Thursday, December 15, 2005

A Long Divorce-St Stanislaus & Archbishop Burke

We have another "wonderfully" inaccurate Letter to the Editor:
A long divorce

Archbishop Raymond Burke's divorce of St. Stanislaus has been going on for a year now.

I like the Rev. Marek Bozek's explanation of why he came to St. Stanislaus. He said he believes he was called by God to help the church in its journey to do God's will, so church members can be with Him in the next life. His statement captured my heart. What is the archbishop afraid of losing if he loses control of St. Stanislaus? I would hope he would embrace the principle of reconciliation. Since most divorces don't, I am skeptical.

John T. Tierney
St. Louis
It's mind boggling that so many persist in perpetuating such a myopic view of this tragedy. Why do so few seem to grasp the fact that it was a group of self-righteous individuals who "divorced" themselves from the Church? Does no one read anymore? Is the English language no longer understood?

Also, while Fr. Bozek may indeed believe he is being called by God to help those who choose to "divorce" themselves from the Church, he is blinded by his own pride. He is unable to properly discern God's will. If he were able to properly understand God's will for him, he would know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that obedience to his superiors is God's will for him. Having chosen darkness over the light, he can no longer see clearly. He has apparently chosen to help lead a dissenting faction away from our Lord.

We can only hope and pray that these lost ones may be reconciled before it is too late and the consequences of their actions are revealed to them for all eternity.


No comments: