DUBIETY OF ORDINATION CONFERRED WITH ONE HAND

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Pistrina's complete rebuttal/refuation of Anthony Cekada's "The Validity of Ordination Conferred with One Hand" can be found by clicking on the title below:


A Spanish translation of the above document is available here. The same document is available here in PDF format.

The letter signed by the nine priests categorically affirming a 1976 one-handed ordination may be found by clicking here: September 1990 letter; and "One Hand's" reply may be found here: October 5, 1990, reply.

And for new eyewitness testimony to the fact that a one-handed ordination took place on June 29, 1976, click here for the post "Anniversary Special."

3 comments:

  1. I am not one in the Dolan camp but I've searched in vain for a reference to this historical fact on this website. Pope St. Leo the Great went from deacon to bishop without ever being a priest. In fact the Roman practice was often to appoint deacons to bishops just to get rid of the deacon. Archdeacons held the purse strings and so "promoveatur ut amoveatur" was invented. I discovered this fact by "Googling the Leo the Great story" and found a cross-related article of the Great Nephew of English poet William Wordsworth. John Wordsworth was Anglican Bishop of Salisbury and he wrote this piece in 1909 on per saltum ordinations: http://anglicanhistory.org/england/jwords/saltum.html

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    1. 9:47

      We did not discuss individual historical cases, but in section XXII, pp. 23-25, we presented the opinions of theologians on the question of whether the episcopacy itself is sufficient.

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  2. I didn't realize Sanborn was one of the signees of the Kelly letter.

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