And just as I was — for a split second — feeling kind of sorry for the Canadian bishops. If this is not a story that makes the Holy Spirit say, “What fer, Dronebuster? You were on the right track“, I don’t know what does.
The reality here, folks, is what it has always been. Until the bishops of this country get on their knees and beg for forgiveness from Almighty God for their decades-long betrayal, nothing is going to change in Canada. The battle that we face is not political or social or even moral. It’s spiritual — at least at its foundation.
I remember asking one prominent Canadian bishop to support the Humanae Vitae Conference we held back in 2006. He told me and my partner who were organizing it: “You cannot say anything about the Winnipeg Statement.”
And there you are, folks.
2018 will mark the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, and also the 50th anniversary of its treacherous betrayal by the Canadian Bishops.
You might have some platitude in recognition of Humanae Vitae’s anniversary, but it will be crickets where the Winnipeg Statement is concerned. Guar-onteed.
It will take another 50 years before all of the rot in the episcopacy is completely cleaned out in this country, and then, just maybe we can finally take down abortion.
Until then, it’s tragic shame will be a blight on this country and the Church in it. For shame. For shame.