Monday, April 14, 2008

Pope should discuss abuse prevention through PROGRAMS? Come on.

Disappointing quote from Cardinal O'Malley today in the Globe:

O'Malley said he would like to hear the pope "express sorrow and regret to those who have suffered and to their families," and also to hear the pope discuss the church's efforts to prevent further abuse through programs.


How about a little something about holiness? About reverence for the Blessed Sacrament, for the liturgy, for the Church, for all of our brothers in Christ?

Here's the thing.

If we, all of us, simply follow the dictates of Christ, both scripturally and those handed down via Tradition through the Holy Catholic Church, we don't need any bleeping programs!

What we need is to listen to the Holy Father when he tells us to be holy. As Jesus tells us.

Programs. Sheesh.