Today I came across a video from Church Militant on removing bad bishops.
They excommunicate a man like Fr. Vaughn Treco for preaching the Truth but hide and promote every manner of deviant.
I recall, once upon a time at a seminary I knew well they replaced the Field Ed director with a parish priest embezzler who liked casinos. “What’s he going to teach blackjack? Bingo practicum?” was my comment at the time.
My old secular job was in personnel psychology and there is a lot of talk in that field about “validation”. Is your selection system doing the job it is meant to do?
In the institutional Church that answer is often NO! First off whether it be bishop appointments or field ed directors it is almost never a person’s virtue or spiritual qualities that is primarily considered. And this is the problem.
All of the baptized are called to be saints and that involves a process of spiritual maturity. But in leadership roles folks need to have certain qualities. What good is an advanced theology or canon law degree if you can’t handle the basic qualities and virtues of a good Catholic single layman? Let alone stand at the altar of God and offer the Holy Sacrifice? Do these folks not fear God?? Generally no. They think God is all earthly acceptance, inclusion, earthly love and butterflies.
God loves us- He desires our ultimate good, but that does not mean an affirmation or tolerance for our sin. We are called to live lives worthy of the Divine adoption as sons and daughters of God.
The understanding of His love is twisted by a world that has lost its way and a Church that has accommodated itself to the “prince of this world” not the King of Kings.
In nearly every diocese there is a truly holy priest or two or ten etc but whatever number, it’s a small % that are true believers and holy men of God. Those who the people should demand be made bishops. Whether the poor priest wants it or not. These are men who will shed their literal blood for the Cross if need be. They care not for pension, nor dental plan, nor accolades of this world. They shun the friendship of people in power who support abortion or deviance against the teaching of the Church. They FEAR God and pay Him the honor and conduct of life that He is DUE.
In the end God wins.