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Rochester schism claims 1,500 members

Catholic World News - April 27, 2010

In a manifestly supportive profile of a local schismatic Catholic community, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports that Spiritus Christi Church “has about 1,500 members on the books, about 1,100 in attendance at weekend liturgies, and an incredible 700 volunteers active in one or more ministries or outreaches.” The schism is led by an “ordained” woman and by Jim Callan, who blessed homosexual unions and distributed Communion to non-Catholics when he was a priest of the Diocese of Rochester.

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  • Posted by: niall - Apr. 28, 2010 5:14 AM ET USA

    "At Spiritus,leadership begins with love"-love of whom?Not Christ,it seems-yes,he said "love one another",but the instruction that came with that was "JUST AS I HAVE LOVED YOU"-that is,not as the world loves,which at the present time does not recognise sin, but with Christ's selfless love which NEVER loved sin,but ALWAYS loved the sinner.Real love would have been to follow Christ by following His Church and by showing compassion to those who are marginalised.Love?Mr Callan wanted to be POPULAR.

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