Thursday, May 24, 2012
Leaking systems seem to be part of Church life, reporting what Father said, even if it is totally distorted and out of context, or even in context but not weighed against a hundred other things he has also said, well, it is unpleasant, but it is life.
With any small group of people there is jockeying for position and intigue, it even happened amongst the disciples. Unfortunately it is the type of thing that puts off of Church life. I know priests who are the object of this and just opt out, or worst opt into something, in the past it used to be drink or golf, I am not quite sure what it is now, something to do with the net, maybe, or else the nice young priest becomes an obdurate dictators.
Some interesting stories have been coming from Rome about Vatican leaks, mainly to discredit the Secretary of State, shorthand presumably for weakening the Pope. What I found "intriguing" is that even Gregorian chant is bound up in the intrigue; the Secretariate of State versus the CDF, the Pope's man versus the Pope's principles.
The sad thing is that everyone involved in Church politicking most probably has very good reasons and might even be saintly but it is immensely damaging both to the Mission of the Church and to individuals. It is bad enough battling the forces of darkness outside the Church but it is the one's inside that takr up most energy.
Having said that, which taps has the super-dry Cardinal Sodano control of?
Posted by Fr Ray Blake