"There’s another reason for working inside the system. Dostoevski said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution. To bring on this reformation requires that the organizer work inside the system."
You know how familiar that passive, non-challenging, defeated feeling is around here.
The author of the quote dedicated his book "Rules for Radicals" to Satan. That's Saul Alinsky, and his tactics are being used by radicals in the culture at large, as well as those within the Church. But once the truth comes to light things have a way of changing for the better.
Ben at Cleansing Fire wrote an on-fire post about St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry. The whole article is quotable. Read the whole thing here.
St. Bernard's website announces they are expanding into the Diocese of Syracuse. Prayers are in order.
There is also an interesting comment at the blog post "Abomination in All Saints Parish" that pertains to the happenings in our diocese and parishes. It starts off, "I returned to Saint Mary's after many years to be greeted with this bulletin article..."