Monday, December 19, 2005

"Schism" is a dirty word. So is "Sin." Prayers needed for cleansing

The act of schism, committed by the board of directors of the civil corporation of St. Stanislaus Parish, was the hiring of a suspended priest, that is a priest who is not in good standing in the Church, for the purpose of attempting to celebrate the sacraments and sacramentals St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. The priest in question, Father Markek B. Bozek, a priest of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, has left his priestly office of assistant pastor of Saint Agnes Cathedral in Springfield against the explicit direction of his bishop, the Most Reverend John J. Leibrecht, and after Bishop Leibrecht had explained to him more than once the gravity of his action and its consequences.

— Archbishop Raymond L. Burke

It's impossible for mortal men to succeed — and therefore inadvisable to try — to delve into the souls of other mortal men.

Nothing, however, as we learn from today's Gospel (Luke 1:5-25) is impossible to God. Therefore, it's a no-brainer. Ask Him to help in this situation.

While you're at it, as always, I'd appreciate prayers for the Archdiocese of Boston...and for the Church Militant in general.

Thank you!

Source: St. Louis Review