Corperate structure in the Church bears rotten fruit.

I hadn’t comprehended the fact that the leaders of the Church treat the Church, more or less, like a giant conglomerate.  The bishops are operating in a business mode as managers.  I have written about that, (that’s why money and property matter more than the salvation of souls), but never really grasped the concept or meaning until now.  In the conglomerate’s institutional flow chart God should be the CEO and at the very top of the chart.  In the configuration we now have God doesn’t even make the chart.  (Maybe God is a victim of 9% unemployment.)  If God is absent in the dioceses of the Church then that could help explain the horrendous handling of this sex scandal and the focus on keeping a vice-grip on money.  How do we change this?  How do we stop the god-lip-service that has no real substance of prayer or holiness behind it that we are being fed?  All of the rest of us who are faithful, who try to love and follow God’s will in our lives, have to pick up the slack.  All of us are warned in the gospel that the fruit we bear in this life will reflect who we are.  There is some rotten fruit in the Church, (there always has been & the Church still survives).  We now have to stir up the audacity to demand that God be reinstated as CEO.

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About follow1in3

I am a Roman Catholic priest ordained for the Diocese of Wilmington, DE who is also a victim of clergy sexual abuse. I am often angered by the insensitiviy and hostility of other clergy, the hierarchy and the so-called people-of-God. If clergy, bishops included, really and truly understood abuse, (any kind of abuse), I would not feel the need to blog on occasion. It is very frustraing.
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