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Saturday, January 05, 2013

The Catholic site they tried to ban is back!

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New website will succeed "kreuz.net"
New page will have their servers in Germany and an editorial imprint from a real person in Austria

The controversial Internet portal "kreuz.net" may have a successor. This was announced by the coordinator of the initiative, "Stop kreuz.net", David Berger on Saturday in Berlin (Cathcon- Herr Berger is a former traditionalist who came out as a homosexual and has conducted a campaign against kreuz.net who have responded in kind.). The new page "kreuz-net.info" was published according to initial media reports on Saturday, however, can not be achieved in part. According to Berger, they promote similar content as the previous portal "kreuz.net" which disappeared from the internet early December after strong criticism.

The German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution had classified this site as unconstitutional. The page published repeatedly sharp polemic against homosexuals, Protestants, the parties represented in parliament, German media and Catholic theologians and bishops as well as making many anti-Semitic statements. The German Bishops' Conference had repeatedly distanced himself from the sharp trading as' Catholic 'portal.

The new site has information on its server Berger in Germany and an imprint with a real person from Austria. As owner, editor and editor, a "Mag G. Schneeweiss-Arnoldstein" (Cathcon-an old aristocratic family) in Vienna is specified.

According to Berger, he is a member of a student fraternity, who in the past, has been responsible for among others the radical site, www.couleurstudent.at and which became known for "homophobic and anti-Semitic utterances" was. The theologian Berger is the campaign coordinator of www.stopptkreuznet.de, who also established the Bruno Gmunder Verlag and the magazine "Männer" (Berlin).

Cathcon comment- Berger has published numerous excellent books on Thomism- quite a long way from his present ventures in gay publishing. What a waste of time and talent!

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Calls for asylum seekers occupying church to be prosecuted

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"Asylum seekers currently occupying the Votivkirche in Vienna, Austria, have now criticized the humanitarian organisation Caritas that has been supporting them.

Caritas has been trying to persuade the asylum seekers to move into better quality accommodation and out of the church.

The Interior Ministry has ended the talks with the asylum seekers. Meanwhile the FPÖ wants to press charges against the asylum seekers."

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Bishop Williamson back in court middle of January

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Bishop Williamson back in court
Bishop Richard Williamson of the ultra-conservative SSPX must on 16 January again stand trial for race hatred before the Regensburg Regional Court, a spokesman for the Justice Ministry has announced.

The process is initially scheduled to last two days. A second trial date and expected date of the judgment is 22 January. The prosecutor alleges that the 72-year-old Williamson denied the Holocaust in an interview with a Swedish television. The SSPX has now expelled Williamson.

The interview was held on 1 November 2008 recorded in the seminary of the SSPX at Zaitzkofen near Regensburg and was aired on 21 January 2009. On the same day, the Vatican lifted the excommunication of the four bishops of the SSPX.

After broadcasting the interview Williamson was initially convicted of racial hatred and fined several thousand euros. This court decision, which was confirmed by two appeal courts, was lifted by the the Upper Regional Court in Nürnberg on a technicality. Then the prosecutor sought a new arrest warrant with a fine of 100 euros per day. Williamson's lawyer objected to this penalty, so now the court case will be on 16 January.

At the main trial, the investigating police officers and the Swedish journalists will be heard as witnesses. The personal appearance of Williamson is not necessary, according to the court. Also in the prior proceedings, the bishop has never participated personally.