Thursday, August 9, 2012

Vagus Clergy and Dissolution of Clares of Immaculate Heart

The media often report on news to do with the negotiations between the Holy See and SSPX, founded by Mgr Lefebvre, who in his lifetime only consecrated four bishops without a papal mandate, in 1988. Their excommunication was lifted by Benedict XVI in January 2009, reports Vatican Insider.

Even less is said or known about the hundreds – some say a thousand – of “episcope vagantes” wandering around the world: bishops who have been illicitly consecrated as Christian bishops and who thus have apostolic succession but are not in communion with the Pope and as such are formally schismatic.

The Diocese of Fiesole has come under the spotlight in recent weeks because its Bishop, Mario Meini, issued a decree for the dissolution of the private association of faithful, the “Clarisse del Cuore Immacolato di Maria” (Clares of the Immaculate Heart of Mary), a new monastic community founded in 2008 and based in the convent of St Francis, in San Giovanni Val d’Arno, Italy, offered by the Franciscans.
Link to cathnews...


JMJ Ora Pro Nobis said...

does anyone know how he got a picture with the pope?

Anonymous said...

He paid $2 at the local flea market for it! No, seriously it was a general audience.

This man is an apostate, excommunicated bishop of the ICAB, which also excommunicated him and his 'partner' after they deceived the patriarch into ordaining them bishops.

Seems there's quite an interesting trail left behind him both here in the states and across the pond in the UK. I heard he attacks the Church hierarchy as if he were one of them. All he is is the 'head' of a sect that passes itself off as an RC society of 'bishops'. I had the misfortune of meeting one of their 'bishops' from Scotland. In discussion it became blatantly obvious the man had no idea what moral theology was, so one wonders what training they receive and where. I was more embarrassed for him than the others present. Even my husband, a Eucharistic minister, knew more about moral theology than this 'bishop'.