Malachi Martin film from Causeway pictures coming soon (trailer)
(01-27-2012, 04:11 PM)spasiisochrani Wrote: Maybe, but the statement Mr. Kennedy says proves that Fr. Martin was never laicised actually does not.  Fr. Martin, Fr. Wickens, Fr. Fiore, and Cardinal O'Connor are all deceased (requiescant in pace), and are not able to show us any documentation.  I don't know what Mr. Matatics may have seen.  Both the statement from Fr. O"Keefe and the statement from the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life say that Fr. Martin was laicised. 

It may be that Fr. Martin's status fell under a broad characterization of "Laicization," but the Pope can give a dispensation allowing priests to retain some faculties. Hence the celebret was granted to say mass privately and offer pastoral and sacramental aid on a one on one level.  The question people are really asking in a round about way is whether or not Fr. Martin had faculties as a priest.  He claimed publicly that he did.  It was well known, a number of high profile priests vouched for him and no Cardinal archbishop publicly challenged him on this. 

Fr. Martin claimed on national radio he was not a "renegade" and that he had superiors in Rome that monitored how he spent his money and commanded him not to become involved in politics. 

Unfortunately because of the break in and robbery of his office when he was in the hospital towards the end of his life, we probably don't have a line on where to actually see his paperwork and so Rome would be the only other place and that is not the most trustworthy place anymore for verifying things such as this. 

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Re: Malachi Martin film from Causeway pictures coming soon (trailer) - by Gerard - 01-28-2012, 02:03 AM

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