And You Wonder Why We Still Need Exorcists
The recent Catholic conference on exorcism got a lot of press, mostly in the form of ridicule.
Then today we have this:
BALTIMORE — In an upset, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan elected president today of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, defeating a vice president who had been widely expected to win the job.
It is the first time since the 1960s that a sitting vice president was on the ballot for president and lost. It follows protests by some conservative Catholics against the vice president, Tucson Bishop Gerald Kicanas. ….
Kicanas has not denied Communion to any Catholic politicians and rejected calls to punish the president of the University of Notre Dame for honoring President Barack Obama, who supports abortion rights. Kicanas instead urged bishops and Catholic university presidents to start a discussion about their differences.
Partly because of Kicanas’ approach, he was pilloried in the days leading up to the vote by right-wing Catholic bloggers, who urged readers to send protest faxes and leave messages for bishops at the hotel where they are meeting.
Wow, if ever there was a need for exorcism to drive out evil, here it is. Dolan may not be a bad person but the people who orchestrated this campaign are pure evil.
Ecclesia Catholica pistricem transiluitne?