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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Modernists gather to set agenda for Vatican III

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Petition Papal Nuncio to decline invitation to "Vatican II for the Next Generation" Conference at St. Paul's University in Ottawa, scheduled for September 27-29, 2012.

The Speaker list!

Gregory Baum- ex-priest who married a former nun then proceeded to "divorce" her; dissenter from Humanae Vitae and supporter of the infamous Winnipeg Statement; supporter of same-sex "marriage".

Bishop Remi De Roo - certified Enneagram teacher; associated with dissident groups International Federation of Married Catholic Priests and Call to Action.

Both Baum and +De Roo are advocates of the hermeneutics of rupture:
“…the continued implementation of the Council is being undermined by Conservative Catholics, aided by the Vatican, [Baum] said. “A conservative movement, sponsored by the Vatican itself, remains attached to the old paradigm, overlooks the bold texts of the conciliar documents and tries to restore the Catholicism of yesterday,” he claimed. “Vatican II may suffer neglect for a certain time, but as an ecumenical council it cannot be invalidated.” He says that as pope, Benedict XVI has been “inconsistent,” emphasizing ‘proclamation’ at certain points and ‘dialogue’ at others. While the late Pope John Paul II focused on dialogue in dealing with other religions, said Baum, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger emphasized “proclamation” against relativism. “Will the Pope change his mind again?” he asked. “On this issue the magisterium is presently inconsistent.” (Source)


Dick Gaillardetz - dissenter on the infallible nature Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, dissenter on the Church's absolute prohibition of contraceptive acts; holds many other problematic doctrinal positions; criticized by his own bishop for his position on legalized abortion; member of Obama's "Catholic" Advisory Council.

According to the National Post, Gaillardetz called the Pope's action to lift the excommunication of the SSPX bishops "an abysmal decision". Indicating that Pope Benedict does not have an appreciation for "the symbolic gesture" as John Paul II did, he stated, "[Benedict] doesn't think about or consider ... the larger consequences of his actions." He said, further, "many of us in the Catholic Church have become accustomed to putting the best face on some politically ill-considered moves by the Vatican."


Catherine Clifford - Clifford has complained that theologians labor under “episcopal suspicion” and asserted that theologians “exhibit loyalty to the magisterium only insofar as the magisterium exhibits its own proper service to God’s word,” a formula that allows theologians the final judgment as to what constitutes God’s word....Clifford and Gaillardetz defined the role of the theologian as that of preserving “the priority of the lived faith of the Church over its doctrinal formulations,” implying that the two are incompatible. But, having excluded both hierarchical authority and “popular opinion,” the two theologians seemed by default to leave the professionals as the people uniquely qualified to determine what is or is not “lived faith.” (Source)

Sister Joan Cronin, Executive Director of Institute of Catholic Education - deficient position on homosexual orientation and its relation to Catholic education.

Gilles Routhier, priest-professor, theologian - problematic role in the remarkable betrayal of the fundamental right of Catholic parents to determine their children’s religious formation.

Dr. Margaret Lavin, Assistant Professor, Contextual Theology, Regis College (UofT) - advocates demotion of Catholic hierarchical understanding of the Church; clear advocate of the hermeneutic of rupture; one of Lavin's books calls for a new way of "being church" and "sets an agenda for Vatican III".
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