Skip to comments.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.
Sounds good to me!
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.
The slap-down begins.
Not the kind of happy where you hold hands and sing a round of Kum-By-Ya.
Especially if it means that he gets to write the report that undoubtedly will get written. Then I'd be ecstatic.
Perhaps this is the warm-up to an appointment to a new position as Archbishop of Washington????
I can hope, ya know!
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.
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.
I found this background article:
It doesn't say the names of the visitors, other than that 75 names of bishops have been submitted.
SHMS is in Michigan.
Ok, so Ratzinger is visiting seminaries outside his diocese. Hopefully he will visit LA!
Joyful step-dancing all around!!!!
Interesting...and not entirely unjustified... :-)
We're happy. This has potential.
This does look promising.
People really ought to expand abbreviations when posting.
Prayers have been answered.
Okay. Somebody is serious about all this.
Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit.
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.
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.
He is bringing a big broom...
Heh, heh, heh.
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.
It's the kind of "happy" that the troops have when they are FINALLY told: "Lock and load!!"
B.'s appointment as the
Inquisitor Chairman of Visitation gives the new Rector his "out."
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.