It seems the bishops don't know what we as parents know: that unless you require obedience -- unless you make it stick --- you'll never be able to get any kind of compliance, based on filial love or loyalty or religious vows or anything else.
There should not be a single priest or vowed religious writing for them, and yet there they are, page after page.
It's pathetic, when you come right down to it.
“..They were told by the bishop of Kansas City, oh, 30 years ago or more, and by every one of his successors, to stop using the word “Catholic,” but they just blow it off.
It seems the bishops don’t know what we as parents know: that unless you require obedience — unless you make it stick -— you’ll never be able to get any kind of compliance ..”
Thanx for your informative, and right-on, post.
It’s a shame so many are angry with the Catholic Church, because of spin by pseudo “Catholics” like the National “Catholic” Reporter.