I am going to point out that in the past few months, the uber Catholics of FR have pretty much destroyed a previously thriving and pleasant Catholic Caucus that had a lot of participants and several non-Catholic defenders. Think about it - how many Catholics want to post and hear the endless screams of "you're not Catholic enough" from those of you who are more theologically pure than the Curia? Already, only a handful of you post in order to pat one another on the back, you are occasionally joined by a very few SSPX folks, and sinkspur is about the only person on here who has the wit and the patience to put up with this nonsense on a routine basis.
You want to know why your Church is in crisis? Look in a mirror, and ask yourself how you treat all around you.
Go back to your nude cruises, you moral degenerate.
You are in no position to lecture us Catholics here.
Groeschel has counseled literally hundres of priests. If he had a recidivism rate of 3 out of several hundred, that's not too damn bad.
Go back under your rock, troll.
I doubt whether Fr. Groeschel said exactly what is quoted and remember we do not know how long they talked and what Mr. Serrano was doing to "harrass". But for the sake of the argument say the quote is accurate.
What would our opinion of Father be,if as a priest and/or confessor and/or psychologist he had said,"It's healthy to continue harrassing this poor priest. He is a sick man and you are right in doing what you're doing to him"?
After all "Vengeance is mine said the Lord". And,in the natural world as well as the supernatural,at a certain livel of understanding everyone agrees that is futile and self defeating to carry hate,anger and venom on the journey home.
And I say this while not a particular fan of Father G.,who is too saintly,gentle and kind to be my cup of tea. However,I think the writer of the article is a person with an agenda,and that agenda does not call for finding that an active homosexual clergy is for the most part responsible for the current scandal.
It's like an illness with you.
It would be just as bad as if the author of the propagandistic hit piece were, say OPH nude cruising with a barrel of Margaritas.
CP or OPH or whomever or whatever you may be, you are apparently still operating under twin delusions: the delusion of competence and thge delusion that your opinion matters. Time is ticking and your eternal flaming future awaits. If you are not a Catholic, the business of Holy Mother the Church is none of your business.
As to the "Catholics" whom you disingenuously defend, if they are not Catholic enough, they are not Catholic. Got it?
You and Brooks can stuff your criticisms. You are in no position to offer us the cities below and, if you were, we would not be accepting the offer any more than Christ did. The gates of hell will not prevail and that includes you and Brooks.