There are some people in the laity that are acting very much like the bishops. When I say that I mean that they choose to be tone deaf and operate from that tone deaf consciousness. When children don’t want to hear something they put their fingers in there ears and keep repeating la, la, la, la, la, la loudly. Or you can use as your example the proverbial ostrich with its head in the sand. They are ways to avoid the current ugly reality of homosexual clergy abuse in the Church at this time.
This is the biggest scandal in our Church since the protestant reformation. As of today there are 10 states in the USA with attorney generals who want an investigation of diocese and or archdiocese to determine the extent of sexual abuse and cover-up in their states. TEN. Pennsylvania has already done an investigation, so make it 11.
What is it that a lot of bishops, archbishops and cardinal archbishops want? They want for everyone to stop talking about it so it will fade away and then they can get back to business as usual. Contrary to what Blaise Cardinal Cupich will tell anyone who will listen; immigration and climate change will never be more important than the homosexual predation by clergy in the Catholic Church. I am sure that the victims of such men are insulted by his saying so.
Some laity and bishops are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, “‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not weep.’ Since the clergy will not clean up this mess it is up to the laity. I take no comfort in people who do not listen, do not understand and do not grasp the gravity of this situation. They are singing one of Zion’s songs to their captures.
It has been suggested that people will stop going to church if this is talked about continuously. My response; SO. If you are not at mass for the body, blood, soul and divinity of Christ in the Eucharist then you are wasting your time and if you are there for the body, blood, soul and divinity of Christ in the Eucharist then you would never give that up.
Like every scandal that has ever engulphed the Church this one too will pass and like all the other scandals this one will not engulph the Church totally. Maybe this is God’s way to separate the chaff from the wheat. Move abusers around you are chaff. Sexually abuse others you are chaff. Habitually break your promise or vow of celibacy which implies chastity you are chaff. Leave the one true Church over this scandal or speaking about this scandal you are chaff. Chaff is gathered and burned. Don’t be chaff.