Bishop Schwarz's troubles also were not over. On March 9 it was reported that one of the deans who had voted against Dr Wagner had confessed to having a long-term girlfriend. Fr Josef Friedl, who had a high media profile as a result of a controversial case with illegal immigrants, spoke out after being pressured to admit to having a mistress.Why indeed, Father, lying is a sin and besides, it could be a lot worse: at least it's a girlfriend. Read the whole long piece in the Catholic Herald (UK) to be dismayed, yes, but also entertained.
"I am 65 now. Why should I lie?" Fr Friedl said. He added that everyone in his parish knew about his girlfriend anyway.
(Thanks to Dr. Tighe.)