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Sunday, May 03, 2009

Cathcon announcment

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I have cancelled my plans to retire to the City of Linz. I have no intention of dying gazing at a people's altar however beautiful the Church on which it has been imposed.

Plans subject to change but not before an Apostolic Visitation, a change of bishop and regional governor and the Episcopal Consecration of Bishop Wagner!

The news will be greeted with relief in some quarters in Linz but they should read the writing on the wall.

Liturgical monstrosity in the most beautiful (traditional) Church in the world

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The Minoriten Church in Linz, which is staffed by the FSSP, is now the less than proud owner of a people's altar. The Church herself is owned by the Regional Government, whose head an allegedly Christian Democratic politician and former religious studies teacher actively campaigned against the appointment of Father Wagner as Auxilliary Bishop, which is why the FSSP were able to come there in the first instance. He once told Cathcon "This is my church".


Up to now there has been an unbroken tradition of the Latin Mass in this Church, but Cathcon has been told that normally this altar will be set to one side in a niche, unless it is a Mass being given for a formal occasion, under the sponsorship of the Regional Government. For instance, the Knights of Malta have a new Mass in Latin every year- it remains to be seen whether they will be traditional enough to turn their backs on this new altar and towards God. But there are others who will clearly use this altar and break a glorious post-conciliar tradition.


The Kirchenzeitung says that it is to meet the requirements of the Vatican Council- they clearly have not read Michael Davies or even if they did, did not understand him.


The presumpteous installation of this altar has finally convinced Cathcon that the liberals will not go down without a fight. Let they who have no stomach for this fight depart.


Apostolic Visitation now! Justice and Episcopal rank for Father Wagner !

Head of Council of German Jews expects clear words on Williamson from the Pope

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from Ad-Hoc News

Knobloch expects from the Pope clear words on Williamson

President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Charlotte Knobloch, expects from Pope Benedict XVI during his visit Israel a clear message on the holocaust denier and traditionalist Bishop Richard Williamson.

"I assume that the Pope will make a statement during his visit to Israel," Knobloch said to the news agency Reuters in Munich. Benedict XVI during his visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, "especially when he is in the children's pavilion should worry about a Williamson and a Society of St Pius X». The Pope visits Jordan and Israel between 8 and 15 May.

Knobloch also again criticized the dealings of the Vatican with the British SSPX Bishop. Williamson had been give a period of 21 days to withdraw his Holocaust denial. "These 21 days are long gone. A similar statement by Mr. Williamson, which the Vatican will also have to publish, is not in front of me, "she said.

For the Jewish world it was the case that Williamson was still not "again completely off the table," said Knobloch. She feels as a still greater discrimination the re-introduced Good Friday bidding prayer of the Tridentine liturgy for the "enlightenment" of the Jews, Knobloch said, stressing: "This Tridentine Good Friday bidding prayer is something that will remain incomprehensible to me."

About the development of the Church under Pope Benedict XVI, Knobloch was totally baffled. In the Catholic-Jewish relationship something had been broken. This must be rebuilt. "We must get back together and keep in mind the importance of a dialogue between Christianity and Judaism," she said.

Cardinal Kasper: Church teaching has prepared the foundations for anti-semitism

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Kardinal Kasper: Kirchenlehre hat Boden für Antisemitismus bereitet News Adhoc

The German Curial Cardinal Walter Kasper has conceded that the centuries of anti-judaism in the Catholic Church was ther breeding ground for anti-Semitism of the 20th Century. The question: "Is Jesus the Messiah?" was for Jews and Christians the foundation of their identity, Kasper said to the news magazine "Focus", according to a preliminary report. But from this it is not necessary to make a conflict.

"We should recognize the difference in others," said Kasper. It was clear that for a devout Catholic anti-Semitism constitutes a sin.

Kasper said the trip by Pope Benedict XVI to the Holy Land to serves the purpose, inter alia, to improve the living conditions of the Christian Palestinians. "Many young Arabs do not have equal opportunities to be accepted in society, although they have a better education than they used to have," said Kasper. Also, the mass emigration of Arab Christians to Europe or America causes him concern. "We want on our pilgrimages not only to see dead stones," said the cardinal, who is responsible for the dialogue between Jews and Christians is responsible. The Vatican was clearly for a two-state solution in the Holy Land.

Bishop reverses another church closing:

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St. Ignatius stays open