Wednesday, May 14, 2008
SILENT BOMBSHELL !
Or perhaps we've all just lost our hearing. In any case, reporting hasn't yet gotten noisy here.
AUSTRALIA'S Catholic bishops have disowned retired Sydney bishop Geoffrey Robinson, accusing him of failing to understand fundamental church teachings.
The country's bishops have released a public statement suggesting that Bishop Robinson — as a bishop, a man chosen by the Pope to guard the teaching of Catholics — is wrong about the authority of Christ and the authority of the church to "teach the truth".
Read all of it...
According to the article this bishop "headed the Australian church's efforts to tackle clerical sexual abuse for a decade". He retired in 2004 in disillusionment, wrote a book, CONFRONTING POWER AND SEX IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, and is currently doing a lecture tour of the U.S for Voice of the Faithful.
I'm having a hard time picking my jaw up off the floor. Talk about bishop opposing bishop...!! Circling the wagons? Or is this a case of the bishops acting properly for a change?
Our Lady of Fatima, you know what I'm asking!