Thursday, June 17, 2010

El Pueblo Unido nunca sera' dividido

The "priest" who sold the convent to the terrorist-connected mosque has now written a letter to Archbishop Dolan saying that he is withdrawing his support for the sale, because he now feels that the sale would not "serve the needs of the parish". As if this Judas was even capable of recognizing the needs of his parish. Remember, this is the same man who sold the convent in secret to a Moslem organization with terrorist ties, for less than it was worth, and then called his own flock racists and bigots for objecting. Nevertheless, this is fantastic news. The Archdiocese felt the heat from an enraged people and probably leaned on Fr. Fennessy to fix the mess he made. This incident shows that we the people have power- a power most of us never exercised and never knew we had. We just have to stop being so afraid- of our neighbors, of the names that the Left will call us, of standing up and fighting for what we believe. This whole battle against the MAS is very, very encouraging. It's not over yet by a long shot, but this is the looking like it's the end of the beginning.

2 comments:

Nobody's Wife said...

Under canonical and/or religious corporation law, can a Pastor be the prime mover in selling a Church property? Archbishop Dolan asserts that the Church is not a "top-down" organization, but I doubt that a Pastor could just up and do something without prior agreement and approval from above.

Staten Pilgrim said...

That is a question that hasn't been answered. My guess is that Fr. Fennessy was the prime mover for the deal. Like in any large organization, there is freedom of action at lower levels, with oversight and approval from the top. This deal isn't finalized. It still has to be approved by the Archdiocese and the State Supreme Court, which means that Fr. Fennessy was the only one who has already signed papers, which of course were not closing papers but probably some sort of intent-to-sell contract. I imagine that he was the one who was initially contacted by the prospective buyers, and got the ball rolling with the sale to MAS. We're also told that 100% of the money would go to St. Margaret Mary parish, not the Archdiocese, which perhaps indicates that St. Margaret Mary has more legal rights over the property than the Archdiocese, and thus more say in its disposition. In my own parish, I've seen many dictatorial moves by the pastor in regard to church property, and even real estate deals, which I can't imagine the Archdiocese ever approved. I think the pastors have a degree of power and input in these matters.