Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Looks as if the Catholic blog project, "Call the Bishops Out" may no longer be needed.


Why?  Because it looks as if the Bishops are taking back their authority:
Cardinal Dolan of NY, Cardinal Wuerl of D.C., Notre Dame--And 40 Other Catholic Dioceses and Organizations--Sue Obama Administration.

(CNSNews.com) - The Archdiocese of New York, headed by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., headed by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the University of Notre Dame, and 40 other Catholic dioceses and organizations around the country announced on Monday that they are suing the Obama administration for violating their freedom of religion, which is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution.
The dioceses and organizations, in different combinations, are filing 12 different lawsuits filed in federal courts around the country. - More here.
What are the bishop-bashers going to bitch about now? 

Let's see, what did people accuse Cardinal Wuerl of? 

What was Fr. Jenkins called out for?
In a statement, Notre Dame President Father John Jenkins said he will continue to negotiate with the Obama administration on the rule. "We will continue in earnest our discussions with Administration officials in an effort to find a resolution, but, after much deliberation, we have concluded that we have no option but to appeal to the courts regarding the fundamental issue of religious freedom," he said. - Notre Dame Sues Obama Administration

9 comments:

  1. "What are the bishop-bashers going to bitch about now?"

    Not the phrasing I would use.

    But since you ask, top on my list is the annulment scandal.

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    1. That's interesting. You mean because of how easy it seemed to be to get one? I know non-religious people refer to annulments as Catholic divorce. That said - I know people whose annulments really are just.

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  2. I found one part of Father Jenkins letter to be very disturbing. So did Pat Archbold...

    http://www.ncregister.com/blog/pat-archbold/notre-dame-good-news-and-bad-news

    However, we must keep in mind that the bishops are going to bat for religious freedom - for everyone! God bless them...

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    1. Oh, I see. Pat makes a good point, doesn't he - thanks for the link. Well, at least ND is involved.

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  3. But Terry, The Prophet says that the US bishops are shirking their responsibility, and acting like politicians and not bishops by talking about the political implications of this and not the intrinsic moral evil of the thing itself. For the last 50 years talking about its intrinsic moral evil *has* *not* *been* *happening*. Rarely mentioned by the bishops or diocesan bulletins...till, I would assume, now (cue the lights and the chorus of angelic ahhhhs!), till The Prophet. And by bringing law suits and not attacking the evil itself, they have already lost the argument. So it seems, The Prophet is here to pick up their slack. All this that the bishops are doing Terry, so says The Prophet, will fail.

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    1. You make me laugh. Thanks.

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  4. I can't stand universities, their whole atmosphere is weird to me. And students eat strange food, lentils and noodles and stuff like that. They have fridges where all edibles are labelled because they share them (the fridges, not the food)with other students, scary. Over here, they used to drink bucket loads of cheap cider.

    Mind you, we could use their custom here at the bar Terry, the atmosphere would easily adapt, especially with the daily music treats you've incorporated..

    And another thing, who is 'The Prophet?' I thought he was Kahlil Gilbran and he's dead isn't he? I suppose his books still gleam meaning though.

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  5. I'd laugh too Terry if so many people weren't listening to Him and hanging on His every Word. Remember, He gets hundreds of emails every week from listeners just like you, begging for the bishops to stand-up and be bishops and teach the faith. So I guess it takes someone with a STD to out the US hierarchy and bring them to their senses. Ooops! Sorry, that should be a STB.

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    1. Oh - you are talking about L'Voris? Do you really think he is that influential? I'll bet most Catholics do not even know who he is. I think most Catholics do not know who Fr. Z is. Neither have ever been on Steven Colbert, right? ;)

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