Sunday, February 20, 2011

Diddums: Jesuit Cries Crocodile Tears at Tablet

Waaah, I want my ++Martini:

Worship and power

There are also serious questions about how authority is being exercised... But in both cases authority has dealt high-handedly and secretively with the sacred, the intimate, the vulnerable. High officialdom has been evasive; lesser authority has tacitly colluded...
... But "abusive" would not be too strong a word to describe the exercise of authority here.
...How are responsible Catholics to cope? The standard answer to that question is: "trust the authority of the Church's office-holders; give them the benefit of the doubt; make the best of the situation."...
...Pope Benedict himself acknowledged the difficulties ahead, and pointed to the need for both sensitivity and catechesis in implementing the change, given that "many will find it hard to adjust to unfamiliar texts after nearly 40 years".

Ignis Ardens: Diddums

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