One of my readers tipped me off to a interview on a St. Louis NPR affiliate that included Fr. Marek Bozed (excommunicated by Archbishop Burke), Frank Krebs (ex-priest with the Francis Ecumenical Catholic Community), and Patricia Fresen (ex-nun who who calls herself a Roman Catholic Bishop.)
The interview is available in MP3 or Windows Media. Though if you have ever listened to or read dissident Catholics you will hear nothing new here. The same regurgitation about how since Jesus ate with sinners that somehow all sin is now acceptable. They always miss the fact that Jesus came to us to invite us to a life of holiness and to repent of our sins so that we can live eternally with him. Jesus also ate with the Pharisees so how come progressives see things pharisitical as a bad thing? By their logic since he ate with them their actions are automatically elevated to being alright. Why do they try to paint anybody who wants the Mass to conform to liturgical documents as a Pharisee? Now the desire for liturgical norms is not in reality pharisitical. In fact the Pharisees were guilty of creating their own rules that trumped natural law and the commandments, something progressives should be familiar with in their own logic.
I also found is sadly funny how Patricia Fresen defended her "ordination." It seems funny to appeal to apostolic succession when that 2000 years of apostolic succession were all men. She talks about how her ordination was valid though not in conformance to canon law. When you make it up as you go why can’t you just ordain yourself if you feel called? Why be restricted by apostolic tradition in this matter when you can ignore it when it suits you.
One really silly part was when Frank Krebs appealed to St Teresa of Avila wanting to be a priest and said that since she is a Doctor of the Church this is a high teaching. This is really laughable since who he is actually referring to is what St Terese wrote in the Story of a Soul.
"If only I were a priest! How lovingly I would bear You in my hands, my Jesus, when my voice had brought You down from Heaven. How lovingly I would give. You to souls!" "Yet while wanting to be a priest, I admire St. Francis of Assisi and envy his humility, longing to imitate him in refusing this sublime dignity."
Yes the very model of demanding female ordination and willing to be excommunicated to do so – NOT. The disingenuous of progressives never ceases to amaze me. That they can take that quote and turn in into something that not only St. Terese never intended, but that no one until fairly recently ever twisted into a desire for female ordination directly opposing Church’s authority.
Though I guess I shouldn’t really care what a gang of dissidents talking about the Church matters anyway. Heterodoxy is just so boring with the same lame buzz words repeated until they get you into a stupor.