Post by Admin on Sept 17, 2019 14:11:13 GMT
“The union desired by these Liberal Catholics, a union between the Church and the Revolution and subversion is, for the Church, an adulterous union, adulterous. And that adulterous union can produce only bastards. [...]The adulterous union of the Church with the Revolution is consolidated with dialogue. [...] Truth and error are not on the same footing. That would be putting God and the Devil on the same footing, for the Devil is the father of lies, the father of error. We must therefore be missionaries. We must preach the Gospel, convert souls to Jesus Christ and not engage in dialogue with them in an effort to adopt their principles. That is what this bastard Mass and these bastard rites are doing to us, for we wanted dialogue with the Protestants and the Protestants said to us: “We will not have your Mass; we will not have it because it contains things incompatible with our Protestant faith. So change the Mass and we shall be able to pray with you. We can have intercommunion. We can receive your sacraments. You can come to our churches and we can come to yours; then it will be all finished and we shall have unity.” We shall have unity in confusion, in bastardy. That we do not want. The Church has never wanted it. We love the Protestants; we want to convert them. But it is not loving them to let them think they have the same religion as the Catholic religion.” (Archbishop Lefebvre, Sermon at Lille, France, August 1976)
Gay ‘Married’ Ex-Priest Serves on Canon Law Tribunal for Delaware Diocese
Jack Anderson a 'defender of the marital bond' in Wilmington
September 16, 2019
WILMINGTON, Del. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A gay ex-cleric who "wed" a fellow former priest is serving on a diocesan marriage tribunal in Delaware.
In a bombshell report published Sunday, investigative journalist George Neumayr [original article here] revealed that one-time priest Jack Anderson is serving as a defender of the marital bond for the diocese of Wilmington.
Neumayr uncovered the scandal while investigating Anderson's relationship to pro-gay Pennsylvania Bp. Joseph Bambera, who after seminary served with Anderson on the Scranton diocesan marriage tribunal.
Ex-priest Jack Anderson's profile naming his "spouse," Ted Olson, on the parish website for Holy Spirit Episcopal Church in Harleysville, PA
In the course of his investigation, Neumayr discovered that Anderson quit the priesthood and later "married" former Wilmington cleric Ted Olson.
Neumayr contacted Olson, who confirmed that he is Anderson's "spouse." The ex-priest verified that Anderson and Bambera had worked together on the Scranton tribunal — in fact, he told Neumayr, he had "met Joe a few times." He also confirmed that Anderson remains a defender of the marital bond despite having left the priesthood and entered into a same-sex "marriage."
Olson also revealed that he and Anderson had abandoned Catholicism altogether: "We're Episcopalians," he told Neumayr.
In spite of all this, reportedly, neither has been laicized.
Ex-priest Ted Olson mentions his "spouse," Jack Anderson,
and their membership at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church in Harleysville, PA
The Wilmington diocese lists Anderson as a defender of the bond on their marriage tribunal website.
Neumayr reached out to the diocese of Wilmington to ask "how a former priest who rejected the Catholic faith (and therefore in the eyes of the Church is a public heretic) and entered a gay marriage could licitly serve as a 'defender of the [marital] bond' on a Catholic tribunal."
Jack Anderson is listed as a defender of the bond
on the Wilmington diocesan website.
"The Wilmington officials to whom I reached out either declined to answer the question or ignored my calls," he reported.
Neumayr describes the story as "a window on yet another travesty in the American Catholic Church."
"To call Anderson's status irregular is an understatement," he noted. "It is an open scandal — a scandal that both Bishop Bambera and Wilmington Bishop William Malooly have facilitated, insofar as Anderson's presence on the tribunal requires their knowledge and approval."
In light of this, observers are asking why both bishops would risk scandal by allowing Anderson to serve on the Wilmington tribunal.
Bp. William Francis Malooly of Wilmington, Delaware.
"What accounts for his protected status?" Neumayr asked. "Is it possible that the bishops haven't removed him from the tribunal due to dirt he might have on priests in Wilmington and Scranton?"
"Anderson's departure from the priesthood is said to have been 'ugly,'" he noted, adding: "I had been told Anderson's decision to leave the priesthood was problematic, in light of his close and complicated ties with various Scranton priests, including Bambera."
Neumayr pointed to "an angry" 2012 letter to the editor in which Anderson challenged Bambera — one of the nation's most LGBT-friendly bishops — come clean on his stance on same-sex "marriage."
Anderson accused the Scranton prelate of hypocrisy, publicly opposing gay unions while privately backing them.
"Bishop Bambera, I'd like to hear your personal position regarding the marriage between two Catholics of the same sex," he wrote. "Please don't quote canon law."
Reflecting on Anderson's challenge, Neumayr underscored the scale of the scandal:
Church Militant reached out to the diocese of Wilmington for comment on Monday, but received no response as of press time.
Here was a former priest turned Episcopalian in a gay marriage telling a bishop who has approved his presence on a canon law tribunal that he shouldn't "quote canon law" and that he should come clean about his real opinion of gay marriage. Extraordinary. Could the dysfunction in the Catholic Church in America be any clearer?
Bishop William Francis Malooly can be contacted through his assistant: [email protected], (302) 573-3100