On Saturday, Bishop Tobin of Providence, RI, reminded Catholics via Twitter not to participate in Gay Pride marches, which is about the most non-controversial thing a Catholic could say.
Yesterday, through an official diocesan statement, he apologized and was praying for their activities to be ‘productive’ (I doubt the chancery queens intended the irony).
Can there be any doubt why, with cowardly leaders like this, there is a vocations crisis? (Providence has just 12 seminarians in a diocese of 670,000 Catholics!! That’s a decline of 98% compared to 60 years ago, if you’re wondering).
What straight young man would look up from the pews and, gazing upon his Bishop, say to himself, “I want to learn what is right, and how to quickly apologize to the mob for saying it”.