Saturday, October 30, 2010

Intercessors of the Lamb Update: Archdiocese Tells Catholics To Discontinue Reading Their Material

A commenter on my last post pointed me to a new statement by the Archdiocese of Omaha, NE, regarding the reading material sold by the Intercessors of the Lamb. After Nadine Brown released her statement telling her followers that they would continue on as a separate 501C corporation nonaffiliated with the Catholic Church, the Archdiocese has responded with a firmer notice telling all Catholics to cease reading her material and joining their intercession groups. This is welcome news to see the Archbishop putting the kibosh on this material. On the 29th the Archdiocese released the following letter to Catholics.

October 29, 2010 

To the Former Lay Companions of the Intercessors of the Lamb 

Lay companions and prayer groups of the former Intercessors of the Lamb should discontinue using all manuals, books and other materials published by the former Intercessors of the Lamb community and discontinue all discernment ministries. One of the tasks given to the Archbishop of Omaha’s trustee was to review the teachings and resources authored by Nadine Brown for theological accuracy and conformity to the teaching Magisterium of the Catholic Church. As a result of the suppression, this review has not taken place. It is therefore not possible to state that the teachings of Nadine Brown are free of doctrinal error. Moreover, lay companions should understand that the former Association of the Hermit Intercessors of the Lamb received canonical recognition in 1992 and 1998 from the Church; however, the companion group – the Intercessors of the Lamb – never received canonical recognition from the Church.

1 comment:

Diane M. Korzeniewski, OCDS said...

Three things were released late yesterday, of which that was one.

Have an overview here at the beginning of my post of those three things, with links to each of the diocesan documents as it is broken down.

Breaking: Archbp Lucas; former Intercessors address "lay companions"