|anselmusjmj commented on BISHOPS OF THE UNITED STATES, LISTEN UP!If we ever keep Canon Law again, Canon Law will keep us; It will keep us from division, disunity, and unholiness. As Aristotle said in Book 5 of his Nichomachean Ethics: “Justice and equity are neither absolutely identical nor generically different. … If they are different, either the just or the equitabe is not good; if both are good, they are the same thing. … For equity, while superior to one sort of justice, is itself just … Justice and equity are therefore the same thing, and both are good, though equity is the better. The source of the difficulty is that equity, though just, is not legal justice, but a rectification of legal justice. The reason for this is that law is always a general statement, yet there are cases where it is not possible to cover everything in a general statement.” There have been inequities in the Catholic Church, especially in the dealings of bishops against Mother Church’s priests, because of the disregard of Canon Law. The scandal of how bishops have mishandled and abused priests is even more scandalous than the sins of priests (the ones who are ACTUALLY guilty and not falsely accused.). Would that bishops around the world would follow Canon Law; Canon Law when properly enforced, is loving.
915 needs to be followed…by all Bishops.