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Thursday, July 19, 2012

When the Pope met the witch doctors

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I am trying to find out when and where- does anyone know?

New charges to be brought against Bishop Williamson

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Holocaust-Leugnung - Neuer Strafbefehl gegen Bischof Williamson beantragt - Bayern - sueddeutsche.de

Holocaust denier Richard Williamson was convicted of racial hatred - but for technical legal reasons, the judgment was dismissed. Now, the prosecution again is seeking the indictment of the traditionalist bishop.


Against the Holocaust denier Richard Williamson , a new penalty for racial hatred has been applied for. The request of the prosecutor in Regensburg was already made on 11 July at the local district court according to a spokesman for the prosecutor on Thursday.

Against Bishop Richard Williamson, a new penalty has been sought for race hatred. )
The traditionalist British Bishop Williamson in November 2008 on a Swedish television interview challenged the existence of gas chambers during the Nazi era. Because of the incident, Williamson was in April 2011 convincted in the District Court of the Second Instance of Regensburg of incitement with a fine of 6500 €. The judge's decision was, however, in an appeal hearing by the Higher Regional Court (OLG) in Nuremberg dismissed for formal legal reasons.

The Judges of the Court of Appeal had then complained that the charges against the bishop of the ultra-conservative SSPX were not sufficiently described in the prosecution dossier. However, the Court of Appeal had no doubt about the criminality of Williamson's statements. The provisions of the Higher Regional Court have been taken into account when drafting the now re-submitted application for a sentence, said the spokesman for the prosecutors in Regensburg, Wolfhard Meindl.

The district court of Regensburg confirmed on Thursday the receipt of the application for a sentence. A decision is expected in the coming weeks, said a spokesman for the court.

Williamson had said in the television interview, among other things: "I believe there were no gas chambers." He continued: "I do not think that six million Jews in Germany were gassed. " The interview with the Swedish station was recorderd on the sidelines of a priestly ordination of the SSPX in Zaitzkofen. It was shown on Swedish television and subsequently published on the Internet.

In the first case against Williamson, the question was largely of whether the bishop was expected to know that his offensive statements would be disseminated in the Federal Republic of statements via the Internet and thus would be seen in Germany.

Right wing political party denies responsibility for blasphemous poster

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Voorstelling Lam Gods misbruikt op valse poster Vlaams Belang - Kerknieuws - Kerk & Religie

Since Wednesday posters from the political party Vlaams Belang (Flemish movement) in Belgium have emerged bearing the image of "the Lamb of God." The scene, painted by the brothers Van Eyck in the fifteenth century, hangs in the St. Bavo Cathedral in Ghent. According to the church, copyright has been infringed.

The poster is a paste and cut made ​​from the large polyptych by Jan and Hubert van Eyck. The white lamb has been made black. At the top and bottom of poster, an old Vlaams Belang slogan can be read, "Keep away from our country! Asylum Swindlers, criminal aliens, illegal immigrants, radical Islam, immigration profiteers ".

The posters were discovered Wednesday morning in places like Antwerp, Ghent and Ekeren according to ​​the local media Der Staandard and Knack.

The poster does not come from the Vlaams Belang. It is not yet known who the publisher of the false PR material. Leader Filip Dewinter of the Flemish party claims to have no idea who the creator of the posters can be. He assumes that the initiator wants to take lead the party on. According to him, people like "asylum cheats" illustrated by the poster as black sheep are unfairly maligned. Vlaams Belang is making a legal complaint because the party is otherwise likely to be fined for nuisance.


The Saint Bavo Cathedral has indignantly responded to the abuse of the picture by Van Eyck. A spokesman speaks of an insult to the Catholic community. To display the image, the user must also have asked for consent from the digital image bank for Flemish heritage, Luke.   That has not happened.


The original- first the detail and then the whole


A 'Nobel Prize' for theology to be presented in October

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A 'Nobel Prize' for theology during the Synod of Bishops

"The presentation of the “Ratzinger Prize”, in its second year,  will take place on Saturday morning, 20 October, in the context of the upcoming Synodal Assembly. The Pope himself will give the prize to two academics. “On that day, the Joseph Ratzinger – Benedict XVI – Vatican Foundation”, Mons. Giuseppe Antonio Scotti, its President, explains, “wishes to say its 'thank you' in a simple and practical way to those who in the darkness of our times spare no efforts to make the splendour of the truth shine out, in deep communion with the Holy Father”."

Cathcon- as long as they don't present it to the new head of the CDF

Initial Vatican response to SSPX

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Vatican Radio - Holy See: Concerning the Declaration of the General Chapter of the SSPX:

" On Thursday, Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi issued the following statement:

The recently concluded General Chapter of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X has addressed a Declaration regarding the possibility of a canonical normalization in the relationship of the Fraternity and the Holy See. While it has been made public, the Declaration remains primarily an internal document for study and discussion among the members of the Fraternity.

The Holy See has taken note of this Declaration, but awaits the forthcoming official Communication of the Priestly Fraternity as their dialogue with the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” continues. "

SSPX issues communique after General Chapter- no, not now, yes but not yet

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At the conclusion of the General Chapter of the Society of St. Pius X, gathered together at the tomb of its venerated founder, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, and united with its Superior General, the participants, bishops, superiors, and most senior members of the Society elevate to Heaven our heartfelt thanksgiving, grateful for the 42 years of marvelous Divine protection over our work, amidst a Church in crisis and a world which distances itself farther from God and His law with each passing day.

We wish to express our gratitude to each and every member of our Society: priests, brothers, sisters, third order members; to the religious communities close to us and also to our dear faithful, for their constant dedication and for their fervent prayers on the occasion of this Chapter, marked by frank exchanges of views and by a very fruitful common work. Every sacrifice and pain accepted with generosity has contributed to overcome the difficulties which the Society has encountered in recent times. We have recovered our profound unity in its essential mission: to preserve and defend the Catholic Faith, to form good priests, and to strive towards the restoration of Christendom.We have determined and approved the necessary conditions for an eventual canonical normalization. We have decided that, in that case, an extraordinary Chapter with deliberative vote will be convened beforehand.

We must never forget that the sanctification of the souls always starts within ourselves. It is the fruit of a faith which becomes vivifying and operating by the work of charity, according to the words of St. Paul: “For we can do nothing against the truth: but for the truth” (cf. II Cor., XIII, 8), and “as Christ also loved the church and delivered himself up for it… that it should be holy and without blemish” (cf. Eph. V, 25 s.).

The Chapter believes that the paramount duty of the Society, in the service which it intends to offer to the Church, is to continue, with God’s help, to profess the Catholic Faith in all its purity and integrity, with a determination matching the intensity of the constant attacks to which this very Faith is subjected nowadays.

For this reason it seems opportune that we reaffirm our faith in the Roman Catholic Church, the unique Church founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ, outside of which there is no salvation nor possibility to find the means leading to salvation; our faith in its monarchical constitution, desired by Our Lord himself, by which the supreme power of government over the universal Church belongs only to the Pope, Vicar of Christ on earth; our faith in the universal Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Creator of both the natural and the supernatural orders, to Whom every man and every society must submit.

The Society continues to uphold the declarations and the teachings of the constant Magisterium of the Church in regard to all the novelties of the Second Vatican Council which remain tainted with errors, and also in regard to the reforms issued from it. We find our sure guide in this uninterrupted Magisterium which, by its teaching authority, transmits the revealed Deposit of Faith in perfect harmony with the truths that the entire Church has professed, always and everywhere.

The Society finds its guide as well in the constant Tradition of the Church, which transmits and will transmit until the end of times the teachings required to preserve the Faith and the salvation of souls, while waiting for the day when an open and serious debate will be possible which may allow the return to Tradition of the ecclesiastical authorities.

We wish to unite ourselves to the others Christians persecuted in different countries of the world who are now suffering for the Catholic Faith, some even to the extent of martyrdom. Their blood, shed in union with the Victim of our altars, is the pledge for a true renewal of the Church in capite et membris, according to the old saying sanguis martyrum semen christianorum.

“Finally, we turn our eyes to the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is also jealous of the privileges of her Divine Son, jealous of His glory, of His Kingdom on earth as in Heaven. How often has she intervened for the defense, even the armed defense, of Christendom against the enemies of the Kingdom of Our Lord! We entreat her to intervene today to chase the enemies out from inside the Church who are trying to destroy it more radically than its enemies from outside. May she deign to keep in the integrity of the Faith, in the love of the Church, in devotion to the Successor of Peter, all the members of the Society of St. Pius X and all the priests and faithful who labor alongside the Society, in order that she may both keep us from schism and preserve us from heresy.

“May St. Michael the Archangel inspire us with his zeal for the glory of God and with his strength to fight the devil.

“May St. Pius X share with us a part of his wisdom, of his learning, of his sanctity, to discern the true from the false and the good from the evil in these times of confusion and lies.” (Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre; Albano, October 19, 1983). Given at Ecône, on the 14th of July of the Year of the Lord 2012.