“Priests who see insults offered to God and remain silent are called by Isaias ‘mute dogs.’ But to these mute dogs shall be imputed all the sins that they could have- but have not – prevented…. Hence, St. Leo adds: ‘The priest who does not withdraw another from error proves that he is himself involved in it.'” (St. Alphonsus De Liguori)
“The words of the Bible and of the Church fathers rang in my ears, those sharp condemnations of shepherds who are like mute dogs; in order to avoid conflicts, they let the poison spread. Peace is not the first civic duty, and a bishop whose only concern is not to have any problems and to gloss over as many conflicts as possible is an image I find repulsive.” (Pope Benedict XVI, 1997)
Listen HERE to one priest choosing to no longer be a Mute Dog.
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR PRIESTS AND BISHOPS TO NO LONGER BE MUTE DOGS!!!