Accordingly, the Reverend Coyne wrote a statement explaining how the teachings of the Church from the Holy Spirit have been riddled with errors and his hopes that Cardinal O'Malley is elected to the Papacy to dismtantle the past two thousand years.
Frankly, I am not feeling rational enough to devote myself to correcting Fr. Coyne's heresies and apostacies at this moment. They should stand out like a sore thumb to readers here.
For those of you who do not know Fr. Coyne's history, somewhere around 20 years ago, he was stationed in St. Brendan's parish, located in Dorchester, Massachusetts (part of Boston). Dorchester had a very large settlement of Irish immigrants and their first, second generation descendants.
Admittedly, the blue-blooded Irish are quite a fiesty group. Especially Irish mothers and fathers
who take their vocation-the salvation of their children's souls- seriously. The primary purpose of living to Irish Catholic Blue Bloods actually extends beyond their own children and family members. The intimacy we have with Christ, His Sacraments and His Church and salvation extends to all souls.
Irish parishioners at St. Brendan's became very concerned about the salvation of souls during Fr. Coyne's tenure when Fr. Coyne and his 'co-pastor' Fr. Josoma began openly conducting themselves as a sexually intimate couple. Their homilies and general conduct inside and outside of the sanctuary were scandalizing.
The Irish immigrants, ever respectful of the protocol and heirarchy of the Roman Catholic Church, followed such - they sought intercession from the Vicar Forane, then the auxiliary Bishop, followed by Cardinal Law and finally the Holy See.
Cardinal Law had very little tolerance for these sorts of conundrums and was actively trying to reign it in pastorally, but at a pace that was doing serious damage to the children of Irish immigrants.
Accordingly, when Frs. Coyne and Josoma used the vacuum of discipline to escalate their agenda and began simulating the Sacrament of marriage in the Sanctuary to homosexual couples, the Irish immigrants made a phone call to the Cardinal and said, in essence, >"if those two priests are not removed before Sunday, they will be dragged by the head of their hair from the Sanctuary and rectory and you may retrieve them on Morrisey Boulevard with their belongings at 7:30am. Good day to you Sir."
Thus, they were swiftly removed by Cardinal Law and placed on administrative leave for several years. We assume they were given spiritual counseling and told to divorce themselves from each other, as they were never really seen in eachother's company again - at least publicly. They were among the missing for about five years.
Boston Catholics prayed fervently for both of them during these years. Each one of us striving to be faithful to God has, at one time or another, been in the position of having to mosey on down the road from a person or situation. It doesn't have to be sexual to understand the challenge and struggle and have empathy for it.
It would seem that any fool could or should separate compassion and empathy from the duty not to return them to active ministry unless they were healed, renewed their promise to faithfully teach Catholics Truth, administer the Sacraments of Confession and the Eucharist to ground them in Sanctifying Grace.
Cardinal O'Malley returned Ron Coyne and his partner Fr. Josoma to active ministry where they have been defiling souls for a decade or so.
Another priest in the diocese was a third wheel in the theological rat pack, Fr Bob Bowers, who also went among the missing. He later showed up at another theological hellhole "The Paulist Center". He dropped the title of "Father" and promoted himself as a former priest. However, he is still listed as an active member of the Archdiocese of Boston with the address of the Chancery headquarters in Braintree.
Bob Bowers was teaching - brace yourself -marriage preparation for the Archdiocese of Boston.
The Archdiocese has, I believe, three megacenters for preparing Catholics for the Sacrament of Marriage. One run by the Collellas in Braintree (which is very solid), one at the 'Espousal Center' which is metzametz but actually not too bad, and the third was operated by Bob Bowers at the Paulist Center.
You can't make this stuff up.
I found out that Mr. Bowers was running marriage prep for Cardinal O'Malley when my own daughter brought the materials to me and asked me to vet the program. At the same time, I found out that others whom she knew and whom I have great affection and love for, went through Bower's program.
As you can imagine, I wrote a lovely letter to the Chancery, the Nuncio and the Holy See, explaining the inappropriate nature and consequences of the Cardinal's association with the Paulist Center, and in particular Bob Bowers, to prepare Catholics - people we love - for the Sacrament of Marriage.
I understand Mr. Bowers subsequently moseyed on down the road from the Paulist Center to a job with the Red Cross.
I want to believe that empowering this network of priests is some misguided execution of mercy but I just can't find who the recipient of mercy actually under these senseless edicts.
It is not the priests who remain in a state of diabolical disorientation. It is not the souls in the parish who are being sucked into their own destruction. The only thing I can think of is, the sucking up they do to each other brings them personal satisfaction which they pathetically misinterpret as the mercy of God.
A Statement by Ron CoyneReally.
SUBJECT: A Statement by Ron Coyne
The following letter I sent recently to CardinalO’Malley. Thought I’d share my thoughts with you as well.
Dear Cardinal O’Malley,
It was good to see you at B.C. High on Tuesday.
There was in the past close to 100 priests attending that Mardi
Gras gathering. This year around 30 (including Jesuits and
Staff at the school).
I mentioned to you how happy and surprised I was to hear you mention publicly that a married clergy is a possibilityin the Catholic Church although you think it unlikely. I also
told you I would write with my recommendation for the next Pope. Since I am unacquainted with the candidates and their backgrounds I think it’s only right that I just share some of my
dreams for the future.
The Catholic Church that we know and love is on life support. We have a major image problem and in many ways have removed ourselves from the life of the average Catholic.
The Vatican has been a source of pride for many Catholics and we have been a very powerful influence in the world, sometimes entering into areas that muddied the waters between
Church and State (politics & religion).
I strongly believe that during our history we have competed with secular authorities and have adopted their penchant for titles and robes that has set us apart from people rather than unite us. The number of Catholics emotionally, spiritually or physically invested in our Church is dwindling
fast. Every country in the world benefits from the Church’s presence and ministry. Education liberates the inhabitants of these countries. It has in the U.S. and it will in Africa, Asia
and Latin America. That liberation effects every area of knowledge including theology.
The priorities that I would like to see present in the next Pope would be openness to conversation and dialogue with all of God’s people especially with Catholics who have
convictions that differ from our present teaching. I believe titles and robes make that almost an impossibility. It is a barrier that has to be withdrawn.
Our concept of God truly determines our view of ourselves and humanity. Our understanding of God as among us and within us rather than apart from us is lived out in the life
of Christ. He loved those no one could love, touched those no one would touch, healed those no one would heal and forgave those no one would forgive. Our new Pope needs to lead by
example. Contrary to the teaching of the Second Vatican Council our Church has recently moved to restore an understanding of God that is demanding and distant. The prayers of the new
Roman Missal are the latest indication of that shift. We need a Pope who will identify with the Second Vatican Council and implement it’s documents.
The church needs to have a leader who is comfortable with his humanity and expressing himself. The way we receive people who come into our presence or our lives is an
indication of our self-image. Pictures of the Pope meeting with private or general audiences and with the Church hiarachy itself, is so scripted and cold in appearance. It does
not put people at ease.
The way in which bishops are selected and the limited authority of organizations like the NCCB need to be looked at honestly. We need to encourage priests to be selected for these
ministries and positions not because of orthodoxy but because their lifestyle makes God’s presence known especially to those among us given the least opportunities.
As long as we continue to move in the direction of restoring the Church to pre-Vatican II theology we will continue to remove ourselves from the lives of everyday Catholic people. We need a Pope who can admit that the Church is a human institution that has made mistakes and poor
choices at times in our history. We need a leader who can admit that God cannot be captured by any religion or any words. God is beyond organized religion and no religion has
the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth. That’s why theology is such a challenging science and why biblical studies can be so exciting.
Our papal history is not something of which we can always be proud. Some of those who have held that position have done serious damage to the gospel message during our
2000 years. So our teaching has not always been consistent. Being able to admit that history can be good for the Church. I don’t believe that the next Pope’s ethnic background
is the number one priority. His theology must be. My 2 favorite lines from the New Testament are from Romans: “God shows no partiality” and “Nothing can separate us from
the love of God”. If I believe that, I have to live it. I wish you the best as you prepare to travel to Rome.
What a privilege you have of being such a major part of Church history. You and the Cardinals from around the world are in my prayers and the prayers of the people of St. Mary’s
If by chance there is an American selected as Pope, I believe it will be you.
THE LIGHT IS ON FOR YOU
Do you believe this guy has been permitted to victimize souls for decades, without any recourse to parents and concerned Catholics?
The end is nigh.
The light is on you all right, pal. You and his possey better invest in some sunglasses.