As many of you have read by now, Cardinal O'Malley went to a Baptist Minister to have his baptism reaffirmed.
Let me ask this question (and I think we all know the answer).
Why doesn't he go to Anne Robertson to renew the vows of his ordination?
Would he not wish to leave Catholics (or the Protestants for that matter) with the impression that she has the power and authority to do such a thing?
Why then would he simulate a Sacrament of the Catholic Church that could (and most likely does) confuse Catholics?
Furthermore, why with this woman?
The minister, Anne Robertson, authored a book "God's Top 10: Blowing the Lid Off the Commandments" in which she describes blowing the lid off of prohibitions against contraception, legalized abortion, and same-sex marriage.
Even if one is willing to sink low enough to undermine the Sacraments with the Tom Foolery of letting our separated sister publicly anoint an Apostolic successor, wouldn't the advocacy of murder and immorality prevent one from participating in this farcical ritual?
How about if she advocated for apartheid or ethnic cleansing?
Or is it just the murder of children and spiritual mayhem upon our homosexual brothers and sisters he's willing to overlook.
This was my favorite part:
She paused with the priest at the cardinal’s pew, so they could receive the baptism water from Cardinal O’Malley. The next moment, the cardinal quietly asked the Rev. Robertson to administer the water for him.
“My heart immediately went to my throat,” she said. “To be asked that by the man who might be pope someday – I was stunned. I was choking back tears for hours.”
We are crying too baby.
We are crying too.