Saturday, 24 November 2018
As the Dubia (Doubts) of the American Bishops emerge it is becoming clear that what they fear is not moral decay but loss of power and privilege.
What the Catholic Bishops are defending is the fear based control mechanism which keeps them on top.
Pope Francis has proposed a more open model of conscience which embraces the mercy and forgiveness of God.
The fact that the Bishops are objecting at all betrays the nature of their motivation.
This is Phariseism in the Church.
And we can do without it.
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