11 March 2009
Interpreting Bozek-speak for Catholics
Not surprisingly, Mr. Marek Boguslaw Bozek, the former Catholic priest and now just some excommunicated layman hungry for media attention, has issued a statement. This is published over at the so-called Local Catholic Reporter blog, which hearkens after the equally heterodox National Catholic Reporter.
Bozek's statement below, with my comments in green:
Dear Parishioners and Friends (well, not really Parishioners, since the parish was long ago suppressed, and as far as Friends, let's just call them dupes and fellow travelers, shall we?),
I am deeply saddened and disappointed by today's news of my laicization. (Because this will somewhat hamper my ability to fool people into thinking that I in any way represent Catholicism, the Catholic Church, the Priesthood, or even the routine exercise of logic). I will continue my ministry (of deceit) and I will continue (not) to offer valid (not) Catholic (not) sacraments (not) at St. Stanislaus Kostka Polish Roman Catholic Parish (not). In fact, all of the attempts at sacraments he would offer are fatally tainted. Confirmations, confessions and attempted absolutions, and marriages are absolutely INVALID. I am not a trained moral theologian, so I will not venture into the strict validity of the Eucharistic consecration. If it is, like baptism would be, valid, it would necessarily involve anyone who knowingly partakes of it, assists it, enables it or in any way furthers it in MORTAL SIN that would kill the life of God in their souls. No thanks.
When I came to St. Stanislaus in December 2005, the people had been denied the sacraments by Archbishop Burke (wrong) in a manner that I, as a priest, could not tolerate. Archbishop Burke than began a campaign to laicize me (or, stated accurately, I behaved in such as fashion as to merit degradation from the clerical state) because I stood up for St. Stanislaus (or, stated accurately, for publicly espousing heretical beliefs, committed and encouraged contumely against the Church, the Pope and the Bishops, and was generally bringing the priesthood into disrepute) and because I wanted to make sure the sacraments were available to all its Parishioners (Catholic or not, in mortal sin or not). Anticipating this unjust (or, stated more accurately, less than I deserve) penalty of laicization, I received temporary priestly faculties (not) from Archbishop Philip Zimmerman, a validly ordained (maybe) Catholic (not Catholic) bishop, over a year ago, which allow me (not) to continue (not) offering valid (not) Catholic (not) sacraments (not).
In the face of all that Archbishop Burke and the hierarchy have done (I still won't repent), St. Stanislaus lives and continues to grow (er, not so much). I will continue serving (leading astray) the People of God at this Parish (well, not really a parish, remember) and I will continue (not) to offer valid (not) Catholic (not) sacraments (not) at St. Stanislaus. I hope to see you all at Mass this weekend (as I continue to defy the Church).
Peace and blessings,
Fr. (MISTER) Marek