Saturday, November 25, 2017

PDN: ARCHBISHOP'S NEW APPOINTMENT DRAWS CONCERN


One of Archbishop Michael Jude Byrnes' latest appointments is drawing concern from a group of Catholics, which claims Msgr. David C. Quitugua's alleged abuse of power as vicar general and judicial vicar under Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron makes him unworthy of holding any post in the chancery.

"(Quitugua) should be retired and removed from being a member of the clergy," Concerned Catholics of Guam President David Sablan said. CONTINUED

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A NOTE FROM LOU

Last month we were fortunate to attend the Catholic Identity Conference sponsored by THE REMNANT.  The main attraction for me was Bishop
Athanasius Schneider.  Bishop Schneider is no stranger to JungleWatch Nation having been quoted from Rorate Caeli  in these pages as stating:

"It is a Trojan horse in the Church. I know them very well because I was an episcopal delegate for them for several years in Kazakhstan in Karaganda. And I assisted their Masses and meetings and I read the writings of Kiko, their founder, so I know them well. When I speak openly without diplomacy, I have to state: The Neocathecumenate is a Protestant-Jewish[12]community inside the Church with a Catholic decoration only." 

A couple days ago THE REMNANT published a You Tube interview of Bishop Schneider by Michael Matt, Editor of THE REMNANT.





Tuesday, November 7, 2017

FRENCHIE TEACHES HISTORY

Frenchie has left a new comment on your post "SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY CAME": 

For those of you who want to make sense of this information.
From what we know Brouillard was born in 1921.

From this newspaper article, we know that he went to Study at the Nazareth Hall.
The Nazareth Hall was a preparatory Seminary located in Arden Hills, a suburb of St Paul. It operated from 1923 until 1973.
As such it operated a 4 years High School program, as well as a 2 years preparatory college.
In 1968 when the Actual College of St John Vianney opened as part of the St Thomas Catholic University, the preparatory college was merged with St John Vianney.
Nazareth Hall continued as an High School until 1973, when it closed and was sold by the Archdiocese.
All records were moved to the St Paul Seminary School of divinity, until 1991, when all records for the 3 establishments were moved to the Archives of the University of St Thomas, which is the agent of record.
All records are restricted, and you need a special authorization if you wish to consult them.
I contacted my former parish priest, now a retired Msgr, who spent his whole career in the Archdiocese (more than 50 years) 
According to him, Brouillard finished the preparatory seminary (6 years) then started the seminary in St Paul, but was drafted after Pearl harbor. 
He would have been 21 or 22 years old at the time.
From what we have gathered, he served in the Navy in the Pacific, towards the end of the conflict 44/45. 
I have not been able to verify the later.
He returned after his service to study at the seminary, but was not able to rejoin the St Paul seminary.
This is most likely why he ended up in Denver.
As far as why Baumgartner recruited Brouillard in 1948, we need to remember that in 1945, there was only one Chamorro priest left for the whole island. All the non Chamorros brothers and priests were still held in Japan, as prisoners. There were no nuns on the island.
Baumgartner went on his well known mission of rebuilding schools and starting the minor seminary. He also recruited extensively all over the USA, for priest willing to come and help rebuild.
He also was in charge of a large territory, Guam being just part of his Vicariate.
While this does not excuse anybody, it unable us to understand a little better the environment at the time.

POPE FRANCIS, OR THE JESUIT's TRIUMPH

Posted by Frenchie


How to make sense of the often surprising and paradoxical actions of Pope Francis?
Is he in the process of betraying the Church,  or is he putting it back squarely in the political arena, which it had seemed to have abandoned since the end of WW II ??

With a Jesuit in charge, almost anything is possible.

Pope Francis is a Jesuit true and through.  He is in fact the only Jesuit to become Pope in the History of our Church.



CLERGY WITH CREDIBLE CLAIMS AGAINST THEM - DIOCESE OF DULUTH

In early 2014, I wrote the following post, but did not publish it:

Clergy with Credible Claims against Them Concerning Sexual Abuse of a Young Person

Roman Catholic Diocese of Duluth
December 31, 2013

http://www.dioceseduluth.org/cmanager/File/Communications/Names.pdf

As part of the Diocese of Duluth’s ongoing efforts to foster safe environments for children and young people, Bishop Paul D. Sirba released on December 31, 2013 information about clergy members who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of young persons while serving or residing in the Duluth Diocese.

Included in the release are clergy members who served as diocesan priests as well as clergy from other dioceses or religious orders who at one time worked or resided in the Duluth Diocese.

SKELETONS?


On December 3, 2013, I wrote the following post, but chose not to publish it. 
In a comment to the post CHANCERY VS ROHR: TWO STORIES, Anonymous gives some rather lurid details regarding the activities of a certain Father Louis Brouillard

The name caught my attention because the priest was recently mentioned in the U Matuna, (here and here) recognizing him on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of San Isidro Parish as its first pastor. 

The U Matuna, in the past at least, has not been hesitant about publishing stories about clerical sex abuse in other places. I'll leave it at that…for now. 

Monday, November 6, 2017

SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY CAME

"By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes."

Shakespeare's Macbeth, Act IV

From the Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota), Sunday, Dec 19, 1948, page 128:

Sunday, November 5, 2017

TODAY 1ST READING: "I WILL SEND A CURSE UPON YOU."

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 151

Reading 1 MAL 1:14B-2:2B, 8-10

A great King am I, says the LORD of hosts,
and my name will be feared among the nations.
And now, O priests, this commandment is for you:
If you do not listen,
if you do not lay it to heart,
to give glory to my name, says the LORD of hosts,
I will send a curse upon you
and of your blessing I will make a curse.
You have turned aside from the way,
and have caused many to falter by your instruction;
you have made void the covenant of Levi,
says the LORD of hosts.
I, therefore, have made you contemptible
and base before all the people,
since you do not keep my ways,
but show partiality in your decisions.
Have we not all the one father?
Has not the one God created us?
Why then do we break faith with one another,
violating the covenant of our fathers?

Many readers have also referenced yesterday's Gospel, copied here:

Saturday, November 4, 2017

NOVEMBER 4. FEAST OF ST. CHARLES BORROMEO

From a sermon given during the last synod he attended, by Saint Charles, bishop

Practice what you preach

I admit that we are all weak, but if we want help, the Lord God has given us the means to find it easily. One priest may wish to lead a good, holy life, as he knows he should. He may wish to be chaste and to reflect heavenly virtues in the way he lives. Yet he does not resolve to use suitable means, such as penance, prayer, the avoidance of evil discussions and harmful and dangerous friendships. Another priest complains that as soon as he comes into church to pray the office or to celebrate Mass, a thousand thoughts fill his mind and distract him from God. But what was he doing in the sacristy before he came out for the office or for Mass? How did he prepare? What means did he use to collect his thoughts and to remain recollected?

Would you like me to teach you how to grow from virtue to virtue and how, if you are already recollected at prayer, you can be even more attentive next time, and so give God more pleasing worship? Listen, and I will tell you. If a tiny spark of God’s love already burns within you, do not expose it to the wind, for it may get blown out. Keep the stove tightly shut so that it will not lose its heat and grow cold. In other words, avoid distractions as well as you can. Stay quiet with God. Do not spend your time in useless chatter.

If teaching and preaching is your job, then study diligently and apply yourself to whatever is necessary for doing the job well. Be sure that you first preach by the way you live. If you do not, people will notice that you say one thing, but live otherwise, and your words will bring only cynical laughter and a derisive shake of the head.

Are you in charge of a parish? If so, do not neglect the parish of your own soul, do not give yourself to others so completely that you have nothing left for yourself. You have to be mindful of your people without becoming forgetful of yourself.

My brothers, you must realize that for us churchmen nothing is more necessary than meditation. We must meditate before, during and after everything we do. The prophet says: I will pray, and then I will understand. When you administer the sacraments, meditate on what you are doing. When you celebrate Mass, reflect on the sacrifice you are offering. When you pray the office, think about the words you are saying and the Lord to whom you are speaking. When you take care of your people, meditate on the Lord’s blood that has washed them clean. In this way, all that you do becomes a work of love.

This is the way we can easily overcome the countless difficulties we have to face day after day, which, after all, are part of our work: in meditation we find the strength to bring Christ to birth in ourselves and in other men.

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