A Duty to Protect

The Vatican’s chief prosecutor of sex abuse crimes said the church needs to do more to develop the process for punishing bishops who fail in their duty to protect children. U.S. Father Robert W. Oliver, promoter of justice in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, said the church does have “procedures to deal with bishops who are negligent in supervision. It is a crime.” However, he said more work needs to be done on the procedures. (Source)

OK. So let me get this straight:  The Vatican prosecutor wants bishops to be disciplined for failing in their duty to protect children, but for some reason few in the hierarchy today can apply the same principles to a case that is just as compelling.  The bishops have as much of a responsibility in their duty to protect the Eucharist from uncontestable defilement from obstinate (and most of them are, let’s not kid ourselves) pro-abort politicians, and yet where is the outrage there?  No where.  You get a tepid reaction, if you’re lucky.

I mean, seriously, if we really believe Jesus is really present in the Eucharist, what does this profanation say about our Faith?  I think logic tells us all that we need to know, and there’s no getting out of there, either.

Sorry, Jesus my Saviour and King, it looks like you’re a second-class citizen.

Here’s a lacuna for everyone:  if a priest or bishop spoke NOT ONE WORD in their whole ministry, but protected the Holy Eucharist from defilement and profanation, his would be the better road and we would all be blessed for it.

One gesture, your Grace, just place your anointed hand over the ciborium when they obstinately approach the altar. That’s it. Why is that so hard to do?  Do we fear man more than God?

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