Bishop Silences German Priest for Speaking at PEGIDA Rally

Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart, January 24, 2015

The Bishop of Münster, Felix Genn, has banned Father Paul Spätling from preaching in a Catholic church after Spätling addressed a PEGIDA rally in Duisburg earlier this week. The Bishop said he “cannot and will not tolerate” such talk.

Invoking Canon 764 of Catholic Canon Law, the Bishop has stripped the 67-year-old priest of his preaching authority, forbidding him from speaking inside or outside of houses of worship. {snip}

In his address to the PEGIDA group, Father Spätling said that Europe has been fighting against Islam for 1400 years, and challenged Chancellor Angela Merkel’s statement that Islam belongs to Germany. “It is unbelievable that Ms. Merkel has said that Islam is part of Germany,” he said. Spätling also told protesters, “It’s important to show that Catholics are on your side.”

In his speech, Father Spätling recalled the religious wars in the Middle Ages and referred to Europe’s historical struggle against “the Turks.” He marched at the head of PEGIDA supporters through the city, carrying an icon.

“We distance ourselves emphatically from his completely distorted picture of the past and present,” said Stephan Kronenburg, spokesman for the Diocese of Münster. “With his statements he stirs up animosity toward Islam, which we consider to be dangerous,” he said in a statement. {snip}

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  • David Ashton

    Take a leaf from St Paul – who withstood Pope No 1 to his face.

  • james AZ

    Father Paul Spatling spoke 100% TRUTH about ISLAMIC …….hey Merkel look 1400 years about history about Islam OH please are you think really that Islam belong to germany!!!!!!!!

    • Anna Tree

      It was only 9 years ago when the previous Pope Benedict gave his Regensburg lecture. Nowadays he wouldn’t be able to quote the truthful statement of 14th century Emperor Manuel “Show me just what Muhammad
      brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and
      inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he
      preached”.
      Till this day, no Muslims have been able to answer that request. That is why they will silence it. It’s not only cartoons they censor.
      The sad is that it’s not only Muslims I mean by “they” anymore…

    • bilderbuster

      Germany is spelled with a capitol G!

  • propagandaoftruth

    Well, the Pope is a self loathing crypto-Marxist, What does one expect? Apparently being a crypto-Marxist skimmer is prerequisite for the bishop’s hat these days.

    • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

      The present pope is, not pope Bendict.

  • Easyrhino

    “The Bishop said he “cannot and will not tolerate” such talk.”

    Apparently now the truth goes against the tenets of the Catholic church.

    • bilderbuster

      He kisses the rings of Israeli leaders and homosexuals too.
      What a sellout!

  • The Roman Catholic Church, which has deeply been hood-winked by multiculturalists, doesn’t like it when one of their own breaks with their lies and supports a group rightfully promoting a nationalistic and cultural identity.

    The RCC opposes white racial consciousness primarily because it will hurt them financially in much of Europe, including South and Central America. They need those Hispanic peasants mindlessly giving them all their money.

    • Xerxes22

      Hispanic peasants don’t give any money to the Roman Catholic Church. Ninety nine percent of the Church’s wealth comes from donations by White Americans and Europeans.

      • Some, admittedly, are too poor in South and Central American countries. Some are able to though. The people of Mexico, generally, are able to give funds to the RCC since their economy is somewhat better than other peasant, third-world nations.

    • torri sepi

      Gee all along I thought it was the white mindless Americans giving them all their money.

    • Preparation HBomb

      Ha, ha, show me a church ANYWHERE that doesn’t depend on its wealthy members for financial support!!! Protestants are no different than Catholics in that regard. I’m now Catholic, and I agree that the Church has been hijacked by multiculturalists AND the social justice crowd. Do I still go to Mass? Nope – well, rarely. But I will always believe in the Mystical Body and Blood of Christ. I told a priest today that I don’t care about the Catechism, the Pope, or the hierarchy — the only thing that matters to me is what lives in the center of the monstrance and that by extension in the human heart. (And I used to be a Protestant minister so I know very well what it takes financially to run a church.)

  • Dave West

    At this point it’s only a matter of time before Pope Libtard converts to Islam.

    • I for one would enjoy it if he did, that is, if he wants to play the ‘all inclusive’ role and cozy up to the bloodthirsty muslims. The muslims would use and abuse him like a cheap hooker.

      Even better, if the Pope wanted to follow his libtard beliefs to their logical conclusion, is that he comes out as transgender and starts to wear makeup and high heels in public. He’d then be loved by all the deviants, gender-benders and homosexuals for sure. The man’s a disgrace.

      • torri sepi

        Don’t forget their #1 past time, pedophilia.

        • Xerxes22

          Another Catholic basher crawls out from under a rock. Go back to handling your snakes.

          • torri sepi

            Let me ask you one question, does the Catholic Church have a problem with priests committing pedophilia on innocent children or not? You call me a basher though I speak the truth.

          • Xerxes22

            This pope is trying to put a an end to this ugly problem. He is doing a good job of ending corruption and pedophilia in the Church. By slandering the man with that cheap shot, you are just enabling the anti- Catholic bigots. BTW, this is supposed to be a White Nationalist site. By attacking other Christian religions, we only aid our enemies.

          • Jenkem Jones

            Pope Francis declared that only the Roman Catholic Church are true Christians. He’s eager to kiss up to muzzies and queers, but he hates Christians that are not part of the popish church.

          • torri sepi

            Wow, I didn’t know he said that.

          • torri sepi

            Please point out specifically in my post were you claim I slandered this pope. I never once spoke about your Pope Francis. I said the Catholic Church has a problem, which it does, does it not?
            A White Nationalist site? Thank you for informing me of that.
            I am not a white nationalist. I am a child of the Living God and a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ who suffered and died for the sins of the whole world. I worship the King of Glory solely, not some man or denomination. I also believe that most “Christian Religions” (denominations) were created by man, not by God. Jesus formed the Church as one body, to be His body, not dozens of denominations with different beliefs and different rules. That is confusion, and if you read the Word of God He tells you who the father of confusion is.

    • bilderbuster

      Or comes out of the closet.

  • TomIron361

    The leadership of the church is the same right here. A bunch of commie bums.

  • IstvanIN

    There is no freedom of speech or thought within the RCC, so I am not surprised that a priest would be admonished for voicing his opinion. Yet the bigger question is: how does the church expect to survive in Europe after the Muslim takeover? The sickness of most Whites in a leadership positions is astounding.

    • Holden

      Astounding, isn’t it? I mean, I have to ask, cui bono? What benefit does the Roman Church gain by defending Muslims? What benefit does the Roman Church gain by protecting Islamic immigration? There must be a real answer here. Somewhere. I can’t accept that it’s merely insanity.

      • Wing-nut.

        They’re playing both sides against the middle and not revealing anything yet.

        Now that they are obviously in the game, it should make for an interesting spectacle.

        Germany again too. The Deutsch will be in my prayers.

  • dd121

    Again, the truth is not a defense with leftists.

  • haroldcrews

    It’s rather easy to believe these days that Dante’s poetic license is correct. Hell is paved with the skulls of bishops.

    • Anan7

      Interesting that it’s unlikely that Dante originally said that, no one knows who the primary source was, though it was likely 1000 years before Dante.

      I prefer what Pope Benedict said about Islam, if only he had the balls to stand up for himself after the PC police went after him.

      “Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he
      preached” – Islam and Christianity have very little in common, and the bishops should stand up like they have a pair and speak the truth about Islam.

      This defrocked priest should be canonized.

      • Paleoconn

        Pope Benedict was quoting 15th century Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Palaiologos.

        • Jenkem Jones

          It’s easy to pretend that we are ‘smarter’ than the people of the 15th Century, but what he said was and still is 100% correct.

          • Paleoconn

            I agree. Manuel was a brilliant Emperor and he saw first-hand what the religion that was then already seven centuries old was all about. Benedict must have believed Manuel’s words for him to quote them with such reverence.

      • Anna Tree

        Oops, I posted about this before reading your post, sorry.

        I wonder if his Regensburg statements triggered his departure.

        • Anan7

          it’s certainly a possibility. “sorry”? don’t mind, great minds think alike haha 🙂

        • Christorchaos

          Mike Jones at Culture Wars theorizes that Benedict got duped into supporting Israel unreservedly, and sort of painted himself into a corner on that subject rhetorically, and felt the only way to extricate himself and by extension the Church was to resign. That’s his theory. Best reason I’ve heard, … even though it’s not a particularly good one. Theres got to be some reason other than “age”.

          • torri sepi

            That theory seems weak especially seeing how out of the blue his resignation was and how fast proceedings occurred to replace him. Sounds more reasonable that a threat of arrest would cause such swift action especially taking into consideration that he has not left the Vatican grounds in the 2 years since his resignation.

          • Ella

            Maybe, he tried to clean up the corruption and evil in the Vatican such as sex abuse scandals and blind conformity serving the world elite.

          • torri sepi

            You could very well be correct.

  • SentryattheGate

    Stephan Kronenburg, spokesman for the Diocese of Münster. “With his statements he stirs up animosity toward Islam, which we consider to be dangerous.” I say Islam IS MORE dangerous than animosity toward Islam!

    • Christorchaos

      The spokesman is right on that score, I would say. Whether its more or less than appeasing Islam, who knows.

      But I must say my cui bono spidey sense is tingling a little on all this anti-Muslim hatred in the right-wing blogosphere. Isn’t yours?

    • bilderbuster

      The adherents of Islam and Judaism are perfectly capable of creating animosity wherever they go.

  • ThatWhiteGuy

    So stirring up dissent and possible negativity against Islam is dangerous, but Islam acting out violently isn’t an issue?

  • BulgAryan

    Paul Spätling for president! Paul Spätling for Pope!

  • Reynardine

    Before, we had entire religious orders (Hospitaliers, Teutonic Knights) that were established to defend Christendom from Islam.

    Now the Catholics condemn priests who even speak out against Islam.

    And Islam hasn’t gotten less violent lately, it’s gotten more violent.

    • je suis paganisme

      I would be jubilant if one of these houses of worship had Father Spatling to speak, anyway, in defiance of the Bishop’s decree.

  • Pelayo

    “We distance ourselves emphatically from his completely distorted picture of the past and present,”
    Yeah cause as we all know Muslims just came to Europe and asked our ancestors nicely to convert. And Islam is the religion of peace…

  • LHathaway

    I’m surprised no one is comparing this to the silencing and imprisoning of religious dissenters during the Nazi era.

  • Ella

    “With his statements he stirs up animosity toward Islam, which we consider to be dangerous,” Everyone is dangerous according to the government who does not take it laying down. I’m glad to see that some Priests are still men with a voice.

  • rightrightright

    There was a video on YouTube showing a Catholic priest who, when Moslems took over the open space near his church and used it as a mosque, set all the church bells ringing and drowned them out.

    Sadly, the video has been taken down. We all know why.

  • corvinus

    The Novus Ordo hierarchy again persecuting one of their clergy who tries to be a Catholic, case #69,105.

  • MG Huffman

    And days later, Chancellor Merkel criticizes Islamic extremism for its anti-Semitism in honor of “Holocaust Rememberence Day.” Unbelievable.

  • ShermanTMcCoy

    Enjoy burning in hell, Herr Bischoff.

  • Preparation HBomb

    Bishop Genn will probably come to regret his foolish action. As for Merkel, well, during WWII, Germany thought the whole world belonged to them, so she is simply following the lead of her own cultural history. Thinking Germany owns Islam, however, is destined for as much success as the Third Reich in the long run; Islam will make Merkel, too, regret her foolish action. I stand with Fr. Spatling. Another one to listen to is Brigitte Gabrielle of “Act For America.” Islam IS the enemy, people. Make no mistake about that.

  • Jenkem Jones

    This was pre ordained by ejecting the last real Pope. Pope Benedict XVI. Everything is downhill from here. It will get much worse and then it will get terrible.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    Sad that Christian churches are no longer the bastion of western civilization and have been hijacked by the semite loving commies.