Monday, August 26, 2019

Silence in Scranton

A reader tells me that the secular media in Scranton has made absolutely no mention of the Msgr. Rossi scandal.

IMHO, here are the reasons why:

  • There has been no "official" statement regarding Msgr. Rossi from either Washington or Scranton.  Yes, a one page note was released but it was not on letterhead or placed on the various websites.  Therefore, they can say that it is not official.
  • They have no problem with a priest who violates his vow of celibacy, especially if it is a homosexual relationship.
  • Who knows what the media offices have told, or not told, the secular media.

So, what an we do.

First, pray.

Second, withhold funds from your Diocese.  How do you do that? 

  1. If you feel that you must give, give let's say $10 or so per week in the collection, to pay for the lights, a/c, etc.   
  2. Do not give to any second collections, unless you know that it will not go the USCCB or Diocese.
  3. If you do not want to do either, but still want to support your parish, then send a check directly into the parish and specifically designate what it should pay for.  For example, you could pay for the hosts, the wine, candles, etc.  

The only way Bambi and The African Queen will get the message is if the $$$ dry up.


1 comment:

jmbutk said...

Or give your donations at Christmas and Easter. These are not yet taxed by the Archdiocese.