Where to start? I was going to post that someone had poked a stick into the beehive of schism over at the former St. Stanislaus Parish, because I noticed that there were several page views of my interview with Roger Krasnicki, former advisor to the St. Stan’s Board of Directors, within the last couple of days. For a while though, I couldn’t locate the source of the increased interest. But now I can at last identify the cause.
It seems Bozek himself has decided to give some publicity to Saint Louis Catholic.
The email below is allegedly from Bozek; its sender line reads as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org. I have omitted the recipient tags. And, assuming it is who it appears, the writer urges people to spread its contents to others. So, in order to to oblige him, here it is:
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 15:12:57 -0500
It has come to my attention that Mr. Krascnicki, former legal advisor to St. Stanislaus’ Board, gave an interesting interview to “Saint Louis Catholic” (right wing ultra-conservative online blog). After the last “emergency BOD meeting” the issue is clearly water under bridge, but this interview is still an eye opener, everybody who still has any doubts about Mr. Krasnicki’s values and allegiances needs to read it. Naturally, he does not have any problems with telling lies but interestingly enough he also reveals the spectrum of his behind the scenes speculations and efforts to destroy my good name and to destroy the well being of our great Parish. Please read it and let others know of this text. Please, do not hesitate to contact him (here he gives out Krasnicki’s email and phone number!) or talk to him when he comes to the Polish Heritage Center every Sunday after the 9:00 a.m. Mass.
Here it is: http://stlouiscatholic.blogspot.com/2008/03/saint-louis-catholic-interview-with.html
Once again, thank you for standing behind and with me. May the Risen Lord continue to guide us! Peace,
Wow, you have to hand it to Bozek. It is difficult to suppress one’s irony reflex so well.
A few observations:
1. I can’t tell if the charge that this is a “right wing, ultra-conservative online blog” is supposed to be a warning, a compliment, or an insult. Or maybe all three at once? And is it true? Are the teachings of Catholicism so difficult to accept that they appear right wing and ultraconservative? Hmmm….
2. For an issue that is “clearly water under bridge”, the writer certainly does not hesitate to cause problems for his opponent in the matter, to state that Krasnicki has no problems with “telling lies”, and to give out his contact information. He urges people to spread the contents of his email and to contact the former advisor to the Board. This is a person who was ordained a Catholic priest, mind you.
3. I suppose it is a good sign that Bozek is at last worried about his good name. Perhaps it will spur him to repentance and reconciliation with Christ’s Holy Church. You see, Fr. Bozek has already been declared excommunicated for the canonical crime of schism, and has been found guilty of other delicts, including simony, by His Grace, Archbishop Burke.
not, and fama
Infamy is loss of a good name
. When this has been brought about by regular legal process, terminating in a conviction in a court of justice
, no injury is done to the criminal by publishing the fact. The same thing can be said when the scandalous
repute in which a person
is held is matter of common knowledge
. The canon law seems to require a pre
-existing public opinion against an individual
before the investigation in a judicial inquiry can be narrowed to any particular person
. Infamy in the canonical sense is defined as the privation or lessening of one’s good name as the result of the bad rating which he has, even among prudent
men. It constitutes an irregularity
, i.e. a canonical impediment
which prevents one being ordained
or exercising such orders
as he may have already received.
It is twofold in species, infamy of law (infamia juris) and infamy of fact (infamia facti).
Infamy of law
is contracted in one of three ways. Either the law
itself attaches this juridical ineligibility and incapacity to the commission of certain crimes, or makes it contingent
upon the decision of a judge, or finally connects it with the penalty imposed by him. This kind of infamy is incurred chiefly by those guilty of duelling
(whether as principals or seconds), rape (as likewise those who co-operate in it), attempt to marry during the lifetime of the actual consort, heresy
, real simony
, etc. Infamy of law
may be removed either by canonical purging or by application to the Holy See
Infamy of fact is the result of a widespread opinion, by which the community attributes some unusually serious delinquency
, such as adultery
or the like, to a person
. This is more of an unfitness than an irregularity
properly so called, unless sentence
in court has been pronounced. It ceases therefore when one has shown by a change of life extending over a period of two or probably three years that his repentance is sincere.