Father Eduard Perrone, pastor of Assumption Grotto in the Archdiocese of Detroit, has promoted the traditional liturgy and has stood for orthodoxy. The archdiocese has placed him on leave after receiving a "credible allegation of sexual abuse of a minor". This parish just happens to be the parish of Michael Voris. In this Church Militant article, you can see Voris and other parishioners confront the episcopal vicar, Msgr Michael Bugarin, after Mass and let him know that they weren't swallowing the baloney. Please take the time to watch these videos. Chances are that we will find it incumbent upon ourselves to take similar actions. It certainly is heart-warming to see Catholics no longer just sitting on their hands and being silent in the face of these atrocities. And yes, it was rather fun to watch Bugarin squirm as he was called out on his own disregard for due process under canon law, and other assorted acts of hypocrisy committed by both him and Archbishop Vigneron.
Meanwhile in Minneapolis, Fr Vaughn Treco, pastor of St. Bede the Venerable and a priest of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter has found himself excommunicated and his parish closed after he criticized the actions of some popes during and after the Second Vatican Council. You can listen to the "offending homily" here. Mind you, Fr James Martin and others of his ilk spread their homophile bile in pulpit after pulpit and they receive lauds and adulations for so polluting those churches, with nary a slap on the wrists. Listen to Father Treco's homily in the link and if you detect any heresy or even errors, please advise in the comments.
In Italy yet another faithful order has been destroyed. The malefactors from the Vatican didn't even bother to trump up any charges against them. But maybe this talk that Pope Francis gave two years ago some clues. Below the video I will have commentary.
So those who understand that Christ's teachings are clear and immutable are "fanatics" and we "sow division in the Church". Well, guess what? Without a solid basis in Godly teachings, any "unity" will necessarily be an utter sham. While this is two years old, it shows that the treatment being meted out to these two priests and many other faithful Catholics is very likely part of a coordinated effort to expunge the Church of all true followers of Christ and His teachings. Two lessons:
- We can expect similar treatment - no exceptions. Any who hold positions in parishes can expect to be expelled from those positions if they remain faithful to Church teachings.
- We should be prepared to speak truth to evil, as the Assumption parishioners did with Msgr Bugarin.