Dear Brother Michael Dimond:
I have been reading material your Monastery has sent to me and am beginning for the first time to realize what has happened to the Catholic Church. Thank you for the material.
I read today on your web-site about EWTN and I spent one year in Hanceville in search of a Valid Mass. I was horrified at the way the Shrine was run by the Deacon Steltemeier and the sister of the nun who replaced Mother Angelica. They are not true cloistered nuns and the Deacon is chasing well intentioned nuns out of the Monastery who retired there mistakenly for the Mass. The Deacon chased an elderly man who spent all day in adoration because God forbid, he was accused of evangilizing pilgrims. I needed to vent to someone about this and you appear the only person in the world who is interested enough in the Catholic Faith to put things on the table.
The most interesting thing about your writings is that no one wants to discuss the facts. Thank you for your efforts!
Yours in Christ,
Richard A. Brennan
Thanks for your e-mail. It’s so very true that so few people want to face the facts, as you say – facts that are readily available for those who want them. Just consider, for instance, some of the heresies that we’ve covered in the last few weeks from Benedict XVI. He utters a major heresy almost weekly. A few weeks ago it was an inter-religious service with Jews, then one in a Lutheran church where indicated that heretics and schismatics have salvation and are part of the Church, then two major heresies on religious liberty. Those who are interested in seeing the truth can figure out what’s going on if they really want to. The problem is that they don’t want to face the facts, as you say.
You don’t seem to be aware, however, that that the New Mass isn’t valid due to the change in the form of consecration – “many” to “all.” (Please see the articles on our site or the DVD which cover this.) It’s very important for you to familiarize yourself with this issue. Since the New Mass isn’t valid, one cannot participate in Novus Ordo “adoration” since Our Lord is not present there.