Thursday, May 10, 2012

SSPX bishops against deal with Rome

Lefebvrians: The internal battle - Vatican Insider:

Following the exchange of letters addressed to the leaders of the Society of St. Pius X in recent weeks, three bishops have expressed their opposition to the agreement

A website has reported on the letters exchanged a month ago between bishops Tissier de Mallerays, Alfonso de Gallareta, Richard Williamson and the leader of the Society of St. Pius X, Bernard Fellay. The letter which the three bishops sent Fellay on 7 April contains a final appeal asking the superior not to sign the doctrinal preamble or accept the agreement proposed by the Holy See. As readers will recall, the agreement aims to assign the Lefebvrians a personal prelature.

The three bishops wrote against Fellay: “Doctrinal discussions have proven that it is impossible for an agreement to be reached with Rome at the moment” because “after the Second Vatican Council the Church’s official authorities separated themselves from the Catholic truth and now they seem determined, as before, to remain faithful to conciliar doctrine and practice.” Tissier, de Gallareta and Williamson recall that during a conference a few months before dying, Mgr. Lefebvre said the problem is not with single errors on individual conciliar documents, but the complete perversion of the spirit, of an entirely new philosophy based on subjectivism.”

Iran issues death-fatwa against German rapper


His anti-Islamic texts make the Cologne rapper Najafi the target of radical Muslims. Celebrated during his youth in Tehran as "Iran's Eminem" , the Grand Ayatollah Safi Golpajegani wants him silenced. He has called on his followers to "send to Najafi to hell".  

Screenshot of the website by Shahin Najafi

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Screenshot of the website by Shahin Najafi

Najafi is a 31 year old rapper who lives in Cologne. Seven years ago, he left his native Iran. Shahin Najafi is a political rapper, a provocateur. His latest song is about nose surgery, silicone breasts and bondage, and - as he says- also faith. With verve Najafi in the song "Imam Naghi"makes fun of the tenth of the twelve Imams, who are revered by Shiite Muslims.

In the opinion of the Grand Ayatollah Ali Safi Golpayegani this went too far. The 92-year-old cleric declared that anyone who insulted the Iman was a blasphemer. The news agency Fars reported that the Grand Ayatollah had interpreted the song about Imam Naghi as blasphemy and therefore declared Najafi worthy of death. This apparent death decree calls on all those Muslims, who feel bound by the spiritual authority of the now 92-year-old grand ayatollah, to kill the rapper.