Rather than send my own post careening into a new topic, I brought a comment here in order to respond:
You can always count on the Bishops to cave to the politically correct mob (Not all, but most of them).
Then what good are they?
They have the same value as the GOP has for conservative citizens. Accordingly, the same solution applies: citizen-level revolt. Vote out the political hacks in the GOP, and become indignantly vocal in your church, elevating the issues through informed dissent. Confront the infidels directly.
Which is one of the chief problems with the Church of Rome. The Catholic Church has a top-down structure with no mechanism in place for bottom-up correction. Bishops are selected from the ranks of the priests by Archbishops and Cardinals making recommendation lists for the Pope, and then the Pope picking from the list in consultation with the Magisterium in the Vatican.
It may be that something good will happen before the looming calamity, but I don’t see it. The next Pope is going to be a more aggressive Leftist than Francis. This is assured because over half of the voting Cardinals are now Francis’s appointees. If so, then expect the next pope to select more openly apostate priests to elevate into bishoprics, and elevate the most ardent anti-Christian bishops into seats as cardinals.
The Church of Rome has no way to forestall this. Everyone can see it coming, but structurally the Catholic Church has no process by which faithful lay persons can halt or even slow down the race to the Left. It does no good for laypersons to “become indignantly vocal.”
A group of laymen can petition their bishop. If their bishop does not want to listen, their only recourse is to go over his head to seek out a Visitation, which is usually an adjutant bishop sent in to investigate the situation. Since the investigator gets selected by the Vatican, the fox is guarding the henhouse, and the cop on the beat is a weasel in cahoots with the fox. Unless the problem is garden-variety corruption such as mishandling funds, it is rare for a Visitation to grant a good outcome to a lay petition. Do not expect any correction for even outright heretical statements by a bishop. The Visitor will simply help the bishop to re-state his heretical stance using language that is suitably vague so as to obscure what is being said.
The decline of the Church of Rome has broad implications globally, and probably indicates the complete collapse of western civilization.
Catholic Ratburghers, is there any way to prevent disaster ?
Yes; this Lutheran is praying for the Church of Rome.
Lord, have Mercy.