Catholic parents have been trying now for decades to have our concerns addressed. Bur rather than correcting the errors, apostasies, heresies, crackpot theology being taught to our children, our brothers and sisters, our neighbors, Catholics have been slandered, threatened, bullied and now, told not to use the word 'catholic'.
Meanwhile, back at the good old boy ranch, the Kennedy's, Kerrys, Pelosis, Catholics for Free Choice, National Catholic Reporter, America Magazine, the Jesuits and all other kinds of heretics and apostates - and even the pedophiles they ordained - are permitted to use the word "Catholic". Moreover, they are given the funerals of a saint in the public square.
It is not the time to say much more about these things, but I will have more to say after our return from Bethlehem.
Meanwhile, I sent the below to Michael and cc'd the bishop and his cronies. We're not done with this one fellas - we'll be back! Have yourselves a blessed Christmas.
Sent: Fri, Dec 23, 2011 5:16 am
Subject: Archbishop Vigneron's Application of Canon 216 to Real Catholic TV
December 23, 2011
I have read with dismay Archbishop Vigneron's attempt to apply Canon 216 to Real Catholic TV. The situation and all involved will be in my prayers.
I write to you as a Catholic mother to express my deep concerns in the battle for the soul of Christ's Church in this situation, and to encourage you to give careful consideration to the message to the faithful when responding to Archbishop Vigneron.
Those who promote heresy and dissent have robbed a generation of truth and our faith while using the name Catholic and they have done so without any intervention from Archbishop Vigernon (and in fact most Bishops).
Now that we are rising to feed the truth the sheep they have abandoned to the wolves, they are applying Canon 216 to an apostolate that faithfully adheres to doctrine? It pains me to say it, but with this act, it is faithful adherence to the deposit of faith Archbishop Vigneron is caricaturing as fringe which the faithful are not to believe.
I prayerfully urge you to consider the consequences of any public reaction that would witness the silencing truth as obedience "to Christ" and His Church. It is not. It never has been in all the history of Christendom.
I would ask you to prayerfully consider using the situation to bolster Canon 216 by pointing out Archbishop Vigneron's omissions in its proper use and ask him to apply Canon 216 as it is intended to be applied.
Before responding, I would invite you to take a month to prepare an "Exhibit A" to your response, which would enumerate dissent which has operated in Detroit - Catholics for Free Choice and other formal gatherings of apostates for which he has not used Canon 216. Index problems with speakers brought into parishes, promiscuity the children in Catholics schools are being indoctrinated into from kindergarten through college, public activities and facilities misleading faithful Catholics, which Archbishop Vigneron's does not apply Canon 216. Obtain the number of subscriptions to the National Catholic Reporter in the Archdiocese of Detroit, go through a year's worth of articles, indexing the glaring doctrinal errors and include it in Exhibit A.
After a robust list has been put together, I would then send the canonical response respectfully pointing out how the name Catholic is being used to teach doctrinal errors to hundreds of thousands of Catholics under his guardianship without his intervention and appropriate use of Canon 216. I would explain to Bishop Vigneron how his refusal to use Canon 216 appropriately, grants constructive permission and confuses the faithful and how this has led to the impairment of their judgment, to sin and a loss of sanctifying grace. I would point out how this affects their salvation and his accountability to the loss of the salvation of the souls in his charge.
Given the grave consequences of the loss of immortal souls to Christ for which he does not use Canon 216 to cure, his use of Canon 216 in an apostolate doctrinally faithful to the Magisterium gives the appearance of manipulative use of religious law to impair and impede an apostolate which has risen to relieve the sheep of the consequences of episcopal misfeasance and malfeasance (including his own).
To avert any scandal to be brought to the faithful as a result of the situation and still respectfully obey the Canon, one could add an 's' and an apostrophe to the name - ie "Real Catholics' TV". This changes the context of the use to of the name Catholic to the people involved in the project and those whom you target as an audience. Any Catholic faithful to doctrine who is fully participating in the life of the Sacraments of the Catholic have the canonical right to use the name Catholic. It is the Canonical check mate to the situation.
This would put the onus on the Bishop to attempt to prove the people involved in the apostolate are not Catholics in good standing. At the end of the day, this is really what he attempting to accomplish. He needs to be called to the table of accountability for it. Pin it on him. Let him wear it as a badge for the sake of his own soul, for I am sure that he does not recognize the intellectual dishonesty of applying Canon 216 when he ought not and not applying it when he ought.
I will be posting this the content of my letter on my blog and circulating it to other bloggers. I want the Bishop to know that I and others see what he is doing and moreover, Christ sees what he is doing. Worthy is the lamb.
A very blessed and Merry Christmas to all.