Wednesday, October 19, 2005

The Bishop is NOT God!

A most interesting argument:

The Catholic faithful should not have to depend on the managerial and leadership skills of a particular bishop nor have to guess at his orthodoxy. Neither should they have to put up with priests and pastors whose personal adherence to the liturgical law depends on whether the bishop is cracking down on them.

It's actually part of an argument advanced 'in the negative' from another blog, and is a compelling argument to delete the "Ordinary's escape clauses" from the GIRM. While Bettinelli does not say so, the argument is equally valid with regard to "Bishops' Conference Escape Clauses." After all, she's either a Universal Church or not...

Read more here.

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