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Another Time, Another Place

By Dr. Jeff Mirus (bio - articles - email) | Jun 07, 2012

Count on Catholic World News and CatholicCulture.org for some of the greatest journalistic writing on the planet. Consider the close of today’s story, Australian bishop who called for discussion of women’s ordination resigns:

In 2010, Bishop Power called for “total systematic reform” of the Church, including a reconsideration of “the authoritarian nature of the Church, compulsory celibacy for the clergy, the participation of women in the Church, the teaching on sexuality in all aspects.” He has also called for an open discussion of women's ordination.
The archdiocese has announced a schedule of farewell Masses, teas, and other gatherings in the weeks ahead.

There was a time when these circumstances would have prompted the announcement of trial, defrocking and excommunication. Or perhaps even inquisition, imprisonment and torture. But now? Tea.

The rhetorical juxtaposition between cause and effect in this story is absolutely brilliant.

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