Blame it on the Boss in Roma

Bully pulpit takes on a new meaning

Hey, Boss in Roma – you are not the boss of me

Blame it on the Boss in Roma

I’m not leaving…I’m not listening…I’m going to my church – it doesn’t belong to Pope Benedict and the Old Boys in Red Hats.

I have my beliefs, my faith and

They Can’t Take that Away From Me

#@!#

Brian Cahill, former executive director of San Francisco Catholic Charities, writes in his San Francisco Chronicle  column:

…It is becoming increasingly obvious to many Catholics that these “men only” club members are not in control, are not relevant and have lost their moral authority.

Those of us who stay in the church, in spite of the arrogance, disrespect, paternalism and hypocrisy, do so because these bishops do not get in the way of our relationship with God and our ability to pray and worship.

When we get angry and frustrated, as we often do, we can call upon the words of the great Catholic theologian Hans Kung, who wrote, “As members of this community, we ourselves are the Church, and should not confuse it with its machinery and administrators, still less leave the latter to shape the community.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/26/ED8C1O8BC6.DTL#ixzz1u89EdqQ9

Photo lifted from the New Yorker

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