Those among my readers who do not read German will probably not know Kreuz.net, though I dare to think most of those who speak German do.
Kreuz.net is a very conservative, ferociously Anti-V II anonymous Internet site. If you think I express myself in a too aggressive way, you are well advised never to visit them as compared to them my blog is harmless mainstream Catholic fare. You read the blog with its vitriolic comments and could be forgiven for thinking you have landed on some micro-site of extremely angry extremists with a micro-following of extremely angry readers.
Kreuz.net, which in the past posted articles from excellent priests above all suspicion like Reto Nay ( Nay is the excellent “engine” behind Gloria TV, which is multilingual like himself; I have linked to the site more than a couple of times), is well-known for being not only extremely abrasive but also rather well-informed; besides, it appears to have a vast following and – particularly for a website written in German – a rather stellar Alexa ranking.
Now we must ask ourselves: how can it be that a Catholic site expressing itself in shockingly aggressive manner, and in the sights of the German prosecutors attract such a vast number of followers? The answers are, in my eyes, interesting because they concern the Catholic world at large. I personally see them as follows:
1. They are competent. They would put every head of the CDF (the present one, and a couple of the past ones) to shame. During the recent “Mary-Not-Truly-Ever-Virgin” scandal they completely ridiculed Archbishop Mueller. At least from what I have read up to now, they appear utterly sound.
2. They “talk turkey”. No diplomatic waffle, and no veiled accusations. The accusations are open, and you are left in no doubt as to what is wrong with those they criticise. They also do not suffer of the disease – well spread in the Anglo Saxon world – by contracting which the Pope becomes magically free of all guilt whilst all those around him wreak havoc.
3. They are angry. In doing so, they certainly resonate with the many Germans or German-speaking readers who have the pockets full of the cowardly and – alas – theologically compromised post-V II Church. They have the more right to be angry, as the Church in German-speaking countries cannot be beaten in point of overt or covert heresy. If I lived in Germany, I think I would consider them as a good way to try to avoid a liver cancer.
Yes, their language is very harsh. Yes, their content can be considered questionable at times (though, apparently, only for hyper-sensitive German prosecutors; no problems with the hosting in the USA at all). Yes, I wouldn’t endorse everything they write (by far not). But you see, their success can safely be seen as the result of the state of complete abandonment true German-speaking Catholics must feel, as they experience that the charge toward heresy is led by their own bishops and cardinals whilst the German Pope does … er, well, nothing.
I can assure you the times I did not write on my blog about documented topics I read about on kreuz.net are more than I care to admit; and I did it because to comment on my blog on all the scandals and heresies they continuously expose would gravely endanger my health and, probably, yours too.
This is how an internet site obtains not only a vast readership, but even the attention of the professional faggots of the German political world like Volker Beck (a Green cretin who has built his career on his homosexuality; think Peter Tatchell with added bitching, and non-stop whining).
German-speaking Catholics just have the pockets full. They are going to visit those sites which tell things straight, and expose the ludicrous state the Church has reduced herself in German-Speaking countries. It is no surprise unimpeachable Catholic blogs like Catholic Church Conservation and The Eponymous Flower follow them and, at times, even translate their articles (something for which yours truly will, alas, never have the patience).
The German church is in such a state that the gloves will not do anymore and only bare knuckles will do.
Kreuz.net does it very crudely, but on the whole rather well. Kudos to them, and who cares if the German PC-police and institutionalised faggotry disagree.