Saturday 20 January 2018

It goes beyond 'imperfection'

FATHER Con McGillicuddy indicates how Cardinal Brady is "now being vilified for not being perfect" and how "Christ chose frail, imperfect human beings who would and could make mistakes from time to time" to preach his gospel (Letters, March 18). I agree with Fr McGillicuddy's assertion of the essential human imperfection of preachers of Christ's word, as reflective of humankind's imperfection.

However, I dismiss Fr McGillicuddy's portrayal of Cardinal Brady as imperfect as an excuse for the cardinal's inaction.

In which context and to what extent should imperfection be tolerated among "God's representatives" in the course of their ecclesiastical duties?

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