Action Alert!

bruskewitz besieged!

By Diogenes (articles) | Dec 26, 2006

Brace yourself, Bishop B. You've been "targeted" by the power hitters at National Call To Action, who intend to bombard you with fragrant and well-spelled letters indicting you for failure to comply with the alternative sexualities audit conducted by the Office of Child & Youth Protection. And not only that, but the CTA folks are ratting you out to Bishop William Skylstad, whose own diocese -- so punctilious are its pastors -- has complied itself into receivership.

The NCR reports:

Nicole Sotelo, codirector of national Call to Action, said her organization intends to mount a letter-writing campaign to Lincoln, Neb., Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz, with copies to Bishop William Skylstad, bishop of Spokane, Wash., and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The letters will protest Bruskewitz's refusal to comply with the bishops' conference policies on child abuse by clergy, she said. Asked about the timing of the campaign, just after an announcement that the Vatican has upheld the excommunication of the Lincoln chapter of Call to Action, she said it would counter Bruskewitz’s "attempts to silence" the organization. "Justice cannot be silenced," she said.

That should rattle 'im. It's the nail polish, I think, that conveys most forcefully Hic est digitus Dei, and I expect the excommunication to be lifted shortly after the Holy See requires coral lip gloss for concelebrant clergy.

Richard Cross holds a doctorate in psychology, who has taught at the university level, including at Franciscan University. He is currently an educational researcher and consultant in the field of psychology and related disciplines.
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  • Posted by: - Jul. 17, 2010 5:20 PM ET USA

    I hate to wax too Peter Drucker but if an organization says, to its customers, "Y?" many will nod their heads and say "exactly." and keep on walking. The only thing missing from this diving board leap into the Ashcan of Herstory is the St Louis Jesuits strumming a ditty.

  • Posted by: garedawg - Jul. 16, 2010 8:15 PM ET USA

    It reminds me of what they said about the Holy Roman Empire being neither holy, Roman, nor an empire.

  • Posted by: Miss Cathy - Jul. 16, 2010 4:04 PM ET USA

    Y not? It's fun to stay at the Y. . . .

  • Posted by: Don Vicente - Jul. 16, 2010 2:55 PM ET USA

    And to think that when I was in grade school the Baltimore Catechism warned us against this "dangerous" non-Catholic organization, the YMCA. I went to their Summer camp anyway and it was fun.

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Jul. 15, 2010 6:58 PM ET USA

    Hey, what difference does it make what you call your health club? Mine is Prime Time Athletic Club, and I am anything but athletic and never go in prime time.