Fr Schüller, the leader of Austrian priests and deacons openly defying the authority of the Church and dissenting from her teachings, has announced the formation of a pan-Germanic group of dissenting clergy that will soon incorporate disobedient clergy from the Anglo-saxon countries, including Ireland, Australia and the USA by the autumn.
The Austrian Priests Intiative, with their Declaration of Disobedience, have joined with disloyal groups of clergy in Germany and Switzerland, forming a group of 1,500 priests and deacons who are breaking their promises of obedience made at their ordination.
There was a meeting of representatives of the disobedient priests and deacons in Munich between the 24-26 January 2013, that issued the following statement:
‘We stand for honest awareness of the situations in which people find themselves in their lives and for the credibility of church practice. That is why we openly specify what we do, even if it contradicts present church rules.
[Protect the Pope comment: This is the usual liberal mistake for making people's experience the judge of God's truth, rather than allowing God's truth to judge people's experience. They are proposing reducing Christianity from being the revelation of God, to just another humanism, with man replacing God.]
We are against absolutist structures in our Church and advocate civil rights and transparency.
[Protect the Pope comment: This is just another way of saying they reject the authority of the pope and Magisterium, given by Christ to the apostles and their successors. Their use of the phrase 'our Church' make the mistake of thinking that the Church belongs to them, when in fact it is the Body of Christ, and the Temple of the Holy Spirit. The Church doesn't belong to use like the bourgeois think their homes or cars belong to them. Notice they talk about 'civil rights' but not responsibilities. This is typical of this type of liberal Catholic, it's all me, me, me.]
This is why we have formed a network in the German-speaking countries and internationally. We now call on the bishops to do likewise, that is to form a network for reform.
[Protect the Pope: Obviously they come from the Hans Kung school of egotism! The idea of calling on the bishops to join their disobedience and dissent betrays the depth of their delusions of grandeur].
Protect the Pope comment: Now the corruption has spread to over 1,500 priests and deacons under the leadership of Fr Schüller, who aims to incorporate priests from Ireland, Australia and the USA in their anti-Church. How long until Fr Joe Ryan and the English Call to Action priests join up with Fr Schüller’s empire? Imagine what these emboldened priests and deacons are preaching and teaching back in their parishes! God protect their people from their disobedience.