Sunday, February 06, 2011

How does one define hypocrisy?

I can put forth the dictionary definition:

Hypocrisy is the act of persistently pretending to hold beliefs, opinions, virtues, feelings, qualities, or standards that one does not actually hold. Hypocrisy is thus a kind of lie.

Or, we can examine the life of hypocrite like Father Thomas Euteneuer.

A priest has admitted to a sexual indiscretion with a woman under his spiritual care during an exorcism.

Father Thomas Euteneuer made the confession after a wave of online debate about his sudden departure from his post of president of an anti-abortion group.

He abruptly departed the Human Life International in August of last year, and had maintained a silence over his reasons for stepping down ever since.

Priest, exorcist, leader of an anti-abortion group, and rock star of the catholic type. His name is dirt now. He’s admitted to his indiscretion. Satan must have made him do her.

He said he took 'full responsibility' for his 'weakness and sinful conduct'.

The admission only fanned the flames of the online debate.

HLI defended its silence over the scandal by quoting catechism 2489: 'No one is bound to reveal the truth to someone who does not have the right to know it'.

And now, coming to a catholic church near you…


Anonymous said...

On an unrelated note, based on the definition of hypocrisy, I am a closet atheist. I have still not come out of the closet to my parents and my in laws, moreover I live in a society that gives immense importance to the church. Hence I have to attend church and related activities. Would this make me a hypocrite?

Mojoey said...

I don't think so. This is more about values. Going to church is no evil, it's just what you do until you can move away from it.

Begonia said...

""Since the time of Rev. Euteneuer's resignation, the board subsequently learned of additional allegations in connection with his exorcism ministry," the Human Life International statement said. "

HLI says they aren't going to do anything about it because he is no longer employed by them

As we know of their "values" against a class action suit against them . . .HLI probably not notifying police there are multiple victims of serial rapist,0,3764390.story