Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Standing Up, Speaking Truth to Power

A writer wondered why Cathoic priests in Cleveland, Ohio didn't stand up to support city churches on the chopping block recently.

Why is that?

Perhaps the writer was unaware of those pastors who did speak truth to power, especially when some of those marked for merging or closure were financially viable.

Yet, louder thunderous support for parishioners losing their place of worship is a meritorious effort.

It seems that pastors wait and let their bishops speak not wanting to get in the fray.

Or, it could be that pastors don't feel they should speak up on issues close to their people.

What do they have to lose?

Clergy should be speaking up daily on issues affecting parishioners.

For sure.

The silence is sickening.

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