Who has done more damage to the Church?
The late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and his lot?
Archbp. Lefebvre has, obviously, had a much wider impact than the one priest in Brisbane.
But Fr. Kennedy is simply one of many of his kind of dissenter.
So let these two emblematic figures represent groups.
Think about it.
Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre who claimed to be passing on what he received, and ordained four bishops without the authority of the Holy See. Apart from this act of disobedience, which he claimed was a necessity, he claimed to have denied nothing of the Catholic faith. Nevertheless, he started a movement which could result in permanent schism of many followers.
Fr Peter Kennedy, the parish priest of St Mary, South Brisbane, Australia who baptises, not "In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" as Our Lord told us to do, but in the name of "Creator, and of the Redeemer and of the Sanctifer," or some such formula. Hundreds of these baptisms were declared invalid by the Holy See. Fr Kennedy also blesses homosexual unions, opens his Church to a Buddhist prayers, states publicly his lack of belief in key scriptural doctrines such as the Virgin birth, the Resurrection of Christ and Life after death.
Think carefully. Take your pick. Share your reasons why in the combox.
Who has done more damage to Holy Church?
- Fr. Peter Kennedy and his lot (91%, 1,673 Votes)
- Archbp. Marcel Lefevbre and his lot (9%, 160 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,833