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Cathcon translation of Busek attackiert Kardinal Schönborn - Politik - Österreich / oe24.at


Busek attacks Cardinal Schönborn Vienna, 17 January 2008

So far, the Catholic Church has not expressed an opinion about the speech of the FPÖ politician Winter. Now the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) Chief Busek attacks Cardinal Schönborn.

The former Austrian Vice-Chancellor and chairman Erhard Busek has heavily criticized the silence of the Catholic Church after the speech of the Graz FPÖ politician, Susanne Winter. She had massively attacked Islam and its founder .

Busek told OE24: "The Church should speak out clearly."

The interview with OE24:

The State Prosecutor is investigating Graz FPÖ politician, Susanne winter:

How do you assess the statements of Dr Winter?

Erhard Busek: I think it is a disaster, to introduce European and global issues within the framework of the election campaign in Graz in this manner. That is the most promitive populism, which does not fit in the framework of democracy.

Where is an outcry from the churches? I expect of the Christian churches a public response: a statement for greater understanding, not only for greater tolerance. Susanne Winter shows that she is incredibly primitive.

Are you satisfied with the initial reaction of the political parties?
No. Of the political parties, I expect more. But I expect a real outcry and criticism from religious communities, of believing people with convictions. This should not be avoided.
Busek in another article said that the Cardinal should "give Winter a spiritual clout around the ears".
A threatening video has being doing the rounds on the internet- Dr Winter, you have made a massive mistake.

1 comment:

Charles El Mexicano said...

If the good Cardinal responded with this, do you think the Modern State of Homosexual Europe would listen?

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YOU can not but know that we live in a period of chastisement and ruin; the enemy of mankind has caused the breath of corruption to fly over all regions; we behold nothing but unpunished wickedness. The laws of men or the laws of religion have no longer sufficient power to check depravity of manners and the triumph of the wicked. The demon of heresy has taken possession of the chair of truth, and God has sent forth His malediction upon His sanctuary.

Oh, ye who listen to me, hasten then to appease the anger of Heaven, but no longer implore His goodness by vain complaints; clothe not yourselves in sackcloth, but cover yourselves with your impenetrable bucklers; the din of arms, the dangers, the labors, the fatigues of war are the penances that God now imposes upon you. Hasten then to expiate your sins by victories over the infidels, and let the deliverance of holy places be the reward of your repentance.

If it were announced to you that the enemy had invaded your cities, your castles, your lands; had ravished your wives and your daughters, and profaned your temples—which among you would not fly to arms? Well, then, all these calamities, and calamities still greater, have fallen upon your brethren, upon the family of Jesus Christ, which is yours. Why do you hesitate to repair so many evils—to revenge so many outrages? Will you allow the infidels to contemplate in peace the ravages they have committed on Christian people? Remember that their triumph will be a subject for grief to all ages and an eternal opprobrium upon the generation that has endured it. Yes, the living God has charged me to announce to you that He will punish them who shall not have defended Him against His enemies.

Fly then to arms; let a holy rage animate you in the fight, and let the Christian world resound with these words of the prophet, “Cursed be he who does not stain his sword with blood!” If the Lord calls you to the defense of His heritage think not that His hand has lost its power. Could He not send twelve legions of angels or breathe one word and all His enemies would crumble away into dust? But God has considered the sons of men, to open for them the road to His mercy. His goodness has caused to dawn for you a day of safety by calling on you to avenge His glory and His name.

Christian warriors, He who gave His life for you, to-day demands yours in return. These are combats worthy of you, combats in which it is glorious to conquer and advantageous to die. Illustrious knights, generous defenders of the Cross, remember the example of your fathers who conquered Jerusalem, and whose names are inscribed in Heaven; abandon then the things that perish, to gather unfading palms, and conquer a Kingdom which has no end."

--Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1090–1153)

(Oration given about 1145)