The New York Times called for a bishop to resign in its op/ed pages today.
Investigations seem to be uncovering disturbing truths, let alone allegations.
A local bishop doesn't think he will resign, however.
Pressure on him presses on daily.
How can he endure the ache and push to surrender?
Some time ago, I called his office and wanted to ask this bishop to do a courageous thing.
His affect seemed flat.
I didn't have the heart to tell him then.
Weeks later, I called his office again asking his priest secretary to give him a message.
He replied that he would.
I trust he did.
Media is all abuzz about this story.
Honesty is the best policy. Whoever one is, she or he is set free by the truth.
In all humility, I know.
God is in all this always.
The bishop will do the right thing, I hope, sooner than later.
Let's pray he will as his parishioners applaud his accepting who their Shepherd is leading them.