Tuesday, November 13, 2007

"Call to Action" turned away at bishops' meeting

LINCOLN, Neb. - A group critical of the Lincoln Diocese for being the only one in the nation not to participate in a sex abuse survey said it was turned away Monday when it tried to hand-deliver petitions to bishops from across the country.

The Catholic reformist group Call to Action instead planned to use a person not known as a member of the group to sneak roughly 1,000 petitions into the hotel where the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops was meeting in Baltimore, said a member of the group.

"It's been very discouraging to us that our own bishops won't meet with us," said Call to Action national organizer Nicole Sotelo, who was in Baltimore.
Only those who have no qualms by wasting time would meet with such a group. What could a member of this group possibly bring to a discussion?

A spokesman for the Lincoln Diocese called the attempt in Baltimore a publicity stunt, saying that the group's motivation is not protecting children, but attacking Lincoln Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz...
By their "fruits" will you know them... Why are they complaining (besides that being all they can do):

The Lincoln Diocese was the only one of 195 nationwide that refused last year to conduct the sex abuse audit...

It is also the only one in the country that does not allow women and girls to assist priests during Mass or serve at the altar...

But their hatred and rebellion runs deeper than this - and the media doesn't seem to pick it up...

About a dozen members of various groups calling for reforms to prevent sexual abuse tried to enter the Baltimore hotel where the bishops were meeting, according to Rachel Pokora, who tried to enter and is president of the Nebraska chapter of Call to Action.
So all of the malcontents are prohibited from disrupting the meeting? How did that ever happen? Are these the cheerleaders for rogue bishops?

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