Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Female "Bishop" desecrates Mass in Linz

From Catholic Church Conservation:

In haste, late at night from the Upper Austrian News.

The Sunday worship celebration in the Parish of St. Peter in Linz did not make the excommunicated "Bishop" Christine Mayr-Lumetzberger as happy as she would have wished. Bishop Ludwig Schwarz refused her communion with the Host. Then she took the wafer herself.

400 people joined the celebration of Mass in the Parish of St. Peter on 28June.. It was held in honour of the church's patron, St. Peter. Among them, high-ranking politicians. But few noticed what happened during the Communion.

Christine Mayr-Lumetzberger was dressed as a Bishop when she appeared at the Mass in official dress with a large pectoral Cross. During the Communion she chose, consciously or unconsciously, the row in which the Diocesan Bishop Ludwig Schwarz distributed communion. The bishop suggested to her that she should not come, because he could not give her Communion. But Mayr-Lumetzberger would not stop. When it came to her, she was not given the Host. According to ecclesiastical law,someone excommunicated may not receive communion.

Mayr-Lumetzberger took the host herself from the ciborium. "I was there for all men and women in a similar situation in life," she says in discussion with OÖN. Is it normal to receive the Host like this? "There are different models of the Communion," she says. What did she feel? "In the first moment, nothing. But now I feel hurt and angry, like a woman who has been beaten for the first time by a man, "says Mayr-Lumetzberger.

Had she expected to receive Communion?" Yes. The Gospel is a higher authority than canon law. "Mayr-Lumetzberger is excommunicated since according to Canon Law ordination of priestesses is prohibited. It had however never happened that she did not receive the Host. The Church of St. Peter is her home parish. "I know Christine a long time. For me, she has never come for Communion. She knows what situation this would put me in "says Parish Priest Franz Zeiger. This Sunday, she came dressed as a Bishop to the Mass.

Do she wish to provoke and did she want to attract attention? "I cannot judge. But dress codes, I cannot enforce on anybody, "says Pastor Zeiger. Did he understand the attitude of Bishop Ludwig Schwarz? "Yes. in canon law he cannot. " Observers had the impression that the situation during the Mass was painful for Bishop Ludwig Schwarz.


Fr Joseph OP said...

God help the Austrian Church! It's all going on there at the moment.

Cló Mhuire said...

Our Lord choose men to be priests. We learn much from Our Lady in the role of women in the Church. The woman in question reveals her own purpose by her answer: "I feel hurt and angry, like a woman who has been beaten for the first time by a man," says Mayr-Lumetzberger.
Maybe if Mayr-Lumetzberger would spend time in prayer to Mary, in the rosary, she might find some answers there. Mind you, one has to be open to the truth in order to find answers! When we do, we are at peace in the harmony of the workings of the Holy Spirit.

Anonymous said...

It's simple. Get a security guard and refuse her entrance. The Catholic Church has the right to turn away activists and protestors. You do have rights, grow a spine!

swissmiss said...

" a woman who has been beaten for the first time by a man." Please. Who is the real victim here?

Jae said...

Why not just the lady build her own church, like many protestants do?

Is she not protesting? or "reforming"?

Get a life lady and your "church".

Unknown said...

eventually she will be judged by the highest authority. may HE have mercy on her sole, as she defiles HIS Holy Church.

Gina said...

as a survivor of domestic violence, I resent her comparison of being refused communion to being beaten by a man.

Unknown said...

Is not the self-exalted "bishop" aware of Luke 14:8-11?

8. When you are invited by anyone to a wedding, do not recline in the chief seat, lest a more honorable man than you may be invited by him.
9. And he who invited you and him shall come and say to you, Give place to this man; and then you begin with shame to take the last place.
10. But when you are invited, go and recline in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes, he may say to you, Friend, go up higher. Then glory shall be to you before those reclining with you.
11. For whoever exalts himself shall be abased, and he who humbles himself shall be exalted.