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The Nearsighted Shepherd, Part 3

A Guide to Improving Shepherding Part 1 showed how the Bishops’ championing of Muslim migration and support of the foes of American democracy advance Political Correctness more than Gospel. Part 2 demonstrated that their...

The Nearsighted Shepherd- Part 2

Part I of this essay introduced the fable of the Nearsighted Shepherd and likened his situation to that of the Catholic Bishops (USCCB) whose attention has inexplicably wandered from tending their own flocks to tending Muslim...

The Nearsighted Shepherd

A Cautionary Fable Once upon a time, there was a nearsighted shepherd who mistook another flock for his own and began tending them. That flock’s shepherd at first felt offended, but then realized that if the other shepherd did his work, he...

Have the Shepherds Abandoned the Sheep?

The sheep and shepherds metaphor is a central one in Christianity. It is found in both the Old Testament and the New: “Like a shepherd He will tend His flock, (Isa. 40:11),” “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want . ...

Abusers, Enablers, and Jesus: Part 2

The two greatest Catholic sins of our time are the disgusting sexual abuse of our young people by priests and the reprehensible shielding of both crimes and perpetrators by many bishops and cardinals. Why, then, do I mention Jesus in the title? As a...

Abusers, Enablers, and Jesus

The story of Catholic priests and sex abuse is back in the news and it is no less painful for Catholics this time than it was the last. Some may be thinking, “There’s no point in visiting the same moral swamp again. There’s been too much revelation...

Catholic Prelates and Muslim Immigration

For almost two millennia, Christianity has survived innumerable challenges from without, including heresies, schisms and philosophical “isms,” as well as more than a few challenges from within. But the most dangerous challenge of all may be one that...

Immigration and the Catholic Bishops in the Trump Era

In the run-up to the 2016 Presidential election, there seemed to have been a lot of confusion about how Catholics were supposed to cast their votes in good conscience. The 2015 USCCB voter guide emphasizes the importance of life issues when...