In this comprehensive homily, on the Feast of Christ the King on November 25th, 2018 at the Church of St. Bede the Venerable, Fr. Treco delivered a message that explains the root of the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church and exposes the rot that infects the current hierarchy. Fr. Treco is a former Anglican priest who was ordained to the Catholic diaconate and priesthood in 2015. In this homily, Father Vaugh Treco reveals to his congregation that he can no longer be silent in the face of the revolution that was Vatican II, now reaching its zenith with the pontificate of Pope Francis. Father Treco is the first priest to be ordained in the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis for the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, established by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012.
In response to this homily, Bishop Lopes removed Fr. Treco as an administrator, and then two weeks later suspended him entirely as a priest. Included in the notice of suspension, was a threat of excommunication in 60 days from the notice if he did not recant of the homily. Though it has been asked, the bishop nor any of the chancery officials have provided any information or specifics for what is wrong in the homily, only vague allusions to not being allowed to “criticize popes.”