|Translated from the original German with Google translate|
The non-controversial within the church Jesuit Klaus Mertes gets in a few days in the Archdiocese of Vienna as part of the event "Acts 2010" an opportunity to perform and may Keynote presentation on "But you shall receive the Holy Spirit" force hold one. Father Mertes had in recent months back to strange statements provided medially. So he said to Pope Benedict in an interview: "I have great respect for Benedict XVI." Because he question of abuse not afraid of the truth has been in love. I wish him that he criticized the church even more can discover the church. " Then the Jesuit claimed that the Pope "hard of hearing it," is that God by the "secular world" to the Church talk.
End of January 2010, he had arranged with statements on homosexuality for attention. In connection with the abuse scandal at its own Berlin Canisius College, which was the current abuse scandal in the church to roll, had Mertes criticized the way the Catholic Church and homosexuality, and then said: "The church suffers from homophobia homosexuality is concealed clerics.. with this tendency are not sure whether they are accepted by an honest dealing with their s@x life. "
Mertes is also very critical to the establishment of the Working Group Committed Catholics in the Union "Arbeitskreis Engagierter Katholiken". It was incomprehensible to him how a Catholic in the CDU, "the Catholic" in sectarian political and public anger Sharpening ever could, Mertes wrote in an article for the Berliner Tagesspiegel. His opinion does not correspond to the spirit of C in the CDU, the journalist and rector of the Jesuit Gymnasium Berlin Canisius College. The Jesuit priest is a son of the CDU politician and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Alois Mertes (1921-1985). The meeting will be held on 14 to 16 October in St. Stephen's place.
Link (here) to KathNet.
Hat Tip to Tancred (here)