Policies, Procedures, Protocols – The Catholic Thing

Fr. Pokorsky on bishops’ penance: The disciples, unable to cast out a demon, heard Jesus say, “This kind can go out by nothing but by prayer and fasting.”

In the time of Noah, the people were so wicked that God destroyed them in a great deluge.  The wickedness must have been much more serious than disobeying mom and dad.  God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah with fire and brimstone.  The wickedness of Sodom must have been much more serious than failing in generous hospitality.  In time, God promulgated the Ten Commandments to make sure these crimes never happened again.  But it was necessary for Him to send His Son. And we messed up that one as well.

In the aftermath of the monstrous Pennsylvania clergy disclosures – many of which are repackaged from revelations over the years – we’ve repeatedly read how “shocked” and “saddened” the bishops are.  Hence, they plan to establish new “policies, procedures, and protocols” to “make sure this never happens again.”  Apparently, the Ten Commandments – and the Church’s Canon Law – need even more fine-tuning.

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