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Apostate Warning: The St. Ramada Inn Synod of 2010

Ramada Inn Lobby, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

All you need to know about the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform and it’s illegitimate “Synod of the Baptized”  being held this week in Minneapolis can be found within this statement:

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.

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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

Rome Has Spoken: Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis statement on status of dissident group Catholic Pastoral Committee on Sexual Minorities CPCSM (Full Text)

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             Executive Coordinator of the Catholic Pastoral Committee on Sexual Minorities (CPCSM) and editor of The Progressive Catholic Voice  Michael Bayly will no doubt be responding soon on his blog the The Wild Reed  concerning yesterday’s statement from the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis reminding CPCSM of its non-agency status within the Roman Catholic Church. Having viewed Michael’s blog from afar for some time it’s clear that all that the statement lays out is true; and this blog commends Archbishop Nienstedt for his faithful leadership in defense of authentic faith and morals for the sake of the laity.

             Having said that, it is my true hope and continued prayer that Michael looks upon this moment as a sure oppurtunity to advance his spiritual welfare instead of “the cause”. Having spent my High school years in Coon Rapids, Mn. before returning to Santa Cruz, Ca. I have an natural affinity out here for the north country and its peoples. I was a transplant myself. Combined with this, however, I have noticed within Michael’s writings, (underlying the rebel activist thing), a natural and sincere love and caring for people–What we call Christian love. Yet, I am not blinded either to the reality and consequences of mortal sin, (sexual or otherwise), or the dangers associated with promulgating such within the Church. It is absolutely deadly to divine grace within the soul. Period. 

             Having opposed the Church, and worse, hated Christ without reason previously I have discovered most profoundly just how wrong I was… The truth of the situation is, no matter how many times the mantra “We are the Church” goes up it remains nonetheless Jesus Christ Himself within the Church reconciling flesh and souls with God the Father in the power of the Holy Spirit. And if one finds himself, (such as my brother Michael), at odds with the Church, with authentic faith and morals, then there is a failure to truly hear Christ Himself, and this is most serious. For it is the greatest snare and victory of our shared adversary (the beast) in convincing us to consider God surely mistaken in His laws and we ourselves surely right in our sins.

             Michael, if you read this: consider forsaking everything and everyone in the world for some time. In complete reliance upon the Mother of God, allow the Spirit (beginning with true repentance) to raise your soul far above the confines of flesh and the spirit of this world, above even human marriage–there where Our Lord says, you will be like angels… When you return everything in time will fall away, for you will have watched alongside the Redeemer of Man Satan fall like lightning from the heavens about you, the Morning Star will have risen within your heart, a new day will have dawned, and you will be left with only one single purpose… May it be so my friend. May it be so.

Just some advice from a former enemy of God and His Church. jme 

Here’s the statement:

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has released the following statement clarifying the status of a group known as the Catholic Pastoral Committee on Sexual Minorities:

Recent communications by the group called the Catholic Pastoral Committee on Sexual Minorities (CPCSM) have erroneously portrayed its past and current status as it relates to the Roman Catholic Church in general and to this archdiocese in particular.

These communications are a matter of concern to us and require that the archdiocese clearly state that it does not support, or recognize in any way, CPCSM as a Catholic organization. Nor does the archdiocese endorse CPCSM’s recent efforts to promote an advocacy agenda contrary to that of this archdiocese and to the Catholic Church.

Archbishop Harry Flynn took great care not to imply support of CPCSM.  The archdiocese, in keeping with Catholic moral teaching, has consistently supported efforts within the church to show special concern and to direct pastoral attention toward persons with same-sex attractions and to advance their spiritual welfare. Thus, where CPCSM has made similar efforts, the archdiocese obviously concurs.

However, CPCSM has also aggressively advocated changes in the moral and sacramental-theological traditions of the church that are wholly at odds with church teaching. Because of this disregard for church tradition and magisterium, Archbishop Flynn did not support nor did he recognize this group.

Archbishop John Nienstedt, in harmony with his predecessor and other U.S. bishops, does not support, endorse or recognize CPCSM.  Because the group’s stated agenda is to deny the church’s traditional moral teachings and creates confusion among the faithful, the archdiocese believes strongly that it must reassert its opposition to CPCSM.

When any group chooses the word “Catholic” in its chosen name or acronym it should not be assumed that their group has gained authorization of that affiliation or acceptance by the church or archdiocese. The name “Catholic Pastoral Committee on Sexual Minorities” is a prime example of that caution.  In simple terms, it is not an agency of the Roman Catholic Church.