10 March 2009

"Hello, Reverend Moon?": Bozek Laicized

Initial video from Fox 2.  Of course, the Bozek, with his usual qualities of humility and honesty, defies the ruling, invites everyone to Mass with him, and incorrectly states he will "continue" to offer "valid" Catholic Sacraments.  Which is correct only if you happen to suffer a massive coronary immediately outside his bachelor pad.

The Archdiocese has more detailed information here, with a wonderfully captioned picture of "Mr." Marek Bozek.  Even that title doesn't quite describe the wonders of the Bozek, though. It would have been nice if the Archdiocesan information made it clearer that Bozek is misleading people on the valid sacrament claim.  In my opinion, the press release is a little too oblique on this issue.  Those attempts at confession/absolution, marriage, and confirmations would be absolutely invalid.  His consecration of the Eucharist and administration of Baptism are illicit and necessarily involve anyone cooperating with him who knows of his status in mortal sin. 

I'll have commentary later today as events warrant.  There is a downside to giving up TV for Lent after all.

From the Archdiocese:

On Monday, March 9, the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau announced that Pope Benedict XVI dismissed Marek Bozek from the clerical state. Since 2005, Bozek has been under suspension from the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau and has been in a state of schism with the Catholic Church since accepting the offer from the board of the St. Stanislaus Kostka Corporation to be the pastor of St. Stanislaus Kostka.

Bishop Robert J. Hermann said of the dismissal, "As the Administrator of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, it is my responsibility to safeguard the unity of the Catholic Church and protect the souls of the faithful. The situation of Marek Bozek is sad for the whole Church. Please join me in praying that Marek Bozek will be reconciled with the Church and that the great harm which has been caused to the Church, with the help of God’s grace, will be healed."

Bozek may no longer function as a priest, with the exception of offering absolution to the dying, now that he has been dismissed from the clerical state. The faithful who hold the sacraments in highest honor must therefore refrain from receiving sacraments from Mr. Bozek, because he no longer has the rights and obligations of a cleric.

More Information concerning the dismissal of Marek Bozek from the clerical state:


Fr. Andy said...

Long time coming...finally!

Anonymous said...

Goodbye Mr. B - don't let it hit you on the way out. We have much more ominous concerns brewing in Connecticut at present.

Peter said...

Praise God for His Mercy on those misled parishioners... please come home now!!

And on a more uncharitable note, if the timman allows me... maybe now MISTER Bozek will be free to chaparone the 'Seven Deadly Sins' Prom.

Anonymous said...


This blog recently posted a long list of bizarre practices in parish churches in the St. Louis Archdiocese.

The radio show, Catholic Answers Live (carried locally on AM 1080) exists precisely because heresy, dissent and liturgical abuses are widespread in U.S. parishes, and have been for 40 years, and the bishops won't do anything effective to end it, even though it is in their power to do so.

In short, what Bozek teaches and does openly, hundreds of priests in this Archdiocese teach and do more quietly, more subtly. But the effect is the same. Catholics are not getting the teaching and liturgy they have a RIGHT to.

Bishops, I'm addressing you now: How do you expect to get into Heaven? Seriously, how do you? Are you counting on the Cardinal Hans Urs von Balthasar hypothesis that we may suppose there are no souls in Hell and never will be?

Perhaps you are depending on the new concept that most Catholic priests teach now, that God does not SEND anyone to Hell, that everyone is given, at the point of death, a choice of Heaven or Hell, and everyone is empowered to choose Heaven. Of course, Scripture and Tradition concept this notion as pure heresy. When you die, you ARE SENT by God to eternal suffering or to Heaven or to temporary suffering followed by Heaven.

Bishops, I hope you do make it to Heaven. But you should repent, now, in tears, before it is too late.

No one should take joy in the legal pronouncements against Bozek. Such are meaningless when hundreds of other priests in this diocese express, in various ways, dissent/heresy on many points of doctrine, and nothing ever happens to them.

No, the time of great grief is not over yet.


StGuyFawkes said...

Tim and all,

The Associated Press makes clears whom Marek will call bishop.

"But Bozek said Monday he will.... take his orders from a reformed Catholic bishop...That bishop, Phillip Zimmerman, is affiliated with the late 19th century reformed Catholic church movement...."

A look at the Reformed Catholic Church website makes it clear that they ordain women and perform gay marriages.

The interesting question now is whether "Bishop" Zimmerman won't want Marek to pull "Roman Catholic" off the official website and the bulletin.

Another question. Will St. Stan's be expected to send money to help support the Zimmerman Church.

StGuyFawkes said...

The Most Reverend Phillip Zimmerman is gay according to the following link. The site also mentions his loving partner of many years one Stephen Wilson.


Anonymous said...


I am Catholic, have lived in St. Louis all my life (50+ years), and have met many priests of the Archdiocese. I know a faithful priest when I encounter one. Your statement that "hundreds" of priests in this diocese (sic) are dissenters or heretics confounds me! Have you met "hundreds" of priests, or attended their Masses?

Please give some proof of your assertion, or else refrain from making such outrageous claims.