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Linz priest who opposed bishop's appointment admits living with girlfriend
March 09, 2009
http://www.catholicculture.org/news/head...oryid=2238

An Austrian priest who helped rally opposition to the Pope's appointment of an auxiliary bishop for the Linz diocese has admitted that he keeps a mistress, the German-language Kath.net news service has revealed. Father Josef Friedl, one of the 31 deans who said they would refuse to accept the episcopal ordination of Father Gerhard Maria Wagner, told a public forum that he opposes the discipline of priestly celibacy and lives with his girlfriend; he said that his parishioners have no objections. According to the daily Der Welt, Friedl is one of several deans of the Linz diocese who lives openly with a woman. Meanwhile another Austrian prelate, Bishop Egon Kapellari of Graz, said that Father Wagner-- who has withdrawn from the episcopal appointment-- had "traumatized" the Austrian public with his public statements of opposition to homosexuality and insistence that God punishes sin.
Quote:had "traumatized" the Austrian public with his public statements of opposition to homosexuality and insistence that God punishes sin.

They'll be a little more than "traumatized" when they face God at their judgement. It's better to hear it from a priest today, rather than at the end of one's life.
I bet she's ugly. 
PeterII Wrote:I bet she's ugly. 
Well At least its a girl, we havent heard of many Priests shacking up with anything but alter boys or each other for quite some time now.
Baskerville Wrote:
PeterII Wrote:I bet she's ugly. 
Well At least its a girl, we havent heard of many Priests shacking up with anything but alter boys or each other for quite some time now.

No kidding.

I hate to break it to these priests, but God DOES punish sin and quite frankly He doesn't give a crap whether you agree with Him or not.
Walty Wrote:
Baskerville Wrote:
PeterII Wrote:I bet she's ugly. 
Well At least its a girl, we havent heard of many Priests shacking up with anything but alter boys or each other for quite some time now.

No kidding.

I hate to break it to these priests, but God DOES punish sin and quite frankly He doesn't give a crap whether you agree with Him or not.


"His parisheners have no objections"... haha. Did he asked for a poll?
Anyway those who may have any are already silenced as retrograde or narrow-minded people.

Most likely, any parishioners who objected to Father having a mistress have left his parish, if not the Church itself. 

Why don't priests like him switch over to being Episcopalian or Lutheran and get it over with?  Their vocation to the Roman Catholic priesthood seems lacking.

MODERNIST!

No, just a liberal in every sense imaginable.

Pray for him and the Bishop.