"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.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Evidently I was wrong about the Nienstedt resignation.

L'Age d'Or - Luis Bunuel

The priest at my parish let it be known he was one of the priests who called for Nienstedt to step down.  He also approached him personally.  He also asked him personally about some of the allegations which are being discussed in the news this week - the archbishop wasn't able to answer him.  My pastor said we may be hearing more embarrassing news in the days ahead.

Man.  I'm a Pollyanna, aren't I.  That's not a question.

Link: Nienstedt tried to limit the investigation.

Ed. note:  The AP report is so damning.  If I had read it before, I doubt I would have been so gullible.  I'm familiar with the type of person described in the testimony regarding Nienstedt.  That's all.

11 comments:

  1. It's not a case of being a Pollyanna. It's a case of wanting to trust those who are orthodox. he fooled me too even though I know some bad guys who hide behind orthodoxy. It's very disheartening isn't it?

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  2. I would still wait and see. We don't have facts, we have MPR. All we have are innuendoes. We haven't seen the affidavits so we don't know what was really said - nor do we know if MPRs quotes are accurate.

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  3. "My yoke is easy, my burden is light."

    What you talkin' about, Willis?

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  4. Terry,

    We all want faithful, devout sons of the Church. Your sorrow is well understood. I remember feeling betrayed and abandoned by my friend who was bishop of one of the local diocese here in So. California. I remember thinking, "I knew him when he was a parish priest, I watched him rise through the ranks here in the L.A. archdiocese and now this?"

    He was great but all those years...living another life. He fathered two kids, who, at the time he resigned, we're now in their late teens.

    Anyway, if these others who resigned are innocent or if they are dirty, God will intervene somehow. We have to press onward and keep our hope in the promises of the Risen Lord. We cannot allow the evil one to distract nor disrail our efforts in doing so.

    I will hope for the best and no, I do not think this is a tribute to Papa Francis either...watching him these last two years, his heart must be heavy and sad.

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  5. The hierarchy is full of ambitious men who believe they are above the law, both God's and man's. Those who fall into the grip of the temptor believe his empty promises and lies. This, and all the others, fulfill the prophecies that the "smoke of Satan" has entered the Church to the highest levels. I fear much worse is yet to come. Your rosary is your best defense.

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    1. I'll pray my rosary - thanks Wallace.

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  6. It is terribly sad, and every time this happens, I am shocked, but not surprised. Why oh why can't a man in that position simply live in chastity, and control himself? Is it really so difficult?

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    1. Isn't it heartbreaking - literally?

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  7. We want to think the best of people, especially a priest or a bishop we know, who is otherwise solid. That's natural, Terry.

    I'm just praying for everyone involved.

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    1. I'm praying for everyone involved as well - I just got word that one priest involved may have left the priesthood. Now I know why Therese prayed so much for priests.

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