Thursday, August 4, 2022


This post continues to draw the most views by far. 

We have no evidence yet that the continued interest in O'Malley, at least on this blog, has anything to do with what appears to be O'Malley's renewed push to establish another Redemptoris Mater seminary in another U.S. Territory to replace Guam's.


Earlier this year, a youngish, bearded priest, with a thick Spanish accent showed up at Holy Cross parish in Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Another priest confirmed that the new priest was from Boston and had been sent to St. Croix by O'Malley, the archbishop of Boston, and host to a Redemptoris Mater seminary. The priest also confirmed that the Spanish priest from Boston was "in the Neo." 

O'Malley formerly was the archbishop of the Virgin Islands but has no authority there now. So it was curious how O'Malley could "assign" a priest from his diocese to the diocese of the Virgin Islands. The timing was curious given that a new bishop, originally from Africa, was appointed bishop of the Virgin Islands and was said to be very supportive, if not enthusiastic, about the Neocatechumenal Way. 

And then the Spanish priest from Boston shows up. 

After a few weeks in Christiansted, the Spanish priest moved to St. Ann's Parish in Barronspot, St. Croix, a parish known for its departure from tradition and its pentecostal type worship. A perfect place to grow "the Neo." 

Given that Guam closed down the Redemptoris Mater Seminary here and the Neo-controlled Apuron ran away, it appears that O'Malley and friends are looking to replace what they had in Guam with a new foothold in the Virgin Islands with a bishop who, like Apuron, will either do their bidding or at least not get in the way. 

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