Why do speak such pious platitudes and then proceed to point out the failures of one individual as an indictment of the entire order? Do you also feel this way about the Church which Christ founded, since He chose the betrayer Judas as one of the Twelve, or Peter who denied Him three times?
I remember that the Institute of Christ the King are from the Lacrosse diocese (Burke's old diocese and birthplace). In addition to this, they have been hit by the abuse scandals in Wisconsin by their leader's actions ...
Then, you remember incorrectly. I would even venture that you had never heard of the Institute until you read my last post. Would that be a fair and accurate deduction?
I only ask this because the Institute is not FROM the Diocese of La Crosse. The Institute was founded by two French priests in Italy and canonically erected in the African Diocese of Mouila. From Africa and Italy the Institute spread one after the other to France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, United States, Spain, and other countries. Link
Also in this case which you cite, both then-Bishop Burke and the Institute responded quickly:
[With regards to the illegal sex games perpetrated on an unwilling teenage boy]My concern is why bring them to St. Louis? There were priest performing Latin mass in St. Louis that were diocesan priests.
Fr. Timothy Svea, it should be noted that this incident was taken care of very swiftly. I was still in La Crosse at the time and I heard something was going on with this guy. I don't remember the timeline right now, but Bishop Burke learned of Svea's behavior from the Institute and immediately suspended his faculties. The Institute acted swiftly as well and got him out and he was handed over to a prosecutor in Wood County. This all happened in a matter of months.
This could have been extraordinarily embarrassing to then-Bishop Burke [now Archbishop of St. Louis]. He had closed St. Mary's Church in Wausau and merged the parish with another one in town. It was then purchased by someone really rich who has ties to Tridentine rite supporters and Bishop Burke brought the Institute in to have them minister to those who still desired that Mass. He did this against the wishes of the majority of his presbyterate. The situation was made worse for Bishop Burke when Svea, who was serving as superior, told the Presbyteral Council that he would not, even in case of extreme need, celebrate the Novus Ordo Mass. It could have happened, then, that both the Institute and Bishop Burke would try to cover up the situation to save their skins. But to their credits, they did not do that.
--Thomas A. Szyszkiewicz
Altura, Minnesota - - Source.
Does it make a difference who celebrates Mass?
Is not the same Sacrifice made present for us?
Did you ever attend Mass at St. Agatha's?
Why do you have a concern about it?
Does it affect you in any way?
Do not those who prefer the Latin Mass deserve consideration?
Perhaps, Archbishop Burke wishes to be obedient and abide by the Holy Father's request in Ecclesia Dei where he says:...respect must everywhere be shown for the feelings of all those who are attached to the Latin liturgical tradition, by a wide and generous application of the directives already issued some time ago by the Apostolic See for the use of the Roman Missal according to the typical edition of 1962.