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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Irreconcilable Differences with the USCCB: Time for a Divorce

Faithful Catholics following the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB) over the years wonder if the organization represents the views of the bishops – at least the orthodox bishops. The number of scandals emanating from the bishops’ bureaucracy is shocking! Truth and error cannot happily coincide. When the truth unites itself to the lie, it becomes a lie. So what is the proper response to the USCCB’s cooperation with evil? It may be the same one taken by another group in the Church – faithful vowed religious women who chose divorce rather than continue the connection to their sisters of the lie. Can the USCCB be reformed or should those bishops who love the truth separate themselves from what has become an evil bureaucracy undermining the Church? (Read more here. Click on "Newsletter".)


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Anonymous said...

This is a fascinating article in your newsletter. However, Bishop Martino's forced retirement cannot be traced to USCCB - doesn't this measure come from the Vatican itself?

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

Re Bishop Martino, I haven't read anything that indicates the "real" reason behind his resignation. I can't believe it originated at the Vatican even if ultimately there was Vatican pressure. It more likely came from his brother bishops through the bishop in charge of the region, Cardinal Rigali of Philadelphia. Here's an interesting article on some of the other factors involved that may have added to Bishop Martino's problems, but many of those exist in other dioceses without the bishops being forced to resign.