[quote="rskempf, post:12, topic:195866"]
Our parish does not need a mission on social justice. Let me spell it out for you. In my parish, our DRE commonly led 30 or more catechists in a pagan chant declaring allegiance to the hindu god of shiva.
Our pastor routinely declares Gospel miracles, as ordinary events. Not miracles at all. Even the parting of the red sea was declared a "weather related event." The feeding of the multitudes said to be people learning to share what they already had. I could go on but you get the idea. I sit in the audience during mass and pick up every detail that is related in the homily that is unfaithful.
If this is not clear, consider this. In 2008, during an Easter season homily maybe one week after Easter Sunday, our pastor was particularly energized and declared a rebellion with our Pope. Naming Pope Benedict XVI explicitly, the pastor stated he was trying to roll back advances made since Vatican II. Our pastor declared "the spirit of vatican II" as his authority for breaking away from and denouncing our pope.
So you see, I have good reason to be skeptical of Chicago area seminaries and organizations. This is where the pastor was trained. I have seen this behavior in other parishes nearby - not all mind you.
After six years of effort, I have finally been able to stop the practice of pouring the Sacred Blood of Christ down the drain after mass. See Redemptionis Sacramentum paragraph 107 for a reference.
You can defend the CTU if you wish. I am patiently waiting to see some "good fruit."
To be totally honest I'm really not buying much of this anymore, as it's starting to look more like a rant than anything else.