Is Liberal Catholicism Dead?

May 4, 2008

Hope so!

Time Magazine’s commentary on Papal visit:

He may not have been thinking about it at the time, but Pope Benedict, in the course of his recent U.S. visit may have dealt a knockout blow to the liberal American Catholicism that has challenged Rome since the early 1960s. He did so by speaking frankly and forcefully of his “deep shame” during his meeting with victims of the Church’s sex-abuse scandal. By demonstrating that he “gets” this most visceral of issues, the pontiff may have successfully mollified a good many alienated believers — and in the process, neutralized the last great rallying point for what was once a feisty and optimistic style of progressivism.

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One Response to “Is Liberal Catholicism Dead?”

  1. Cody said

    Let us not get too over joyed. There is still a lot of work to do. Doing away with the “hook up”/casual sex culture is no small task itself!

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