Hat-tip to Joe at Defend-Us-In-Battle for bringing to light this forthcoming abomination. Joe has followed up his superlative initial post with a second post about authentic ecumenism. Rather than plowing old ground, here we will discuss why Our Lady of Guadalupe was the natural choice for such scandal.
Sr. Lorraine Reaume, O.P., is the “Pastoral Associate” at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. Among her other duties, she is a board member of AFACT and regularly preaches homilies during Sunday Mass. This latter action directly contradicts Canon Law, which states that the homily is “part of the liturgy itself and is reserved to a priest or deacon”. Tellingly, Sr. Lorraine is an Adrian Dominican Sister, which warrants a further discussion.
Adrian Dominican sisters currently occupy some significant seats of power at the Chancery, as Sr. Jackie Stoll, O.P. is the driving force behind the Safe Environment Training mandated for all Archdiocesan employees and volunteers, and Sr. Ann Fallon, O.P., is the superintendent of Archdiocesan schools. And these sisters do some very good work, especially as pertains to the Corporal Works of Mercy. For example, the Anchorage Liberal News ran a front-page Sunday feature on Sr. Jackie venturing out onto the streets of Anchorage to care for the homeless earlier this year.
However, it must needs be said the theology of the Adrian Dominicans is deeply flawed, with a tendency towards gnosticism and witchcraft. This post over at Living His Life Abundantly pretty well sums up the occult dabblings of many of the Adrian Dominicans. For further reading, check out Ecospirituality or a pagan Summer Solstice celebration in California (where “yin, the feminine principle of the Earth Goddess, is born and begins to wax strong”) — all of which are linked to from the Adrian Dominican home website. And it would be remiss not to mention that Adrian Dominicans stood in solidarity with Planned Parenthood in promoting 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.
Now I do not know where Sr. Lorraine stands on all these issues. Perhaps she disagrees with her fellow sisters. But here are the facts:
1. Sr. Lorraine regularly preaches the homily at Our Lady of Guadalupe, an act of disobedience to the law of the Church.
2. The Adrian Dominican sisters are inclined to heresy.
Therefore, it should come as no surprise that a heretical woman-bishop is welcomed to conduct an “ordination” at Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Because “it is the duty of all bishops to promote and to safeguard the unity of faith and the discipline common to the whole Church” (Lumen Gentium 23), it is our opinion that Archbishop Schwietz would do much to safeguard the unity of the Church in his archdiocese by cancelling this confusing abuse of a consecrated space. Moreover, because “religious should carefully consider that through them, the Church truly wishes to give an increasingly clearer revelation of Christ” (Lumen Gentium 46), we further suggest that Sr. Lorraine cease and desist her unauthorized preaching, and clearly state that she brooks no part with witches, ecospirituality, or the evils of Planned Parenthood.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!