"Every kingdom divided against itself shall be brought to desolation"
Some are still wanting our Bishops to speak out vociferously against the continued attacks by the State on our children and elderly. Some have started petitions, some have signed them...
Indeed it is hard not to want our Bishops in E & W to have the media savvy wit, the hard hitting authority and the downright awesome pastoral skills of American Archbishops like Chaput and Dolan. We forget that in America, free speech is still allowed and enjoyed, and the country as a whole still speaks the language of Christian morality. We forget they can be patriotic and still speak up. We live in half cocked, smug, Whig experiment which is smelling more and more like a police state.
Has it not occurred to anyone else that our Bishops simply can't speak up as we would desire they did?
If they spoke they would have to do so from the standpoint of our truth being one truth among many, and our Jesus, being one cool guru among many. Our Bishops simply can't speak from that standpoint and be true to our Faith. They cannot say the Government is wrong AND give the real reasons why they are wrong. Maybe it is prudent they remained silent.
We have to face facts, moral relativism will lead to our persecution. Catholic individuals will make some great sacrifices, Catholics will suffer in Blighty, perhaps "live blogging the Apocalypse" should be a tag line for all British Catholic blogs and not just Orwell's Picnic.
Keep praying for our Bishops, stop ridiculing them, we need them, and they need us to be united, prayerful and respectful.