Friday, November 16, 2012

Archdiocesan Self-Destruction Part III: First 10% to go by July 2013

The Disciples in Mission program has been approved by Cardinal O'Malley at a press conference yesterday. Now, Deo gratias that no announcements of closings/clusterings were announced at that time, but Phase One, which will affect 10% of the archdiocese, will be announced after the first of the year (January 2013) as as follows:


  • January 2013: Phase One parish closures/clusters announced
  • March 2013: Pastors of the "new" parishes assigned
  • April-June 2013: The priests go through sensitivity training
  • July 1, 2013: New parishes take affect 
  • Fall 2013: Parish lay employees go through sensitivity training
  • January 2014: Plan fully implemented in Phase One parishes

The full press conference can be viewed here:



Now, as you can tell, the Cardinal and his advisors are bearing false witness against their teeth. When he says that no parishes will close and keep their canonical identity, he says he is violating Canons 515-552, which deal with the governance of parishes. Canon 526 says that a pastor can only run one parish. ONE. UNO. ONE SINGLE PARISH. Having one pastor running more than one parish is a violation of the law. So if Sean is going to obey the law, he must surpress the other parishes and make a megaparish. While either way this is not a good idea, canonically this must happen if this plan is to be realized. 

In the introductory video, when "Sister" Pat Boyle explains that "all baptized Catholics have a place in this pastoral plan," she is lying gravely. TRADITIONALIST CATHOLICS WHO ATTEND THE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS AND RECEIVE THE UNALTERED SACRAMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN ADMINISTERED FOR NEARLY 2000 YEARS, AND THE PRIESTS WHO CELEBRATE THOSE MASSES AND ADMINISTER THOSE SACRAMENTS, HAVE NO PLACE IN THIS PLAN. 

While they did not say this publicly, if you read between the lines, there are no plans to use the Catechism of the Council of Trent, The Baltimore Catechism, the Douay-Rheims Bible, The Imitation of Christ, or any books sold via Angelus Press or TAN Books. There is no mention of promoting the use of the 1962 Missal, Breviary, or Ritual. There is no mention of the Rosary or Benediction. 

Another area of concern that the Boston Catholic Insider was really concerned about was the fact that Father Paul Soper, newly-named permanent Director of Pastoral Planning and outgoing pastor of St. Albert the Great Parish in Weymouth, had a Voice of the Faithful Chapter at his parish! (Remember that the press conference was on the feast of St. Albert the Great, ironic?)

For those who are not familiar with the VOTF, they are a heretical group that wishes to get rid of the ecclesiastical hierarchy and revolutionize the Church into a democracy (i.e. the Congregational churches). This is not what Our Lord Jesus Christ intended to do when he founded the Roman Catholic Church. So it is clearly evident in this situation that Father Soper thinks the church should be democratic, allowed a rebellion lay organization at this parish, and influenced Cardinal Sean into doing this radical act, something that even Novus Ordo conservatives would bark at

Because of these unorthodox acts done by a prince of the Church, I will most definitely be writing a second letter to the Holy Father, and another one to Cardinal Burke at the Vatican and to the Papal Nuncio because this is not Catholicism. 

His Holiness 
Pope Benedict XVI
Apostolic Palace
00120 Vatican City
(Do not write "Italy" since the Vatican is a separate state)

His Eminence
Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke
Prefect
Apostolic Penitentiary
Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura
Piazza della Cancelleria 1
00186 Rome, 
Italy
His Excellency
The Most Reverend Carlo Maria Vigano
Apostolic Nuncio to the United States 
3339 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20008-3687 

In the meantime, PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!

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