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Mon Feb 20, 2012, 01:06 PM

Holy MOG... article written in 2002 by Senator Rick Santorum re:Priests

http://www.catholic.org/featured/headline.php?ID=30

Like most American Catholics, I have followed the recent sex scandals in the Church with profound sympathy for victims, revulsion over priests who prey on minors and frustration at the absence of hierarchical leadership. Unlike most, I have been visited by the gift of hope; for I see in this fall an opportunity for ecclesial rebirth and a new evangelization of America. This "new evangelization," advocated strenuously by Pope John Paul II, has the potential for restoring confidence in the priesthood while empowering all American Catholics.

The most obvious change must occur within American seminaries, many of which demonstrate the same brand of cultural liberalism plaguing our secular universities. My hope was rekindled last week as our American Cardinals proposed from Rome an "apostolic visitation" of seminaries emphasizing "the need for fidelity to the Church's teaching, especially in the area of morality." It is an arduous task. However, the Pope made it clear last week that he expects the strong appeal of the Cardinals to be followed by decisive Episcopal action.

It is startling that those in the media and academia appear most disturbed by this aberrant behavior, since they have zealously promoted moral relativism by sanctioning "private" moral matters such as alternative lifestyles. Priests, like all of us, are affected by culture. When the culture is sick, every element in it becomes infected. While it is no excuse for this scandal, it is no surprise that Boston, a seat of academic, political and cultural liberalism in America, lies at the center of the storm.

The cultural change needed cannot end with our seminaries. Most of the American Cardinals, while strong defenders of the faith , are from a different era with only a few responding to the new demands our decaying culture has place upon them. With God's grace, a new hierarchy must emerge that will be both faithful in thought and courageous in confronting all infidelity within the Church. Such Church leaders have a great example in Pope John Paul II's battle with communism's attempt to destroy the Church and human dignity. A new hierarchy must similarly fight against an array of "isms"-moral relativism, cultural liberalism-inside and outside of the Church.

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Reply Holy MOG... article written in 2002 by Senator Rick Santorum re:Priests (Original post)
w8liftinglady Feb 2012 OP
zipplewrath Feb 2012 #1
da_decider Feb 2012 #2
beac Feb 2012 #3
Arugula Latte Feb 2012 #4
Auntie Bush Feb 2012 #5

Response to w8liftinglady (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 01:15 PM

1. He misses entirely

He focuses on the behavior of the individual abusers, and ignores the actions and decisions of the Catholic Bishops. I'm not sure how he blames liberals or anyone else for their decisions.

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Response to w8liftinglady (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 01:23 PM

2. Typical GOP: Party of "personal responsibility" blames liberals for everything...weak and Pathetic.

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Response to w8liftinglady (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 03:44 PM

3. Not surprised to see Little Ricky jumped on the "liberals made them do it" bandwagon.

What an unmitigated POS he is.

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Response to w8liftinglady (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 03:52 PM

4. Hippies with guns forced the priests to rape children.

It all makes sense.

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Response to w8liftinglady (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 04:03 PM

5. So that's why priests raped children! I always wanted to know.

The immoral liberals made them do it. First time I heard that one.
Rick is a gut buster.

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