Monk’s Corner


Sunday Meditations from Greeley, CO

From Deacon Joseph Meilinger

Your local ersatz monk.

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816        The sole Church of Christ [is that] which our Savior, after his Resurrection, entrusted to Peter’s care, commissioning him and the other apostles to extend and rule it..... This Church, constituted and organized as a society in the present world, subsists in (subsistit in) the Catholic Church, which is governed by the successor of Peter and by the bishops in communion with him. •

  1. Lumen Gentium 8 / 2

Random Thought 1: Last Friday Feb. 8, 2019 Gerhard Cardinal Müller, past Prefect of the Congregation of the Faith, published his Manifesto of Faith amid confusion in the Church on some doctrines of the faith. Many bishops and Cardinals have publicly endorsed his manifesto and thanked him for this clarification, although, unfortunately the endorsement is not universal. There has been no comment, as yet, from the Vatican. I am including below the website where the actual document is published in English. It is important and, I believe, will be historical.

Random Thought 3: It is now official that Theodore McCarrick has been dismissed from the clerical state (laicized) or in secular terms “defrocked.” After he was found guilty of ‘solicitation in the Sacrament of Confession,’ sexual abuse of minors and adults, and abuse of power.