Instead of promoting Christ’s love, unifying the community and taking positive forward thinking steps, this “leadership” intends to pull us back into the previous century. (from a recent e-mail to various community members from Protect our Clergy)
You bet we do!
The leaders from the previous century were MEN! Men with vision, men with stamina, men who did not cower if a so-inclined priest or bishop cast a cross glance!
Men who knew that a modicum of control had to reside with the laity. Men who knew that clerics and hierarchs, however well intended, were, after all human beings, with human failings.
The former anointed appointed would have us cow to a set of regulations that have us at the mercy of a group of human beings who may be destined for sainthood, or, be a series of Rasputins. Our grandfathers would NOT take that chance. Neither should we!
Even if it means reaching back into the prior century, to a group of immigrants who did not have our education or our advantages, we should heed their wisdom and say, "OXI".