Thoughts on Vatican II and a question for you
(07-25-2009, 05:22 PM)StrictCatholicGirl Wrote:
(07-25-2009, 04:31 PM)lamentabili sane Wrote:
(07-25-2009, 03:57 PM)StrictCatholicGirl Wrote: My understanding was that Fr. Feeney was excommunicated because he failed to appear in Rome after several summons – a direct disobedience to legitimate Church authority. Of course, the summons was related to his strict interpretation of EENS, but that’s not why he was excommunicated per se. It is also my understanding that he was reconciled to the Church before his death. Interesting that he fought what he perceived to be liberalism in the Church even in the 1940s. 

- Lisa 

How do you know this?

I don't know this. Gee, I'm sorry. I guess I should have said he was probably summoned to Rome because of his position on EENS. Maybe the bigger question is WHY Fr. Feeeny never made it to Rome. If he didn't know the reason for the summons, maybe he should have just went to Rome and found out.

- Lisa 

He was summoned, 2 or 3 times yet he refused to go. The sham excommunication was for disobedience.
He did not go because he was concerned that by going, there would be no one to expose the truth and crooks (his superiors.) Had nothing to do with EENS.

Quote:The strangest feature of this case is not, as might be commonly supposed, that some Boston Catholics were holding heresy and were being rebuked by their legitimate superiors. It is, rather, that these same Catholics were accusing their ecclesiastical superiors and academic mentors of teaching heresy, and as thanks for having been so solicitous were immediately suppressed by these same authorities on the score of being intolerant and bigoted. If history takes any note of this large incident (in what is often called the most Catholic city in the United States) it may interest historians to note that those who were punished were never accused of holding heresy, but only of being intolerant, unbroadminded and disobedient. It is also to be noted that the same authorities have never gone to the slightest trouble to point out wherein the accusation made against them by the “Boston group” is unfounded. In a heresy case usually a subject is being punished by his superior for denying a doctrine of his church. In this heresy case a subject of the Church is being punished by his superior for professing a defined doctrine.

The book "The Loyolas and the Cabots" is a fascinating read for anyone interested in what happened back then regarding Fr. Feeney and the "Boston Heresy Case". Amazing, but true.

Here is an on-line version:


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Re: Thoughts on Vatican II and a question for you - by Stubborn - 07-26-2009, 04:43 PM

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