October 24, 2012 John W John W's previous articles
Will Synod bit clericalism bullet?
While those in charge of the Barque of Peter continue their don't-rock-the-boat Synod in Rome this week, at the same time in Melbourne the most alarming information about deadly oil spills from the same Barque is emerging at the Victoria sex abuse inquiry
Theme in Rome: steady as she goes, all's well, no icebergs on the horizon, don't let burning issues get on the agenda
Theme in Melbourne: something's rotten in the state of Denmark
voices are calling out for people on the bridge to confront the
basic cause of the stench: clericalism
Cahill said the Church's "culture of caste clericalism" and its
pyramid structure rendered it incapable of the systemic reform needed. The
organisational culture was "verging on the pathological".
(in above link to Vic inquiry)
See also: Clericalism the greatest obstacle to evangelization
Synod itself is an exercise in clericalism.
How many lay people or nuns or brothers have made a presentation at the Synod? ( c.f. Address by one sister and Listen to the Laity)
In Italy the trial has begun of the cruise captain who let his ship run aground. In Hong Kong, two ferry captains whose boats collided killing 40 people have been arrested and will be put on trial
How much longer will the Vatican Crew continue to re-arrange deckchairs while the Titanic sinks?