Skip to comments.St Mary's priest will take his flock with him (renegade priest to break with Rome)
Posted on 01/13/2009 6:50:29 AM PST by NYer
MAVERICK priest Father Peter Kennedy says he will lead a breakaway congregation if Brisbane's catholic Archbishop forces him to leave St Mary's Church.
There are fears that exclusion from the historic South Brisbane property will be the final act in a long-running dispute that has reached the Vatican. The dispute has attracted national and international attention because it represents the battle between conservative and less traditional forces within the Catholic Church.
There are more Roman Catholics in Australia than any other religious group. Each week, St Mary's attracts large congregations while many more orthodox Catholic parishes struggle to fill pews. In a rare and exclusive interview, Father Kennedy said he was determined to carry on. "The reality is that, if we are excluded from this church, the Trades and Labor Council have already offered us their place just down the road," he said. "I will continue. Our community will continue down there. We get 800 to 900 people coming every week. It's a vibrant, alive mass with people from all over the city."
St Mary's is known for its unconventional Catholic practices - allowing women to preach, blessing homosexual couples and recognising with ritual the traditional sovereignty of the indigenous people of the area. The latest round in the battle was sparked by a complaint direct to the Vatican in August from an aggrieved church-goer.
Brisbane Archbishop John Bathersby accused the parish of operating outside the accepted practices of the Roman Catholic Church and encouraged Father Kennedy to fall in line or face closure. The parishioners responded to the accusations but - in a follow-up letter to Father Kennedy, dated December 22 - Archbishop Bathersby said: "St Mary's has not yet adequately given proof of its communion with the Archdiocese of Brisbane and the Roman Catholic Church."
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The word is Excommunication. Pack your bags.
Where’s his frock?
Another priest who refuses to recognise that he isnt in charge.
The guy has already taken it off. He has found a flock to fleece and has gone his own way.
correction: my Bishop allowed this in his parishes...
Liberalism masquerading as religion.
its not a Mass, it is some form of half-@$$ed sect. It has no ties to Roman Catholicism (any longer). So move to your trades and labor council building and preach your sermons, but do not confuse this with being a Catholic Church.
Why must these leftists insist upon foisting their bizarre beliefs upon the faithful of an established religion, that rejects their perversions?
This sounds just like the Corpus Christi/Spiritus Christi apostasy that occurred in the Diocese of Rochester, NY. Fr. Callan, the pastor led his parishioners to the “Church of What’s Happenin’ Now” and to their excommunications.
Send him packing and those that follow this a$$hat should not be in the Catholic Church to begin with.
I’m a baptized Catholic, 13 years of Catholic schooling, married a Catholic, baptized our children in the Catholic church, send our children to Catholic schools and I work in a Catholic school. I love the priests I’ve worked with and they struggle to grow their community as their defined demographic priest is very difficult to find.
I don’t know all the teachings of this priest but what I’ve read here doesn’t upset me.
What’s wrong with women preaching? Is that ‘liberal’ ideology? No, it’s simply a tradition of the Catholic faith and the pope is not going to break tradition.
Why can’t priests marry? Priests used to be able to marry until the church and the wives disagreed over the priest & wifes’ property when the priest died. This is a mad made rule. In fact, there is a loophole; a married protestant minister who converts to Catholicism may become an ordained priest. If the church allowed priests to marry, many good priests who’ve been excommunicated would never have left and would be still serving the good work of the Catholic church.
The convent affiliated with our school has 32 nuns left in their community with over 100 bedrooms. Most are senior citizens. Women have changed in the last 500 years in case the vatican hasn’t noticed. I don’t know what the position of the vatican is regarding the declining population of Catholic nuns worldwide. Why can’t a Catholic nun be married and be recognized? It would be mission work.
typo...man made...not mad made...lol ....
blessing homosexual couples
Says everything we need to know about this creep ... time for him to go.
2013 .... countdown in full swing.
Satan is always looking for an opening. When we let our guard down through our own sin and fecklessness he moves in.
One of those 'rare' occasions when the bishop took action, albeit after the Vatican told him to do so. Yes, I remember the Corpus Christi event quite well. Since then, deaconess Mary Ramen was ordained by the American Catholic Church. It's been a while since I posted this picture. In case you missed it ...
And ... from Wikipedia ...
Mary Ramerman is one of the founders of the Spiritus Christi sect in Rochester, New York. Ramerman, a Californian and convert to Catholicism who wished to become a Catholic priest, was encouraged by Fr. James Callan, who had been appointed as pastor of the Corpus Christi parish in Rochester, New York, to migrate to his parish so that he could ordain her.