George Neumayr of The American Spectator on how the bishops created their problem with Kerry by failing to deal Catholic politicians correctly and firmly from the beginning.
“Few bishops followed the example of Archbishop Burke in St. Louis, and two who did were far less direct. A Catholic official familiar with the bishops’ thinking, who did not want to be identified, said after Archbishop Burke’s sanction: ‘Notice the resounding silence. I think many people would not consider that a pastoral way to approach somebody,’” reported the Times.
Here we go again: Whenever the bishops don’t want to confront a scandal, they call their passivity “pastoral.” For some reason they are proud of this “silence.” Haven’t they learned by now that passivity in the name of PR only leads to bad PR and silence only leads to scandal?