Waking up at dawn to the news that the Pope is gumming up the Holy See with 'committee', my first instincts were "You're only kidding yourself (at least in this house!). Committees are the vehicles for cowards who need to insulate their self-esteem from accountability for the execution of their own plans."
When you need to distance yourself from the voices of your victims, you select like-minded people whom you know will deliver a piece of paper that tells you to do what you were going to do all along. Then, of course, the coward hires the people to carry it out and then distances himself from it.
After all, how are they to blame?
People told him to do it!
We've all seen employers carry out their own agenda and plans this way.
I wholeheartedly concur with our friends at BCI.
Naming Cardinal O'Malley to a Committee to reform the Curia is like naming Hillary Clinton to a Committee to reform international embassy security.
The fix is in: cronyism, corruption and clapping carnal clusters.
And, what reform would be without an accused anti-Semite and co-president of Pax Christi.
Frost the bureaucracy with another level of low-ranking bureaucrats who'll meet six months from now to create a think tank. Meanwhile, make sandwiches for the Suisse Guards.
Why don't we all just cut to the chase and save them the time and energy?
What the hierarchy needs is an encyclical on how to man up.
Evangelium Erecti Spinus.
Apostoli et Terminatio Pinko Mafiosio.
Boston Catholics could deliver the manifesto in a couple of hours.
This post is about EWTN finally coming out of the closet. They let Simcha Fisher do the dirty work of caricaturing Catholics who attend the Paschal Mystery and Sacred Liturgy in the Latin Rite as anti-Semites.Mark Shea applauding on the sidelines.
EWTN carries the despicable story HERE. I refuse to link to Mark Shea's treachery.
I've read very little of Dawn Eden over the years but I was surprised to have to divest myself of the notion she was a sensible woman.
I didn't know that every time I go to the Novus Ordo, if I don't discredit and apologize for Mark Shea and Bishop Gumbleton, it means my devotion to the Sacred Liturgy and Sacraments is some kind of ratification of the loony things they've said and done.
Will somebody ping me when Simcha apologizes for the friends with benefit liturgies, lousy catechesis or vulgar icon of women on her blog? There are thousands of women who don't want it pinned to our reputation. It won't go away on its own.