Monday, May 27, 2013
I would love to be able to keep up this blog. I have very little time though. I could suggest subjects and hope they are interesting enough for folks to use the combox for. Unfortunately, I can't write any long articles myself.
If anyone has articles to post, let me know... I would be happy to place them here.
By SHARON OTTERMAN
Monday, March 12, 2012
Take time to read this fine article in the March 12th edition of the National Catholic Reporter:
"Vatican II priests still embrace Council's model despite reversals" by Dan Morris-Young.
It troubles me a lot that Church is again returning to its authoritarian rigidity as seen in the 1940's-195o's...
Take a look and respond...
“In many ways things have reverted to the authoritarian, hierarchical, institutional model. Things are much more top-down,” he explained. “Everything seems to come from Rome. Bishops are appointed without much consultation with bishops of the region. There is a kind of emphasis on orthodoxy and fidelity and the magisterium and loyalty to the Holy Father that is the same as before the council.”
There has been a return to “rigidity” and an emphasis on “people measuring up to the church rather than the church ministering to people,” said Lombardi, who headed the Santa Rosa diocese’s clergy education office for 16 years. “At times I have seen good people suffer because of that rigidity.”
This quote comes from a fine article in the March 12th issue of the National Catholic Reporter: