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Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz to Chair Apostalic Visitation In U.S.

Posted on 08/18/2005 4:08:49 PM PDT by Diva

Today I received official notification that the Apostolic Visitation of US Seminaries and Houses of Formation will occur at SHMS October 16-21, 2005. On the evening of October 15th, all formation personnel and resident priests are to be available to the Visitors beginning with Dinner at 5:30 p.m. To quote the letter: "This time with the community...includes initial introductions and acclimation to the host institution." Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz, Bishop of Lincoln, is Chair of the Visit.


TOPICS: Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: catholic; priests; seminaries
Just recieved this information from a source at the Seminary. So, are we happy it's Bruskewitz? Sounds Like the Pope is serious.
1 posted on 08/18/2005 4:09:26 PM PDT by Diva
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To: Diva; NYer; Salvation; Siobhan

Sounds good to me!


2 posted on 08/18/2005 4:11:38 PM PDT by maryz
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To: ninenot

Just thought some folks would be interested. Don't know if it is known that Bishop Bruskewitz is the chairman of this visitation. Sorry if this information is redundant.


3 posted on 08/18/2005 4:11:57 PM PDT by Diva
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To: Diva

The slap-down begins.


4 posted on 08/18/2005 4:12:51 PM PDT by fogofbobegabay
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To: Diva

Wow!


5 posted on 08/18/2005 4:13:34 PM PDT by RobbyS (chirho)
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To: Diva

Wow!


6 posted on 08/18/2005 4:13:38 PM PDT by RobbyS (chirho)
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To: Diva
So, are we happy it's Bruskewitz?

I'm happy.

Not the kind of happy where you hold hands and sing a round of Kum-By-Ya.

But happy.

Especially if it means that he gets to write the report that undoubtedly will get written. Then I'd be ecstatic.

7 posted on 08/18/2005 4:35:34 PM PDT by TotusTuus
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To: Diva

Dear Diva,

Kewl!!!

Perhaps this is the warm-up to an appointment to a new position as Archbishop of Washington????

I can hope, ya know!


sitetest


8 posted on 08/18/2005 4:35:41 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Diva; american colleen; Lady In Blue; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; ..
So, are we happy it's Bruskewitz?

Happy? No! We are THRILLED, EXHILARATED, JUBILANT and OVERJOYED!

" In the weeks since Bishop Fabian W. Bruskewitz of Lincoln issued a formal warning to Catholics who belong to groups which are opposed to the Catholic Church that they are in danger of excommunication, the flurry of national press attention to this unprecedented action has not abated. "
An Interview With Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz

Solidly orthodox! Great news! Thanks for the post and ping.

9 posted on 08/18/2005 4:42:21 PM PDT by NYer ("Each person is meant to exist. Each person is God's own idea." - Pope Benedict XVI)
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To: NYer

Maybe I am mistaken, but reading the press release it seems as if Bishop Bruskewitz is only in charge of one visitation lasting four days in September. Am I reading the story wrong? Is SHMS in his diocese (is that an individual seminary) in which case he chairs the inspection of his own diocese, which doesn't bode well for other inspections.


10 posted on 08/18/2005 4:49:10 PM PDT by StAthanasiustheGreat (Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Deus Aderit)
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To: Diva

Most excellent!


11 posted on 08/18/2005 4:49:51 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: StAthanasiustheGreat

I found this background article:

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0406801.htm

It doesn't say the names of the visitors, other than that 75 names of bishops have been submitted.


12 posted on 08/18/2005 5:06:39 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: StAthanasiustheGreat

SHMS is in Michigan.


13 posted on 08/18/2005 5:06:54 PM PDT by B Knotts
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To: B Knotts

Ok, so Ratzinger is visiting seminaries outside his diocese. Hopefully he will visit LA!


14 posted on 08/18/2005 5:08:02 PM PDT by StAthanasiustheGreat (Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Deus Aderit)
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To: maryz

Joyful step-dancing all around!!!!


15 posted on 08/18/2005 5:09:17 PM PDT by Siobhan ("Whenever you come to save Rome, make all the noise you want." -- Pius XII)
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To: StAthanasiustheGreat
You typed "Ratzinger" when you meant "Bruskewitz."

Interesting...and not entirely unjustified... :-)

16 posted on 08/18/2005 5:09:55 PM PDT by B Knotts
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To: Diva

We're happy. This has potential.


17 posted on 08/18/2005 5:18:49 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Officially around the bend, at least for now.)
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To: Diva
Outstanding news!
19 posted on 08/18/2005 6:49:18 PM PDT by markomalley (Vivat Iesus!)
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To: Diva

This does look promising.


20 posted on 08/18/2005 7:26:35 PM PDT by paw prints ("Let yourselves be surprised by Christ." -- Pope Benedict XV1)
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To: StAthanasiustheGreat
Sacred Heart Major Seminary, the main seminary for the Archdiocese of Detroit and one of the seminaries in very good shape already. In this one case, it would seem that they might be matching orthodox visitors with orthodox seminaries which could mean that others of doubtful orthodoxy won't get much scrutiny. But one case doesn't estabish a pattern.

People really ought to expand abbreviations when posting.

21 posted on 08/18/2005 7:43:29 PM PDT by Dionysiusdecordealcis
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To: Diva

Prayers have been answered.


22 posted on 08/18/2005 7:44:42 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (The constitution is not in exile, it's in a nice safe deposit box in the Cayman Islands - Lileks)
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To: Diva

Okay. Somebody is serious about all this.


23 posted on 08/18/2005 8:10:10 PM PDT by Desdemona (Music Librarian and provider of cucumber sandwiches, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary. Hats required.)
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To: StAthanasiustheGreat
Is SHMS in his diocese (is that an individual seminary) in which case he chairs the inspection of his own diocese, which doesn't bode well for other inspections.

Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit.

24 posted on 08/18/2005 9:12:13 PM PDT by Diva
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To: Dionysiusdecordealcis
Sacred Heart Major Seminary, the main seminary for the Archdiocese of Detroit and one of the seminaries in very good shape already.

Yes, the Philosophy and some of the Theology Professors are very good, (Janet Smith for instance), but there are problems in formation and some of the hold overs from the old days at St. John's Seminary, which had to be shut down as a seminary back in the early 80's.

25 posted on 08/18/2005 9:15:35 PM PDT by Diva
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To: Dionysiusdecordealcis

Just an added thought here. Detroit's seminary is pretty good right now, indeed it has improved slowly since about the mid-1990's when Bishop Vigneron became the Rector. When he left to become the ordinary of Oakland, CA. the liberal and very hostile power structure began to attack the new rector and insist he make certain changes. No doubt these attacks have mostly been of the monetary kind. The Rector, while being a pretty good guy when there is not this sort of pressure, has been giving ground back to the much more liberal priestly establishment of Detroit's Archdiocese. I am hoping this is a signal to him and the Cardinal that they are to hold the line better. Also, given the nature of how things seem to work in the Church here in the States, Bruskewitz through Vigneron probably has a very good idea of what has been going on.


26 posted on 08/19/2005 3:07:59 AM PDT by Diva
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To: Diva

He is bringing a big broom...


27 posted on 08/19/2005 3:58:13 AM PDT by Dominick ("Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." - JP II)
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To: Diva

Heh, heh, heh.

BWAHAHAHAHAH!

It's not a coincidence that Bruskewitz, with one of the smallest-population Dioceses in the US, was given Rome's permission to establish a seminary.

It's not a coincidence that the "counter-SSPX" seminary is ALSO located in Lincoln, NE.


28 posted on 08/19/2005 4:58:57 AM PDT by ninenot (Minister of Membership, Tomas Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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To: TotusTuus
Not the kind of happy where you hold hands and sing a round of Kum-By-Ya.

Nope

It's the kind of "happy" that the troops have when they are FINALLY told: "Lock and load!!"

29 posted on 08/19/2005 5:00:28 AM PDT by ninenot (Minister of Membership, Tomas Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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To: Diva
You're right.

B.'s appointment as the Inquisitor Chairman of Visitation gives the new Rector his "out."

BWAHAHAHAHA!!!

30 posted on 08/19/2005 5:04:16 AM PDT by ninenot (Minister of Membership, Tomas Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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To: ninenot

Keep him in Lincoln please! For one thing, when I wife and I go back home it is nice to visit a orthodox church for once. And Fabian gets along well with some of the LCMS pastors in town. They probably wouldn't like someone nutty.


31 posted on 08/19/2005 12:18:09 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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