Wednesday, May 4, 2011
PROGRESSIVES ARE ENRAGED THAT THEY CAN'T CHANGE THE HIERARCHICAL NATURE OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Try as they may, progressives in the Church have been trying to reform the nature of the Church as a hierarchical one, to one that is not. Of course that wouldn't be the Catholic Church and thus they have failed in their attempts.
Commenting on Bishop Morris who was fired as a bishop of an Australian diocese, another Australian bishop gets it right. Please note the all important last sentence below:
Australian archbishop weighs in on bishop’s removal
May 04, 2011
Archbishop John Bathersby of Brisbane said he supported Pope Benedict’s decision to remove Bishop William Morris from his position as Bishop of Toowoomba, one of Brisbane’s suffragan sees.
“I feel sad about it all, but I'm sure there must be a lot of reason in the decision the Pope has made,” he said. “I don't know all the ins and outs of the situation of what a bishop may have done. I think that's something between the bishop and the Pope.”
Commenting on reports that Bishop Morris was removed over remarks on women’s ordination, Archbishop Bathersby said that “the Roman Catholic Church is hierarchical and the Pope is at the top of it, and when the Pope makes a decision we accept it.”