Showing posts with label Wolves in Sheep's Clothing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wolves in Sheep's Clothing. Show all posts

Monday, November 24, 2014

Trier Laity Rises Up Against Bishop's Dismissal of Faithful Pastor

'Bishop Ackermann, You Have Fled at the Howling of the Wolves!"

Due to the ouster of their pastor Christoph Eckert Beckinger faithful are demonstrating at Trier chancellory. Speaker says: Ackermann punished "our pastor because of his clear preaching and his loyalty to the Roman Church".

Trier ( With flaming protest, believers turned from their parish church in Beckinger to their Bishop Stefan Ackermann. At a rally they made ​​the special trip to Trier. This followed the dismissal of the Beckinger pastor, Christoph Eckert. The altercation between the faithful and Bishop Ackermann has now drawn national attention to himself documented the written text of a speech to the Episcopal Seat in Trier on Saturday, 11.22.2014, presented by Beckinger Catholics, in full:

Dear parishioners friends, dear children and young people, I can't wish you a "good morning" now. Because this is not a good morning. It is a day that has passed in our episcopal city of Trier in a way we would have thought until now.

Today we do not come as a pilgrims. We come as a flock of sheep troubled that our shepherd was taken away from us without need.

We spent years on the right track with our pastor. He gave us the beauty of the Catholic faith, not only showing it but he planted it with the heart and soul of the Good Shepherd in our hearts and lived with us. He was not a cold pastoral functionary. He lived as a priest of Jesus Christ with us. He has directed our parishes with verve and vigor!

He has worked the mind of the Church and the Church what his job is. We, who were entrusted to him, he has always brought confidence in this church. Especially the many children and young people who have come to know the Church through his work as pastor in a time of uncertainty, as a home in faith and life.

In August of this year, our pastor altar showed the young Christians of our parish at the altar boy pilgrimage to Rome, the foundation of the Church: Peter, the rock on which the Church is founded. The rock that will guarantee the unity of the Church with the bishops.

Now we have to see that it is precisely our bishop, who has badly shaken our confidence in this Church.

He of all people, who should be in the faith, the guarantee of unity for us, has punished our pastor, because of his clear and unequivocal proclamation, his fidelity to the Roman Church and to its tradition, with a dismissal.

He introduces himself, after a few complainants from our ranks who were chafed by the Catholic orientation of pastoral care in our parish community and those of the pastor who is a thorn in their sides because of his loyalty to the Church.

These are not representative of the believers in Beckingen! We have pointed out time and again in letters to the bishop and in public statements. You have not been listening to us!

THEREFORE, Your Excellency Dr. Stefan Ackermann, we stand here in front of your headquarters today. We hope that you will hear us today and understand!

We are stunned by your way of dealing with us. We are not being treated sheep who one should lead good pasture. We are treated like sheep being punished because their shepherd has led them to good pastures.

You disregard our dignity as responsible Catholics. You rule over us with the caprice of a medieval lord. You abuse your authority and destroy an aspiring parish community! Just because there is not based on the zeitgeist, but in Catholic tradition.

We ask you about today, Lord Bishop:

What example do you give in our times by such behavior? What harm is done to the hearts of people, especially young people?

On May you have asked the believers in a sermon in our cathedral to be good custodians. You have called to the fact that we allow the building of God's living temple. This is the same situation with our parish community, and you have thrown the wrecking ball through the temple of God.


Why do you refuse to dialogue with us?

We are stunned by the way in which you engage your episcopal authority against us. We are deeply shocked by your ignorance to the voice of the faithful!

Immediately in the wake of the Synod, we have experienced everything that has been said by you in the last few years on the maturity of the laity and our participation in God's kingdom, as empty words! You have not heard the voice of the faithful! You have fled at the howling of wolves!

"The Bishop should involve the people of God in the joint search of what the spirit of God in the present moment in the local Church," so you said at the opening of the Synod.

We feel in Beckingen that this claim is downright cynical in the face of totalitarian conduct with which the priest and the parish were silenced!

Lord Bishop Ackermann, you have explained in a public letter the last Saturday that you understand our feelings well. If this should not be remembered as pure hypocrisy in the history of this diocese, then turn to your heart to the truth! This is the cause of the loss of unity in our communities!

And now you call on us by the unfounded dismissal of our respectable pastor to pray for unity?

Pope Francis has spread the slogan on Twitter a few weeks ago: "The division within a Christian community is a grave sin; it is a work of the devil."

Our voices will not be silenced!

But Lord Bishop Ackermann, if you will not at least listen to what we ask today, the sheep, at least listen to the Pope.

We demand:

- Make the wrongs good!

- Take active concern and work for unity in our parish.

- Understand the concerns and needs of your fellow Christians.

- Leave your walls, as Pope Francis has called for you to do, and go to the people.

- Solve problems on the ground and away from your desk. Show that you have understood the message of Pope Francis and

-. Show that you are serious about the Synod in Trier.

Photo Bishop Ackermann (c) the diocese of Trier


Monday, October 6, 2014

Curial Archbishop Carballo Immortalized in a Church -- "Concerned About Pre-Conciliar Deviations"

(Madrid), José Rodriguez Carballo Archbishop Curia has been immortalized in a church of Santiago de Compostela. "Is this appropriate in the 21st century?" Asks Francisco de la Cigoña of La Gaceta .
Rodriguez Carballo is from Galicia and belongs to the Franciscan Order. The Spaniard was the first major personnel decision of the current pontificate. A few days after his election,  Pope Francis called the Franciscan at the beginning of April 2013 as Secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life in the Roman Curia. Previously, Father Rodriguez Carballo from 2003-2013  was the119th General Minister of the Franciscan Order.
The Catholic journalist Francisco de la Cigoña was content to ask questions: "Is  that not too early? Is that excessive?"  The presentation in the church shows Father Rodriguez Carballo with crosier and pectoral cross as a bishop. His episcopal ordination took place on 13 May 2013.
Curial Archbishop Rodriguez Carballo, Titular Archbishop per hac vice of Bellicastrum is, with João Cardinal Bráz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Religious, responsible for the  restrictive measures against the Order of the Franciscans of the Immaculate. The appointment of the Apostolic Commissioner, Father Fidenzio Volpi from the Capuchin Order, took place a few months after Carballos took office on 13 July-2013.
Last May, the Curial Archbishop said in a speech to the Association of Catalan religious (URC): "For religious, the Council is a point that is not negotiable."   "Whoever sees in the "reforms" of Vatican II all the bad things of the religious life, denies the presence of the Holy Spirit in the Church ". The Congregation for Religious   is  "very concerned" about this phenomenon: "We see real deviations" because "not a few institutes" have their growth "there is not just  a pre-conciliar, but even an anti-conciliar formation"... "not a few institutions" says Rodriguez Carballo. "This is not allowed, that is, to stand outside of history. This is something that has us very worried  in the Congregation. "
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: La Gaceta / de la Cigoña
Trans: Tancred
Link to Katholisches...

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Occultism Under a Catholic Name: Parodies of Native American Traditions Exploited by Radical Leftists to Destroy the Mass

[Minneapolis]  Being a radical in touch with indigenous traditions is a kind of garden industry involving lots of consumer items, sage, special mystical rocks, weird confab liturgies, guest appearances at schools and other perks. Whether these practices are legitimately Indian, or have more pecuniary or nefarious purposes is at question. Supposedly, the personages involved in this type of activity is surrounded by a panoply of myths and various objects  imbued with alleged magical properties. They provide an aura of authenticity for entrepreneurs, various groups of victims, particularly native Americans, who often hide their demands for special treatment, entitlements and subsidy behind clouds of mysticism and guilt.   Such is the case with the community of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha where new age practices, political correctness, heresy, occultism and liturgical abuses are blended together under a mostly non-native leadership who also in some cases cynically conceal their agenda under a Catholic banner.

It's not necessary to resort to faux mysticism to be an authentic Native American. Saint Kateri Tekakwitha herself was baptized as Catherine Tekakwitha and became fittingly known as Lily of the Mohawks (1656 – April 17, 1680). She  is a Saint, who was a virgin penitent and layman. Born in Auriesville (now part of New York), she survived smallpox and was left with scars on her face and body when cured. As an orphan, she was one of the few successes of the Jesuit missionary effort to the Mohawks, but her conversion yielded a great bounty.  She was baptized lived in constant prayer and sacrifice till the end of her life at the Jesuit mission village of Kahnawake, south of Montreal in New France, now Canada.

Despite having such a noble namesake, the Catholic Community of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, which was founded by a heretical, but unhumbled, Father James Notebaart and is now headed by Father Michael Tegeder, (More environmentalist and civil rights activist than priest, if he could be called a priest.) features a number of departures from approved practice of the Church under the auspices of the General Instructions of the Rubrics to the Mass.

Sage Smudging Ceremony

On April 7th 2012, Holy Saturday, Father Michael Tegeder presided over a Mass, if indeed it was a Mass, which contained and continues to contain many liturgical abuses, if not outright heresies along with various attempts at political correctness.  The Archdiocese has been informed:

Monday, July 30, 2012

Neo-Conservative French Bishop More Eager to Accomodate Ecumenism Than Catholicism

Edit: despite great demand, Bishop d'Ornellas refuses to supply the people with access to a Traditional Latin Mass as prescribed by Summorum Pontificum.  Yet the decadent Diocese is ready to do their best to accommodate halal and kosher meals for non-Catholics in the name of inter-religious dialog. 

We received the following report from and a thoughtful reader which we translated with google. 

"When we go on holiday in Britain, usually we go to Mass at the very welcoming Chapel of St. Anne (St. Malo). This place of worship is served by the Society of St. Pius X to which we have only sympathy. 
The climate a little heavy around the SSPX recently led us to seek yet another traditional place of worship. It's simple, outside of the apostolate of the Institute of Christ the King, in Rennes, there is nothing! Yet I can assure you there, especially in the Rance estuary, between Dinard / St Briac Saint-Malo/Cancale and a potential supply of faithful of the SSPX (in Rennes, Saint Malo and St. Mary's School of the Holy Father, not to mention Lanvallay in the neighboring diocese of Saint-Brieuc) is not enough to satisfy, especially in the summer. 
In short, we chose to do some sightseeing and liturgical masses alternating holidays with the apostolate of ICRSP in Rennes, the Mass in Gregorian chant of the Cathedral of Saint-Malo, a legacy of the wonderful canon Orhant who led control of the cathedral for many years, and probably the SSPX August 15. 
Our first choice was there and Rennes, what a shock! A chapel in a neighborhood eccentric, in a sorry state and packed even though friends told us that during the school year, there are still more people. 
I know you have already repeatedly addressed the issue Rennes in your letters but I think you should come back. Would not that because the faithful with whom I discussed at the exit of the Mass have taught me that the mayor of Rennes had announced the construction of a subway station near the chapel and they not know what would happen to them during this project due to start in September and could last two years. 
Before the ad limina visits, I think a letter explaining liturgical Peace that ultimately the Motu Proprio of Benedict XVI is still lacking in an honest application as important as the Archdiocese of Rennes could do good to the followers of Archbishop d'Ornellas as those of other dioceses where Catholics are still traditional sensitivity and always treated as second-class Catholics. ". 
It is with pleasure, alas! we respond to the request of our readers and carry back our attention to the diocese entrusted to Bishop d'Ornellas. In fact, we could take almost verbatim our 287 Letter of June 17, 2011 as the situation is frozen. 
1) Our drive begins by pointing out the existence of a high potential of faithful attached to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman rite between Dinard and Saint-Malo, especially in summer. This is so true that a request for implementation of the Motu Proprio was made ​​pastor of Dinard in ... 2009. Without success, since the priest had wished to seek a petition Episcopal - yet canonically useless - which never came. 
In fact, the reigning Archbishop d'Ornellas, there is no more possibility of regular celebration of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in Dinard that there has to Redon, Vitre or Châteaubourg, even , as was the case for the latter parish, the application file ends up being sent to Rome. From the mold of Paris, Mgr d'Ornellas is on principle opposed to any initiative, as well as liturgical or doctrinal spiritual, traditional color. Italian Vatican expert Sandro Magister also recently associated the name of Bishop d'Ornellas to that of Cardinal Vingt-Trois to evoke the French prelates refused to consider, unlike the Pope, "the traditionalist world - very much alive in France, there component not included in its Lefebvrist - more as a resource than a problem. " 
If we add to this that Monsignor d'Ornellas is renowned in all areas, and to everyone, just the opposite of dialogue, to put it lightly (1), few faithful dare to ask for hearing ... Hence the judgment of applications (formally expressed) in the diocese. Anyway, as he says and rehearsed by a clergy submitted more than an accomplice, the Episcopal line is that demand is satisfied since there is the chapel of St. Francis. 
2) The Chapel of St. Francis is the historic site of the application of the Motu Proprio Ecclesia Dei of 1988 in the diocese of Rennes. For a dozen years, one of the celebrants were Father Anthony Perrero, La Salette missionary called to God in 2010. It is he who has gradually passed the torch to the Institute of Christ the King, establishing over time a close relationship with the Institute. 
In his will, Father Perrero had expressed his wish that his funeral be celebrated at St. Francis according to the traditional liturgy. A vow which Mgr d'Ornellas replied with a bad grace, celebrating a Mass in Latin, Paul VI, awkward - especially reading sections aloud - and preaching against the extraordinary form that would deprive the faithful recitation of the Our ​​Father ... A hurtful attitude and shocking not only for the faithful of St. Francis but also for pilgrims who discovered thanks to La Salette Father Perrero, often foreign to the extraordinary form, and his brother priests who came with him in his final resting place. 
3) Meanwhile, as noted by our colleague Riposte Catholic Diocese of Rennes practice interreligious dialogue at a level rarely seen. From 17 to 22 July, a session devoted to Judaism interdiocesan was organized in order to "discover the Christians inexhaustible spiritual wealth" of it. Yes, you read well, the target of these days were primarily Christians, "young and old, priests, seminarians, catechists, Catholic school teachers, lay responsibility in the Church." It is well beyond what is usually done in the dioceses on behalf of the declaration Nostra Aetate,especially as the registration form states that "all meals will be kosher" (and why the Halal meat was it not foreseen?). 
Even without considering the merit of such an initiative, we can only frown upon reading the key words for this event - "Distinguish not separate and unite without confounding" - as they are in glaring contrast with the ostracism are victims, in the diocese of Rennes, Catholics attached to the traditional liturgy. [It's ok to ostracize traditionalists, but you must accommodate other religions even if you compromise your own]
In his letter to the bishops of 7 July 2007 accompanying the promulgation of Summorum Pontificum, Pope Benedict does not he called all his brother bishops, including Bishop d'Ornellas therefore, to "make every effort to ensure that all those who truly desire unity have the opportunity to remain in that unity "and to let them into their heart" everything that the faith itself made ​​up "? 
4) To return to our reader mail, we can confirm, from reading the website of the city of Rennes, in 2019, at least if the work knows no time, the station Mabilais of line B local subway will open right in front of the court of St. Francis. According to documents available online, the early work of structural work should not occur before 2013. There is not yet an emergency but it is legitimate that we ask ourselves the question of continuity of worship at St. Francis during this long project. This question of the place of worship is not a problem in itself, all the churches of Rennes, once very Catholic, are far from being met (hence the result: this year there has been no ordained priest in the diocese, the clergy is endangered) but could be complicated in a global context episcopal opposition to the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. This is not the first time we'd see the enemies of peace enjoy problematic material to break what has developed in sometimes heroic ... 
5) However, the underground work or not, the issue of implementation of the Motu Proprio in the diocese of Rennes exceeds, by far the simplest case of the faithful of the Saint-François. The survey (see our letter 289 ) made ​​for us by JLM Studies Institute in May 2011 has revealed two of three practitioners of the diocese attend at least monthly in the Extraordinary Form of the Mass if it was proposed in their parish. To meet this demand there is still only one place of mass Summorum Pontificum and not a single priest in the whole diocese of Rennes does not apply (however timidly: a mass or a mass per month per week) or can implement the Motu Proprio ... 
The SSPX has, meanwhile, three places of worship, and also the priory of Lanvallay shining over the diocese. And evidence of a situation decidedly far from pacified, Rennes is home to the largest center sedevacantist of France: three Sunday services are offered in a chapel that can hold up to 400 people. 
Obviously, there are many sheep in the diocese of Rennes, the question is: is there a pastor willing to accommodate them? 
(1) In our Letter 287 , "No progress in the diocese of Rennes," we said about the Archbishop: The intellectual Pierre d'Ornellas, belonging - as other senior clerics in Paris, as Antoine Guggenheim - at the Institute of Our Lady of Life, Venasque, was one of several private secretaries who succeeded to Cardinal Lustiger. He was then director of the Cathedral School, a position of extreme confidence, and finally auxiliary bishop in 1997. In politics Parisian "refocusing" of the time, he was one of the most powerful arm, especially the more careful to preserve the young clerics in the capital of any fundamentalist virus. The priests formed by Archbishop d'Ornellas were destined to become an exemplary, like Cardinal Lustiger was fond of telling them, "the first generation that would finally understood the Council." 
He thus became, with Archbishop Vingt-Trois, the closest collaborator of the Archbishop, but in a very different style, forcefully, to the point of succeeding to achieve unanimity, which is rare among the clergy, but against ... him. Its importance in the high clergy of France she will be appointed directly to a metropolitan see, Rennes. 
In his honor, should be noted that Bishop d'Ornellas took strong moral and public positions, which constitute a substantial improvement over the strategy of "burying" that prevailed in the 1970s and who made ​​that the Veil law could pass without any mobilization Episcopal. 
In total, a man of strong (and bad) character, Bishop of Rennes Ornellas intends to make, at a time when the Church is emerging in an indispensable reconciliation built on a true charity and pragmatic, a division of militant and combative 'third way', neither progressive nor -, ever! - Traditionalist.