Thursday, February 19, 2009

Things are boiling over in South Brisbane...

We continue to watch events unfold in South Brisbane at St. Mary's parish where a rogue priest has been doing just about everything one can to get yanked by his Bishop. There are misleading reports out there claiming Fr. Peter Kennedy is being defrocked and I've not seen anything from the diocese to indicate such a thing. People are just trying to come up with good headlines.

Every day brings something new out of this corner of Australia and this morning was no different.

In this first article you can see that this priest could write a handbook on how to get replaced at a parish, and even excommunicated. Other headlines show the chaos, as well. Unfortunately, this has probably gone on for so long that it has embedded itself to the point that you have to wonder if the parish can be retained by the archdiocese, or if it will break off in schism.

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father_and_son_of_Ynte said...

I am a 1985 convert to the Catholic faith. Many years ago I had extensive experience of St Mary's Catholic Church South Brisbane. The inner city Catholic School where I was teaching was, and is still very involved with St Mary's South Brisbane. Having grown up as a Protestant (Methodist / Uniting Church), my impression of St Mary's was that it was not just anti-Catholic but also anti-Christian. (From Brisbane, Australia)

father_and_son_of_Ynte said...

St Mary's South Brisbane and Father Kennedy made Australia wide television this evening see link below especially blog comments:

Victoria said...

Peter Kennedy was not released from the hospital because he was not admitted to the hospital. He went home to rest.

If Cardinal Pell is a friend and supporter of Abp Bathesby it is a pity he didn't counsel his friend to stop the rot at St Mary's when Abp Bathesby was first informed of the invalid baptisms and other irregularities. Peter Kennedy said that Abp Bathesby turned a blind eye to St Marys and I think he is right.

No official is going to brand Peter Kennedy 'a heretic' although he fits the definition and as far as I know there are no moves to 'de frock' him; that is just the media spinning the situation.