Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Vatican instruction on parish life buries dream of lay-clerical co-responsibility by: Cameron Doody- A Backward Step to Father Knows Best- Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP


My Response: While the The Vatican is moving backward  to  a "Father knows best" model of parish life,  some Catholics are participating in  inclusive communities where priest and  people are co-responsible partners in proclaiming the gospel, celebrating sacraments and witnessing to social justice in our world.  Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP
  leadership in the face of the plunge in vocations."
"For the old signs the Congregation for the Clergy is pointing the Church to only lead to one place: right back to that “mere repetitive action” on the part of the Church “that fails to have an impact upon people’s concrete lives” and remains a “sterile attempt at survival” and is “usually welcomed by general indifference”. Or worse: the parish as “a useless structure out of touch with people or a self-absorbed group made up of a chosen few”, as Pope Francis warned in Evangelii Gaudium (28).

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