Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Archbishop of Brussels Suppresses a Conservative Religious Fraternity

BRUSSELS, June 28, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The Primate of Belgium, who has been in office less than a year, has closed down, for dubious reasons, a priestly fraternity that had been blessed with many vocations.

At the end of last year, Jozef De Kesel was named the archbishop of Belgium's main See, Mechelen-Brussels, the successor of the traditionally-minded Archbishop André Léonard. While his predecessor was outspoken concerning pro-life issues and attacks on human sexuality, De Kesel promotes a church "not closed within herself" and that gives "reverence to homosexual people."

Now De Kesel has taken yet another step towards the "liberalization" of his diocese, by closing down a priestly fraternity established by his predecessor. Archbishop Léonard founded the so-called "Fraternité des Saints Apôtres/Broederschap van de Heilige Apostelen", or "Fraternity of the Holy Apostles", which was a public association of the clerical faithful, of diocesan right. Léonard entrusted the education of priests to the Fraternity and gave them two parishes in Brussels.

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Han said...

I feel that at this point, reading about the going-ons in the Catholic Church has passed beyond rubbernecking-the-car-accident into tour-bus-dropping-gawkers-off-at-the-I395-and-JeffDavisHwy-interchange-in-October2001-to-look-at-the-Pentagon level of sad.

Archimandrite Gregory said...

Ah yes! Makes abundant sense! Christianity in parts of Europe is indeed a very small enclave as predicted by BXVI Hopefully Orthodoxy will emerge as the ultimate hope of Christians.

Unknown said...

When Francis and his minions are done they will transform the RCC as much if not more than Obama has transformed the US.