The US Bishops begin their annual November meeting today in Baltimore.
There will be protesters around the meeting, as there should be. Some, seemingly within the USCCB itself, have tried to paint these protesters in advance as violent. I don’t think they will be and shame on those who painted them that way without sufficient evidence.
Anyway, their collective Excellencies will meet and talk, sometimes with cameras on, sometimes off.
Do we really believe they will do something about The Present Crisis?
It think it may be up to us – up to you and me.
Fast and pray.
The FSSP parish in Baltimore have the right idea. They have scheduled special Masses and Adoraton during the bishops’ meeting. THAT’s how it is done. This will help those who go there to protest and it will help the bishops. I hope the bishops took note that this is a TRADITIONAL parish. I wonder if any other parish did anything even remotely like what the Baltimore FSSP parish did.
Watch the stream live: HERE
I tuned in to the live stream only to hear the Nuncio denouncing “clericalism” and praising the new ratio for formation of seminarians.
So, there were a couple of speeches this morning. Now the bishops have a day of prayer, with opportunities for confession. There is a Blessed Sacrament Chapel and reliquary chapel.
Card. DiNardo said that they were instructed by Rome not to take any votes concerning accountability of bishops! Instead they are to wait until after the February conflab.
So… why are they there again?