Former Archbishop Weakland disregarded every rule or commandment in the Catholic Church, and invited others to do the same. The Catholic Church is still reeling, from the fall out, from such witless, disobedient Yahoo, in the Catholic’s Hierarchy. This is the best article I have ever found, on this subject.
This partially posted article was by Paul Likoudis: http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=9038
“It is quite human for the sinner to acknowledge his weakness and to ask mercy for his failings; what is unacceptable is the attitude of one who makes his own weakness the criterion of the truth about the good, so that he can feel self-justified, without the need to have recourse to God and His Mercy” — Blessed Pope John Paul II, Veritatis Splendor.
When the late Archbishop Fulton Sheen would encounter an ex-Catholic who bragged that he had left the Church, the archbishop would bluntly respond, “Oh, what was your sin?”
Today, we have the spectacle of the former archbishop of Milwaukee, Rembert Weakland, OSB, proudly bragging about his sin, recalling his past sexual affairs with other men and objecting to the Church’s teaching that homosexuality “is objectively disordered.”
“Those are bad words because they are pejorative,” he told The New York Times’ Laurie Goodstein in an interview heralding the May 29 release of his autobiography.
Weakland’s public proclamation that he is a “gay” American and the attention he is drawing to himself with his new narcissistic, tell-all book, A Pilgrim in A Pilgrim Church, one Milwaukee Catholic told The Wanderer, “is opening a can of worms. Even worse, it is like he is ripping off all the scabs from the still-festering wounds he left in this archdiocese.”
That document, which is still binding, lays down the Church’s law on what is to take place at Mass. Forty-two years later, one might wonder if any bishops, besides Weakland, have heard of it, so well was it buried.
Weakland’s peculiar revelation, furthermore, reinforces the groundbreaking work of Canadian Catholic journalist Sylvia MacEachern, who was the first to investigate and document the role of a clique of homosexuals in deconstructing the Roman Liturgy with the intention of effecting a permanent moral revolution against the papacy and the universality of the Catholic faith.
In 1966, she noted, at precisely the same time that the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of Liturgy sent out a missive to priests decreeing the vernacular, instructing them to turn their altars around and to give Communion in the hand, the leadership of the conference sent a letter to Canadian Justice Minister and future Premier Pierre Eliot Trudeau supporting his proposals for the decriminalization of abortion, divorce, contraception, and homosexuality.
With this perspective, it is no surprise Weakland’s 25-year tenure in Milwaukee was marked by his frequent outbursts at the Holy Father, his toleration (even encouragement) of liturgical abuses, his close collaboration with Planned Parenthood, “gay” activists, sex educators, his persecution of traditional-minded priests and his protection of pedophile priests — to say nothing of the hundreds of mean-spirited and downright nasty letters he wrote to lay people.
My Two Cents Worth
This is the evil priest who brought you hootenanny Masses, Rainbow Masses, and he supported Liturgical Abuses, Planned Parenthood and the Gay Movement in the Catholic Church. He screwed up a lot of Catholics. One can only imagine how many. God only knows. I will pray for them to come back to the Catholic Church, if they left. I will pray for his conversion. I am glad he was finally told to leave. I don’t know if he was relieved of his position or was defrocked. I am too tired to go look it up. God help our families because of priests like this. They scatter the flock of Christ, and they will be held accountable for the loss of so many souls. I would hate to be in their shoes, come Judgment Day.