If I were Cardinal Dolan, I'll tell you what I'd do. I'd hold an emergency synod and urge all the bishops and pastors and RCIA leaders to go out to their flocks and tell them, "Stop asking, 'What would Jesus do?'"
I'm not kidding, and I'm not making light out of serious matters. I genuinely wish that someone with some moral authority would tell all the laptop theologians in the world to knock it off. "What would Jesus do?" is not a question that ever sheds light, ever. It's a question that's used as a stick to beat someone into the proper kind of behavior. People never ask that question unless they think they already know the answer -- and the answer is generally, "He'd do the...READ MORE