There's a short list of the most compelling problems at Boston Catholic Insider.
The top two on my short list are the structural changes made to the Roman Catholic Church that severs Rome from the teaching authority of Boston Catholics and one of the first policies to emerge from the counterfeit operation the 'non-discrimination policy'.
You will be seeing more of this in the upcoming week (and weeks) that should be pretty shattering to the trust of Boston Catholics. The 'presbyteral council' which is largely (though not completely) a group of weak priests who are chosen specifically because they are weak and will rubber stamp any policy no matter how scandalous and offensive it is to Christ, His Church or the souls they were ordained to lead to salvation.
The priests who rubber stamp this policy will be the first among the parishes targeted on the campaigns to defund in 2011. Everything is about the money. When they start to fail to be able to make their expenses, the Archdiocese pulls them from their posts. There will be more forthcoming regarding the priests and archdiocescan council who thus far is rubber stamping the dismantling of Catholic identity of our diocese and our schools and communication to the Nuncio and Holy See.
In the meantime, please continue to visit BHE and send out the fed up communications.
One other thing that is critical this week is the Bishops election duly noted in BCI.
- USCCB President Election: upcoming vote November 15-18 in Baltiimore for the new president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Will Cardinal O’Malley, and Bishops Hennessey, Kennedy, Uglietto, Dooher, Edyvean, and Allué vote to elect as national leader a bishop known to have enabled a priest convicted of child sexual abuse who is now defrocked and jailed?
This Bishop's judgment is as bad as it gets and the US Bishops have no business electing him as President. They're back to their old tricks because the RICO investigation and victims' advocates have been neutralized.
There will be more on this in the next few weeks.