Because Ecumenism!

Novus Ordo parish in Virginia to host Anglican Ordination of Woman “Bishop”

Early carnival in Virginia: Mrs. Haynes will be playing bishop come Feb. 1

The new religion that emerged at the Second Vatican Council is once again on full display, this time at St. Bede “Catholic” Church in Williamsburg, Virginia.

On Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, the Novus Ordo church building will be used to host an “episcopal ordination” of Mrs. Susan Bunton Haynes, a pseudo-cleric of the Anglican sect founded by King Henry VIII in the 16th century after he tried in vain to get Pope Clement VII to issue him a declaration of nullity for his clearly valid marriage.

The announcement of the upcoming “ordination” can be found on the web site of the Episcopal diocese of Southern Virginia (in the United States of America, the Anglican Church is known as the “Episcopal Church”):

The Ordination & Consecration of the 11th Bishop Of the Diocese of Southern Virginia will be held February 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. The Most Reverend Michael Curry presiding. Service will be held at St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg. Reception following the service in Kaplan Parish Hall.

The Consecration Sevice will be live streamed on the diocesan website and video will be available afterward for on-demand viewing.


Why would they want to use a Novus Ordo parish church for their Protestant antics? And more importantly, why would a supposedly Catholic church grant the request? In two words: because ecumenism!

The pastor of St. Bede’s, the Rev. Joseph P. Lehman, answers these questions in a letter he published on the parish web site, apparently after some of his own people expressed concern.

After noting that St. Bede’s is one of the largest churches in the region, and listing some of the amenities it has that would be most suitable for such an event, Mr. Lehman writes:

Their request came out of a long-standing formal relationship between our two Churches. The Anglican (Episcopal) Communion and the Catholic Church have been in dialogue, both nationally and internationally, since the late 1960s. ln addition, in 1990, the two Virginia Catholic dioceses, the three Episcopal dioceses, and the two Lutheran Synods of the ECLA in our Commonwealth have been in a covenant. The United Methodists joined us in 2007.

For all these reasons, out of our relationship, understanding, and our friendship in the Lord, the planning committee for the Consecration approached the former Pastor of Saint Bede to use the spaces. The pastor sought and received approval from our Bishop to host this event. The Bishop’s only directive was to “remove the reserved Blessed Sacrament.”

(Source; bold print given.)

Lehman then points out, quite correctly, that the lending of a “Catholic” church building for the use of heretical worship is explicitly permitted by “Pope” John Paul II‘s impious Directory for the Application of Principles and Norms of Ecumenism (1993) and is, of course, rooted in the infernal Second Vatican Council:

Catholic churches are consecrated or blessed buildings which have an important theological and liturgical significance for the Catholic community. They are therefore generally [!] reserved for Catholic worship. However, if priests, ministers or communities not in full communion with the Catholic Church do not have a place or the liturgical objects necessary for celebrating worthily their religious ceremonies, the diocesan Bishop may allow them the use of a church or a Catholic building and also lend them what may be necessary for their services. Under similar circumstances, permission may be given to them for interment or for the celebration of services at Catholic cemeteries.

(John Paul II, Directory for the Application of Principles and Norms of Ecumenism, n. 137)

Is anyone shocked? If so, why? This is the ecumenism of the Modernist Sect in action, with the official endorsement of John Paul II.

Of course, the wickedness of this Directory is staggering: Not only is a bishop permitted to rent a Catholic church out to heretics for their religious [!] use so they can “worthily” [!] celebrate their rites, which are objectively displeasing to God because they give witness to a false faith and are not sanctioned by Him. In Catholic moral theology, this is known as “false worship” and is a sin against the very First Commandment:

God may be wrongly worshiped either by false worship or by superfluous worship being paid Him. Worship of God is false when its meaning is not in accordance with fact, or when the falsehood is in the person who performs the act of worship, as when a layman performs the duties of a priest, or when someone tries to gain credence for false miracles or false relics…. [F]alsehood in religion is a grave injury to God… Anything in the worship of God which does not tend to His honor and glory, or which is against the ordinances and practice of the Church, to whom the regulation of religious worship exclusively belongs, is superfluous worship and superstition.

(Fr. Thomas Slater, S.J., A Manual of Moral Theology, vol. 1, 3rd ed. [Benziger Brothers, 1908], pp. 215-216)

But to make it worse, the Ecumenical Directory then gives the bishop permission to even “lend” to the heretics whatever paraphernalia, including “liturgical objects” [!], “may be necessary for their services”! Can you imagine a Catholic chalice being used for a Protestant “Lord’s Supper”? Or a Catholic crucifix for a heretical church service? Or candles, incense, vestments, relics, etc…? This is officially-sanctioned sacrilege promulgated by the highest Vatican authority almost 27 years ago, the “Pope-Saint” John Paul the Wicked. The Directory ends with the words: “His Holiness Pope John Paul II approved this Directory, confirmed it by his authority and ordered that it be published. Anything to the contrary notwithstanding.”

This sacrilegious Directory could not possibly have come from a true Pope or the true Church, because the Catholic Church is spotless and infallible in her sacred universal laws and disciplines. She cannot impose, permit, or tolerate such evil to be hurled at the unsuspecting faithful, for she is the Bride of Christ, our Mother in whom we can trust like little children, not a monster or a whore against which we have to guard ourselves lest we be defiled or led into error, impiety, or other spiritual harm.

This is a crucial point. While many semi-traditionalists will try to quickly dismiss this as “not binding”, that quip simply won’t do, for not only could the Church not force this on anyone, she could not even permit or tolerate it; and hence any church that does such a thing cannot be the Catholic Church of Our Blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, against which the gates of hell cannot prevail.

Read the following quotes and ask yourself if you can in all seriousness really apply them, in good conscience, to the Modernist Vatican II Church:

Certainly the loving Mother [the Church] is spotless in the Sacraments, by which she gives birth to and nourishes her children; in the faith which she has always preserved inviolate; in her sacred laws imposed on all; in the evangelical counsels which she recommends; in those heavenly gifts and extraordinary graces through which, with inexhaustible fecundity, she generates hosts of martyrs, virgins and confessors.

(Pope Pius XII, Encyclical Mystici Corporis, n. 66)

…as if the Church which is ruled by the Spirit of God could have established discipline which is not only useless and burdensome for Christian liberty to endure, but which is even dangerous and harmful and leading to superstition and materialism.

(Pope Pius VI, Bull Auctorem Fidei, n. 78; Denz. 1578)

[T]he discipline sanctioned by the Church must never be rejected or be branded as contrary to certain principles of natural law. It must never be called crippled, or imperfect or subject to civil authority. In this discipline the administration of sacred rites, standards of morality, and the reckoning of the rights of the Church and her ministers are embraced.

(Pope Gregory XVI, Encyclical Mirari Vos, n. 9)

Thus, St. Bede’s in Williamsburg, VA, will be the latest “Catholic” parish to host what is a clearly invalid ordination performed by a heretical and soul-destroying sect.

We say “clearly invalid” because not only is the ordination of a woman necessarily invalid since every priest becomes an alter Christus (“another Christ”), but all Anglican ordinations are invalid, as per the solemn and infallible decision of Pope Leo XIII in 1896: “Wherefore … we pronounce and declare that ordinations carried out according to the Anglican rite have been, and are, absolutely null and utterly void” (Apostolic Constitution Apostolicae Curae, n. 36).

We say “the latest” because it’s not like this hasn’t happened before. Recall the time when “Cardinal” Daniel DiNardo permitted his diocesan co-cathedral (!) in Houston to be used for the fake ordination of a female of the United Methodist sect. That was in 2013:

Ecumenism is simply the gift that keeps on giving. It has been such a success in terms of uniting all those who claim to seek to follow Jesus Christ and His teachings that the Vatican’s chief ecumenist, “Cardinal” Kurt Koch, had to admit three years ago that the different parties cannot even so much as agree on why they are dialoguing to begin with.

As Pope Pius XI wrote in his landmark encyclical condemning ecumenism, “although many non-Catholics may be found who loudly preach fraternal communion in Christ Jesus, yet you will find none at all to whom it ever occurs to submit to and obey the Vicar of Jesus Christ either in His capacity as a teacher or as a governor” (Encyclical Mortalium Animos, n. 7). Not that there actually is a valid Pope to submit to currently, but you get the idea: The only way to obtain true Christian unity is for all who seek to follow our Lord Jesus Christ to become Catholic. That is the unchangeable truth of the matter, and this truth is denied by the Vatican II Sect, which seeks a different kind of unity: “…[T]his unity does not mean what could be called ecumenism of the return: that is, to deny and to reject one’s own faith history” (Benedict XVI, Adress at Ecumenical Meeting during World Youth Day, Aug. 19, 2005).

By the way, the “Catholic bishop” in the diocese of Richmond, to which St. Bede’s belongs, is the layman Barry Knestout. He was appointed to the position by Chaos Frank in 2017 and originally chosen by Benedict XVI in 2008.

So, on Feb. 1, there will be an Anglican ordination of a woman sanctioned by the Modernist Sect.

It just doesn’t get any more invalid than that.

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