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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

I have been spending a great deal of time trying to find Catholic clergy that are valid and not heretics and in the course of this, I spoke with a Priest named Fr. Stephen McKenna who is an associate Pastor at St. Hugh of Lincoln in Milwaukee, WI and a Priest at St. Gertrude the Great in Ohio.

He was very knowledgeable about the Faith and very nice to talk with.  I spoke with him a few weeks ago and in the mean time, I listened to several sermons by the Bishops and clergy he is associated with and read much about them and their own writings.  The Bishops are in the line of Archbishop Ngo Dinh Thuc and most of the younger clergy have been trained at Most Holy Trinity Seminary in Florida.

I live several hundred miles from Milwaukee, but plan to attend Mass there once a month.  Last night I received a phone call from Fr. McKenna and he offered to come to my home and offer Mass for my family.  I was shocked, I have not even met this Priest, but he is coming this evening to offer the Mass.  It is out of his way to do this, but he looked at a map and decided to call me and offer this.

The highest law of the Church is the salvation of souls and by the grace of God Catholic clergy have been made available to us making it possible for us to attend Mass much more often than I had hoped.

Here are some links to these clergymen:

St. Hugh of Lincoln - Milwaukee, WI

Most Holy Trinity Seminary

St. Gertrude the Great

St. Gertrude the Great Resources

Fr. Cekada's blog

The argument that will be made by some is that many of the clergy were ordained by Archbishop  Marcel Lefebvre and are therefore supposedly invalid or their validity is in question.

This false argument is based entirely on hearsay evidence that in the 1920's when Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre was ordained a priest, the Bishop who ordained him was supposedly a Freemason.  Never mind the fact that Pope Pious XII himself elevated Marcel Lefebvre to the Episcopacy as an Archbishop.

There is absolutely no actual evidence of these claims, even the supposed admission by Lefebvre that Lienart (the Bishop who ordained him) was a Freemason was based on a photograph in a Catholic periodical in which Lefebvre mistook Leinart to be in masonic garb, when he clearly was not and no such photo of Leinart in Masonic garb has ever been produced.

But even if Lienart was a Freemason, this does not invalidate the ordination.  Freemasonry is by definition a secret society and we know that Freemasons have been in the ranks of the Clergy for centuries.  If being a Freemason would make all sacraments administered invalid or questionable, we would have to question all clergy and all Sacraments.

Think about it - how are we to know that the Bishop who, for example, ordained Bishop Louis Vezelis a priest was not a Freemason?  What if someone made the hearsay accusation that he was - are we to now doubt his validity and the validity of all the clergy Bishop Vezelis ordained?  By the way, the accusation has been made that the Bishop who ordained Vezelis was a Freemason.

It is nonsense.  Lefebvre made many mistakes in his attempts to reconcile the true Faith with the Vatican II faith and seemed to flip flop many times over the years, but his clergy are valid and were all ordained using the pre-vatican II rite.  Remember, Louis Vezelis did not proclaim the sede vacante state until the 1980's.

Those days were times of confusion for all Catholics - "When the Shepherd is struck, the sheep will be scattered".

But God has provided clergy for His Church and it is not just a bishop and two priests for the entire planet.

Think about it.

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