Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The Day Catholic Priests Became Eucharistic Sperm Donors
As usual, deafening silence from Rome

Only the sickened, warped mind of Martin Luther Mahony could twist his self-made crisis in the priesthood into something that only the deranged could even conceive of as a sign of God’s deep love for the Church. Say goodbye to the Sacramental priesthood in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and say hello to the further Protestantization of the Catholic Church under the banner of "The Spirit of Vatican II".

From The Tidings, the LA archdiocesan newspaper;

The [parish] councils ensure that, in directing parish life, pastors collaborate with laity in what Cardinal Mahony in his 2000 pastoral letter, As I Have Done for You, called “a broadly based shared ministry”. In his letter, Mahony altered the priest’s office as stated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church as sanctifying, teaching, and ruling, to “sanctifying, teaching, and guiding.”

“What some refer to as a ‘vocations crisis’ is, rather, one of the many fruits of the Second Vatican Council, a sign of God’s deep love for the Church, and an invitation to a more creative and effective ordering of gifts and energy in the Body of Christ,” said Mahony.

The Archdiocesan Pastoral Council is an important group, since, Mahony told the inaugural meeting, it will oversee implementing the synod’s six pastoral initiatives, which include the establishment of lay leadership of parishes -- Parish Life Directors.

Deacon Gus Sebenius addressed the meeting to report on a November meeting of an archdiocesan staffing planning conference that discussed the results of a 2006 parish viability study. The study, according to the Tidings, “reported that 40 percent of parishes would choose to twin with another parish and share one pastor, and 35 percent are interested in having a parish life director to manage administrative responsibilities while a sacramental priest minister is available to say Mass and focus on pastoral ministry.”

I can see the ad in The Tidings now... "for as little as $50, Father Skippy will visit your worship space and consecrate all your Oreos and grape juice. Make your reservations now. The number of priests is diminishing daily, Glory be to Vatican II!!"


Blogger paramedicgirl said...

Seriously, I have to wonder why Mahony has been allowed to continue on as cardinal, corrupting the faithful and poisoning them against the true Catholic Faith. Can't the Pope just FIRE him??? I'm sure there's a perfectly good protestant church in his diocese that could use his heretical viewpoints to lead them further down the path to hell.

6:21 PM  
Blogger Dymphna said...

Is Mahony insane or what?

7:54 PM  
Blogger Anita Moore said...

Alas, Cavey, there's nothing new about this "reasoning." This -- and its sister, the doctrine of "fasting from the Eucharist" -- has been bandied about for years in my diocese, where the number of priests is in the double-digits (and my diocese covers an entire state).

Angels and ministers of grace, defend us.

8:20 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

This is all so disheartnening. How far will God let the Bride of Christ descend before something happens to end this madness?

Yes, the Pope does have the authority to remove a bishop from his see and it has been done in the past.

9:18 PM  
Blogger Hammerbrecher said...

B16 needs to remove him! Mo-homo-y has been leading the manufactured "vocations crisis" since probably the 80s. Its as easy as having the vocations director turn away any man that believes what the Church teaches.

Whats the objective? Women pseudo-priests aka Parish life directors.

Wonder what he will say to the Lord on judgment day.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Simon-Peter said...

it depends what you mean by "fire" ;-).

11:38 AM  
Blogger The Hoogy One said...

“What some refer to as a ‘vocations crisis’ is, rather, one of the many fruits of the Second Vatican Council..."

And for my next trick, I plan to finish my tome entitled "How to Destroy a Great Religion in 50 Years"

11:39 AM  
Blogger Fidei Defensor said...

And to think that in Poland an archbishop resigned due to his past ties to the communists... that's when you know things are bad, when an ex-KGB informer Archbishop has more integrity than one of our Cardinals.

5:18 PM  
Blogger John said...

Can you imagine what it would take to fix the mess in Southern California? Either a true saint, who could accomplish the work in a fortnight, or the work of more ordinary souls for, perhaps, a century. Imagine being a new archbishop having to come in and apologize to millions of Catholic souls and tell them they have been hoodwinked for 2 generations. Come to think of it ... please God, sent them a saint.

8:31 AM  

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