The Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz Prayer Club

Saturday, May 06, 2006

From 1996

Back in 1996, Bishop Bruskewitz issued a big excommunication of twelve groups. Notice that the groups up there are mostly radically liberal, yet at the same time he also excommunicated adherents of the radically conservative Society of Saint Pius X. I've always said with dissident, heterodox groups like Call to Action (for example), all you need to do is switch aroung the political ideologies and you have the SSPX. It doesn't matter how much liturgical dancing and moving with the spirit there is or how much solemn ringing of bells and swinging of thuribles there is, it has to do with the obedience Christ intended us to have to the heirarchy in the body of Christ. Thank God for Bishop Bruskewitz for having such wisdom as displayed here...

Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz

Statement issued by Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz (published in Southern Nebraska Register, March 22, 1996)
All Catholics in and of the Diocese of Lincoln are forbidden to be members of the organizations and groups listed below. Membership in these organizations or groups is always perilous to the Catholic Faith and most often is totally incompatible with the Catholic Faith.

Planned Parenthood
Society of Saint Pius X (Lefebvre Group)
Hemlock Society
Call to Action
Call to Action Nebraska
Saint Michael the Archangel Chapel
Job's Daughters
Eastern Star
Rainbow Girls
Catholics for a Free Choice

Any Catholics in and of the Diocese of Lincoln who attain or retain membership in any of the above listed organizations or groups after April 15, 1996, are by that very fact (ipso facto latae sententiae) under interdict and are absolutely forbidden to receive Holy Communion. Contumacious persistence in such membership for one month following the interdict on part of any such Catholics will by that very fact (ipso facto latae sententiae) cause them to be excommunicated. Absolution from these ecclesial censures is "reserved to the Bishop."

This notice, when published in the Southern Nebraska Register, is a formal canonical warning.

By mandate of the Most Reverend Bishop of Lincoln.

Reverend Monsignor Timothy Thorburn, Chancellor March 19, 1996