Austria? Hope nowhere

Austria? Hope nowhere

by Fr Reto Nay

John L. Allen writes on cruxnews [A traumatized church in Austria still has some capital in the bank], that the Church in Austria is “calmer” than twenty years ago, when Vienna Cardinal Gröer was accused of sexual abuses. He adds that there is “no public protest”.

Yes, things are “far calmer” in Austria, because they are more dead. In the last twenty years Austria lost one million Catholics. Most of them were practicing and were not replaced.

Yes, there is “no public protest” (i.e. from the commercial media), because the Church has capitulated in front of them. The media have become the true evangelizers, while the bishops are their pastoral assistants. Therefore the media call them “men of dialogue”.

Remember that they used to be called “men of the Church”.

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