I loved the last part about “the Canadian bishops setting the table”. After all, they invited him to dinner. Now they have to serve him.
Now that Gravel is taking legal action through a defamation lawsuit, Bishop Gilles Lussier will have to make a public statement as to his position in regards to this matter. I’m not sure what the bishop is going to do, and I’m not sure what the other bishops are going to do.
But just like Obama is doing with the economic crisis in the U.S., there’s a good chance that they’ll punt the ball too.
“Well, uh, I can’t answer that question because it’s not in my jurisdiction.”
Either way, something is going to get decided with Fr. Gravel and the future of the Canadian episcopacy in this country. If Fr. Gravel is not severely sanctioned or even excommunicated, no one will take the bishops of this country seriously anymore. How can we?
No self-respecting father would let his children be devoured by wolves…and yet that is precisely what they would be allowing — if Gravel gets away with it as a Catholic priest.
In fact, why should we be surprised if nothing is done? This kind of dissent from Catholic teaching is standard operating procedure in the Church of the Winnipeg Statement.
The only difference now is that the progressives want to use the courts to force Catholics to keep quiet.
This all comes back to the Winnipeg Statement. That’s what this whole thing is ultimately about. We are reaping the destruction of what was sown back in 1968. And we will continue to reap it and rue it, until there is repentance.