Monday, May 3, 2010

This observation captured my attention...

From an essay by John F. Kavanaugh, S.J., Deeds, Not Words (America, May 3, 2010):

"Our problem is not that we are 'too Catholic' or 'not Catholic enough.' The question for us is whether we believe in Christ, without whom all of our hierarchy, sacraments, laws and traditions are emptiness."


  1. Wow.

    I am not even sure where to begin. The comments were interesting and have left me pondering a church that punishes the women religious, excommunicates Fr. Roy Bourgeois, ignores the canonization of Oscrar Romero and Miguel Pro but has been slow to deal with Maciel and company and continues to ignore, with impunity, Cardinal Law.

  2. Yes, do I believe? and if I do believe in Christ, am I an admirer or a follower?

  3. I believe that believing Jesus was/is the Christ, means believing what he taught (and did) was true and right and the standard against which we must measure man-made social institutions. And I so wish I could say any of what's going on is mind-boggling but it is not -- to this sociologist. I'm deeply committed to recognizing the difference between church and faith.


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