Friday, June 18, 2010

I am waiting for two things to happen

No one is exempt from the anxiety that waiting brings. We are all waiting. I am waiting for two things to happen.

First of all, we all know that Fr Alvaro had a private audience with Pope Benedict yesterday. It was short. That says a lot. Speculation has already gone around that a Papal Delegate has been named and will be made public very soon. I hope so. Then we will find out what comes next.

The second thing I am waiting for is tor the bishop of the diocese I am residing in to come back from his trip to Rome (end of the Year for Priests) and the Holy Land. I have already asked to speak with him personally, and am just waiting for the chance. I will ask him to accept me in a parish here while waiting for the process of dissolution from the vows. I know it is not the best solution, but I cannot stay in this community without any apostolate whatsoever. I need to be active. I need to be giving my priesthood to others.

Pray, please, that my bishop will help me as soon as possible.

3 comments:

  1. Fr. Jack-- what WOULD the best solution be for you? A different diocese?

    There's been some chatter that the Delegate may issue an order of exclaustration--basically dissolving ALL legion Vows (because they were made under false pretenses- none of you would have joined if the order had been up front about Maciel) and letting you all choose where to go...

    How long does it take to get your vows dissolved? Can you go direct to Rome, or must you go through your superiors?

    I'll pray for you! And I'll pray that the delegate's actions make it easier to resolve your situation!

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  2. Prayers being sent your way, Father. I hope you get the news you want soon.

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  3. Praying daily for your needs. I hope Our Lord works quickly in this regard for the good of all. This nonsense has got to stop. Hang in there - I see a light at the end of the tunnel! I truly hope for you to experience a normal priesthood bursting with true fruit. Blessings and prayers.... :)

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