Catholic Culture Dedication
Catholic Culture Dedication


By Diogenes ( articles ) | Mar 23, 2008

"Bravo" says a Boston Globe reviewer in his drive-by review of Phil Lawler's book, The Faithful Departed.

Now to be perfectly honest, if you trouble yourself to read the whole thing, you might question whether "bravo" captures the essence of the review. Indeed you might wonder whether your Uncle Di even read the whole thing. Fair enough. But then I wonder whether the Globe reviewer read Phil's book, so I guess we're even.

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  • Posted by: robertcampbell_78332 - Oct. 23, 2009 8:01 PM ET USA

    The Catholic Church is and always has been a church of and for sinners! Christ Himself in answer to some Pharisees stated 'a person who is well does not need a physician' and 'I was not sent to heal the righteous'. How sad it is though when one we have come to trust is exposed as a Judas. Archbishop Mancini, in his letter to the faithful of Nova Scotia said, "Leadership among the people of God is not about power, but about caring" This statement should be read and reread by all the clergy.

  • Posted by: - Oct. 19, 2009 1:52 PM ET USA

    It will never end but it is really to be expected. After all even Jesus picked a traitor to be one of his apostles.If he can do that then popes can also do the same.

  • Posted by: adamah - Oct. 19, 2009 12:44 PM ET USA

    The problems with deviants like Lahey is that they seem incapable of accepting responsibility for their actions. It will take an act of God to reach him. Let us all pray that this happens, since God wishes not the death of a sinner.