His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has landed in the US. This is a timely visit in many ways
The readings for last Sunday spoke of THE Good Shepherd, Christ, and how His sheep need to hear his voice, lest they be lead astray by others who are merely trying to steal the sheep. The energetic, appreciative crowds that line the streets to see and hear Pope Benedict shows that the US is hungry and thirsty for the words of Christ through His Vicar.
However, we still experience concern with some of the choices made by the Archdiocese of Portland in the people they hire and the organizations they elevate and follow. These issues have been directed to the Archdiocese of Portland, directly to the Archbishop and Mary Jo Tully from me and others with no action taken to change them. These are very serious issues that need to be addressed.
The Catechism teaches, "Anyone who uses the power at his disposal in such a way that it leads others to do wrong becomes guilty of scandal and responsible for the evil that he has directly or indirectly encouraged."(#2287)