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Bring 'Occupy Wall Street' tactics to church, theologian suggests

Catholic World News - October 10, 2011

Tom Beaudoin, a Fordham theology professor and contributor to the America magazine site, suggests that dissident Catholics should mirror the tactics of the "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrators.

"This could be the Catholic version of the Arab Spring, to combat the long Catholic winter," writes Beaudoin--who seems to view the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon in an entirely positive light. He believes that the New York demonstration may "embody visions of a possible future that influence the larger social imagination," and opines that protests can "become like religious ritual."

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  • Posted by: unum - Oct. 11, 2011 8:56 AM ET USA

    It sounds like Fordham could use a little 'Occupy Wall Street' to improve the quality of the faculty at this "Catholic" university. I know several grads who are ashamed to admit they are from Fordham since the takeover by Catholic progressives and the adoption of a liberal political agenda instead of Catholic teaching.

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Oct. 10, 2011 11:04 PM ET USA

    I how old is Beaudoin? Can he not think of a better way to push his agenda that a media-fest sit in? The Church is flawed,because humans are involved. But it seems to me that the Holy Spirit is still guiding her. Nothing good comes from secular media attention on the axe-grinding individuals. How about Eucharistic Adoration,too mundane?

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