VOICE OF THE ORDAINED
By Fr. Wilson (articles ) | May 24, 2003
More from the Diocese of Brooklyn. The NY Daily News tells of the efforts of the "Voice Of The Ordained," a group formed during the past year. It is composed of active, laicized and renegade priests who are determined that things must change. For starters, they want a say in who is going to be the next bishop of Brooklyn.
Here's a sampler: "Priests and laity should elect bishops," says the Rev. James Sullivan, a retired Brooklyn priest and member of the group's steering committee. "That's the way it was done in the early days of the church." Not only that, but Sullivan says bishops should serve fixed terms - six years, with a second six if everybody agrees. And most audaciously, he and other like-minded priests want all bishops, not just cardinals, to elect Popes and to limit their reigns to 12 years."
Fr. Sullivan is a fine man, a senior priest, and well intentioned, but evidently he has not been paying much attention. Tinkering with rules, moving furniture around and replacing Palestrina and Plainchant with inclusive language camp fire songs has caused the virtual collapse of the Church in this country. One watches with amazement as the generation of priests who were ordained into a flourishing Church, and proceeded to dismantle it with their lunatic, cheesey antics, now plaintively wail that the "Renewal" hasn't yet gone FAR enough! VOTO goes Jesus one better; He said, "Upon This Rock;" their motto could be, "Not a Stone Left on a Stone."
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