Friday, August 15, 2008

A Voice Crying Out In The Wilderness
And where are the other 300+ members of the USCCB?

MIA, that's where the vast majority of them are. But while we search high and low (mostly low) for any semblence of Catholicism and leadership from our brave shepherds, here's some of the article from the Catholic News Agency; (Emphasis mine) Archbishop Naumann hopes Obama realizes Sebelius is a bad Catholic advisor

(CNA).- With the U.S. presidential race heating up and both John McCain and Barack Obama close to announcing their vice presidential nominees, Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City says he hopes his warning of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for her support of abortion, has “alerted” Obama that she is not a good advisor on the Catholic Church.

While he was in Quebec City, Canada for the Knights of Columbus’ annual conference, Archbishop Naumann took time to explain to CNA the intricacies of his decision to ask the Kansas governor to refrain from receiving Communion.

Writing in the May 9 issue of The Leaven, the Archdiocese of Kansas City’s newspaper, Archbishop Naumann said that because of the governor’s support for legalized abortion, he had asked her to refrain from receiving Holy Communion until she makes a worthy confession and publicly repudiates her stand on abortion. He later clarified that his request to her was not directed toward one particular action, but rather, it concerned her “30-year history of advocating and acting in support of legalized abortion.”

When you stand before God…

“There are many goods you are trying to weigh. Where you have someone in public life who is not living in their public responsibilities consistent with the Catholic faith, I think you are concerned about that individual,” he began.

“One of the things that I said when I met with the governor at one point, is that some day she’s going to have to stand before God and account for her public service. And I hope that she’s going to have something better to say than what she does to this point on the protection of the innocent unborn. But I said if you go to God and you say, ‘Well, I didn’t understand how important this was’ or ‘I didn’t understand that this was such a crucial issue’ then as your bishop I’m the one responsible because I didn’t do enough to try and make sure of that. I told her I wasn’t comfortable with that and so I wanted to make sure that she understood what a serious matter this was.”

3 Comments:

Blogger Simplex Vir said...

Now that is what I call Good Counsel. Archbishop Naumann obviously understands the point. It is not that the Catholic Church is rigid or controlling. The Catholic Church is RESPONSIBLE if their faithful can stand before God and honestly say they did not understand. As a Father of two boys nothing I have ever heard shook me up as much as when a good Priest first explained to me that I would be held accountable if my children could say those words to God.

8:17 AM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Yeps, he does get it. This is why the Bishop's primary role is teacher to explain, so no one can claim ignorance.

Here is my daily appeal to dissolve the USCCB, back in the days that it didn't exist we had more Bishops' standing up.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Al said...

& leading the MIA list is Archbishop Hanus of DBQ. His silence since the news that Planned Parenthood is coming to DBQ got out has been downright scandelous. Apparently he isn't concerned with explaining to God why he was silent in the face of PP's over 700 abortions a day.

7:31 AM  

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