Sunday, February 01, 2009



By Kevin Stoda, Germany

Since the infamous George W. Bush, left the political scene almost two weeks ago, the German born Pope Benedict XVI appears to go out of his way to offend almost anyone. Is the head of the Roman Catholic church trying to pick up where Bush-Cheney political left the stage?, i.e. ever less closer to improving societal and global divisions of the last two or more decades.

During these last few days, the now-controversial Pope Benedict XVI has appointed the priest Gerhard Wagner to a major Bishopric posting in Austria,—and this without even talking to most of the church leaders in the region.

In short, this particular Wagner has been told by the Austrian bishopric time-and-again that he is never again to share his controversial opinions on non-church matters in public—but that has not stopped him from doing so over the past decade.

In other words, had the Pope bothered to contact the Austrian church hierarchy before appointing Wagner a new Auxiliary Bishop, the pope would likely have found few supporting the suggestion of appointment of Wagner to so high a post.

This is because in “2005, the 54-year-old was quoted in a parish newsletter as saying he was convinced that the death and destruction caused by Katrina that year was ‘divine retribution’ for New Orleans' permissive sexual attitudes and tolerance of homosexuality.”

In addition, “Kath.Net, a Catholic news agency in Austria , said the newsletter quoted Wagner as saying that Katrina had destroyed not only nightclubs and brothels in New Orleans but also abortion clinics.” (Whereas it is true that 5 abortion clinics had been destroyed in the Katrina Hurricane, it was not noted by Wagner in the same newsletter that tens of thousands of other buildings, including non-abortion clinics, old folks homes, and hospitals had been destroyed, too.)

Meanwhile, it should be pointed out that Wagner had first received international attention in 2001, when he blamed all kinds of crimes and future sins of youth on the popular literary and movie character, Harry Potter.


The Nazi-era born and raised Pope Benedict XVI heads the world’s largest organized Christian church network. The pope grew up in the 1930s and 1940s in Trauenstein , Germany , i.e. near the Eagle’s Nest (Hitler’s Castel near Berchtesgaden ) where the NPD, and other fascist parties continue hold meetings these days in Germany .

Meanwhile, earlier this month, Pope Benedict XVI called for and received the rehabilitation of several priests, including one British-born Richard Williamson.

According to THE GUARDIAN, “British-born Richard Williamson is one of four bishops who are members of the Society of Pius X, a traditionalist Catholic order, whose excommunication was lifted a week ago. Williamson, who now lives in Argentina , had claimed in a television interview that historical evidence was ‘hugely against six million having been deliberately gassed in gas chambers as a deliberate policy of Adolf Hitler ... I believe there were no gas chambers’.”

Mark Tran of THE GUARDIAN wrote, “Williamson was excommunicated 20 years ago after being consecrated by the French archbishop Marcel Lefebvre without papal consent. The Vatican said it had been unaware of Williamson's views on the Holocaust when the decision was made to readmit the group, and the Pope quickly distanced himself from the comments and expressed ‘full and indisputable solidarity’ with Jews.”

Because of the reappointment of this particularly un-repentant Holocaust denier Williamson, Israel and Jewish groups responded ten days ago with venom against the Pope, who had recently also criticized the mistreatment of non-combatants by the Israeli military some weeks earlier.

Deutsche-Welle noted that opposition to the Pope’s favor towards Williamson and his cohorts was leading to rejection across the country, “Earlier this week, Gerhard Ludwig Mueller, the Catholic bishop of the German city of Regensburg which is also the pope's home city, declared Williamson persona-non-grata in his district. Williamson has denied the Holocaust in recent weeks in Germany and Sweden .”,,3993755,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-xml-atom

Meanwhile in Netherlands and across Europe there were further protests at the rehabilitation of not only Shoah-deniars but to the whole group of 4 priests and former priests rehabilitated in January 2009 by the current Roman Catholic Pontiff.

For example, in protest against Williamson’s reinstatement as priest and catholic, the Theology and Ethics Professor Jean-Pierre Wills (who lives in Germany but teachers across the Dutch border at Radboud University ) left the catholic church entirely

This popular Catholic priest and theologian, Jean-Pierre Wills, was cited in Dutch Catholic newspapers stating unequivocally, “I don’t want to be identified any more with the anti-modern, anti-pluralist, and totalitarian spirit of [the present] church leadership.”

Wils added, “The recently rehabilitated group of priests are an extremely reactionary and extremely anti-Semitic group that have time and again sympathized with autocratic and dictatorial regimes.”

The group of newly rehabilitated priests all belonged to the SOCIETY OF ST. PIOUS X.

Meanwhile, the German news magazine giant, DER SPIEGEL, raised a headline last week entitled: “Pope Benedict is ‘Sabotaging Christian-Jewish Dialogue’.”,1518,603525,00.html

Because the current German-born Pope was quite popular here in Germany until recently, one might go as far as saying that the Pope, by appointing such controversial bishops and rehabilitating such reactionary catholic groups such as the Society of St. Pious X is actually closing off any possible intra-catholic and ecumenical dialogues in Europe . Perhaps the next DER SPIEGEL article will be entitled just that:

“Pope Benedict X is Sabotaging Intra-Christian and Anti-Catholic Dialogue”

The Pontiff, now in his 80s, surely doesn’t want to be remembered as the most divisive Pope in recent memory, but he is on course to do so today.

Perhaps, Pope Benedict and George W. Bush were too close after all.



Blogger Superb Jon said...

Why shouldn't they proceed with remorseless, shameless, impunity? The mafia fascist molestor league elected Baerpheon O'Phalleigh O'Bamaugh as president with the most Catholic cabinet in history. They killed six million Jews, a million Serbs, half a million freemasons, a quarter million Gypsies, they guided the slaughter of Assyrians and Armenians, and promoted the art of genocide throughout the world.Ellis Island Popeholes brought in FDR. Carolignian Brzezinski spawned Zia al Haq, Khomeini, and bin Laden - breaks up superpowers via Aztlan and Kosovo as per Joel Garreau's Nine Nations. Brzezinski, Buckley and Buchanan winked anti-Semitic votes for Obama, delivered USA to Pope's feudal basket of Bamana Republics. Michael Pfleger and Joe Biden prove Obama is the Pope's boy. Obama is half a Kearney from County Offaly in Ireland. Talal got Pontifical medal as Fatima mandates Catholic-Muslim union against Jews (Francis Johnson, Great Sign, 1979, p. 126), Catholic Roger Taney wrote Dred Scott decision. John Wilkes Booth, Tammany Hall and Joe McCarthy were Catholics. Now Catholic majority Supreme Court. Catholics Palmisano, Grasso, Damato, Langone, Dioguardi, Palmieri destroyed American industry. Subprime construction mobsters had hookers deliver mortgages to banks. McCain's Keeting started it all. They find American cars too advanced to use or their mechanics to fix. Their slovenly, anti-intellectual work ethic produces vacuous, casuistrous blather and a tangle of contradictory regulations. NYC top drop outs: Hispanic 32%, Black 25%, Italian 20%. NYC top illegals: Ecuadorean, Italian, Polish. Ate glis-glis but blamed plague on others, now lettuce coli. Their bigotry most encouraged terror yet they reap most security funds. Rabbi circumcizes lower, Pope upper brain. Tort explosion by glib casuistry. Bazelya 1992 case proves PLO-IRA-KLA links. Our enemy os the Peking-Mecca-Vatican Axis and the only answer is alliance with Israel and India.

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