Catholic Culture Trusted Commentary
Catholic Culture Trusted Commentary

All fluff, no stuff??

By Fr. Wilson ( articles ) | Oct 15, 2003

Well, the jury has to be out regarding the Anglican primates' meeting in London, because they are sequestered. But the primate of All Ireland, Robin Eames, gave a press conference which my friend David Virtue, the journalist, found chilling. Eames explained that the bishops were "sharing their stories" about how their different countries were dealing with the issues at hand. Like me, David got visions of newsprint up on walls, magic marker outlines of points, endless Liberal verbiage designed to hijack a meeting and disembowel it of any content.

[I'm reminded of the time we had a "community day" in the seminary, in response to a series of serious crises. We broke up into small groups. To share. But we were told that the "share structure" was to express everything in "wish statements," so you wouldn't say, "The food here stinks," but preface everything with, "What if..." So, of course, after ten minutes of this, I stood up and said, "What if we could just say what we were THINKING instead of using this convoluted verbiage," which apparently wasn't the proper use of the wish statement share structure, to judge from the reaction I got].

Anyway, I hope the apprehension David feels is proven wrong, as does he. These evangelical bishops have been such inspiring voices, I'd hate to see their witness undercut by the process fascisti. Here's David:

"LAMBETH PALACE-Initial reports out of the Lambeth primates meeting here in London are not encouraging for biblically orthodox Anglicans.

An impromptu, unscripted press conference held today on the grounds of Lambeth Palace by Irish Archbishop Robin Eames had all the earmarks of liberal manipulation and spin.

For those of us who have been around these kinds of meetings often enough, it would appear that the liberals have complete control of the process, and that, on the surface, process is replacing substance, and story telling that of serious theological reflection.

This is not new. It is the favored tactics of Western liberals and revisionists who want desperately to broker in homoerotic behavior into the church with complete disregard for Scripture, Tradition, reason and history.

Homosexuality is the poster behavior of a displaced gender identity; a bewildered, and some would say a fatal wound, that now exists in modern Western society.

On the surface it would seem that the elastic is being drawn to breaking point among the Primates in the desire to accommodate all points of view through the lens of cultural subjectivity.

Are we seeing, once again, the same manipulative techniques so familiar to those of us in the West when issues of serious substance are discussed and fobbed off by references to "culture" and "story- telling?"

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