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As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there's a twilight where everything remains seemingly unchanged, and it is in such twilight that we must be aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness. -- William O. Douglas

Saturday, May 07, 2005

US Jesuit Priest forced to step down by Vatican

Is this Groundhog Day?
Joe Torre

Father Thomas Reese, a Jesuit Priest has been forced to step down from his post as editor of the Roman Catholic America Magazine because of his differing views regarding controversial issues such as same-sex marriage and condom use to avoid AIDS infection. It appears this was one of the last acts Cardinal Ratzinger oversaw before he became Pope.

According to the Gadsden Times May 7 article, The order to dismiss the editor, the Rev. Thomas J. Reese, was issued by the Vatican's office of doctrinal enforcement - the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith - in mid-March when that office was still headed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the matter, said. Soon after, Pope John Paul II died and Cardinal Ratzinger was elected pope, taking the name Benedict XVI.

Fr. Thomas J. Reese SJ

Father Reese received notification of his removal upon returning from Rome where he was a frequent guest commentator on major news networks covering the period of transition from John Paul II’s death to Cardinal Ratzinger’s rise to the Papacy.

Well folks, the news is in; Punxutawney Pete XVI saw his religious shadow and it looks like we are in for a long, cold Catholic winter.


At Sun May 15, 04:51:00 AM MDT, Blogger Eileen said...

I couldn't agree with you more. It promises to be a long, cold winter in the Catholic church.


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