I’m heading home after a maternal visit.
Alas I am reading the spittle flecked raving of a hysterical and, apparently psychic, Austen Ivereigh at Commonweal.
“None of this will bother Francis”! As if he has a clue about what bothers him or what he thinks.
He is doing his best to savage Card Sarah. To cover his own crazy leaps to conclusion before he ever read the book?
I have a long layover in ATL. Sigh. I’ll probably read more.
As it turned out, in the lounge between flights I read a little more of this dreadful and undignified piece and did some selective quotes and red ink.
It’s truly nasty.
I suspect the reaction of the papalotrous is partly due to their opposition not only to celibacy for priests but their opposition to any sort of sexual control. I can’t shake the suspicion that they think that if priestly celibacy isn’t take down, then it will be much harder to force a change to the CCC on homosexuality. They have to break it the nuptial connection of priest and Church in order to weaken the ends of marriage between one man and one woman. Communion for unrepentant adulterers was a step in the right direction when it comes to the nuptial character of Christ and the Church and the Eucharist. Now they have to bust the priesthood down too.
Does that sound right?
That, as I wait to take off.