When Michael Jack "Gorgeous" Byrne and Sean "King Puck" Jones are being ordained in the near future the ordaining bishop will ask the following question during the ceremony and before ordaining them:
Presentation of the Candidate
When the candidate is in his place before the bishop, the priest designated by the bishop says:
Most Reverend Father, holy mother Church asks you to ordain this man, our brother, for service as priest.
The bishop says: Do you judge him to be worthy?
He answers: After inquiry among the people of Christ and upon recommendation of those concerned with his training, I testify that he has been found worthy.
Election by the Bishop and Consent of the People
13. Bishop: We rely on the help of the Lord God and our Savior Jesus Christ, and we choose this man, our brother, for priesthood in the presbyteral order.
All present say: Thanks be to God.
WHO WILL THE BYRNE / JONES PRIEST BE?
If Gorgeous is ordained in The Irish College in Rome the priest answering the bishop (probably Diarmuid) will probably be the rector of the Irish College - Monsignor O'Carroll, a Dublin priest and a favourite of Diarmuid's.
If ordained in Dublin's Pro Cathedral the priest will be the administrator of the Pro Cathedral - a friend of Gorgeous', a priest from Archbishop's House or one of the Maynooth / Irish College staff.
If King Puck is ordained in Kerry the priest could be Fanny Mullaney of Maynooth or a priest of Kerry.
"AFTER ENQUIRY AMONG THE PEOPLE OF GOD"
The People of God are the people of the Archdiocese of Dublin / Diocese of Kerry, the people of Ireland, the people of Maynooth and indeed the readers of this Blog.
Which of those people will have received an enquiry from anyone as to whether or not Michael Byrne or Sean Jones are WORTHY of being ordained a priest?
The only ones whose "opinions" may have been asked would be Mullaney, Collins and Prior of Maynooth and O'Carroll and his fellow staff of the Irish College.
The PEOPLE OF GOD will have NO INPUT into the decision to ordain / not ordain.
This so called ENQUIRY will be a complete and total charade.
We are even told that the Seminary Council at Maynooth once told Diarmuid Martin that Gorgeous was not suitable and Diarmuid over ruled them and told them to take him back.
"WE RELY ON THE HELP OF THE LORD GOD AND OUR SAVIOUS JESUS CHRIST AND WE CHOOSE THIS MAN, OUR BROTHER, FOR THE PRESBYTERAL ORDER".
Has anyone - archbishop, bishop, monsignor, priest etc actually sat in front of the Blessed Sacrament and said to Jesus: "Jesus, should I ordain N..... Please guide me"?
I seriously doubt it.
So, instead of the people responding: "THANKS BE TO GOD" maybe they should be responding:
"OH! MY GOD"!
You see the RC Church (and other churches" have departed from the tradition of the Apostolic and early Christian Church where a man was put forward for ministry by the agreement and consent of the whole gathered church - the TRUE PEOPLE OF GOD.
The Catholic Church has become a HIERARCHY and a CLERICAL CLUB and the whole raison d'etre of that hierarchy and clerical club is the preservation and furtherance of the hierarchy and club.
The so called PEOPLE OF GOD are called upon to:
The CHURCH TAIL is now firmly wagging the CHURCH DOG!
The episcopate / priesthood is now an ecclesiastical mafia. The "dons" decide who can join, who can do well, who has to go etc.
The People of God are merely a paying audience who watch the main characters play out the comedies, tragedies, dramas, horrors and love stories on the stage which is raised above audience level.
The shepherds are wolves in sheep's clothing inviting new wolves into the pack to go and ravish the sheep.
The shepherd are not true shepherds after the mind of Christ.
They are false shepherds entering by the back door!
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And we are being asked to view future ordinations as the WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT" and the sending of WORKERS INTO THE LORD'S VINEYARD.
As my deceased father used to say:
"Pull the other one. There's bells on it"!