Martyrdom of S. Thomas Becket
The Fifth Day of Christmas.
Another martyr for the Octave of Christmas. How fitting to consider such a holy bishop while our bishops are accused and maligned, perhaps in some cases rightly so. Nevertheless the murder of Becket ought to be a cautionary tale to those who trust laymen to exact justice upon the hierarchy, based upon interpretations of what someone reportedly said or did. Becket was killed because the king's knights believed that was what the king wanted. They assumed as much.
Today Church Militant is accusing Cardinal Dolan of cover up in the case of Fr. Timone of NY, formerly credibly accused of abuse. CM is pushing "Breaking News" claiming: Cardinal O'Malley reports Cardinal Dolan for allowing credibly accused priest to stay in active ministry, even as late as last week. Comments on the post are ridiculous smears. Church Militant must imagine themselves as knights of Henry II - taking their revenge on Cardinal Dolan for an earlier snub of Michael Voris.
Better to do penance instead.