Thursday, February 19, 2009

When the scandal of corruption hits us...

Word is on the street that the LC and RC are in a bit of a meltdown/implosion.

Scandal is scandal, but how does one explain corrupt leadership to laymen as well as to clergy? Every police officer and judge and priest and all others see corruption in their orbit and it's tough and every corporate body suffers from it at times.

Here's what the Vatican Council said:

"For although the Catholic Church has been endowed with all divinely revealed truth and with all means of grace, her members fail to live by them with all the fervor they should. As a result, the radiance of the Church's face shines less brightly in the eyes of our separated brethren and of the world at large, and the growth of God's kingdom is retarded. Every Catholic must therefore aim at Christian perfection (cf. Jas. 1:4; Rom. 12:1-2) and, each according to his station, play his part so that the Church, which bears in her own body the humility and dying of Jesus (cf. 2 Cor. 4:10; Phil. 2:5-8), may daily be more purified and renewed, against the day when Christ will present her to Himself in all her glory, without spot or wrinkle (cf. Eph. 5:27)."

Vatican Council II: Decree on Ecumenism, number 4.

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