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[RTE] Germany's top Catholic bishop has been charged with aiding and abetting a known abuser by allowing him to get a new job in a German parish.

Robert Zollitsch, head of the German Bishops' Conference and archbishop of Freiburg, was accused by prosecutors in Freiburg in southwest Germany of permitting a priest accused of child abuse in the 1960s to be reappointed to a parish job in 1987.

However the Church in Freiburg accused the prosecutors and media of 'sensationalism' by talking of charges of 'aiding and abetting sexual abuse' against the 71-year-old archbishop and denied that the appointment was his direct responsibility.

http://eponymousflower.blogspot.com/2010...itsch.html
Augie, I don't mean to be a smart guy but what was the "abuse" about ? It's never mentioned and we here in America have no idea what the case was about. Was a kid smacked or was it sexual abuse. Not to put to fine of a point on it , but your stories often have that quality. They seem as if we should already know about the scandal. Well anyway that's what I think. Was the scandal caused by his liberalism ?
tim
(06-03-2010, 03:23 PM)timoose Wrote: [ -> ]Augie, I don't mean to be a smart guy but what was the "abuse" about ? It's never mentioned and we here in America have no idea what the case was about. Was a kid smacked or was it sexual abuse. Not to put to fine of a point on it , but your stories often have that quality. They seem as if we should already know about the scandal. Well anyway that's what I think. Was the scandal caused by his liberalism ?
tim

Follow the links and read the story on the other side if you're that interested.  +Zolitsch might be going to jail and it's ironic because he failed to back up +Mixa when he was accused of beating his own students when he was younger.  Of course, +Mixa should have fought it, but he backed down.
Here's the article from the Remnant going after ++Mueller and ++Zollitsch for their carping about the SSPX ordinations last year, took out some of the relevant passages related to ++Zolitsch's heretical statements.

Quote: Never mind that the head of the German Bishops Conference, Bishop Zollitsch, recently told Meinhard Schmidt-Degenhard in an interview on German television that the death of Jesus Christ was not a redemptive act of God to liberate human beings from the bondage of sin. “Christ did not die,” argued the bishop “for the sins of the people as if God had provided a sacrificial offering, like a scapegoat.” No, Jesus offered only “solidarity” with the poor and suffering.

And here we all thought Christ was the sacrificial lamb, crucified on the altar of the Cross in order to redeem sinful men and reopen the gates of Heaven! What were we thinking?

Well, at least the bishop didn’t question the number of victims of the Holocaust or anything serious like that. Sure, back in February of 2008, he did claim that priestly celibacy should be voluntary and is not “theologically necessary”; and it’s true that he is in favor of homosexual civil unions; but the really important thing is that Bishop Zollitsch is in “full communion with Rome”.  Right?