LETTERS TO & FROM THE EDITOR
I have received & written many letters over the years and I believe it would be beneficial to you if I shared some of them. You may not agree with all of the conclusions I have arrived at, but hopefully they will provide you with some "food for thought."
For privacy purposes, when necessary I have hidden the writers identity and corrected some (but not all) spelling/grammar errors (including my own).
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---Vincent T. Bemowski - Webmaster/Editor
MORAL CORRUPTION IN THE GREEN BAY DIOCESE (Allowed & approved of by Bishop David Ricken)
The following are copies of the e-mails I sent to my bishop. (To date, he has not responded to them):
----- Original Message -----
To: "Catholic Diocese of Green Bay"
From: Vincent Bemowski
(My home address, e-mail address, and phone
numbers are not shown for privacy purposes)
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 8:04 PM
Subject: Copy of: LETTER TO U.S. BISHOPS
Dec. 16, 2009
Most Reverent David L. Ricken DD, JCL
Bishop of Green Bay
You should find the important letter I sent to all U.S. Bishops to be of spiritual interest to you. Using the Green Bay Diocese as an example, the accepted scandals and immorality present in your diocese and many others are clearly defined in this letter. I would appreciate your response and comments.
It may be found at this address:
Thank you and God bless you,
Vincent Bemowski - Webmaster/Editor
----- Original Message -----
From: Vincent Bemowski
To: Catholic Diocese of Green Bay
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2009 5:51 PM
Subject: Re: Copy of: LETTER TO U.S. BISHOPS
GREEN BAY DIOCESE
To date you have not responded to my letter (e-mail) of Dec. 16, 2009 (see below copy). I need to hear from you very soon as I do not wish to contact the rest of the U.S. Bishops about this matter without first receiving your response. However, this I must do if I do not hear from you in the near future. This is the letter I will be sending them:
This is not a light matter to be ignored or easily dismissed in a few sentences. I have received Apostolate blessings from Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. My Mission also has the blessing of the late Cardinal Stickler. You should find the letter I sent to all U.S. Bishops back in 2001 to be of spiritual interest to you. This letter has been expanded & is now online. A world-wide publicity campaign is now in progress, starting with the U.S. bishops.
Using the Green Bay Diocese as an example, the accepted scandals and immorality present in this diocese and many others are clearly defined in this letter. I would appreciate your response and comments.
(Bishop Ricken of the Green Bay Diocese, who is my bishop, has already been notified, but has yet to respond to my e-mail. However, since this letter pertains to all bishops, a response is respectfully requested from each of you).
Being aware that many prayers are necessary, but also being aware that the fruit of prayer is "action," this question remains to be of grave importance to those who are spiritually concerned about the future of the Catholic Church in the USA and other parts of the world:
Which bishops have a greater love for the Lord & His Church than they do for their "brother" bishops, and are therefore willing to speak-up, take action, & change the Church & make it more pleasing to Almighty God?
As you are aware, Rulers of the Church must never forget:
"Horribly and speedily will he appear to you: for a most severe judgment shall be for them that bear rule. For to him that is little, mercy is granted: but the mighty shall be mightily tormented" (Wisdom 6:6-7).
My letter may be found at this address:
I hope to hear from you very soon, but please first read my letter.
Thank you and God bless you,
Vincent Bemowski - Webmaster/Editor, Catholic Messages USA.com
Please note: I also sent a certified LETTER to Bishop Ricken about these moral issues in case my e-mails were not passed on to him. It was to remain private, but since he has yet to respond, a copy of my letter is posted here (addresses and phone numbers have been omitted):
February 1, 2010
Most Reverend DavidL.Ricken
Bishop of Green Bay
I have tried to reach you through two e-mails (copies attached), but they either have not been passed on to you, or you have refused to address their contents. I suspect they simply have not been given to you. The other day, because I did not receive any responses from you, I suddenly remembered that Bishop Zubick told me that a number of e-mails I sent him were also not given to him. (As you are aware, you receive a notice when e-mails do not go through, and I received no such notices). I also used the web page that contained at least one of your personal e-mail addresses, and that certainly must be a working web page as I received copies of my e-mails. (Website readers: I now believe Bishop Ricken actually did receive my e-mails, but chose to ignore them).
First, let me explain a few things about myself. I will be 70 years old on February 5th. I am a member of St. Joseph's Parish in Appleton. Since childhood I have always been interested in, and defensive of the Church. I was married to Loretta Eslinger from Little Chute for almost 43 years until she died April 22, 2009. She was a "victim soul," and went through great sufferings from Huntington's Disease for the last 23 years of our marriage. A Prophecy given for us is
explained on my website in the category: "Saint" Loretta.
In 1987, as I was studying to be "Baptized in the Spirit," I received the Gift of Wisdom in miraculous way as I felt an intense, deep, and beautiful feeling across my entire chest for about 5 minutes when I meditated upon this Gift. (I believe this "sign" was given to me so that no matter whom I were to go up against, I would have confidence that I am expressing the Lord's Will in regard to the grave sins being committed within His Church). I then began a deep study of the Sacred Scriptures.
Loretta & I received Apostolic blessings Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI after they were given copies of some of my writings. The late Cardinal Stickler also gave me his blessing after reviewing some of my writings and also blessed my Mission which is to help make others more aware of the grave sins being committed within the Church.
I have posted many of my writings on my website: CATHOLIC MESSAGES USA.com and have used the Green Bay Diocese as an example of why the Lord is not pleased with His Church in many parts of the USA, and in other the nations of the West. I have previously written Bishop Banks about these moral issues and met with Bishop Zubick and corresponded with him (I had yet to post the previously mentioned writings to a website). However, they failed to understand the gravity of these issues and no changes were made in the manner in which they led our diocese.
They gave me the impression that certain "traditions" had a firm hold on their beliefs, and they were not going to go against what has been done in the past, although it certainly brought into question the degree of love they had for Christ and His Church. The respect they had for their "brother" bishops apparently far exceeded their love for Jesus, although He clearly explains that to be His "brother" you must do the "Will of My Father."
As you are aware, in order for the Church to be truly renewed, change must come from within. But since many bishops fail to see the need for change according to the Guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Church remains in a lukewarm spiritual state. They become irritated when faults are brought to their attention that reflect upon their leadership, and therefore choose to either ignore them, or carry on as if they do not exist, even though millions of souls are being affected and the Lord holds them far more accountable since they are the "rulers" of the Church.
Your Excellency is of course, rather "new' in your position as Bishop of the Green Bay Diocese, and cannot be held to the same accountability as your predecessors in regard to following certain "traditions" and refusing to address certain moral issues that I, and perhaps others have (at least in part), presented concerning the diocese of Green Bay, as well as other parts of today's Church.
I know that through one letter, many questions you may have about my intentions and Mission will not be answered, therefore if it is agreeable to you, I ask that we meet in private so that you may receive a clearer picture of
just who I am. On a personal basis, I do not wish to "broadcast" my meeting(s) with you and prefer to keep them private. I am not looking for any "glory" or seeking a following, I simply am doing what I believe is the Lord's Holy Will. Should we meet, we will know in a very short time if we are in agreement as to what changes need to be done within the diocese. However, first it would be better if you would read what I have written on my website about the Diocese of Green Bay and other dioceses in the category: "WORLDLY DIOCESE." I also realize that it will take some time before you are able to thoroughly study and address these moral issues, and therefore I do not expect a quick response.
Should we come to an agreement about how "valid" these moral issues are, I will of course change the format of that category and re-title it: RENEWED DIOCESE. However, I cannot, and will not take credit for any positive responses as they will come through the Spirit of Almighty God, and accomplished through the work of His servant, Bishop Ricken.
I, and many others who have viewed my website await your response. Thank you for your time, and I hope and pray that we become good friends and you come to fully understand my Mission. God bless you,
Web site readers: The following will apparently be the last letter I need send to Bishop Ricken. Sadly, like some bishops who hid the sexual abuse scandals, some bishops, because of their pride, now seek to hide the grave sins present within their diocese by refusing to address the clear evidence presented to them by this person and others.
However, Bishop Ricken of the Green Bay Diocese has proven himself to be far more guilty since he was directly given many examples of this immorality and chose to ignore the evidence and dismiss it for fear of exposing his, and some previous bishops lack of spirituality and leadership.
But since there are many other spiritually lukewarm souls in the the diocese of Green Bay who do not fear God and are very worldly, he will not be alone in his indifference, but will have many "friends" who will support him.
That is, until he faces the great and severe judgment he will receive from the Lord. Only then will he feel totally alone and experience great fear, but it will be too late.
April 22, 2010
Most Reverend David L. Ricken
Bishop of Green Bay
Since I have yet to receive your response to my letter of Feb. 1, 2010, I am contacting you again. Having access to your calendar on the web site of the diocese, I realize you have had, and continue to have, a very busy schedule, but as stated in my previous letter, the subjects I am writing about are of great moral importance and therefore I am asking you again for your response.
As you are aware, Our Lord is not a respecter of persons, but considers us all to be equal in His Eyes (See: Acts 10:34-35). However, thus far you have not followed His example. If you had, you would have treated this person in the same manner you treat a cardinal, another bishop, or a priest. However, you chose to treat me in an uncharitable manner, which is not worthy of your high Office in the Church. It also shows you lack moral courage and the wisdom to respond to what has been revealed to this person by the Holy Spirit.
And it shows that you refuse to listen to the Voice of Our Lord and choose to remain in a lukewarm spiritual state.
Therefore you conform to what the Lord reveals of the lukewarm. You believe that since you are the "Bishop of the Green Bay Diocese," you are therefore "above correction." But you have forgotten who made you bishop!
You declare yourself to be "wealthy," having all the necessary spiritual resources to effectively lead our diocese. You assume you are not in need of any additional spiritual advice, even if it comes from the Lord Himself! Therefore His Voice you ignore, and you refuse to open your door to Him. You refuse to dine with Him and have no need of His Counsel!
"But because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will begin to vomit thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest I am rich, and made wealthy, and have need of nothing and knowest not, that thou are wretched and miserable, and poor and blind and naked. I counsel thee to buy of me gold fire tried, that thou mayest be made rich, and mayest be clothed in white garments, and that the shame of thy nakedness may not appear, and anoint thy eyes with eye salve, that thou mayest see. Such as I love, I rebuke and chastise. Be zealous therefore, and do penance. Behold I stand at the gate and knock. If any man shall hear my voice and open to me the door, I will come to him and sup with him, and he with me" (Apocalypse 3:16-20).
It is no wonder that St. John Chrysostom stated:
"The road to Hell is paved with the skulls of bishops."
For many bishops, as well as priests, because they refuse to be corrected, are guilty of one of the deadliest of all sins. That of pride!
You refuse to address the sins I have made known to you because you cannot intelligently address them. For what I
have revealed to you, through the Spirit of Almighty God, is based upon His Word from the Sacred Scriptures, the Encyclicals of various Popes, Church documents, and the writings of great saints.
You may fool the vast majority of the souls in your care, but you do not fool the Lord, and you will face a great judgment, for you have been told of God's Will and refuse to follow It:
"And that servant who knew the will of his lord, and prepared not himself, and did not according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes" (Luke 12:47).
Have you no fear of the Lord? Do you not know you will face a far greater judgment because you are a ruler in the Church?:
"Horribly and speedily will he appear to you, for a most severe judgment shall be for them that bear rule. For to him that is little, mercy is granted, but the mighty shall be mightily tormented. For God will not except any man's person, neither will he stand in awe of any man's greatness, for he made the little and the great, and hath equally care of all. But a greater punishment is ready for the more mighty" (Wisdom 6:6-9).
Of course, you, like many others who know little of the charismatic Gift of Wisdom, may accuse this person of being "judgmental." However, should you do this, it will again reveal your lack of "knowledge of the Scriptures" (See Matthew 22:29).
For the purpose of this Gift is revealed in the Book of Wisdom:
"And who shall know thy thought, except thou give wisdom, and send thy Holy Spirit from above. And so the ways of them that are upon earth may be corrected, and men may learn the things that please thee?" (Wisdom 9:17-18).
Do you not know we have the right to judge those within the Church?:
"But now I have written to you, not to keep company, if any man that is named a brother, be a fornicator, or covetous, or a server of idols, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner, with such a one, not so much as to eat. For what have I to do to judge them that are without? Do not you judge them that are within? For them that are without, God will judge. Put away the evil one from among yourselves" (1 Corinthians 5:11-13).
Am I discussing "holiness" with a man who does not truly practice his religion, and therefore my words will not be understood?:
"Treat not with a man without religion concerning holiness, nor with an unjust man concerning justice" (Ecclesiasticus 37:12).
Your Excellency may think my words to be "harsh," but far, far harsher will be your judgment from Our Lord if you continue to ignore what has been revealed to me and refuse to act upon His Word for today's Church. You cannot have it both ways, either you are for the Lord and His Church, or you are against Him and are causing great harm to His Church by contributing to the loss of many, many souls. (See Matthew 12:30).
A lukewarm shepherd cannot be a "good shepherd." Please reconsider your actions and respond with the humility the Lord expects of you. Thank you.
Website readers: We know there are exceptions, but this statement has proven to be truthful for many within the Church:
"Don't ever correct a bishop or a priest, for contrary to what they preach from the pulpit, they will never forgive you and become a lifelong enemy."
Bishops, priests, Religious, and laypeople who are undergoing great interior sufferings and confusion will find this article very helpful:
Should you choose to write your bishop about this letter or any of these other individuals, it is always best to be respectful. Thank you.
(You may quote any portion of this letter. In addition, your prayers will help motivate them to take actions that are pleasing to God).
Directory of U.S. Bishops and Dioceses - "To find a bishop or diocese, use the page search of your browser. Ctrl-f will launch a page search in Internet Explorer (pop-up window) and Firefox (down at the bottom)." Auxiliary Bishop Morneau - Green Bay Diocese (He does not have complete authority to take action - Bishop Ricken must first approve all positive responses to this letter that involve agreement & the need for renewal). The Compass - Newspaper of the Green Bay Diocese (Editor)
Vatican Officials - Please note: The correct address for letters sent to the Holy Father is:
His Holiness, Benedict XVI
00120 Vatican City State EUROPE
(Do not write "Italy" anywhere on the envelope. If you do, your letter will go through the Italian mail service, and it is very slow. The Vatican is an independent country, and has its own mail service).
(I e-mailed as many Vatican officials as I could locate).
Where e-mail addresses were available, I have also contacted the entire theology department, teachers of religion and other studies, and administrators of a large number of Catholic Colleges & Universities in the USA, & Seminaries in the USA & other countries.
Vincent T. Bemowski - Webmaster/Editor
Note: I hope to post more letters in the future,
depending upon my available time.