The May 16th edition of "South Texas Catholic", Corpus Christi Diocese's newspaper, carried an enthusiastic endorsement of a March 2009 "Emerging Church" conference in New Mexico. The author of the column, Paul Jeffrey Thomas, never does define the "emerging church" as an ecumenical group whose Catholic representative is Father Richard Rohr. Such an omission is pure mendacity! Mr. Thomas should be sued for false advertising!
..Father Rohr's bongo masses and 'Father-Mother God' blather would shock the sensibilities of most of the newspaper's readers.
Father Rohr [photo] can be seen poo-pooing conservative Catholics in the following intervew link. He says the upcoming conference [the one already mentioned] is to introduce the "emerging church" to Catholics.....
You will get the impression Father Rohr thinks all religions are OK, except ours...
and here is another article describing a blasphemous liturgy conducted by the same Father Rohr:
Some of you have suffered Father Rohr's or similar pied piper acts.
The rest of you! are you ready to be introduced?
I present to you.....Father Rohr!
>>>>>Bongos, Dancers, and Father-Mother God
Richard Rohr’s Mass at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress
At the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress on Saturday evening, March 3, Franciscan Father Richard Rohr celebrated a “general liturgy” in a ballroom at the Anaheim Convention Center. Father Rohr is a founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico and a Congress presenter. The processional hymn was “Christ Be Our Light,” accompanied by bongo drums. Liturgical dancers carried large, flowing banners down each of the aisles in the ballroom. Reaching the front of the ballroom, the dancers stood along either side of the podium, twirling the giant banners. Rohr, making no sign of the cross as he began the liturgy, said to the assembly, “as a fellow member of the Body of Christ, I thank you for allowing me to speak in your name. The Eucharist is always set in the form of a dialogue. First of all, I recognize the presence in you, and you return the compliment, and then the body is born.” Following the readings, Rohr, commenting on the Gospel where Jesus urges His disciples to love their enemies and pray for those who persecute them, talked about the forgiveness shown by the Amish community following the October murders of five young schoolgirls and our inability to extend similar forgiveness without God’s help. While the intercessions were read, several people, standing on each aisle of the ballroom, were making choreographed hand movements. Several audience members joined in mimicking the movements. The offertory procession began with two women waving banners, followed by two liturgical dancers, carrying a white tablecloth, sashaying up to the podium where Rohr sat waiting. They were followed by others who carried the hosts in large wicker breadbaskets and the wine in glass and plastic pitchers. Rohr prayed over the gifts, “...make sure this people is hungry and ready to eat. Make sure we are not so filled with ourselves that there is not room for another person within us. Loving God, make sure this people is very hungry.” Rohr changed some of the prayers of the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Opening the preface, he prayed, “Father and Mother God....” Before the consecration of the host, he said, “before he was given up to death, a death he said ‘Yes’ to....” And before the consecration of the wine, Rohr prayed, “when supper was ended, he gave you thanks and praise, gave the cup to his beloved....” Following the consecration, Rohr said the Christ's bloood “will be poured out for you, and for all, so you will know your sins are forgiven.” In praying for the departed, he referred to them as “especially your own beloved who are already with the Lord.” Rohr prefaced the Our Father, by saying, “and now, knowing we are more one than we are many, though we come from different places and races, we all share the same Father-Mother God. We call upon our God, together, in the words that Jesus gave us: Our Father, Who art in Heaven...” <<<<
[[article from http://www.calcatholic.com/]]
Please pray for Corpus Christi Bishop Edmund Carmody and the editors of the South Texas Catholic that they will recognize enemies of Church for the smarmy backstabbers that they are!