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„Priesterrebellen“ planen in Bregenz internationales Vernetzungstreffen
Vorarlberger Nachrichten, 06-08-2013
Helmut Schüllers Pfarrer-Initiative will Dachverband gründen.
BREGENZ. (VN-tm) Ein internationales Vernetzungstreffen kirchenkritischer Priester soll in Bregenz über die Bühne gehen, bestätigte die Pfarrer-Initiative gestern. Termin ist der 11. Oktober 2013…

Vernetzungstreffen der Pfarrer-Initiative
Salzburger Nachrichten, 05-08-2013
Das bereits seit längerem geplante internationale Vernetzungstreffen kirchenkritischer Priester soll in Bregenz über die Bühne gehen. Termin sei der 11. Oktober, bestätigte die Pfarrer-Initiative…

Pfarrer-Initiative plant internationales Treffen in Bregenz
religion@ORF.at, 05-08-2013
Das bereits seit längerem geplante internationale Vernetzungstreffen kirchenkritischer Priester – initiiert von der österreichischen Pfarrer-Initiative – soll in Bregenz über die Bühne gehen…

„Beim Umgang mit homosexuellen Paaren müssen wir weiterkommen“
OÖNachrichten, 05-08-2013
PORTLAND. Mit Aussagen für eine kirchliche Würdigung der „Homo-Ehe“ hat Helmut Schüller auf seiner USA-Tour viel Aufsehen auch in Österreich geerntet. Im OÖN-Interview spricht der Obmann der reformorientierten Pfarrer-Initiative über die internationale Vernetzung der Kirchenreformer in der römisch-katholischen Kirche, Papst Franziskus und einen neuen Dialog mit Österreichs Bischöfen…
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„Warum die raschen Festlegungen?“
KURIER 04-08-2013
Interview: Helmut Schüller über Franziskus’ Nein zu Frauenpriesterinnen und Jein zu Homosexuellen…

Helmut Schüller: „Kirchenrebell“ auf US-Tour
Ö1 Praxis – Religion und Gesellschaft, 31-07-2013, 16:00 Uhr
Sein „Aufruf zum Ungehorsam“ gegenüber der römisch-katholischen Kirchenführung hat von Anfang an weit über Österreich hinaus für Aufsehen gesorgt: Jetzt haben mehrere Reformgruppen eine regelrechte US-Tour für Helmut Schüller organisiert…

USA: Schüller erneut mit Redeverbot belegt
religion@ORF.at, 26-07-2013
Der Erzbischof von Detroit (US-Bundesstaat Michigan) hat Helmut Schüller ein Auftrittsverbot erteilt. Der Obmann der kritischen Pfarrer-Initiative hatte bereits vor einigen Wochen in Boston ebenfalls Redeverbot bekommen…

„Umgang in der Kirche braucht Verfassung“
KURIER, 25-07-2013
Das Medienecho ist nicht ganz so groß wie das für seinen „Chef“, Papst Franziskus, in Südamerika. Aber für „nur einen kleinen Pfarrer“, wie sich Helmut Schüller selbst tituliert, ist die Präsenz, die er in den Medien in Nordamerika hat, auch nicht schlecht…
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Schüller trifft in den USA auf großes Medieninteresse
kathweb, 24-07-2013
Sprecher der Pfarrer-Initiative auf Vortragsreihe in den Staaten – Zuständigkeit eines einzigen Priesters für 20 Dörfer ohne Möglichkeit echter Kontakte mit dortigen Gemeinden „ein Skandal“…

Helmut Schüller für gleichgeschlechtliche Ehe
religion.ORF.at, 24-07-2013
Helmut Schüller, Obmann der amtskirchenkritischen Pfarrer-Initiative, hat sich während seiner Vortragstour durch die USA eindeutig für die gleichgeschlechtliche Ehe ausgesprochen…

Schüller in den USA (03:47)
ORF – ZIB 2, 23-07-2013 22:00
Helmut Schüller, der Gründer der rebellischen Pfarrer-Initiative, ist auf Amerika-Tournee und besucht dort vier Wochen lang katholische Gemeinden. Die Kardinäle von Boston und Philadelphia haben Schüller allerdings offiziell verboten, in den Kirchen ihrer Diözesen zu sprechen.

Pfarrer Schüller zu Gast beim National Press Club
Heute.at, 23-07-2013
Der österreichische „Kirchenrebell“ Helmut Schüller war am Montag zu einem Vortrag beim renomierten National Press Club in Washington zu Gast, um über seine Initiative und den „Aufruf zum Ungehorsam“ zu referieren. Der Bostoner Erzbischof Sean O’Mally…

Schüller in USA: Andrang zur Pfarrer-Initiative
Ö1 Mittagsjournal, 19-07-2013
Helmut Schüller, der Sprecher der österreichischen Pfarrerinititative, tourt mit seinem „Aufruf zum Ungehorsam“ durch die USA. Fast vier Wochen lang ist er unterwegs, in 15 Städten spricht er über die Zukunft der katholischen Kirche, wie er sie sieht…

Helmut Schüller tritt USA-Tour an
religion.ORF.at, 15-07-2013
Der Obmann der österreichischen Pfarrer-Initiative, Helmut Schüller, ist heute zu einer zweiwöchigen Vortragstour in die USA aufgebrochen. Im Vorfeld machte ein Redeverbot in der Erzdiözese Boston Schlagzeilen. Die amtskirchenkritische österreichische 

Helmut Schüller tritt USA-Tour an
news.ORF.at, 15-07-2013
Helmut Schüller tritt USA-Tour an. Der Obmann der österreichischen Pfarrer-Initiative, Helmut Schüller, ist heute zu einer zweiwöchigen Vortragstour in die USA aufgebrochen. Im Vorfeld machte ein Redeverbot in der Erzdiözese Boston Schlagzeilen…

Pfarrer Schüller auf dreiwöchiger Vortragsreihe in den USA
Kathweb, 15-07-2013 
Washington, 15.07.2013 (KAP) Der Vorsitzende der österreichischen „Pfarrer-Initiative“, Pfarrer Helmut Schüller, ist zu einer Vortragsreihe in die USA aufgebrochen. Wie die Initiative am Montag mitgeteilt hat, wird er in den kommenden drei Wochen in 15

Österreichische Pfarrer-Initiative vernetzt sich mit US-Reformgruppen
kipa-apic, 15-07-2013 
Washington, 15.7.13 (Kipa) Der Vorsitzende der österreichischen Pfarrer-Initiative, Pfarrer Helmut Schüller, ist zu einer Vortragsreihe in die USA aufgebrochen. Wie die Initiative am Montag mitteilte, wird Schüller in den kommenden drei Wochen in 15

Kirchenkritiker Schüller geht auf USA-Tour
derStandard.at, 15-07-2013
Wien. Helmut Schüller, Chef der österreichischen kirchenkritischen Pfarrerinitiative, ist am Montag zu einer dreiwöchigen Reise durch die USA aufgebrochen. Sie führt ihn durch 15 Städte, wo er Vorträge zur Zukunft der katholischen Kirche halten will…

Kirchenkritiker Schüller geht auf USA-Tour
Salzburger Nachrichten, 15-07-2013
Apa | 15.07.2013 – 11:10 Helmut Schüller, Chef der österreichischen kirchenkritischen Pfarrerinitiative, ist am Montag zu einer dreiwöchigen Reise durch die USA aufgebrochen. Sie führt ihn durch 15 Städte, wo er Vorträge zur Zukunft der Kirche…

Kirchenkritiker Schüller geht auf USA-Tour
Kleine Zeitung, 15-07-2013
Helmut Schüller, Chef der österreichischen kirchenkritischen Pfarrerinitiative, ist am Montag zu einer dreiwöchigen Reise durch die USA aufgebrochen. Sie führt ihn durch 15 Städte, wo er Vorträge zur Zukunft der katholischen Kirche halten will…

Kirchenkritiker Schüller auf USA – Tour
Kurier, 15-07-2013
Kirchenkritiker Schüller auf USA-Tour. Der österreichische „Ungehorsame“ hat auch in den Staaten für Kontroversen gesorgt. Helmut Schüller, Chef der österreichischen kirchenkritischen Pfarrerinitiative, ist am Montag zu einer dreiwöchigen Reise durch….


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Schüller wraps up US tour: ‚We all must speak out‘
National Catholic Reporter, 08-08-2013
NEW YORK Fr. Helmut Schüller’s „Catholic Tipping Point“ tour of the United States ended where it began: in New York. He gave an address Wednesday evening in Manhasset and on Thursday, he visited St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan, where he delivered thousands of red ribbons and signatures he collected in 15 cities across the nation.

Schüller in Los Angeles: decrying ‚dictatorship‘ of church hierarchy
National Catholic Reporter, 05-08-2013
LOS ANGELES It was 7:15 p.m. Friday. Seats in the dimly lit auditorium adjacent to the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Pasadena, Calif., were beginning to fill. More than 200 Catholics from the Los Angeles area had gathered to hear the presentation by Austrian priest Fr. Helmut Schüller, who is calling upon Catholics to defy church hierarchy…

Ex-monsignor brings message of church reform to Seattle
The Seattle Times, 03-08-2013
An Austrian priest, stripped by the Vatican of his monsignor title because of his radical messages of reform about married and female priests, is scheduled to speak Monday in Seattle as part of his 15-city U.S. tour…

Homosexual and Married Priests? Why Not?
Huffington Post, 01-08-2013
Last week in his visit to Brazil, Pope Francis sent an explicit message that his tenure would be a departure from tradition. „I want a mess,“ he told the audience at World Youth Day. „I want trouble in the dioceses!…. I want to see the church get closer to the people.“ This statement was followed by other ground-breaking by his eminence…

‚Appeal to Disobedience‘
Pasadena Weekly, 01-08-2013
Not welcome in Catholic churches, reformist priest to speak at Presbyterian church in Pasadena…

Reformist priest praises pope’s new tone but wants more
Reuters, 31-07-2013
(Reuters) – An Austrian priest who has stirred controversy in Europe with his challenge to Catholic church teachings on taboo topics suggested on Wednesday that women should be allowed to become priests and said that gays need justice, not just mercy…
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Catholic Church Reformer On U.S. Tour Stops In San Diego
KPBS News TV-Interview, 31-07-2013
Observers are declaring Pope Francis‘ first overseas trip as Pontiff a great success. He wrapped up his tour of Brazil, the world’s largest Roman Catholic country, on Sunday with an outdoor mass that drew 3 million people…

Dissident priest says reformers hopeful, but unsure of Pope Francis
Denver Post, 29-07-2013
Pope Francis set the world debating whether his candid and concilatory remarksMonday on gays and women in the Catholic Church represent a new direction or simply a kindlier tone…

Sisters, woman priest, church reformers among Schüller’s Cincinnati crowd
National Catholic Reporter, 29-07-2013
CINCINNATI During his U.S. speaking tour, Austrian priest Fr. Helmut Schüller learned an expression that was new to him: „elephant in the living room.“ In Detroit, where he spoke before arriving here Saturday, he met with a group of reform-minded priests who have adopted the expression as their name…

Schüller in Cleveland: The church ‚has to become again a church of the people‘
National Catholic Reporter, 29-07-2013
CLEVELAND The only way to restore the church to the people is to revisit the Second Vatican Council and openly discuss with the church hierarchy the polarizing issues of optional celibacy, the ordination of women and welcoming lesbian and gay couples to the sacraments…

Chicago Cardinal George: no red carpet for Schüller
National Catholic Reporter, 29-07-2013
Cardinal Francis George was much distressed last week when he was told that the Association of Chicago Priests had invited its members to attend a meeting with Fr. Helmut Schüller at a Catholic church before his talk, sponsored by Call to Action and other reform groups, July 24 in Chicago…

Priest banned by Archdiocese of Detroit from speaking at local church
wxyz Action News, TV-Interview, 26-07-2013
(WXYZ) – Rev. Helmut Schüller is the Catholic priest from Austria who is making headlines here in the US. His views on the church have drawn support and criticism. „We want the priesthood to become opened for married men … for women also … so we want a discussion about it,“ he says.

Schüller: Popular support provides freedom to speak without condemnation
National Catholic Reporter, 26-07-2013
As Fr. Helmut Schüller travels the United States, the question that puzzles many is how he and other leaders of the „Appeal to Disobedience“ movement escape condemnation if not excommunication by the bishops of Austria.

Schüller: Bishops have ’no influence‘ on young people’s thinking
National Catholic Reporter, 25-07-2013
CHICAGO For the crowd of more than 500 at the talk in Chicago by the founder of the Austrian Priests‘ Initiative, Fr. Helmut Schüller probably didn’t say anything they hadn’t already heard. But the fact that a priest was not afraid to speak publicly and is networking with like-minded priests around the world gave many audience members hope that reform in the church is possible…

Evangelizing the institutional church: an interview with Helmut Schüller
National Catholic Reporter, 24-07-2013
Much has been written about Austrian priest and reformer Helmut Schüller since he opened his 15-city U.S. tour, called „The Catholic Tipping Point,“ in New York last week. Schüller has been making news in the Roman Catholic church reform movement since 2006…

Rev. Helmut Schuller, Reformist Priest Calls For Married Priesthood And Same-Sex Marriage, Hopes To Find Ally In Pope Francis
Huffington Post, 24-07-2013
WASHINGTON (RNS). An Austrian priest who’s been banned from speaking at Roman Catholic churches during his three-week U.S. tour said Pope Francis could be an ally in reforming the Catholic Church, but said it will take more than the pope to open the priesthood to married men and women…

Father Helmut Schuller Goes to Washington
America, 23-07-2013
An Austrian priest who is urging the church to adopt practices ranging from greater lay involvement in decision-making to opening the priesthood to married men and women said the effort is aimed at upholding the decisions of the Second Vatican Council. Father Helmut Schuller, a parish pastor from the Archdiocese of Vienna…

Schüller: Now is not the time for Third Vatican Council
National Catholic Reporter, 22-07-2013
WASHINGTON. Women who have chosen to become ordained Catholic priests are „very prophetic,“ Fr. Helmut Schüller told a group of journalists Monday, but he said the focus still should be on opening up the entire priesthood to women…

Reformist priest sees potential ally in Pope Francis
Religion News Service, 22-07-2013
WASHINGTON (RNS). An Austrian priest who’s been banned from speaking at Roman Catholic churches during his three-week U.S. tour said Pope Francis could be an ally in reforming the Catholic Church, but said it will take more than the pope to open the priesthood to married men and women…

Schüller in Philadelphia: ‚Where has obedience got us?‘ 
National Catholic Reporter, 22-07-2013
PHILADELPHIA. At best, the Catholic church has five to six years before the shortage of clergy members plays itself out in unknown ways in Europe and North America. This is the so-called „Catholic Tipping Point“ foreseen by Austrian Fr. Helmut Schüller, one of the most vocal advocates for new models of leadership in the church…

The Rev. Helmut Schuller, Austrian priest banned in Boston, to speak in Independence and Cleveland
Ohio.com – Akron Beacon Journal Online, 20-07-2013
The Rev. Helmut Schuller, the reformist Austrian priest who advocates for institutional change and inclusive priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church, will stop in Northeast Ohio this week for two speaking engagements. Schuller will present…

Fr. Helmut Schüller’s “Catholic Tipping Point” Tour Calls for Disobedience
Patheos, Phil Fox Rose’s Blog, 19-07-2013
In his leadership roles as president of Caritas in Austria and vicar general of Vienna, Fr. Helmut Schüller witnessed the dysfunctionality of the institutional church and the harm to communities caused by parish consolidation, overworked priests and the disenfranchisement of the laity…

Hundreds Pack Unitarian Church To Hear Reformist Catholic Priest
Radio-Interview 90.9wbur, 18-07-2013
Hundreds of people, most of them Catholic, turned out Wednesday night in Dedham to hear a reformist Catholic priest from Austria. The Rev. Helmut Schuller was scheduled to speak at Saint Susanna Parish in Dedham, but was barred by Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley due to…

Priest says grouping parishes will weaken church
The Boston Globe, 18-07-2013
An Austrian priest who advocates ordination of women and married men, a position that led Boston church leaders to bar him from speaking at a local parish, said Wednesday that plans like the one Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley has put forward to group parishes and priests…

Archdiocese speaks out against priest’s visit
philly.com, 18-07-2013
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is officially condemning tomorrow night’s appearance by the Rev. Helmut Schüller at Chestnut Hill College. Schüller’s reformist views, which include…

Schüller draws big crowd at Boston talk
National Catholic Reporter, 18-07-2013
Hundreds lined up early at the First Church and Parish in Dedham, Mass., Wednesday to hear Austrian priest Helmut Schüller speak about his ideas for reform in the Catholic church, reports WBUR, NPR’s station in Boston…

Controversial Austrian Catholic to speak here
philly.com, 17-07-2013
The Rev. Helmut Schüller, one of the most controversial figures in the Catholic Church, is making a stop in Philadelphia as part of his 15-city U.S. tour. The Austrian priest…

Fr. Schüller kicks off ‚Catholic Tipping Point‘ tour
National Catholic Reporter, 17-07-2013
Fr. Helmut Schüller should be on summer vacation right now. Instead, the Austrian priest, who gained international attention in 2011 for his „Call to Disobedience,“ has chosen to spend his time off from parish ministry offering a presentation titled…

Dissident Austrian priest’s U.S. speaking tour begins
Commonweal, 16-07-2013
Father Helmut Schüller, whose “Call to Disobedience” attracted the support of many of his fellow Austrian priests, has begun a speaking tour of 15 U.S. cities in an attempt to build a network of support for church reform. He spoke…

Banned Schüller begins tour
The Tablet, 16-07-2013
Fr Helmut Schüller, the chairman and spokesman of the Austrian Priests‘ Initiative (API), has embarked on a three-week lecture tour of US entitled „The Catholic Tipping Point“. Between today and 7 August, he will be speaking on the future of the Catholic Church in 15 towns across the US from New York to Los Angeles and will seek dialogue with…

Exclusive: Rebel Priest from Austria speaks to Eyewitness News
CBS TV Interview, 15-07-2013
An Austrian priest, described by some as a rebel, is coming to Philadelphia this Friday, as part of a U.S. tour. His opinions are controversial within the official Church, he’s banned from speaking on church property.

Archdiocese Bars Rebel Priest from Speaking During Visit
NBC 10 Philadelphia, 10-07-2013
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has barred local churches from inviting a rebel priest to speak at parishes during his upcoming trip to Philadelphia. Austrian Catholic priest Father Helmut Schuller, described by supporters as a priest activist, has been pushing for major reforms…

Austrian reform-minded priest to embark on US tour
National Catholic Reporter, 01-07-2013
Fr. Helmut Schüller, a leader in Austria’s call for church reform, will bring his message to the United States this summer in his first American speaking tour…

Massachusetts: Cardinal Bars a Priest’s Speech
The New York Times, 25-06-2013
Cardinal Sean O’Malley has barred a prominent Austrian priest from speaking in a Roman Catholic parish in the Archdiocese of Boston because the priest advocates the ordination of women and married men as one solution to the priest shortage. The appearance by the priest, the Rev. Helmut Schüller in Boston…

Cardinal O’Malley bars talk by priest over views
The Boston Globe, 25-06-2013
Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley is banning an Austrian priest from speaking at a Catholic parish in Dedham because the priest advocates ordaining women and making celibacy optional, stances that place him in opposition to church teachings. The Rev. Helmut Schuller was invited…


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