Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Blaming Lost Sheep For Lousy Shepherds

"US CATHOLIC POLITICIANS CONFUSED ABOUT FAITH, BISHOP SAYS"

"Archbishop Jose Gomez of San Antonio, Texas said most Catholic politicians in the United States have fallen into "a distorted understanding of what their faith is."

I agree, but what did His Grace expect?

Although he doesn't mention it explicitly, Archbishop Gomez goes on to debunk Cardinal Bernardin's "Seamless Garment" metaphor.

Which raises the question, if most Catholic politicians are falling into a distorted understanding of the Faith, could it have anything to do with their bishops having themselves long-since fallen?

2 comments:

ben said...

Give Archbisop Gomez a break. He has only been in the episcopacy a few years, and he did some great work in Denver.

J D Carriere said...

I'm not slagging Gomez. Bishops who say things like he said are part of the solution. I only wish he'd pointed it out and carried his thought through to it's conclusion.