"Who is going to save our Church? Not our bishops, not our priests and religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that your priests act like priests, your bishops, like bishops, and your religious act like religious." - Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, 1972
This has been a horribly difficult war. Bad politicians you can vote out, but bad bishops?
Apuron knew what he was saying when he said "no one can get me." Of course, in the end, God will "get" us all. "Vengeance is mine," says the Lord.
But meanwhile we must do our utmost to "bring about the Kingdom of God on earth," even if it means purging our church leadership of those who "harm the little ones" and for whom Christ said "it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea." (Mt. 18:6)
Sadly, things have gotten so bad in our church because we have come to care more about being "nice" rather than being truthful.
Somewhere along the post-Vatican II way we got "good" mixed up with "nice." Or maybe we didn't get it mixed up at all. Maybe we found that "nice" was an easy place for the cowards to hide. I can't help but think of how "nice" is probably one of Satan's most effective tools. Read on: