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Sword of the Spirit Policy Notebook 0001

Sword of the Spirit Policy Notebook 0001

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^^^Access all Bluaquarius Documents at http://www.scribd.com/BluAquarius/documents^** This document came to me from Tom Yoder of Ann Arbor Michigan. Tom in turn had received it from Ralph Martin, a leader of the Word of God branch of the Sword of the Spirit. There is -and never has been- any copyright attached to the document. I therefore am placing it in the public domain.

The original document is in the printed area. I added comments to this document the first time I reviewed it. Those comments have not been altered and remain as they were from 1991.

To me, this is the most significant document to emerge from the Pastoral Visitation of Bishop Albert Ottenweller into the Sword of the Spirit Community, Servants of Christ the King of Steubenville, OH.

MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL COMMUNITY NEVER SAW THIS DOCUMENT. THEY DID NOT KNOW OF IT'S EXISTENCE. PEOPLE MADE DECISIONS TO LEAVE FAMILY, JOBS, PARISHES, HOMES TO MOVE TO SERVANTS OF CHRIST THE KING BUT WERE NEVER SHOWN THIS DOCUMENT AS PART OF THEIR DECISION MAKING PROCESS.

Yet Catholic Priest Fr Michael Scanlan TOR (Senior Head Coordinator of the Servants of Christ the King and Harvard educated President of Franciscan University of Steubenville) knew of this document along with the rest of the Coordinators in Steubenville. Fr. Scanlan not only knew of it but probably contributed to it as a Council Member of the Sword of the Spirit during this period.

How could a Roman Catholic Priest, President of the most "catholic" University in the United States and pastor to Catholic Men, Women, Children and Families endorse the statement "The married couple should accept and live the order for family life based on the interpretation of scripture followed in the Sword of the Spirit." Forgive me, but I was always under the impression that the Magesterium of the Catholic Church should be the primary interpreter of scripture for Catholic understanding (or, as designated by the Church, our Local Ordinary (Bishop Ottenweller) would fulfill that role.)

So, unbeknown to Catholics seeking a genuine community experience, who uprooted their wives, children and jobs to find it, who moved hundreds of miles away from extended family and friends, who left parishes where they were active and contributing, who often took lower paying jobs in Steubenville; these people NEVER KNEW they were actually being formed NOT by Catholic thought and it's rich history of community making, but by an aberrant, non-denominational group from outside the Church with secret documents no general member knew about.

This -to me- is the true "crime" of Steubenville: the LIE that we were a truly Catholic Community. We were DISGUISED to look as such, but the reality was much more secretive and sinister. And then to decieve and uproot loyal, trusting catholics from their homes and parishes and trick them into coming here under the false pretense that we were "catholic." In retrospect, we were a "venus fly trap" community, not a Christian Community.

This document was the "secret."
^^^Access all Bluaquarius Documents at http://www.scribd.com/BluAquarius/documents^** This document came to me from Tom Yoder of Ann Arbor Michigan. Tom in turn had received it from Ralph Martin, a leader of the Word of God branch of the Sword of the Spirit. There is -and never has been- any copyright attached to the document. I therefore am placing it in the public domain.

The original document is in the printed area. I added comments to this document the first time I reviewed it. Those comments have not been altered and remain as they were from 1991.

To me, this is the most significant document to emerge from the Pastoral Visitation of Bishop Albert Ottenweller into the Sword of the Spirit Community, Servants of Christ the King of Steubenville, OH.

MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL COMMUNITY NEVER SAW THIS DOCUMENT. THEY DID NOT KNOW OF IT'S EXISTENCE. PEOPLE MADE DECISIONS TO LEAVE FAMILY, JOBS, PARISHES, HOMES TO MOVE TO SERVANTS OF CHRIST THE KING BUT WERE NEVER SHOWN THIS DOCUMENT AS PART OF THEIR DECISION MAKING PROCESS.

Yet Catholic Priest Fr Michael Scanlan TOR (Senior Head Coordinator of the Servants of Christ the King and Harvard educated President of Franciscan University of Steubenville) knew of this document along with the rest of the Coordinators in Steubenville. Fr. Scanlan not only knew of it but probably contributed to it as a Council Member of the Sword of the Spirit during this period.

How could a Roman Catholic Priest, President of the most "catholic" University in the United States and pastor to Catholic Men, Women, Children and Families endorse the statement "The married couple should accept and live the order for family life based on the interpretation of scripture followed in the Sword of the Spirit." Forgive me, but I was always under the impression that the Magesterium of the Catholic Church should be the primary interpreter of scripture for Catholic understanding (or, as designated by the Church, our Local Ordinary (Bishop Ottenweller) would fulfill that role.)

So, unbeknown to Catholics seeking a genuine community experience, who uprooted their wives, children and jobs to find it, who moved hundreds of miles away from extended family and friends, who left parishes where they were active and contributing, who often took lower paying jobs in Steubenville; these people NEVER KNEW they were actually being formed NOT by Catholic thought and it's rich history of community making, but by an aberrant, non-denominational group from outside the Church with secret documents no general member knew about.

This -to me- is the true "crime" of Steubenville: the LIE that we were a truly Catholic Community. We were DISGUISED to look as such, but the reality was much more secretive and sinister. And then to decieve and uproot loyal, trusting catholics from their homes and parishes and trick them into coming here under the false pretense that we were "catholic." In retrospect, we were a "venus fly trap" community, not a Christian Community.

This document was the "secret."

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Published by: John Flaherty on Aug 27, 2009
Copyright:Public Domain

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