I've read and heard concerns about the Sacred Liturgy. I don't think the situation is as serious as some are making it out to be. I don't think we'll be seeing Liturgical nonsense from St. Peter's Square, but time will tell.
If we have something to worry about, it will manifest itself in the appointments he makes. Appointments are the means for rolling out the agenda of the person in charge.
If he appoints prelates with corrupt agendas to key positions - we'll know nothing has changed. We're right back to appointing the corrupt to corrupt under his nose and then distancing himself from it.
When the dust settles, Boston Catholics are going to test the waters.
Let's be clear.
We want everyone struggling with sin, seeking the healing Sacraments of Christto
feel welcome in every parish in the Archdiocese. Because that is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
a person or persons presence starts demanding restriction and silence of Church teaching on
the necessity for SSA persons to be celibate, parents with children-the families
sitting beside you in the pew are deprived of the tools they need to properly
form their conscience. Consequently,they are sent into the world to face
temptation with the tools of depravation and ignorance and seek pleasure in the
Such persons are not welcome to conduct themselves inside of any ministry
in the Roman Catholic Church with these restrictions. If that makes people feel
unwelcome - it's a crying shame. The Catholic Church is a place where we all come to learn
how to deprive ourselves of sinful things we are attracted to. Being deprived of that is not panning out for our children, our families, friends and the world at large. Moreover, it is not panning out for Christ.
Plans are underway for Boston Catholics to
circle back to the Vicar General and Cardinal to put the paper trail on their desks. We are going to inform them that if it isn't stopped by a
certain date, we are heading to the Nuncio.
I am personally going to fly to
Washington DC with the paper trail and meet with the Nuncio to ask him to seek
the intercession of the Holy See and Pope. We'll give him six weeks to fix the
problem and if it isn't fixed,we are going to call in our chits at the Vatican
and fly over to Rome with the paper trail in our hands.
When we remand the matter to the Holy Father, we'll find out if we are back to the same old games. This is all going to take time.
Every priest in this diocese is going to have his own little copy and be told exactly who knew, what they knew and when they knew it - what was asked of them and what was done in response to those requests- and the fact that we are on our way to Rome with the trail.
With Vatileaks, you'd truly have to be under a rock not to realize that everyone from mothers and fathers in every parish to the highest levels in the Vatican are done with the foolish games.
In the meantime, I have a very, very good feeling about this Pope. He deserves our trust, our love and our support. He is truly extraordinary from what we all can see.
Stop resisting this magnificent gift and fall in love.