(kreuz.net) Calls from clerics, who are disobedient to the hierarchy, is nothing new.
This was revealed by the Bavaria born Church historian, Cardinal Walter Brandmuller (83), in an article for the Catholic newspaer 'Tagespost'.
The Cardinal recalled a revolt of clerics which took place in Bohemia at the beginning of the twentieth century and spread to Slovakia.
Without Jews, without Rome, we'll build the German Cathedral.
Cardinal Brandmuller explained about how the turn of the nineteenth century there was a "Break Away from Rome Movement" present in Austria.
The initiator was Georg Ritter von Schönerer († 1921).
He used anti-clerical and antisemitic ideas: "Without Jews, without Rome, we'll build a German Cathedral home."
This was the genesis of the National Socialists.
After a decade the propaganda persuaded then around a hundred thousand Austrian Catholics.
This movement found a sequel a half-century later -- said Cardinal Brandmuller: "in the turbulent time after the Second Vatican Council by the adherents of "We Are Church", "Church From Below" and the circles around the "Kirchenvolkbegehren [Church People Seeking Reform].
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