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To hope for a change of course, is illusory

The Bishop of Chur, the election is coming up: What for a Bishop or a Catholic your choice-Zurich?
If you look back on the conflict between Chur and Zurich, it needs a Bishop for all, and is approachable, willing and interested in the Opposite. Especially in the economic area of Zurich, with its multicultural society, we need a urban Bishop. He would have to pay in reconciliation work: Especially among the priests, many are deeply hurt, because Bishop Huonder has heard in the past, rather informers than to talk with the speakers.

to ensure that The "Forum Chur, priest," asked Pope Francis in writing, for a reconciliation, that is proportionate to the Bishop. A pious wish?
It is important that this open Forum is made up of 80 priests of different orientation indicates that the peace in the diocese's heart.

To fear that it would be re-elected a Conservative.
it Is realistic, you have to expect that the current course continues. It would be naive to think that with our Signal to Rome, the groundwork for a very different Church would be made course. We know that the Chur has the diocese of wire many Connections to Rome. That is why it is illusory to expect a complete change of course. Nevertheless, we want to Express our wishes. Not only the Forum but also the Huonder-fidelity Chur priest circle is not happy about the polarization in the diocese of Chur.

It means that Bishop Huonder have a direct line to Rome. This allowed him, despite opposition from the vicar-General Martin to place Grichting.
This is obvious. Grichting is in Rome, well-known, and with the important Curia Bishop Georg Gänswein friends. This relationship will certainly have an impact on the Bishop's choice. But there is not only this one channel. Our people have communities, relations to Rome, the Jesuits and other religious orders. Or former auxiliary Bishop in Zurich, Peter Henrici, says that in Rome, very clearly, what the deal is.

Would Grichting as Bishop for Catholic-Zürich not altogether unreasonable?
Grichting is a man of eloquence and a talent for organization, but also a person who wants to enforce his opinion strictly and hardly trust wakes. Well, it is known that he wants to abolish the dual System of intra-Church and state, Church and legal bodies in the Form of the cantonal churches. To him a Church in mind, according to the US model, in which the Bishop has the full Power, without that the state could correctively intervene.

in Western Switzerland, Bishop Alain de Raemy, and the life guards Roland Graf are the other frequently mentioned candidates, which would put Huonders course.
I hate to be about individuals. What can I say: Roland Graf and I were one of the first students of Bishop Haas. Count comes more from the Church legal, Doctrinal, while I develop my pastoral care of the social reality. De Raemy, I don't know. Me is not known, however, that the two gentlemen of great refinement would be true of the dual system.

The dual System was always the main point of contention between Zurich and Chur. Can you change anything at all?
no. The model is a success story, it has been proven in the last 50 years. It was created in the 60s in a tough struggle – as a sign of the Ecumenical communion that Reformed and Catholics want to make entitled and, together with the society and the state, the Church. Grichtings model, according to which the Church organized without the influence of the state itself, has led in the United States because of mismanagement to numerous bankruptcies of dioceses. Such a thing would not happen with us, because this is prevented by the control of the state.

The Diocese of attempts in the Vatican to discredit the dual System. She has turned on Rome, because the Federal court has rejected their lawsuit against the Grisons cantonal Church, which supports the Association Adebar and his consulting work on abortions financially. That will not be obvious even to the Pope?
it might be obvious at first glance. I can't imagine in the current crisis situation, where the Church of the appalling abuse covers cases, that resolves a for people in Need of important advice, because, supposedly, incompatible with the teaching of the Church. So they would lose all credibility. I also doubt that it will ruin Rom just because of this ruling with the Swiss policy and justice.

The largest part of the Catholics of the diocese of Chur lives in the Canton of Zurich. Would not have to live in the Bishop here?
This is exactly what we complain. The Second Vatican Council, the bishops must have in the modern world there their headquarters, where the majority of Catholics lives. The Bishop of Chur would have to reside in the metropolis of Zurich with its urban people and not on a historic Bishop's seat far away from the centre.

In the Canton of life 130'000 Catholics with a migration background. A Secondo-Bishop to imagine?
This would not be possible, unless he knows our culture, but also lives. He also needs to acknowledge the dual System and its basic democratic structure. Often, migrant chaplains, my Yes, as a pastor, and can do what you want. However, they are involved in our democratic System. To confess this about the new Synod Luis Varandas, a native Portuguese, and at the same time, Zürcher, through and through. I could imagine me as a Bishop. Nevertheless, it would be sad if we could not find a suitable Swiss candidates.

And a Secondo-vicar General? The Canton of Zurich is obtained with the resignation Huonders a new vicar General.
it would Also be possible. The vicar General is the representative of the Bishop. I would look for Zurich in two ways: Either the new Bishop in Chur occurs so convincing that he would be in Zurich, and a young, dynamic vicar-General would be supported. Or the neue Zürcher General vicar should be Bishop with greater skills.

In the case of Bishop Haas, protest marches were common. Is asleep, the resistor completely?
Asleep does not mean that no one is more interested in the bishopric, this is not the case. But the disappointment, the grief is so great that many of the faithful and of the staff, the Resignation is really noticeable. This leads to a retreat. All the more, as the staff has the feeling that in the current Situation, the Pope and the Church leadership is not enough consistently against the sexual abuse of procedure. Some pastors told me they would run the most, because their Church, the credibility is lacking. Therefore, must come from the leadership of the Church a clear sign that you want to clean up.


Created: 21.03.2019, 23:15 PM

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