Saturday, October 25, 2008

It's too late --- your brother bishops blew it.

God bless Archbishop Chaput , Bishop Hermann, and Bishop Martino, for speaking out on abortion but it's too late. The bishops as a whole, blew it long ago. As this smoking post from Lair of the Catholic Cavemen points out, Catholics good and bad were filled with grief and utterly crushed in spirit when the homosexual/pedophilia scandal came to light. Not so much because there were perverts in the priesthood. An adult realizes that perverts hide where they will not be suspected and where they will have access to kids.

The problem was that so many bishops chose to look the other way. They ignored, or excused the vile filth that was going on. They very nearly killed the trust and respect that we are supposed to have for our bishops. Many people left the Church and never came back. Others stayed but are half hearted and don't pay the Church any attention when her son's in Holy Orders speak. The shepherds were asleep or were in the company of the wolves. The surviving sheep have strayed.

2 comments:

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Amen!

Bill said...

While I agree with you, I take solace in the current trend. Fortunately, this is the Church of God, built upon the rock of Peter and it has survived far worse than this. There have been many saints in the past, Francis, Theresa of Avila, and Benedict to name a few who dedicated their lives to revitalizing and reforming the excesses of those who fail. Priests and Bishops are fallen like the rest of us. However, with the Grace of God, the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.

BTW, according to the IBD/TIPP poll, while not tracking as I would hope, McCain is still leading among Catholics; 45/43. That is directly attributable to the vocal stance of some (finally) brave bishops.