Card. George of Chicago offers observations about the present situation we face as a Church in the United States even as the President of the United States attacks the Church.
He first speaks about the “ad limina” visit he is making to Rome with other bishops and the sense of unity he has with them and with Peter. Then he says this:
Even in the midst of this strengthened unity, news of attempts to weaken the unity between the bishops and the faithful have been reported. This is the first time in the history of the United States that a presidential administration has purposely tried to interfere in the internal working of the Catholic Church, playing one group off against another for political gain. [Pitting the Catholic Health Association (willing accomplice) against the Catholic bishops.] What isn’t always understood is that the Bishops of the Church make no attempt to speak for all Catholics; they never have. The Bishops speak for the Catholic and apostolic faith, and those who hold that faith gather around them. Others disperse. That dynamic is clear in history and became clear also in the official visit to Rome that the Bishops of our region made this week.
Our visit has reminded us that the Church enjoys divine assistance even when she is being attacked. It was a timely visit.
Francis Cardinal George, OMI
He is, of course, speaking about the “Magisterium of Nuns” with their familiars and polymorphous manifestations, such as Sr. Keehan and the Catholic Health Association. They chose not to stand with the bishops. They stand with the President who attacks the Catholic Church.
The time will come when can. 915 is employed and the sooner the better.
“Sr. Keehan! Give back that pen!”