Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Fr Gerhard Maria Wagner's Episcopal appointment rescinded !

According to reports Fr Gerhard Maria Wagner asked Pope Benedict to take back the offer of promotion as 31 of the 39 deans of the Linz diocese backed a declaration of no confidence in Father Wagner. His appointment was announced last week and encouraged a storm of protest. Fr Wagner is reported to have said that hurricane Katrina was punishment upon New Orleans for it's toleration of homosexuality and sexual excess. He also thinks the Harry Potter novels promote satanism. For more information follow the links below. Some blogs are seeing this event as open apostasy, but they are at the extreme conservative end. In my mind it is refreshing to see that Pope Benedict is prepared to listen to his Bishops and demonstrate some degree of collegiality
Independent Catholic News

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