Deal Hudson at InsideCatholic recently said, “the Catholic tea kettle continues to boil, as the patience of many of the lay faithful is running out.” Michael Voris at Real CatholicTV has a great video on the same topic that we thought you might want to watch.
Michael talks about the need to “purge our own ranks of traitors” and when I watched Michael’s video, my jaw nearly dropped at the number of names he mentioned who felt like they popped straight out from the Bryan Hehir chronology:
- Richard McBrien of Notre Dame, who preached at Fr. Hehir’s first Mass after he was ordained and who cited Hehir in his book, Caesar’s Coin, as being the “the clearest and most faithful interpreter of John Courtney Murray today” and “the Catholic theologian most faithful to Murray’s vision today.”
- Disgraced homosexual Archbishop Rembert Weakland, who represented the U.S. at the 1987 Synod on the Laity and who played a key role at a secret pre-Synod meeting at St. Mary’s College at Notre Dame where Fr. Hehir helped push the position that America had something to teach the universal Church about sexual liberation.
- Sr. Joan Chittister, a Call to Action supporter whose worship of the feminine is described by Voris as essentially “pagan Goddess adoration” and who was interviewed and cited along with Fr. Bryan Hehir in the book by dissident Catholic, Kerry Kennedy, “Being Catholic Now: Prominent Americans Talk About Change in the Church and the Quest for Meaning.”
- Ret. Aux. Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, who, according to Voris, “runs unchecked around the country promoting all things homosexual, peace and justice, blah blah” and who worked closely with Bryan Hehir on the pacificist 1983 Bishops pastoral letter on nuclear disarmament, “The Challenge of Peace.”
It’s as though Voris is describing Boston when he talks about the obstacles to getting the message through to the Catholic hierarchy–people who work for the Church who just want to keep the wheels of bureaucracy grinding it out (maybe the Vicar General in Boston?), people who don’ t want to rock the boat by passing messages on to the bishop (priest-secretaries to the Cardinal?), and the practice of sending important matters to committees (Catholic school education for children of gay parents?).
We never mentioned this before, but we sent an email to the Cardinal and the Vicar General several weeks ago complaining about Fr. Bryan Hehir and Fr. Massaro speaking at the upcoming social justice conference. We got no response and are thinking that in addition to starting a Rosary novena for the intention of purification of the Boston Archdiocese, it’s about time for a local “Boston Catholic Tea Party.” Let us know what you think.