Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Come to Jesus Meeting with the Enemy Within the Archdiocese of Boston

Boston readers will want to check in to Bryan Hehir Exposed for an update on Fr. Erikson's outreach attempts to get the team to come to the Pastoral Center for a Come to Jesus Meeting.

The bloggers have released their emails to Fr. Erikson.   Do take the time to read them. They are quite powerful and uplifting.

The objectives of the proposed meeting have been, and remain, elusive.

Frankly, I think the Cardinal and his Cabinet are underestimating the interests and objectives of Catholics who see this period in the history of the Archdiocese, as one commenter rightfully characterized it, as "the turn the tables over in the Temple moment".

Clericalism that pervaded a period in history where Cardinals and their underlings coddled perverts and pedophiles is one and the same with the clericalism that pervades the current administration in the Cathedra of Boston: The bullying of clerics and lay people who want sexually active priests defrocked, and priests teaching sexual promiscuity removed.

We are up to our neck in bullies running the Archdiocese of Boston.  Fr. Hehir's 40 year history of dissent now being cataloged at BHE is a threat to this administration.  The Pope appears to be ignorant of what is going on in Boston due to the corrupt at the Vatican, whom everyone knows is an obstacle to getting the truth in front of the Pope.  The corrupt continue to be successful in shielding and protecting the sexual (and abortion) mafioso on the ground in every diocese.

This is not acceptable reform.


Fr. Erikson writes:

Good morning,
The objective of the meeting is to have a frank conversation about what is the best way to serve Christ and His Church.  I believe there is much on your blog that is untrue and harmful to individuals and to the Body of Christ. I know of your convictions based on what you write in the blog. I hope our conversation would give you a broader frame of reference for future blog entries.   I anticipate Fr. Hehir, myself and, perhaps, one or two of my colleagues from the Pastoral Center being present for this meeting.
Fr. Erikson

In a conference call with the bloggers last evening, (a few of whom want to move forward with the meeting with the archdiocese), I was frank about the font of skepticism springing forth from my interpretation of Fr. Erikson's email and the history of how the Cardinal handles meetings when people of good faith present him with trails of evidence of dissent and scandal.

I know of your convictions based on what you write in the blog. I hope our conversation would give you a broader frame of reference for future blog entries.  

Actually, I think we know the convictions of the Cardinal and his team of advisors based upon what he writes on his blog, says in the newspaper and the power structure he has set up based upon these convictions.

What is the basis for any frame of reference that they are interested in bringing dissenters into conformity with the teachings of the Church so that those being taught misguided precepts will be brought into a state of grace?    I don't see a shred of evidence there is consideration on the table regarding the objective to remove dissenters putting rings on their noses of practicing Catholics and leading them onto the road of perdition.

What we are after ( i.e., getting these misguided Catholics onto the road to salvation), has not been part of the tactical reforms coming out of the Chancery.

For example, when Fr. Hehir was a participant in the Booty Call Conference with Bishop Lynch (who for some "strange" reason was not removed from his position when a complaint of unwanted sexual misconduct was brought forth against him - the zero tolerance of unwanted sexual misconduct doesn't apply to Bishops policy) - the Cardinal called a chit in at the Vatican so he could post an entry on his blog about what an asset Fr. Hehir is to him and to Mother Church.   It was an indirect and cowardly insult to the truth being chronicled at BHE.

Nobody would argue that Ted Kennedy, God rest his soul, inherited the right to a dignified private funeral in the Catholic Church.  Instead, we got a political event in the Sanctuary sanctifying abortion and sexual immorality. Not to mention a lot of talk about "mercy" to grant themselves license to give a podium to the cast of characters - characters who have misled hundreds of thousands of people to their spiritual and physical death.   They lined up Kennedy's family and approved testimony riddled with dissent and witness that the funeral, worthy of Catholic saint, with the Catholic Cardinal blessing the event, was the fruit of  how Ted's played out 'faithfulness' to the precepts of the Catholic Church.

Catholics pointing out that the damages of this charade would be the false conviction that spending your life working for the "freedom" to decapitate infants alive does not impede our salvation - he dismissed as people doing a disservice to the Church,  as he did when we released information that he had set up an abortion business through Caritas.

Meanwhile, as reported on Boston Catholic Insider, back at the Archdiocese of Boston clericalism dude ranch, priests selling sex in Catholic Sanctuaries are flourishing and empowered.   Fr. Austin Fleming's and Fr. Hehir's ideas are seen as so consistent with truth, as the Cardinal sees it, they are given their own gig at BTCV.     Fr. Cuenin, Fr. Josoma, Fr. Ron Coyne and other dissenters are Cardinal O'Malley's circle of advisors.

We have had meetings.

In fact, I have personally asked several times for a meeting with Fr. Hehir and have been declined.

We have sent letters and faxes.

We have taken the trail to the Nuncio.

We have sent the trail to the Vatican.

What was the result?

Cardinal O'Malley was appointed by the Pope to "fix" another diocese and Fr. Hehir was given a podium to receive an honor at the Vatican.

Ladies and gentleman, the time for meetings has passed.

We do not have the structures in place to remove priests and administrators who are selling sex and abortion inside of the Catholic Church.  

Unity with people who sell sex and abortion inside of the Catholic Church is not all it is cracked up to be, actually.     In fact, the Lord himself has set the enmity between us.    We are not going to overcome the enmity in some cheap meeting where Boston bloggers are lined up to listen to their "broad perspectives" about  how they want us to blog.  

They're hoping we will sell the grace that left a trail of Precious Blood on the Via Dolorosa for a chance to smoke a peace pipe up the Chancery with the people leading souls into the crevices of Dante's Inferno?

Thanks but no thanks.

Get to a parish where the truth is taught and the Sacraments administered to faithfully so that we can remain in a state of grace.  Strap yourselves onto the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord because the battle within has just begun and the seas are about to get rough.

If you don't get the gist of what I think about a meeting with Fr. Hehir and Fr. Erikson to listen to what they think, I introduce Nancy Sinatra to get the point across in a little jingle:

Are you ready boots?

Have a fantastic weekend!


Father Bill S. said...


Truth is a tough pill to swallow !
Without this pill there will be no healing.

I pray for all who seek and serve The Truth .

Father Bill Scanlan

Anonymous said...

Do not think that I have come to bring peace upon the earth. I have come to bring not peace but the sword.

KD said...

I have to agree with you Carol. I have a great reverence for the Priesthood but draw the line when they won’t defend the Faith or their own Brothers in Christ! If Fr. Erikson cannot answer publicly on the internet for the World to see he’s hiding something. Along with maligning the Faithful he is being obstinate to what Our Holy Father himself has commanded from Priests, From Reuters:

VATICAN CITY - For God's sake, blog! Pope Benedict told priests on Saturday, saying they must learn to use new forms of communication to spread the gospel message.

In his message for the Roman Catholic Church's World Day of Communications, the pope, who is 82and known not to love computers or the Internet, acknowledged priests must make the most of the "rich menu of options" offered by new technology

"Priests are thus challenged to proclaim the Gospel by employing the latest generation of audiovisual resources — images, videos, animated features, blogs, Web sites — which, alongside traditional means, can open up broad new vistas for dialogue, evangelization and catechesis."

Anonymous said...

Carol, What would your minimum requirements be for a meeting with Fr. Erikson?


Carol McKinley said...


At this point, the Pope's presence.

Seriously, Right now, our goals are to expose the charade and continue to work on the bondoogle at the Vatican level.

Pleading with hierarchs who who have waited 40 years to dismantle the Catholic Church in the US and have a small window of opportunity to accomplish their goals is about as a productive use of our time as it would be to make an appointment with Hugh Heffner to explain what pornography and promiscuity is doing to people buying into his gig.

A complete waste of time.

It would be a much better use of our time to collect evidence at a parish level and when there is enough to create a ginormous scandal, humiliation and PR disaster, do a feature on it.

Jerry said...

May I answer Anonymous? This would be the minimum, that Father would publicly affirm the following without any mental reservation:

1) Affirm that the sin of Sodom is one of the four sins crying out to Heaven for justice.

2) Swear the Oath against Modernism of Pope St. Pius X.

3) Affirm the Athanasian Creed, especially the part that says, "Whosoever desires to be saved, above all things it is necessary that he hold the Catholic Faith which, unless every man keep whole and inviolate, without doubt he will perish forever."

4) Affirm the Bull "Unam Sanctam" of Pope Boniface VIII, especially the words "Furthermore, we declare, we proclaim, we define that it is absolutely necessary for salvation that every human creature be subject to the Roman Pontiff."

It would also be good to include an affirmation of the doctrine on Original Sin, and more. But if you got the above 4 items, I'd be amazed.

Anonymous said...

I'll meet briefly for a Bruins Stanley Cup, and a house on the Cape.

Anonymous said...


I don't see any of that happening in the near future. Do you?

Nice dream though!


Jerry said...

Hi Veronica,

I like to set the bar nice and high. Ha!

Do you know of any bishop or priest who would profess these? I know of a few priests, but no bishops.

Anonymous said...

I certainly would affirm 'Jerry's' requisites ...

Most priest's I know and admire are with you, Jerry. PTL!

However, our Church (Our Mother) is indeed needing healing and re-orientation.

We must TOGETHER pray for her and serve as the Holy Spirit directs us.

In Paul's words ... 'many gifts (many different people) but the SAME SPIRIT !

Unam Sint,
Father Bill S.

Anonymous said...

Carol ,
I read your blog faithfully,( and also BHE and CBI) would like to talk if possible. I think I have quite a bit that would helpful to get out there.

Thanks and God bless,

Carol McKinley said...

Thanks for the support. I'd love to chat. Drop me an email at and I'll give you my cell phone number.

Anonymous said...


No, not in the Church, but I do know a few "outside". Sad, isn't it?


Jerry said...


Well, I guess you need to meet Fr. Bill here. Thank you, Father, for confessing the true Faith.

I'd name some more priests, but that might cause more harm than good. What St. Basil the Great said of the Arian bishops rings true today: "Only one offense is now vigorously punished, an accurate observance of our fathers' traditions. For this cause the pious are driven from their countries and transported into the deserts. The people are in lamentation...."

Anonymous said...

Veronica and others:

High Paid PR Experts do not equal ONE LOVING SHEPHERD !






Fr. Bill

TheLastCatholicinBoston said...

Please check this out.

Your comments are appreciated.

Anonymous said...


Don't even think of naming them! You will put them at high risk. I believe you.

Unbfortunately, I know not ONE priest that is in "full communion" that is how you describe...not even in the traditional orders (FSSP etc.)