Monday, November 23, 2009

Where Are The Bishops?
"Missing In Action" isn't just the title of a Chuck Norris movie

I'm sure we've all read about the Manhattan Declaration by now.

Over 300 members of that august body better known as the USCCB, and only 11 have the 'nads to sign the MD. Roughly, only 4% have taken a stand.

I haven't seen leadership this decisive since the French Army in 1940.

A guy in a tank surrenders to two guys with rifles.

Our once strong Catholic Church in America
has become the 1940 French Army.

Merci Beaucoup, USCCB!!


Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Well, it was a lousy tank to begin with. LOL :-)

4:50 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

My bishop, the Apb. of Santa Fe, apparently has not signed it (yet). Apparently, Bp. Fabian Bruskewitz of the Diocese of Lincoln, Neb has not signed it. Surprising.

I wonder what the Red Guru will do. Sign it? I bet he doesn't. Comment on it?

4:55 PM  
Blogger QuantaCura01 said...

Only one California bishop signed. Bishop Coredeleone of Oakland. The democratic party in California forbids its mebers John Steinbock(Fresno), Roger Mahony(Lost Angeles, Tod Brown (Orange) from signing. In their case party over faith any day of the week. Probably more protestants signing than Catholics, anyone surprised?

5:59 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

Well maybe Tod Brown can get Barney, the Purple Dinosaur, to sign the document on his behalf! LOL

6:18 PM  
Blogger Tancred said...

I'm leery of the social-justice/civil disobedience language.

Nobody with any sense should associate themselves with the likes of Ted Kennedy, MLK, Ghandi, Barrigans or other Comrades like that.

It would be interesting if Mahony signed it, but unlikely given his chosen team affiliation.

Of course, it might also be interesting to yank liberals up by their own weird lexicon.

We're not suprised Burke hasn't signed.

7:31 PM  
Blogger Tancred said...

The French actually had better tanks than the Germans had, which makes the point all that much better.

7:54 PM  
Blogger Greta said...

Counting on the USCCB is like calling oneself a Catholic and a democrat. It will be interesting to see how many bishops sign up on their own. The one I will watch will be Chaput in Denver. If he signs, it is a good thing. If not, he sees some danger to be avoided. I have emailed to ask him about it but have not got a reply yet.

10:23 PM  
Blogger Al said...

When I signed it a couple days ago there was a little over 7000 names on it. Now there are over 71000. This has been getting a lot of air play at EWTN.

Tancred, just a reminder that civil disobedience has a long & honored history in the Catholic Church going back to St. Peter & the Apostles. re: Acts 4:18-20

12:22 AM  

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