Translated from the Spanish http://nonpossumus-vcr.blogspot.com/Bishop Huonder, who will soon be retiring from the SSPX, has shown during his life a special preference for Israel and the Jewish people . Already his doctoral thesis, presented in 1975, is entitled: " Israel Son of God: On the interpretation of a theme of the Old Testament in the Jewish Exegesis of the Middle Ages . "
Already a bishop, he was appointed President Delegate of the Swiss Episcopal Conference for the " Roman Catholic Judeo-Commission Discussion " (JRGK, in its acronym in German). In 2010, the Commission presents the following report :
Annual Report 2010 of the Romanian Judeo-Catholic Discussion Commission (JRGK)
Mons. Vitus Huonder President of the aforementioned Commission (JRGK) on behalf of the Swiss Episcopal Conference (SBK, acronym in German)
Topics: In 2010, the JRGK discussed various issues related to the Judeo-Catholic relationship and religious freedom in Switzerland. The focus was on the following topics and tasks:
1. the design and preparation of the first Dies Judaicus [Day of Judaism. The first was held in Switzerland in 2011, and then it has been extended to other nations. Note from NP] in Switzerland on the second Sunday of Lent, March 20, 2011, where the main task of the JRGK was to prepare all the necessary documents for the Dies Judaicus , which will then be translated into French by the SBK.
The "Day of Judaism", superimposed on the Second Sunday of Lent (today) exists thanks to the efforts of Bishop Hounder and his Jewish friends
Said and done. On March 20, 2011, the first Dies Judaicus was celebrated in Switzerland , for which Bishop Huonder published the following words (extracts):
Message for the Dies Judaicus, March 20, 2011
The gifts and the call are irrevocable
Message from Mons. Vitus Huonder on the occasion of the Dies Judaicus 2011.
On the second Sunday of Lent, March 20, 2011, the Swiss Episcopal Conference establishes the Dies Judaicus, the Day for the Jewish People .
If the first objective of the Dies Judaicus is to return to the past, considering the people of the twelve tribes and the origin of the Christian faith, the effective reality of solidarity with the Jewish people reminds us of the permanent and ever present responsibility of the Church towards the Jewish people.
The terrible aggressions against this people during the Second World War led the Church to renew this responsibility and to make these declarations that we can read in the conciliar document Nostra Aetate.
In view of the reality that anti-Semitism has spread again in recent years, the Church once again feels the need to ask for solidarity in our country with the Jewish people . In view of the fears and needs of many Jews, it has the duty to take a stand against "all expressions of hatred, persecution and manifestations of anti-Semitism" ...
The permanent gift of grace . I would like to underline here the word of Saint Paul, which refers to our Jewish brothers and sisters: "Because the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable" (Rm 11,29). If the gifts and the call are irrevocable from God, it can only mean one thing: that the God and Father of all men continues his plan of salvation for Israel. God also continues today his plan of salvation with the chosen people. Do not disappoint this people. He also drives it today ...
From that moment, we want to pray that this grace and this irrevocable call to Israel will bear fruit even today, so that they promote justice and mutual respect, and thus contribute to unity and peace among all peoples.
1. The new version of the Good Friday Prayer of Pope Benedict XVI "For the Jews" of March 4, 2009.
2. The lifting of the excommunication against four bishops of the Saint Pius X Priestly Fraternity by Pope Benedict XVI on January 21, 2009, in which, above all, the public denial of the Holocaust by one of these bishops , Richard Williamson, as well as the relationship of the Fraternity of Saint Pius X with the Declaration of the Council "Nostra aetate" ... These events became a challenge and a burden for the Jewish-Catholic dialogue . [It is now better understood why the SSPX got rid of Bishop Williamson and now welcomes Bishop Houder! NP Note] The main concern of JRGK was to maintain the basic trust and foundations of the Catholic-Jewish dialogue, especially in light of the achievements of the last sixty years and the joint tasks ahead. All the members of JRGK have fought openly to reach an agreement on critical issues ... Finally, it is clear that the Jewish-Christian dialogue in Switzerland must continue .... However, a real conversation on equal terms requires absolute acceptance of the other religion and its full respect .
3. Looking to the future of Jewish-Catholic dialogue, there are other challenges such as the beatification of Pope Pius XII ...
4. The JRGK achieved an important goal with the introduction of Dies iudaicus in Switzerland since 2011 ... Starting in 2011, the Dies iudaicus will be celebrated on the second Sunday of Lent. The Episcopal Conference asks the JRGK to provide the parishes with material suitable for the Dies iudaicus in liturgical cooperation.
In the 2013 annual report it says:
The following topics were discussed: the establishment of special parishes with a Tridentine Mass by the former Catholic President of the JRGK, Mons. Dr. Vitus Huonder and the problems of the Catholic-Jewish dialogue; the relationship between the Vatican and the Fraternity of St. Pius X
Why should the Commission for the Judeo-Catholic dialogue discuss at the Berna Synagogue the relationship between the SSPX and Rome and the establishment of parishes with the Tridentine Mass? What is this? One wonders if there is a plan agreed by the Pope and the Synagogue, which is currently being carried out in relation to Bishop Hounder and the SSPX.
The annual report of the 2016 Swiss Episcopal Conference informs us:
27.6.2016, The Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei extended to Bishop Vitus Huonder, Bishop of Chur, his mandate to continue the theological and pastoral discussions with the circles linked to the Society of Saint Pius X.
Was that why Francis extended to Bishop Houder also the mandate as Bishop of Chur? Everything seems to indicate it. On December 17 of that same year, Mons. Huonder was received in a private Audience by Bergoglio. Less than a year later, on May 4, 2017, the Swiss Episcopal Conference published the communiqué announcing the extension of the mandate of Bishop Huonder:
" Pope Francis has decided not to respond now to the resignation request of Bishop Vitus Huonder and make it effective at Easter 2019. The President of the Swiss Bishops' Conference, Bishop Charles Morerod, reacted as follows:" We have known of this decision and we respect it, of course. "
Freiburg, May 4, 2017 Swiss Episcopal Conference Walter Müller, Information Officer "
On May 3, Msgr. Huonder published his own communiqué where he made known Francisco's decision and in which he said: " I thank you for giving me the opportunity to carry out and accompany some works that have not yet concluded within the diocese as in other areas ". Is this why, for several years, the SSPX has been preparing the reception in one of their houses of Mons. Huonder, profusely publishing articles in their favor? For his part, Fr. Nay, founder and administrator of the site GloriaTV, affirmed in May 2017 the following regarding the extension given by Francisco to the mandate of Bishop Huonder (extract):
The guesses about the reasons for the extension began quickly. Why is Rome not in a hurry to get rid of the Bishop of Chur, for whom Pope Francis would have little sympathy? The answer: because Rome has more things to do hurriedly. What? The regularization of the Saint Pius X Priestly Fraternity What does that have to do with Huonder? More than one might think. The General House of the Brotherhood is not located in the diocese of Chur, but very close to it. Huonder is, as one would say in the jargon on the left, the most important Swiss "carrier of hope" for the Brotherhood.
For years Huonder, for whatever reason, celebrates the Tridentine Mass. He also visits the houses of the FSSPX (the media did not notice). That impresses the Fraternity. Huonder is the Swiss bishop closest to the Swiss bishop Bernard Fellay. The extension of Huonder is undoubtedly an encouraging sign for Bishop Fellay. He encourages him in his opinion (I do not joke) that Pope Francis is also "well disposed" towards his Fraternity , notwithstanding the fact that he commonly describes the Pious (and others) as narrow-minded Pharisees.
In this context, the Huonder extension is, therefore, a confidence-building measure (or tactical measure).
In the diocese of Chur, Francisco does not have to hurry. Things are not so bad there. The formation of priests in the theological higher school has never been so miserable as today.
Since Huonder took office - as I was told - 10 priests from the Catholic wing have left the diocese. The homo have remained. The priests, who live with publicly declared concubine, celebrate under the eyes of Huonder at the mass on the occasion of his priestly jubilee. Liberals should not fear Huonder. That's why the left-wing howl about Huonder is not really understandable.
It is a clear demonstration of its liberal drift, that the FSSPX has expelled a Catholic bishop for "denying the holocaust" and is prepared to receive, in a few days, a conciliar, ecumenist and liberal bishop , a modernist filojudío defender of "Nostra Aetate":
"The statement (Nostra Aetate) should not be considered a betrayal of the Christian faith. He is friendly. It is peaceful. It's open. It is in good faith, benevolent ... " From this sermon by Mons. Huonder.
As a liberal liberal, Bishop Hounder is also a friend of the Mohammedans. According to the 2017 Annual Report of the Swiss Episcopal Conference, in the Department of Interreligious Dialogue, in the Sector "Non-Christian Religions, Commission for Dialogue with Muslims , and Working Group Asian and African Religions AG AAR", Mons. Huonder serves as " Correspondent ." And a final fact about the position of this bishop regarding morality: we must know that on March 15, 2013, Bishop Huonder removed the canonical mission to Father Reto Nay, as punishment for a video of GloriaTV that He denounced the German bishops who allowed the use of the morning-after pill in "certain cases" . ___________________
THE TYPICAL CONTRADICTION OF THE LIBERAL CATHOLIC, REFLECTED IN THE SHIELD OF THE BISHOP HOUNDER: WHITE AND BLACK ... LAMB OF GOD AND MALE CABRÍO ...
" It's great to be able to offer a home to a bishop like that."
P. Firmin Suter FSSPX, Director of the Sancta Maria Institute, Wangs, Switzerland.