Saturday, August 29, 2009

Giselle is Nonplussed

Giselle is stunned,

and rcisnotmylife needs a drink.

"Part three of the RI Catholic series has hit the mailboxes and the Bishop of Providence has nothing but supportive -- nay, glowing -- remarks about Regnum Christi. It's hard to make clear how long and very very positive this entire segment is..."

Welcome to the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island.


Anonymous said...

I am disappointed but not surprised by this at all. Get ready for more of the same. The Legion still has PLENTY of friends in church hierarchy, and as they start to feel the heat more, they will start calling in the troops for support.

If they can get enough of the hierarchy to send out glowing reports, it will be that much harder for Benedict to be able to do much about LC/RC. Remember how his hands were tied back in the 90s? Well, this is LC's effort to make sure his hands are tied yet again.

It will be very confusing for the faithful if Benedict lowers the boom on LC after bishops, archbishops, cardinals, etc, have been praising them to high heaven.

This is one of the reasons I don't expect a suppression at all. The Vatican wants to present a united front.

Anonymous said...

How do you know what the Vatican wants? Please inform us.
All I can say is that it's terribly bad policiy and shows they are completely clueless. At this point, any show of support will just attract more attention to their scandals. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Ooops, sorry......really, I am not THAT self-important. I should have prefaced that with "I think".

I don't pretend to KNOW what the Vatican wants.

I'm simply saying that I think this is all part of the LC strategy, and it's a strategy that has worked quite well for them for 65 years. So I won't be surprised to see more hierarchy coming out and extolling the virtues of LC/RC.

No need to be rude.

Anonymous said...

Rude? In what way?
The strategy has worked fine for 65 years because most people, within the organisation as well as outside, were unaware that their famed founder was a child molester, a fraud and a criminal. Might be slightly different now, methinks.

Anonymous said...

I hope you are right.

I was referring to your sarcasm regarding my "knowledge" of what the Vatican wants. I guess I just assume that people realize all comments in comboxes are opinions of the poster, nothing more.

We'll see just how much a difference public knowledge of the fraud of the founder really makes when it comes to final disposition of the LC. I'd like to see major changes. But it won't surprise me at all if business pretty much proceeds as usual, with just enough lip-service given to "reformation" to keep the Vatican happy.