|Question Title||Posted By||Question Date|
|I made a newsletter and the Pastor destroyed it...||Matthew||Saturday, June 16, 2007|
I've begun to leave them at various parishes and hand them out a little at a time. I attend daily Mass at St. Ignatius across the street from where i work at noon time. I took about 10 of these newsletters and posted them on the bulletin board in the parish.
When i came out of Mass today, the Pastor was standing in the lobby area with them ripped up in his hand!!!
Now, i distribute it anonymously and don't have my name on it, but i was heart-broken. I put a good amount of time into researching it and quoted Vatican documents and The Catechism!!! I made sure i backed it up with Church doctrine and teaching.
Now, this Priest had made reference a few months ago in one of his sermons about how much he can't stand EWTN. What is your feedback on the situation? It bothers me that we have people like this in the Church.
|Question Answered by Bro. Ignatius Mary, OLSM
I would like to see your newsletter. If your information is all good and such, and you have, or are willing to make a HTML or a PDF version of your newsletter we would consider placing it on our website.
You can send the paper version to:
Legion of St. Michael
Anyway, as far as your paster is concerned, from my experience, anyone who says they can't stand EWTN is usually a nimrod liberal who thinks his opinion outweighs the Pope.
Liberals can't stand EWTN because EWTN proclaims the truth about the Faith and Church teachings.
I remember one time Mother Angelica responded to a caller about some priest who was abusing the liturgy and preaching errors. Mother said, "Well, your priest ain't Catholic." I can see why priests who are not really Catholic would hate her.
Liberals hate EWTN or websites like this one because we proclaim a truth that they do not wish to accept. Usually these priests have interests in misleading their parishioners (which is evil) and if their parishioners have the gall to watch EWTN or visit websites like ours the liberal priests are not as successful in their evil agenda of contaminating the faithful with dribble.
A defrocked priest in California said in a chatroom a few years ago: "EWTN is a dangerous haven for Mother Angelica and her clones. I come to Catholic Chat several nights a week to help protect our faith from Mother [Angelica]."
This man once told me personally that we, mere humans, may judge God.
That is the caliber of arrogance and pride that rivals that of the devil himself.
I am frightened for these Priests "who will not serve" the Church and God, but only serve themselves and their own perverted opinions. They are risking their souls to the one who said first, "I will not serve."
We need to pray for their immortal souls.
If the pastor of your parish will not allow you to distribute the newsletter, there is not much you can do, except maybe complain to the Archbishop (but don't hold your breath that anything will happen as a result).
You can, however, distribute the newsletter off of parish property by handing it to people on the public sidewalk as they leave Mass. You can distribute it to other parishes where the pastor is a "real" Catholic. If you have a mailing list, like from a Parish Directory, you can send the newsletter to parishioners through the mail if you are willing to invest the money in that.
And, of course, you can distribute your newsletter on the Internet.
There is more than one way to skin a cat, as they say here in the Midwest.
If you will, I would appreciate a copy of your newsletter. You can certainly put me on your mailing list.
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