There have been so many times recently when I’ve “had no words” in the negative sense of that expression. This piece by Bishop Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City has left me wordless in grateful awe.
Among many amazing lines, these might be my favorite:
There doesn’t have to be a formal and long, drawn out investigation for a bishop to exercise a little compunction and concern for the well-being of the whole Church. An independent and transparent investigation is all the more necessary when culpable hierarchs exhibit an incapacity to do the right thing on their own. The laity are the only ones who can keep the hierarchy accountable and get us out of the mess we bishops got ourselves into.
HE GETS IT. God bless you, Bishop McKnight!!