Many years ago, when I was younger and only a little bit bitter and twisted (at least compared to now) I went to see a bishop.
(It was a different chap from the one there now, and a different diocese from the one in which I now live).
I had some concerns about Catholic education in a Catholic School my daughters were at. One of the issues I mentioned was that they were not even taught about the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays (this seemed fairly basic to me, if one is to teach anything about Catholicism to anyone...)
The bishop responded that the schools could not teach about the Sunday obligation, as some children's parents might not go to Mass on Sundays, and that would make the children think they were doing something wrong.
I think that was when I started to worry seriously about our bishops...
Just follow that line of reasoning down any of the interesting avenues it opens up... See what I mean?
Equivocate, that's the word I was searching for.
Now what recently could have brought that to mind?
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