Understanding the liberal/heretic mind-set. Watch and learn. Truly unbelievable!

Source: Creative Minority Report

Holy Heretic, Batman!

Wow. This is truly unbelievable.

This is a video by the Rev. Joseph Patrick Breen, pastor of St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Nashville TN. This video is posted by the pastor on the parish website.

In this video Fr. Breen, as communicated to us by a reader commits multiple counts of video heresy and hits most of the heretical bases.

Women’s ordination – Check!
Reversal of the Church’s teaching on artificial contraception – Check!
Divorce – Check!

He then goes on to slam (married) former Protestant clergy who convert and are ordained Catholic clergy,

He shows open disdain and insults the Pope, the Roman Curia, today’s bishops, today’s seminarians. About the seminarians he says they are intellectually inferior to those of yesteryear and are probably from dysfunctional families.

And there is even more! Watch!

As it turns out, Fr. Breen is a serial offender and a promise breaker.

Back in 1993, Fr. Breen disseminated a letter covering much of the same territory. He was sanctioned at the time by his Bishop, Bp. Edward Kmiec ordering him not to speak publicly about “optional celibacy or other issues involving church teachings or discipline.” Bishop Kmiec went so far as to have Fr. Breen sign a pledge that he would not speak again to the media or media representatives.

So much for promises.

In 2006, Fr. Breen sent a letter to Cardinal William Levada – who he addresses as Cardinal Bill, once again covering much of the same heretical territory.

It is time for Fr. Breen to go.

If you are interested, you can reach Fr. Breen’s Bishop here and let him know what you think of Fr. Breen’s statement.

The Most Reverend David R. Choby
Bishop of Nashville

The Catholic Center
2400 Twenty-first Avenue South
Nashville, TN. 37212
Bishop@dioceseofnashville.com

Update: As of Sunday August 9, 2010. Fr. Breen’s heretical video has been removed from the parish website! That’s a start!

8 Responses to Understanding the liberal/heretic mind-set. Watch and learn. Truly unbelievable!

  1. Kim D. says:

    Fr. Rick, I think you would like this article:

    God bless–Kim D.

  2. A. Perez says:

    I would hope that anyone reading this article who does not know Father Breen would think twice about contacting the Bishop to pass judgement. I attended St. Edward’s Catholic Church and School as a child. Father Breen is an excellent priest and such a huge part of that school. To take him away would take something from them that they could never replace. I no longer live in Tennessee and have yet to find another priest who makes an impact on their parishoners like he does. Father Breen was right about what he said and the church SHOULD be looking at why people are leaving. I hope that those who do know him will be supportive and keep Father Breen in their prayers!

  3. Mary Roark says:

    I was a member of St. Edward’s Church for the years that I lived in Nashville and I sent my children to St. Edward’s School. I am a better mother, wife and person because of Father Breen. He is an outstanding priest. I hope that all who listen to this interview will look into their hearts and try to understand Father Breens point of view. I am a life long catholic and believe that the catholic church needs to move along with the times. Father Breen was in line with his statements and we appreciate his effort to support all catholics. I for one will write the Bishop in support of this fine man. I hope that you will do the same. Bless you Father Breen. We miss you and wish that we were blessed to have a priest like you at our parish in Indiana.

  4. Paul McCann says:

    I have written to Bishop Chobey in response to this and other radical websites attacks on Father Breen, supporting this good priest. I have also written to the Bishop of Madison and the Archbishop of Milwaukee in protest of this posting, it is factually inaccurate and borderline slanderous.

    I would hope that Fr. Heilman would’ve taken it down by now, but he doesn’t seem to mind bearing false witness against another. I hope and pray that Bishop Morlino does the right thing and have this removed.

  5. Paul McCann says:

    Appearently Liberals are not welcome in Fr. Heilman’s church.

  6. mercyknight says:

    Oftentimes I defer to the well-spoken sentiments of another as the better way of expressing my own. This is very well put by one of the comments from CMR:

    “When trying to figure what’s what here, it’s important to recall two facts. #1 – Fr. Breen voluntarily consented to making this video and espousing his views therein. #2 – Fr. Breen proactively posted this video on the homepage of his parish’s website.

    The way some people are talking on this and the other thread, you’d think that CMR photocopied pages out of Fr. Breen’s private diary. By virtue of the two facts above, it’s fair to assume that Fr. Breen wanted this particular message to get out, and CMR was only helping him in that effort by alerting its readers to the existence of the video.”

  7. Jocelyn says:

    Previous posts state that anyone who knows Fr. Breen would believe differently. I attended Mass at St. Edward’s only once and I was appalled at the disrespect that this priest shows the Mass, especially the Eucharist. The mass was rampant with liturgical abuses and I had to remind myself that this was supposed to be a Catholic church. Fr. Breen has no regard for the Church he purports to represent and should be removed as pastor. His supporters say he’s courageous, but I believe his heretical statements show a lack of courage since he’s apparently interested in telling people what they want to hear instead of what they need to hear.

  8. Michael Shannon says:

    Father Breen is a Protestant preacher not a Catholic Priest.
    He should leave the Catholic church and go where his beliefs fit his ideas.
    He is one confused person. As a Catholic Priest he is a good Protestant preacher.
    The loss of Catholics he decries is really the loss of Protestants to the church they believe in (Protestant) and not a loss to the Catholic Church.
    He is sincere in his assessment of the church. So was Martin Luther.

    mike shannon

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