Normally we post links to interesting articles on the Reader. Every once in a while I find an article that I think you absolutely must read and put it here on the main page.
Michael Brendan Douherty’s piece at “The Week” is one such piece. It puts so many of the currents in today’s Catholic debates into perspective and accurately perceives their weaknesses. I commented on Facebook simply the “I wish, I wish, I wish I wrote this.”
Give it a read and let me know what you think.
May 7, 2014 at 6:03 pm
I think those Catholic blogger, who go extreme in response to even mild criticism of something the Pope may have done, are themselves actually showing their insecurity to his actions. It's an attempt to stay away from the question of, "well if he is wrong about this, what else is he wrong about?"
In some regards, they are the flip side of the extreme group who couched every action of the Pope as proof of him being a heretic.
May 7, 2014 at 7:04 pm
May 7, 2014 at 7:05 pm
How about Orthodox Catholic versus Heterodox Catholic? The labels Conservative v Liberal was created to describe political-social views and not theological views.
May 8, 2014 at 5:09 am
Exactly. Defending the Pope and trying to reassure their readers that the Pope is not going to lead the Church into heresy is one thing, but the attacks on Francis' critics, notably by Mark Shea, do betray a certain insecurity and uncertainty that they seem to harbor in secret.