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Austrian Catholics fly rainbow flag in face of Vatican

AFP, VIENNA, April 4, 2021 The Catholic church of the parish of Hard is one of many in Austria that decided to fly the rainbow flag in solidarity with the LGBTQ community after the Vatican ruled last month that the church could not bless same-sex partnerships. The powerful Vatican office... read more

THE EUTHANASIA CANCER SPREADS

By Wesley J. Smith, First Things, December 31, 2020The West is tearing itself apart. The symptoms are evident in our bitterly divided politics and the attempts to punish those with heterodox views. But they are particularly evident in the ongoing collapse of the sanctity of human life ethic, which... read more
World AIDS Day charity concert, St. Stephen’s Catholic Cathedral, Vienna, Nov. 30, 2018.

Vienna Cardinal Schönborn to host ‘blasphemous’ pro-LGBT benefit concert in Cathedral again

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSite News, November 30, 2018. Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn is yet again allowing a pro-LGBT benefit concert to take place in Vienna’s St. Stephen’s Catholic Cathedral. Tshugguel said he is less concerned about “Conchita Wurst’s”... read more
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Schönborn spells out shocking reality of clerical sex abuse

By Christa Pongratz-Lippitt, The Tablet, November 27, 2019 The cardinal was delivering a lengthy, detailed lecture on clerical sex abuse at the University of Vienna. Clerical abuse is a “massive reality” in the Church caused among other factors by “closed systems” and the... read more
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Cardinal Schönborn: I Haven’t Read About Criticisms of the Synod

The Archbishop of Vienna, a member of the drafting committee on the final document, also said he hadn’t reviewed evidence that the pro-abortion Ford Foundation is funding key synod groups. By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register, October 21, 2019 Despite being one of the four members of... read more