Monday 22 January 2018

Catholic Church is now a failed entity

I refer to your editorial comment relating to child sexual abuse and the pieces by John Cooney, Bruce Arnold and Matthew Day on the same subject (December 21).

Pope Benedict's remarks were scandalous and reflect the mindset of many senior churchmen and theologians who are cocooned from real life.

However, the Pope was speaking in a personal capacity as a theologian, and we know that a great deal of Roman Catholic theology is unconnected to the immutable doctrine; for example Limbo and clerical celibacy, which are positions adopted by the church and which can be overturned.

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