Current happenings . . .

November 2, 2012 at 12:51 1 comment

I am a bit disturbed by some of the things going on in the Church these days.

Yesterday I listened to an hour long BBC program about Father Brian D’Arcy, an Irish priest under censure by the Vatican for saying and writing things the Vatican does not like. He raised an interesting point: can he stay a priest and still speak the truth? He says his concerns are not with the fundamental de fide doctrines of the church, but with other things, such as the handling of the abuse crisis and the church not reaching the folks or meeting their needs.

More along these lines at      

With the national elections next week, a number of bishops have publicly and in varying ways and degrees basically told their people how and for whom to vote. Some have gone so far as to threaten folks with the loss of their immortal soul. The bemoan what they call an anti-catholic atmosphere and the loss of religious freedom. IMHO, the loss of anyones immortal has nothing to do with all this. The real threat is the bishops’ perceived loss of their own power.


Entry filed under: Catholic, Church Leadership, Current Church, Disobedient priests, Forbidden topics, Priest, Schism.

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  • 1. a voice from the rustbelt  |  November 3, 2012 at 01:25

    Hell-o, i read it on your other site.
    Yes, and double yes. I am e-mailing the essay. It is most excellent.


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