First, read this:
What is happening in the case of Mădălina Manole is a tragedy… it’s sad… it’s heartrending… but it’s how the Church acts in the case of suicides. There is no full burial service, but a priest DOES say prayers at the burial. I’d like you to recall a case that certain factions in the Church labelled a suicide… but they allowed a full funeral. I would say that the evidence would show that the person involved was NOT clinically depressed… indeed, they were pursuing legal redress with full vigour for what happened to them. One wonders… people do desperate things in extremis… and if some of the events surrounding this ordinary (and rather sane) individual were to “surface” in a court of law, it would be finis not only for certain highly-placed persons, but for certain institutions, as well (that is to say, the institution and the highly-placed persons were desperate, not the individual who was bringing the lawsuit against them). I would warn Metropolitan Hilarion Kapral against becoming too cosy with a certain organisation… they have a “past”, one that they are unrepentant about (and refuse to rectify)… after all, its head venerates “icons” of Dorothy Day and Francis of Assisi… and calls it “spiritual maturity” (and you join yourself to that if you support him publicly, sir).
By the way, one CAN raise questions if a matter remains unresolved… oh, the lawsuit? That disappeared… that’s why people are still whispering… I’m only saying openly what many are saying privately. Someone has to bell the cat…
Why must we live in such times? God DO help us all…
Friday 16 July 2010