|When I Grow Up, I'm Gonna Start Me a Filthy Rich Cult|
|Written by Sherry|
|Friday, 07 March 2008 08:12|
Since the original conversation that sparked this post has been closed down, I see no point in retaining the link and so have adapted my post below as follows.
I'm sorry but nobody has ever referred to me as "a dazzling heretic". Now Fr. Michael Sweeney , my co-founder, was dazzling but no one has ever used that word of me. And as for my "cult" (HAH!) - if only! What's the point in running a poverty-striken cult?
We've been vetted by the Pontifical Council for the Laity (that's how you get invited to present at World Youth Day, folks), the diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska (ever been vetted by Bishop Bruskewitz???? It's easier to make it onto the Supreme Court.) etc.
If you'd like to know where we stand, no worries. It's all documented. Check our library links to The Parish: Mission or Maintenance - the presentation we gave to seminarians and theologians in Rome at the North American College and the Angelicum.
Or get a hold of our Catholic Spiritual Gifts Resource Guide where I've documented all the sources in Catholic teaching on the charisms: Scriptural, patristic, Thomistic, conciliar, magisterial, papal, and from the universal catechism.
I've said it before and I'll say it again - we are meticulous in our attempts to think and teach with the Church. Really. Truly.
It's not a pose. It is what drew us into existence in the first place.
We aren't perfect by any means. But we are trying to be faithful.