Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Oh come on...

  •  This is not my parish, thank goodness.  Rocky hasn't come across a used diaper yet but he and  the other ushers find some really icky stuff in the pews after Mass, particularly after weddings.

  • Bishop Tobin of Rhode Island has deleted his Twitter account.  He couldn't stomach the blow-back that came his way after writing:"

    “Despite the egregious offenses of a few, and despite the faults and sins we all have, I’m very proud of my brother bishops and I admire and applaud the great work they do everyday for Christ and His Church”.

    He followed that unwise and offensive tweet with this little charmer:

    "If you find a perfect church out there somewhere, by all means, join it. But remember, the moment you join it, it will cease being perfect."

    Well thanks, your Excellency, I never thought I'd see the day when a bishop would say to the Faithful that they should leave the Church if they are upset by the scandals. Bishop Tobin seriously miscalculated how angry and more importantly, how sick with grief the laity has become, people let him know and he ran away. St. Peter Damien, pray for us.

  • Cardinal Kevin Farrell finally has made a public statement about his old mentor, Cardinal McCarrick. He states, "I never heard any of this before in the six years I was there with him." So far, the response from the lay folk has been skeptical.


Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

I lost all confidence in Bishop Tobin when he came out praising Rembert Weakland's self-serving, sodomy-promoting autobiography. His opinions can't be trusted. I wonder sometimes whether these bishops read the Bible. What did Jesus say about scandal? And yet they will wink and smirk over the most egregious scandals.

As for "the few." PLEASE! Fr. Hardon once told us on retreat that only half a dozen bishops in the U.S. were completely faithful to Church teaching. Only a few dozen others were "mostly faithful." That was 20 years ago and, with all the new clerics raised by Pope Francis, I am not confident that the situation has improved. All one has to do is look at Cupich and the gang at the Vatican. I wonder when our notorious James Marin will get a bishop's miter.

God help us! Our Lady, Queen of the Clergy, pray for us!

As for Bishop Farrell -- he puts me in mind of the three monkeys.

Phinnpoy said...

I'm happy as all get out our clergy are getting this kind of feedback. The next feedback they need to be getting is messages saying clean up the mess you've given us, or our contributions will dry up.