Find here the announcement from the Stop Western Mass page that the Western Mass has been, in fact, cancelled.
In my blog post of some days ago I had written to invite to action so that Cardinal Schoenborn “either sees the light, or get a well-deserved slap from Rome”.
I doubt that the first has happened and am more inclined to believe in the second, though the Cardinal might have thought that such a mess every year must not be good for his chances to get the Big Job when it becomes vacant.
Be it as it may, the mass is now cancelled and the Austrian clergy has received – from the very top – a well-deserved lesson.
On the page I have linked there is a form to send your thanks to Cardinal Schoenborn. I suggest that you do it not because he be particularly deserving of praise (he obviously isn’t), but to show him in a polite way the growing numbers of serious Catholics.
We can pat ourselves in the back today. Nothing against Bratwurst of course, but that was sacrilegious in the highest degree.
I have written last year about the scandalous Mass allowed every year by the every inch as scandalous Archbishop of Vienna, Cristoph Cardinal Schoenborn.
The event might happen – and is, in fact, scheduled to happen – again this year, unless sincere Catholics the world over manage to let Cardinal Schoenborn either see the light, or get a well-deserved slap from Rome.
Click on the link for the details. Mind, though, that this is rather strong stuff.
You can sign Gloria.tv’s petition here
If you feel like wasting some time, you can politely complain (in English too) by the Archbishop at email@example.com
You can write to the Congregation for the Clergy denouncing these scandalous shepherds at firstname.lastname@example.org
The email of the Papal Nuncio in Austria is: email@example.com
Or you can write to the Holy Father himself at firstname.lastname@example.org
Come on folks, let’s do this. The mass will be stopped or not as the case may be, but the stronger the uproar, the more difficult it will be to go on with such scandals.
In addition, please consider that Schoenborn is, in theory at least, papabile and the public uproar will certainly not help him when the time comes.