dancing in the end zone
Simply put, what Rome says no longer matters.
If Wall Street rules applied, the Catholic Church would today be filing for Chapter 11 protection while fending off an Anglican takeover bid — depending on your point of view, a delicious or ironic prospect.
The collapse of Christendom — the concept of a secular order based on Christian precepts — is now fully complete. So too is the triumph of modernity.
Writing about the storm of criticism loosed against the Church, Bacevich says that Easter Sunday was a "joyless occasion" this year. Yet the tone of his column is remarkably upbeat. The collapse of Church authority, he says, is "something that serious Catholics should relish." The Globe relishes it, anyway.
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