Thursday, December 30, 2010

Deacon and Superior of Disgraced SSJ Ordained in Oregon

No one's disputing the man's right to work, but many of his supporters talk as if he could do nothing else than be a priest.  Arguably, turning a blind eye and defending his predatory friends and associates in the face of fair accusations and misappropriation of funds constitutes the kind of offense that would disqualify you from being ordained; but they've lowered the bar, obviously, as anyone who knows a sample of priests in the Modern Church can attest..  Apparently, Dr. Bond has written a letter to the local ordinary allowing this man to be ordained.

On the evening of September 14, 2010, Central Oregon Catholics were privileged to witness the ordination of Joseph Karl Levine to the priesthood. Held at the new St. Francis of Assisi Church on NE 27th St. in Bend, the ceremony was conducted by Bishop Robert F. Vasa and attended by approximately 500 of the faithful. More than 30 priests from the Diocese of Baker and from as far away as Brazil [from the Society of Saint John?] were also present. Other dignitaries at the Mass of Ordination were Thomas Connolly, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Baker, and James Timlin, Bishop Emeritus of Scranton, Pennsylvania [who supported the Society of Saint John as long as possible until he retired and his successor suppressed the Society in that diocese].

Fr. Levine has been assigned as Associate Pastor to St. Francis Parish.

Read Tom at AQ...

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