Thursday 8 December 2016

Church must come back down to earth

Published 10/01/2011 | 05:00

The publication of the new Catholic directory (Irish Independent, January 6) feels like a breath of very fresh air. At last, the leaders of the Catholic Church are listening.

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At the heart of what is a genuine attempt to connect with those who have lost faith in the church is a realisation by the bishops that they are fallible and that the laity are no longer gullible. This has to be a promising beginning to 2011.

The new directory is the first genuine attempt to come to grips with the yawning gap between what the laity and the leaders of the church perceive as the Christian faith.

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