|And it is silence that kills faith|
in Christ and Holy Mother Church!
Christopher Altieri, a veteran Vatican reporter with 20 plus years experience wrote a scathing analysis in Catholic World Report:
“Not a single one of Bishop Malone’s confreres has publicly corrected him, let alone called for his resignation. We continue to hear from some quarters the pious platitudes about the “good bishops” who love their people. If one of them were good, he would denounce his brethren for their cravenness. He would rend his vestments. He would don sackcloth and ashes and do penance. He would say what he knows, or reasonably suspects.
"Who is that man?
"The evidence suggests their mitred highnesses are all terrified: of losing their place? No. Of being found out? No, again. Nor is their fear for what may befall them, should they keep silence. It is for what might befall them, should they speak. They are afraid of being expelled from the club — or worse — having spoken, of becoming a pariah within it.
"May we reasonably hope for any good from their Fall Meeting? Their silence bespeaks a general pusillanimity, unbecoming men ordained to be shepherds for God’s holy flock and high priests blameless in His sight, ministering to Him night and day. The worst are quite possibly criminal. To continue to place any sort of trust in this Quisling brotherhood is folly. It is maudlin. It is morally criminal.
"Let one of them — one — stand up and say he shall no longer be a part of this fiasco. Let one of them own the crisis without stint, for all the brethren, come what may. Let one of them raise his voice and cry out, Ecce adsum!”
NOT ONE bishop HAS SPOKEN OUT IN FRATERNAL
|St. Peter Damian, pray for us!|
- a skewed sense of loyalty? Brotherhood?
- fear of ostracism?
- fear of being perceived a hypocrite?
- fear of drawing attention to their own denial/cover-up/lying?
Nabi Sayeth: It is past time for the St. Peter Damians and St. Catherine of Sienas of today’s Church to rise up and speak: Good priests, courageous personal secretaries, chancery workers….all of the devoted laity, must rise up and save the bishops from themselves.