"With God and Jesus Christ excluded from political life,with authority derived not from God but from man,the very basis of that authority has been taken away,because the chief reason of the distinction between ruler and subject has been eliminated.The result is that human society is tottering to its fall, because it has no longer a secure and solid foundation." (Pope Pius XI in Quas Primas, December 11, 1925)
And so...David Warren writes the above in a recent article posted at The Catholic Thing this past weekend. Indeed, where are all the Bishops, united as one voice against the subversive, quasi-heretical (or even heretical, as in the pages of Amoris Laetitia) teachings, interviews, etc coming out of Rome. When there is glaring conflict between what has always been taught and what is now being promulgated - when there is glaring conflict between what has always been said by Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and Pope Francis (or Cardinals Kasper, Marx and Schönborn LLC), it has been left to the Sheep - many of whom are, in effect, Shepardless in their own diocese with only a BINO* for moral support - to sound the Moral trumpets that will, instead of tumbling down Jericho's walls, actually reinforce them. Michael Matt, Louis Verrecchio, John Vennari, Mundabor- these are just a sampling the sheep who are constantly warning - and many times even prophetically so - the Faithful of those dangers to the Faith that swirl and eddy around us almost constantly nowadays.
And so, David Warren rightly asks: "What is the use of Bishops?" It is more or less the same question I have asked many times before (here, here, here, here), but I have yet to discover the answer. Nor has Mr. Warren, apparently, but he, like many other Catholic writers and bloggers, does ask the right question.
Click on the quotes above or the link below and read for yourself and see if you don't agree: "What is the use of Bishops?"