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Hebrews 9:11-12

Monday, December 26, 2011

Unfriend to traditional Catholics?

According this article from the Remnant, one morning early last month, Bishop Taylor, ordinary of the Diocese of Little Rock, went through his long list of friends on Facebook and “defriended” all Catholics known to attend the Latin Mass. That was just the start of what looks like a pointedly unpastoral approach to traditionalists.

(I heard about this story from the TradiCactus, who posted as QuisUtDeus72 on the Catholic Answers Forums site until today, when his outrage at this story got him banned. Unfortunately, criticizing members of the Church hierarchy by name is not allowed on CAF.)


Blogger Michael said...

Bishop Taylor's predecessor, Bishop Sartain, was at least a little more kindly disposed towards traditional Catholics than one might gather from the linked article. According to this comment, he did at least once administer confirmation according to the traditional rite, and remained for a TLM celebrated in his presence.

Bp. Sartain left Little Rock to become bishop of my diocese, Joliet, where he was tolerant of traditionalists, as far as I was aware. He permitted the Saint John Cantius Society to send a priest to offer a weekly Mass at our parish, and later appointed an FSSP priest to take over and expand on his duties.

12/27/2011 09:27:00 AM  
Blogger MarvinDante33 said...

But at least you and 45 others managed to view the article before they banned me and removed the link. That's all that mattered to me, then or now. Since this was my first controversy over at CAF, I expected (maybe) a private warning; but live & learn. Pray for our friends in Arkansas, and His Excellency the (now nameless)Bishop. May God bless you.

12/27/2011 10:44:00 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

I guess it would have been too much to expect you to get a gold star at CAF for pointing out a seemingly serious problem in the Diocese of Little Rock, but banning you was wrong-headed. May God bless you and yours.

12/28/2011 03:23:00 PM  

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