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Saints, ‘Racist’ Bell & Viri Probati

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Mission Bell Considered a ‘Racist’ Symbol

Dear TIA,

It is difficult to believe the degree of boldness the communists are reaching in our country. After infiltrating the American Indians, they are behind their “demands” to promote class-struggle of the Indians against the whites. Btw, to be against the whites is not a racist crime…

So, those holy monks who abandoned all their comfortable life in Europe to bring the Catholic Faith and Civilization to our primitive Indians, are now consider to be criminals by communists.

Their missionary great work, which we learned to venerate, now is presented as a work of exploitation of the “poor Indians.” On the wake of this propaganda, now the “Indians,” i.e., the communists who are speaking on their behalf, demand that the bell of the Missions in Santa Clara be removed because it is a “racist symbol”…

Come on, folks… Wake up! There are no genuine American Indians behind this claim; it is made in Russia and China!


Historic Catholic Marker Deemed ‘Racist Symbol’
Removed by University of California Santa Cruz

Paulina Dedaj

A university in California removed a historical symbol from its campus Friday in an effort to be “more inclusive” after a years-long campaign by Native American community members argued the marker highlighted a period of racism in the state.

The El Camino Real Bell was removed from the University of California Santa Cruz after administrators had several discussions with members of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and other community members who felt that the bell marker glorified a period of time when Spanish missionaries dehumanized their ancestors and culture and enslaved those who converted to Christianity.

Vice Chancellor of Business and Administrative Services Sarah Latham said the school moved forward with the removal "in support of efforts to be more inclusive.”

The cast-iron bell, named after the route connecting 21 Franciscan missions, was one of hundreds of displays placed across highways in California in 1906 as a way to honor the state’s “Hispanic past” and “expand tourism,” UCSC said in a press release.

“The bell marker, which memorializes the California Missions and an imagined route of travel that once connected them, is viewed by the Amah Mutsun and many other California indigenous people as a racist symbol that glorifies the domination and dehumanization of their ancestors,” the release continued.

Read more here.


Married Priests Coming Soon

Dear TIA,

Well, it seems that the viri probati, elderly men, who you had predicted that would become priests (here, here, here and here) are at the door. The Vatican itself is announcing them.

The report below is self-explanatory.


Vatican Opens Door to Limited Ordination of Married Men as Priests

Jason Horowitz

In a potentially groundbreaking move, the Roman Catholic Church on Monday cracked open the door to ordaining married, elderly men to the priesthood to meet the pastoral needs of Catholics in remote areas of the Amazon.

The proposal would respond to the dearth of priests in the region by ordaining “viri probati,” or men of proven character, as they are known in Latin. It is the kind of exception to the celibacy requirement that church experts say — and church traditionalists worry — could be a step toward the ordination of married men in other areas of the world.

While affirming that “celibacy is a gift for the Church,” the Vatican document notes that there have been requests to consider, for the most remote areas of the Amazon, “the possibility of conferring priestly ordination on elderly men, preferably indigenous, respected and accepted members of their community.” Such men, the document said, could be ordained “even if they already have an established and stable family.”

Pope Francis has said in the past that he would entertain the possibility of ordaining “viri probati” in remote areas that are deprived of the sacraments. But he has also made clear that the church’s broader commitment to celibacy for priests remains intact.

The Vatican proposal was drawn up after consultations with Catholics in the Amazon region. If it is accepted, these married men would not be the first to serve as Catholic priests. Francis’ predecessor, Benedict XVI, permitted the ordination of some married Anglican priests who converted to Catholicism to serve as Catholic priests. And some Eastern Catholic churches that are in communion with Rome, like the Melkites and Maronites, have long allowed married men to become priests.

But an exception for remote areas of South America would be different, addressing an extreme version of the shortage of priests that plagues the church in many parts of the world.

Read more here.


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Posted June 25, 2019

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