The most confusing of messages is to say nothing. If Bishop Burke remains silent he's a traitor to his calling.
Because so many Bishops past were weak-kneed and cowed by public opinion they did nothing and the seminaries were invaded and ruined.
Bishop Burke is probably heeding the advice of Edmund Burke:
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
The process of doing something has begun with Archbishops like Bruskewitz of Lincoln, Archbishop Meyer and many others who have been fighting an uphill battle against the forces of evil which have invaded our church through our (parishioners) love of secularism, and some Bishops' wanton dereliction of duty.
posted on 01/11/2004 7:29:15 PM PST
and some Bishops' wanton dereliction of duty.
The same goes for Rome for not reining in the bishops. You are right on about the rest.
They were talking about this on the Michael Reagan Show, and Michael thought the bishops were wrong. I couldn't see where he was coming from on that. He didn't seem to get it.
A lady who called into the show and identified herself as a catholic, likened the way matters are handled in the US as a "checkerboard church". I did understand where she was coming from.
posted on 01/11/2004 7:43:30 PM PST
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