Our Fabulous Florida Bishops, Snapshot #8

By Diogenes (articles ) | Nov 10, 2003

In October of this year, confronted with imminent death by dehydration of a brain-damaged woman, Bishop Robert "Christ's presence in the gathered Body" Lynch offered his ... prayers.

With the news that the feeding tube has now been removed from Terri Schiavo, my own prayers and those of thousands of other people go out for Terri and for her family. May the author of all life look kindly on Terri and provide consolation and hope for those who love her.

How do we sum up such a marvelous display of pastoral solicitude? Perhaps Bishop Wilton Gregory put it best: "We still are engaged in international questions of import."

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  • Posted by: - Nov. 15, 2003 5:49 PM ET USA

    Dare I mention that I am a Catholic living in Florida? Sadly, Bishop Lynch is far astray from the teaching of the Church and we must pray for him. Meanwhile, however, a group of us have been working hard to inform folks. Weve been defending Terri Schiavo's life for nearly two years and refuted Bishop Lynch's words. Visit us at www.missionsun.net. Check out past issues of The Catholic Advocate. All is not lost in Florida! We are the Missionaries Under the Sun loyal to the Church!

  • Posted by: - Nov. 10, 2003 8:13 PM ET USA

    Oh, gosh! What can one say? This is a fascinating synopsis of modern degeneracy in the Church. Well, so much for throwing stones at Their Excellencies, Griswold and Robinson. Thanks, Karen, for your perceptiions and anger. I also hadn't realized that Bishop Robert "Kervorkian" Lynch was part of the group that met with Deal Hudson, et al. At least we are beginning to sift the wheat from the chaff now and stop so much of this charade of phoney bonhomie.

  • Posted by: - Nov. 10, 2003 5:44 PM ET USA

    Karen, Bishop Lynch is indeed a sitting diocesan bishop (St Petersburg). And prominent: one of the few who sat down with the conservative voices Deal Hudson gathered in Washington D.C. in October.

  • Posted by: - Nov. 10, 2003 5:29 PM ET USA

    And the reform and renewal Karen, needs to start with the episcopacy itself. As long as they continue to cover their eyes and close their ears to the evidence of active homosexuality among the prelates themselves, we will not have a 'clean house'. These men have betrayed their own vows and protected the homosexual priests under them. But they don't want any light shed on this and continue to seek cover. The rot runs deep. We have a long way to go...

  • Posted by: - Nov. 10, 2003 5:21 PM ET USA

    The USCCB is a toothless construct, with a limitless appetite for vacuous nouns, and Dilbert-like management speak. I believe that Bishop Wilton Gregory is confusing international questions of import with "existential" import. Perhaps they can export their international questions of import so that other continents can import the misery.

  • Posted by: - Nov. 10, 2003 1:31 PM ET USA

    Is this Bishop Lynch still an "active" bishop of a diocese? I am a little confused by this. If he made all these admissions, why is he still an active bishop. If he is still active, it is difficult to believe that the USCCB is taking this sex abuse scandal seriously. The fundamental problem is not the sex abuse but the corruption of the priesthood. The first concern needs to be the reform and renewal of the ordained Catholic priesthood.