More on Rainbow Sash Gestapo
Where does the buck stop? No one wants to take the heat for turning away the RSG. Cardinal George says he was only following directives of the USCCB, but the USCCB says it was only following directives of Cardinal McCarrick, McCarrick says he was only following directives of his predecessor, and it doesn't matter anyway because McCarrick says the practice of denying communion is now "unwelcome in his diocese."
With regard to the first link, it turns out that Archbishop Flynn and others, who elected not to turn away the RSG, may be viewed with a little sympathy. They were apparently promised in writing that the group was "not in protest of the church's teachings." Obviously a lie, of course, but the bishops don't follow the blogosphere as closely as they should, or they'd know better.
UPDATE. Cardinal George pulls punches.
# posted by Jamie : 7:55 AM