As I talked with brother bishops in preparation for this presentation, there was consistent agreement that one aspect that is most alarming to us about media is when it becomes unchristian and hurtful to individuals. For example, we are particularly concerned about blogs that engage in attacks and hurtful, judgmental language. We are very troubled by blogs and other elements of media that assume the role of Magisterium and judge others in the Church. Such actions shatter the communion of the Church that we hold so precious.
They've "held it so precious".
This is what you call audacity given their stewardship of the Catholic religion.
Did they think we were going to let another generation go by with them at the helm?
Pot, meet the kettle. The USCCB is a congregation that has been constructed between Rome and the faithful whic has no authority to do what they've been doing for the past 40 years - hijacking our religion.
They are a group of individuals who have a history of maligning the reputations of people who have charitably stepped forward to ask them to deliver their children from the pedophiles they hired and people who are finished with the dissent that is now rocking the farce and false church they have erected in the United States.
Did anyone bring up the elephants in the room like the National Catholic Reporter? America Magazine? Catholics United, Catholic Democrats (or whatever they morph into when they need a new bully pulpit)?
Ask them what they've done or intend to do about these phony initiatives?
After 40 years of making no judgments whatsoever and an entire generation gone haywire, I have one thing to play on the world's tiniest violin.
You don't like media sources that blog about the teachings of the Church and expose those perverting it?
We like the way we're saying it better than the way you say nothing at all.
There is no respect for truth among the majority of Catholic Bishops. There is no respect for civil and moral and ecclesiastical law.
The only thing that works with Bishops is who can make the biggest amount of noise and create the biggest headaches and conflict. Whoever wins that contest, has the Bishops behind them.
We're going for the first place blue ribbon.