According to (traditionalist) Austrian parliamentarian (BZÖ party, Bündnis Zukunft Österreich, Alliance for the Future of Austria, formerly led by the late Jörg Haider) Christoph Cardinal Schönborn “celebrated” a secret-circle Masonic rite funeral after the Catholic funeral for his father, Austrian Count Hugo Damian von Schönborn (born in Skalken, Bohemia, now Skalka, Czech Republic).
Verbally, Stadler quotes Masonic Grand Master of Innsbruck Nikolaus Schwärzler, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn canonized his biological father at the (intimate) Masonic Rite funeral with these words: “My father has now gone into the eternal Grand Orient!”
A Morsel For the Stupid Neoconservatives
Austria. [kreuz.net] This Sunday Cardinal Schönborn of Vienna praised the false Marian apparition site, Medjugorje in the boulevard magazine ‘Krone’. The Cardinal recalled his then meeting with the youth that are there every summer. The young people could not see much in the village besides the stony ground and supposed poverty. But they sense: “Mary is near them”.
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The Krone’s late editor, Hans Dichant, and the publication itself has been very ++Schönborn friendly, despite its advertisements for prostitutes and pornographic content. The Cardinal eulogized him at his funeral and presided over the Mass.
It’s a very evil magazine, see for yourself. It has an entire section featuring extremely indecent pinup photos.
Also, Cardinal Schönborn will be attending this years Ratzinger Schulkreis as reported by Dici to discuss the “hermeneutic of continuity.
POSTED BY TANCRED AT 12:28 AM
Could someone please tell me when the Pope is going to give this Episcopal nincompoop his walking papers?
What is the Holy Father waiting for?
AUGUST 17, 2010 12:38 PM
Not surprising since he’s a Mason.
AUGUST 17, 2010 6:11 PM
is anything new int Church, ‘under the sun’?
AUGUST 20, 2010 6:07 PM
I will be so glad when this hoax is over and done with. The defenders of it are impossible. You can present them with all the information and facts against it and they refuse to accept it.
DECEMBER 13, 2010 9:47 AM
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For those who read German, here is the article:
A severe matter.
Christoph Cardinal Schönborn is often characterized as “neoconservative”, wrote the 1992 “Catechism of the Catholic Church” in accord with Vatican II and ecumenism, and is a Ratzinger scholar.
He does not oppose liturgical deviations though.
Christianity and Freemasonry
Main articles: Christianity and Freemasonry and Catholicism and Freemasonry
Although members of various faiths cite objections, certain Christian denominations have had high profile negative attitudes to Masonry, banning or discouraging their members from being Freemasons.
The denomination with the longest history of objection to Freemasonry is the Roman Catholic Church. The objections raised by the Roman Catholic Church are based on the allegation that Masonry teaches a naturalistic deistic religion which is in conflict with Church doctrine. A number of Papal pronouncements have been issued against Freemasonry. The first was Pope Clement XII’s In Eminenti, 28 April 1738; the most recent was Pope Leo XIII’s Ab Apostolici, 15 October 1890. The 1917 Code of Canon Law explicitly declared that joining Freemasonry entailed automatic excommunication. The 1917 Code of Canon Law also forbade books friendly to Freemasonry.
In 1983, the Church issued a new Code of Canon Law. Unlike its predecessor, it did not explicitly name Masonic orders among the secret societies it condemns. It states in part: “A person who joins an association which plots against the Church is to be punished with a just penalty; one who promotes or takes office in such an association is to be punished with an interdict.” This omission caused both Catholics and Freemasons to believe that the ban on Catholics becoming Freemasons may have been lifted, especially after the perceived liberalisation of Vatican II. However, the matter was clarified when Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI), as the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, issued Quaesitum est, which states: “… the Church’s negative judgment in regard to Masonic association remains unchanged since their principles have always been considered irreconcilable with the doctrine of the Church and therefore membership in them remains forbidden. The faithful who enroll in Masonic associations are in a state of grave sin and may not receive Holy Communion.” Thus, from a Catholic perspective, there is still a ban on Catholics joining Masonic Lodges. For its part, Freemasonry has never objected to Catholics joining their fraternity. Those Grand Lodges in amity with UGLE deny the Church’s claims and state that they explicitly adhere to the principle that “Freemasonry is not a religion, nor a substitute for religion.”
In contrast to Catholic allegations of rationalism and naturalism, Protestant objections are more likely to be based on allegations of mysticism, occultism, and even Satanism. Masonic scholar Albert Pike is often quoted (in some cases misquoted) by Protestant anti-Masons as an authority for the position of Masonry on these issues. However, Pike, although undoubtedly learned, was not a spokesman for Freemasonry and was controversial among Freemasons in general, representing his personal opinion only, and furthermore an opinion grounded in the attitudes and understandings of late 19th century Southern Freemasonry of the USA alone. Indeed his book carries in the preface a form of disclaimer from his own Grand Lodge. No one voice has ever spoken for the whole of Freemasonry.
Free Methodist Church founder B.T. Roberts was a vocal opponent of Freemasonry in the mid 18th century. Roberts opposed the society on moral grounds and stated, “The god of the lodge is not the God of the Bible.” Roberts believed Freemasonry was a “mystery” or “alternate” religion and encouraged his church not to support ministers who were Freemasons. Freedom from secret societies is one of the “frees” the Free Methodist Church was founded upon.
Since the founding of Freemasonry, many Bishops of the Church of England have been Freemasons, such as Archbishop Geoffrey Fisher. In the past, few members of the Church of England would have seen any incongruity in concurrently adhering to Anglican Christianity and practicing Freemasonry. In recent decades, however, reservations about Freemasonry have increased within Anglicanism, perhaps due to the increasing prominence of the evangelical wing of the church. The current Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, appears to harbour some reservations about Masonic ritual, whilst being anxious to avoid causing offence to Freemasons inside and outside the Church of England. In 2003 he felt it necessary to apologise to British Freemasons after he said that their beliefs were incompatible with Christianity and that he had barred the appointment of Freemasons to senior posts in his diocese when he was Bishop of Monmouth.
In 1933, the Orthodox Church of Greece officially declared that being a Freemason constitutes an act of apostasy and thus, until he repents, the person involved with Freemasonry cannot partake of the Eucharist. This has been generally affirmed throughout the whole Orthodox Church. The Orthodox critique of Freemasonry agrees with both the Roman Catholic and Protestant versions: “Freemasonry cannot be at all compatible with Christianity as far as it is a secret organization, acting and teaching in mystery and secret and deifying rationalism.”
Regular Freemasonry has traditionally not responded to these claims, beyond the often repeated statement that those Grand Lodges in amity with UGLE explicitly adhere to the principle that “Freemasonry is not a religion, nor a substitute for religion. There is no separate ‘Masonic deity’, and there is no separate proper name for a deity in Freemasonry”. In recent years, however, this has begun to change. Many Masonic websites and publications address these criticisms specifically.