Over at Whispers, Rocco has a comment from a bishop, who chose to remain anonymous, that explains just how angry the other bishops are at Cardinal Rigali. Why, oh why, can bishops not speak up, on the record, and say such things that are so obvious to the rest of the planet? I am delighted that this bishop thinks what he does, but until we crack through the culture that says a bishop cannot speak the truth plainly just because the truth might cause a brother bishop, and an influential cardinal, to take offense, we will be strengthening a sick culture that cannot bear the truth.
The truth does not offend. Cardinal Rigali offends.