The Silenced Salmagundi makes it clear

“Shut up” his bishop explained, in the spirit of openness that Dallas ushered in.

A rabbi I know once observed that God’s commands are given because we need to be reminded of certain things that are not natural for us. There is no command for parents to cuddle babies because that comes naturally. There is a command to honor your father and mother because there are days when this is the least natural thing in the world to do. This is one of those days for me. I salute the uniform. It’s awfully hard to respect the man. May you be honored by God, Bishop O’Donnell, and one day be transformed into a man worthy of that honor. And may it be through the intercession of St. Flannery O’Connor and the prayers of Fr. Bryce Sibley, through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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