Saint Catherine of Siena, for the more curious among you.
[Or…because they got what they wanted… or are well on their way to getting it. There are plenty of people – laity and clergy alike – who are quite happy with the movement of the Church toward a phenomenalistic and personalist approach to theology and the liturgy.]
But they run like scared school children from rebellious priests and defiant religious. They bow down before the rapidly aging woman who is the real power behind the Catholic education office or the chancery department of this or that.
[Most priests hate to mess with the power structure of a parish, and they are probably wise to size things up for a while before making changes. But the changes in personnel never seem to come…unless it’s getting rid of the “divisive” ones (like me), who agitate for greater orthodoxy. The status quo is kept because of the fear that the money will walk away.]
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