Gerald posts and article about Archbishop Harry Flynn, of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis sending a letter to to New Ways Ministry forbidding the celebration of the Eucharist at their symposium.
Flynn prohibited symposium participants from celebrating Holy Eucharist, saying to do so might mislead Archdiocese members into believing the speakers’ views had the church’s sanction.
"Hopefully, that will at least minimize potential confusion and scandal," Flynn’s letter concluded.
Archdiocese spokesman Dennis McGrath said the reason for prohibiting the Eucharist at the symposium was simple: "There’s certain rules of the church that are inviolate. The Eucharist is the heart of our faith. There just isn’t much elbow room there."
…Flynn’s decision "is a betrayal of the core of our Catholic faith," Bayly said. "The church should be big and wide to support diverse opinions. For God’s sake, it’s Catholic — it’s universal."
And her Catholicity means that the truth in St Paul’s is the same as the truth in Rome or anywhere else in the universe. The article goes on to talk about the symposium held in Kentucky.
There, DeBernardo said, Archbishop Thomas Kelly told New Ways Ministry that he had been told by the Vatican not to allow the Eucharist — a decision that lies with the head of the diocese under church law.
Kelly invited conference participants to instead attend Mass at his cathedral — but New Ways Ministry declined and conducted the Eucharist anyway, saying Kelly’s letter fell short of forbidding the sacrament.
"We saw it as a loophole," DeBernardo said.
|Jester Hat Tip:||Gerald Augustinus|
Now if that doesn’t display their attitude, nothing does. Their whole theology is to look for loopholes and where none exist to create one out of whole cloth, or should I say loophole cloth.
It is quite interesting, if true, that someone in the Vatican has their attention on Same Old Pagan Ways Ministry and are advising bishops on this subject. Of course the founders of this disministry were disciplined by the CDF and "permanently prohibited" from all forms of homosexual ministry.
Now if only Archbishop Flynn would do the same for the infamous St. Joan of Arc parish with there Gay, Lesbian. Bisexual, and Transgender Choir and rampant dissent which is really not much different from what is said at the symposium.