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To: NYer
I posted this on another thread but I'd like to repeat it here.

Somethin's a-happenin' here folks. I'm convinced of it. This outburst of episcopal assertiveness which we've witnessed over the past several days has come completely out of the blue and is in such contrast to previous timidity and silence. This can only be due to Divine grace. Yes, I know some of you won't be satisfied until we have a public burning at the stake, but this is real progress.

Call me nuts but I believe that the Holy Spirit is at work here and I believe it is because we've flushed out the homosexuals from the seminaries and priesthood. Well maybe not totally but we've certainly flushed a large number as a result of the abuse scandals. I believe this cancer on the priesthood was a huge impediment to the dispensation of grace in the Catholic Church in this country and was the cause of so many of our problems. Be grateful.

I think we're now starting to see the fruits of that painful but so necessary house cleaning which has been taking place over the last several years and while I'm on a roll, let me also say that I believe the freeing up of the Tridentine Mass may also have contributed to what I can only call an "outpouring of grace" on our bishops.

Long may it continue.

They are now actually starting to resemble.....*gasp*.........shepherds!!

35 posted on 08/27/2008 7:31:33 AM PDT by marshmallow (An infallible Bible is useless without an infallible interpreter.)
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To: marshmallow
Somethin's a-happenin' here folks. I'm convinced of it. This outburst of episcopal assertiveness which we've witnessed over the past several days has come completely out of the blue and is in such contrast to previous timidity and silence. This can only be due to Divine grace.

No doubt the Holy Spirit is behind this but I'm sure the bishops were also motivated by the recent visit of our Holy Father.


Pope Benedict XVI reaches out to Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk during the pontiff's meeting with U.S. bishops at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington April 16. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI - CELEBRATION OF VESPERS AND MEETING WITH THE BISHOPS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

37 posted on 08/27/2008 9:45:20 AM PDT by NYer ("Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ." - St. Jerome)
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To: marshmallow

I couldn’t agree more!


38 posted on 08/27/2008 11:23:28 AM PDT by Claud
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To: marshmallow
I think we're now starting to see the fruits of that painful but so necessary house cleaning which has been taking place over the last several years and while I'm on a roll, let me also say that I believe the freeing up of the Tridentine Mass may also have contributed to what I can only call an "outpouring of grace" on our bishops.

Very good observation and I am inclined to believe a valid one.

40 posted on 08/27/2008 11:31:36 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurtureĀ™)
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