Battle in Thiberville - Parishioners fight for their traditional Priest.
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Google translators still get a lot wrong when they translate.

Fr. Michel says in the interview in this video at 1:29 minutes that "under canon law, under the rules of the church he is no longer the priest of the diocese but he remains in The Spirit the priest to these people."


Google has it that he said he is still the priest 'in spirit,' not 'in The Spirit.' When he said he was priest "dans L'Esprit" he was almost surely referring to the Holy Spirit which seems to me that he was saying he was the valid priest though not the legitimate priest.

The concept of valid and ligitimate within the church was explained to me like this, a child born to an unwed mother would be illegitimate (conceived illicitly) but would obviously still be valid or real.
When a bishop is consecrated illicitly it does not mean he cannot give sacraments or that he is not a real bishop but that he was consecrated without approval of the pope.

I think Fr. Michel was saying that he is the valid or real priest of the parish though not the legitimate (legal) priest.

Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Re: Battle in Thiberville - Parishioners fight for their traditional Priest. - by artificial person - 01-07-2010, 09:54 AM



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