‘Public agitation for a canonical rebuke is likely to be counter-productive; unless accompanied by serious prayers and penances for its object, I would even call it hypocritical. Canonical rebukes are not to be exercises in triumphalism.’
Any sane first grade teacher knows that you can’t teach without public discipline. It’s so all the other kids watching realize that the issue at hand is a big deal, just like the teacher says. If all the teacher ever does is yell and scold, the student’s will come to realize that being bad isn’t really a big deal, what’s a little scolding?
Seems to me public discipline hasn’t been tried yet in the case of abortion, so many have been conditioned to think that despite the bishops scolding it must really not be too big a deal when you get right down to it.
Freegards, thanks for all the pings on FR
Update on Cuomo’s radical abortion agenda, in case you missed it: