Personally, I need to get beyond something, beyond my disappointment with a prelate who could, but will not, help a certain apostolate with which I am involved. I have a dread fear that he is in the hands of lawyers and businessmen. In this fact alone do we see proof that the enemies of the Church have won. They have made us trade holiness for prudence.
These days the life of a devout laymen is one of disappointment, if he expects any apostolic help from the one place where he would naturally expect it. I imagine that it's always been this way, or almost always.
- Bishops must promote the work of evangelization as if threats of bankruptcy were not there.
- Lay people must divert more of their money to apostolates independent of the episcopal corporation.
- Dying churches must be closed down with gay abandon.
- The church must break its affiliation with institutions that have lost their way.
- Priests must confine their services to the committed - not marry or baptize those who do not fulfill the precepts of the Church.
- More and more lay-apostolates must rise up to fill in the vacuum left by the diocesan church.