Monday, October 19, 2015
POLARIZATION IN THE CHURCH NOT SEEN SINCE THE 1960'S! CARDINAL WUERL DENIGRATES CARDINAL DOLAN AND OTHERS WHO SIGNED A LETTER OF CONCERN TO THE POPE!
In the 1970's and 80's progressives ruled with rigid progressive ideology (almost what some would say a dogmatic way) and anyone who challenged them would be humiliated and silenced or kicked out of religious orders and seminaries.
I fear we are returning to the past, the worst days of the 1970's and it is being done by what Russ Douthat of the New York Times writes so succinctly in his article I quoted in a previous post:
"Aging progressives are seizing a moment they thought had slipped away, trying to outmaneuver younger conservatives who recently thought they owned the Catholic future. The African bishops are defending the faith of the European past against Germans and Italians weary of their own patrimony. A Jesuit pope is effectively at war with his own Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the erstwhile Inquisition — a situation that would make 16th century heads spin."
This is part of what Cardinal Wuerl of Washington, DC said as reported by America Magazine on Sunday the 18th. I don't think I've heard one cardinal speak of other cardinals in such a way ever. It shows the schism that is taking place in the hierarchy caused by the most polarizing pope we've had in centuries. You can read the whole article HERE:
Cardinal Donald Wuerl has flatly denied the allegations by some of his fellow cardinals and bishops that the fathers attending the synod are “somehow” being manipulated by the pope and the synod structure that Francis approved. He wonders whether the underlying reason why they are suggesting or saying such things is because “they just don’t like this pope,” and find the church that he is calling for “somewhat threatening.”
He said some of these people “are speaking, sometimes surreptitiously, sometimes half-way implying, then backing off and then twisting around” and in this way they have "tainted" the synod process in the public eye with their groundless allegations of manipulation, and so cast a cloud over its outcome.
Powerful cardinals are at each others throats. To much information for me. Do we really need to know how the sausage is made? I've seen what goes into hot dogs and the way they are made, it ain't pretty! Sausage making a la the 1970's has returned!