Monday, June 30, 2008

Three of the saddest words a Catholic can ever read

The bishop knew.

The Washington Times reports that Bishop DiLorenzo of Richmond, Virginia knew that a young girl in the care of Catholic Charities was going to have an abortion.

There are only two decent things that can be done now. Catholic Charities in Richmond needs to get out of the child care business and the bishop should resign. A human being is dead-- slaughtered most cruelly.

The head of the Richmond diocese can't just say "sorry" and have this all go down the memory hole.

The bishop knew. Oh my God. The bishop knew.


ignorant redneck said...

The thing is, He'll prbably get away with it.

About the best thing that we, as the faithfull, could do would be to forward copies of the article--in print--to the Papal Nuncio.

It's a shame, but it seems like the worst crimes against young people in our Church are facilitated by spineless bishops


I hear more and more calls for him to resign. In fact, I was chatting w/ a priest from your diocese the other day, and he was demanding (to anyone who would listen) that the bishop should resign. He is in way over his head, esp. now that that it is a federal matter.

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

His excellency should resign...(gets in armchair) is a good time to pull out the Rite of Deposition of Bishops

Simplex Vir said...

Yes and of course the Bishop says,"I was told that I could do nothing about it" WHAT, the Bishop has all the power he needs to do something about it. He was just afraid to exercise that power.

I pray for the Bishop, his flock, and most important both victims the woman and the child!

By the way you have a very nice blog. Would you mind if I provided a link on mine?

Dymphna said...

Sure you can link, Vir.

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

Oh my God!! The Bishop knew and said he "was told" he "could do nothing about it?!?!?! The question is, told by whom?

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

I just read that the girl in question was given a contraceptive implant by CCR months earlier. Very, very sad.