Talking tough to the Russian Orthodox
In last week's National Catholic Reporter, John Allen outdoes himself. His column is always worth reading; his sources in Rome are excellent, and he doesn't let his opinions interfere with his strong factual reporting.
It isn't often that you find someone at the Vatican who will speak bluntly-- perhaps too bluntly-- about a very sensitive issue. Allen has done that.
Father Robert Taft, SJ, isn't always right about relations between the Holy See and the Eastern churches. But he certainly does know his stuff, and he doesn't shrink from controversy. Click here and scroll down for a real treat.
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Feb. 12, 2004 10:44 AM ET USA
I certainly enjoyed Fr. Taft's comments. He's refreshingly up front. Wouldn't it be nice if our bishops were like that with pro-abortion politicians and the implementation of Ex Corde Ecclessiae? Maybe then we could get a lot farther in evangelizing the culture.
Posted by: extremeCatholic -
Feb. 12, 2004 8:55 AM ET USA
We cannot negotiate with those who say, “What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is negotiable." -- John Kennedy on American-Russian dialog over the status of Berlin in 1961.
Posted by: -
Feb. 12, 2004 8:14 AM ET USA
Is Father Taft American by any chance? I wonder how long before he gets transferred.
Posted by: Pseudodionysius -
Feb. 11, 2004 11:04 PM ET USA
I don't know if I agree with him or not but he is certainly an entertaining read.