The Year of Faith-Vatican II and the Future - Some Thoughts and Perspectives... (Main Forum)
David Timbs has a further analysis of the problems which you will find on his blog at:
Honestly, what is going on in the Holy Roman Catholic Church today is a crisis worse than any other crisis in the entire history of the institution. The other day Helen put up a link to an article about Benedict sprouting on about Virgins and Martyrs.
There are no martyrs left amongst the bishops of today who would defend the faith of their faithful with their lives. Look at the way they treat one of their own in the person of +Bill Morris — and we could cite many other examples from recent decades. What do all the other bishops do? Run for cover is what they do. Would you expect any of them to stand up for the interests of the great majority of the baptized if they can't even stand up for one of their own?
And as for "virgins": before too much longer they are going to be calling for "certificates of virginity" to be allowed into seminaries and more than that I'm sure they are presently working their hardest to think up some test for effeminancy for admission to seminary studies.
What a pathetic joke Catholicism is becoming. In the middle of writing this I received a phone call from someone who had written into CathNews in response to David Timbs' article. Apparently her response was published around 1.30pm this afternoon but has subsequently been censored and removed. That is a further "sign of the times". As I've been arguing for ages, CathNews today has become as weak as piss and simply another public relations' agency for these spineless bishops constantly trying to convey the impression that some work is being done in the vineyard of the Lord but the reality is that they use a lot of words to say absolutely nothing for fear that they will get into trouble from the temple police and their chief protector in Australia one George Cardinal Pell.
For all their alleged holiness and prayers do these men spend even a millisecond in reflection on what sort of accountability they face for the stewardship of an institution that has seen nearly 90% of its core customer base vamoose out the door?
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