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Posted on 09/02/2018 1:31:27 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler
Where does your bishop stand?: Catholics launch new website to track bishops fidelity
August 31, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) LifeSiteNews launched a new website today dedicated to providing U.S. Catholics with evidence of whether their bishop is faithful or unfaithful to perennial Church teaching.
Faithful Shepherds helps hold American bishops accountable by providing years, sometimes decades, of past tweets, public speeches, sermons, actions, pastoral letters, and diocesan guidelines.
Faithful Shepherds currently gives evidence of where U.S. bishops stand on nine issues: Amoris Laetitia, pro-life leadership, homosexuality, abortion politics, contraception, LGBT ideology, liturgy, marriage and family life, and education. More will be added as new evidence is gathered.
For each of the nine issues, bishops are given one of four rankings:
Faithful to Church teaching Not faithful to Church teaching Unclear whether they are faithful to Church teaching Not enough evidence has been collected for this bishop on this issue
(Excerpt) Read more at lifesitenews.com ...
Bishop Olmstead cleaned out the Diocese of Phoenix years ago.
I guess the Diocese of Pueblo wasn’t at the very top of their list.
My bishop has held the office four years and in every category listed it said, not enough evidence...
It would be great to start making a list. I could collate it something like this, or to your liking.
Middle of the Road
Bringing up the Rear
The list would of course grow as we look up our Bishops and post our opinions. What do you think??
Mrs. Don-o and I were lamenting the other day that we don’t have a running list of these Bishops.
Maybe we should also list the Diocese:
Ohmstead — Phoenix
In addition to Top, Middle, and Rear -- um --- Bottom? Um... wait, skip that...
Ahem. In addition to Top Class, Middle Class, and Low Class, you might want one more level: Criminally Indictable.
Even though he's not an American bishop, I'd put Vigano in there. He IS the one who has distinguished himself as being man enough for the job.
My bishop appears to be taking the “little ones” dodge.
I like those categories. Will you help with placing bishops in the right place?
Bishop list — please send Mrs. Dono-o or Salvation your Bishop’s/Archbishop’s name AND the diocese.
Ohmstead — Phoenix
I’m off to church right now. BBL.
If a dispute arises, I don't do chicken entrails. Could you Indian Arm-rassle?
Everything is tentative, but here are some nominees:
Charles Chaput, Philadelphia PA
James D. Conley, Lincoln, NE
David Kagan, Bismarck, ND
Robert Morlino, Madison, WI
Joseph Naumann, Kansas City, KS
Michael J. Sheridan, Colorado Springs, CO
Thomas J. Tobin, Providence, RI
Richard Stika, Knoxville, TN
Blase Cupich, Chicago IL
Joseph Tobin, Newark, NJ
Criminally Indictable Whaddya know?
(Don't know anything, But I suspect a lot...)
Yes, he did but there are a few left and maybe their days are numbered. Hope so. Father Lankeit’s sermon this morning was again powerful and he pulled no punches. Listening to Father made me think Bishop Olmsted will soon be addressing any problem priests in the diocese that are not true to Church teachings and their vows.
Here is the letter put out by faux bishop Berg of Pueblo.
In my view, it is tantamount to an admission that he is a sodomite, a molester of young men.
On the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It is with great sadness and anger that I have received the latest news about what is going on in Pennsylvania.
I know that we all share in the pain of our Church for what is being revealed at this time.
The Grand Jury findings in Pennsylvania have concluded that there were over a thousand cases of abuse of minors by over three hundred priests over many years. The evidence being revealed is outrageous, graphic, and tragic, and compounds the abuse about which we have known and addressed in the past. The conclusion of the Grand Jury is that Catholic Bishops, Priests and others were responsible for covering up the atrocities.
We were all stunned by the earlier revelations about former Cardinal McCarrick; as well as the silence of Bishops, Priests, and others in high positions of Church leadership who knew of his condition and activities.
I am heartbroken to know that our leadership has allowed this violation of trust and caused grave damage to the lives, health and faith of Gods people and most especially the harm done to the children and the vulnerable.
I agree with all those who call for justice.
Justice requires that all of those who knew of these crimes and misconduct be held accountable, morally and legally, for their actions or lack thereof.
We have acted vigorously in this Diocese to set in place training, structures, and vigilant supervision so that such abuse does not happen here. I pledge to give my best and utmost efforts to a safe environment in parishes, schools and communities.
It is incumbent on all of us now to renew this firm pledge and follow through with vigilance for the safety of the little ones among us, in the Safe Environment programs we have implemented.
How painful this is to address today on the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary, our Mother.
Her Assumption into heaven was accomplished precisely by God that we would see an unblemished Mother, assumed into heaven body and soul, uncorrupted, as the model of our Church .
She is with us now at the foot of the cross on our own modern-day Calvary.
Be assured that she is with us today, with the victims of yesterday, and with the Church of tomorrow.
May she always bring hope for us through these difficult times as we seek to weather this awful storm.
As a small, yet powerful gesture of our solidarity with the victims and as a sign of how seriously we are taking our responsibility in safeguarding minors and bringing healing to the wounded, as your Shepherd I am requiring every Catholic parish in Southern Colorado to begin immediately designating one Mass intention every month as such: For the intentions of the victims of clergy child abuse, and in reparation for the crimes of the perpetrators.
We are so sorry this has happened. I wish to thank all of you who have worked so hard over years to ensure that abuse of children by Church ministers in our Diocese will never again be tolerated. We pray for the victims and we pray for our Church.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Bishop Stephen J. Berg Diocese of Pueblo
What about McCarrick and Weurl in the Crimanlly Inditable?
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