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To: Land of the Irish
I'm thinking that it's too bad the pope hasn't made you a bishop or a cardinal. I can see it now... you'd storm into a diocese that has been wracked with scandal for years - sexual and moral and spiritually bankrupt - and the first day you'd start issuing decrees until you eventually alienated everyone but about 50 Catholics. Then you guys could all attend Mass at the local Marriott Hotel where the SSPXers gather on Sundays and they'd all congratulate you for being so divisive decisive.

Things didn't get broken overnight and they won't be fixed overnight, however much we wish they would be.

16 posted on 01/25/2004 9:06:53 AM PST by american colleen
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To: american colleen
Things didn't get broken overnight and they won't be fixed overnight, ...

So you admit things are broken?

17 posted on 01/25/2004 9:11:59 AM PST by Land of the Irish
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To: american colleen
you'd storm into a diocese that has been wracked with scandal for years - sexual and moral and spiritually bankrupt - and the first day you'd start issuing decrees until you eventually alienated everyone but about 50 Catholics.

Thank-you, Colleen.

I view that as one of the highest compliments I've ever received on this forum.

19 posted on 01/25/2004 9:20:39 AM PST by Land of the Irish
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To: american colleen
I'm thinking that it's too bad the pope hasn't made you a bishop or a cardinal.

I'll tell you one thing, I won't be wearing a block of cheese on my head.

21 posted on 01/25/2004 10:10:36 AM PST by Land of the Irish
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To: american colleen
"you'd storm into a diocese that has been wracked with scandal for years - sexual and moral and spiritually bankrupt - and the first day you'd start issuing decrees until you eventually alienated everyone but about 50 Catholics. Then you guys could all attend Mass at the local Marriott Hotel where the SSPXers gather on Sundays and they'd all congratulate you for being so divisive decisive."

I guess waffling on the truth saves more souls than stating it plainly with charity. Why can't there be an in between position where a Bishop has the courage to state the truth as Christ did?
46 posted on 01/26/2004 7:59:41 AM PST by johnb2004
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