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Admissions against interest

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jan 02, 2004

Another year has passed, and it's time to make up lists of the events that occurred-- or in this case did not occur-- in 2003. (I waited the extra day just so that I could scan all the newspapers to make sure nothing new happened on December 31.)

Here is a list of the US bishops who, responding to the sex-abuse scandal, disclosed wrongdoing within their dioceses before that wrongdoing was exposed by the media or the courts:

Here is a list of US bishops who issued a public call for another bishop to resign because of his direct involvement in sexual abuse or in failing to curb abusers:
Hmm. Nobody on either list. So we can conclude one of two things. Maybe there isn't a single bishop who has been aware of wrongdoing prior to its public exposure. And maybe there isn't a single bishop who has been aware of another bishop's misbehavior. Or....

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  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Jan. 07, 2004 11:07 AM ET USA

    You people have it all wrong. Homosexuality is a population control measure. And, therefore, is a perfect complement to the "New World Order" of the Brave, New World.

  • Posted by: Abraham Tolemahcs - Jan. 05, 2004 12:44 PM ET USA

    jchrysostom-that particular document on the ordination of homosexuals is on hold. The Vatican has shifted their priorities to something far more urgent; a "new international order" to build peace. They'll model the new order on the "wild successes" at the U.N. Talking about peace is easy and the expectations are very low. Taking meaningful action against abusive bishops and their lavender mafia is difficult and certain to contain "mean and hurtful words." Can't have that can we?

  • Posted by: - Jan. 05, 2004 10:14 AM ET USA

    The consistent failure of JPII to respond strongly to the lavenderization of the priesthood and episcopacy is one of the more puzzling and depressing aspects of this "crisis" (one hesitates to call a thirty year old problem a crisis). Where is the document that would prohibit the ordination of homosexual priests? The last word from Rome, according to John Allen of the NCR, is that it is "DOA." Is it really? Does anyone know?

  • Posted by: - Jan. 03, 2004 9:18 AM ET USA

    Abraham: "Amen."

  • Posted by: Abraham Tolemahcs - Jan. 02, 2004 9:25 AM ET USA

    ...perhaps this is the same group of bishops who "somehow" neither read nor heard of Fr. Shaughnessys article in CWR on the same subject several years ago. That possibility is as unlikely as either of the 2 "possible" conclusions Diogenes lists above. These same bishops/priests waste no time though sending posses after priests wanting to perform the Tridentine rite or the faithful choosing to kneel/genuflect for communion. The inactions of these bishops are treasonous and cowardly.

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Jan. 02, 2004 9:18 AM ET USA

    List of Bishops who publicly protested the slandering of Frank Keating's name: 1. 2. We are enlightened. But its not an Epiphany.

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