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It's time for the CDF to investigate the Worcester Diocese
La Salette Journey ^ | April 3, 2014 | Paul Melanson

Posted on 04/03/2014 7:31:47 AM PDT by cleghornboy

In an article for The American Catholic which may be found here, The Motley Monk writes:

"It’s pretty easy to tell that the folks over at the National Catholic Reporter (NCR) aren’t happy campers these days. Some of their heroes fighting on the front lines for women’s ordination are being “disciplined.” According to a recent NCR article:

A longtime peace and human rights activist arrested countless times, Franciscan Fr. Jerry Zawada has been removed from public ministry for concelebrating Mass with a woman priest in 2011. Poor Fr. Zawada! After all he’s done over the decades to promote the cause of social justice. He’s been jailed numerous times and now at the age of 76, one would think the Vatican would overlook Fr. Zawada’s minor infelicity for merely concelebrating “Mass” with the Roman Catholic “WomanPriest,” the Rev. Ms. Janice Sevre-Duszynska.

The enemy in the NCR’s narrative is the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), which reviewed documentation related to the November 22, 2011 “Mass.” NCR obtained a copy of the CDF’s private letter which stated:

Having carefully examined the acts of the case, and the vota of the former Minister General and the Rev. Zawada’s Provincial Superior, this Dicastery has decided to impose on Rev. Jerome Zawada, OFM, a life of prayer and penance to be lived within the Queen of Peace Friary in Burlington, Wisconsin.

The letter also forbids Fr. Zawada from presenting himself in public as a priest or celebrating the sacraments publicly. However, Fr. Zawada is allowed to concelebrate Mass with other friars at the friary and in private.

Zawada isn’t too pleased. He told the NCR:

I don’t mind the prayer part, but when they called, when they say that I need to be spending some time in penance, well, I’m not going..

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TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: cdf; diocese; investigate; worcester

1 posted on 04/03/2014 7:31:48 AM PDT by cleghornboy
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To: cleghornboy

went to the Mass Citizen for Life on SAT at Assumption College. stopped by Still River late in the day.

2 posted on 04/03/2014 7:43:11 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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Good for you Pete! Still River is an oasis of sanity in the Worcester Diocese!

3 posted on 04/03/2014 7:46:10 AM PDT by cleghornboy (La Salette Missionaries in crisis)
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I love Zawada’s last comment “I’m not going”
don’t they take a vow of obedience? —Franciscans.
Out of what hole did this “girrrrl priest” crawl out
of? What creature “ordained” her?-—Bishop Tinkey Winkey
of the diocese of Lady Clairol? I’d love to have the dish on her?

4 posted on 04/03/2014 8:01:17 AM PDT by brooklyn dave ( We need a Klingon for President!)
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To: cleghornboy

My sister is a sister there...glad you stopped by.

5 posted on 04/03/2014 10:48:45 AM PDT by SaxuminMD
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I hope I can stop by many times more in the future ...

6 posted on 04/03/2014 1:58:23 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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