Friday, July 14, 2006

Disgraced Bishop Grahmann To Offer Resignation

The Diocese of Dallas Bishop Charles Grahmann will offer his mandatory resignation tomorrow when he turns 75 years of age. If Pope Benedict XVI accepts the bishops resignation, it will end a sorry saga of homosexual predators abusing young men and boys that was covered up by Bishop Grahmann.
"In the 1997 civil trial of Rudolph Kos, who molested altar boys at three Dallas parishes, a Dallas County jury decided that Grahmann and other church officials were "grossly negligent" and tried to cover up the abuse in its aftermath."
The article from the Dallas Morning News reported that the diocese has grown from 230,000 in 1990 to about 1 million today. Just goes to show you that a successful diocese is not measured by growth in numbers but in growth in quality of members. This can be measured by the number of vocations as well as the growth of lay movements-- outside of participating in Mass. Just because an archdiocese has shown growth in the past doesn't necessarily mean that the archbishop is successful. Liturgical abuse can be rampant throughout the archdiocese and there can been a drop in vocations as well. Nonetheless, Bishop Grahmann will soon be gone and a new, and hopefully a devotional orthodox disciplinarian bishop will soon rise to the Diocese of Dallas. For more on this article click here.


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