Q: There is a “monastery” of two men [in my diocese]. They SAY they are Roman Catholics and that they abide by Catholic dogma. I’m pretty sure most people would assume they are legitimate Catholics. [One of them] has stated in the past he is a fully (sic) ordained Roman Catholic Priest. He does not do so now–I have questioned him explicitly on this point. He has been saying Mass and giving (sic) sacraments…. He was very evasive when I questioned him about his actual status within the clergy. I could not determine from what he said if he was retired or defrocked, laicized, whatever. The only thing he will say is, “I’m the abbot superior of a monastery.” I find his “gofundme” site disturbing. Why does a one-man monastery need $100,000?
The bishop has not deigned to return my messages…. Apparently there is no way the laity can do a background check on any clergy. I have to assume the bishop doesn’t give a rat’s a**.
…Is this really okay with the Catholic Church? Does the Catholic Church really condone this? It is affecting our family–my granddaughter refuses to go to church, citing “Religion is crap, it’s only a cover for dirty, greedy bastards who steal from women and children and **** boys.” I continue to go to Church, but I am becoming very discouraged at what I believe to be heretics who are condoned by canon law. I’m only a lay person, where are the people Christ said would lead me?
My original question: is this heresy? Unless I am told otherwise, I will continue to believe a con game is going on with the assurance of forthcoming miracles and that heretical practices like necromancy are practiced and encouraged. –Jim Continue reading