So serious are the problems, Bishop Schneider said in an interview last week, that this is the fourth great crisis in the history of the Church, comparable to the fourth-century Arian heresy in which a large part of the Church hierarchy was implicated.
If you have not heard of the Soviet-born bishop, you will. The sincere, scholarly clergyman is auxiliary bishop of the distant Archdiocese of St Mary in Astana, Kazakhstan. But this month he has received a rock star welcome from congregations across the country on his tour of England and he has embraced cyberspace to put over a trenchant, traditional defence of the Church. “Thanks be to God, the internet exists,” he said. More >
DD's Dicta :- ) \\ Not much to say here - read the article. I tend to agree very much with Bishop Schneider's sentiments and believe we are in a very real crisis of faith in the Church, not to mention the radical, secular humanism and dictatorship of relativism we are facing in the world. What is needed at this time is prayer, penance and a recommitment to holiness. By focusing on being faithful in our daily duties, prayers and service, we can become saints and transform the world around us according to God's mysterious will. Deeper devotion to Eucharist is indispensable for this. Peace+ DDG