The wonderful Bishop, Edward James Slattery retired earlier this year as he reached the mandated retirement age of 75. The new Bishop, David Austin Konderla is beginning to make quite a name for himself, but all for the wrong reasons.
Some may recall that in September, Bishop Konderla, ordered Father Chad Ripperger, FSSP, who sought to establish along with Bishop Slattery, the new Society of the Most Sorrowful Mother and its work in the most necessary realm of exorcism, out of the diocese. As if sarcastically, Bishop Konderla's letter begins with the traditional manner of honouring the date, "Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary."
Some of you also remember Rosalind Moss of EWTN, a convert from Judaism. Our sister in faith, discerned to dedicate her life to Christ with the foundation of a new religious order. Mother Miriam submitted herself to Bishop Slattery and founded the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel's Hope. She set out to find a priory and to begin renovations and build a guest house and build a community.
The Okie Traditionalist is reporting new information from their current newsletter, that David Austen Konderla has ordered them out of the Diocese!
As with the situation with the Society of the Most Sorrowful Mother Konderla indicates that he has made these decisions after "prayer" and a "discernment."
“After careful consideration and prayerful discernment, the Diocese of Tulsa has elected to end its affiliation with the traditional Benedictine Order, the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel’s Hope and allow the community to continue their apostolic exploration in another diocese.”
Remember that Pope Bergoglio has issued law that no bishop may set up a society or religious order without the express permission of Rome, - an action unheard of, particularly in a "synodal church" or a "collegial" church since Vatican II.
Rome's intention, is a direct attack on the authority of a local Ordinary. Konderla's actions are manifestations of cowardice and potentially something even graver.
Laramie Hirsch at The Hirsch Files has teamed up on this with matter with The Okie Traditionalist. He makes a point that all faithful Catholics, particularly those who consider themselves traditional need to grasp:
"It was already in Bishop Konderla's heart to do this. He was going to suppress this community. He will probably do more. It should be clear now that this bishop has a certain kind of "vision" for Northeast Oklahoma that does not include groups such as this. You will not be protected simply by playing along and pretending to be a part of the "groupthink." You will be ostracized for who you are.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Being quiet and subdued got us into this post-Vatican II mess in the first place. Decade after decade, priests and laity have pretended that there has been nothing wrong with the Catholic Church. They do this in order to preserve the remaining integrity of the Church's institution--all the while, it's being eaten away right in front of them."
Do you think those Black Masses in Oklahoma have been a problem?
Or is it that friendship with Cardinal Burke is the kiss of death?