prescription for the Church
By Diogenes (articles ) | Apr 28, 2005
James Carroll has written several books and countless Boston Globe columns attacking two targets: the Catholic Church and the US military. (Carroll was once a Paulist priest; his father was a general. Dr. Freud, call your office.) Carroll insists that he remains a Catholic, and merely wants reform in the Church. You know-- make it more appealling, more vibrant, etc.
And how would Carroll make Catholicism more attractive? A friend caught him in a TV interview by Bill Moyers, saying what he wanted for the Church after this pontificate:
I want a Gorbachev. I want someone who will do for the Catholic Church what Gorbachev did for Soviet Communism.Met any Soviet Communists lately?
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
Posted by: -
Apr. 29, 2005 12:37 PM ET USA
What a disgrace it must be to the illustrious Catholic memory of John Carroll.
Posted by: -
Apr. 28, 2005 1:10 PM ET USA
Matter of fact, I just heard Gorby speak at a National School Board Association meeting in San Diego a couple of weeks ago (I'm on our local school board). His presence and speech, such as they were, struck me as profoundly funny. One, he's certain to have received a whopping fee for his appearance, good capitalist that he now is, and two, the last I heard he was more interested in the re-education business. But that's politics for you.
Posted by: Pseudodionysius -
Apr. 28, 2005 10:00 AM ET USA
Only at Bezerkely.