Michael Sean Winters of the Fishwrap (aka National So… Schismatic Reporter) attacks bishops who uphold the Church’s moral teachings.
This time, even during the USCCB meeting, MSW took a shot at Archbishop Cordileone of San Francisco, who has been an outspoken defender of marriage … marriage which is between a man and a woman, not between two men.
If the bishops select Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, who chairs their ad hoc committee on the promotion and defense of marriage, they will be sending a clear message that they do not support the direction Pope Francis wants to take. If they are willing to send such a message, they will have decided to throw fuel on a fire that is already in danger of burning out of control. Casual talk about schism or about the fact, a false fact, that “there are two popes,” has already lit the flames. The bishops should be trying to douse those flames.
Get that? First, he smears Archbp. Cordileone and then says that a says that support for him is an act against Pope Francis.
But there’s more.
In the press there has been some discussion of the division that Pope Francis is clear creating in various Catholic communities. Some have wondered if there could be a schism if next year’s Synod and Pope Francis admit the civilly remarried to Communion and if they adopt language about homosexuality along the lines of that which was slipped into the Synod’s midterm report, but which didn’t reflect the thought of the Synod. But… notice what happened here. Whereas liberals were at first chortling about those zany trads, the idea of faithful Catholics even talking about schism, in the above MSW takes it pretty seriously:
“OMG OMG OMG! If the bishops pick Cordileone, the fires will rise, whole cities will burn and there’ll be SCHISM!”
[FAN FLUTTER, SWOON UPON FEINTING COUCH]
The Fishwrap ought know what schism is. They have been fomenting it for decades… with impunity.
The Left’s fear of Archbp. Cordileone prompts me to hope that he will be appointed to participate in the 2015 Synod.