Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Father Z On Bishops as Culture Warriors

Michael Sean Winters has a piece at Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) in which he attacks both Bp. Robert Morlino of Madison (and the undersigned). MSW doesn’t like clerics who are “culture warriors”, you see. The Fishwrappers claim that “culture warriors” are no longer flavor of the month. Ptui! The fact they are trying to distract you from is that they are fully engaged in the culture wars, but for the Enemy. By railing against conservative culture warriors, they are indulging in bullying.

In any event, NSR thinks that Pope Francis doesn’t want bishops (or priests) to be culture warriors. They are therefore emboldened to declare war.

MSW is reacting to a piece at Real Clear Politics on Bp. Morlino, entitled “The Miracle of Madtown” (Madison… 77 square miles surrounded by reality) where we read of His Excellency:

When the good Bishop wakes up in the morning, he enters immediately into prayer “very aware that we’re in a culture war. I want the Lord to stir up the gifts of the Holy Spirit to fight the culture war.” But Pope Francis has encouraged Morlino to first “calmly and peacefully look Jesus in the eye and see what He’ll say. It makes a substantial difference for me.”
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