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Father got in hot water for defending true marriage at the El Paso city council, I think it was.  He was outspoken on the truths of the faith. Also he offered the TLM at his former parish in El Paso where of the faithful began to come more and more and to love this holy liturgy.  He drew the ire of the former bishop who sent him out to the wilds of west Texas.  And he flourished there even with the small community where he continued to give glory to God by his faithful witness.  But the new bishop is one who is saying how he 'stands with Francis' whatever that means and he also is not favorable to Fr. Rodriguez.  So this is the end result.  I suspect this is the priest that Fr. Z. asked us to pray for today and it has been seen on other websites that this may be coming.
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Fr. Michael Rodriguez
11. November, 2014

Fr. Michael Rodriguez
This following statement has just been made public by David Rodríguez:
As of yesterday, November 10, 2014, Fr. Michael Rodríguez, is no longer the Administrator of Sacred Heart Mission in Shafter, TX.  He has been given a six-month sabbatical in order to discern God’s Will for the future.

Fr. Rodríguez remains a priest in good-standing of the Diocese of El Paso. He will most likely be looking at options for priestly ministry beyond the Diocese of El Paso. Fr. Rodríguez has been offering the Traditional Latin Mass exclusively for the past three years, and this has led to increasing difficulties for him with the local hierarchy. Fr. Rodríguez asks for your prayers, and he especially asks you to pray for the small group of faithful (about 50) of the Presidio-Shafter area who are heartbroken over the loss of the Traditional Latin Mass and parish life based on the Traditional Latin Mass.

Admittedly, Fr. Rodríguez is in a very difficult situation. On the one hand, he intends to do his best to be obedient to his bishop. On the other hand, Fr. Rodríguez is convinced that God is calling him – through the Church – to dedicate his priesthood and all his energy and strength to promote the Church’s greatest treasures: her timeless liturgy and doctrine. Both Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI have acknowledged that the Church is suffering through a terrible crisis of Faith in the post-Vatican II era, and Fr. Rodríguez, as a loyal priest and son of the Church, cannot stand idly by in the face of such widespread disparagement and abandonment of the Catholic Faith.

In making any decisions for the future, Fr. Rodríguez is begging God to purify his motives, so that he may act, first and foremost, out of love and fidelity to Jesus Christ and His holy Church, and for the salvation of souls. As a loyal son of Holy Mother Church, Fr. Rodríguez is 100% committed to following, teaching, promoting, and defending her Traditional Mass (holy liturgy) and her unchangeable truths (holy doctrine), e.g. the sacredness of marriage, the indissolubility of marriage, the grave sin and intrinsic evil of homosexual acts.
In closing, Fr. Rodríguez asks that efforts be redoubled to pray for the Holy Father so that he will consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as requested by Our Lady of Fatima.  May the reign of Christ the King come through the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of His Mother!

In a few days a number of us will begin a continuous series of nine-day novenas imploring the intercession of Our Lady and the saints on Fr. Rodríguez’s behalf. I will email more information on that in a few days. Moreover, we will pray a 54-Day Rosary Novena on his behalf from Dec 10 – Feb 1, that is between the Marian feasts of the Immaculate Conception and the Purification of Our Lady, (also the feast of Our Lady of Good Success). We invite all to join us in offering these prayers. Thank you very much for your prayers and support.

Ad Iesum per Mariam,
dvr
ps: His sermon from Sunday is now posted at the St. Vincent Ferrer Foundation’s website. “The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the Name of the Lord.” You can hear it at: www.svfonline.org
(11-11-2014, 07:17 PM)Magdalene Wrote: [ -> ]Father got in hot water for defending true marriage at the El Paso city council, I think it was.  He was outspoken on the truths of the faith. Also he offered the TLM at his former parish in El Paso where of the faithful began to come more and more and to love this holy liturgy.  He drew the ire of the former bishop who sent him out to the wilds of west Texas.  And he flourished there even with the small community where he continued to give glory to God by his faithful witness.  But the new bishop is one who is saying how he 'stands with Francis' whatever that means and he also is not favorable to Fr. Rodriguez.  So this is the end result.  I suspect this is the priest that Fr. Z. asked us to pray for today and it has been seen on other websites that this may be coming.
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Fr. Michael Rodriguez
11. November, 2014

Fr. Michael Rodriguez
This following statement has just been made public by David Rodríguez:
As of yesterday, November 10, 2014, Fr. Michael Rodríguez, is no longer the Administrator of Sacred Heart Mission in Shafter, TX.  He has been given a six-month sabbatical in order to discern God’s Will for the future.

Fr. Rodríguez remains a priest in good-standing of the Diocese of El Paso. He will most likely be looking at options for priestly ministry beyond the Diocese of El Paso. Fr. Rodríguez has been offering the Traditional Latin Mass exclusively for the past three years, and this has led to increasing difficulties for him with the local hierarchy. Fr. Rodríguez asks for your prayers, and he especially asks you to pray for the small group of faithful (about 50) of the Presidio-Shafter area who are heartbroken over the loss of the Traditional Latin Mass and parish life based on the Traditional Latin Mass.

Admittedly, Fr. Rodríguez is in a very difficult situation. On the one hand, he intends to do his best to be obedient to his bishop. On the other hand, Fr. Rodríguez is convinced that God is calling him – through the Church – to dedicate his priesthood and all his energy and strength to promote the Church’s greatest treasures: her timeless liturgy and doctrine. Both Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI have acknowledged that the Church is suffering through a terrible crisis of Faith in the post-Vatican II era, and Fr. Rodríguez, as a loyal priest and son of the Church, cannot stand idly by in the face of such widespread disparagement and abandonment of the Catholic Faith.

In making any decisions for the future, Fr. Rodríguez is begging God to purify his motives, so that he may act, first and foremost, out of love and fidelity to Jesus Christ and His holy Church, and for the salvation of souls. As a loyal son of Holy Mother Church, Fr. Rodríguez is 100% committed to following, teaching, promoting, and defending her Traditional Mass (holy liturgy) and her unchangeable truths (holy doctrine), e.g. the sacredness of marriage, the indissolubility of marriage, the grave sin and intrinsic evil of homosexual acts.
In closing, Fr. Rodríguez asks that efforts be redoubled to pray for the Holy Father so that he will consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as requested by Our Lady of Fatima.  May the reign of Christ the King come through the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of His Mother!

In a few days a number of us will begin a continuous series of nine-day novenas imploring the intercession of Our Lady and the saints on Fr. Rodríguez’s behalf. I will email more information on that in a few days. Moreover, we will pray a 54-Day Rosary Novena on his behalf from Dec 10 – Feb 1, that is between the Marian feasts of the Immaculate Conception and the Purification of Our Lady, (also the feast of Our Lady of Good Success). We invite all to join us in offering these prayers. Thank you very much for your prayers and support.

Ad Iesum per Mariam,
dvr
ps: His sermon from Sunday is now posted at the St. Vincent Ferrer Foundation’s website. “The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the Name of the Lord.” You can hear it at: www.svfonline.org

Is this another example of "mercy" that we've been hearing about so much lately? 

We are witnessing some of the grossest injustices and hypocrisy in the recent history of our Holy Church.  Unbelievable.