My Congresscritter Tim Ryan, and some others, seek to advise the Pope as to what he should do about the Holocaust-denying SSPX bishop (who has apologized). Fr. Zuhlsdorf nails it:
I wonder what their voting records are concerning abortion.
Uh, ya know, you’re in charge of making law for a country whose economy is falling apart. And while this is a lot less harmful than, say, voting for Obama’s stimulus plan, it’s still not part of your job, and you have no more standing in the matter than any other Catholic. So it’s out of loving concern for your souls that I tell you to STFU.
“If the pope wants to do some good for the Church, he should leave his job,” eminent liberal Catholic theologian Hermann Haering told the German daily Tageszeitung.
Haering seems to have confused the Church with a democracy. Elected officials resign their positions because they no longer have the support of their employer. The Pope is theoretically chosen by God Himself (through the Holy Spirit). Who, if He wanted a new Pope, could force Papa Ratzi’s resignation overnight, if you get my drift.
It’s simply amazing to me how many people cannot separate the issue of SSPX rehabilitation from the stupid ideas of ONE of the four bishops.