Monday 2 December 2013

The tragedy of Salt and Light and the court case against the Fountain of Love and Life

Most readers of this blog are aware of the deeply disturbing interview that the Salt and Light CEO, Fr. Thomas Rosica, conducted with ex-priest, Gregory Baum. It was my contention then, and even more so today, that Salt and Light is damaged goods with Fr. Rosica at the helm. Fr. Rosica never explained his strange interview; references of it being spirited off his somewhat panegyric Wikipedia entry. 

Now, we hear -with great sadness - that Salt and Light is suing a group of Catholics, the Fountain of Love and Life. It is ironic that this wonderful group of Catholics, who have suffered so much for the Faith under evil despots in Red China, should have to undergo such a trial here in Canada. Yet, apparently, such is the case. For full details of this developing tragedy, please visit Vox Cantoris. To tweet about it, to carry such sordid details on one's blog, as evidently S + L does, is highly disturbing. We may expect such behaviour from those in the business world to sue and countersue and niggle over ownership of this or that - but for Catholics? Is such behaviour becoming? Is such behaviour Christian? 

Sacred Scripture advises us to reconcile with our brother before approaching the Altar of God..... why can not this be done? 

Catholics should consider writing to Thomas Cardinal Collins (please do not be put off, if, and when you receive a reply from a member of the laity: be persistent! It is your right to have access to your bishop), in whose archdiocese the S + L head office is situated. 

I also urge concerned readers to write to Fr. Rosica's order, the Basilian Fathers, whose contact information is available at this link.

His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins

1155 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario, M4T 1W2
Telephone: (416) 934-0606, ext. 609
Fax: (416) 934-3452


Freyr said...

You might want to visit the Salt + Light website and get a look at the board of directors. These are the men who have direct authority over this and may respond to concern over the lawsuit.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your sympathy. The name is Fountain of Love and Life.

Unknown said...

It's sad to see a catholic organization being persecuted by its own catholic. Why can't S & L accept another voice to spread the good news of God? You both are doing same evangelization. There are over 400,000 Chinese in Ontario, but catholic is only less than 20%.

"The harvest is rich, but the workers are few. So you must ask the Lord of the harvest to send workers to his harvest. Luke 10:2

If S & L wants to gain their trust and respect from Chinese catholic, please release the Fountain of Love and Life.

vistasummit said...

Our Church has suffered from numerous lawsuits initiated by external parties. I am extremely saddened by one which originates from within the Church. This is completely pathetic and unnecessary.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who can give an update on what's happening now re this lawsuit?