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To: IbJensen

Anthony Cekada, this author is not a Catholic Priest and never was.

He may be a clergyman in some small Christian group (there are over 36,000 sects presently) but he is not what he claims to be; a Roman Catholic Priest. Thus he is not to be believed no matter how much he feeds the misinformed prejudices on display here.

If Mister Cekada had made his status clear at the beginning of his post I would give his harsh criticisms enough respect to inspire my close examination and refutation. These claims to be clergy  are everywhere lately. In Kentucky we even have have women claiming to be Catholic Priests and holding ordinations. The Lexington Herald-Leader presents them as priests. Dishonest women and dishonest newspaper.

Cekada was “ordained” by an infamous ex-Bishop Marcel Lefebvre in 1977. Levebre had been forbidden in 1976 by  Pope Paul IV to ordain priests and had his other clerical powers removed.( see note below) It was not a Catholic ordination.

There is a tidal wave of disinformation about the Catholic Church in the public square. Many delight in believing and repeating these clever lies, but such people lack industry and virtue.

If these opponents of the Catholic Church have valid points they could have used the truth.

NOTE from wikipedia:

“In January 1975 the new Bishop of Fribourg stated his wish to withdraw the SSPX’s [Th is Lefebvre’s “Society of Saint Pius the 10th] pious union status. Though Lefebvre then had two meetings with the commission of Cardinals, the Bishop put his intention into effect on 6 May 1975,[52] thereby officially dissolving the Society.[Notes 16] This action was subsequently upheld by Pope Paul VI, who wrote to Archbishop Lefebvre in June 1975. Lefebvre continued his work regardless.[55] In the consistory of 24 May 1976, Pope Paul VI criticized Archbishop Lefebvre by name and appealed to him and his followers to change their minds.[56]
On 29 June 1976, Lefebvre went ahead with planned priestly ordinations without the approval of the local Bishop and despite receiving letters from Rome forbidding them. As a result Lefebvre was suspended a collatione ordinum, i.e., forbidden to ordain any priests.”

17 posted on 12/23/2013 5:47:29 AM PST by De La Marche (A Catholic replies to the latest clever disinformation about the Catholic Church)
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To: De La Marche

I could respond with a lengthy thesis of my own, but I know in my heart, mind and soul what I believe to be the correct situation that exists today within the Roman Catholic Church.

The Church is indeed Roman, being located in Rome, but it is no longer catholic (small c) as liturgy and tenets appear to vary from parish to parish worldwide.

What Vatican II subsequently did, in effect, to the delight of the modernists and secular humanists was to create an entirely new religion based on mankind. I in total honesty believe that our Lord cannot be pleased with the outcome.

18 posted on 12/23/2013 6:26:54 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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