Cool Chinese Catholics
Here's some authentic lay empowerment. We're not talking about some liberal parish in Massachussetts where the priest sleeps in on Sunday and an ex-nun does the communion service. These Chinese Catholics were physicallycut off from a priest, not to mention the universal Church, for 50 years, and flourished.
Of course, plenty of Catholics here would like to be cut off from the universal Church permanently, but that's another story. If they actually were, their faith would no doubt disintegrate into egotism and self-absorption in a week, rather than blossom forth in vibrant evangelization, new churches, and vocations.
# posted by Jamie : 8:29 AM