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Assembly of U.S. Catholics Bishops Reveals
an Ugly, Incompetent Bureaucracy

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Posted By: MissMolly, 6/19/2019 4:53:28 AM

More than 200 men in black suits sit in a conference hall in a Baltimore hotel. On folding tables in front of them hundreds of pieces of paper are scattered and pitchers of water are placed at regular intervals. Two tables raised in the front are lined with people apparently in charge, each with a microphone. Everyone has a name tag, hung around his neck on a green lanyard. At a glance, you might think it’s a regional gathering of some professional association of paper salesmen, hotel managers, maybe even low-caliber lawyers. Only a careful look at their collars will show that these men are the apostolic shepherds,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: sparky joe 6/19/2019 6:38:59 AM (No. 101228)
There seems to be a whole lot of Ugly, Incompetent Bureaucracy being exposed lately
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Michaelus 6/19/2019 6:41:11 AM (No. 101229)
"I notice the name Jesus Christ hasn’t been mentioned in the course of this. . . ." Yup - that seems to be the problem.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: swarfer 6/19/2019 7:27:43 AM (No. 101257)
This is exactly how I perceive the USCCB. Creating committees and making pronouncements on popular secular political issues and virtually ignoring the faithful suffering under their leadership failures. Bishops should travel continuously to parishes, saying mass, administering the sacraments along with the parish priest and take council from the parishioners on how to solve social, political and Church problems. Recently at a luncheon get together after a Confirmation mass, no one bothered talked to the bishop except for myself and one or two others. He seems a strong personal leadership qualities but seemed to lack the savvy to diplomatically navigate complex social and political issues. His liberation theology laced homily probably didn't help. Parishioners are putting their faith in their parish priests whom they trust, not the bishops.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Strike3 6/19/2019 7:31:50 AM (No. 101261)
Like most organizations, the Catholic Church has been taken over by the the dark, the entitled and the evil.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: tisHimself 6/19/2019 7:49:59 AM (No. 101267)
They sent an intern with two years of college to watch few minutes on EWTN and offer an opinion piece. Way to lower the bar NR. The divisions among the USCCB and the allegiances of different factions is quite real.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: GO3 6/19/2019 8:31:41 AM (No. 101306)
IMO, the USCCB jumped the shark in the early 80s when they adopted the unilateral nuclear disarmament policy. Remarks by some radical left bishops about pronouncing military members as sinners for taking part in any activity supporting our nuclear arm left local priests and unit chaplains in the horrible position of trying to reconcile this behavior with supporting the military through spiritual care. In some cases the local clergy jumped on the bandwagon, and expanded this philosophy to anything military. How fitting the radical pederasts got caught and the leadership reduced to an "Office Space" bureaucracy.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX 6/19/2019 2:17:43 PM (No. 101602)
The bigger the bureaucracy, the more likely it is to be corrupted.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: PageTurner 6/19/2019 8:20:13 PM (No. 101871)
The writer is a bit overly harsh for the bishops having a tacky setting. Would he be happier if they paid for a lush luxury setting instead? He seems to suggest a monastery at the end, but maybe they didn't have the right sort of monastery for projectors and all that stuff, a cheesy hotel, whatever its unprettiness, has efficiencies for getting the bishops in there and out of there. There is a good detail about emphasizing chastity and Catholic teaching, which the writer notes went over the heads of the bureaucrats and that is important. (It always baffles me that with bishops so 'close' to illegals who come from catholic countries their biggest advocates, that illegals have the highest out of wedlock birth rates. That's some teaching on chastity those guys are doing. Apparently, nobody even tries). Same deal for the church, and it was creepy that one bishop wanted everyone to go easy about sex between 'consenting adults.' They're out there. They walk among us.
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