Peter Slipper Comments: ICAB more Catholic than Rome

Meanwhile on the Internet (more specifically Facebook): Peter Slipper was trolling a Catholic post when he was stopped in his tracks-

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Being confronted with our recent article on him (which Ross had posted on the thread for all to see), detailing his past, Peter Slipper then politely bowed out (and promptly de-friended Jonathan Ross from Holy Faith Media). Why? You cannot stand on the ‘Moral High Ground’ if you have been exposed.

Slipper never imagined his secret that he inquired about being a priest in the Australian Personal Ordinariate, and three weeks after he got his rejection letter he was with the Brazilian Catholic Apostolic Church (ICAB) would be published on this blog. Like the rogue former head of ICAB-UK with his own questionable past, James Atkinson-Wake, who tried to join the Catholic clergy and when rejected started promoting Sedevacantist material, Slipper did the same:

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So what do Sedevacantists think of ICAB? Well I wrote prominent Sedevacantist ‘thought leader’ Fr Anthony Cekada (whose material James Atkinson-Wake posted) asking for a statement on the validity of ICAB Orders for publishing, and he replied:

My position on the clergy of ICAB and similar groups is that (1) their orders enjoy no presumption of validity whatsoever (and hence must be treated as invalid), due to lack of proper training of their clergy, and (2) even if one could prove the validity of their orders, it would be forbidden to approach such clergy for sacraments because they are “canonically unfit” to exercise the orders.
For an explanation, see my article:
Our shorthand term for such clergy is cucarachas — cockroaches. They seem to be everywhere, they thrive in the darkness, and they survive by feeding on scraps.
As regards the ICAB itself, the  Brazilian Catholic bishop in the twentieth century from whom it claims its orders, Duarte Costa, was a lefty, and one of its recent bishops in England was a tailor who had done jail time for fraud.
With prayers and best wishes,
Fr. Cekada

If Slipper or Atkinson-Wake knew anything about the Sedevacantist movement, they would know they are no friend of theirs. Of course Slipper himself has no formal Theological training, similar to James Atkinson-Wake, so they will post the material of others, rather than write essays themselves.

I came across a good quote about rogue bishops (or “Episcopi vagantes”):

“Episcopi vagantes summed up: ‘tossing about between Modernism, theosophy, and simple megalomania.’ Ex-clergy or clergy wannabes who think they’re better than the church and want to be clergy to get respect; clericalism.”

In both cases I would pick “clergy wannabe” and “simple megalomania”- but considering the mental health of both, neither are licitly or validly ordained.

The matter of seminarian training is one of the biggest issues facing the “Independent Catholic”and “Continuing Anglican” movements and their long term viability- I will touch on this in future articles, as I believe this helps explain some of the recent trends/movements that have gone on in more respectable circles.
There is a major shift in the landscape coming, and the ACS Blog will be at the cutting edge of coverage with some pretty unique content.

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