Monday, September 17, 2007
Army of Mary Goes Too Far For Vatican
It often seems that you can have groups on Irrelevent Radio and those like them say the craziest things, but the only way the Vatican will do anything about the extreme right is if they start ordaining their own priests. That was the case late last week when news broke that the Vatican had excommunicated certain members of the Army of Mary, located in Quebec.
Their literature had insinuated for years that Marie-Paule Giguere (pictured right) not only had visions of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, but that she was the reincarnation of the Virgin herself.
We saw the same thing happen with Archbishop Lefebvre, who founded the Society of Pius X. He disregarded the post-Vatican II Catholic Church and was only excommunicated upon ordaining four bishops to continue his work.
It seems that ultra-conservative groups with anti-Vatican II sentiment often get preferential treatment compared to those on the progressive side of church issues. It could just be the way that the "Catholic" media covers it, but that's my impression. Even now, Benedict is reaching out to the Society of Pius X. And some would say that this Latin Mass thing is an olive branch in their direction. When will there be an olive branch for the Matthew Fox's and Rev. Alice Iaquinta's?
A Faithful Catholic