The following was received today from "Concern lot of students at University of Sydney & UTS"
Sent: Tuesday, 20 March 2007 4:53 PM
Subject: Church Mouse: An Open Letter of Support
Dear friends at St. Vincent’s Redfern,
We have been observing and keeping our watch on all that is happening at your church, many of us had in different times visited the church and participated in some of the liturgies and fellowship alongside the common people of your community.
In all those events, we have not met any of the Pastors as they are not present or available; in all- it showed tremendous amount of lack in engagement with the wider church community and a conscious act of negligent pastorally and theologically, which is grave and unacceptable.
We have found that much that is happening to your community there appalling, abusive, and inhumane and violates much good human values, let alone Christian (or Catholic) teachings. We will continue to be a witness to what that is happening to your community there and be assured of our public witness and support.
We are a diverse group of people from many walks of life and we want to extend our solidarity with you over this situation of abuses post by this very new Religious group that have invasively, divisively and disruptively taken possession of your space as well as your sense of community.
If these conflicts persists and worsen and the Catholic Hierarchy do not respond promptly to take actions or to remove this religious group from the Archdiocese of Sydney , we will not hesitate to take very prompt, public and severe actions through our structural and network support to further advance (the very beloved and popular Catholic of Sydney) the late Rev. Ted Kennedy’s vision and to expose further light into the ways of the Neocatechumenal group that are abusive and unchristian in their conducts in Redfern under the good cover of Christianity and Catholicism , in which will outrage many and create a general public outcry in due to Rev. Ted Kennedy’s following in Sydney and indeed all over.
We join you all in all your good works and perseverance to support the Poor and needy at St. Vincent’s Church which has become an icon for Human Rights struggles for Justice, Peace and Compassion, a sacred sanctuary of genuine human communion and fellowship, indeed a house of God (goodness) in all theological and theoretical terms.