Skip to comments.Open letter to Cardinal from disobedient priests in Austria
Posted on 04/11/2012 2:07:49 PM PDT by Gillibrand
Peter Paul Kaspar, Academic Chaplain in Linz, author, musician, executive member of the Parish Priest Initiative helped to formulate the "Call to Disobedience" and now writes an open letter to Cardinal Christoph Schönborn
THE OPEN LETTER Dear Cardinal!
We - the executive of the Parish Priest Initiative - have issued at Pentecost 2011 a "Call to Disobedience," because we wanted our urgent demands for reform to be made public. This has succeeded worldwide even being cited in the Holy Thursday homily of the Pope. The decades-long internal proposals and suggestions put forward were so far always put politely in the files. We have risked being provocative, which does indeed work well, but your understanding of ministry as hierarchy has been so much hurt that you have since been persistently demanding the revision of a single word- disobedience . To put it bluntly. This word was the door opener - it has allowed us global discourse. That you request the revision of the headline, instead of discussing the content, says a lot about your understanding of authority: you refer to the obedience that we owe to God, his teaching and to conscience rather to you personally and to your office.
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They want what THEY want, and being told they can't have it, they ascribe to meanness on the part of the Church. I guess they're not looking at other Churches to see how the changes they want have affected those denominations, or they'd see what harm has been done to the People of God because of them.
The best way to answer them it to send them all the reply of Mother Angelica, when the liberals tried to hijack world youth day in Denver:
We Catholics have rights too that you are trying to take away from us, and now we won’t be quiet about it.
Thats what they want the Church to become! Just like the Episcopal Church, for instance.