Nice the confluence of the study of Catholic lay independence from our hierarchy and the reaction to the Vatican document on economics.
As a long-time observer of Catholics, especially the internet brand, it’s all too predictable. Catholics, bishops and laity alike, are human beings. When unenlightened, they are liable to the same blind spots as anyone else. People look for a ready excuse to go their own way. In other words, they make the decision they want, then alter the current around them to justify what they say or do.
But really: where else can an observer of people be so entertained? You know the social and moral wreckage is coming. The only novelty is where the debris will land this time. Archbishops Chaput, Dolan, et al. want to be relevant. But let’s face it: they are not.
By the way, blogging will continue to be light for the next few days. I seem to have landed the flu, either from my shot or from my family. When in the full upright position, light-headedness ensues. So I think it’s time for a nap.