The Vatican vs the cardinal archbishop of Vienna, Christoph Schönborn
Gloria.TV – News Briefs  11/04/2012 06:46
Vatican letter demands action on Austrian dissident priests’ group the day after Papal blast

ROME, April 7, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - According to inside sources, the head of the Austrian Catholic Church and cardinal archbishop of Vienna, Christoph Schönborn, was not informed ahead of time of Pope Benedict XVI’s intention to criticise a group of dissident priests in his sermon at St. Peter’s Basilica on Thursday night.

Today it was revealed that Schönborn received a letter from the Vatican demanding action, after ten months of “discussion” between the cardinal and the group calling itself the “Austrian Priests’ Initiative.”

...Moreover, the Cardinal himself has also publicly called for the Church to acquiesce to the group's agenda.

He has admitted that the call for “reform” is common among clergy in Austria, and said that the Church does need some reform. He told Die Presse, “We, the bishops, often feel misunderstood in Rome; the priests think the same about their relationship with us.”

In 2010, Cardinal Schönborn criticised the Church for what he characterised as its refusal to accept homosexual relations. Schönborn told the far-left UK Tablet magazine that the Church should also consider allowing divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion since “many people don’t even marry at all any longer.”

“We should give more consideration to the quality of homosexual relationships. A stable relationship is certainly better than if someone chooses to be promiscuous,” Schönborn said.

Schönborn has been at the centre of several scandals, many of which revolve around the aims of the homosexualist movement within the Church.

In 2006, it was revealed that the rector of his cathedral had instituted a para-liturgical ceremony to bless “couples, fiancés and people in love” including homosexual partners.

Speaking to the Austrian newspaper Die Presse, the rector, Fr. Anton Faber, said he regretted that “today there is no possibility in the Church to bless a union of people with homosexual feelings.”

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Knights4Christ     30/09/2014 00:38
Cardinal Schönborn
...but in recent years his statements and actions have taken some of the bloom off the rose. These have included allowing active and unrepentant homosexuals to be “blessed” in his cathedral on St. Valentine’s day. www.lifesitenews.com/.../church-should-give-more-consideration-to-quality-of-homosexual-relationship
Knights4Christ     30/09/2014 00:37
In 2010, Cardinal Schönborn criticised the Church for what he characterised as its refusal to accept homosexual relations. Schönborn told the far-left UK Tablet magazine that the Church should also consider allowing divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion since “many people don’t even marry at all any longer.”
“We should give more consideration to the quality of homosexual relationships. A stable relationship is certainly better than if someone chooses to be promiscuous,” … [More]
ACLumsden     12/04/2012 07:33
Irenaeus - Quite! He's just no longer suited to the job really.....
irenaeus     11/04/2012 23:59
Schonborn has flouted the authority of the Holy Father before... it is nothing new. I just wish something would be done about it.
irenaeus     11/04/2012 20:47
What is wrong with this man. They should take the red in his garments and color them yellow.
Temperance     11/04/2012 14:36
Love the picture above! The Pope is like "what the hell is wrong with this idiot!" Lol!
Luke Daniel     11/04/2012 11:25
The UK certainly has its problems!
Holy Cannoli     11/04/2012 11:00
www.dailymail.co.uk/.../Pope-denounces-rebel-clergy-question-church-teaching-celibacy-ordaining-woman.html
Same story regarding dissenting homo-promo Austrian priests from a UK source.
This source is especially remarkable since half of the males in the UK are effeminate girly-men themselves.
ACLumsden     11/04/2012 09:28
Gosh.... which "inside sources"? How reliable are these sources?
On the other hand, we have the pavlovian response to the homosexual agenda as seen through American lenses. Is the devil to be seen behind every bad Cleric, or is it just that this cleric is no longer fit for the job? hummm.....
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