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Based on the 1965 Vatican II document:
DECREE ON THE APOSTOLATE OF THE LAITY, APOSTOLICAM ACTUOSITATEM- 24
whole article is about the hierarchy "keeping control" of the laity.
One can even sense a fear that the laity might "get out of control"
And this was written in 1965!
Today that fear is even greater
just the laity. Also the clergy and religious.
Must be "kept under control"
As must all Catholic institutions, great and small
relationship between leaders and followers in the Church
should be like that between parents and children.
The relationship between parents and children should be one of love and trust, not one of "keeping them under control".
c.f. St Paul: a "keeping under control" style of leadership breeds resentment and rebellion
Jesus, please help Church leaders to be loving and trusting !