Friday, 19 February 2010

The pop star solution is just what they need

I see that Australia is likely to get a new pop star today (Australia's first saint a new era for nation's Catholics).  In true pop star tradition, I'm sure she'll provide many with a welcome distraction from reality

You have to wonder what dear old Mary would have to say about her church and her (at least) 117 brother priests who have been convicted of sentenced in Australian courts in Broken Rites cases in recent years.

Given what I understand about her committment to the poor and attitude towards the church power structure, I also wonder whether she would today agree with Anglican, Kenneth Leech's conclusions about the church:
“What matters most to the churches as institutions is adaptation to, and acceptance by, the power structures. They take seriously the words of Jesus, ‘You cannot serve God and Mammon’, and they have opted for Mammon.”

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