Sunday, July 27, 2008

A "New" Catholic Church in Venezuela?

So, there is a new Catholic Church? Supporters of President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela would like us to think so. In fact a number of Catholic priests and ministers from various Protestant denominations have formed a “reform” Catholic Church. It mimics many of the “revolutionary” ideas of the President of Venezuela.

Archbishop Roberto Luckert Leon of Coro has made the Catholic Churches position very clear. None of the sacraments of this “new’ church are legitimate, the liturgies are not legitimate, this is not part of the Catholic Church nor does it represents a splintering of the Catholic church.

Sounds to me as if a President who can not manipulate the Church is deciding to simply get rid of it. Sounds like a desperate act from an increasingly desperate man.

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