Sunday, February 22, 2009

Update on Fr. Peter Kennedy and St. Mary's

Fr. Ken Howell, the newly appointed administrator of St. Mary's in South Brisbane, Australia, followed the advice of police who discouraged him from going there today due to yesterday's bomb threat. Archbishop Bathersby is saying that a mediator will be needed. The property belongs to the Catholic Church.

More headlines from this morning:

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The obedient are not held captive by Holy Mother Church; it is the disobedient who are held captive by the world!


Brisbane Mother said...

I love St Marys parish and it has come to hold a very important place in my family. I think there is plenty of space on the earth for a diversity in how we approach life as catholics. Appreciate your blog. Brisbane Mother

Diane M. Korzeniewski, OCDS said...

Brisbane Mother,

Thank you for your participation.

I hope you will take the time to explore the Catholic faith in it's fullness, to understand why things cannot continue as they are at St. Mary's.

The first protestants "protested" a certain aspect of the Catholic faith. Then, another group protested the first group. And another, and so on. Today, we have some 20,000 protestant denominations out there. But, the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church has held steadfast to that which was handed down from the first apostles, and in Scripture.

When we see things happening as they are at St. Mary's in Brisbane, at the very core is a misunderstanding of Church authority, where it is found in Scripture, and it's role in the Church.

Like Our Lord, we are suppose to say, Your Will Lord, not mine.

However, there are some in the Church who would say, "Your will Lord, as long as it agrees with mine".

This is the action of pride. It comes by giving in to the effects of Original Sin.

One does not have to understand Church teaching to have faith. In fact, faith is belief in the absence of understanding. It is true faith because we give to God that which we hold most dear: Our will.