Thursday, June 24, 2010
I am not sure traditional Catholics are any more open than their liberal brothers but I suppose that at least traddies know rather than invent the rules. As Belgium authorities are raiding archiepiscopal palaces - though the victims of incest can be overlooked in basements for years - and in England there seems yet another possible location for the Newman bbeatification whilst cost rise and even those of us most enthusiastic about the papal visit are beginning to wonder where the whole thing is being steered or whether it is being hi-jacked by those most antipathetic to the Holy Father.
The whole issue of scrutiny, of transparency, of accountability, even of the "active participation" seems to come to mind. "Saying the black and doing the red", not just in the liturgy but in life seems important. Holiness and transparency seem to go together, yet today's Church seems to be more about obfuscation, media manipulation, secrecy, cover-up, spin, unfortunately all that comes from the top.
Posted by Fr Ray Blake