Thursday, March 23, 2006

And then there was one...

I see that USA Today received the memo that any article having to do with our diocese MUST include comment from our local heretic John Krejci. Ah America....home of the free and land of the activist, that is. No mention in this article of Mr. Krejci's own special brand of "activism" which included following a priest to the altar after being refused communion last year and physically removing one from the paten on the altar, or the time he says he "communicated myself from the few drops (of wine) that remained in the chalice." Communicated himself??? Sounds like a form of schizophrenia to me. Seek help now, Mr. Krejci. You, too, John. Both of you.

The diocese of Lincoln: where we bind our women, keep them barefoot and pregnant, and give them no voice in the church. I guess that's why we have so many vibrant religious women as well as lead the country in vocations to the priesthood. Why don't they ever interview the vast majority of women in this diocese who do NOT subscribe to the CTA brand of "activism"? I happen to live with one of them who would be more than happy to share her views...I guess USA Today didn't get THAT memo. So who really isn't giving voice to female Catholics? Bishop Bruskewitz? Or the media that only talks to the likes of Krejci?

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lincoln, Neb., is the only one in America that prohibits altar girls in church after a Northern Virginia diocese dropped its ban this week.

In Arlington, Va., Bishop Paul Loverde of the 67-parish diocese ended the restriction Tuesday, almost 12 years after Pope John Paul II granted bishops permission for altar girls. Only Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of the Lincoln Diocese still forbids girls from serving at Mass.

The 193 other Catholic dioceses and archdioceses in the USA already allowed the practice. The use of altar girls since 1994 ended a centuries-old custom of male-only participation in the church's most sacred ritual.

Loverde said his decision, which could result in altar girls at some churches by Sunday, may help young women hear "the Lord's call to religious life" as nuns.

Bruskewitz, whose diocese includes 136 churches and 89,412 members around Nebraska's state capital, believes having only boys at the altar helps recruit them to become priests, said the Rev. Mark Huber, chancellor of the diocese.

"It's pretty obvious that Rome is allowing each bishop to make (his own) decision," Huber said. He said Bruskewitz's practice has helped boost Lincoln's "exceptional number of vocations to the priesthood."

John Krejci, a church activist and former priest in Lincoln, doesn't expect the bishop to change his mind. "He's very much anti-female," said Krejci, who attended seminary with Bruskewitz. Krejci co-founded the Nebraska branch of Call to Action, a Catholic group at odds with Bruskewitz and the church on priestly celibacy and women priests.


At 1:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it nuts.. it would be funny, if not so serious. Hang in there; we'll all keep on loving Holy Mother Church who is guided by the Holy Spirit. She'll be fine, and if she is fine, we are.


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