Friday, October 2, 2009


The Lambda National Catholic Church and the uniate Catholic Apostolic Diocese of Lambda Synod of Bishops is an autocephalous Catholic Church independent and without any connexion whatsoever with the Roman Catholic Church.
In fact, the Dominion of Lambda has clearly noted that the Roman Catholic Church's own doctrinal and disciplinary positions make it impossible for that particular church, and other homophobic Christian denominations, from legally operating within the Dominion of Lambda. To that end, the Roman Catholics, both liberal and conservative theologically, met and created a new jurisdiction, the Lambda National Catholic Church and its very conservative diocese, the Catholic Apostolic Diocese of Lambda, as a uniate church in communion with it.
The LNCC ordains women to all grades of Holy Orders, from deacon and priest to bishop. All clergy are either married or celibate. The LNCC has one archdiocese in Wilde Province, with a diocese in Toklas and in King Province. The Catholic Apostolic Diocese of Lambda is headquartered in Jamestown, Wilde and has parishes in all three provinces. Men alone serve in all three grades of Holy Orders, and can marry, but only celibate men or widowers may become bishops following the Orthodox polity. The diocese also has a Uniate Byzantine Catholic Apostolic parish in Jamestown.
Archbishop Norbert Breault, Archbishop of Jamestown and Primate of the Church, asked all Lambda National Catholics to pray for the victims of Roman Catholic paedophile scandals, and for the current scandal involving the Roman Catholic Church in Canada. Canada is one of our eight nations with full marriage equality, and was persecuted by the Roman Catholic hierarchy, including the bishop who has been indicted and charged with child pornography and who presided over a diocese with over CAD$15M in lawsuit damages paid by average Roman Catholic families. Archbishop Breault again reiterated the valid Catholic presence in Lambda with the independent Catholic Church in Lambda.
The full text of his remarks stems from the Gospel of Saint Matthew, the eighteenth chapter beginning at the sixth verse:
"But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea." Matthew 18, 6 King James Version, New Testament, Christian Bible."
As a Protestant of the English Reformation, with a strong influence of Catholic faith and practice, unadulterated by the heretical influences of the Church of Rome, I am incensed to the point of paralysis in reading about the Canadian Roman Catholic bishop accused and indicted by the Canadian government of possession of child pornography.
Ironically, it was this bishop charged by the Canadian Church to personally arrange for fifteen millions of dollars to compensate victims of child abuse by his priests in his Nova Scotia diocese. Incidentally, observant and practicing Catholic families donated those millions of dollars to their Church who in turn, betrayed those families in the most cruel and irreparable fashion. When I couple this fact, with the way in which they harm good gay and lesbian same sex persons, couples and families, my anger is both justifiable and intense.
According to the CBC, and the ADVOCATE, Bishop Raymond Lahy, 69, resigned his diocese on Saturday and has disappeared. Rumours as to his whereabouts include the allegation of criminal collusion by the Roman Catholic Church itself. His resignation from his diocese was accepted, but the sacramental process has begun to inhibit him from the exericse of his episcopate, and including his priestly faculties. His formal deposition from both the episcopate and the priesthood would occur, pro se, upon his conviction in a secular court.The canonical court would be summoned statim, and the deposition would occur with breakneck speed.
To add to the anger that every Christian feels, especially mothers and fathers of children, a United Nations spokesman for the Vatican, and presumably for the Bishop of Rome, Dr. Josef Ratzinger, told the world press that the " majority of child abusers are Protestants." That is not only a lie, Dr. Ratzinger, but a damnable lie. The historical hypocrisy of the Church of the Babylonian Captivity knows no shame.
The history of the Roman Catholic Church is well documented for two millenia, and the murders, tortures and sexual perversions of the Mother Church of Christianity is documented and known to all ecclesial scholars. The Reformation was the result of the initial corruption, and now as the third millenium begins, a second reformation is clearly indicated.
There are differences between observant and cultural Roman Catholics, but it could be argued that eight out of ten Christians in the world are Roman Catholics, or Uniate Catholics in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church. No other Church - Greek Orthodox Churches in or out of communion with the Phanar - Anglicans - Old Catholics - Lutherans - Calvinists - Methodists - Presbyterians or thousands of other modern groups calling themselves Christians - has been highlighted as having a pandemic level crisis as had the Church of Rome. On its face, and considering the historical evidence, the charge by the Vatican is both spurious and malevolently disingenuous.
As a person who has done extensive graduate study of comparative theology and ecclesial history, the history of the Roman Catholic Church has been written many times by Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox scholars. The history of the Church's scandals invite an in-depth study into the seven deadly sins visited upon the good and holy persons by the most evil and wicked antithesis of Christ ever conceived and born of woman. The most horrific of these individuals have worn the triple tiara of the Roman Papacy, or made claims to that throne, often two or three simultaneously.
You name the vile behaviours.....murder, rape of adults and children, torture and starvation......not only in this century but corruption spanning centuries that brought about the revolt ....the needed revolt that spawned the Reformation.....and if history is prologue, it is time for the Church as a whole, and the Roman Catholic Church among others, to stop the spiritual violence and scapegoating of moral and decent persons in order to translate and transfer the discussion from vile, felonious and criminal acts of these immoral Catholic bishop and priest perverted felons to the innocent victims, the GLBT community.
Dr. Lahey needs to surrender NOW and stop the additional pain inflicted upon his many victims, for he shares his priests' criminality. If convicted, Dr. Lahey needs to spend the rest of his life in prison, never to be allowed near one of our precious children.
The Roman Catholic Church in Canada owes the GLBT Canadian community an apology for their vile acts against us. Thank God for the Protestant Churches who stand and have stood with Canadian Christians, and Canadian citizens regardless of belief.
The Roman Catholic Church of Maine, literally neighbours of Maritime Canada, must and should be put on notice. Dr. Malone, acting on orders from Dr. Ratzinger himself, must stop the spiritual violence and the secular and civil campaign against the rights of civil marriage for Maine's citizens. Same-sex couples with children must be protected from your Church in many different ways too numerous to mention here.
Catholic canon law forbids divorce, yet you do not engage and campaign against that civil discordance with your beliefs. Their selective and capricious decision to attack the GLBT community is informed by their secular homophobia camouflaging their theological proscriptions in contravention of modern science and Christian liberal sexual theology. Those Churches affirm the sanctity of same-sex unions, and partner with secular allies in proclaiming the civil and legal rights of all Maine GLBT citizens.
It would be my hope that Maine's newspapers make the story of Dr. Lahey, the former Bishop of Nova Scotia, known to Maine's Catholics and other anti-GLBT and same sex family theocratic organisations. Maine's Roman Catholics are a heterogeneous faith community. Many Maine Catholics support the GLBT community and fight for our rights.
However, those who have heard Bishop Malone should ask him about Bishop Lahey next door, and ask him one simple question......Among the Catholic hierarchy, as a Catholic parent with young children, who can I trust? Is it that wonderful gay or lesbian couple with their lovely children needing marriage equality, or is it the Roman Catholic bishops voicing their malevolent views on morality and ethics?

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