The Vatican is winning the war against the liberal bishops who caused the abuse crises. For years, those bishops looked the other way, lied about what was going on, and then tried to get their friends in the media to blame the conservative Pope so they could continue to get away with it all.
But now, the MSM has lost its iron grip on what people say or hear. Bloggers correct the errors and lies almost immediately now. And, if bloggers put out a corrective post that shows what liars the MSM are, it’s available for all time, and people who use the internet can see the post now and in the future. So people trying to understand the problem always have the full weight of both sides of the argument at their fingertips at all times. That virtually destroys the ability of the MSM to hide critical facts as they like to do.
And Benedict is replacing the liberal bishops quietly, daily. So he is really winning the war. In the long run, the liberals are defeated.
That sense of defeat has caused them to come out in the open, and reveal what they were about all along. So a very old, retired Bishop is still out there advocating, trying to get a new thing going, same as the old thing.
Retired Sacramento Bishop Francis Quinn was honored June 30 with a “Beacon of Hope” award at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento, serenaded by the Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus.
The appearance of the Gay Men’s Chorus seemed particularly apropos considering comments the 88-year-old bishop emeritus made to the June 2010 issue of the publication Inside East Sacramento. “Pointing to the dramatic changes made within the Catholic Church by Vatican II, Quinn asserts that it is time for a new council, this one dedicated to looking at human sexuality and its intersection with religion,” said Inside East Sacramento. “The new council, he says, should involve the entire Catholic community as well as people of other faiths.”
“So many of the issues that Catholics deal with — divorce, homosexuality, premarital sex — center around sexuality and affect how they connect with the church,” Bishop Quinn told the publication. “We need to move beyond this circular logic and look at what is really happening in people’s lives.”
But the church always knew what was going on in people’s lives. The liberals wanted to push a certain agenda, an agenda that would benefit certain people. This little get together reveals what the abuse crisis was all about.
In June 2007, Bishop Quinn spoke at a contemplative retreat at Burlingame’s Mercy Center to mark its 25th anniversary. ….The workshops, says the Project’s web site, “offer a good way for individuals to learn more about a topic, get support, and meet other men.” One workshop, Men Connecting, “provides education and support for individuals seeking to enhance their skills around meeting men, dating, negotiating and communicating about sex in dating situations, and developing relationships.”
Another workshop, “Hot and Healthy Sex,” provides “a forum for sexually active gay men seeking greater fulfillment or pleasure from sex” as well as discussing “issues of preventing HIV and STD.”
Ah, Yes. Now I understand. The Church as singles bar.