Showing posts with label Salzburg. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Salzburg. Show all posts

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Archbishop of Salzburg: "The Priesthood Should Remain Linked to Celibacy"

Salzburg's Archbishop Lackner comments on kath.net after discussing statements in the "local papers"

Salzburg (kath.net) The Archdiocese of Salzburg has discussions about the statements of Archbishop Franz Lackner according to statements in the "local papers". They quote the archbishop as follows: "If Jesus came into the world today, I would say to him, "Take the women to the priesthood." But there is also an injustice on the other side: celibacy. So a priest must live without woman." kath.net asked Archbishop Lackner what these statements meant.

Lackner explains to kath.net: "As part of a conversation on the sidelines of the presentation of the 'Reputation Study', I was once again addressed about the question of women's ordination and I made those statements in order to emphasize the basic Catholic theological conception as I said in this interview, that the Church is an organic whole, like a tree that has been growing for a long time, and that the tree can not be changed in its basic structure, the main roots, the trunk, and the main branches This is also the case in theology: there is a basic structure, such as the sacraments and the dogmas of the church, which is not - and certainly not arbitrarily - changeable." 

The Salzburg Archbishop then recalls that in the context of the priesthood, the Church looks back on Jesus Christ and a "long time of growth" under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.  Lackner then goes on to explain: "The sacramental priesthood is part of the Catholic identity." In ecclesiastical doctrine one knows the wise distinction of the potentia Dei absoluta and the potentia Dei ordinata, that is, the absolute salvific will of God and the actual salvific will of God. God does not exclude a priori that God originally chose another way of healing, and in this context, I have made a conditional statement, "If Jesus came into the world today, I would say to him, 'Take the women to the priesthood.'" In the sense of an absolute salvific will of God, this statement is not heretical, it is highly speculative and I admit that it is striking, but in this connection one thing is always clear: God can do it, we can not, but our task is in the sense of the potentia Dei ordinata to listen to how God spoke and how to speak through the history of salvation - which I firmly believe is spiritually guided - understood and also established as the teaching of the Church." 

The topic of celibacy is also very important to the Salzburg Archbishop: "I understand that a world based on equality (every distinction is a discrimination) makes it hard to understand why women can not reach the priesthood. I want to seize on this understanding, that's why I mean, but not just because the priesthood should be linked to celibacy, the priesthood must be "deficient" as it were "to compensate." The priest has to be lacking because of his path of sanctification. I have repeatedly defended the priesthood, as the Catholic Church has determined, both out of personal conviction and fidelity to the teachings of the Church, but I also seek to argue in a differentiated way in today's world." 

Photo: (c) Archdiocese of Salzburg


Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

For Salzburg's Archbishop, Christ was Not High Priest, But "A Layman"?

(Vienna) On the occasion of the re-division of the diocesan boundaries in Tirol 50 years ago, the ORF invited the bishops of the old county of Tyrol to "talk." 50 years before 1964, the Catholic Church drew  boundaries as a consequence of the    the end of World War to  divide  the former Austrian crown land at the Inn and Etsch valleys. Archbishop Lackner made Jesus a layman in the  question of the shortage of priests.
In 1964, the diocesan borders were adapted to the new international boundaries and administrative units. From the remaining portion of the Diocese of Brixen in Austria was the new diocese of Innsbruck. The old Diocese of Brixen was  extended from the so-called German share of the diocese of Trent and renamed the Diocese of Bozen-Brixen. The reduced diocese of Trent was elevated to an archdiocese. The Bishopric of Trent and the Diocese of Bolzano-Bressanone [Bozen-Brixen] have been subject since 1921 directly to the Pope. Trent has no suffragan dioceses and Bolzano-Bressanone belongs to  a Metropolitan Province. The new diocese of Innsbruck, however, is suffragan of Salzburg, as was the Diocese of Brixen since 798.

Bishop Discussion: 50 years of Diocesan Separation in Tirol

In the ORF regional studios in Tirol, the archbishops Franz Lackner (Salzburg) and Luigi Bressan (Trent) and Bishops Ivo Muser (Bolzano-Bressanone) and Manfred Scheuer (Innsbruck), met to look back at the past 50 years and attempt an outlook for the future.
"We are in a situation of massive radical change and transition and there arises the question: who puts his life, even his profession in the service of God and man? (...) We need pastors, priests, religious, religion teachers, pastoral assistance,"  said the Bishop Manfred Scheuer of Innsbruck, reigning since 2003  and pleaded for an "option for the youth."
"The gospel is and remains unrivaled  back then and now," said the Bishop of Brixen, Ivo Muser, reigning in his diocese since 2001. "Faith should not be imposed but must be made alive visible."
"Everyone is called to be  Church and participate in the pastoral care" said Bishop Muser to Orf again: "For all the importance of the priestly ministry, it is important that we do not just fix pastoral care on the priest alone. We are all called to be Church, to do our part. Each with their own skills, each with their own skills and potential."

Lackner: "We have Forgotten that Jesus was a Layman."


Archbishop Franz Lackner
A topic of conversation was the shortage of priests. The responses of the bishops remained superficial and concentrated to emphasize the role of the laity. With the devaluation of the priesthood and appreciation of the laity, the new Archbishop of Salzburg went the furthest.
The new archbishop of Salzburg, the Franciscan Franz Lackner, reigning since January 12, 2014,  said, "The Future of the Church" will include fewer priests, but that "the laity can take on important and responsible positions in the Church." These tasks should not belittle you, Lackner said. "We have forgotten that Jesus was a layman."
The statement of the Archbishop is on the website of the Archdiocese of Salzburg was taken and distributed without supplementing and amending. Even Martin Luther was clear that Jesus Christ is the true High Priest who knew him as it was known in the Old Testament for the Temple of Jerusalem.  More recent Protestant splits like the New Apostolic Church, emphasize the position of Christ as High Priest. However, the Catholic Archbishop of Salzburg and Primas Germaniae holds Jesus Christ for a layman?
An archbishop who  presents Jesus  as a layman? Son of God, who is under the priesthood? Jesus Christ is not just a high priest par excellence, who gave the Eucharist and the priesthood?  Is Jesus not as God incarnate, from whom all ordination offices pass through the setting up of Peter and his primacy? No succession, which ranges from Christ to Peter to every bishop since then, until the last priest? What would  this succession be  if Jesus Christ had been merely a "layman"?
Salzburg, like all old diocese, selects three candidates from its  chapter for new archbishop to be chosen by the Holy See.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: ORF Tirol / Archdiocese of Vienna (Screenshots)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
Link to Katholisches...
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Monday, November 4, 2013

Archbishop Alois Kothgasser to Retire at 75

(Salzburg / Rome)Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop of Salzburg Alois Kothgasser. The Primas Germaniae had completed his 75th year in July 2012. On this occasion he offered his resignation according to the provisions of canon law. Pope Benedict XVI. did not accept it because he left typically left resident archbishops for two years in office. The new Pope has now accepted the request. Last year, Archbishop Kothgasser was urged to leave from office. The question of succession is of great importance for Austria. Salzburg is one of two Austrian church provinces. Archdiocese of Salzburg subjects the bishoprics of Innsbruck, Feldkirch, Gurk-Klagenfurt and Graz-Seckau. The age of the archbishop's seat also is also a significant feature in the appointment of the successor. Conversely, as in the younger dioceses, it is the Holy See, where three candidates are proposed submitted by the cathedral chapter. For this there are the twelve canons who choose the new archbishop, who - although not cardinals - may carry the purple Legatus natus. And he must then as Primas Germaniae wear his rank everywhere as opposed to the other "born legates", not just within his diocese. Refer to the replacement of the Archdiocese of Salzburg's report Who will be the new Archbishop of Salzburg? Austria and the "white" heresy. [In German, but forthcoming.] Link to Katholisches...

Edit: the rank of "born legate" belongs to some of the major sees like Prague and Salzburg, which confer the rank by virtue of the Diocese.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Hans-Joachim Sander is Grateful for Criticism of Gas Chamber Theories

Austria: [kreuz.net] The discussion about the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X apparently  promotes the timeliness of the failed Pastoral Council.  Salzburg Dogmatic theologian Hans Joachim Sander said this on Thursday in Hamburg according to Austrian news agency 'kathpress'.  Sander referred to the  gas chamber discussion by Pius Bishop Richard Williamson as a "Gift from God, because with his anti-semitism, he brought the restoration of the Society to clear unity with the-Church to failure."

Monday, July 30, 2012

Auxiliary Bishop Laun of Salzburg Does 180 on Homosexuality

Austria.  German speaking homosexual websites are overjoyed over the most recent statements by Auxiliary Bishop Andreas Laun of Salzburg.  The prelate had previously warned about this on 'kath.net', that homosexual is seen as the worst sin above all. He even cultivated the illusion for them, with "your loving relationship with one another".  With his commentary, Msgr Laun is relieved of being the "archconservative hater of homosexuals" -- happily declare the homosexual sites. The one time homosexual critic, he has now "turned around 180 degrees" .  The Auxiliary Bishop stands supposedly in line with the Catechism, ready however on the ground for a "overcome" the same, wrote Wolfgan Bergmann -- anti-Church business manager of the anti-Catholic publication "Standard". In total, the homosexual sites have taken note that the Conciliar Church is garnering attention for its "homosexual friendly tone".


Link to... kreuz.net....

Friday, April 27, 2012

Old Liberal Bishop of Salzburg to Retire: Conservative Replacement?

Edit: this from Cathcon.  On a brighter note, some of you will remember that Linz Auxiliary Bishop designate Father Wagner was summoned to Rome recently.

Expect a big fight over the Archbishopric of Salzburg Kothgasser to retire - General News - Austrian Times Online News - English Newspaper:

 "Alois Kothgasser, the archbishop of the Diocese of Salzburg, has decided to apply for retirement. Kothgasser announced yesterday (Weds) that he informed Pope Benedict XVI. about his wish in a letter. Kothgasser, 75, added he hoped for a private conversation with the Pope to discuss who could succeed him. 
A decision is expected for autumn. Kothgasser is regarded as one of the Austrian Church’s leaders who try to ensure a healthy balance of the influence of members with a modern approach and the clergy’s conservative circles.
 News that he wants to resign due to his age hits the Church in the midst of what some analysts think could lead to a cross-country rebellion." Cathcon- there is no healthy balance possible with rampant modernism now breaking out into open disobedience to the Vicar of Christ.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Violence Against Pro-Lifers in Salzburg

At a Pro-Life demonstration of "Youth For Life" in Salzburg an activist was punched out by a  Pro-Abortion fanatic and had to spend the night in the hospital.

Salzburg (kath.net) At a peaceful demonstration by the Austrian life defense group "Youth for Life" this last Saturday in Salzburg a life defender was punched.  The group broadcast this information recently.

The event, at which  Salzburg's Auxiliary Bishop Andreas Laun took part, was disturbed by a counter-demonstration.  This demonstration did not shrink from obscene and unworthy provocations like "If Mary had aborted, we would have been spared."  After the end of the chain of light, as the life defenders had left Mass at the Mullner Parish church, five members of the Youth For Life were occupied with removing torches and banners and were confronted by the pro-abortion people and assaulted.  A young life defender suffered a concussion from a punch and had to spend the night in the hospital.

Read original at kath.net...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Catholic Youth Salzburg Learn Kamasutra


The official youth group of the Archdiocese of Salzburg has attempted to grapple with "Youth and Sexuality" in their newspaper -- There aren't any micro-nutrients of Catholic teaching you can find -- A critical analysis.


Salzburg [kath.net/rn/pl/eg] "To you or to me? Youth and Sexuality". The "Catholic Youth of Salzburg" have written about the theme of sexuality in the agenda of their Newpaper in September 2010. The paper also contains what was previously announced. It falls on sexuality. Bernd Krallinger of KJ-Board of Directors speaks in the Editorial on page 2 right at the beginning: "Do I actually want now and today that he/she comes home with me? Trust your gut instinct -- the feeling, that God has given us. For whoever deliberately chooses a partner for him/herself and has taken so much time, as he/she needs, has hours of excitement and beautiful togetherness!“

On page 4 it goes to the subject and right at the beginning, the reader discovers from the Biologist Christine Molnar, that children already have a sexuality who are in-vitro. This means that boys will experience an erect penis, and girls an erect clitoris. In another part it goes to the subject of contraception. As Molnar says: "At first the point is prevention of unwanted pregnancies, sexually contractible diseases and in sexual abuse it will be important that children and adolescents have access to factual information." What the Church has to say concerning the theme of contraception is not mentioned.

On page 6 in the Newspaper "Servus" Roland Rasser, Dean and Pastor of Saalfelden, explains to the readers that at heart, most young people have the same initial starting point as the Church has. Rasser means that the sexuality must be subjected to love. Whoever night have expected that a Catholic priest would now remember that sexuality belongs to marriage and that the Church condemns premarital sex as a sin, would be in error here. The Dean says succinctly: " prescriptions, commands or coercion doesn't belong here, ethical valuations must grow from within freedom." Rasser then postulates: "Moral commands and demands, which are not possessed of rational foundations, have no force."

On page 8 of the Paper, the contentious "Aktion Leben" (yet again ) advertises for its organization. Kerstin Kordovsky-Schwab who is from Aktion Leben Salzburg writes here: "When a girl is unexpectedly pregnant, it's important, not to over rush informing the father of the child or parents. An injudicious abortion is often regretted." The Aktion Leben colleague reminds at that point that there is also the possibility of adoption. Kordovsky-Schab neglected in any case, to mention at the same time, that every person is a human being from the beginning to the end of their lives. Perhaps one does not want to overload the reader with the right to life. In the article there is then in any case the few positive scraps with an advertisement for the first love ambulance overshoots the State Hospital of Salzburg. These ambulances are among other things, known, that you can receive information where an abortion can be had in Austria.

On page 9 of "Servus" the subject of "First Sex - When is the ideal time to begin?" is tackled. Two youths explain in their own words. The 15 year-old Sebastian informs the readers "When the chemistry between partners is good and everything is right!" The 18 year old Katharina explains in the longest passage: "Everyone has to know, when he feels ready." Hertha explains to the readers that it's not intercourse itself that is important, rather also the foreplay is of great importance. Even Katarhina and 17 year old Felicia offer similar views. Almost as a whitewash, the 16 year old Patrick chimes in "No sex before marriage".



On page 12 of the paper, Maria Löcker tries to bring everything together in a Mini-Exegesis of the Bible and Sexuality. She reproves genesis first and then to the Sermon on the Mount. Löcker writes then among other things: "It isn't just about an aspect of procreation or women, who play with their feminine charms, n(Judith charmed the enemy general in order to murder him.), rather also in love, eroticism and tenderness n(Jesus allowed the woman to kiss and caress his feet). Toward the end the authoress writes: "Equalizing sexuality and sin is impossible because of this book!" That this absurd thesis has never been held by the Church is not mentioned by Maria Locker of the KJ-Salsburg in any case.

On page 13 Florian Feiner of the KJ deals with the legal side of sexuality in Austria and explains the penal code. Even here, the strict neutrality is maintained that in Austria sexuality is only prohibited if the partner is an adult and the other is younger than 14.

On page 14 then "unbelieveable sex laws" from around the world are described for the reader. So one learns, that in Russia that kissing in public is forbidden and that in Hawaii it is forbidden for a girl under eighteen to have a male friend. "Therefore, you'd better think thrice, where you go on vacation!", explains Florian Feiner of the KJ.

On page 16, the principle of banality is taken still further. So it is postulated what youth supposedly all know. The discussion is on anal, blowing, onanism, squirting, G-point, contraceptive devices, positions, Kamasutra or even on the ideal size of penises. Her enters Maria Erber (Instructor of History / kath. Religion) of the KJ then the readers, what are then the best positions are, in order to please one's partner. The answer of both KJ-colleagues: "every pair must clarify this question for themselves. Tastes vary, like if one is into Hip-Hop and the other likes Metal, one has a preference for normal sex, while another is more experimental." For the question as to what the normal penis size is, both "experts" explained the average size in Europe.

On page 18 and 19 there were described various banal love- and partner games. Here Andrea Ausserwinkler sells "brush meditations" with nivea cream and relaxation music. "The painting method is a very intimate method, which attempts to build trust. The student should have the opportunity to choose his/her partner for himself."

On page 20 and 21 is then on the theme " My body in the liturgy -- celebrate with the whole body". Here Agnes Eibensteiner and Maria Locker of the KJ describe an "Indian Sun Prayer". "As the lotus flower is before the rising sun, so I stand before you and receive light, love and strength."



A Summary: this publication is a declaration of bankruptcy of the "Catholic Youth (Salzburg). On 28 pages of the paper the presentation of the Catholic Church's position on sexuality is only mentioned minimally and in any case not by the responsible parties of the KJ or the Church. Not a single KJ-member spoke about the seriousness of this or tried rudimentarily to explain it. Simultaneously, the only Catholic priest, lamentably, who was brought to print, said that moral commands and demands, which are proposed without intelligent foundation, are not binding. Without a single word in the entire publication was it explained why anyone should wait for marriage or why sexuality before sex is a sin. The Newspaper Servus of the "Catholic Youth Salzburg" appears four times in a year and is financed with the Church-tax funds [Which means the Austrian Catholic pays for it whether he likes it or not) of the Archdiocese of Salzburg. Catholics from the Archdiocese of Salzburg should take well into consideration, if they should want to continue financing with their money something, which in principle, offers no Catholic substance whatsoever! The end responsibility in the Archdiocese of Salzburg is born here by Archbishop Kothgasser. The periodical has been on the market since September, till now one has still heard nothing, that Archbishop Kothgasser has taken corrective action or even distanced himself. One must conclude then, that he is publicly and knowingly tolerating this. So, from that, he bears a moral responsibility, when the young no longer (rn)


Kontakt Archbishop Kothgasser: erzbischof.kothgasser@zentrale.kirchen.net

Link to original...

Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Ridiculed Bishop Strikes Back: More Fallout From "Loveparade"


A well known Austrian Auxiliary bishop is not prepared to take the unjustifiable pummeling of the media bosses: Loveparade is not a "harmless celebration" -- If God "punishes", He does this with the intention to bring men around, God punishes out of love.

[kreuz.net, Salzburg] This Friday the Auxiliary Bishop Andreas Laun of Salzburg wrote a careful article about the Massacre-Loveparade in Duisburg.

The text appeared in the neo-Conservative Linz commercial website 'kath.net'.

The in the meantime suspended, so-called Loveparade was the biggest alcohol, drug and sex event of Western Europe.

Msgr Laun stated from the start, that no one is in the position, to directly order God's punishment for a sin.

There is not a single person who can condemn the dead and point to that as God's punishment.

Quite independently from the sympathy with the victims the Bishop wrote about the "repellent image" of the horrific event.

God is not and Indifferent God

The Auxiliary Bishop emphasized the truism that God punishes sins -- and really "with the intention to bring people to repentance, God punishes out of love!"

"Can one believe in a punishing God? Contradiction: <>

Would not a God without this indifference be an <>, and therefore unrighteous God -- not really the God, in whom we believe?"

The Auxiliary Bishop described Hell not as the punishment of God, rather as the self-alienation of the sinner from eternal Holiness.


The Media Bosses Damn


The original short text of the article will bring the Auxiliary Bishop to the gallows:

"Loveparade is not a 'harmless celebration' -- if God 'punished', he did this with the intention, to bring people to penance -- God punishes out of love!"

This was seized upon by the Austrian News Agency 'APA' and even mentioned in the evening news of 'Austrian Television'.

The German regional daily 'Hamburger Morgenpost' ridiculed the Auxiliary Bishop with the paltry title: "Bishop Ridicules Victims of Loveparade".

The Bishop Strikes Back

Yesterday evening Msgr Laun published a second article on the theme for 'kath.net'.

He criticized the "scandal monger journalism" for his description.

His text asks "for a fair and precise reader not to be misled."

Msgr Laun is "disappointed", that the public dialogue will not take place: "why, my ladies and gentlemen, could and would you not believe me, what I describe precisely?"

The Auxiliary Bishop renewed with exclamation points:

"I am also not convinced, that we men do not have the right, to pass over other men a just judgement, that belongs only to God!"

Msgr Laun underscored that he may not judge and has not done it. Really he will be condemned -- for the claims, that he is supposed to have expressed.

Thereby he does not believe his "dear critics", "that you really believe, that I think, what you have ascribed to me."

The Auxiliary Bishop then recalls, that every religion believes in a God, "who is also a judge of people."

In conclusion he emphasizes again, that he has not assumed this office which is God's alone.

Related article: Loveparade Ends in Tears

Original article, here.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

"Latent Schism" and "silent Church division" in the Diocese of Linz


The Pastor of Windischgarstner has criticized the Diocese of Linz in an unsual way: And a disapproving hand wonders from far beyond our boarders about the grievance in Linz. [Father Wagner really does identify some serious problems which are not particular to Linz, but run throughout the Church.]

Christoph Hurnaus

[Kathnet] The Priest of Windischgarstner Gerhard Maria Wagner has worked the grievances in the Diocese Linz with open reflections into the programme guide of the festival for ancient music in a Vienna Concert Hall. "Yes, in the Catholic Church the powder is burning," declared the Pastor and said, that he is not the "divider" rather that he is only at the point of conflict. "Finally, it isn't because of me, rather about an inner-Church controversy, in which I had actually become embroiled."

To the apparent peace in the Diocese Wagner opined: "Problems are in plain view, solutions will be delayed (...). Actually the Church is silent and covers the body that lay in Her own cellar. And beneath a reproving hand marvels from far over our boarders over grievances in the Diocese of Linz."

The pastor is critical about the growing number of pastoral assistants, "who question the teaching authority of the Church and do not earnestly accept the moral teachings of the Catholic Church" This all leads to a "latent schism" and to a "silent Church division". Many priests and lay assistants would effect "revolution against Pope and Church".

Furthermore "vagus priests, like for example, a well-known university teacher, who is hardly active in ministry, have the say in the Diocese." For Wagner the pastoral assistant has become established in a "Parallelklerus", that in the final analysis "directly undermines the Priestly authority", because it is not clear, "Why anyone should still be a priest, when things really went so simply." Wagner also criticized that in many Parishes in the Diocese of Linz how the norms for the correct practice of the liturgy aren't followed.
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