Priest EXCOMMUNICATED For Preaching About Truisms

Bishop Steven Lopes, 44, of the Ordinariate for former Anglicans in the USA excommunicated Father Vaughn Treco on April 1 for “schism.”

Treco's parish in suburban Minneapolis was closed down. A timeline of events was recently published on

The draconian measure disciplines an inspiring November 25, 2018 homily.

In this homily, Treco criticised the “spirit” of the Second Vatican Council and of the recent popes. He said that Paul VI trusted more the United Nations to bring peace than the Catholic Church.

Further, Treco observed that the recent popes coquetted with other religions. He also mentioned the decadence among priests, in religious orders and the downfall of vocations.

On December 12, Treco was summoned by Bishop Lopes and his vicar general. Treco affirmed that he does not doubt the legitimacy of the Second Vatican Council and of all recent popes including Francis.

He further demonstrated his fidelity to the Catholic Faith in several written statements provided to his bishop.

Nevertheless Treco was accused of “inciting schism” without being told how and where this would have happened.

In January, he was suspended from the priesthood. The excommunication followed without a canonical trial.

Picture: Vaughn Treco, #newsUtrdiwcixm
“Dear friends, may no adversity paralyze you. Be afraid neither of the world, nor of the future, nor of your weakness. The Lord has allowed you to live in this moment of history so that, by your faith, his name will continue to resound throughout the world.” - Pope Benedict XVI
Those who advocate for women's ordination or priests who tout the LGBTQ agenda are not reined in nor censured. likes this.
A profession of faith cannot help because that was never really the offense.
The dialogue between Treco and his bishop show his believe that the documentation of his homily would speak for itself and free him from false charges. But the new Church does not care about truth.
Mischaracterizations are their weapons of choice.
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Another exposition from God?
But pro-gay archbishops cohabitate with gay actors and life goes on without any problem.
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Vatican II is still the super dogma, the only one not to be criticized, an unforgivable sin.
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That's right, Herz. As I wrote elsewhere, the "mercy" "dialogue" "who am I to judge" business is all a rhetorical ruse intended to elevate and legitimize all manner of error. But utter one word against the revolution? Straight to the gulag.
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Something smell fishy here?
Hans Küng is still in full communion - never excommunicated.