Saturday, November 20, 2004

Do you think St. Basil the Great ever would have sat through a USCCB meeting?

I listened to some of the deliberations on EWTN radio today, and was immediately stultified. This is not to say that I am opposed to the bishops or their authority. But putting bishops in a room with a budget to administer will only bring out the worst characteristics of such men, rather than the best. It makes them look like a politburo, rather than successors to the apostles.

The USCCB ought to disband, or maybe just meet for a yearly retreat (which I think they are doing). But having a standing committee with a budget is a very bad idea. Shut it down. Use the money to save some parishes from being closed.

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