Thursday, November 5, 2009

Goodbye Bad Bishops

A friend sent me this, and it is so awesome I have to share it.  If you're not Catholic, you probably won't be as happy as I am to see it, but you might be happy that I'm happy! ;-)

A brilliant soul has compiled a list of expiration dates for the worst bishops in the Catholic Church.  Of course, we have to pray for them, but there is nothing wrong with being thrilled to be rid of them.  Ah, to think, only 478 more days until we are rid of Cardinal Mahony!

Check it out.


Ok. In fairness, since I posted about bad bishops, I decided it was only fair to post something to support a bishop who is doing something right.  It's so terribly rare, I want to make sure I encourage it.  Anyway,  it's no secret that the USCCB is practically an arm of the Democratic party, but apparently they are waking up.  It's about time.  In any case, His Excellency, Most Rev. John Nienstedt, has issued a letter regarding healthcare reform and how Catholics must oppose it if it funds abortion or does not contain a strong conscience clause.  Via WDTPRS:

The USCCB is asking for our special help in activating our Catholic people.

I support this request with an appeal that you activate the people of your parish in the following ways:

  • Encourage parish-wide distribution of the enclosed "Bulletin Insert," which assists parishioners in sending a message to Congress.
  • The Bulletin Insert should be printed or hand-stuffed in every parish bulletin and/or distributed in pews or at church entrances as soon as possible.
  • Congressional votes may take place as soon as early November.
  • Direct people to the USCCB health care reform website for updates, additional tools and resources (
  • And finally, please encourage the people of your parish to pray that Congress will act to insure that needed health care reform will truly protect the life, dignity and health care of all and that we will raise our voices to protect the unborn and the most vulnerable and to preserve our freedom of conscience.
Think about it.  19,000 parishes received this memo.  That's a lot of potential opposition being mobilized.  Good job Bishop Nienstedt.


Larry November 6, 2009 at 9:08 PM  

What I don't understand is how politicians who support legislation in opposition to Church doctrine can claim to be members of good standing in that Church.
Nor can I understand the Church that doesn't denounce them publicly for it.

The Indentured Servant Girl November 11, 2009 at 4:17 PM  

Sorry for the tardy reply...

The answer is: they lie. They are not members in good standing. They are obstinate heretics and therefore outside the Church.

Real Catholics don't understand why they aren't publicly denounced for wasn't too long ago that they would have been. Someone like Ted Kennedy would not have been given a Catholic funeral in the 1950s--and many Catholics were upset that he received one.

The bishops, for the most part, are part of the "lavender league" and are compromised, so you don't hear them publicly rebuke anyone. (Wuerl, McCarrick I'm talking about you) When you do, you can be reasonably certain they don't have skeletons that will come tumbling out, or the MSM would be all over them.

We're starting to see a few bishops speak up and tell the truth--Congressman Kennedy's bishop (+Tobin) has taken him to task publicly over abortion this week, and he of course Kennedy is not happy about it. It's a pretty good smack down.

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