Do you see the damage disobedience can do? It can lead to more sins. This whole fiasco surrounding Father John Wadeson started with a disobedient priest who leaked out information from a closed meeting. This one action led to a chain of events that hurt an innocent priest and many others. This act of disobedience is an act of betrayal. By leaking out this information, it has caused distrust among the clergy. With this inability to trust, it becomes more challenging to come back to the table for more discussions. There is fear and insecurity. Priests would be worried as to whether their conversations are being recorded to be published in the jungle.
One priest (Father John Wadeson) expressed his disappointment in an email to his brothers about the leaked information. Toward the end of his email, he reminded his brothers that the real enemy is Satan, not each other. Unfortunately, this email was also leaked to the jungle where it was misconstrued. The owner of the jungle misconstrued Father John's email by thinking that Father John was calling him (Tim Rohr) "Satan." How in the world the owner of the jungle managed to think that is beyond me when in the first place, that email was not even addressed to him.
Thinking that he was called "Satan", brings anger (another sin). Then comes revenge (another sin). From there, everything went downhill. Other sins such as denial and blame start to appear. So, this whole fiasco started with the disobedience and betrayal of one priest. Whoever this "Judas Iscariot" is, I hope he repents and change his ways.
I call him "Judas Iscariot" because Judas Iscariot was the betrayer. Judas' crime was worse than the Roman soldiers who nailed Christ to the cross. Why? Because the soldiers who nailed Christ to the cross were only following orders and did not know Him. Judas Iscariot, on the other hand, knew Christ because as an Apostle he lived and ate with Him.
Disobedience causes division since the beginning. It separates angel from God and man from God. Lucifer was cast out of Heaven, becoming separated from God through his disobedience. Lucifer (which means "morning star" or "light bringing") is well known as Satan (a name associated with "plotter") is the enemy of both God and man. Adam and Eve were cast out of the Garden of Eden becoming separated from God through their sin of disobedience.
Obedience, on the other hand, brings harmony. In the human family, when children obey their parents there is harmony. How much more true this would be in God's family when priests obey their Archbishop.