Communication from Fr Michael Caulfield of The Congregation Of Our Lady of Refuge and reply by the Director of DI

On 26/04/2014 17:05, Michael Caulfield wrote:

Dear Mike,

Please find attached a letter addressed to you which we would like you to post on your website. Please post the whole document or none of it at all.

Also attached is a letter that we sent to Shannonside radio back in December 2013.

Please send any future correspondence to this email address.


Michael Caulfieldpriesthood-congregation-our-lady-of-refuge


Dear Michael,

I want to acknowledge the correspondence you have sent which will be treated with respect and acted on with haste.
We will take advice from the Archbishop of Berlin who has confirmed that though Bishop Ralph may have found a way to to be ordained a bishop licitly, he is is not in communion with them and therefore not with Rome.
Furthermore, you also may have been ordained licitly, but you are in breach of canon law in that you are validly married.
You are not in union with your bishop Brendan Kelly and therefore it follows you are not in union with Rome either.
You have rightly accepted that the focus of DI is not your theological beliefs, but rather the issues of undue influence.
That you might mislead people using undue influence to believe you have a priestly vocation and lead them into a cul de sac.
In other words whether you are a priest, Ralph is a bishop is not our concern but rather that of the Catholic Church.
We will seek advice but it is not our concern.
Also the status of the document you sent us from the Berlin Court seems to be more of an injunction rather than a judgement quite a different thing. I read German and find the translation quite inadequate.

We will be publishing your response without censorship and will be examining your claims about comments found on our blog site
with regard to the claims you are making. We were willing to do so weeks ago but it has taken you a long time to get back to us.
I tried to explain to you the difference between a blog and a web site which you do not seem to be able to grasp.
Furthermore, you seem to want to breach the confidentiality of those using our blog and for us to breach their anonymity. You seem fixated
on various persons who you wish to expose. They can use any name from Anonymous to Micky Mouse if they wish.
We will not reveal anyone’s identity nor will we censor their opinions as long as they do not defame you.
We will take the opportunity to publish all the documents you have sent us and may reply to them as they contain major inaccuracies.

I also want to confirm that you still wish me to visit you next week May 3rd to discuss these issues in person.
Perhaps you could contact me to confirm this?



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