A Life Site News article tells us that, since Cardinal Schönborn reversed himself and sided with the homosexual man whom a parish priest had said could not serve on the Parish Council, the priest involved has asked for another assignment (all emphases mine):Link:
Coming only a few days after Easter, the resignation of Father Gerhard Swierzek, the pastor of a parish in the Archdiocese of Vienna, has been hailed by homosexualist activists in the Catholic Church as a victory. Fr. Swierzek had refused to allow an active homosexual, Florian Stangl, who is living in a legal registered partnership with another man, to sit on the parish council in the town of Stützenhofen.
A victory for the homosexualist activists? You bet it’s a victory. And it’s a scandal for the faithful – a scandal perpetrated by a cardinal archbishop. It’s a scandal perpetrated by a cardinal archbishop whose name is closely associated with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Cardinal Schönborn just gave the stamp of approval to homosexual unions.
[Side note: Cardinal Schönborn also authored the “Youcat” (Youth Catechism), which has been criticized for its weak presentation on the sinfulness of homosexuality. Coincidence?]
Look, I'm not saying these things to be mean or disrespectful to the Cardinal. I'm saying them because I'm scandalized, too - and angry that a Cardinal, a Prince of the Church, would lead the faithful astray in this way, and fail to offer some correction to the homosexual men. Doesn't he care about their souls?... (continued)
Monday, April 16, 2012
From Philothea on Phire:at