How disingenuous! Does the chancery really take faithful Catholics to be naive simpletons? I've no doubt that one big reason behind their silence is that they hope McCarrick's removal will satisfy us and that they no longer have to worry about the consequences of their aiding and abetting McCarrick throughout the years. This is pure damage control.
For those of you who believe that the poor dears in the chancery simply didn't have enough time to craft a decent statement, may I present this open letter regarding the situation that was released by Bishop Michael Olson of the Diocese of Fort Worth (TX)? In all honesty, I've had issues with Olson in the past few years as the Texas bishops seemed hell-bent on electing RINOs to offices as opposed to real pro-life people, but I appreciate his alacrity in addressing his congregation about this matter. By contrast we see how disingenuous the DC chancery really is.
If the chancery thought their silence would cause our attention and resolve to dissipate, they are sorely mistaken. We are NOT going to relax our vigilance and we will NOT cease our prayers and actions until the vile cabal that aided and abetted McCarrick throughout the years is dismantled and those members be forced to atone for their own sins in this matter. Let's be clear that many of these are in the DC chancery, as well as the USCCB.
So what do we do? First, we make sure we ourselves pray and remain in the state of grace. Under no circumstances do we contemplate abandoning the Barque of Peter' that is the mortal sin of apostasy. But there are other actions we must take, and these actions are predicated on the understanding that these bishops only understand one language from us, and that language is money.
- We must cease contributing to any diocesan collections. That includes the Cardinal's Appeal. It means that we boycott the CCHD collection next week if we aren't already doing so. We should be boycotting it anyway, for those monies are used to fund various anti-God leftwing organizations. For those collection envelopes, my post from a few days ago had some suggested language. Alternatively, you might want to use the envelope stuffer at the bottom.
- The Archdiocese of Washington skims 10% off the regular weekly collection at Mass. Two collections are exempted from the assessment: Christmas and Easter. Consider cessation of the weekly donations and instead put those funds into the Christmas and/or Easter collection. While it's true that this might make for uneven cash flow, it will actually mean more money for the parish as they will keep 100% of it. Recall that McCarrick abused seminarians at his beach house. With what money was this beach house funded? Our donation dollars!
- For other localities, circumstances may vary, such as what collections are exempt, etc. Please do your own research and act accordingly.
We must financially starve these behemoths that condone and even facilitate such horrid crimes. As I've described above for the DC area, there are most likely ways to do so without detriment to decent parishes. Let's get going.
The envelope stuffer mentioned above: