De Fide, which is Latin for "of the faith," said it will hold a press conference on Monday [Jan 24] to update the ecclesiastical lawsuit it filed last June against Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.).And an update via email gives these details:
The group also said it will detail "new denunciations for Heresy, Sacrilege, and Scandal" to be filed against Senators Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, a Democrat.
Documents pertaining to the heresy cases will be released at Monday's press conference in Washington, and canonical forms "inviting Christians and non-Christians alike to join in the class-action ecclesiastical lawsuit against all of the above-named parties" will be available, De Fide said.
DATE: 24 JANUARY 2005
EVENT TYPE: News Conference
TIME: 09:00 A.M.
SPONSORED BY: DE FIDE
EVENT LOCATION: National Press Club, Washington D.C., Lisagor Room
Marc Balestrieri, JCL is the canon lawyer and director of the non-profit organization De Fide based in Los Angeles. In an unprecedented class-action ecclesiastical lawsuit filed last summer, he filed a Dual-Denunciation for Heresy and Complaint for Reparation of Harm against Senator John F. Kerry for his support of the civil right to choose abortion. Under Roman Catholic Church law, support of abortion rights constitutes the "Right-to-Murder" Heresy condemned by Pope John Paul II in the Encyclical Evangelium Vitae of 1995. Automatic Excommunication is the penalty incurred for this offense.
Within 11 days of submitting a query with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome, Balestrieri received a personal reply confirming the doctrinal merits of the case written by an expert theologian at the request of a Vatican official.
On Monday DE FIDE will
1) update the Press on the ongoing efforts to stop Kerry’s continuing propagation of the Right-to-Murder Heresy, Sacrilege, and Scandal;
2) detail the new denunciations for Heresy, Sacrilege, and Scandal to be filed against Senators Edward Kennedy, Tom Harkin, Susan Collins, and former New York Governor Mario Cuomo;
3) release to the Press for the first time ever the first set of pending canonical briefs and documents pertaining to the Heresy cases; and
4) additionally release canonical forms inviting Christians and non-Christians alike to join in the class-action ecclesiastical lawsuit against all of the above-named parties.
Balestrieri will be available to answer questions. He will explain in layman's terms the complexities of the unprecedented and extremely rare Heresy cases in Canon law. Finally, he will offer journalists the opportunity for one-on-one interviews.*
*Breakfast will be served. Journalists on deadline can schedule private interviews with Mr. Balestrieri for the period following his formal presentation and Q&A.
CONTACT: Marc Balestrieri : (310) 927-5414; [or email:] email@example.com