Who has forsaken, thee, Msgr Wagner?

February 18, 2009

I read slabbed today. I thought to myself that at least those people who owned a home and had insurance had TOOLS to fight BACK with.

Those of us who didn’t have homes and insurance and were renters didn’t have that opportunity to FIGHT BACK against KATRINA.

Another thought from reading Damian Thompson’s Blog today.
Monsignor who suggested Katrina was God’s punishment will not become Bishop of Linz

“…The conservative clergyman nominated as a bishop of Linz in Austria has withdrawn his name following the outcry over his view that Hurricane Katrina was God’s punishment for the immorality of New Orleans…”

Immorality? So everyone is to blame for the problems in New Orleans? So you believe erroneously that EVERYONE AFFECTED by Hurricane Katrina was FROM NEw OrLEAns?

Mgr. Gerhard Wagner, you need to come to Louisiana. The Holy Father should make you serve in Louisiana and do your penance.


The story from the AP two days ago:
Austria: `Katrina’ pastor giving up promotion

2 days ago

VIENNA (AP) — A radio station says an Austrian pastor who suggested that God punished New Orleans with Hurricane Katrina because of the city’s sins is giving up the auxiliary bishop post the pope promoted him to.

The national broadcaster ORF said Sunday the Rev. Gerhard Maria Wagner made the decision because of the controversy surrounding Pope Benedict XVI’s promotion of him in Linz, Austria’s second largest city.

The promotion of the conservative pastor sparked an outcry among Catholics who warned it could prompt people to leave the church.

ORF quotes the 54-year-old Wagner as saying: “Regarding the fierce criticism, I am praying and after consulting the diocesan bishop I have decided to ask the Holy Father in Rome to take back my promotion as auxiliary bishop.”


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