Thursday, December 28, 2006

Another Exercise in Futility by CTA

From The National Catholic Distorter, one reads:
Nicole Sotelo, codirector of national Call to Action, said her organization intends to mount a letter-writing campaign to Lincoln, Neb., Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz, with copies to Bishop William Skylstad, bishop of Spokane, Wash., and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The letters will protest Bruskewitz's refusal to comply with the bishops' conference policies on child abuse by clergy, she said. Asked about the timing of the campaign, just after an announcement that the Vatican has upheld the excommunication of the Lincoln chapter of Call to Action, she said it would counter Bruskewitz’s "attempts to silence" the organization. "Justice cannot be silenced," she said.

Diogenes has a report on this called "Bruskewitz besieged!" which deserves a few minutes of your time.

For those who have the stomach to read the CTA Press Release, it is here (PDF File). It says, in part:
“Bishop Bruskewitz may try to excommunicate our Nebraska members, but he cannot excommunicate our efforts for justice,” says Rachel Pokora, President of CTA/Nebraska. “We want our daughters to be able to be altar girls and we want to protect the children in our diocese in the wake of the sexual abuse revelations...The bishop has excommunicated us for simply wanting justice in our diocese.”

Uhhhh, no, that's not the reason, Rachel dear...Justice demands that CTA and others who reject the teachings of the Church receive the medicinal treatment of excommunication...

Nicole Sotelo, CTA/USA Co-Director and Media Coordinator [states:] “Does this mean that any Catholic is at risk of excommunication when they disagree with their bishop or Catholic teaching? What about the more than 90% of US Catholics who disagree with the Vatican’s stance on birth control? What about the two-thirds of US Catholics who desire women’s ordination?

Clearly then, these people have rejected aspects of the faith - they embrace heresy instead ... Are they Catholic? Probably not...

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