NCR on CPL
The National Catholic Reporter has just done a review of Catholics in Political Life. Unsurprisingly, they are dead wrong. They agree with me that CPL represents a defiant and courageous stand of the majority of the bishops against a minority intent on imposing its political agendas upon the episcopal body. But for them, the minority was the 'tiny' corner of those who 'want to use the Eucharist as a political football,' who meet 'behind closed doors' while plotting how to import the Vatican curial agenda upon the U.S. democratic Church. I agree with NCR that "common sense prevailed over the extreme views of a tiny minority," but in my view that tiny minority was represented by the Interim Reflections of the USCCB Task Force, whose proposal for an open communion table was rejected by the full body of bishops.
As usual, NCR is blinded by their own conspiracy-theorizing paranoia, seeing Vatican bureaucrats behind very bush, and utterly incapable of realizing that the U.S. bishops are not the progressive laissez-faire humanists NCR wants them to be. Wake up, numb-wits, it's not the 60s anymore, and the Church doesn't belong to you anymore.
# posted by Jamie : 3:27 PM