Tuesday, September 30, 2014

It's Open Season

Since there are so few of them, the Vatican is making little effort to hide its contempt for Traditionally-minded bishops.  The latest target is Kansas City-St. Joseph's Robert Fiinn, who is under investigation by the Vatican.

While the secular media tries to paint Bishop Finn as someone who protected a child-molester, it doesn't take a genius to see what really irks the Vatican about this bishop:

•  He promotes Summorum Pontificum and regularly offers the Extraordinary Form of the Mass

•  He published a pastoral letter about the dangers of pornography

•  He has lifted new vocations to a 40-year high, packing his seminaries with 110 new seminarians

•  He has publicly warned Catholics that they cannot be Freemasons

•  He cleaned up the mess he inherited from his predecessor, "company man" Raymond Boland, by:

          •  Slashing funding for diocesan bureaucracies

          •  Revising the diocese's adult catechesis program

          •  Firing a lay chancellor and replacing him with a priest

          •  Ordering the editor of the diocesan paper to stop 
              publishing columns by dissident Richard McBrien

•  He took an oratory slated for demolition and transformed it into a thriving Latin Mass parish

•  He publicly prays rosary vigils in front of abortion clinics

Face it:  You would be hard-pressed to find more than a handful of American bishops willing to take such an uncompromising, fully Catholic stance as Bishop Finn.  And that's why, in the current regime, he has to go.  There is no room for solid Catholic bishops in the modern church.  The preferred bishop, sure to rise through the ranks to elector-cardinal, is the dissembling, effeminate administrator.

Take notice, all you traditionally minded bishops scattered in far-flung dioceses throughout the midwest and great plains:  The Vatican that appointed you is under new management and withdrawn its support.  Watch your step, as you could be next.