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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Maureen Dowd on the current Catholic church

I’m not much of a Maureen Dowd fan, but her column on the current state of the Catholic church makes too much sense not to recommend.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/07/opinion/07dowd.html?src=me&ref=homepage

 

Nominally she’s quoting her brother here, but Maureen’s column is Maureen’s column and I’ll give her full credit.

“Vatican II liberalized rules but left the most outdated one: celibacy. That vow was put in place originally because the church did not want heirs making claims on money and land. But it ended up shrinking the priest pool and producing the wrong kind of candidates — drawing men confused about their sexuality who put our children in harm’s way.

“The church is dying from a thousand cuts. Its cover-up has cost a fortune and been a betrayal worthy of Judas.”