Tuesday, September 15, 2015

So Cardinal Danneels Is Back For The Synod

Per Rorate's latest report.

Somebody remind me again of all the wonders wrought by the "reforms" we were promised.

Anybody? Anybody?

Would anyone care to go through Pope Francis's laundry lists of all the bad things that cardinals, priests, and bishops can so and then compare those with Cardinal Danneels's activities? 

Or better yet, would anyone have the guts to compare Cardinal Danneels's record on anything to that if Cardinals Burke, Bagnasco, or any of the other prelates sent into exile over the last couple of years?

I'm guessing no. 

Lord have mercy.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

A Curious Thing About The New Annulment Stuff

Everywhere I go, I hear people wanting the authority of bishops to be reduced.

"The bishop shouldn't have so much control over finances."

"The bishop should let us do Mass the way that best suits our community."

"The bishop needs to stay out of our religious education and faith formation activities. He doesn't even know what's going on here."

Yet there seems to be well-nigh universal ecstasy over the bishop now bearing the onus for determining the validity of a marriage. Now that he doesn't have the benefit of the replay official (for lack of a better analogy), he's got to make sure the call on the field is correct every time. 

If he takes this as seriously as he should, what a horrible burden! If he doesn't, what a dreadful judgment to be under! Yet the laity seem happy enough because they think they are getting what they want. 

What a spoiled culture we are.