Tuesday 16 January 2018

Unthinking obedience to Rome will not save the Church

We have over-defined God, leaving little to the imagination. The key question is not so much about what to believe but about what to do. Frank McGrath

• Now that the Eucharistic Congress is over, where do we go from here? I assume we turn our attention to the radical reformation of the Catholic Church in Ireland that the Archbishop of Dublin has often called for. Sadly, it could become a forlorn hope as the Vatican is intent on stamping on the slightest sign of imaginative leadership.

What is continually debilitating is the tendency of Rome to equate the critical voice with dissent, with an over-emphasis on the Church's teaching as if it had nothing to learn.

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