Comes word from Fr. Z that over 250 priests the other day in Austria, apparently never having heard of Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, were able with good conscience to affix their signatures to a petition asking "women be admitted to the priesthood." Additionally, a poll of Austrian clergy from a year ago reveals "80 percent of pastors in the country declare themselves favorable to the abolition of ecclesiastical celibacy."
A reader recently upbraided me (albeit gently) for sharp words I posted about the state of the Church in Austria, with regard to the "Western Mass" debacle, and I thus altered my text somewhat. With this latest news, however, I am left wondering two things:
1. Is obedience to Church teachings taught in Austrian seminaries these days?
2. Is Cardinal Schoenborn moonlighting and thus not able to fully carry out his duties in his daytime job?
h/t William Tighe