It’s okay to have Communists pick and consecrate pro-abortion Communists as Bishops, and it’s okay to have heretics, pedophiles and pederast Bishops consecrate heretics, pedophiles and pederasts as Bishops, but if a Catholic Bishop consecrates Catholic priests as Bishops without permission, well, forget the good of souls, that’s like, um, you know, schism and stuff.
#StrainingAtGnats #SSPX #Canon1324 #Canon970 #Canon967
Shocking, but not surprising. (If you are surprised, it’s a sign you’ve been deluding yourself). FWIW: Wearing a collar doesn’t make you Catholic.
But besides being patronizing, the Vatican’s statement is a gross distortion of the situation. It portrays the Gards as acting alongside the doctors, but subject to outside manipulation. The Gards are resisting the doctors. The Gards are not facing “their decisions.” They are facing authorities that have overridden them. The good bishop writes that the Gards “must be heard and respected, but they too must be helped to understand the unique difficulty of their situation.” The people “helping” them to understand are speaking in the euphemisms of “death with dignity.”