George A. Sprecace M.D., J.D., F.A.C.P. and Allergy Associates of New London, P.C.
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WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE CATHOLIC CHURCH #221


MORE ON THE CRISIS OF THE CLERGY - NOT OF THE LAITY.
This is a distinction with a very important difference.
The crisis of the Clergy is the Disease.
The changes in the actions of the Laity are the symptoms.
And yet the Clergy - specifically the leadership, the Magisterium - is not addressing what I deeply believe is the pathophysiology of the Disease.
See two articles in the current edition of the National Catholic Register (Sept. 30 -  Oct. 13, 2018), clearly a reliable conservative voice of the Church.
•    "'Culture Of Predation' And Seminaries" (p3).
•    "Archbishop Ganswein: Current Crisis Is Catholic Church's Own 9/11" (p9).
The conservative Clergy leadership seems to assume the moral legitimacy and the eternal relevance to human beings of the Church prohibitions regarding celibacy and regarding a related sexual life for its Clergy - and even regarding the existence of a biologic basis for a condition of homosexuality. In its application to its Clergy and to its priests in formation, this seems to me analogous to denying the central role of Insulin in Diabetes Mellitus or of Coronary Artery Disease in Myocardial Infarctions. In my opinion, this is the Disease.The reaction of the Laity, the Body of the Church, is the symptom...ready to resolve when the disease is properly addressed.
And I still hope and pray for Pope Francis.

GS

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