Skip to comments.It's time for the CDF to investigate the Worcester Diocese
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:
"Its pretty easy to tell that the folks over at the National Catholic Reporter (NCR) arent happy campers these days. Some of their heroes fighting on the front lines for womens 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 hes done over the decades to promote the cause of social justice. Hes been jailed numerous times and now at the age of 76, one would think the Vatican would overlook Fr. Zawadas minor infelicity for merely concelebrating Mass with the Roman Catholic WomanPriest, the Rev. Ms. Janice Sevre-Duszynska.
The enemy in the NCRs narrative is the Vaticans Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), which reviewed documentation related to the November 22, 2011 Mass. NCR obtained a copy of the CDFs private letter which stated:
Having carefully examined the acts of the case, and the vota of the former Minister General and the Rev. Zawadas 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 isnt too pleased. He told the NCR:
I dont mind the prayer part, but when they called, when they say that I need to be spending some time in penance, well, Im not going..
(Excerpt) Read more at lasalettejourney.blogspot.com ...
went to the Mass Citizen for Life on SAT at Assumption College. stopped by Still River late in the day.
Good for you Pete! Still River is an oasis of sanity in the Worcester Diocese!
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?
My sister is a sister there...glad you stopped by.
I hope I can stop by many times more in the future ...
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