Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Father Guarnizo defends himself

Father Guarnizo charges that the vicar general of the Washington archdiocese, Bishop Barry Knestout, accused him of “intimidation” in two conversations, both directly related to the incident involving Barbara Johnson. He adds that the letter from the vicar general, removing him from active ministry, “was already signed and sealed and on the table” before the bishop met with him to question him about the incidents.

Dear Bishops.

One of the reasons why nobody takes you seriously is that you do not apply Church teaching.

It does not matter how goody-goody you are. If you do not apply what the Church teaches, nobody-- orthodox or progressive-- will take you seriously.

If you are not willing to apply Church teaching in the spirit of authentic Catholicism, then you're in the wrong job.