In recent weeks, what Fr. Andrew Greeley has labeled "the fringe of the hierarchy" has been busy overtime. The theological offspring of the peculiar ways of Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of Lincoln, Neb., (where the real cathedral is a football stadium), and their spiritual kin, many newly in bishops' robes, have been grabbing headlines.How strange it is for Fr. Andrew Greeley to be referring to Bishops Bruskewitz and Sheridan and Archbishops Burke and Chaput as the "fringe"...Of course, of all people, he should know what fringe is.
Bruskewitz is famous for, among other things, excommunicating Catholics in his diocese who belonged to a reform group that counted among its members several other bishops and hundreds of priests and nuns.
So, if I understand this 'logic', defending the Church, teaching the Faith, presenting the Truth, and sacrificing one's life to save souls is what constitutes being on the "fringe"?
Our good bishops and priests need our prayers more than ever. They are being attacked both from within and from the outside world for being faithful shepherds of Christ's children.
Those bishops and priests who are confused about what they must do also need our prayers so that they might be graced with God's truth and light and receive the strength to His will.
National unCatholic Distorter article here.