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If the Second Vatican Council had not happened, there would be no ordinariates for Catholics of Anglican tradition. Consequently, this post by Bishop Robert Barron on Reclaiming the Second Vatican Council at Word on Fire is of crucial importance. He explains two opposite reactions to the implementation of Vatican II, which Henri de Lubac called […]... Continue Reading →
As I have been saying from the beginning, there is more to this story than meets the eye, and currently, the ONLY narrative on the Internet is Fr. Treco’s narrative (and that of his supporters). They’re driving this narrative and nobody else. So if we make any kind of judgement, we do so one-sided, with half the facts. We don’t have the bishop’s side. While it would be nice for all of us if some kind of official communication was given from the chancery on this topic, admittedly, there is no obligation. Bishop Lopes is acting like he’s holding all the cards, because he is. Fr. Treco wants to have his day in ecclesiastical court. It’s coming. Let’s wait and see what Rome decides.
When it comes to the Fr. Vaughan Treco affair, I stand with Bishop Steven Lopes. I am tired of seeing the bishop cast in a negative light and Treco made into a hero-martyr of “the faith.”
When we came into the Catholic Church we had to give up being our own Pope, that is, deciding for ourselves the Catholic faith is. And secondly, we had to give up the idea that we could vote on doctrine like a bunch of congregationalists or Anglicans, who in their various synods have brought us such novelties as women priests and bishops and so on.
So I watch the train wreck of Fr. Vaughan Treco’s priesthood with a combination of dismay and sadness. It seems the words of Martin Luther reverberate down the ages: “Here I stand, I can do no other.” And we know how that turned out.
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Your Excellencies, I cannot speak on behalf of the lay faithful, but I can speak from them, as one among millions, and I believe what I have to say here mirrors the thoughts of many. I am not a member of the clergy, nor am I an employee of any diocese or parish. I have... Continue Reading →
What happened in Ireland is so terrible because of the implications behind it. In the United States, the American people never voted, en masse, to legalise abortion. Outside of the very liberal "blue" states, where politicians can't even get elected unless they're at least modestly pro-abortion, the vast majority of American states ("red" states in... Continue Reading →