You may remember that I wrote about Rev. William Freeman last month, in a post about Catholic weddings. Though I quoted extensively from his own website, and used his own words, he took issue with my conclusions, and asked for an opportunity to respond. I agreed. You can read his essay here.
I think his response speaks for itself. But I would like to make one clarification, which I mentioned to him privately in an e-mail. Rev. Freeman states, “The problem here is that the deacon’s construct is faulty. His starting point is that all things authentically ‘Catholic’ must be ‘Roman Catholic.'”
A final footnote: Rev. Freeman’s church traces its apostolic lineage to Bishop Carlos Duarte Costa of Brazil, who was excommunicated by the Catholic Church in 1945.