Thursday, September 4, 2014
Millstone for Cardinal Dolan -- Again!
Yesterday I was on a blog where a woman expressed her total frustration with the infidelity of so many Catholic bishops and her intention to leave the Church. What precipitated her crisis of faith? The latest scandal in New York by Cardinal, gay-promoting, Timothy Dolan who waxed enthusiastic over a gay group publicly marching under a gay banner in next year's St. Patrick's Day parade.
Ho-hum...We're used to the Cardinal's scandals by now. Why would anyone think he's Catholic in any meaningful sense of the word?
With regard to the disillusioned woman, immediately other Catholics on the blog exhorted her not to do it and she reflected a few posts later that there's no place to go. My dad vented in the same way after Vatican II when Archbishop Borders was destroying the faith in Baltimore. My mom, like the faithful Catholics on the blog, said the same thing...."Where else can we go?" Only Jesus has the words of eternal life, especially when he's being crucified by His own. ("When I return will I find any faith on the earth?")
I trust the woman will stay and fight. But isn't it a tragedy that we have to fight the scandals from clerics within the Church as much as (or more than) we have to fight assaults from outside? Don't give up; keep the faith. As a friend once told Canadian warrior of God, Anne Roche Muggeridge (RIP) who once threatened to leave the Church, "Don't let the bastards drive you out!" There are many bastards (illegitimate children who detest their father) in the Church today. Some of them wear roman collars. But, whenever you find them, pray and fight and never let them drive you away from the way, the truth, and light. There is nowhere else to go!
By the way, I just took the Les Femmes newsletter to the printer and we awarded Cardinal Dolan a millstone. he certainly has earned it over the past few months between shilling for the gays and persecuting faithful priest Fr. Justin Wylie.