The school was initially founded by parents who wanted to give their children a real Catholic education.
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The oldest continuously occupied Cistercian monastery in the world has remained unaffected by the vocation crisis in the West, relying on an alliance between its ancestral religious traditions and an openness to today’s world and challenges.
Visible divide comes to the fore after Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna dismisses deacon over his public opposition to compulsory vaccination.
Austrian Church authorities announced that 4,301 people rejoined the Church or joined for the first time in 2021 — more than in 2020, when 4,068 joined or rejoined.
‘Europe Prays,’ launched by Kath.net, invites Christians to pray together, especially the Rosary, in a public place once a week.
According to a draft law prepared by the Austrian government, residents of Austria who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 from Feb. 1, 2022, could face a fine of up to 600 euros ($675) every three months.
In most other European countries, the faithful are not facing similar restrictions.
In their statement on Thursday, Austria’s bishops said that the constitutional court’s decision had “painfully called into question” the “broad social consensus that human life is to be protected until its natural end.”
In their message, the Austrian bishops said: “We know from countless encounters with the dying that the last phase of life, in particular, can be a blessing. In many cases, important encounters and moments of reconciliation are still possible.”
Cardinal Schönborn said that the elderly and ill would face increasing pressure to opt for assisted suicide.