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By Fr. Wilson (articles ) | Jun 06, 2004

The poor dears are in turmoil

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  • Posted by: - Jun. 09, 2004 1:22 AM ET USA

    Let us step back to the days of Athanasius and ponder what percentage of living bishops were then Arian heretics and what percentage were faithful Catholics. Now ponder what percentage of American Catholic bishops are "faithful Catholics" and what percentage are heretics and schismatics and felons or just cowards unwilling to commit themselves and hoping these controversies will just go away. Expose them and pray for them and the souls they do nothing to save.

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Jun. 06, 2004 6:18 PM ET USA

    I disagree with all the commenters so far. In the early Church, a clear sign of a bishops' conference reforming itself were martyrdoms, visible torture marks on bodies (trying to bring about apostasy by the faithful), and heated doctrinal disputes. I don't see any Tyndale martyrs here.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 06, 2004 2:39 PM ET USA

    A curial official said to me recently that a bishops' conference in which there is discord is a bishops' conference that is reforming itself.

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Jun. 06, 2004 12:08 PM ET USA

    Addendum; From Holy Sdripture: 1Cr 11:18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. 1Cr 11:19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Jun. 06, 2004 11:41 AM ET USA

    "Cardinal Joseph F. Ratzinger, a Vatican official, told a group of visiting American bishops last week that he wanted to meet with an American task force that is studying how to relate to Catholic politicians." I am curious what THAT means...! "And the pope, in an address on marriage last month to American bishops, made a general but pointed reference to 'the formation of factions within the church' in the United States." And the Pope...Only NOW he notices...!!!???

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