There are times when something can be too complex for its own good. The situation with Bishop Ambrose is such a case.
Because of the many voices online and around the world, Father Pfeiffer had a discussion with the seminarians. I attended this discussion, and recorded it.
I hope to post it soon.
It seems that Ambrose contacted Father first. Pablo did not find this Bishop, as some have said.
Father mentioned a few reasons for their acceptance of Bishop Ambrose's ordination and consecration: paperwork, photos and eyewitnesses. This investigation has gone on for five months before Ambrose was allowed to say Mass in Kentucky.
He was allowed to say Mass because they accepted the evidence to show he was a priest and a Bishop.
Father answered questions from the seminarians as well, and all this is on my recording, which I would like to share with all soon. Upload speeds aren't exactly the greatest out here in the middle of nowhere, and since it was recorded as an audio file, I'll have to convert it first before putting it on YouTube, unless someone has a better idea for distribution of the recording.
Father will release a statement soon, regarding this matter. I suppose it is better late than never, as silence is not always the best policy.
It is a complex situation, one which could have been handled better, in many ways. I hope that all will work out for God's greater glory, whatever that outcome might be.
And in case you were wondering, the seminarians had deli style sandwiches for lunch, and from scratch Potato Cheese soup for dinner. Tomorrow is Lasagna, as we continue our thirty days in the seminary kitchen...
It's the pits.