#386 NOV 2014 CHURCH UNITY CHALLENGE ... ONE CHURCH

 Joseph Bonchonsky  (jpbonchonsky@gmail.com)
AMERICAN BYZANTINE CATHOLIC RESEARCH CENTER 1334 RAMONA DRIVE, MOUNT SHASTA CA 96067 #386 NOV 2014 CHURCH UNITY CHALLENGE ... ONE CHURCH CHURCH UNITY CHALLENGE ... ONE CHURCH The third millennium finds the Roman Catholic Church to be known as the One Church in most all media of the West. Truly, the Roman Catholic media should know better but when Catholic official documents imply the same mistake of identification, there is an excuse. Church Unity, especially with the East, will require the correct nomenclature, that is, the Roman Catholic Church is One of the Apostolic Particular Churches of which there are twenty-two. In the East, Orthodox and Catholic, there are many Apostolic Particular Churches of which some were found when the East and West were One, and named the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. The West, at one time, consisted of many Apostolic Particular Churches until all but one were eliminated, including regional (particular) ritual Churches in Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Britain, etc. Now that the Roman Catholic Church separated from the East and centralized into Rome, they assumed an interpretation as the One Church. We, of the East, are fully knowledgeable and follow that Our Lord instructed Twelve Apostles that resulted in many Apostolic Particular Churches of which Peter found an Apostolic Particular Church, the Roman Catholic Church. It is human to attempt to be “closer to God” but not to change His Instructions in the millennia-long process. After the Roman Catholic Church separated from the East and the Protestant Reformation evolved from within, the statistical percentage of the Catholic Church decreased measurably. The most injurious damage by the Romans was to mandate celibacy resulting in an unbelievable shortage of priests worldwide. Today, the highly visible dedication of the celibate priests to the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy, especially in Rome, continues to mislead the Roman Church Leadership to place their man made celibate priestly status far above the Lord’s instructions to make disciples of all nations. The decline in missions due to the priest shortage deepens the mistake of a man made mandate of priestly celibacy. Presently, not only the missions but the hometown parishes suffer greatly from the priest shortage. When Our Lord instructed the Twelve Apostles to go forth and teach, education of the world was intended, and peace, worldwide, to be found. Today, we continue in constant war, worldwide, and the bishops of those warring countries often request direct supportive action from Rome. The One Church’s greatest army should be an unlimited number of priests to educate all. And our Roman Church Leaders have taken the solution “off the table.” The magnificence of celibacy has blinded our Roman hierarchy. Statistically, here at the ABCRC, we have calculated the minimal number of priests required to staff parishes worldwide at 8,161,211 priests and presently we number 413,4 18 priests down from 432,247 just 50 years ago. And, the priest shortage solution is still off the table! Presently (and historically), there is proof for a married clergy. There is a papal- approved (Pope St. John Paul II, 1990) canon in the Catholic Church for married priests, and Rome continues to respond to the dioceses that are suffering terrorism, “we shall pray for you.” Pray for Rome! Education is the solution as Our Lord instructed the Twelve Apostles to go forth and teach all. Our Roman bishops demand obedience of silence on the teaching solution. The ten Postulators for the Pontifical Council for Church Unity provide us with an opportunity to begin to solve the priest shortage problem. Becoming aware of the Apostolic Particular Churches of the East that have solved their priest shortage status will become a major critical requirement for Church Unity. To the Orthodox, we Eastern Catholics, especially in the Americas, pray for your efforts in seeking Church Unity not only because Our Lord found One Church of Twelve Apostles but because you have been stalwarts in following His Instructions. God Bless You! The difficulty of the task is that Rome for 875 years (1139-2014) has demanded adherence to the man made mandate of celibacy and they glory in their interpretation of personal sacrifice amongst celibates. To the Roman hierarchy, come to your Roman parishes in Siskiyou County, Northern California and observe the stressed priests who serve two or three parishes. Or contact the bishops of Honduras with one priest for 14,993 faithful in your predominantly Roman Catholic country which has youth escaping to avoid the ills of that country. Most importantly, read the charter of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches and compare their planned mission with their actual wrongful activities to my Apostolic Particular Church in America. We are the One Church that at one time consisted of many Sui iuris Apostolic Particular Churches, but today, in practice, we are not. The Church Leaders of the West have been mesmerized into their Church, the Apostolic Particular Roman Catholic Church as the One Church, and that is opposite to Our Lord’s instructions to the Twelve Apostles whom He instructed to be the foundation of the One Church guided by Peter, the Rock, keystone, the Patriarch of the West, the Pope. We, of the East, pray for the Congregation of the Oriental Churches to begin to fulfill their mission as written in their Profile. However, we of the East are realists and are aware that after 152 years (1862-2014) of being led many times by Roman Cardinals, the Congregation of the Oriental Churches has badly failed her mission. It is strongly suggested that the Congregation be composed of the representatives of the Eastern Churches to properly advise Peter that he is also titled Servant of the Servants of whom we in the East have been most obedient. Church Unity with the Orthodox is a high priority of ours in the Catholic East and while the ten postulators are Roman Catholic, we pray for their increase in wisdom. GOD IS WITH US GO WITH GOD Joseph P. Bonchonsky

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AMERICAN BYZANTINE CATHOLIC RESEARCH CENTER

1334 RAMONA DRIVE, MOUNT SHASTA CA 96067

#386 NOV 2014 CHURCH UNITY CHALLENGE ... ONE CHURCH

CHURCH UNITY CHALLENGE ... ONE CHURCH

The third millennium finds the Roman Catholic Church to be known as the One

Church in most all media of the West. Truly, the Roman Catholic media should

know better but when Catholic official documents imply the same mistake of

identification, there is an excuse. Church Unity, especially with the East, will

require the correct nomenclature, that is, the Roman Catholic Church is One of

the Apostolic Particular Churches of which there are twenty-two. In the East,

Orthodox and Catholic, there are many Apostolic Particular Churches of which

some were found when the East and West were One, and named the One, Holy,

Catholic, and Apostolic Church.

The West, at one time, consisted of many Apostolic Particular Churches until

all but one were eliminated, including regional (particular) ritual Churches

in Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Britain, etc. Now that the Roman Catholic

Church separated from the East and centralized into Rome, they assumed an

interpretation as the One Church. We, of the East, are fully knowledgeable and

follow that Our Lord instructed Twelve Apostles that resulted in many Apostolic

Particular Churches of which Peter found an Apostolic Particular Church, the

Roman Catholic Church. It is human to attempt to be “closer to God” but not to

change His Instructions in the millennia-long process.

After the Roman Catholic Church separated from the East and the Protestant

Reformation evolved from within, the statistical percentage of the Catholic

Church decreased measurably. The most injurious damage by the Romans was

to mandate celibacy resulting in an unbelievable shortage of priests worldwide.

Today, the highly visible dedication of the celibate priests to the Roman Catholic

Church hierarchy, especially in Rome, continues to mislead the Roman Church

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Leadership to place their man made celibate priestly status far above the Lord’s

instructions to make disciples of all nations. The decline in missions due to the

priest shortage deepens the mistake of a man made mandate of priestly celibacy.

Presently, not only the missions but the hometown parishes suffer greatly from

the priest shortage. When Our Lord instructed the Twelve Apostles to go forth

and teach, education of the world was intended, and peace, worldwide, to be

found.

Today, we continue in constant war, worldwide, and the bishops of those warring

countries often request direct supportive action from Rome. The One Church’s

greatest army should be an unlimited number of priests to educate all. And our

Roman Church Leaders have taken the solution “off the table.” The magnificence

of celibacy has blinded our Roman hierarchy. Statistically, here at the ABCRC,

we have calculated the minimal number of priests required to staff parishes

worldwide at 8,161,211 priests and presently we number 413,4 18 priests down

from 432,247 just 50 years ago. And, the priest shortage solution is still off the

table!

Presently (and historically), there is proof for a married clergy. There is a papal-approved (Pope St. John Paul II, 1990) canon in the Catholic Church for married

priests, and Rome continues to respond to the dioceses that are suffering

terrorism, “we shall pray for you.” Pray for Rome! Education is the solution as Our

Lord instructed the Twelve Apostles to go forth and teach all. Our Roman bishops

demand obedience of silence on the teaching solution.

The ten Postulators for the Pontifical Council for Church Unity provide us with

an opportunity to begin to solve the priest shortage problem. Becoming aware

of the Apostolic Particular Churches of the East that have solved their priest

shortage status will become a major critical requirement for Church Unity. To the

Orthodox, we Eastern Catholics, especially in the Americas, pray for your efforts

in seeking Church Unity not only because Our Lord found One Church of Twelve

Apostles but because you have been stalwarts in following His Instructions. God

Bless You!

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The difficulty of the task is that Rome for 875 years (1139-2014) has demanded

adherence to the man made mandate of celibacy and they glory in their

interpretation of personal sacrifice amongst celibates. To the Roman hierarchy,

come to your Roman parishes in Siskiyou County, Northern California and observe

the stressed priests who serve two or three parishes. Or contact the bishops

of Honduras with one priest for 14,993 faithful in your predominantly Roman

Catholic country which has youth escaping to avoid the ills of that country.

Most importantly, read the charter of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches

and compare their planned mission with their actual wrongful activities to my

Apostolic Particular Church in America.

We are the One Church that at one time consisted of many Sui iuris Apostolic

Particular Churches, but today, in practice, we are not. The Church Leaders of the

West have been mesmerized into their Church, the Apostolic Particular Roman

Catholic Church as the One Church, and that is opposite to Our Lord’s instructions

to the Twelve Apostles whom He instructed to be the foundation of the One

Church guided by Peter, the Rock, keystone, the Patriarch of the West, the Pope.

We, of the East, pray for the Congregation of the Oriental Churches to begin

to fulfill their mission as written in their Profile. However, we of the East are

realists and are aware that after 152 years (1862-2014) of being led many times

by Roman Cardinals, the Congregation of the Oriental Churches has badly failed

her mission. It is strongly suggested that the Congregation be composed of the

representatives of the Eastern Churches to properly advise Peter that he is also

titled Servant of the Servants of whom we in the East have been most obedient.

Church Unity with the Orthodox is a high priority of ours in the Catholic East

and while the ten postulators are Roman Catholic, we pray for their increase in

wisdom.

GOD IS WITH US GO WITH GOD

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Joseph Bonchonsky,
Nov 24, 2014, 11:44 AM
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