If the Church were merely a worldly institution, a club with rules and regulations, I’d be demanding all the money I’ve given, all the time, all the work paid back with interest for the abject failure of so many over so many years, to recognize evil must be opposed. I’d be screaming and suing to run the whole thing to the ground leaving not even dirt alone, for holding the laity to a standard they ignored themselves. People who followed the church and gave willingly, lovingly, earnestly of their time and treasure, who obeyed the rules to the letter and beyond, if this were merely a worldly thing, are the greatest suckers in a sad long history of suckers.
No. You are not yet. You are no where near as sad or as angry as you need to be about this, because you still know, if we want the Eucharist, we can go no where else. We’re stuck knowing the sacraments are here, knowing Jesus is here, and knowing, everything else is also still here.
Howling at God seems stupid. Howling about how these people pretended they weren’t sinning, even as they created rules and rubrics and made us get finger printed and hear lessons about proper behavior, is infuriating. We weren’t the source of the problem. I don't howl at God because I'm fairly certain God didn’t like this state of affairs either.
However, you will hear me howl. “A Wizard should know better!” Going to war seems like a viable option, even feeling as I do, like a very little hobbit with a very tiny rock. I admit, I want to throw my rock.
Please, be priests of courage. Please, even if you've stumbled up to now, because you are men who loved God, who still love God, who want to serve God, act now. Root it out.