Fr. Yozefu’s Book Under Review

Bishop Gregory L. Parkes

Bishop Gregory L. Parkes

In response to numerous requests for clarification of theological errors contained in the book, Healing of Families, by Fr. Yozefu Ssemakula, the office of Bishop Gregory L. Parkes of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee has issued a statement announcing that the work is now under review.

According to the statement, the book was previously denied an Imprimatur or Nihil Obstat by the former Archbishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Archbishop Thomas Wenski, due to theological errors. Father Yozefu was notified of these errors but decided to publish the book without the Imprimatur for reasons that are as yet unknown. However, the missive does clearly state that Fr. Yozefu is “an incardinated priest in good standing” with the diocese.

Bishop Parkes goes on to say: “I have received various reviews from those who have attended his seminars, which are based on the content of his book. Some have found the seminars to be very helpful, while others have found his theological conclusions to be erroneous.”

In response to requests from various people who want to know the Diocese’s position on Fr. Yozefu’s book and seminars, he has requested the Censor Liborum of his diocese to review the work “to determine if an Imprimatur and Nihil Obstat can be granted, and if not, what action should be taken.”

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