Timeo peritos et dona ferentes
By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 11, 2003
Phil, regarding your post below, perhaps the bishops are issuing a series of fun books for kids called Where's Weigel? -- the aim being to spot an unapologetic Catholic against the background of uniform bernardinism.
The presence at the meeting of St. Petersburg Bishop Robert "Do I wish I didn't feel his biceps?" Lynch speaks volumes about the earnestness of the effort at reform.
"These were very important people getting together and thinking about how we can shape the church for the future," said one of the very important people, Monika Hellwig of Georgetown University. As far as the term is applicable to a bureaucratic culture, these are the very persons who "shaped" the church of the present, at least in the U.S. I for one will treat their proposals with caution, and elbow-length rubber gloves.
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Jul. 11, 2003 9:51 AM ET USA
Hillaire Belloc wrote in 1929: the modern mind is dyed in the color of stupidity. And, that out of the slime of the modern mind the new paganism is born precocious and diseased. The primary characteristic of the modern mind is: it will not think. The one thing the Bishops meeting will not engage in is "thinking." They can't. Spiritual rebellion results in spiritual darkness and that darkness clouds the mind. This rebellion in rooted in arrested adolescent development-the idolatry of egoism.