Bishop Vann now has a blog

Posting since December

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Starting December 12, Bishop Kevin Vann, who was installed as the new ordinary in charge of the diocese of Orange on December 11, began his blog.

Here is the explanatory statement at the top of his blog page:

As shepherd of the Catholic of Diocese of Orange, my travels take me to every corner of our Local Church, around the United States, and sometimes as far away as Rome, Italy. Through the “Shepherd of Orange” blog, I wish to share with you important information about our diocese, the wonderful spirit of our Catholic faith, the people I encounter, and the blessings of daily life.

Here is a February 8 posting:

“This past weekend, Fr. Al Baca and I attended a symposium at St. Mary’s Seminary in Houston, Texas, to mark the first anniversary of the establishment of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.  The occasion was highlighted by the first visit of the new Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbishop Gerhard Muller, to the United States, and the presence of Donald Cardinal Wuerl of Washington, D.C.  Archbishop Muller delivered a reflection on the importance of the Ordinariate and the concept and reality of ecclesial communion.

“Cardinal Wuerl was honored for his leadership on the commission for the establishment of the Ordinariate in this country. Archbishop Muller was also the principal celebrant and homilist at the 10:30 AM Mass at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.  It was a weekend of celebration, prayer, reflection,  and thanksgiving.  It was also a time of reunion with many friends from the Ordinariate who are in Fort Worth, and whom I knew from my years there.  Thanks to God for the grace and blessing of this weekend of celebration of the Ordinariate, which is truly the result  of years of prayer, study, and desire for full communion with the See of Peter.”

Bishop Vann includes photos and then inserts statement from Father Baca.

Click here to read Bishop Vann’s blogs.

 

 

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  1. Cardinal Wuerl of Washington DC Diocese – gives Holy Communion to publically known heretical and schismatic Catholics who are in the state of mortal sin.
    His auxilary Bishop was the one who publically apologized for the Priest who enforced Canon 915. When the two lesbians – who told the Priest they were lesbians and living together – tried to receive Holy Communion, and further they were not even “Catholic”.

  2. Inspiring.

  3. Kenneth M. Fisher says:

    As Shepherd of the people of the Diocese of Orange, his responsibility is to protect his flock from the many wolves, too many, at the REC.

    God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
    Kenneth M. Fisher

    • Kenneth, I have no doubt that you are very sincere in your efforts to “clean up” the REC. For those of us who don’t have a chance to get to the REC or know who all the presentors are, it would be helpful if you would identify the people and the subjects with which you do not agree should be there. Without your naming the culprits it is hard for us to judge how bad the situation is. As it stands we must assume that Archbishop Gomez has reviewed the list of presenters, their backgrounds, and the material they will cover and has approved them. Help us with this one. My parish is sending about twenty people as they do every year. I don’t have any info to tell me why they should not. Help us, please.

  4. Regarding the REC: Where are the chant workshops, both Latin and English? There are already published resources that could be used by every parish in the USA regardless of the vernacular or Extraordinary Form, and their purchase would SAVE MONEY over buying OCP yearly missals which get pitched at the beginning of Advent.

    Where are the workshops on teaching or explaining Natural Family Planning, which should be given not only to married couples but every engaged couple?

    Where are the workshops on following the rubrics of the Mass?

    Where are the Norbertine priests, SSFP priests who would be presenting workshops on the Holy Eucharist and other doctrines?

    Where are Church Music Association of America leaders to give guidance on liturgical music?

    Where are the Carmelite Sisters who left the REC years ago because of its heterodoxy?

    The only name I recognize on the list is Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J. The rest may be “repeaters,” and at least one presenting a workshop on worship music is one who if I recall correctly, admitted to using Broadway Show Tune codes to write hymns! Oi vey!

    Where are the Scott Hahns, the Father Mitch Pacwas and others who we see on EWTN on a regular basis?

    Let’s all pray for our bishops that they will scrutinize this event and make some solid changes in the future.

  5. What is “the REC?”

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