March 05, 2013
"Poll Shows Disconnect Between U.S. Catholics and Church"
This is an informative news report--the occasion for thoughtful reflection. Here.
Posted by Michael Perry on March 5, 2013 at 08:00 PM | Permalink
The headline and article reflect a peculiar ecclesiology. "'The Church' is the People that God gathers in the whole world. She exists in local communities and is made real as a liturgical, above all a Eucharistic, assembly." (Catechism ¶ 752.) But the article and story equate "Church" with the ecclesiastical hierarchy. This equation privileges the aspects of the Church described in Chapter III of Lumen Gentium over those aspects of the Church described in Chapter II.
Posted by: Kevin C. Walsh | Mar 5, 2013 10:41:49 PM
well, in my opinion it is rather than to have a young pope.
Posted by: Beowulf Clusters | Mar 6, 2013 5:32:22 AM
This just in: Catholic Church not a democracy. New York Times appalled.
Posted by: Titus | Mar 6, 2013 9:09:42 AM
That which divides us from The Body of Christ, is that which keeps us from being in communion with The Body of Christ.
Posted by: N.D. | Mar 6, 2013 2:02:15 PM
I think they cannot separate all catholics because they are praying to one God.
Posted by: Wet and Wild Alaska Fishing | Apr 2, 2013 8:06:36 AM