I am a bit late posting this, but it deserves an honorable mention.
In the event you haven't read Cardinal O'Malley's post interview thoughts about his 60 minutes interview, here's the link:
I don't know how many times I have been exasperated by the lack of honesty after a bishop and now the Pope, makes a booboo.
Hundreds of times I have wondered, when they see the reactions of the recipients of their messages and realize it went awry, why they just can't acknowledge the need for clarity and attempt to dispel the smoke and recalibrate the message, explaining what they intended to convey.
As God is my witness, the almost two years now of Pope Francis refusing to do it, it is the most compelling sign that he is full of baloney.
Clearly, Cardinal O'Malley got an earful from a lot of people who watched or got wind of the interview.
His remarks in the 60 minutes interview on Bishop Finn were cheap. There is no due process in the Church. Like the poor Ferguson policeman who was beaten in his cruiser by Michael Brown and killed him in self defense and lying lynch mob made false statements to the press, if the media can round up people who have an ax to grind against the Church, they use the newspapers to convict him.
The witch hunt is due process.
His clarification didn't go far enough but it was decent. I was very pleasantly surprised to see it handled in such a forthright and honest manner. It was refreshing.
Has Terrance (his head of communications)moved onto greener pastures or is he taking a respite from maligning and slandering faithful Catholics who complain about the sophomoric three ring circus?
Truth be told, I didn't buy into the spin he put on the nuns leading souls into hell generation after generation. Having the rug pulled out from underneath their apostate show makes them feel alienated?
Cry me a river.
We are too busy worrying about the souls they mislead to waste a cell of our brains thinking about their widdle hurt feelings. The pedophiles do less damage. Patronizing their bitter arrogance with sappy caricatures of wounded women is not helpful.
I did love his ending. His expression that bishops are human and love Christ's Church was from his heart.
Just one teeny tiny little thing though...if I may...
Catholics who want our fiat taught and lived struggle with the concept that a bishop who deprives and starves the flock, or feeds them poison that ends in spiritual death, is loving the Church
It is like a father who supplies his children with booze and pot and tries to tell everyone willing to listen that he is loving his family.
The kiddies may be LOL all day long after daddy smokes a joint with them. The laughter may seem constructive progress to happiness.
The bishops and the Pope are way off track.
If I hail a taxicab, I just want a ride to where I am going. The driver may want to entertain me with his harmonica. He may have his own need to feel good about himself by making people laugh.
When I get in the backseat, he may decide he wants to hijack the ride and drive me around until he thinks he's conveyed how much he loves me.
These things are inappropriate.
A bishop is a man who is charged with teaching the tools for salvation.
As is the Pope.
When we come to Church, we want Sanctifying Grace. We want it for ourselves and the people we love. We don't need or want religious entertainment or a boost for our self esteem.
A bishops job is to make sure the priests are giving it to Christ's people. And that is the Pope's job.
They've got to love Christ's Church enough to feed His Sheep the Sanctifying Grace He sacrificed His Life to Deposit in His Church, in Its teachings and Sacraments.
Bishops are not ambassadors of good will, they are martyrs.
They speak the teachings of the Church whether convenient or inconvenient.
That is what makes them at odds with the seats of political powers.
The people of Boston are being demoralized by priests and teachers that fall under the responsibility of Cardinal O'Malley.
Forget about 60 Minutes and the Boston Globe. Come home, sit in your office and relieve us of the tyrants who are depriving us all of Sanctifying Grace.