Dissident Irish priests must grapple with Church authority, Catholic writer argues
Catholic World News - April 20, 2012
Irish essayist David Quinn questions the future prospects of the dissident Association of Catholic Priests, wondering whether the group’s members will the authority of the Church magisterium.
“In the end, this is a debate about authority,” Quinn observes. The Association of Catholic Priests is unsatisfied with Church teachings, but the priests must confront the basic question: “Does the church have the authority to teach that certain things are true, or not?”
The Vatican has begun calling the leaders of the dissident priests’ group to accountability, Quinn notes. But “the silence of the Irish hierarchy is deafening.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($15,414 to go):
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!