Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Bishops Saluting Hitler?

by Steve Ray on October 21, 2020

296d0f65-89f9-4b96-a74c-5aac0699f457Yes, many bishops in the last century supported, saluted and remained silent in the face of the inhumanity perpetrated by Adolf Hitler.

And even now, there are bishops who support a political party who slaughters innocent babies and euthanasia.

(List of cardinals, bishops, priests who are warning Catholics about pro-abortion Biden-Harris ticket)

Sad to say but it is true. Cardinal Cupich of Chicago and Bishop McElroy of San Diego and others are publically downplaying the abortion issue, promoting the idea that abortion is NOT the premier issue of the upcoming election. Some are just silent. (I commend those who have come out strongly for the pro-life issue in this election.) Whose side are they on? What side would they have been on?

external-content.duckduckgoHere is an excellent article entitled “On the Nature of Complicity” which compares some of the bishops (and cardinals and priests) of today, with those who were complicit in Nazi Germany.

An excerpt of this excellent article in today’s The Catholic Thing: ”

If you imagine I am being too tough on these German bishops, then perhaps you should read the twenty-three-page report made public last May by Germany’s Council of Catholic Bishops in which they admitted “complicity” by their predecessors who did not do enough to oppose the rise of Nazi regime and its mistreatment of Jews.

In eighty or ninety years, will future U.S. bishops be submitting a similar document of their own, confessing the “complicity” of their predecessors who did not do enough to oppose the abortion regime?  Will Catholics of that time be as baffled about our present bishops and prominent Catholic politicians as we are about the accommodationist Catholics of Nazi Germany?

download (1)How could Catholics of that time have failed to understand the evil staring them in the face? And why did they “accommodate” a regime that had labeled Christianity, and Catholics in particular, as “enemies of the state”? 

Was it perhaps because so many leaders of the regime had been raised Catholic and some were still rosary-carrying church-goers?

Who, in retrospect, would not look back in shame at a German bishop who called questioning the Catholic commitments of Catholic Nazi leaders “offensive because they constitute an assault on the meaning of what it is to be Catholic.”

downloadBecause “being Catholic means loving the Church; being Catholic means participating in the sacramental life of the church; being a Catholic means trying to transform the world by the light of the Gospel”?

And yet those are the words of our own Bishop McElroy of San Diego about those who question Joe Biden’s Catholicism….

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1) US archbishop rebukes brother bishops for claiming abortion not ‘preeminent’ voting issue

2) If You are Catholic, You Simply Cannot Bote for Biden-Harris