Go, and Die for your People
Stephen White, director of The Catholic Project at Catholic University, writes about the recent news about Bishop Hoeppner of Crookston, MN and former auxiliary Bishop Binzer of Cincinnati:
“The Church needs bishops, and our bishops aren’t interchangeable functionaries of Rome to be shuffled around on a whim. But are we really to believe that it is so vital to the mission of the Church and the edification of the People of God that virtually all of these men remain in public ministry? That these men are such irreplaceable ministers of the Gospel that the burden of scandal outweighed by the value of keeping them around? Are the graces won for the Church through a humble life of prayer and reparation so meager in comparison?”
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