Our now late, former bishop, Bishop Raymond W. Lessard use to decry the congregationalism of some of our parishes. He said it wasn't Catholic or our Catholic ecclesiology. He was right and it was a wound against the "Oneness" of the Catholic Church.
Under Pope Francis, as different bishops, bishops' conferences and individual priests and parishes begin to do their own thing by way of interpreting Amoris Laetitia, we are seeing an acceleration of Catholic Balkanisation that will destroy our Catholic Oneness and make us just another Protestant clique when it comes to the Faith and Morals of the Catholic Church.
But what the heck, how can we let dogmas and law put forward by the doctors of the law, that dastardly group of Jews and Catholics who uphold the law, rule the world?
So who is right? Bishop Paprocki in refusing funerals to "married gays" or Bishop McGrath who encourages it and when will bishops' conferences and individual bishops, to say nothing of rank and file clergy, stop poking each other in the eyes with their own congregationalism or fierce individualism, which not so long ago were anathema to the inherent philosophy and theology of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church?
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