"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Archbishop Weakland - a man abandoned.

Where are his friends?

Archbishop Weakland lives alone in an apartment in Milwaukee, evidently shunned.  News that his home, St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania has turned down his request to return.  It is the second abbey to do so.  The story here.

Where are his supporters?  Where are those he protected?  Where are gay people?  Weakland came out - is there no one among his friends to support him?  No honor amongst them?

They say "it gets better"?  I don't think it does.

It seems rather sad.

At least he has his memorial in Milwaukee's Cathedral.
We know how long these things last...

H/T Fr. Z


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  2. Umm, Victoria, you're actually the heretic here, saying you know better than the Church.

  3. Alas, he wouldn't listen to his actual friends. For example:

    "I do not give up on the hope that, after some years of penance, a chastened Rembert Weakland might write a reflective memoir, having by then discovered, please God, a measure of the wisdom that was so conspicuously absent from a brilliant career built upon prideful foundations that now, through a combination of tragedy and farce, lie in ruins." --Richard John Neuhaus, 'Scandal Time III', The Public Square column, First Things, August 2002


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