Friday, April 02, 2010

Quote of the Day

Can we trust this current Vatican, even under Benedict, to really reform and follow through on cleaning up the Church - on some sort of permanent basis? Well, no, we can’t, because Ratzinger himself bailed on his desire to investigate Austrian Cardinal Groer and Fr. Maciel and the Legion of Christ. We have absolutely no certainty that the next pope won’t be as obstructionist as the last pope and that all the underling “Cardinal Ratzingers” won’t trade in their personal disgust, shame, and integrity in favor of closing ranks and obeying. For the 'good’ of the Church.

Catholics cannot afford to be diverted by excuses which leave an ultimately unaccountable clerical culture in charge of the whole Catholic show. All that will accomplish is to insure that abuse of the faithful continues, that Catholics will be held hostage not to the principles of love that Jesus asked of us, but to the demands of a highly compartmentalized and protected class of men.

Men, who when it comes to the exercise of secular and clerical power, do not get Good Friday. The day their professed Savior rejected all forms of power in favor of the love and forgiveness He preached. The day He hung ignominiously and powerless from a secular Roman cross. An execution accomplished with the collusion of clerical power.

It angers me no end that any bishop would dare to imply the Church hangs on that cross because of publicity they generated themselves. No, their victims hang on that cross while they sit at the foot and haggle like the Roman soldiers they are over what’s left of the spoils.

- Colleen Kochivar-Baker
Loyal Roman Soldiers Upholding the Power of the Empire
Enlightened Catholicism
April 2, 2010

1 comment:

Mareczku said...

From what I have heard the Vatican is going to issue a report on Father Maciel. I think the tide may be turning here. I get the feeling that they are going to let him have it. (Thankfully he is dead.) The gloves may be coming off in this instance. We will see.