Mar 10, 2009

Were you at the wREC? What can you tell us about it?

If you were at the wREC, please tell us about what you saw, good or bad, if you have the time and the inclination to. Thanks in advance!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I attended a workshop by Fr. John Heagle and Sr. Fran Ferder, knowing ahead of time that they would probably spout heresy; I wanted to hear for myself what they would say. In the workshop titled "All Are Welcome, or Are They?" They both advocated that contracepting couples, divorced and remarried people, practicing homosexuals be permitted to receive communion. They also advocated intercommunion with other Christians and religions. The workshop was not at all in harmony with Catholic doctrine, and it had no business being offered at the conference. A room full of about two hundred people was mostly misled and encouraged in dissidence by these two pitiful people.

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I attend this every year for and this year was the best one for me.
I attended the Bioethist workshop conducted by Fr. Tad Pacholczyk, which was excellant. It was put in a large room and it was overflowing with attendees, of all ages. It was very compelling.
In past years I have been in workshops that I was enraged because of attitudes and just wrong teachings. I know how to pick topics and speakers that I really like and are blessed by. This year for Sunday Mass I went to a local parish and because of the quiet reflective atmosphere it enhanced my outlook on congress. I cannot stand the loud and distracted Sunday Mass at the arena. I do think that congress gives a person more exposure to the universal church than what a local parish can do.

8:28 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Anonymous 3:34 p.m.,

Thank you very much for your report on the workshop.

The notions you report are bad, clearly. If the father and the sister wish to defend themselves here, they are welcome to.

7:15 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Anonymous 8:28 a.m.,

Thank you very much for reporting on the "congress."

It's great that you were able to hear Fr. Pacholczyk, the pro-life bioethicist. The "congress" does invite some good speakers indeed; but, of course, as we know, that does not give the organizers of the "congress" any right to bring in heretical speakers.

Glad you were able to go to Mass at your parish.

Yes, a large gathering such as the "congress" does illustrate the universality of the Church. It is so sad that bad speakers get to mislead many well-meaning people there -- and it is so good that CRCOA warns so many people every year to beware of the danger.

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went to a talk on strategies for women. This was easily the worst talk in 3 years of going to Congress. The speaker outlined 5 different strategies for changing the Church.
She encouraged dissent and strategies on how to get others to be led into dissent. I heard plenty about women priests, (but first women deacons) and all the ways that can be encouraged.
Inclusiveness, re-imagining God, new authority, all the usual stuff.
I did hear 2 faithful presentations out of the 4 I went to.
I could not stomach the Mass there and left to go to Mass with my family Sunday. I am a responsible parent and I would not want to expose my family to a Mass at RECongress.
This year the faithful speakers were very good. The dissenters were particularly anti-pope\anti-hierarchy. One declared that hierarchy doesn't work then based her presentation on a rejection of hierarchy. It sounded like a business class on communication, the only upside was that it was so darn boring I saw about half the people falling asleep.
I went to go to confession on Sunday morning, plenty of people waiting, but not one Priest was there for confession.

7:22 AM  
Blogger Kozaburo Non-bu said...

If you want to stop this, you have to use the resources you have.

Libs love "ecumenism" - use this against them.

Invite Metropolitan Stefan Soroka - Cardinal Archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholics in the U.S. - to see this nonsense. I'm sure he'd have a few horrified statements for the Holy Father upon their next meeting.

Of course, Metropolitan Soroka is probably busy in Philly. You may have better luck with +Robert Joseph Shaheen, newly installed Bishop of The Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles.

Maronites and Ukrainians don't put up with liturgical nonsense, and their voices are heard. Rome doesn't want a schism!

9:31 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Kozaburo Non-bu,

Thank you for the suggestion. That is an interesting scenario.

10:32 PM  

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