July 14, 2010
The old adage tells us that silence is golden. But that is far from the truth when this silence results in the promulgation of sin.
Phoenix, Arizona's Bishop Thomas Olmstead recently wrote a column http://www.catholicsun.org/bishop/2010/061710.html on the subject of how scandal negatively affects others. He writes, "The divorce between faith and life is one of the 'scandals' specifically mentioned by the Second Vatican Council. In the Constitution on the Church in the Contemporary World (Gaudium et spes, #43), we read, 'One of the gravest errors of our time is the dichotomy between the faith which many profess and the practice of their daily lives.'"