St. Louis Catholic posts the following story.
St. Louis Catholic has learned that Sr. Louise Lears, a member of the “Pastoral Team” at St. Cronan Parish has been issued a summons and canonical admonition by His Grace, Archbishop Raymond L. Burke. Sr. Lears has been summoned to appear to answer the charges of rejection of a truth of faith under canon 750, and of causing grave scandal, thus implicating the penalties for a scandalous external violation of canon law under canon 1399.
…I am unable to ascertain the exact factual allegations underlying the charges at this time, but readers of this blog will remember that Sr. Lears was present at the Advent vespers protest outside of St. Cronan’s last month. This event occurred, and was presided over by Sr. Lears, despite the request of the Archbishop that St. Cronan’s rescind its invitation to Rabbi Susan Talve to lead this event. Rabbi Talve and her congregation hosted the infamous pretend ordination of would-be priestesses Rose Hudson and Elsie McGrath. As an aside, both Hudson and McGrath were also present at the vespers protest.
Once again Archbishop Burke acts as a true shepherd. In another Archbishop Burke story.
After consultation with St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke, the Aquinas Institute of Theology has canceled its annual Aquinas Lecture for 2008.
The Rev. Peter Phan, a Georgetown University professor and former president of the Theological Society of America, was scheduled to give the prestigious lecture in about three weeks.
The Rev. Peter Phan was recently criticized for his book by the USCCB doctrinal committee and is still being investigated by the CDF.