"Calling a council to reform or update the church implicitly accuses those in charge of having failed in leadership, of having failed, in this case, by their very style of leadership. They had remained attached to an autocratic hierarchy commanding exclusively from the top down, a model bequeathed them by Europe's toppled monarchies and shattered empires, an image for the Catholic church transferred nostalgically from the Papal States of the past."
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Teaser ~ A Long Way from Tipperary
Today's teaser comes from page 75 of John Dominic Crossan's memoir, A Long Way from Tipperary (2000), which is subtitled "What a Former Irish Monk Discovered in His Search for the Truth."