Saturday, November 08, 2008

Catholic Bishops should resign

A headline on today's Catholic News & Herald about caused me to go through the roof: "Catholic leaders congratulate Obama, offer prayers for administration." These are the same conservative so- and-sos that told Catholic Americans in no uncertain terms that voting for Obama was tantamount to voting for Satan. And now you want to make nice? It's no wonder that the Catholic Church is losing followers faster than Wall Street is losing investors.

Well, you relics of a time long past, Catholic Americans voted their consciences like millions of other Americans and your unholy alliance with the Republican party did not turn the trick this year. In light of your irrelevance to our lives the proper thing to do would be to resign and promote moderate clergy to positions of power: OK, I know that's not how it works but I hope you at least feel bad about betraying the trust of the people of your respective dioceses. It's time for you to examine YOUR consciences and open your eyes to the big picture like the rest of us did. Perhaps, like McCain and Palin, it's time for you to go.

By the way, we're not going to forget this.