from an interview with the newly appointed bishop of Innsbruck, Alois
Kothgasser: the importance of dialogue.
March 7 1998 Letter from Cardinal Ratzinger to the Austrian Bishops' Conference in which he gives limited approval to the participation of members of the "We Are Church" group in the "Dialogue for Austria," an official Church-sponsored event. Alternate site.
Translation of Bishop Reinhold Stecher's November 1997 letter critical of the "Instruction on Certain Questions Regarding the Collaboration of the Non-Ordained Faithful in the Sacred Ministry of [the] Priest" (15 August 1997) and recent Roman policies concerning conditions for ordination and married priests. Alternate site.
Two Letters from Cardinal Ratzinger to the Austrian Bishops' Conference in which he is very critical of efforts to democratize the Church. Alternate site.
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