Broken Power.

I cannot believe the shit that is going down with the Catholic Hierarchy. Wow! I am so offended. A good friday sermon likening the treatment of the hierarchy by the press to antisemitism. Really? Really? Is their no acknowledgement of misconduct, of poor decisions! Is their not contrition or reconciliation with the thousands and thousands of people who have been abused by people in power? I cannot believe it! And the bishops defending Benedict make me angry as well. I believe that they are so concerned with staying in favor with Rome, or at least staying under the radar screen that no one is willing to speak for the poor! Speak for the victims! Speak for truth!

Has Pope Benedict's view of the world become so distorted? Certainly one of his major bents as as pontiff has been to critique secularism. Again and again his words declare the evils of secular society. I am not going to be a secularism cheerleader but nor will I say that secularism is all evil. I believe that good things emerge from secularism as well as religion.

Once again in the course of history the church leaders look more like Pharisees and Saducees than like Christ. So too the people- the real church- are left desperately needing the justice and resurrection that Christ surprised us with.

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  1. 過去的事早已消失,未來的更是渺不可知,只有現在是真實的..................................................

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  2. I don't know what the other commenter is (and unless you've learned to speak Chinese recently I'll go out on a limb and say you might not either). But I agree with you that this whole situation is simply troubling. I don't really know what to do or how to react. Granted that's partly because I haven't been following news too much, but I have students ask my opinion all the time and I never know what to say or how to react.

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