Acting FBI assistant director Christopher Dunham provided the House Judiciary Committee with a 'less-redacted version' of the Latin Mass surveillance memo after the committee's chairman Rep. Jim Jordan threatened to hold FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress.
According to Rep. Jim Jordan's April 11 letter, the FBI's plan included contacting 'mainline Catholic parishes' and the local 'diocesan leadership,' as well as leadership within the SSPX in Richmond to 'develop news sources' to report on what the FBI alleges to be 'suspicious activity.'
'A preference for traditional forms of worship and holding closely to the Church’s teachings on marriage, family, human sexuality, and the dignity of the human person does not equate with extremism,' Bishop Barry Knestout wrote.
In this exclusive interview, Father Mark White explains how a simple blog discussing clerical sex abuse and the Theodore McCarrick scandal has led to an effort by Bishop Barry Knestout of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond to laicize him.
‘We Catholics just want to belong to a church that we can believe in where we don’t have to try to explain to people who say ‘It’s all just a totally corrupt organization of criminal child predators … We try to say that it’s not but we don’t have any convincing evidence.’