Once again, we have another parish in the Diocese promoting Voice of the Faithful (VOTF), a dissident organization.
St. John the Baptist (Silver Spring) has recently placed an announcement in their parish bulletin advertising the local speaking engagement of the Most. Rev. Geoffrey Robinson, the retired Auxiliary Bishop of Sidney Australia.
Although he is not speaking on parish property (thank God), it is bad enough that they are advertising this event.
What makes it worse is that the Australian Bishops have issued a public statement about a number of doctrinal problems with this book.
According to Catholic World News:
At their May meeting, the Australian bishops warn that Confronting Power calls into question "the authority of the Catholic Church to teach the truth definitively." The book reflects "Bishop Robinson’s uncertainty about the knowledge and authority of Christ himself," the bishops report.
The bishops' statement goes on to note problems with the bishop's book on "among other things, the nature of Tradition, the inspiration of the Holy Scripture, the infallibility of the Councils and the Pope, the authority of the Creeds, the nature of the ministerial priesthood and central elements of the Church’s moral teaching."
Once again, what are they thinking over at St. John’s? First it was accolades for the former Montgomery Council member Marilyn Praisner. Now, they advertise of a dissident organization event with a bishop who seems to waiver on a number of doctrinal issues. What next?