This story stops one's blood from circulating. A shock to the system. It is especially chilling to me on the heels of my dealings with the Catholic school where I teach, the parish that oversees it, and the bishop himself. Personnel have been, as Father Corapi states, treated like discarded rubbish. And in amazement I have stared into the eyes of those that lie from positions of power in Catholic institutions.
Just since summer break began, I began to dwell on the nature of power. I believe government to be an evil, albeit a necessary one in rare circumstances. Our relation to government is to keep it in check, to mitigate its perpetual drive toward evil, which I believe at root stems from its power over others.
Our Holy Mother Church is every bit as susceptible to Satan's power tool through the clergy. It is invariably the one with the greater power who is so prone to corruption.
I brought Father Peter Stravinskas out here for a faith conference some years ago, and I remember him saying that regeneration of the Church had always been initiated by the laity. Perhaps this has to do with power at the top, and priests who do stand for righteousness are simply intimidated from speaking against it.
I can say that I love the man Fr. Corapi, and I love his speaking the truth.
posted on 06/17/2011 7:10:30 PM PDT
I brought Father Peter Stravinskas out here for a faith conference some years ago, and I remember him saying that regeneration of the Church had always been initiated by the laity.
Archbishop Fulton Sheen said the same thing. Any ideas how they did it the last time?
posted on 06/17/2011 7:27:11 PM PDT
( If trusting the men in the clergy was a requirement for Faith, there would be no one in the pews.)
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