I understood the letter to be addressed to specific bishops and then the bishops' as their entity. Otherwise, it could have just said, "All US bishops."
Given the disgrace and disunity in dioceses and the loss of faith by "the man who used to be in the pews,"
it is fair to ask if a good bishop shouldn't withdraw from the USCCB. Certainly, it is hard to see any significant difference the non-bad bishops make.
I have heard it said the latest meeting was a bit more on target than others have been, but I don't recall why.
it is fair to ask if a good bishop shouldn't withdraw from the USCCB
IIRC, the USCCB has no actual, canonical, authority or existence. If that's the case, withdrawing from it (and possibly forming a US Conference of Orthodox Catholic Bishops) would indeed seem worth considering.
posted on 12/13/2004 3:42:49 PM PST
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