Exposing the Arsonists and Dousing their Fires!
Though while with the lay Review Board, appointed in Cleveland to drive out the foxes in the Henhouse,
we may only be exchanging wolves for foxes, we have a host of other critters setting fire to the Farm.
FutureChurch has grown significantly in size and influence and has gone from tramping all over the Catholic
faith and the wishes and directives of our Bishop to what amounts to torching the Church and its faith.
"No longer Christian," is how Call to Action summarized the consensus at the FutureChurch meeting in Solon, Ohio
in March. We have certainly reached a point where silence and inaction or willful ignorance on the part of the
faithful to this unfolding catastrophe is complicity to the moral and theological anarchy enveloping our Diocese.
The enemy among us, however, has never been silent or inactive.
- FutureChurch, the local Call to Action arm, now boasts of 1,600 parish based members from this Diocese.
- Many of these are nuns and religious including priests, who openly flaunt the position of the Church and our Bishop.
- They now have official contact persons in 52 of our parishes who are funneling into their parishes information on
FutureChurch and its agenda. This information is being posted on church bulletin boards and in Sunday bulletins.
- FutureChurch with an income of over $200,000 last year has just been granted $10,000 by the Congregation of
St. Joseph "to fund the implementation of its youth outreach initiatives by 'marketing' . . . resources to campus
ministers and teachers at Catholic high schools and colleges."
- FutureChurch supporters (under the name of Voice of the Faithful) are being appointed to the lay review board
that will hold significant influence (via the media) over which priests are removed, or whose reputations are simply destroyed.
There needs now to be a groundswell among priests, religious and laity all across the Diocese that will
effectively deal with FutureChurch and its blatantly Anti-Catholic agenda. Our Bishop's urgent and repeated
calls for lay involvement should be enough for the faithful to act. We do not need to judge this call, we need to
judge our lack of response to that call. Though the Bishop did not like our petition drive, in his letter of August 13, 2002
to Save Our Church he told us, "you are free to share your feelings."
We have picked up the fire hose and are ready
to expose the arsonists for who they really are. Your part is to aim this hose in the right direction! The Truth, with
Faith (in the purposes and help of Almighty God), Hope (certain confidence in winning) and LOVE (especially for the erring)
is imposible to defeat.