So inviting and edifying!

Welcome to Vienna:
‘Donau City Church’ is waiting for you!

Donau City is a part of Vienna, the capital of Austria. It means “Danube City” and was established in 1996. Home to a lot of skyscrapers with offices and apartments, it has an impressive-looking skyline.

In such hip surroundings, of course a cool, contemporary Novus Ordo church cannot be missing. This is where “Donau City Church” comes in. Actually, its proper name is Christ, Hope of the World Church, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at it, as the image above demonstrates.

Donau City Church is part of a larger parish family and belongs to the Modernist-occupied Archdiocese of Vienna, which is still being led by the quasi-Satanist ‘Cardinal’ Christoph Schönborn (b. 1945). It was he who dedicated the completed church on Nov. 26, 2000.

On the official diocesan web site, this hideous thing is described as a “model for ecclesiastical architecture in the third millennium”. (In other words, expect to see more of these soon!) It is conceded that the outside of the building gives an impression that is “not exactly pleasant”, but, we are assured, the inside is very different.

So let’s be brave and take a look:

(image: Wikimedia Commons: C.Stadler/Bwag / CC BY-SA 3.0)

(image: Wikimedia Commons: Erich Schmid / CC BY-SA 3.0)

(image: Wikimedia Commons: Erich Schmid / CC BY-SA 3.0)

In case you’re wondering just what you’re looking at, don’t worry — we have professional help for you.

Just below you will find a 9-minute video, in which the church’s rector, the Rev. Ewald Huscava, provides a tour of the inside for English-speaking visitors:

In this video, we can see the false theology of Vatican II at work, both in the architecture of the building and in the explanations given by the presbyter. Everything revolves around community, gathering together, feeling embraced, and such like. Everything is kept horizontal and remains in the realm of the temporal world. Eternity is not even hinted at here.

You’re not “forced on your knees” in this church, our tour guide explains, you are embraced instead. Clearly, it is a church of hugs, not of genuflections: “For it is written: As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God” (Rom 14:11).

He speaks of the “spiritual energy created by the room” and by the Christians present. On the diocesan web site, the inside of the church is described — no joke! — as a “feel-good space” (Wohlfühlraum). Can’t beat that! Who doesn’t go to church to feel good?

Baptism is for being welcomed into the community — the forgiveness of sins is not mentioned by “Fr.” Ewald. God is an afterthought in this building — the real god worshipped there is man.

“God’s light is coming through the world into this church”, Huscava explains, referring to the little round windows in the walls. That it is the Catholic Church that carries God’s light out into a dark world, is not something Novus Ordo theology understands, because it does not begin with God but with man: “And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it” (Jn 1:5).

This travesty of a church was perpetrated by Austrian architect Heinz Tesar, who won the diocese’s architectural contest among five other participants, according to the German-language Wikipedia entry.

Tesar is also the man who designed Donau City Church’s so-called “Stations of the Cross” (Via Crucis), which are an abomination unto themselves. The following image shows seven of them:

(image: Elisabeth Anna Waldmann [cropped] / fair use)

Interestingly enough, an unidentified individual put the words “Out with this [expletive], this is absolutely nothing” somewhere on this “artwork”. A sign posted near the Stations explains that it has been decided not to remove these remarks but leave them there, “as an incentive for reflection”. Clearly, the people in charge of the church should have done some reflecting of their own perhaps.

If art is the mirror of the soul, this “church” building and everything inside it reflects souls that are infernally diseased.

Welcome to Donau City Church.

Title image source: Wikimedia Commons (Fred Romero)
License: CC BY 2.0

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