Bishop Roman Danylak - Titular Bishop of Nyssa; Apostolic Adm. (Emeritus) Eparchy of Toronto; Canon of St. Mary Major Basilica (Rome) • October 2, 2007
Bishop Roman Danylak
Titular Bishop of Nyssa
Apostolic Adm. (Emeritus) Eparchy of Toronto,
Canon of St. Mary Major Basilica (Rome)
Letter of Approbation
What reason could there be to involve the Angelic Doctor in the issues of Holy Love, if it be true, as the supporters of this Mission and Maureen Sweeney-Kyle claim?
As I carefully perused the sixty-some pages of the messages or responses given by St. Thomas Aquinas, to the Mission of Holy Love, the Divine Will and the Chambers of the United Hearts of Holy Love and Divine Love, I was overwhelmed by the simplicity and profundity of the answers that St. Thomas gave in his pithy responses over a period of six years, as he expounded in masterly fashion the profound truths of our faith. They surpass the capacities of Maureen and the group of people working with her, and of most theologians. They manifest the profound insights of the author of the Summa Theologiae. But the question still remains, why would the Divine Master and Teacher, why would the Queen of Heaven, relegate to this Doctor of the Faith, the task of expounding these fundamentals of sublime truths? And the answer is threefold.
Heaven so willed it. Willed to choose to send this master theologian, whom the Church acknowledges as the common Doctor of Faith and Doctrine.
In another context, as I read the message that our Lord Jesus had given another visionary - Julia Kim - Jesus identifies the spirit of rationalism as the original sin of our age, a rationalism that dominates the minds of many ecclesiastics who find it difficult, if not impossible, to believe with simple faith the truths of Heaven. Nor is this the fault of our own century and of the Church of today, it wasn't only Thomas the Apostle who needed to place his finger in the wounds of Christ's hands and his fist into the wound of His Heart. All the Apostles but two had taken off in this hour of darkness when Satan dominated and Christ hung on the cross, abandoning their Master, their friend, their God. When Jesus appeared to the eleven, the evening of the Sunday of Resurrection, it took them some time to accept the reality that Jesus was risen and was standing among them in His resurrected and glorious body.
The third reason is the fact that even the spiritual directors who had been involved with Maureen Sweeney-Kyle and her messages, and the theologians who had come to know these messages of the Divine Will of the Divine and Holy Love, of the Love of the Immaculate Mother of God and the Mysteries of the Chambers of the Heart of Jesus, find it difficult to express and explain in simpler language the truth and extent of these messages. It was only as I read and perused these pages of the messages given to Maureen by St. Thomas Aquinas that I began to understand and to believe the profound doctrine contained in them.
I present these thoughts in lieu of a nihil obstat and imprimatur to this booklet of the messages of St. Thomas Aquinas and commend them to especially the ecclesiastics, that is, the clergy of today, that they might grow in love and in trust of divine goodness.
Roman Danylak, Bishop
August 22nd 2007, Toronto, Ontario
The Feast of the Queenship of Mary
Bishop Roman Danylak, STL, JUD
Canon of the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome
Bishop Roman Danylak, STL, JUD, was born December 29, 1930, in Toronto, Canada. He is a Canadian Ukrainian Catholic Bishop. He was ordained to the Catholic priesthood in 1957 and ministered to Ukrainian Catholics in Canada. He received a licentiate of Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Urbaniana University and a doctorate of Canon and Civil Law from the Pontifical Lateran University. From 1973-1990, Father Danylak served as a consultor to the Pontifical Commission for the Revision of Canon Law for the Eastern Churches.
In 1992, while serving as the rector of St. Josaphat Cathedral and Chancellor of the eparchal chancery, he was appointed Apostolic A dministrator sede plena of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Toronto and Titular Bishop of Nyssa by Pope John Paul II.
Bishop Roman Danylak is currently serving as a canon of the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome.
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