27 April, 2010

Catholic Church needs total reform - Eureka Street

An interesting perspective from an unexpected source! An Australian Roman Catholic Bishop calls for a sweeping review of the structures and cultures of the Church to eliminate the distortion of practice caused by an abuse of power.

Catholic Church needs total reform - Eureka Street

2 comments:

  1. Much of what he says makes some sense. The Catholic Church is always in need of reform... it's a bit of a truism. However the notion that the Catholic Church can and ought to conform with contemporary progress, liberalism, and civilization is a bit suspect. Indeed, the Church is called to stand in opposition to the culture, not slavishly following it.

    Let us not forget whose Church it is. It might be more useful to remake the Church in his image instead of our own.

    Moreover, many of the reforms the bishop proposes have already been adopted in other churches. It might be useful to look at them.

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  2. "Let us not forget whose Church it is. It might be more useful to remake the Church in his image instead of our own."

    But...if, as you claim, you are made "in his image," then is not his image the same as your own?

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