Monday, November 21, 2005

B-16 Shows a Pattern

Many people in the US who read such drivel as US Catholic understand all too well why Benedict XVI has "helped" the Franciscans who administer Assisi:

Pope Benedict XVI has curbed the independence of Franciscan friars running the famed St. Francis Basilica in Assisi, decreeing they must now get permission for their activities from the local bishop.

Benedict's decision, announced Saturday, came after the outgoing bishop complained he had virtually no power over "autonomous enclaves" the Franciscans exercised over the basilica, its adjoining convent and a nearby church.

A couple of days ago, the Austrian Bishops. Now the "peacenik" Franciscans. There will be a Vegas line on Mahony or the Jebbies...

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