Former Oecta presidemt doesnt believe that the local bishop has control over the use of word “Catholic” for the faithful in his diocese. That is why Ryan supports natcath reporter ignoring the bishop of diocese where NCR HQ is located.
He also obviously believes OECTA can ignore the Toronto archbishop if (when?) He tells oecta to remove “catholic” from their title. CRAZY!!!!
Pray for the souls of #OECTA teachers marching in Pride today, in disobedience to Cardinal Collins
Can. 216 Since they participate in the mission of the Church, all the Christian faithful have the right to promote or sustain apostolic action even by their own undertakings, according to their own state and condition. Nevertheless, no undertaking is to claim the name Catholic without the consent of competent ecclesiastical authority.
We comsulted with an eastern catholic priest amd canon lawyer.
The eastern canon law is this
Canon 19 – All the Christian faithful, since they participate in the mission of the Church, have the right to promote or to sustain apostolic action by their own undertakings in accord with each one’s state and condition; however, no undertaking shall assume the name “Catholic” unless the consent of competent ecclesiastical authority is given.