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The “Rite of Installation”… For A Layperson?

August 12th, 2010, Promulgated by Dr. K

Sr. Karen Dietz SSJ, the Pastoral Administrator in charge of St. Agnes/St. Rose/St. Paul of the Cross, announces yet again that she will be formally installed by Bishop Matthew Clark on September 14th at St. Rose in Lima. In her letter to the parish, Sr. Dietz brings up a curious little item called the “Rite of Installation.” I don’t know, but the last I checked such a Rite (note the capital ‘R’) is not present in ANY of the liturgical books of the Roman Catholic Church. That means it’s a complete fabrication by Bishop Clark, Fr. Hart, and the rest of the progressive visionaries in charge of the Diocese of Rochester. They can’t ordain women, but they sure like to pretend.

Don’t forget that one can contact the Apostolic investigation into the life of women religious. I’m pretty sure that directing the pastoral care of parish(es) is not something appropriate to a religious, nor any layperson for that matter. We have a few sisters in Rochester who are de facto priestesses of parishes, and I’m sure they would like to know about it. You can e-mail them here:

or fill out a contact form here:

Link to the source.

The only way we’re ever going to get these pseudo-ordination rituals to end in Rochester is by making the Vatican aware of the problem, and writing, writing, writing some more.

Note: I will search for updated online contact info for the U.S. Apostolic Nuncio. Their Web site, which was up as recent as a few months ago, is no longer online.

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14 Responses to “The “Rite of Installation”… For A Layperson?”

  1. Yes, write, write, write. It will help insure that the next shepherd isn’t another malcontent.

    And members of the parish wouldn’t be out of line to protest it.

  2. jetscubs86 says:

    You can write all you want until your fingers are numb and falling off your hands. It’s not going to do any good. Do you know how many letters have been written to the Holy See, and nothing ever seems to get done? Bishop Clark is the “boss” of this Diocese and he knows it. Nobody can touch him. That’s why he continues to do whatever he wants, even if it’s not within the Church’s teaching. We just have to wait, wait, wait until he’s done destroying our diocese.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I think it’s time the Vatican use the “Rite of Bishop Removal”

  4. Mike says:

    The Book of Blessings has a section entitled “Order for Installation of a Pastor.” This is further divided into subsections, depending on whether or not the bishop is presiding and whether or not the installation is taking place within the context of a Mass.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Sr. Karen’s “Rite of Installation” will be adapted from material found here.

    One particular part of the order might prove problematic, however: Following his homily, the bishop introduces the new pastor to the congregation and ultimately asks him to lead his people in the profession of faith (i.e., the Nicene Creed), which he does. Then the new pastor is supposed to turn to the bishop and say,

    With firm faith I also believe everything contained in God’s Word,
    written or handed down in tradition
    and proposed by the Church,
    whether in solemn judgment or in ordinary and universal magisterium,
    as divinely revealed and calling for faith.

    I also firmly accept and hold each and every thing
    that is proposed by the Church definitively
    regarding teaching on faith and morals.

    Moreover, I adhere with religious submission of will and intellect
    to the teachings which either the Roman Pontiff
    or the college of bishops enunciate
    when they exercise the authentic magisterium
    even if they proclaim those teachings in an act
    that is not definitive.

    I somehow can’t see that part being recited as written.

  5. RochChaCha says:


    Writing to the Apostolic Nuncio and others who might be able to help is a lot better than not writing at all. It takes just one letter to influence just one person and with prayer, it might make all the difference. I’m not going to give up. I’ve already forwared my letter to the Visitation. The email for the Apostolic Nuncio got rejected, so I will have to dig a little deeper to find the correct one. Please reconsider writing a letter and if you do not decide to, please say a prayer that Rome will give us a shepperd in two years that will be true to the Catholic faith and will repair the years of damage that were done here.

  6. Choirloft says:

    I know this sounds cheap and lacking in sophistication, but I would go just to eat the food and pick up some tips on diocesan news. No way would I go to the “service”. But, hey, free food is free food. Anybody want to meet me there?

  7. SR. EMILY says:


  8. Again, the point of writing at this point isn’t to have Clark removed, would that it could, but to insure a faithful successor.

  9. My apologies of the “pointed” redundancy.

  10. Dr. K says:

    I’ll try to find an up to date address for the Nuncio.

    There was also an address at, but that site isn’t showing up anymore.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Don’t forget you can always send a quick e-mail to:

    Worth a shot, right?

  12. MichaelD says:

    Apostolic Nunciature to the USA
    3339 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W, Washington, DC, USA
    Telephone: (202)333-7121

  13. Daniel says:

    The Nuncio’s zip is 20008-3687
    Fax 202-337-4036

    Archbishop Pietro Sambi

  14. Anonymous says:

    -comment removed-

    [Moderator’s comment: I expect better behavior from an employee of one “Holy Spirit church” in San Antonio. If you’re a priest, you should be ashamed of yourself.]

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