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Might_4_Right Wrote:You know what this says to me?  It says that the Catholic faith is just one track of many, and since we are all going to the same station, no need to change trains. Come to think of it, it might be fun to jump to a more laid-back train so I could spend my Sundays sleeping in and watching football. This kind of thing really makes my head spin...  And Pilate asked, "What is truth?"

Houston, We Have a Protestant
by Kenneth J. Wolfe 6/03/2013

The good news is there was a large ordination ceremony in the Roman Catholic Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston, Texas. The bad news is it was conducted by the United Methodist Church.

On 28 May 2013, this occured:

Service of Commissioning & Ordination @ 7pm at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Bishop Janice R. Huie preaching

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The Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart is the cathedral (with episcopal chair) in the city of Houston, co-equal to the basilica cathedral in the city of Galveston in what is now the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.  (The basilica cathedral in Galveston has been closed for repairs since 2009.)  The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is the 11th largest diocese in the United States.

On 1 June 2013, the Co-Cathedral hosted the ordination of one Catholic to the priesthood.

The archbishop of Galveston-Houston is Daniel Cardinal DiNardo. The rector of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart is the Reverend Father Lawrence Jozwiak.

Here is a response from our friends at the Canon Law Centre:

    ... the legal prescription of canon 755, further specified by the 1993 Directory promulgated by the Holy See, leaves open the possibility of the diocesan bishop granting permission to a non-Catholic group to use a Catholic building in his territory for a non-Catholic religious ceremony. In the absence of any clearly defined criteria as to what ceremonies to allow and which not to allow, the diocesan bishop is afforded a rather wide ranging discretion as to what he will or will not permit in his diocese.  In this regard there is a great disparity existing among individual bishops as to the implementation of this norm.  This is evidenced, inter alia, by the current example of a situation which obviously has given rise to scandal among the faithful, and the recent prohibition of the Bishop of Fribourg in which he refused to grant access to the Priestly Society of St. Pius X to use a parish church within the territory of his diocese.  Interestingly enough, Bishop Morerod also cited no. 137 of the 1993 Directory as supporting his decision.  I leave it to the readership to draw their own conclusions.

Contrast the 1983 Code of Canon Law and 1993 Directory for the Application of Principles and Norms on Ecumenism with Pope Pius XI's 1928 encyclical on religious unity:

    So, Venerable Brethren, it is clear why this Apostolic See has never allowed its subjects to take part in the assemblies of non-Catholics: for the union of Christians can only be promoted by promoting the return to the one true Church of Christ of those who are separated from it, for in the past they have unhappily left it.

H/T Ronald L. Conte Jr. for spotting the Houston event.

Source: Rorate Caeli
How hideous. So I guess if there was a Tabernacle there everybody ignored Our Lord. And it looks like they used the Catholic altar for their heretical shenanigans. GRRR!
Iglesia Nuevo, in Tejas! ( note: yes, I know the proper Spanish is Nueva... but if you mix the diabolical with the divine, you gotta show it somehow. This is the product of Baphomet, which has breasts on a male body)

Everything's bigger in Texas, including approving heresy.

Cardinal DiNardo should be ashamed of himself!
...and the beat goes on...
Haven't these people realized that the orthodox Catholics are more dependable than the feel-good, any-religion-will-do crowd?  Why are they still pandering to the latter, when they will more easily depart from the Faith?
Does this not normally mean that the altar needs to be re-consecrated and everything? I hate hearing about stuff like this.  :crazy:
People had very high expectations for Cardinal DiNardo - but he has proven to be a bit flaky. This incident is really unfortunate. I do not know why the Methodists would want to use the venue to begin with. There are several very large Methodist churches in Houston that would have served their needs just fine.
(06-03-2013, 11:28 PM)DoktorDespot Wrote: [ -> ]People had very high expectations for Cardinal DiNardo - but he has proven to be a bit flaky. This incident is really unfortunate. I do not know why the Methodists would want to use the venue to begin with. There are several very large Methodist churches in Houston that would have served their needs just fine.

They're making a point. The Church becomes the butt of the joke, and the only ones laughing are the Methodists and Satan.
Very very disappointing. 
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