Friday, February 18, 2011
IRISH CHURCH HAS TEN YEARS BEFORE THE EDGE
According to the Catholic Herald, as repeated by RealCatholicTV and Gloria.TV News, Cardinal O'Malley will convey to the Holy Father the message that the Irish Church has ten years before it "falls over the edge". Where does this assessment come from but the ACP, the Association of Catholic Priests. I am in the middle of drafting my own assessment of this association based on its published objectives. To me they are dissidents. I know some of its members and some of them I like and admire for their compassion and care even as I deeply oppose their beliefs and objectives. They do not represent me. I hope the Cardinal, whether he is sympathetic to them or not, is savvy enough to recognize their agenda and weighs his report accordingly. I hope to the bishops have, as the Spanish Americans say, 'cojones' (please forgive the crudity), and tell this bunch to 'shove it'. If they want women clergy and gay unions let them become Anglicans.