The National Schismatic Reporter has an online piece about a new group for ultra-liberal priests called the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests. The group is comprised of self-described “Vatican II priests”. In 2012, 240 people showed up for a meeting and they have, it is reported, some 950 members. I wonder if that included reps from the LCWR.
I am guessing that most of the members are over 65.
What are they up to? They want to “build bridges” and “hold hands with the laity and at the same time with the bishops”
I looked at their resolutions HERE. They include such old liberal favs as:
- promotion of the ordination of women to diaconate and priesthood
- election of bishops by lay people
- support for labor unions (I assume that means SEIU, the NEA, and anything that Geore Soros might back)
- restoration of general absolution where it has been ended
- obtain permission from Pope Francis to use the obsolete 1973 translation for Mass
- try to end the annual collection for the Archdiocese for Military Services
- promotion of Cardinal Bernardin’s Common Ground Initiative
The rest of their proposals for the Ass. of Catholic Priests group are pretty much blah blah about collegiality and consensus and running down anything they don’t like in Lumen gentium 18-25.
Nothing much will come of this, of course. The Biological Solution will take care of most of the members in near future. Still, it is interesting to see how dying embers can be fanned up into a little flame of hope for a ’70’s liberal agenda.
I am tempted to get a whole bunch of like-minded priests together to join the group and then hijack their meeting. Heh heh.
You can bet that the NSR (the newspaper of record for heresy and schism) will have people at that meeting so we can read all about how wonderful and forward-looking they were.
I direct the readership’s attention to a blog post by one of our frequent contributors here, Fr. Martin Fox, over at Bonfire of the Vanities.
Is there a single word for what I’m describing? Something that is sad, ironic, and yet curiously funny, all at the same time?
You might go over there and read his comments and answer his question.
Fr. Fox pretty much blasts them to tiny shreds.
Gelastic? Quizzical? Risible?