on all levels concerning the Church's teaching on sexual morality, etc. He is not all bad- considering the insane Church he is dealing with- BUT he is not doing a whole lot to change things and now this pastor is thrown under the bus concerning the parish council. It strikes me as a lack of the gift of fortitude which Fr. Reginald Garrigou La-Grange says is so key to being a good shepherd in his great book the Priest in Union with Christ.

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  9. Thanks, Fr. Richard.

    It's weird to think that in the topsy-turvy world that is the Church in the German-speaking world, Cardinal Schönborn is considered an arch-conservative.

    The scandal of the American Church is nothing compared to what happens in your average Austrian or German parish. And that's not meant to play down any real abuses here, just calling attention to a fact.

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  10. To think that some still consider him papabile and a candidate to head the CDF after +Levada.

    Methinks God is permitting this public display in case anyone had any question in their mind about the inappropriateness of such a selection.

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  11. Here's an updated post by Rorate. I need a translation of the translation. There is so much patronizing in the statement that I can't tell if the guy is being allowed on the parish council or is being told very nicely that he cannot serve. I think it's the former.

    http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2012/04/full-statement-by-cardinal-of-vienna.html

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  12. Thanks Fr. Richard.

    Diane - thanks for the link to the update - I noted it in the post.

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  13. Not to add salt to our wounds, if you check our Bishop Gomez, he had high praise for the Religious Ed Conference in LA. I have been singing that song "Another One Bites the Dust" all day.

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  14. You know I remember in the late 1970s when I voiced my interest in a priestly vocation to my pastor the first response was: well, there aren't a lot of good seminaries. Let me contact THIS bishop or THAT bishop etc or THIS priest or THAT priest known for their orthodoxy.

    How did we arrive at this point? How do such people get named bishops? were/are there so few with a clear sensus catholicus that we just get what we get?

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  15. Servus - random question:

    Why "Servus Mariaen numquam peribit" and not "Servus Mariae numquam peribit"? where's the "n" come from? Who is thus line attributed to?

    Für deine Berufung werd' ich morgen beten, mein Freund.

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  16. it comes from the Schoenstatt image of the Mother Thrice Admirable

    http://s482.photobucket.com/albums/rr185/sh4d0w5erge12/Schoenstatt%20Shrine%20in%20San%20Antonio/?action=view&current=IMG_0043.jpg&currenttag=Scheonstatt+Shrine+San+Antonio

    vielen dank fuer dein Gebet Vergelt's Gott!

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  17. I know German too, mein schatze!

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