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Father Daniel Lytle Dolan

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St. Gertrude

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    St. Gertrude
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Faculty, 29 Jan 2012 [cached]
Daniel Lytle Dolan was born in 1951 in Detroit Michigan. He began his preparation for the priesthood in 1965 at the archdiocesan minor seminary in Detroit. He continued his studies in the Cistercian Order and at the seminary of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) in Ecône, Switzerland, where he was ordained to the priesthool by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre on June 29, 1976.
As a seminarian at Ecône in autumn 1973, he had already come to the conclusion that the only logical explanation for the evil of the New Mass and the errors of Vatican II was that Paul VI, due to personal heresy, had lost the supreme pontificate. Ever since, he has steadfastly held that position regarding Paul VI and his successors, and never once acknowledged them as popes in the Canon of his Mass.
This explanation for the situation after Vatican II later came to be known popularly as "sedevacantism" (from the Latin term for the interregnum between popes).
Missionary Work in SSPX
In early 1977 Father Dolan returned to the U.S., where he acquired a reputation as an eloquent preacher, and where in a few years, he had founded over 35 traditionalist Mass centers from East coast to West.
Nine American priests, including Fr. Dolan, refused, and were promptly expelled from SSPX. (Four more would later join them.)
Expansion in Cincinnati
Fr. Dolan continued his missionary apostolate unchanged and increased the number of activities at his principal church, St. Gertrude the Great in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The parish, which he founded himself in 1978, is one of the largest (600 members) and best-organized in the U.S.
In 1989 Fr. Dolan initiated contacts with the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen ( CMRI).
In 1992 Bishop Pivarunas, with a view towards assisting clergy formerly belonging to SSPX, asked Fr. Dolan to receive episcopal consecration.
After considerable hesitation, Fr. Dolan agreed in mid-1993.
Episcopal Consecration
Bishop Dolan was consecrated a bishop in St. Gertrude the Great Church in Cincinnati on 30 November 1993, the Feast of St. Andrew, Apostle, during the course of Solemn Pontifical Mass.
Bishop Dolan continues to serve as Pastor of St. Gertrude the Great Church in Cincinnati, Ohio.
In addition Bishop Dolan conducts a modest national and international apostolate. He confirms in churches in the U.S. operated by former members of SSPX, and has also travelled extensively to conduct episcopal functions for traditionalist churches and organizations in Mexico, France, Belgium and Italy.
The Cincinnati Post, 11 Sept 2004 [cached]
Detroit native Daniel Dolan, the future leader of St. Gertrude in West Chester, came to a similar conclusion.He believes the only explanation for the "evil of the New Mass and the errors of Vatican II was that Paul VI, due to personal heresy, had lost the pontificate," according to the St. Gertrude Web site.
Lefebvre ordained Dolan to the priesthood in 1976 at the Society's seminary in Switzerland.
Dolan returned to America and founded more than 35 traditionalist Mass centers in America, including St. Gertrude the Great Mission in 1978.
The church met for monthly Mass in rented buildings until March 1980, when it bought an old Presbyterian church building in Sharonville.
Dolan and some other priests left the Society in 1983 when they disagreed with a proposed compromise with the Vatican.
Dolan became a bishop in 1993 at the urging of Bishop Mark Pivarunas, superior general of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen, a group of traditional Catholic clergy and religious based in Omaha, Neb.
St. Gertrude the Great » History, 27 Aug 2007 [cached]
Father Daniel Dolan, then ordained just a few months earlier by French Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, first visited these Catholics in 1976. In February, 1978, he established St. Gertrude the Great Mission, which met for a monthly Mass in various rented facilities.
Father Daniel Dolan of the ... [cached]
Father Daniel Dolan of the Society of Saint Pius X will celebrate High Mass at 12:30 p.m.Fr. Dolan will be assisted by Father Donald Sanborn of Armada, Michigan, and Mr. Douglas Laudenschlager who was ordained to the subdiaconate on June 29th in Ecône.
Dolan was a priest of the ..., 1 May 1995 [cached]
Dolan was a priest of the Society of St. Pius X, an organization begun by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in France in 1970 to "preserve tradition" in the Church in the years following Vatican II.
Shortly before Christmas in 1978, John and his brother Joseph boarded the Amtrak and visited Dolan in Oyster Bay.
John remembers feeling uncomfortable with the impromptu atmosphere surrounding the superficial interview process and the aloof attitude of Dolan himself.
One of the influences at the seminary that Rizzo found "unsettling" was Fr. Dan Dolan, the man who had been his first official contact with the Society back in Oyster Bay.
A picture of Pope John Paul II John had affixed to the door of his own dormitory room became the subject of a "spiritual conference" given by Dolan, who chastised Rizzo in front of the entire seminary for his display of fealty.
Among this group of breakaway priests was the rector of Rizzo's seminary, Fr. Donald Sanborn, and Rizzo's seminary teacher, Fr. Dan Dolan.
Fr. Dan Dolan, currently pastor of St. Gertrude the Great in Cincinnati, Ohio, also claims to be a bishop, and for $24.95 (plus $3.50 shipping and handling) interested readers may order a video of his consecration ceremony which took place on November 30, 1993. Dolan no longer works with fellow Cincinnati resident Fr. William Jenkins, yet another former member of the SSPX and the SSPV, who now runs the St. Gertrude the Great Academy.
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