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ESTABLISHED BY LAW ONE'S OWN CHURCH ..NO...... REALLY!

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I stumbled upon an interesting website to-day, which shows, indeed proudly displays how the Established Church of England gets along in that "sceptred Isle".

It is all the more interesting in the light of the Commonwealth Heads of Government agreement in Perth last week to graciously allow those in the line of Succession to the Throne to marry  a Catholic. They were already able to marry an animist, a Mohammedan, a Jew - anyone but a Catholic.

So the reform carefully protected one the rights of heirs to the Throne.But they are still forbidden to become Catholics.

It did NOT touch upon the rights of the MONARCH or consider at all the positive rights of Catholics  in one key area. No CATHOLIC may become the MONARCH and it is likewise the law that the MONARCH may not become a CATHOLIC without abdicating.

The reason of course is that the Monarch is the Head of the tottering ,ramshackle edifice that is the Established Church of England,  and could not, in all logic be such and be a C…

BISHOP DAVID WALKER'S SYNOD - RAND CORPORATION RIDES AGAIN Ecclesiocrats find a reason for being - They'll tell you what you all thought.

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BISHOPS MORRIS AND POWER - THEY JUST DON'T RING TRUE

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See the full text of the letter here:http://vexilla-regis.blogspot.com/2011/05/toowoomba-diocese-pastoral-letter.html

BISHOP PAT POWER


Now, courtesy of a Jesuit ( no surprise in modern times) anti- orthodox Catholicism, and Left inclined magazine, we have the text of a letter to the Editor of the magazine signed by Bishop Pat Power Auxiliary of  Canberra-Goulburn and long time dissident. :







"This letter was written in August as a response to the pain of the Toowoomba Catholics, a group of whom had written to the Australian Bishops in the aftermath of Bishop Bill Morris' sacking. Many of the questions that letter raised are on the hearts of lots of faithful and loyal Catholics across Australia in these days. I was not at the recent Ad Limina visit in Rome, but I feel for many of the Australian Bishops who must have found themselves in an extremely difficult position following the meetings at the Vatican. I know that many of them have similar deep concerns as I do over the treatment…

ORDINARIATE IN AUSTRALIA - ANGLICANORUM COETIBUS

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MORRIS - "EMERITUS?"

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The reporting of deposed Bishop Morris' attack on the Australian Bishops Statement, the Holy See, the Curia, the Australian Bishops and Church Doctrine has,  in several places, used the style Bishop Emeritus William Morris. And , in the very early days after his deposition, the word was reported to have been used by the newly-appointed Apostolic Administrator Bishop Finnigan. 


The title "Emeritus" is an honorific or title of respect which, under Canon Law - Canon  185 -  which may be used by anyone who loses Church office by way of age or Resignation which has been accepted.


Now, originally Bishop Morris was very keen to say that he had resigned, apparently to show that he was the person in charge of his affairs, and to wrap his departure in some semblance of dignity. BUT THIS WAS NEVER THE CASE. The Holy Father did not  accept a resignation, no, Bishop Morris was announced to have been "sollevato" "uplifted "or as we would say "removed".


Howev…

MORRIS USES TOOWOOMBA DIOCESE WEBSITE TO RANT IN REPLY

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MORRIS USES  TOOWOOMBA DIOCESE WEBSITE TO RANT IN REPLY
If you had any doubts about who is still at the helm of the Diocese of TOOWOOMBA, they must surely have been dispelled by Bishop Morris' use of the Diocesan Website to-day to disseminate a three page rant in response to the Bishops Statement of the 22nd October. The Website is still carrying all the Morris propaganda as well as this latest effort.
One can understand the Apostolic Administrator's concern to do nothing to unduly exacerbate the situation. Nevertheless it is essential that Bishop Morris AND THOSE WHO ARE HIS OPERATIVES should know that they no longer may abuse the apparatus of the Diocese for their own ends. Most teenage tech heads could achieve what needs to be done in half an hour. BIshop Finnegan may not be a great administrator, but he is THE Administrator, and must discharge his function effectively.
 NEED FOR PROMPT TREATMENT All along, the Morris cancer has grown and grown feeding on ineffective supervisio…

SAINT PAUL THE THEOLOGIAN AND, HIS LEGACY

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St Paul


We resume our re-visiting of the life and work of Saint Paul in this final chapter of the work.




The theologian and his legacy




The beginning of this Year of St Paul set us off on a path of discovery, endeavouring to see St Paul as he really was, the man in the context of his times and locations. We learned a great deal, even down to his appearance, his temperament and most importantly the great depth of his love for Christ and the remarkable extent of his apostolic activity and teaching through Christ living in him.


Now, at the end of that year, we can step back a little to consider the whole picture of the great saint’s life. Many modernists have tried to present St Paul as the” inventor” of Christianity, in effect to separate his teaching from the “real” Christ and his teachings. They claim to want to “re-discover” this “real” Christ. But, in reality their objective is to sideline the Church and “discover” a Christ who is just another very good man among many and that neither “he…

AUSTRALIAN BISHOPS' LETTER RE TOOWOOMBA

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Here is the text of the Australian Catholic Bishops'foreshadowed Letter concerning Toowoomba as published on their website. No list of signatories is appended and one must assume 100% support for the content.
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STATEMENT FROM THE AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS IN ROME
Our letter to Bishop Brian Finnigan in May said that, during the Ad Limina visit in October, we would have discussions concerning the events which led to the departure of Bishop William Morris from the pastoral care of the Diocese of Toowoomba.  That has been done.
We had individual meetings with Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, and Cardinal William Levada, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.  Subsequently we had a joint meeting with Cardinal Ouellet and Cardinal Levada.  As well, we ourselves met several times. 
We were very appreciative of the time given to us by the Cardinals and the personal and pastoral concern which they expressed. Our discussions with them w…

AD LIMINA APOSTOLORUM LAST OF THE AUSTRALIAN BISHOPS 'AUDIENCES

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AD LIMINA APOSTOLORUM : AUSTRALIAN BISHOPS AUDIENCES RESUME

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MORRIS : END OF THE AFFAIR?

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THE CHICAGO PIANO, BISHOP MICHAEL PUTNEYAND GIDEON'S ARMY

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The original report came from the National Catholic Reporter , America's ultra New Church organ, which give a soap-box to the likes of Sr Joan Chittister among others. The liberally inclined CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE OF AMERICA ( though less liberal than our own which is - to be euphemistic -often counter- productive) picked it up. So it has become the  vehicle for no less a figure than Bishop Michael Putney of Townsville, whose image wearing clerical garb has only recently flooded Google Images, in place of the open necked shirts and suits formerly favoured, to comment on the Australian Bishops  meeting with Cardinal Levada Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and Cardinal Ouellet Prefect  of the Congregation for Bishops'last Friday.


The purpose of that visit was to review matters arising out of the Morris deposition from the See of Toowoomba.


Here is the relevant extract from Cindy Wooden's report:


"Bishop Michael Putney of Townsville said Cardinals Ou…