Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Pillar and Ground of Hypocrisy

     Fr. Stephen Freeman at "Glory to God for All Things" writes about the growing disconnect between the members of the Church and the teachings of the Church.  He sees the weak response to the scandals among the ordained clergy and hierarchy as more damaging than the scandalous behavior itself:

     I have heard this growing disconnect described as a break with the Church’s teaching. It is easy to point to the deposit of the faith (which is generally quite clear on matters of personal conduct) and demand that people accept the Church’s authoritative teaching. But the teaching office of the Church can never be restricted to the passing on of information. The teaching of the Church is either embodied or it is no teaching at all.

      Thoughtful, informative, and well written, read it here.    

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