Thursday, May 25, 2006

Is Legion Comparing the Pope to Pilate?

Recent claims that Father Marcial is accepting his sentence in silence like "Jesus" risk the comparison that the Church is persecuting Father and that the pope unjustly condemning an innocent man. This seems to fly in the face of the agreement that Father Marcial entered into with the Vatican. The Legion has prided itself with unswavering loyalty to the pope and in this situation are presented with an equally difficult situation of choosing to elevate their founder and implicate the pope in some kangaroo court act or accept the decision of the pontiff and remain silent about the founder as to whether he is innocent or not (and in acceptance of Jesus' command not to judge).
It is my hope that the many fine Legion priests that I have had the pleasure of meeting over the years will continue to side with the pope and leave to the Lord the judgment of their founder who like us all will one day stand at the judgment seat of God.