Challenge Grant: Our Boosters will match donations up to $45,000. We have $40,290 to go. Please donate!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

you can sleep a bit easier tonight

By Diogenes (articles ) | Sep 23, 2005

World peace. International development. Migration. Foreign Aid. International debt. Disaster relief.

Yup; our bishops (God bless them) covered all the bases.

There are reports that they even talked about religious affairs.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($127,977 to go):
$150,000.00 $22,022.70
85% 15%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 9 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Vincit omnia amor - Sep. 24, 2005 12:30 AM ET USA

    On this transatlantic trip, I wonder if the yet to have his resignation accepted one gave up his seat in 1st Class and gave the difference to helping the poor?

  • Posted by: Vincit omnia amor - Sep. 23, 2005 11:15 PM ET USA

    RE: "Because you can be sure that there isn't a politician on either side of the Atlantic willing to stand up for the poor and the oppressed." Yeah, but is there a Bishop who'll stand up to politicians who support killing babies in the womb? AND, are Bishops now "experts" on the type of social systems, tax schemes, foriegn aid, etc. that will really help the poor? You can be all for helping the poor, but sometimes the "cure" brings more harm then good...(think: "liberation theology")

  • Posted by: murph - Sep. 23, 2005 7:33 PM ET USA

    I think a lot of this nonsense comes from the requirement that Priests need seven or more years to become an 'expert' in some field; not necessairly anything to do with the Faith. Why isn't a basic education and LOVE and SERVICE to God and fellow man some qualification to be a Priest? Does it take seven or more years to come by those worthy and useful attributes? Maybe we'd have more Priests if they didn't have to be college professors before they can be priests. Humility hasn't a chance.

  • Posted by: murph - Sep. 23, 2005 7:32 PM ET USA

    I think a lot of this nonsense comes from the requirement that Priests need seven or more years to become an 'expert' in some field; not necessairly anything to do with the Faith. Why isn't a basic education and LOVE and SERVICE to God and fellow man some qualification to be a Priest? Does it take seven or more years to come by those worthy and useful attributes? Maybe we'd have more Priests if they didn't have to be college professors before they can be priests. Humility hasn't a chance.

  • Posted by: Fr. William - Sep. 23, 2005 6:48 PM ET USA

    Golly gee whiz, what a wonderful opportunity for Cdl. "just call me Teddy" McCarrick & his fellow bishops: an all-expense paid (parishioner-funded) trip to Brussels, with the best hotels & the finest dining that Europe has to offer. Their trip should surely help all the poor folks in their dioceses in the US & throughout Europe. Yessirree. They're all feeling much better now. And, contrary to reports, the Roman Catholic Church & religious affairs were not discussed. St. Pio, pray for us.

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Sep. 23, 2005 6:48 PM ET USA

    What religious affairs? The CWN story doesn't quote Cardinal McCarrick (whose resignation has not been accepted) as mentioning any religious affairs.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 23, 2005 6:47 PM ET USA

    Thank God, then for the European and US bishops. Because you can be sure that there isn't a politician on either side of the Atlantic willing to stand up for the poor and the oppressed.

  • Posted by: Vincit omnia amor - Sep. 23, 2005 6:36 PM ET USA

    Imagine that, Cardinal McCarrick of Washington, DC was one of "the American participants in the unusual meeting." Rome has yet to accept his resignation.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 23, 2005 5:38 PM ET USA

    Welcome to the domain of progressive "Catholics", which progresses beyond that area of God's instructions on how to live into almost every one else's domain save their own. What were these people ordained to do? Are they economists, financiers, psychologists, anthropologists or priests of God? And then they wonder why the Catholic faithful are moving more and more towards incredulity? Jashu

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

When Catholics are less Catholic than non-Catholics 19 hours ago
Cardinal Kasper's nose is growing again October 18
Challenge Grant Begins as Synod Ends October 17
What's wrong with this Synod, IV: Unprepared for marriage October 17
No, mainstream religious orders aren't attracting vocations as fast as younger traditional orders October 17

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - October 20
Cardinal Parolin: UN must protect innocents from Islamic State CWN - September 30
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6