The museum of the Benedictine Monastery of Admont, Austria, has presently displayed exhibits belonging to the new bishop of Innsbruck, Hermann Glettler who was consecrated in December 2017.
the exhibits is a 2004 photo of Glettler wearing a transparent
"chasuble" made from plastic. The photo is also on the cover of this
years's catalogue of the museum.
Glettler believes in female priests. His appointment was enthusiastically praised by the commercial media.
Ahhhhhh, wow. Too cool for words. With hip folks like this in charge Rome is surely positioned for the rebirth of a vibrant faith in Austria. But maybe this is one trend we Lutherans ought not to follow. He is transparent -- this is true -- but what we see is not the faith faithfully presented but another surrender to the prevailing mood of culture and society. Sadly, too many Christians, of all stripes, have followed this detour to a dead end. It is not his taste in vestments that is the focus but how this manifests where his focus is and is not. From what I have read, it is not the Gospel of Christ crucified and risen. Wow. . . that is about all I can say.