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Attacker of Traditional Priest in Fulda is Caught
The Eponymous Flower ^ | 07/26/2010 | Tancred

Posted on 07/26/2010 10:24:14 AM PDT by 0beron

[Fulda, Germany from Kreuz.net] A priest who offered the Immemorial Mass in Fulda is in a natural comma still, a month after the brutal robbery and assault he endured in June. Father Aloysius Winter (78) was in the Fulda Theological faculty and is in stable condition but can not talk.

The suspect has been captured and detectives find the DNA evidence against him to be solid. Father had helped the drug-addicted perpetrator previously.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: catholic; crime; germany; traditional

1 posted on 07/26/2010 10:24:18 AM PDT by 0beron
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To: 0beron

I wonder how long it will be before this priest is accused of molestation by the defendant as an affirmative defense?/s


2 posted on 07/26/2010 10:32:03 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: 0beron; All
It is good to help those in need, but you need to be on your guard and to make the distinction between “deserving poor” and deadbeats.

I have a friend who was always helping the transients, giving them aid, finding little jobs for them, etc. On one occasion he was stabbed in the chest, penetrating the lung. A few years later, he had put a misguided soul up at his mountain retreat (that had been laboriously built by hand, as all materials were hand carried the last few hundred feet up the mountain) only to have it burned down in an “accident”. He blamed himself for having too much flammable material on hand...

I try to learn from the mistakes of others, and I intend to steer clear of transients and beggars, or at least keep my guard up if I momentarily decide to give some aid.

3 posted on 07/26/2010 10:39:05 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: OpusatFR

I don’t know why you’re using a sarcasm tag there.


4 posted on 07/26/2010 10:49:31 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: OpusatFR

Sadly, it actually happened on another forum when we were asking for prayers for the priest and his community.


5 posted on 07/26/2010 10:53:52 AM PDT by 0beron
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To: marktwain

good to help those in need...

Yes it is, both a privilege and responsibility. However, I do not have to do so face to face and put myself or family at risk. Knowing the situation can help direct contact be safe, but giving through organized charities- finding one that actually is legitimate with none or a minimal amount of funds going towards”administrative expenses”—but going to the stated reason given, is often if not usually a better way.


6 posted on 07/26/2010 10:54:30 AM PDT by handmade
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To: marktwain

He sounds like a terribly brave and good man.


7 posted on 07/26/2010 10:57:18 AM PDT by 0beron
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To: vladimir998

you are right. should have left it off.


8 posted on 07/26/2010 11:01:32 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: 0beron

I used to go to mass at the Dom when I was stationed there. I wonder if he was a priest there in the early 1990s?


9 posted on 07/26/2010 5:32:21 PM PDT by jospehm20
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