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Archdiocese of St. Paul/Mpls — Reform group billboard advertises illegitimate synod

St. Clare of Assisi (August 11) is the patron saint of sore eyes. In this case, an eyesore for his Eminence Archbishop Nienstedt…

 

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The billboard proclaiming a September, 18th, 2010, “Synod of the Baptized” stands just off a major thoroughfare leading to the archdiocese-a mere 3 miles away.

The group responsible for purchasing the billboard ad is the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform. A local coalition of long-frustrated individuals belonging to various national dissident organizations now banded together. Their ultimate goal is to create greater schism within the church as they organize for what they’re calling the American Catholic Council to be held in Detroit, Michigan, June 10-12, 2011.

Archbishop Nienstedt has previously found it necessary to warn the Catholic faithful concerning CCCR and the organizations’ non-affiliation with the Archdiocese of Mpls/St.Paul or the universal Roman Catholic Church. He had this to say about the group back in August of 2009:

It has come to the attention of the Archdiocese that a group calling itself the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform (CCCR) is planning a 2010 ‘synod’ in the Archdiocese entitled, ‘Claiming Our Place at the Table’.

While the agenda for the proposed synod purports to be an exploration of the role of baptized Catholics within the institutional Church of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, it is not being conducted under the auspices of the Archdiocese, the universal Roman Catholic Church, or any entity or organization affiliated with the Archdiocese or the universal Roman Catholic Church.

The Archdiocese wishes it to be known that the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform, the 2010 synod, and individuals endorsing the same, are not agents or entities of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis or the Roman Catholic Church. Moreover, the Archdiocese wishes to lovingly caution those members of the faithful participating in the ‘work/study groups’ and intending to attend the synod of the potential that the issues on which CCCR will seek reform are magisterial teachings of the Church, and are therefore to be believed by divine and catholic faith. The Archdiocese also wishes to remind the faithful of its need to shun any contrary doctrines, and instead to embrace and retain, to safeguard reverently and expound faithfully, the doctrine of faith and morals proposed definitively by the magisterium of the Church.

That same year I posted this on CCCR and the American Catholic Council:

WHAT YOU CAN DO DEFEND YOUR FAITH AND PROTECT THE FAITH OF OTHERS FROM SUCH ERROR WITHIN YOUR OWN DIOCESE…

1. Don’t participate. Warn your family, friends, and fellow Catholics of the spiritual danger(s) involved in falling for propaganda (errors) coming from representatives of either the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform or the American Catholic Council within your diocese. Especially, be on watch for advertisements that promote “Synods of the Baptized” or invitations to meetings found within parish bulletins describing “Catholics coming together to dialogue on difficult Church issues…” This smokescreen tactic was used recently within a bulletin at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Minneapolis.

2. Contact your pastor in person or by e-mail and (respectfully) inform him about the dangers CCCR and the American Catholic Council represent within the Archdiocese.

3. Contact your bishop in person or by e-mail and (respectfully) inform him of the same.

4. Pray for all those suffering from a spirit of constantly taking umbrage: with Church, Church doctrine, and defiance of divinely instituted authority–

Enough said…

SOURCE: THE WILD REED

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BREAKING: Hallucination en masse within Arch. Saint Paul/Mpls: Another Bishop sideswiped by Roman Catholic Womenpriest movement

When will these folks wake up?

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Here’s the official definition according to Babe:

hal⋅lu⋅ci⋅na⋅tion [huh-loo-suh-ney-shuhn en min-e-apo-lis]

–noun — [hopefully without nuns]

1. a sensory experience of something that does not exist outside the mind [women priests], caused by various physical and mental disorders [see: bad spirits and intellectual wish-list philosophies inspired by renegade theologians], or by reaction to certain toxic substances [any potions conjured up that smell of the notion of obedience to Christ and His church], and usually manifested as visual or auditory images. [see (or hear): any call to action mass wherein puppets and liturgical dancers mystically appear… KAZAAM!!!]

In Prophetic Obedience to the Spirit…

Well, that’s the claim anyway over at the Wild Reed:

“Yesterday in Minneapolis, the Roman Catholic Womenpriests movement hosted its Sixth Midwest Region Ordination – an event that drew over 500 people to witness the ordination of one woman to the deaconate (sic), and three women to the priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church. (sic, again)”

This notion of prophetic obedience to the spirit (which, includes the Apostles and their successors the Bishops) is a sham. Recall that only a few days ago, while bemoaning Archbishop Nienstedt’s official warning on the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform, the same Mr. Bayly on the Progressive Catholic Voice said:

“The Archbishop has nothing to fear from us. We want to be in communion with him. But communion is not a juridical relationship, it is primarily a relationship of spirit. Real communication is necessary for communion.”

Right.

Which, begs this question:

If real communication is necessary for communion, and your ardent desire for union is authentic and true, why is it necessary to sideswipe your fellow brothers and sisters, including Bishops, with underground ordinations within our dioceses?”

Pitiful, Tragic, and Juvenile…

It appears that all the groups that make up the American Catholic Council, including its satellite, the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform, are circling the wagons for Custard’s Last Vatican II Stand. Perhaps, the USCCB will take this opportunity to act decisively and put an end to all this error by stating clearly the non-Catholic status of these groups as was done in St. Paul/Minneapolis. Why? Because it’s all pitiful, tragic, and juvenile…

(A personal observation)

Yes, pitiful, in that Christ has given you the sublime gift of eternal salvation and life (if you remain in Him and He in you) through the gift’s of the Holy Spirit within His Church, yet, by this ‘false spirit of pride’ you continue to thwart and grieve the Holy Spirit of God and the good works He began within you as a child born through baptism; tragic, in that the unsuspecting will, or may, be led away from the same and only gate of salvation, turning instead, towards the gates of hell, which, are wide and many and filled with similar such souls who fell through error into the same moral and spiritual ills the American Catholic Council proposes to Christians; and finally, juvenile, in that this false ‘spirit of Vatican II’ is stunting the growth of the Church and her proclamation of the Gospel–so necessary for the salvation of souls–by proclaiming a false Christ and false Church under pretext of the Holy Spirit.

Here’s my ode of hope for all those fast asleep within bygone era’s, followed by a warning to the Body of Christ within the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis….

WHAT YOU CAN DO DEFEND YOUR FAITH AND PROTECT THE FAITH OF OTHERS FROM SUCH ERROR WITHIN YOUR DIOCESE

1. Don’t participate. Warn your family, friends, and fellow Catholics of the spiritual danger(s) involved in falling for propaganda (errors)coming from representatives of either the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform or the American Catholic Council within your diocese. Especially, be on watch for advertisements that promote “Synods of the Baptized” or invitations to meetings found within parish bulletins describing “Catholics coming together to dialogue on difficult Church issues…” This smokescreen tactic was used recently within a bulletin at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Minneapolis.

2. Contact your pastor in person or by e-mail and (respectfully) inform him about the dangers CCCR and the American Catholic Council represent within the Archdiocese.

3. Contact your bishop in person or by e-mail and (respectfully) inform him of the same.

4. Pray for all those suffering from a spirit of constantly taking umbrage: with Church, Church doctrine, and defiance of divinely instituted authority–

Click here for more information on the ACC/CCCR

Lovingly Crushed: Catholic Coalition for Church Reform

New Warning in Arch. St. Paul/Mpls: American Catholic Council satellite group says Archbishop is using his power to crush them...

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Janet Hauter, member of the bankrupt dissident group VOTF and now Co-chair of the American Catholic Council, addresses the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform in April.

Stella Borealis roundtable blogger Adoro said it best over on Abbey – Roads:

That […The Official warning on the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform within the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis] really wasn’t written for the participants. It was written to inform the public that they aren’t part of the Church. It’s the job of the Bishop to state those things and I believe that canonically, he MUST publish such a document.

It also establishes grounds for canonical penalties as certain things must be promulgated.

Perhaps future excommunications, even.

Below is the warning statement from the Archdiocese followed by the CCCR response. Let us pray that these folks, the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform and the American Catholic Council, come to their spiritual senses and repent, realizing that God is not directing their actions in opposition to His own Church…

OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SAINT PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS

It has come to the attention of the Archdiocese that a group calling itself the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform (CCCR) is planning a 2010 ‘synod’ in the Archdiocese entitled, ‘Claiming Our Place at the Table’.

While the agenda for the proposed synod purports to be an exploration of the role of baptized Catholics within the institutional Church of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, it is not being conducted under the auspices of the Archdiocese, the universal Roman Catholic Church, or any entity or organization affiliated with the Archdiocese or the universal Roman Catholic Church.

The Archdiocese wishes it to be known that the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform, the 2010 synod, and individuals endorsing the same, are not agents or entities of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis or the Roman Catholic Church. Moreover, the Archdiocese wishes to lovingly caution those members of the faithful participating in the ‘work/study groups’ and intending to attend the synod of the potential that the issues on which CCCR will seek reform are magisterial teachings of the Church, and are therefore to be believed by divine and catholic faith. The Archdiocese also wishes to remind the faithful of its need to shun any contrary doctrines, and instead to embrace and retain, to safeguard reverently and expound faithfully, the doctrine of faith and morals proposed definitively by the magisterium of the Church.

CATHOLIC COALITION FOR CHURCH REFORM RESPONSE

Dear Friends of CCCR:

The Archdiocese has issued another statement regarding the status of the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform (CCCR). The first one was on the occasion of our founding prayer breakfast on April 18, 2009. The most recent statement appears in the Catholic Spirit of August 13, 2009. It seems there are some issues that need clarification.

The published statement bears the coat of arms of the Archdiocese but there is no name of the person issuing it. We are presuming that it was issued with the authority of Archbishop John C. Nienstedt. No one from the Archdiocese has spoken with us directly.

The Archbishop is entirely correct that CCCR does not act in any official capacity for the Archdiocese nor is it in any way sanctioned by the Archdiocese. Nevertheless, we are Catholics who reside within the Archdiocese and we are committed to using whatever gifts God has given us in service to our local church. In announcing our Synod of the Baptized for September 18, 2010, we presumed, as an independent organization, that we could name our local church without including the information that we had not been authorized to do so. We apologize to anyone who thought we were claiming authorization.

After the first Archdiocesan statement in April, issued by the Chancery Office, we informed the Vicar General of our identities and our activities and asked for conversation with him. Our last letter asking for a meeting was sent Monday, August 10.

The Archbishop has nothing to fear from us. If the problem is that we are calling our 2010 conference a “synod” and only bishops can officially call a synod in ecclesiastical practice, he need only ask us to consider renaming it. To us, our use of the word “synod” signifies the participation of all the baptized, not just the ordained baptized, in the process of directing the local church. Since Vatican II, we have been unwilling to abdicate our baptismal responsibility for the direction the church takes.

Better even than asking us to reconsider the name, the Archbishop could offer to partner with us in calling a Synod of the Baptized. Instead of using his power to crush us, he could join with us to invite the whole Archdiocese to think about and discuss how we can further the mission of Jesus together.

That is precisely what we are attempting to do in the work/study groups the Archbishop “lovingly” warns people to shun for their own good. One of the work/study groups is discussing Catholic spirituality, what characterizes it, and how it can be nurtured within the local church. One of the groups is entitled Catholic Identity/Christian Identity. It is attempting to articulate the values of the institutional church that may be undercut by contemporary culture. Another group is discussing social justice and how the local church can improve in its commitment to the marginalized. Still another group is focusing on the importance of the role of bishop in the local church and the necessity of the relationship of leader to the body of the church. We are discussing human sexuality, church governance and authority, the “emerging” church, children and families, and clericalism. We have so far made no statements or recommendations for reform on any of these topics. Does discussing the questions threaten the Archbishop’s authority, church doctrine, or the well-being of the local church? We hope not.

We ask you to write to the Archbishop asking him to re-think his censure of us and asking him to back us in our effort to live up to our baptismal calling. We are asking for a meeting with him and will keep you informed.

Archbishop John C. Nienstedt

Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis

226 Summit Avenue

St Paul, MN 55102

Send us a copy of your letter, if you want, at 2080 Edgcumbe Road, St. Paul, MN 55116.

CCCR Board Co-Chairs

Paula Ruddy

Michael Bayly

Bernie Rodel

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Archdiocese St. Paul/Mpls: Chancery office issues warning on American Catholic Council satellite group

The Sword of Truth Vs. the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform…

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ED. NOTE: On the eve of excommunicated Maryknoll Priest Father Roy Bourgeois headlining a fundraiser for the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has once again cautioned the faithful about the group and its contrary doctrines. See here for more information on how to protect yourself, family and fellow Catholics from their errors… Below is the official announcement from The Catholic Spirit.

It has come to the attention of the Archdiocese that a group calling itself the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform (CCCR) is planning a 2010 ‘synod’ in the Archdiocese entitled, ‘Claiming Our Place at the Table’.

While the agenda for the proposed synod purports to be an exploration of the role of baptized Catholics within the institutional Church of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, it is not being conducted under the auspices of the Archdiocese, the universal Roman Catholic Church, or any entity or organization affiliated with the Archdiocese or the universal Roman Catholic Church.

The Archdiocese wishes it to be known that the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform, the 2010 synod, and individuals endorsing the same, are not agents or entities of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis or the Roman Catholic Church. Moreover, the Archdiocese wishes to lovingly caution those members of the faithful participating in the ‘work/study groups’ and intending to attend the synod of the potential that the issues on which CCCR will seek reform are magisterial teachings of the Church, and are therefore to be believed by divine and catholic faith. The Archdiocese also wishes to remind the faithful of its need to shun any contrary doctrines, and instead to embrace and retain, to safeguard reverently and expound faithfully, the doctrine of faith and morals proposed definitively by the magisterium of the Church.

Catholic Coalition for Church Reform meeting: facilitating ‘dissipative structuring’ within the local church

“Claiming our place at the table!”

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“Ah, hey…, anybody got a rope?”

The blog Liberal Spirit commented the other day on the recent monetary resuscitation of the dissident church group Voice of the Faithful, and afterword had this to say:

VOTF is one of the Catholic reform groups that is joining others under the umbrella “American Catholic Council.” Their first gathering is scheduled for Pentecost in two years, June 10-11, 2011 in Detroit.

SPEAKING OF BANKRUPTCY…

The goal of the American Catholic Council, in simple terms, is to create and promote an autochthonous Church; a Church both Catholic and American modeled on, as ex-Jesuit Robert Blair Kaiser says, “the Maronites, the Melchites, the Byzantines, the Copts and sixteen other autochthonous churches in the Middle East that are loyal to the pope, but glory in their own governance, their own married clergy, and their own liturgies.”

Loyalty to the pope? Right…

beggarNever mind that America is at this very moment in history standing “ragtime” on the corner: morally, financially, and spiritually bankrupt, purveyor of child holocaust (abortion) at home and abroad, is owned part and parcel by Communist China, and flirting itself with the idea of actually accepting (or being force-fed) socialism as a way and means of American life, schismatics today want now to re-create an American Church with American values divorced from the Eternal City, Rome.

The truth be told, it makes sense from their point of view–that of the world.

Conveners of the American Catholic Council want an independent catholic church that elects its own priests and hierarchy, condones abortion, contraception, homosexual relations, married clergy, women priests, divorce and other so-called “radically inclusive (see: Imploded Episcopal Church) reforms.” But, the Bottom line of such heresy and schism–and sure warning for all faithful Catholics concerned for their eternal salvation and that of their families–is this:

They’re pressing to create a false Christ and false Church.

One such group under the ACC umbrella is the newly formed Catholic Coalition for Church Reform (CCCR) within the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

On Friday, April 17, 2009, a statement by the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis was issued concerning the “Catholic Coalition for Church Reform” (CCCR), which read:

“The “Catholic Coalition for Church Reform” is a self appointed group that is advocating changes that are in direct conflict with the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church. This group has no affiliation with the Archdiocese or its parishes.”

Despite Archbishop Nienstedt’s notification to the faithful CCCR scheduled its second planning meeting on July 15th, at St. Edward Catholic Church in Bloomington, MN. It appears as if the meeting was moved from St. Edwards to another location because of lay contact with the Archdiocese protesting the group meeting on church grounds and its disobedience to the Archbishop. Yet, the meeting was held anyway.

FACILITATING DISSIPATION IN ST. PAUL /MPLS…

A recap of the CCCR meeting is found here, but among the most telling of “how” the coalition will achieve its goals of re-creating a new ecclesiology in MPLS/St.Paul was offered up by CCCR co-chairman Bernie Rodel. According to Michael Bayly’s Post:

“Rodel observed that in the Church today we are witnessing (and, in many cases, participating in) “dissipative structuring,” a process by which a system (in this case the Church) lets go of its present form so that it can reorganize in a form better suited to the demands of its changed environment.

“Dissipative structures demonstrate that disorder can be a source of new order,” said Rodel, “that growth appears from disequilibrium, not balance. Disorder and disequilibrium are the conditions necessary to awaken creativity. Inherent orderliness will follow.”

Rodel concluded his remarks by observing that “events like tonight’s meeting, the ongoing meetings of the work/study groups, and next year’s synod are facilitating dissipative structuring within the local church. Such structuring will, in turn, foster the emergence of a collective creativity crucial for reform and the creation of a kin’dom centered Church.””

What? Yea, I thought the same thing. “What the hay is dissipative structuring?”

Here’s a quick rundown on the theory (see: gobbledygook) of dissipative structuring within organizations (in this case, how CCCR will be acting out within the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis):

There are four basic characteristics of dissipative structures, (think energy theory here) which define the elements of system–Catholic Church–transformation. These are:

1. Disorder and Disequilibrium – It is necessary for the system to generate sufficient disequilibrium (Disorder) within itself to create the degree of freedom within which the system’s change can take place.

2. Symmetry Breaking – For a new order to emerge, the old order must be demolished.

3. Experimentation – Breaking symmetry alone can lead to chaos unless it is also supplemented by activities which will generate new forms or configurations around which the system can reorganise.

4. Reformulation – The experimentation process leads to the development of new possible configurations, around which the system must reformulate.

To simplify further: Dissidents believe under this theory that it’s necessary to create disorder (chaos) within the Church because the divinely instituted hierarchical nature of the Church in the world must be destroyed in order for the body of Christ on earth to finally accept the spurious proposals and reconfigured “American Church” CCCR and the American Catholic Council offers…

There’s one big problem with this theory:

God is not a God of disorder but of peace… 1 Cor. 33

WORSHIPPING IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH: HOW YOU CAN HELP THE CAUSE OF PEACE IN ST. PAUL/MPLS.

1. Don’t participate. Warn your family, friends, and fellow Catholics of the spiritual danger(s) involved in falling for propaganda (errors) coming from representatives of either the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform or the American Catholic Council within your diocese. Especially, be on watch for advertisements that promote “Synods of the Baptized” or invitations to meetings found within parish bulletins describing “Catholics coming together to dialogue on difficult Church issues…” This smokescreen tactic was used recently within a bulletin at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Minneapolis.

2. Contact your pastor in person or by e-mail and (respectfully) inform him about the dangers CCCR and the American Catholic Council represent within the Archdiocese.

3. Contact Archbishop John C. Nienstedt by e-mail and (respectfully) inform him of the same here: <communications@archspm.org>

4. Pray for all those suffering from a spirit of constantly taking umbrage: with Church, Church doctrine, and defiance of divinely instituted authority–in this case, the Catholic Church and Archbishop Nienstedt.

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We say no to the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform: For our good, and the good of all His Church…

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For our good, and the good of all His Church: Our family joins with Mary Ann Kreitzer, President of the Catholic Media Coalition, in pleading with Archbishop Nienstedt and Fr. Tegeder to disallow the July 15th meeting of the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform at St. Edwards Catholic Church, in Bloomington, Minnesota.

[Ed. Note: Click Here for background on these dissident group(s), its danger to Church unity, and information on how you can help defend your family’s faith.]

Her letters to the Archbishop and Pastor at St. Edward’s follow:

Your Excellency:

You no doubt have had many concerned Catholics contacting you about the meeting of the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform (CCCR) scheduled at St. Edward’s in Bloomington tomorrow evening, July 15th, from 7-9 PM. I recently read your excellent statement warning Catholics about this group and I want to thank you for your concern and express my great hope that you will not allow this.

I just sent an email to Fr. Tedeger, but there hasn’t been time for him to respond. I hope he will do the right thing and cancel the meeting of his own volition, but if he does not, Your Excellency, I beg you to take action to prevent this scandal from taking place.

I’m a mother of five and grandmother of 18. I have watched since my marriage in 1970 the devastation to the faith caused by the disobedience of priests and religious abusing their authority and fostering dissent. As a parent I saw my children damaged by the example of teachers who disdained certain aspects of the faith. My husband and I fought these things when they occurred to minimize the scandal, but what a source of pain and suffering. It made our job exponentially more difficult, especially when the dissent came from authorities in our own parish.

Your Excellency, the faithful are so in need of shepherds who will protect us from heresy and error. Please don’t allow this meeting to take place.

Sincerely in Christ,

Mary Ann Kreitzer

President, Catholic Media Coalition

http://www.catholicmediacoalition.org

“The first law of history is not to dare to utter falsehood; the second, not to fear to speak the truth.”

Pope Leo XIII

And,

Dear Fr. Tegeder:

I just became aware of the meeting of the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform (CCCR) scheduled for your parish tomorrow, July 15th. You must not be aware of this meeting, Father or you certainly would stop it, so I thought it was imperative to let you know.

CCCR is affiliated with a large group of dissent organizations that are working to promote an American Catholic Council at Pentecost in 2011( or sooner). Among them are Catholics for Choice (formerly Catholic for a Free Choice, a radically pro-abortion group) and homosexual activist groups like Dignity and New Ways Ministries. Many of these organizations are listed as member groups on the CCCR website and also on the site for the American Catholic Conference. Their agenda is clearly opposed to the Church on many levels.

You are no doubt aware of Archbishop Nienstedt’s statement about the group:

The “Catholic Coalition for Church Reform” is a self appointed group that is advocating changes that are in direct conflict with the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church. This group has no affiliation with the Archdiocese or its parishes.

I hope you are as concerned as I (and many others) are about this potential scandal in your parish. Please do not allow this meeting to go on tomorrow night.

I would appreciate a response.

Sincerely in Christ,

Mary Ann Kreitzer

President, Catholic Media Coalition

http://www.catholicmediaco alition.org

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Archdiocese St. Paul and Minneapolis: Dissident group ignores Archbishop Nienstedt notification, schedules meeting at St. Edwards Catholic Church

The Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis Most Reverend John C. Nienstedt has a headache, here’s how you can help relieve it…

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On Friday, April 17, 2009, a statement by the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis was issued concerning the “Catholic Coalition for Church Reform” (CCCR), which read:

“The “Catholic Coalition for Church Reform” is a self appointed group that is advocating changes that are in direct conflict with the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church. This group has no affiliation with the Archdiocese or its parishes.”

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Well, almost no affiliation.

CCCR announcement Monday, July 6, 2009:

church of st. edward-thumb-250x178You are invited to our first joint meeting of all the work/study group members on Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at 7 pm, at St Edward’s Catholic Church in Bloomington, located on the corner of Nesbitt and 94th Street South, just West of Highway 100 (Normandale Blvd.). Come meet the CCCR Board and hear what the work/study groups are doing.

The headache…

It’s not known if Fr. Michael Tegeder, Pastor of St. Edward, is aware that the self appointed dissident group is meeting at his parish or not, but, the Archbishop’s warning to Catholics is pretty clear. And with good reason, as the following CCCR statement reveals:

As loyal members of the global church, we want to pass on to future generations the Gospel message we have learned. We want to change the policies and practices that hold our own community back from being fully alive in the spirit of a loving God. Our questions are about what changes can be made on a diocesan level to make the church of St Paul and Minneapolis a sacrament of God’s life.

Aside the fact that “loyal members of the global church” [that is, the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church] don’t generally disobey their own bishop’s warnings, the local group is also in cohoots with the fledgling American Catholic Council. A long-frustrated cadre of unsupported National Catholic dissident organizations now banning together, each having–according to their particular flavor–intentions of agitating for the overturning of settled doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church, as Archbishop Nienstedt’s declaration rightly states.

…How you can help relieve it:

1. Don’t participate. Warn your family, friends, and fellow Catholics of the spiritual danger(s) involved by falling for propaganda (error) coming from representatives of either the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform or the American Catholic Council within your diocese. Especially, be on watch for advertisements that promote “Synods of the Baptized” or invitations to meetings found within parish bulletins describing “Catholics coming together to dialogue on difficult Church issues…” This smokescreen tactic was used recently within a bulletin at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Minneapolis.

2. Contact Fr. Tegeder by e-mail and (respectfully) inform him here: <mtegeder@stedwardschurch.org>

3. Contact Archbishop John C. Nienstedt by e-mail and (respectfully) inform him here: <communications@archspm.org>

4. Pray for all those suffering from a spirit of constantly taking umbrage: with Church, Church doctrine, and defiance of divinely instituted authority–in this case, Archbishop Nienstedt himself.