"The new bishop of Tulsa told us earlier this month that he does not see a way forward for our community in the Diocese of Tulsa, Oklahoma. In a memo to Diocesan priests and staff, the bishop writes: 'After careful consideration and prayerful discernment, the Diocese of Tulsa has elected to end its affiliation with the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel's Hope, and allow the community to continue their apostolic exploration in another diocese.'That is from the newsletter of the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Israel's Hope. Okie Traditionalist broke this news before me tonight, so I highly recommend you check out his place for some more facts and links. It's really sad, as Okie Trad states, when you check out pages 5 and 6 of their newsletter. You can see people putting their money and hard work towards renovating the house for their priory, and you see the sisters' happy faces as they posed with their new van. Absolutely tragic.
"This is a great sadness to us and to many families and individuals in the Diocese of Tulsa and beyond who have worked so hard and given so much to establish our Priory and renovate the guest house that was donated to us. Yet, we are at peace..."
Unlike when Fr. Ripperger's exorcist society was suppressed, there is no available memo to print, display, or link to. Not at this time. Mother Miriam's newsletter, alone, confirms this event. This decision of the "diocese" took place in the earlier part of December.
Rumors of this impending act on the part of Bishop Konderla have swirled around me, here in Tulsa. However, rumor-fueled foreknowledge of what was to come was not enough to justify an official breaking post.
Okie Trad also has sort of known for a while what was coming down the pipeline. He tried to publicly discuss this month's dismissal. Followers of The Okie Traditionalist will be familiar with his previous attempts to warn the Tulsa community about the bishop's next move. However, when Mother Miriam, herself, discovered public discussion of the situation, apologies had to be made, and discussion had to be squelched. However, Okie Trad did ponder what would happen to the Doloran Fathers and Mother Miriam's Daughter's of Mary in early November.
The point being is this: all of the interested and vacating parties or their friends wanted everyone to hush up. "If we just keep our heads down, everything will be just fine. Things won't be so bad." This is a recipe for destruction that Traditional Catholics have been cooking ever since Vatican II. And because of this panic, the Catholic Faith has been dying with a whimper all across the West.
It was already in Bishop Konderla's heart to do this. He was going to suppress this community. He will probably do more. It should be clear now that this bishop has a certain kind of "vision" for Northeast Oklahoma that does not include groups such as this. You will not be protected simply by playing along and pretending to be a part of the "groupthink." You will be ostracized for who you are.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Being quiet and subdued got us into this post-Vatican II mess in the first place. Decade after decade, priests and laity have pretended that there has been nothing wrong with the Catholic Church. They do this in order to preserve the remaining integrity of the Church's institution--all the while, it's being eaten away right in front of them.
There is no point in hiding. If anyone in the Catholic community is shielding their Traditionalist tendencies in fear of discovery--there is no use. Will there be an opportunity for someone in the local clergy to stand up to this? I am uncertain. Will we see another career martyred in the near future? Wouldn't surprise me. Francis Church is alive and well in the Diocese of Tulsa.
DO NOT CONTACT THE CHANCERY. IT WILL DO NO GOOD. Agitating things here in my city will only accelerate the process of modernism.
Follow the saga here:
Pope Francis' New Tulsa Bishop Cancelling Traditional Exorcism Society
New Tulsa Bishop Does Away With Exorcist Society: Part 2
Exorcists Kicked Out: Part 3 -- Satan's Country
Importing Catholic Modernism from Austin, Texas
We Are Becoming Feral Sheep