CNS has posted this video from a protest yesterday near the USCCB gathering in Baltimore:
As the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened a Day of Prayer at the Fall Bishops General Assembly Nov. 12, John McKeon was the first to walk a path along Aliceanna Street outside the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, just after 9 a.m.
Along with his wife, Karen Greklek, he made the journey from New York to show his concern with a simple poster board sign and matching pins that read “REPENT RESIGN.”
“I don’t think the church would miss a beat if they all resigned,” McKeon said, calling for a collective resignation similar to that of the bishops of Chile. “There are many ways to serve the Lord – they don’t have to be a bishop.”
Even if Pope Francis does not accept the resignations of every bishop, he said, the gesture would show remorse.
“I’m here because of my faith,” said McKeon, a parishioner of St. Mary-Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Mount Vernon, New York. “I want the Catholic Church to be what it should be, not what it is.”