...and so much for a certain priest being loyal to his bishop
According to the Associated Press; (Emphasis mine)
As I just posted this week-end, the Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington, Delaware recently stated that so-called "pro-abortion Catholics" should not receive Holy Communion. Click here for specifically what Bishop Saltarelli stated. He left little to the imagination.
But here's the meat and potatoes of what Bishop Saltarelli said;
So here's my open letter to His Excellency, Bishop Saltarelli.
According to the Associated Press*, US Senator Joseph R. Biden presented himself (August 24, 2008) for, and received The Body and Blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at St. Joseph on the Brandywine parish.
As if that wasn't bad enough (if the AP article is factual, and I have no reason to believe otherwise), doesn't that entail that someone at St. Joseph on the Brandywine parish is challenging you, as well?
Unfortunately, it's increasingly common for members of the Laity to ignore (if not outright publicly challenge) their ecclesiastical leaders. But I'm sure you'll agree that when ordained priests who've taken a vow of obedience to their Bishop, choose to ignore said Bishop and instead to give the general public, via the national media, the unmistakable impression that these very same priests owe more loyalty to a politically leader than their own Bishop, then obviously.... there's something dreadfully wrong.
I pray that God give you the strength and force of will to admonish, correct, and possibly even discipline those who have sought to usurp your authority.
For those interested, here's Bishop Saltarelli's e-mail page. Feel free to cut and paste and send him an e-mail, as well. http://www.cdow.org/bishopmails.html
I ask everyone reading this to invest a few seconds and send an e-mail to Bishop Saltarelli. If he gets deluged with hundreds, if not thousands of e-mails, possibly something of substance will be done concerning this none-too-subtle act challenge to him, as well as disrespect to Our Lord.
Please post this on your blog, and e-mail it to everyone you know. Remember... silence never accomplished a thing.